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 648
CHARLEY WILSON, Sec. 24; P. O. Muscatine; born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Dec. 1, 1837; removed to Whitley Co., Ind.; remained two years; came to Muscatine Co. in 1857; first settled in Pike Tp.; removed to where he now lives in 1865. Mr. Wilson enlisted Sept. 1, 1861, in Co. A, 11th I. V. I., and was discharged June 28, 1862, on account of injuries received while in the service; re-enlisted February, 1864, in the same regiment and company; was in battles of Pittsburg Landing and Atlanta, where he was wounded by a ball passing through his left arm; was discharged April 25, 1865; was in all the prominent battles of that regiment. Married Miss Maria L. Dickinson June 28, 1866; born in Ohio Nov. 7, 1846; they have one son and one daughter--Jesse C. and Flora G. Mrs. Wilson is a member of the M. E. Church; Mr. W. is a member of the Congregational Church. Mr. W. owns eighty-six acres of land. In politics is a Republican.
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