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 626
T. H. DRAKE, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Mt. Hope, Orange Co., N. Y., Aug. 29, 1817; in 1846, he emigrated to Wisconsin, and for several years traveled considerably, visiting Florida and several of the Southern States; In 1856 he came West again, and settled in Muscatine Co., where he still remains. Mr. D. married, Jan. 13, 1858, Miss Louisa Davis, daughter of Phillip Davis, of Orange Co., N. Y.; they have three children--Frederick, Louis O. and Theophilus Mrs. D. is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. Mr. D. is a carpenter; worked at that trade before coming West; his occupation now is that of farmer; he owns a fine farm of ninety-five acres, where he now resides, six miles southwest of the city of Muscatine. A stanch Republican; before the organization of that party, acted with the Whig party.
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