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 633
JOHN W. CLENDENEN, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Sweetland Center; born in Mercer Co., Penn, Feb 18, 1839; came to Muscatine Co. with his parents in 1845; has been twice married; present wife was Mrs. Mary Montgomery; born in Belmont Co., Ohio, Feb. 12, 1847; Mr. C.'s parents settled near his present residence; remained there until their death. Mr. and Mrs. Clendenen are members of the Friends' Church. Mr. C. owns fifty--one acres of land, and has ever been identified with the Democratic party.
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