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 655
ALBERT G. TOWNSLEY, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Letts; Mr. Townsley was born in Greene Co., Ohio, in 1820; was second child of William and Elizabeth Townsley. He married in 1841 Sarah A. Wright, a native of South Carolina; her parents emigrated to Ohio about 1832. Mr. Townsley came to Muscatine Co. in 1843, and settled in Cedar Tp., where he resided six years; settled on his present farm in 1849. Has had seven children, five still living--Nancy A. (married Mr. David M. Rittenhouse, lives in Henry Co.), Otis A. (resides in Seventy-six Tp., Muscatine Co.), George T., William J. W. and Marion; Rachel Iowa died April 18, 1871, aged 19 years; Bessie died in 1864, aged 2 years. Mr. Townsley's farm contains 260 acres.
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