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 628
JOHN HUSTON, farmer, Sec. 6; was born in the county of Antrim, North of Ireland, in 1818, where he resided for thirty years, and married Miss Eliza Cernihan, of the same county, in 1838; they have had ten children, four still living--Martha, Nancy, Maggie and Anna; Martha and Nancy were born in Ireland in January, 1847. Mr. H. and family emigrated to the United States; landed in Philadelphia, Penn., and remained for one year, working at his trade of stone-mason; removed thence to Pittsburgh and remained six years; in 1855, he came to Muscatine Co., and commenced farming, which he has since followed; has a fine farm of 170 acres, upon which he has made the principal improvements. Members of the Presbyterian Church; Mr. H. is an uncompromising Republican. He is an earnest, enterprising and public-spirited citizen.
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