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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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BENNETT BROWN, Superintendent of Oswego Coal Company’s Mines, was born in Scotland August 3, 1850. He came to the United States in 1869, and was connected with coal mines in Ohio two years. He then spent two years in Illinois, after which he returned to Ohio where he remained until 1876. He then returned to Scotland, remaining until March 1879. In 1879, he came back to the coal mines in Ohio. He stayed there until 1881, when he went to Colorado, and from there to Weir City, as Superintendent of mines. Was married to Miss Mary Kerr, of Scotland, in 1874. Have four children living—William, Susan, James, Andrew R., and one, Margaret (deceased).

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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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