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 607
R. C. JEWETT, Sheriff of Muscatine Co.; was born in the city of Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1834; while very young, his parents removed to Portsmouth, Ohio, where both died in 1849; he came to Iowa in 1850, to Muscatine, when 16 tears of age; he learned the cooper's trade; after following the business for a time, he engaged in farming and continued from 1856 to 1876. He was elected Sheriff of the county in the fall of 1875, and was re-elected in the fall of 1877; he has also held town and school offices. He married Miss Sarah H. Parry, of Delaware, May 5, 1859; they have four children---Ida, Viola, Adah and Milford.
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