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 654
BERNARD H. GARRETT, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Letts; born in Floyd Co., Ky., in 1824; his father, Middleton Garrett, died in 1831; the family consisting of his mother and three sons, came to Muscatine Co. in June, 1853. Mr. Garrett, married, in 1858, Ruth E. Vincent, a native of Frederick Co., Va.; she died in 1870; has had six children, four still living--- Middleton L., J. D., Luellen J., and Louis F.; lost two in infancy; owns 170 acres, which he purchased in 1867.
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