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 683
ARTHUR BLACK. farmer, Sec, 3 ; P. O. Atalissa; owns 320 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born Dec. 11, 1805, in Boone Co., Ky.; in the spring of 1850, came to Muscatine Co. and purchased a part of the farm he still owns, and, by hard labor, economy and perseverance, has accumulated a handsome property, which will enable him to pass the decline of life in comparative ease. Married Miss Adaline Wells, of Cedar Co., Jan. 18, 1853; she was born Oct.5, 1821, in Loudoun Co., Va., parents coming to Knox Co., Ohio in 1834, and to Cedar Co., in 1850; have three children living---James, born May 24, 1855; George W., born Jan. 30, 1859; Maggie J., born Oct. 3, 1861, an adopted daughter, Anne Larue, born May 14, 1867; lost one son---Marcellus A., born Oct.30, 1853. Democrat.
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