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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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REV. GEORGE BURTON, grocer, Section 16, P. O. Hallowell, was born in Illinois in 1841. He was reared on a farm and received a common-school education, coming to Kansas in 1870. He located in Neosho County and remained five years on a farm, then removed to Norton County, where he lived until 1882, at which time he came to Hallowell and opened his present business. He owns a dwelling house and two acres of land. He was Township Trustee two years. Is an Odd Fellow and a member of the Christian (New-Light) Church. Was married to Miss Elizabeth Harris, of Illinois, in 1860. They have one child living-Ellsworth ; John W., Ella J. and Elmer are deceased.

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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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