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 672
ISAAC FOSTER, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Wilton; a son of David Foster and Priscilla Guthrie; the former a native of Virginia, but, at a very early age, brought to Ohio, near the line of Pike and Scioto Co., where the latter was born; in the fall of 1851, they settled in this county, where they remained for ten years, thence to Louisa Co., where they now reside, had six children, three sons and three daughters; Isaac, the second son, born in Pike Co., Ohio, April 7, 1835; 16 years of age on coming to Iowa. July 3, 1856, he married Millie J. Wood, daughter of James Wood, of Dayton, Ind., where she was born in August, 1838; her father, soon after, removed to Kentucky, where he died; her mother then married Err Thornton, and, in 1850, became one of the early settlers of Muscatine Co.; for seven years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Foster resided in Township Seventy-six, when they came to their present residence and farm of 180 acres, have seven children----Frank W., born April 30, 1857; Clara M., Dec. 22, 1859; Luther E., March 20, 1862; Theodore M., Oct. 17, 1864; Err Thornton, April 28, 1868; David R., Nov. 28, 1871, and Mary E., Aug. 5, 1876. Mrs. F. is a member of the Reformed Church; Republican.
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