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 667
JOHN MAYLONE, far., Sec.26 ; P. O. Muscatine; owns 176 1/2 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; son of Abraham and Nancy Maylone; born Aug. 28, 1826, in Columbiana Co., Ohio; in the spring of 1852, went, by overland route, with ox-team, to California; followed mining and brick-making; returned in 1856; came to this county the same year and located on the farm upon which he is still living. Married Mary Frybarger Aug. 28, 1856; she was born in 1836, in Ohio, an died June 7, 1862; he again married Ruth Gifford, April 4, 1867; she was born in Ohio, May 8, 1838; has two children by first wife--- George and Edwin; by second wife, two--- Ella and Eugene; lost three--- Estella, Willard, and Wilford. Mr. M. has served as Assessor of his township five years, and Trustee two years. His father was born Sept. 12, 1797, on the north bank of the Ohio River, and is still in good health, and living with his son, one thing being remarkable, that he has never used glasses and can read any print as well as any one. Member M. E. Churh; Democrat.
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