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 616
H. C. CHESEBRO. farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 8 ; P. O. Adams; owns 275 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born Jan. 4, 1831, in Saratoga Co., N. Y.; in early life, he learned the carpenter's trade; in January, 1852, emigrated to Iowa, stopped in Iowa City a short time, worked on the State-house, after which he came to West Liberty, following his trade; in 1854, removed to Muscatine Island, and, in 1855, to Muscatine, and, in 1860, came to his present farm. Married Louisa Fitzsimmons in February, 1855; she was born in Ireland November, 1834, coming to the United States in 1844; have six children------George H., Eliza J., Charles E., Ella, Hattie M. and Grace. Member of M. E. Church; Republican.
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