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 646
SAMUEL LUCAS, P. O. Muscatine; born in Scioto Co., Ohio, Jan. 10, 1807. Married Miss Nancy H. Hitchcock Oct. 17, 1833; she was born in Scioto Co, Ohio, Sept. 26, 1813; they removed to Muscatine Co. in October, 1838, and settled on the farm where Mrs. Lucas now resides; Mr. Lucas died Aug. 5, 1878, leaving six children--George W. H., who served as Second Lieutenant in Co. K, 35th I. V. I.; Jesse H. served in the 3d Mo. I. V. I.; re-enlisted in 16th I. V. I. as First Lieutenant; was promoted to Captain; William served in 2d Iowa Cav.; Joseph in 16th I. V. I., Co. C; Eudora and Samuel B., and two deceased---Sarah and Hannah. Mr. Lucas was a faithful worker in the cause of religion; organized the first Congregational Church. in Muscatine, of which denomination he was a Deacon until his death. Mrs. Lucas is a member of the same Church. The estate owns 300 acres of land, on which Mr. Lucas made all the improvements. He acts with the Republican party.
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