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 661
RAYNOLDS MILLER, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Scioto Co., Ohio, in 1814; his parents, Abraham and Rebecca Miller, were natives of Virginia; they removed to Ohio in 1804; they went to Missouri in 1844; his mother died in Mississippi Co., Mo.; his father died in Ohio, where he had returned on business, about 1854; Mr. Miller came to Muscatine Co. in 1850, and purchased his present farm, but located thereon in 1852. He married in 1852 Margaret Kerr, a native of Ohio, born in 1824; they have had three children, two of whom are living---Rebecca (now Mrs. Jacob Estle, resides in Louisa Co., Iowa), Elizabeth (now Mrs. John Estle, resides in Dallas Co., Iowa); their third child, Catherine, died aged about 1 1/2 years. Mr. Miller has 800 acres of land, engaged principally in stock-raising.
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