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
ALBERT BARROWS, far, Sec. 15; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Meigs Co., Ohio, Aug. 1, 1833, where he resided until 1855, then came to Muscatine Co., and settled on Muscatine Island. he married Miss Mary Heselton, of Meigs Co., Ohio, daughter of Frederick Heselton. Mr. B. has a farm of thirty acres, which he has finely improved, located in Sec. 15, two and one-half miles south of Muscatine; he is a ship-carpenter, which trade he followed previous to coming West, and carried on that business at Murraysville, W. Va. Mr. B.'s father and brothers live and own quite a tract of land joining him. Independent.
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