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 667
MICHAEL G. RESLEY, far., Sec. 8; P. O. Moscow; son of Henry and Esther Resley; owns 200 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born Feb. 27, 1827, in Knox Co., Ohio; in the fall of 1850, came, with parents to Muscatine Co., and on his present farm in the spring of 1851, where his father died, June 9, 1874, and mother Sept 9, 1857; served his country in the late rebellion in Co.I of 11th Iowa Inf, from May 28, 1864, to June 15, 1865, was with Sherman in his march to the sea. Was never married; his maiden sister, Esther A. keeps house for him. Republican.
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