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 665
JAMES SCHOONOVER, Sec.8; P. O. Stockton; son of Henry and Mary Schoonover, was born in Randolph Co., Va., Sept. 17, 1806; May 15, 1839, came to Rock Island, Ill., and May 18, 1839, removed within five miles of Davenport; in 1843, moved to Muscatine Co., and settled where he now resides. Married Dec. 26, 1829, Miss Elizabeth Teeter, a native of Randolph Co., Va.; born Dec. 26, 1806, and died April 21, 1840; he married again Miss Thankful Randell, Jan.13, 1841; a native of York Co., Me.; born Jan. 15, 1809; Mr. S. has five children by former wife---Mary (now Mrs. George), Nancy (now Mrs. Rapp), Delilah (now Mrs Austin),; Alfred and Salathia; by present wife has one-- Benjamin, and three deceased---Sarah A., Henry and John. Mr. Schoonover was elected Justice of the Peace in 1845. United with the M. E. Church in 1823, where he has been a constant worker in the cause of religion, and Mrs. S, is a member of the same church. Mr. S. owns a fine farm of 227 acres. Democrat.
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