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

ROBERT BOOTH, farmer, Sec.2; P. O. Atalissa; son of John and Eliza Booth; born March 6, 1837, in Harrison Co., Ohio; his mother died when he was about 4 years old, He enlisted in August, 1862, in Co. C, of the 98th O. V. I.; participated in the battle of Perryville, Ky., Chickamauga, Kenesaw Mountain, Rescaca, Peach-tree Creek, Big Shanty, siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro, Ga., siege of Savannah and Columbia, S. C., Averysborough and Bentonville, N. C.; was discharged at Cleveland, Ohio, June 10, 1865, and the July following came to Muscatine Co., his father having moved here in March previous; his father died March 11, 1872, leaving himself, sister and brother in Kansas to mourn his loss. Owns 170 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre, and his sister, who keeps house for him, owns eighty acres, it all being the home farm.. Republican.

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