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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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JOHN H. BURROWS, tin smith, was born in Indiana in 1851; he received a business education, and at the age of eighteen began tinners’ business in Evansville, Ind., which he continued three years. He came to Kansas in 1870, and located in Erie, remaining two years engaged in tin business, and being also a silent partner in grocery store; he was then in Galena a short time, and came from that place to Baxter Springs, and opened his present business. Mr. B. is a Good Templar, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; he was married to Miss Clara Wigner, of Kansas, in 1874. They have four children—Ida, Gertie, Maud and George.

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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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