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 668

AMOS BARNARD, furniture and undertaking, Fourth street, corner of Cherry; residence, Seventh street; born in Washington Co., Ind., in 1833, and in June, 1847, with his parents, came to Iowa and settled in Muscatine, where his father, a wagon-maker, worked at his trade until 1848; he removed to what is now Wilton, and was employed in the erection of the first saw-mill erected in this part of the county; he afterward removed to Cedar Co., where he remained until his death. In 1860, Amos Barnard married Elizabeth, daughter of Elijah Martin (an early settler of this county); she was born in Ohio in 1840; they settled in Muscatine for a few years, and returned to Cedar Co. until 1876, when he came to Wilton and opened his present business, still retaining his farm in that county, consisting of 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; he also owns his residence and place of business; they have six children-------Dora F., Melinda J., Clara B., Anna, Annis and Elizabeth. Members of Grace Reformed Church. Has held various township and school offices; is a member of Wilton Lodge, No. 167, A. F. & A. M., also of No. 107, I. O. O. F.

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