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 687
H. H. MARKHAM, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Atalissa; owns 153 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born Feb. 6, 1822; in Lewis Co., N. Y. Married Miss Susan H. Dumont, of Oneida Co., Dec. 22, 1844; she was born in same county Aug. 3, 1825; after his marriage lived in Oneida Co. six years, following lumbering, then returned to Lewis Co., and, in the spring of 1866, came to this county, and located on his present farm; have five children--Jane A., born Feb. 26, 1848; Amos E., born April 4, 1850; George H., born June 27, 1854; Hellen C., born July 4, 1858; Orin E., born July 11, 1861; and one adopted daughter, Lillie E., born in March, 1871; lost two--Charles W. and Hellen M. Republican.
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