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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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J. R. COMMONS, blacksmithing and farming, P. O. Lowell, was born in Texas County, Mo., in 1844, and located here, with his people, in 1881, and was reared to the blacksmithing business by his father, who carried it on here for many years. In 1865, he married Miss Sarah Lee, who was born in Missouri and reared in Illinois. They have a family of two sons and one daughter— Maggie C., William H. and James D. Mr. Commons did active service in the militia of this State during the late civil war. His farm contains 115 acres of improved land, well fenced, watered and stocked, handsome dwelling, etc., and a nice orchard of 500 fruit trees of different varieties.

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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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