My Genealogy Hound

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.

* * * *

HERBERT COOL, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 2, P. O. Keelville, was born in Hampshire County, W. Va., in 1826, and was reared to the farming industry. In 1855, he settled in McLean County, Ill., and carried on his industry there until 1870, when he came here, and has been very successfully identified with farming and stock-raising since. In 1857, he married Miss Esther J. Haner, a native of McLean County, Ill., who departed this life August 18, 1881, and is buried in the Songer Cemetery, Neosho Township, aged forty-two years, leaving a family of four sons and two daughters-John W., Commodore F., Effie M., James E., Nellie C. and Clarence L. Mr. Cool has been an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over thirty years. His farm contains 200 acres of improved land, well stocked, fenced and watered, and has a nice orchard of 150 fruit trees of various kinds.

* * * *

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

To view additional Cherokee County, Kansas family biographies, click here

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.