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 627
HIRAM GILBERT, farmer, Sec. 24; Mr. Gilbert was born in Breckinridge Co., Ohio, May 27, 1817; in 1837, he came to Muscatine Co. Married Miss Eliza Benefiel, of Louisa Co., Iowa; she was born in Wayne Co., Ind.; they were married Feb. 13, 1842; there are Austin V., who served in Co. A, 11th Regiment I. V. I; married Miss Lucy A. Daly and resides in Poweshick Co.; Esther G., now Mrs. Edwin Coates, of Keokuk Co.; Winfield S. married Amanda C. Banford, and resides at Nichols, Muscatine Co.; Mary M., now Mrs. I. Kniffen; Millard W.; married Ella Roberts; Martha H., married William Longstreth; William H., married Miss J. Dallas; Nancy, Ida, Amanda E. Mr. Gilbert and wife are members of the M. E. Church; he is Republican in politics. Has held various local offices; owns 294 acres of land well improved.
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