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
JOHN HOLMES, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Muscatine; born in Ireland April 13, 1799. Married Miss Barbara Sheley, 1846; born in Cumberland Co., Penn., in 1811; they have two sons__John T., William H. Mr. and Mrs. H. are members of the Episcopalian Church; Democrat.
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