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
WILLIAM P. RICHARDSON, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. West Liberty; is now living upon a farm of eighty acres owned by his brother, Joseph W. Richardson; owns a farm of 160 acres in Ringgold Co., born Feb. 20, 1816, in Cayuga Co., N. Y.; parents moved to Knox Co., Ohio, in 1818, and to this county in the fall of 1849; his father died July 21, 1854, and his mother in August, 1850. Married Caroline Keyes, of this county, Feb. 17, 1853; she was born Oct. 13, 1830, in Monroe Co., N. Y.; her parents moved to Branch Co., Mich., in November, 1836, and to this county in 1848; have three children--John, Mary and Hugh. Mr. R. moved to Grand Traverse, Mich., in 1871, and returned in 1875, since which time he has lived on his brother's farm.
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