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 621
T. J. THOMPSON, proprietor of livery-stable and farmer; Mr. Thompson was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., Jan. 25, 1828; when he was 1 year old, his parents removed to Ohio. In 1850, he married Miss Jane C. Black, of Portage Co., Ohio; in 1852, they removed to Clinton Co., Iowa, thence to Monmouth, Jackson Co., in 1858, where they remained until 1862, when they came to Bloomington Tp., Muscatine Co.; remained in Bloomington Tp. until February, 1878, when they removed to Muscatine; they have four children--Mary E., George A., Sarah and James Albert. Mr. Thompson and wife are members of the Baptist Church; he is National in politics. Owns 320 acres of land---160 in Bloomington Tp., Muscatine Co., 80 in Marshall Co., 80 in Sac Co. His oldest daughter, Mary, married James W. Bickford; they reside in Clarke Co., Iowa. Sarah, the second child, married Marshall Kyle; they reside in Keokuk Co., Iowa.
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