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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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JAMES CASE, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 33, P. O. Columbus, was born near Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1839. When he was ten years of age, his people removed to Jackson County, Ohio, where he was reared to the farming industry. He was identified in that State with farming and stock-raising till 1871, when he came here, and has successfully carried on that business since. His farms consist of 160 acres in Section 4, Crawford Township, and 160 aces in Section 33, Mineral Township, all under a thorough state of cultivation, and well furnished with buildings; a beautiful orchard of 500 apple trees, 150 peach trees, apricots, and all kinds of fruit grown here, and all in full bearing-an evidence of his thrift and enterprise since locating here. He was married in Jackson County, Ohio, to Miss Nancy McKinnis, of Jackson County, who departed this life March 9, 1881, and is buried in Lone Elm Cemetery, Cherokee Township, leaving a family of three sons and four daughters living—Charles W., Frances S., Oscar, Reuben, Sophia, Ellen and Elethea, and George, who is buried beside the mother in the family cemetery.

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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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