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
SAMUEL M. JONES, painter, stencil-cutter, etc., Atalissa; son of William A. and Rachel Jones; born Sept. 4, 1844, in Jackson Co., Ind.; parents moved to Fulton Co., Ill., in 1845, and to Henry Co in 1849, and in the spring of 1852, came to Muscatine Co., Iowa, locating in Goshen Tp., where his father died Sept. 11, 1859, and mother May 6, 1866; is the second son of a family of eight children, four of whom are deceased. Mr. Jones has no family, consequently travels some, which he has done to some extent through Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, still making his home at Atalissa. Politics, Republican.
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