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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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E. A. HAINES, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 5, P. O. Baxter Springs, was born in Clinton County, Ohio, in 1839, and followed farming there until 1867, when he located and has actively carried it on here since. He married in Brown County, Ohio, in 1860, Miss Sophronia A. Snyder. They have a family of one son and two daughters—Elmer E. E., Carrie E. and Flora M. Mr. Haines is living on the homestead of 160 acres, which he has brought from a state of nature to a beautiful improved farm, well fenced and with nice buildings and an orchard of 1,000 fruit trees of various kinds. He has always worked for the development of the social and public life of his locality, and has served with honorable distinction as a public servant of his municipality and school district.

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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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