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 666
JOSEPH EVELAND, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Wilton; son of Harmon and Jennette Eveland; owns 165 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born June 22, 1810, in New Jersey; in 1816, his parents moved to Clermont Co.,Ohio; worked at the stone and brick mason's trade in Cincinnati, Ohio, several years; in the fall of 1844, came to Muscatine Co., locating upon a part of the farm he still owns. Married, Louisa Dimmitt Oct. 25, 1835; she was born Nov. 3, 1810, in Maryland, and died Nov,15, 1838; he again married Eveline J. Dimmitt, sister of first wife, Feb. 15, 1840; she was born Dec. 27, 1815; have three children by first wife--- Jennette, Beel D., and Louisa; by second wife, seven---Martha, Sarah, Harmon, Peter, Hester, Keturah and Frank; lost seven---Joseph and Eveline, John and Johnson, James, Augusta, and Mary I.; Beel D. amd Peter served in Co. E. of the 18th I.V.I. Is a member of M. E. Church. Democrat.
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