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 638
D. W. ROBERTS, far., Sec. 6; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Strafford Co., N. H., Jan. 19, 1842; came to Muscatine Co. with his paarents in 1853. He married Miss Lou Atwood March 1, 1866, born in Ohio Jan. 8, 1842; have four children, three sons and one daughter--Gilbert J., John C., Winfred and Carrie M., and two deceased--Arthur H. and Adeline M. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are members of the Friends' Church; Mr. R. is a Republican.
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