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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 WILLIAM CRAWFORD, farmer, Section 36, P. O. Columbus, was born in Pennsylvania September 30, 1846. He lived on the farm until 1864, when he went to Montana and mined two years, then back to Iowa and went to school a short time, and went from there to Cherokee County, Kan., in 1867. He took a claim of 160 acres, which he opened and improved, and now raises stock and grain and has a good selection of fruits of all kinds. He has been elected School Director and appointed School Treasurer and is a member of the Land League. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Wood, of Indiana, in 1871, and has five children—Gertrude A., Nancy V., William Carl, Amos P., and Vida Mabel.

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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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