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 690

GAD JAMES, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. West Liberty; was born in Carmarthenshire, Wales, in 1835; emigrated to the United States in 1852, settling first in New York, where he resided one year, removed thence to Illinois, and, in1853, to Iowa, where he has since resided with the exception of two years ( from 1864 to 1866 ), when he was in Montana engaged in mining; he returned to Iowa the fall of 1866, and married Miss Harriet Kiles, a native of Allen Co., Ind.; they have six children--- George E., Curtis W., May, Edwin, Bertha,and Jessie. Mr. J. is engaged in the improvement of fine short-horn cattle, has some very fine registered stock. Is a stanch Republican.

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