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
S. N. CANDEE, far., Sec. 10; was born in Hartford, Conn., in 1812; in 1836, he went to licking Co., Ohio, he married Miss Lucy A. Star, a native of Granville, Ohio; they were married in 1837, and two years after removed to Muscatine Co., Iowa, where they have since resided, with the exception of a short time on a claim near Iowa City, Iowa. They have had twelve children, six still living--Frederick (who served in an Iowa regiment during the war), Helen (now Mrs. Charles Davis), Julia (now Mrs. C. Star), Frank, Horace and Lucy. In early life, Mr. C. was a Whig; on the organization of the Republican party, he joined its ranks; has always been a firm and uncompromising enemy to human bondage; Mr. Candee and wife are members of the Congregational Church. He is one of the pioneer settlers of Iowa, and by industry and perseverance, he has made himself a comfortable home, in which he can pass his declining years in peace and plenty.
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