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 692
JOHN C. WALES, far., Sec. 31; P. O. West Liberty; son of Edward and Mary D, Wales; owns 125 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born May 5, 1833, in Yorkshire, England; in the spring of 1849, parents came to Alleghany Co., Penn., and in the spring of 1851, to this county; his mother died in July, 1876, and his father returned to England in 1877. John G. married Miss Adaline Tar, daughter of Samuel Tar, of Muscatine, Feb. 19, 1856; she was born Dec.2, 1828, in Indiana; have two children-- Samuel E., born Nov. 29, 1857, and Sarah E., born Sept. 19, 1861; lost one-- Thomas C. Member of the Presbyterian Church; Democrat.
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