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 664
SOLOMON LOVELL, far., Sec. 28;P. O. Pleasant Prairie; born in Maryland Aug. 16, 1818; when quite young, went with his parents to Huntingdon Co., Penn., where he remained until about 18 years of age; thence to Cambria Co.; remained until 1838, when he married Miss Margaret Arbel, March 19, 1838; born in Bedford Co.,Penn.,March24, 1818, and April 1, 1838, came to Muscatine Co., and settled in MontpelierTp.; moved where they now reside in 1865; have five sons and five daughters---William, John T., Sarah J.(now Mrs. Hamilton), Mary A. (now Mrs. Burr), Rebecca Louisa, James E., Charles L., Margaret E., Daniel B.; one died--- Harriett A. Mr. L, owns 800 acres; has improved 440.
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