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 649
ROBERT C. BLACK, far.; P. O. Nichols; stock-raising a specialty; owns about one hundred head of cattle; his wife owns 640 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre; son of Benjamin and Francis Black; was born April 20, 1841, in Boone Co., Ky.; came with his parents to this county in the fall of 1852; located near West Liberty. Married Miss Mary M. Johns, of this township, Jan. 9, 1873; she was born Sept. 8, 1848, in this county; have one son--Benjamin H., born July 23, 1874. Members of the Presbyterian Church; Independent.
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