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 689
CHARLES BARNES, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. West Liberty; son of Enos and Charlotte (Bagley) Barnes; was born in Knox Co., Ohio in 1831; came to Iowa in 1839, where he has since resided; improved the farm on which he now resides, consisting of 443 acres. Mr. B. married, in the fall of 1852, Miss Mary M., daughter of Adam Hemperley, a native of Pennsylvania; they have four children--- Iva Luella, Byron W., Chester H., and Harvey C. Mr. B. is a mechanic and plow maker, which occupation he followed for several years prior to engaging in farming. He is a member of the A.F. & A.M., and a stanch Republican.
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