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 655
JOHN S. RIGGS, far., Sec.4; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, in 1812; married, in 1835, Eliza Longstreath; she was born in Virginia in 1814; Mr. Riggs' parents, John and Mary Riggs, removed from Kentucky to Ohio, and were among the earlies settlers of Montgomery Co.; Mrs. Riggs' parents were natives of Virginia, also early settlers of Montgomery Co.; Mr. Riggs came to Muscatine Co. in 1853, and located where he now lives in 1854; he owns 300 acres of land; has had nine children, only four of them now living--- Maria (married Mr. Jacob Caisbeer ), John W.; William M.; and Dayton M. Mr. Riggs was Justice of the Peace for 1868; has been Township Trustee and County Superintendent. Members of the U. B. Church.
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