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 682
GEORGE W. BAXTER, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. West Liberty; son of William and Mary A. Baxter; born April 30, 1836, in Sussex Co., N. J.; in the spring of 1846, came to this county, locating in Seventy-six Tp. In May, 1861, at his country's call, he enlisted in Co.C of the 1st I.V.I., for the three months service, participatiing in the battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo., where Gen. Lyon was killed; in May, 1862, enlisted in Co.F of the 35th I.V.I.; was at the siege of Vicksburg, Battle of Pleasant Hill, La., Jackson, Tupelo, Miss., and Nashville, Tenn.; mustered out in August, 1865. Married Mary A Robshaw, daughter of George and Mary A. Robshaw, June 10, 1874; she was born in 1847 in England; parents coming to this county in 1850; have one son--- Chester J., born Feb. 27, 1878; lost one infant son; owns 450 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. His father deceased June, 1876, and mother in April 1848. Republican.
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