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 644
THOMAS TIPTON, farmer, Sec.18; P. O. Conesville; owns 234 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born Dec.5, 1828, in Coshocton Co., Ohio; in January, 1851, moved to Marshall Co., Ind., and in the spring of 1866, came to Muscatine Co., Iowa, locating in this township, which was then called Cedar, but subsequently changed to Orono; was elected Justice of the Peace at the organization of the township, which office he filled for fifteen years; has also filled most of the offices of his township; is at present Secretary of the School Board. Married Miss Margaret J. Adams Jan. 23, 1851; she was born Dec. 5, 1832, in Coshocton Co., Ohio; have three children---Emeziah R., born March 13, 1852; Ella, born Dec. 27, 1856, and George W., Born March 19, 1859; lost one son, Arena. Members of the Reformed Church; Democrat.
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