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 646

J. P. HITCHCOCK, farmer; P. O. Muscatine; born in Scioto Co., Ohio, July 20, 1810; in 1835, took a contract of building a wharf at Portsmouth, Ohio. Married Miss Emily Adams in 1841; born in Scioto Co., Ohio, March 3, 1821. In 1847, removed to Muscatine Co. and settled on his present farm, which he took in its wild state; now has under good cultivation, consisting of 520 acres. Mr. H. has seven children--Jessie H., L. E., F. P., Anna N. (now Mrs. Riggs), John S., Emma L. and Edward; two deceased--Henry and Thomas L. Member of the Congregational Church; Mr. H. is a Democrat.

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