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 669
HARRIET BREWSTER, retired; residence, Sixth street, Wilton; daughter of Jabes Hamlin and Charlotte Norton, natives of Litchfield Co., Conn., where she was born Dec. 9, 1802; while still in her infancy, the parents of Mrs. B. removed to Oneida Co., N. Y., where she lived until in her 16th year, when her parents came West, settling in Washington Co., Ohio, then Wooster Tp., where May 19, 1822, she married William Brewster, who was born in Norwich City, Conn., Aug. 21, 1787; they settled on the Ohio River, at Warren, Ohio, where they continued to reside until 1825, when they removed to McConnelsville, Morgan Co., Ohio, and remained until coming to Iowa in 1855; Mr. Brewster was engaged in the banking business until his death, April 5, 1861; he left two children---Sarah B., a daughter by a former wife, is a resident of Norwich, Ct., and the wife of George Cook, and William C., now a resident of Davenport. Mrs. B. was in early life, a member of the Presbyterian Church, but for fifty-four years has belonged to the M. E. Church.
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