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 688
HANSON B. WATTERS, far., Sec. 12; P. O. Atalissa; son of Dr. W. W. Watters; owns 87 acres of land, valued at $60 per acre; born Dec. 9, 1840 in Belmont CO., Ohio; came with parents to this county in the spring of 1851. At his country's call, enlisted in Co. G, of 2d I. V. C., in August, 1861, and re-enlisted as veteran in February, 1864; was mustered out at Davenport Oct, 1865; participated at the siege of Corinth, Iuka, Tupelo, Battle of Corinth and Coffeeville, Miss., where he was slightly wounded, the ball passing through his saber -belt, clothing and memorandum-book, and lodging against one of his ribs, knocking him down as quick as if it had gone through him. Married Miss Ruth H. Parker Dec. 24, 1868; she was born in February, 1846, in Columbia Co., Penn., have three children-- Alen P,. Wm. L., and George S. Came unto his present farm in 1869. Has served as Township Assessor several years. Republican.
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