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
FRANKLIN BARNES, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. West Liberty; was born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1833; in 1839, with his parents, removed to Muscatine, Iowa, where he has since resided. Mr. B. married Miss Elizabeth Larne, of Johnson Co., Iowa in 1857; she is a native of Wayne Co., Ohio, and came to Iowa with her parents in about 1845; they have five children---Thedora, (now Mrs. Wagner),Susie, Fannie, Harry and Nellie. Mr. B. has a fine farm of 360 acres; is one of Muscatine Co.'s stanch and enterprising farmers. He has ever been a stanch Republican. His parents Enos and Charlotte (Bagley ) Barnes, were natives of Vermont and New Hampshire; married in Vermont in 1815, removing thence to Ohio; they were among the very early settlers of that part of the State; they had nine children when they came to Iowa, in 1839, eight still living--- Almond, Simeon , Gilbert, Charles, Lucy (now Mrs Colman ), Amy (now Mrs. Cheesboro), Diantha (now Mrs. Givans); and Franklin. Mr. B. died in November, 1877, at the age of 82 years; his wife is still living, at the advanced age of 83.
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