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 625
JOHN BARNARD, horticulturist, Sec. 28; was born in Wheeling, Va., June 6, 1826 in 1844, went to Zanesville, Ohio, and engaged in fruit-raising and nursery business; he removed to this county and settled where he now resides. He married in Zanesville, Ohio, in October, 1847, Miss Rebecca Rupp; they have six children--William, Thomas, Edward, Albert, Lilly, Mary, John C. E. V. Mr. Barnard owns 280 acres of land on Sec. 28, Town 77, located on the Iowa City Road, and within five minutes drive of Muscatine; it is finely improved--40 acres of orchard, 8 acres of small fruits. Mr. Barnard acted with the old Whig party; on its decline became a Republican; members of the Baptist Church.
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