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
SAMUEL HUNTER, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Muscatine; born in Clarence, Erie Co., Penn., in 1823; in 1839, he emigrated to Fulton Co., Ill, and in 1858, came to Muscatine Co., where he has since remained. He married Miss Cornelia E. Woods, a daughter of Larkin Woods, of Warren Co., Ill., Sept. 1, 1841; they have six children--Amanda, Ann, Salem Woods, Flora A., Valdora A., Samuel H and John C. Mr. H's mother was a member of the Baptist Church for over seventy years, and died in December, 1878 at the ripe old age of 82 years. Mr. H. was a Democrat; he acted with that party until 1864, when he united with the Republican party, and has acted with it since; he is a very energetic and well-posted man, lending his influence to every literary work of any note that offers itself of him; Mr. H. has a farm of 120 acres where he resides; also one of 108 acres in Louisa Co., Iowa. Mr. H.'s son John served three years in the Union army during the war.
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