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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. W. ALDERSON, farmer, Section 8, P. O. Crestline, was born in Illinois, in 1842. He received a liberal education, and after farming in Illinois one year went to California, and was in butcher business seven years, then returned to Illinois and remained six months, and then to Kansas in 1869. He located on his present farm of 160 acres, which he bought and improved, and now raises grain and stock, with a fine assortment of fruits of all kinds. He is an Odd Fellow, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was Justice of the Peace two years. He was married to Miss M. E. Rafferty, of Illinois, in 1868. They have six children—Annie L., Ada M., Alice J., Alena M., Ama B. and Arthur J.

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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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