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 644
T. J. MAXWELL, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Port Allen; owns 505 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born Jan.5, 1828, in Morgan Co., Ind.; in the fall of 1842, emigrated to Loisa Co.,Iowa, and in the spring of 1865 to his present farm, in Muscatine Co. Married Melinda Wilson Sept. 6, 1849; she was born March 19, 1830, in Indiana, and died Feb.14, 1858. He again married Miss Mary Boggs, Sept.5,1859; she was born April 15, 1838, in Coshocton Co., Ohio. His children by his first wife are---Margaret J. and Absalom H.; lost three---William M., Melinda, and an infant; by his second wife---Thomas, Robert, Harry, Cora,and Willie; lost two---Ida and an infant. Has servedd his township as Trustee, School Director, etc. Democrat.
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