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 V. LAMBERT, dealer in boot and shoes, hardware, etc, Atalissa; besides his town property his wife owns thirty-eight acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born March 30, 1833, in Sussex Co., N. J.; in 1835, his parents moved to Orange Co., N. Y.; in early life learned the mason's trade; in the fall of 1854, came to Rock Island, Ill., and worked at his trade; in the spring of 1856, came to Atalissa. April 19, 1861, he enlisted in Co. C of the 1st Iowa Inf.--three-months service; in the fall of 1861, assisted in raising and organizing Co. G, of the 2d Iowa Cav.; was elected 1st Lieutenant, which he declined to accept; Aug. 10, 1862, he again enlisted in Co. G, of the 35th Iowa Inf., participated in the following battles; Wilson's Creek, Va., siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Miss., Pleasant Hill, La., Tupelo, Miss., Nashville, Tenn., Blue River, Mo., Spanish Fort and Mobile, Ala.; was discharged at Davenport, Iowa, Aug. 10, 1865, and returned home. In 1870, commenced learning the shoemaker's trade; soon after engaged in his present business. Married Miss N. J. Darland in December, 1857; she was born in Ohio, and died in the fall of 1859; second marriage, to Miss A. M. Cornwell, September, 1862; she was born in 1841, in New York, and died Nov. 13, 1872; third marriage, Miss Emily Robbins, July 3, 1876; she was born in 1843 in Pennsylvania; he has two children by second wife--Lu E. and Ernest Q., and lost two--Dora C. and George O.; and by last wife, one---Lizzie R. Religion, Liberal. Republican.
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