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
HENRY BLANCHARD, farmer and dealer in stock, Summit Ridge, Sec. 1; was born in Orleans Co., N. Y., Nov. 7, 1836. In 1838, his parents, Hinens and Mary Blanchard, nee, St. John, came West, and settled in Muscatine. In 1859, Mr. Blanchard married Miss Mary V. Connor, a native of Orange Co., N. Y. They have two children--Frank and Bessie. Is a Republican; owns 160 acres of land, is extensively engaged in stock-dealing; is one of the largest dealers in Muscatine County.
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