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 633

BARTLETT THORNTON, Farmer, Muscatine Co.; was born near Hartford, N. C., Oct. 9, 1804; in 1815, he removed with his parents to Guilford Co.; remained until 1825, when he went to Wayne Co., Ind,; thence to Mercer Co., Ill., where he married Miss Mary Bachelder, in 1844; she was a native of Maine, born June 16, 1809; they came to Muscatine Co. in 1865; she died in this county in the 69th year of her age; they had six children, two still living. Mr. Thornton was originally a Whig, but on the formation of the Republican party, he adopted its principles; he is a member of the Society of Friends. By his energy and industry, Mr. T. has accumulated quite a property; he owns 110 acres of land on his home place, and 410 acres near Wapello, the county seat of Louisa Co.

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