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 654
PATRICK DALTON, farmer, Sec.31; P. O. Letts; Mr. Dalton was born in Tipperary Co., Ireland, in 1833; he came to America with his father, James Dalton, in 1850, and located in Eastern New York; came to Muscatine Co. in 1854; he has traveled extensively in the Territories and British America; he engaged in mining and furnishing miners with supplies; he went to Nebraska, thence to Colorado,and to Montana; then to British Columbia and Oregon; he then returned to British Columbia, thence to Montana, and finally located where he now is, in 1871. He married, in 1874, Mary Fitzpatrick, a native of Kentucky, whose parents came to Muscatine Co. in 1853; has three children--- James E., Lewis and Grattan.
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