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 663
GEORGE DEMING, far., Sec. 7; P. O. Durant, Cedar Co.; born in Hartford Co., Conn., March 27, 1812; went to Ashtabula Co., Ohio, in1833, making the trip on the first railroad built in the West; returned to Hartford Co., Conn., where he married Miss Cornelia R. Gregory May 6, 1834, born in New Haven Co., Conn., Feb. 26 1816, and returned to Ashtabula Co., Ohio, in 1837, where they remained nine years; in 1838, removed to Du Page Co., Ill., and remained sixteen years; in 1854 removed to Muscatine Co., They have one son and four daughters--- George W., Mary F., now Mrs. Persons; Ellan A., now Mr. Loomis; Emily C., now Mrs. Pingrey and Josephine, now Mrs. Kettell. Mr. D.owns 180 acres, on which he has made all the improvements. Mr. D. and wife have been members of the Christian Church for thirty-six years; Mr. D. is a Republican.
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