O'BANNON, William Dillard: William was born March 29, 1884, the son of Thomas H. and Mary Elizabeth Dillard O'Bannon. Thomas was born near Georgetown, Missouri March 10, 1850. He was the son of Allen and Mary Bird O'Bannon. Allen was born in Pettis County near the old town of Pinhook which no longer exists as a town. Mary Elizabeth Dillard was born in Cooper County, MO, a daughter of William and Nancy Virginia Hughes Dillard. William Dillard was born in Cooper County, MO. Nancy Virginia Hughes was a native of Tennessee and came, with her parents, to Pettis County in 1830. Thomas and Mary Elizabeth O'Bannon were the parents of: William Dillard, Mary Ann, Allen, Nancy Lucinda who married Willis Barnes Combs, and Elizabeth who married Claude Wilkerson. By a former marriage, Thomas was the father of two sons: Fred W. and Thomas F. William Dillard O'Bannon married Miss Margaret Elaine May on November 20, 1907. She was the daughter of William May of Knob Noster, Missouri.

Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)
Submitter: Robin Helman