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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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ENOCH CARTER, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 13, P. O. Quakervale, was born in Hendricks County, Ind., March 25, 1828, and was identified with farming successfully there until the spring of 1868, when he located here, and has been prominently identified with his present industry here since. In 1851, he married Miss Catherine Hodson, who was born in North Carolina, and reared in Hendricks County, Ind. They have a family of one son and a daughter living—Jane, now Mrs. Hon. C. W. Harvey and Chilon, farmer and stock-raiser, and have buried one daughter, Luella (Mrs. Richard Haworth), in the Quakervale Cemetery, in January, 1882. Mr. Carter, during his residence here, was engaged for several years in the nursery business. His farm contains 160 acres of improved land, well fenced, watered and stocked. He has a handsome orchard of twenty acres of a nicely assorted variety of apple and pear trees, ten acres of assorted peach trees, and a full variety of small fruits, grapes, etc. He has worked actively in the development of the industrial life of his locality, and for many years was active as Land Agent of the K. C., Ft. S. & G. R. R. He and his family are active members and supporters of the Church of Friends.

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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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