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 656
THOMAS AGAR, Sec. 10; P. O. Fairport; was born in Linconshire, England, in 1816, where he remained until he was about 32 years of age and received his education, and, in 1843, he married Miss Lucy Allsop, of Nottinghamshire, England, and, in 1848, sailed for the United States, landing in New York; remained for some fifteen or sixteen years; in the spring of 1864, they came to Iowa, settling in Muscatine Co., where they have since resided; they have four children living---Elizabeth E., H. W., A. E. and Lulie. In 1865, Mrs. A. died; Mr. A. again married---Miss S. G. Rowan, daughter of John A. Rowan of this county---in the fall of 1867; they have three children living---Albert S., Jennie and Tom. Mr. A. is by trade a cabinet maker, which trade he followed prior to coming to Iowa; since, has been farming, and has a fine farm of 150 acres. He is Independent in politics.
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