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
JOSEPH W. RICHARDSON was born Sept. 10, 1808, in Frederick Co., Md; parents moved to Cayuga Co., N. Y., in 1809; he entered the land upon which he now lives from the Government in 1849. He married Lucina Watson in Ohio, April 24, 1842; she was born Sept. 12, 1813, in Luzerne Co., Penn., and died Jan. 24, 1852; had two children--Mary and Isaac, now both deceased. Republican.
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