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
ANDREW DOBBS, Sec. 35; P. O. Melpine; born in Juniata Co., Penn, April 1, 1816. Married Miss Elizabeth Longstreth March 11, 1845; removed to Muscatine Co., 1845 and settled where they now reside, in the spring of 1846; Mr. D. was appointed Postmaster of Melpine, by William Dennison, in 1865, which office he has held ever since; was on the Board of Supervisors four years; taught the first school in the district; have five children--Marion B., Edward H., Emma U., Chester P. and Elizabeth A. Members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. D. is a Republican.
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