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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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H. ANDREWS, of the firm of Aldrich, Fuller & Andrews, proprietors of the Excelsior Crushing and Separating Works, is a native of Herkimer County, N. Y., and was reared to the profession of a mechanic. In 1861, at the age of sixteen, he enlisted in Company A, First New-York Light Artillery, and did active service till the end of the war, when he was honorably discharged as veteran of the Seventh New York Independent Battery, in which he served as Color Bearer for the last three years. After the war he returned home and completed his profession, but did not make it his business in life. He operated extensively in contracting, part of which was in the Territories, retaining, however, his identity with his native State. In 1877, he came here and operated in mining till he joined the present partnership. September 15, 1881, he married Naomi A. Kilborn, in Herkimer County, N. Y., who was born in Jefferson County, N. Y., where she lived until twelve years of age. The firm was established in November, 1880. Besides their regular work, they do a general brokerage business in lead and zinc ore. At the crushing and separating works in Galena, they do a business of 150,000 per annum, and at Collinsville, Ill., where their smelter is, they handle ten tons of zinc ore per day and do a business there of $100,000 per annum.

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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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