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
MRS. ADELINE HOLCOMB, nee Shener, Sec 15; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Hartford Co., Conn., in 1818; when in her 9th year, her parents removed to Portage Co., Ohio, where she married Chester R. Holcomb, also a native of Hartford Co., Conn., born in 1811; they removed to Muscatine Co., Iowa, in 1846; he resided in Muscatine Co., until his death, July 19, 1874; he was an earnest and consistent member of the Presbyterian Church; in the early history of Muscatine Co., he held various important offices of trust, and was a public-spirited citizen; they had three children, two still living--Frank and Adeline (now Mrs. George F. Jarvis, of Bloomington Tp.) Mrs. Holcomb is a member of the M. E. Church, and is an estimable lady. She owns sixty-six acres of land near the city limits, and very valuable.
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