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
A. D. SILVERTHORN, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Pleasant Prairie; born in Northampton Co., Penn., Dec. 10, 1835; came with his parents to Muscatine Co, in 1838; and settled on what is known as Silverthorn Homestead, where his father resided until his death, in 1854; his mother now resides at the old home; they were one of the first families that settled in the neighborhood. A. D. Silverthorn married Feb, 18, 1862, Miss Fannie Hodgkins, born in Maine in 1842; by their union have five children---Albert E., Asa K., William E., Abby H., George W.; one deceased--- Ralph. Mr. S. and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, ; and Mr. H. is a radical Republican.
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