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 687
DAVID PARRY, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Atalissa; owns 120 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born Aug. 5, 1811, in Chester Co., Penn.; in 1813, his parents moved into the State of Delaware, and, in 1816, back to Pennsylvania; in 1828, back to Delaware; married there, to Miss Lydia K. Hollingsworth Dec. 10, 1835; she was born April 20, 1805, in Delaware; in 1847, moved to Pennsylvania, and from there to Henry Co., Ohio, in 1852; in the fall of 1855, came to this county, locating in Goshen Tp.; have five children living--Phoebe, Mary, Lewellen, Sarah and John A.; lost one, Ferdinand. Democrat.
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