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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CUTFORTH, GEORGE, farmer; Sec. 20; P. O. Liberty; was born in England, 1808; came to New York, January, 1836, and to Quincy, September, 1838; lived near Quincy for one year, then in Fall Creek township fifteen years, then located in McKee township in 1858, when it was but a vast wilderness, not even organized; was married in 1839 to Mrs. Rachel____. She was born in Kentucky; died in 1840. They had one child; James B. Married again in 1841 to Jane Martin. She was born in Maine and died, 1871. He had eleven children by the second marriage: Charles, George (deceased), Thomas (deceased), Walter, John W., Willoughby(deceased), Clara J.(deceased), Mary E. (decased), Ivory R. (deceased), Judson, and Rhoda A. Then he married Mrs. Carter in 1871. She was born in Missouri. They had one child: William F. He owns 230 acres of land in McKee township, worth $5,000. They are both members of the Baptist church. He has held various offices in the township. Republican.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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