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 648
DAVID STEWART, Sec. 18; P. O. Muscatine; born in Ayr, Scotland, in 1823; came to New York when 14 years of age, and learned the stone-cutter's trade; then went to Portsmouth, Ohio, where he worked at his trade for some time. Married Miss Elizabeth Adams Sept. 9, 1845; she was born in Scioto Co., Ohio, Dec. 14, 1823. Came to Muscatine Co. in 1858, and settled in Lake Tp; owns 200 acres of land, on which he has made all the improvements; has six children--Luna, Emily, Lily B., James C., John D., and Cornelia; deceased--William. Mr. and Mrs. S. are members of the Congregational Church; Mr. S. is a Republican.
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