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 597
J.CARSKADDAN, attorney and counselor at law; was born in Seneca Co.,N. Y., Nov. 6, 1829; the most of his boyhood was spent in Oneida Co., where he attended school; then entered Hamilton College, and graduated from that institution in the class of ' 51; after graduating he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in New York in the spring of 1853; he came to Iowa the same year, and located in Muscatine; about the 1st of January, 1854, he associated with T. M. Williams, published the Democratic Inquirer for two years; then associated with E. H. Thayer, now of the Clinton Age and engaged in the law and land agency business, and since then he has mostly been engaged in the practice of law ; in 1857, he was elected Prosecuting Attorney for this county, and held the office until it was changed to that of District Attorney; he was elected Probate Judge in 1861, and held that office until 1864; was associated with Judge Richman, in the practice of law, from December, 1863, until the latter went on the bench in 1875. He married Miss A. M. Brown, a native of Madison Co., N. Y. In 1854.
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