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 686
L. L. IRELAND, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Atalissa; owns 135 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born Nov. 4, 1818, in Knox Co., Ohio; in April, 1846, he enlisted for one year in Co. B, of the 2d Ohio Vols., to serve in the Mexican war, and at the expiration of the year, came home and assisted in recruiting Co. G for same regiment, in which he enlisted and again returned to Mexico; was employed, principally, in guarding ports; was in one severe engagement about eighteen miles from Monterey, where 200 Americans kept 1,500, Mexican Lancers at bay, till re-enforcements could be obtained from Monterey; was discharged in June, 1848; Married Christie A. Resley Aug. 19, 1849; she was born April 1, 1830, in Knox Co., Ohio, and the same fall they came to Muscatine Co., he locating his land with a land-warrant, which had been granted to him for his services in the Mexican war; has ten children--George H., Louisa, Jasper, Olive, Emma J., Clara, John A, Alice, James and Elmer; lost three---Almeda, Sarah E. and an infant. Democrat.
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