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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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AARON BURLISON, grocer, was born in Indiana, January 16, 1843. He remained on the home farm and in the same business until 1861, joining the army July 25, of that year and remaining in the service until he was mustered out July 24, 1865. He then lived on a farm in Illinois until 1869, when he went into the grocery business in the same State, remaining two years, when he came to Barton county, Kan., and took up a homestead, which he improved and lived upon three years. He then was mining in Joplin, Mo., three years, and in Short Creek from 1877 to 1880 when he entered into the grocery business, in which he is still engaged. He was married to Miss Melvina Dillon, of Illinois, in 1863.

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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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