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 689
GEORGE R. WILKINSON, farmer, Sec.1; P. O. Atalissa; owns 238 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born July 28, 1821, in Chester Co., Penn., where his parents died, his father in 1835 and his mother in 1838; in August, 1839, he went to Belmont Co., Ohio, and worked at the potter's trade. While there he married Miss Maria Smith March 21, 1845; she was born in December, 1820, in Lancaster Co., Penn.; in the summer of 1865, they came to Muscatine Co., Iowa, and located on the farm upon which he still lives; Have seven children--- Eleanora, Gilpin, Elma W., now Bowie; Dallas, Alice V., Lucetta and Anna M; lost two---Samuel S. and Philena. Was raised under the instruction of the Society of Friends; Republican.
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