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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  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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A. H. DOWELL, proprietor and owner of “Lowell Pottery Works,” was born in Fairport, Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1847, and was reared to his present industry there. He located in Iola, Kan., in 1868; after following railroading for a few years, he located at Columbus, and established the pottery business, which, after a few years, he located here, and has very successfully carried it on since. He married in 1867 Miss Rosamond DeMoss, who was born in Ohio and reared in Indiana. They have three sons and one daughter—Oscar Le Grand, James Francis, William Morton and Amy E. Mr. Dowell began his operations here with merely his knowledge of the business, and by dint of steady and persistent industry, now does a business of $5,000 a year in the line of general pottery work and tiling. George M. Dowell, father of A. H., is a native of Alabama, and settled in Muscatine County, Iowa, at the age of nineteen, where he was connected with pottery work till recently he came here. G. A. and J. W., brothers of A. H., are active workmen with him in the business. Mr. Dowell’s enterprise gives employment to about eight skilled workmen.

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This family biography is one of 289 biographies included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Cherokee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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