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 634
JOSIAH DAY, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Sweetland Center; born in Washington Co., Penn., July 13, 1828; removed to Muscatine Co. in 1866, settling in Sweetland Tp., where he owns a fine farm of 350 acres. Married Miss Phebe J. Minton, a native of Washington Co., Penn., in 1854; born Aug 23, 1832; have six children, three sons and three daughters--Laura C., S. Belle, Mary, John W., S. Addison, and Goldsmith O. Mr. and Mrs. Day are members of the Presbyterian Church; Democrat.
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