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 610
GEORGE D. MAGOON, contractor and builder; residence Fifth street. Mr. Magoon was born in Ware, Mass., in 1825; in 1827, his parents removed to Ohio; thence to Warsaw, Ill., in 1837, where they remained until 1840, in which year they came to Muscatine Co. George D.'s early life was spent in receiving an education and in learning the carpenter's trade. In September, 1861, he married Miss Joanna, daughter of Col. G. W. Kincaid and Louisa Kincaid, nee Steinbergen. On the 11th of September, 1861, he enlisted in Co. H, 11th Regt. I.V.I., was commissioned First Lieutenant, served three years; was honorably discharged; his command was in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Atlanta campaign, battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864. Mr. Magoon and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. They have one child---Edward. Mr. Magoon acts with the Republican party; he is a member of the Masonic and I. O. O. F. fraternities.
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