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 660

MRS. LUCENA BAXTER, P. O. Muscatine; widow of the late Wm. Baxter; Mr. Baxter came from New Jersey to Muscatine Co.; he was married three times and left seven children, five by the first marriage--John R., Lucy, Caroline, George and Maggie; none by the second marriage; his third wife was his present widow, Mrs. Lucena Cox, by whom he had three children, two of whom are living--Henry C. and Abram L; their other child died in infancy. Mrs. Lucena Baxter's marriage with Mr. B. was also her third marriage; she had two children by the first marriage--Eliza J. and Josephine Sanford, and two by the second marriage--B. F. and T. J. Cox. Henry C. Baxter, married,, Nov. 28, 1876, Mattie J. Day, a native of Iowa; her parents were early settlers of Iowa. Mrs. Lucena Baxter came to Muscatine Co. with her mother, Mrs. Maggie Williamson, in 1837; they settled in Bloomington Tp.; her mother had eight children when she came to this county, only three of whom are living--Lucena, Jane and Mary; Mrs. L. Baxter's maiden name was Clark.

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