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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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CHARLES E. EDDY, farmer, Section 7, P. O. Brush Creek, was born in the State of New York, June 14, 1832; received a common school education while at home on the farm, and in 1853 went to Wisconsin, remaining a short time, and thence to Illinois, for one season; then was in Iowa three years, on a farm and driving stage; then to Nebraska, where he worked for stage company three months; then again in Iowa with stage company, and then back in Nebraska, where he opened a farm of 160 acres, which he improved and worked on two years. He then went to Missouri and carried on a farm one year, and in 1869 came to Kansas and bought his present farm of 160 acres which he improved, and upon which he now raises stock and grain, and has a fine selection of fruits of all kinds. Mrs. Eddy owns 127 acres in Cherokee County. He was married to Miss Fidelia Reynolds, of Ohio, 1852, who died in 1872, leaving Minnie. He was married to Mrs. Sarah Rainey, of Ohio, in 1874. They have three children—Charles, Jessie and Ustacia. Have one step-daughter, Annie Rainey.

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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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