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 683
D. G. BARKALOW, far., Sec. 13; owns 218 acres of land valued at $40 per acre; born Feb. 20, 1806, in Warren Co., Ohio. Married Catherine M. Beach, sister to Dr. Beach, of New York City, March 3, 1830; she was born March 12, 1809, in Fairfield Co., Conn., and died Jan. 7, 1851; again married, to Miss Susan Jackson, Dec. 10, 1854; she was born Feb. 11, 1816, in Fairfield Co., Conn.; in the spring of 1855, emigrated to Muscatine Co., locating upon the farm upon which he still lives; has seven children living by first wife--Lewis B., William P., Munson B., Elizabeth A., Benjamin F., Mary E., Sarah J.; lost six--Salina, Derrick G., Maria P., John H. and two infants not named; children by second wife---Nannie M. and Derrick G., 2d. Two of his sons served their country in the late rebellion---Munson B., in Co. G. of 35th I. V. I., and Benj F., in Co. G, of 2d I. V. C. Mr. B. has served his township as Trustee twelve years, and is a stanch Union man; Republican.
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