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 653
LEVI CROSS, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Muscatine; Mr. Cross was born in Adams Co., Ohio, Jan. 1, 1806; his parents, James and Epsey Cross, settled in Adams Co., Ohio, about 1788; Mr. Cross is of Irish extraction, his grandfather, on his father's side having been a native of Ireland; Mr. Cross came to Muscatine Co. from Ohio in 1846; he first located in Lake Tp., where he remained one year; the second year, he rented a farm in Seventy-six Tp.; the third year, he rented John R. Pettit's farm; in September, 1849, he settled on the farm he now owns. He has been married twice; his first wife was Mary Foster, a native of Ohio; his present wife was Elizabeth Chatham, a native of Greenbrier Co., Va.; he has seven children--Perry, John B., Mary Ann, Nancy, Levi, Hannah and Michael, all born in Pike Co., Ohio.
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