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 630

WILLIAM H. MILLAR, Sec. 6; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Scioto Co., Ohio, Feb., 28, 1807; in 1849, with his family, removed to Iowa, and settled in Muscatine Co., on the farm on which he still resides; married Feb. 17, 1835, Miss Rebecca S., daughter of Charles Steenberger, of Piketon, Pike Co., Ohio. They have had six children, five still living--Charles S. John W., Abraham H., Polly H. (now the wife of Presiding Elder Miller, of Iowa City), and Lavisa S.; members of the M. E. Church; Mr. M. has been a member of that church for over forty years. All of Mr. M.'s sons were in the army during the late war. He improved the large farm upon which he lives, consisting of over six hundred acres; is a pioneer of Muscatine County, and has held several offices of trust and responsibility; was overseer of the work on the levee while it was being built from Muscatine to a point eight or nine miles below the city. He has raised a family of very enterprising sons to make their mark in the world; was formerly a Whig, now a stanch Republican, and ever a foe to human slavery.

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