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 633
JOEL BARNARD, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Muscatine; born in York State April 20, 1809; went to Washington Co., Ind., with his parents in 18--, where he was united in marriage to Miss Malvina Bogal in 1832; born in Virginia April 16, 1810; removed to Muscatine Co. in 1843; have seven children--Rural, Andrew, Sarelda, Ruth, Levi, Polly and Bathia.
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