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
DR. W. W. WATTERS, far., Sec. 1; P. O. Atalissa; owns 200 acres in his home farm and 90 acres in Cedar Co., valued at $11,000; born March 17, 1809, in Hartford Co.,Md.; with his father Wm. Watters, moved to Belmont Co., Ohio in the fall of 1822; in the spring of 1834, commenced the study of medicine at Somerton in same county, and graduated at Cincinnati Medical College in 1839. Married Miss Teresa D.Gregg March 15, 1840; she was born January 21, 1821, in Belmont Co., Ohio; followed the practice of his profession till he emigrated to Muscatine Co., in the spring of 1851, and entered from Government his home farm, since which time he has devoted his time to farming; his children are---Hanson B., Wm. G., Mary W., Henry Q., Walter P., Emma I., and Sarah W.; all live near him except his son Wm. G., who is in California, his sons Hanson B. and Wm. G. served their country in the late rebellion. Politics, Republican.
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