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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. J. GRAVES, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 6, P. O. Baxter Springs, was born in Morgan County, Ind., in 1832, and was identified with farming there till 1866, when he located here, and has been very successfully connected with his present industry since. In 1858, he married Miss Mary Johnson, who was born and reared in Scott County, Ind. They have three sons and three daughters—George Washington, Anna Maria, Samuel Jefferson, Merdilla, Charles Edward and Eleanora. Mr. Graves has been an active worker in developing the industrial interests of his locality. He is an active supporter of the Presbyterian Church. His farm contains 200 acres of improved land, well fenced, watered and stocked, an orchard of 1,000 fruit trees of a nicely assorted variety, good dwelling, barns and stables.

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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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