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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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HENRY CALVERLEY, farmer, Section 35, P. O. Columbus, was born in England in 1830, and came to the United States in 1848. He was engaged in trading and farming in Illinois and Iowa ten or twelve years, and in 1870 came to Kansas and located his present home, and opened and improved a farm. He improved two quarter-sections and now raises stock and grain, with a good supply of all kinds of fruits. He was married to Miss Angeline Morgan, of Iowa, in 1857. They have four children— Lizzie, Willie, Guy and Clara. They lost one son, Robert.

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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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