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 663
G. ALLBEE, farmer and dealer in stock, Sec. 34; P. O. Pleasant Prairie; born in Windham Co., Vt., April 27, 1822. Married, on Jan. 29, 1844, Miss Eliza M. Allbee; born in Windsor Co., Vt., Feb.2, 1828; moved to Davenport in 1855, where Mr. A. worked on the first bridge that was built across the Mississippi River, and Mrs. Albee was the first woman that crossed that bridge in 1856; Mr. A. removed to Muscatine Co., and settled in Montpelier Tp.; in March, 1857, removed to where he now resides; they have six children---three sons and three daughters--- Calista, Elbert A., George W., Leslie, Eliza M., Theda, and two deceased---Eleazer and Arizina. Mr. A. has improved 240 acres in the county, and owns 597 1/2 acres. Politics, Democrat.
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