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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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SQUIRE F. M. B. AMOS, farmer and stock-raiser, Sections 23 and 27, P. O. Keelville, was born in Clinton County, Ind., in 1840, and received his literary education in the public schools of his native county. At the age of seventeen, he engaged at the profession of teaching, with which he was reputably connected for eleven years, after which he located here and engaged at farming and stock-raising, which industry he has been very successfully identified with since. In 1862, he married, in Clinton County, Ind., Miss Mollie C. Thomas, who was born and reared in Chillicothe, Ohio. They have a family of four sons and five daughters—Eva M., Stanley H., Monterey M., Justin B., Ellston, Helen, Fred L., F. M. B. and Ruby P. Squire Amos has worked actively toward the development of the social and industrial life of this locality since coming here. He has been active, officially, as Township Trustee and Justice of the Peace almost continuously since locating here. Has been an active member of the A., F. & A. M. society since 1861, and of the I. O. O. F. society for the last eighteen years. His farm consists of 400 acres of improved land well stocked and fenced and watered, and has an orchard of about 1,000 fruit trees, all bearing. Squire Amos did active service in Company C, Tenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, during the late civil war.

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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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