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

R. H. McCAMPBELL, County Auditor; was born in Shelby Co., Ky., March 18, 1828; he was brought up in Indiana, where he married Miss Elvina Allen, in June, 1853; she is a native of Shelby Co., Ky., but was brought up in Indiana; they came to Iowa in 1856 and settled in Muscatine Co.; he engaged in farming until the breaking-out of the rebellion, when he enlisted in the 35th Regiment Iowa Inf., Co. B; he remained in the service over two years, and was discharged, on account of physical disability. He was elected County Superintendent of Schools, and held the office for three years; was elected Auditor of Muscatine Co. in the fall of 1868, and has been re-elected every two years since, and has held the office for ten years, and has discharged the duties of the office faithfully and well. Mr. and Mrs. McCampbell have four children----Charles, William, Ella and John.

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