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
WILLIAM T. JONES, farmer and Township Assessor, Sec. 24; P. O. Atalissa; son of Abner and Caroline Jones; born in this township May 1, 1850; parents came from Highland Co., Ohio, in the fall of 1847; mother died May 2, 1869; and father Oct. 17, 1876; his father commenced the mercantile business in Atalissa the fall of 1855, which he continued till 1873. Married Amanda Lamb January 8, 1873; she was born July 23, 1850, in Harrison Co., Ohio; have three children---Abner T., Leonard E. and Charles H; Mr. J. has served his township as Township Clerk, Trustee and Assessor, of which office he is the present incumbent. Republican.
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