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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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GEORGE W. HOYT, farmer, Section 32, P. O. Columbus, was born in Ohio, March 22, 1839. Received common school education, and came to Kansas in 1866, locating at Millersburg, where he was engaged in mercantile business three years. He came to Columbus in 1969, engaged in same business and continued it to the spring of 1882, and is now running a stock farm, principally cattle and hogs. He has 200 acres under cultivation, owns an interest in 200 acres mineral land, near Galena, and a residence and business property in Columbus, of which city he was formerly Mayor. He belongs to A., F. & A. M.

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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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