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 631
C. L. PEASLEY, farmer, Sec. 12, Bloomington Tp.; was born in Clinton Co., N. Y., Aug. 3, 1830. In February, 1853, he married Miss M. L. Carpenter; they removed to Muscatine Co. in May of the same year; have five children--Elbert D. C., Leslie W., Samuel C., Mary Effie, Alice M. Mr. Peasley and wife are members of the Society of Friends. Politically, he is a Republican; has held various local offices; has been member of the Board of Township Trustees, and Treasurer a number of terms; owns 200 acres of land, finely improved and well located.
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