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 663
A. A. BROWN, far., Sec. 28; P. O. Stockton; was born in Clarion Co., Ohio, April 26, 1844; came to Scott co., Iowa, with his parents in 1853, thence to Wisconsin; removed to Muscatine Co. in 1856. He married in 1867 Miss M. M. Rider, a native of Ohio, born in 1845; they have three children---Carrie E., Belle M. and one unnamed. Mr. Brown has been three times elected Township Clerk; he owns eighty acres of a fine farm. Members of the Presbyterian Church. Republican.
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