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 635
ABNER ELDRIDGE: born in Chester Co., Penn, June 26, 1806. Married Miss Amy H. Davidson April 3, 1844; she was born in Chester Co., Penn., July 3, 1813; have had two children--Joseph, born July 28, 1845 and died Sept. 4, 1865; Benjamin, born April 27, 1848, and died March 2, 1874. Mr. and Mrs. E. are members of the Friends' Church. They removed to Muscatine Co. in 1853, and settled on the present farm he now owns; has held the office of Assessor and Township Clerk and District Secretary; is a Republican.
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