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 684
ISAAC DICKERSON, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 9; P. O. West Liberty; owns 590 acres of land, valued at 450 per acre, forty acres being in Guthrie Co.; born Feb. 20, 1814, in Fayette Co., Penn. Married there Miss Sarah Barricklow June 30, 1836; she was born in same county July 9, 1818; in the fall of 1846, emigrated to Coshocton Co., Ohio, and to this county in the fall of 1864, locating upon the farm which he is still living; has eight children living--Catharine, Louisa, Amy, John, Hannah, Sarah, James and Isaac Jr.; lost six--Elizabeth, Eli, William, Amanda, Albert C. and George T.; Eli died at Nashville, Tenn., in his country's service, in Company D of 97th Ohio Infantry. Mr. D. is a member of the M. E. Church; Republican.
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