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 647
D. G. McCloud, Sec. 14; P. O. Muscatine; born in Franklin Co., Ohio, Aug. 11, 1818; at the age of 18 moved, with his parents, to Warsaw, Ill.; came to Muscatine in 1839; first to Muscatine, where he engaged at his trade plastering until 1857; since that time has been engaged in farming; was elected Sheriff of the county in 1853, which office he held four years; was elected to the Legislature in 1872, and served two years. Married Miss Phoebe Chattaway July 18, 1849; born in England Dec. 16, 1822; have eight children--A. V., Cynthia M., Cara W., George D., Bion C., Anna G., Emma E., Abby P. Mr. McCloud is a member of the I. O. O. F., and a member of the M. E. Church. Mrs. McCloud is a member of the M. E. Church. Owns 260 acres of land. Republican.
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