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 637
M. P. PACE, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Muscatine; born in Pittsylvania Co., Va., Feb. 25, 1815; went with his parents to Washington Co., Ky., in 1819, and in the fall of 1831, removed to Morgan Co., Ill., thence to Warren Co., and in 1835, he and his father came to Muscatine Co., took a claim, and moved in the spring of 1836, where his parents, Michael and Nancy Pace, lived until their death. Mr. Pace married Miss Amanda Chambers, daughter of William and Sarah Chambers, April 2, 1843; born in Washington Co., Ind, Feb. 25, 1825; she came to Muscatine Co. with parents May 12, 1836. Mr. Pace has three sons and three daughters--Ellery W., Iona N. (now Mrs. Nye), Emma S., Elbridge F., Elvin, Susie H., and two deceased--Sarah and Douglas A. Mr. Pace has made the improvements on 600 acres where he lives. Democrat.
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