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 658

JOHN J. PIGMAN, far., Sec. 6; P. O. Melpine; was born in Muscatine Co., Iowa, Jan. 14, 1844, and has since resided in the county, improving the farm on which he resides, consisting of 240 acres. Mr. P. married Miss Belle Gadd, a native of Scott Co., Iowa; they were married in 1874, and have two children---William H., and Joseph H. Mr. P. is a stanch Republican, also a member of the A.F. & A. M., and the A.O.U.W. His parents are natives of Pennsylvania and Maryland; settled in Ohio shortly after their marriage, remained there until 1838, then removed to Iowa, settling near Davenport; his father was the first Whig elected in Muscatine Co., to the State Legislature; served one term, and was re-elected in 1854; he also held the office of County Surveyor for many years, until his death in 1874, at 72 years of age; his mother is still living.

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