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 660

ARISTARCHUS CONE, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Letts; was born in Middlesex Co., Conn., in 1815; he left home in 1834, passed some time in Pennsylvania and Ohio; came to Muscatine in 1837, and immediately located where he now lives, where he has resided for forty-two years. He married Oct. 7, 1851, Harriet Oaks, a native of Somerset Co., Penn; her parents settled in Muscatine Co. about 1845. His parents, Newell and Anne Cone, had five children--Albert S., William E., Addison, Aristarchus and Julius; William E. and Addison reside in Connecticut; the others are deceased. His father died April 19, 1856, and his mother June 9, 1860. Mr. Cone is County Supervisor; has served in that capacity seven years; was clerk of the first election held in what was known as Storm's Precinct, which embraced about one-third of Muscatine Co.; at this election, in August, 1839, only nine votes were polled and five of these by the Judges and Clerks of Election; and in the words of Mr. Cone, "there was a full vote polled;" he was Recorder of Claims for Storm's Precinct from 1837 till the land came into market, which was about 1842 Mr. Cone owns 475 acres of land in Cedar Tp; has also tracts of land in Missouri and Kansas.

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