Muscatine County Iowa
Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.
Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 682
JAMES H. ADY, far., Sec. 11; P. O. Atalissa; son of Joshua and Rachel Ady; born March 12, 1825, in Harrison Co., Ohio; parents moved to Belmont Co. in 1844. Married there to Miss Sarah Gregg, Jan 2. 1851; she was born Jan 23, 1824, in the same county; the following spring, emigrated to Muscatine Co.; entered his present farm of 160 acres, which now adjoins the town of Atalissa, and is valued at $45 per acre. The town was laid out in the fall of 1855 by Capt. Lundy and John P. Cook, of Davenport, the railroad being completed and the first passenger-train run through to Iowa City Jan.1, 1856. Mr. Ady's father is still living in Atalissa, in his 81st year; his mother died in March, 1853. Their children are--- Maria, Hillis J., and Laura L.; lost one son--- Gregg. Republican.
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