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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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LORENZO EDDY, farmer, Section 20, P. O. Monmouth, Crawford County, was born in Ohio, in 1847. He was educated in the common school and raised to agricultural pursuits. Commenced farming in Ohio at the age of twelve, continued until the age of twenty-three. In the mean time was in the army two years. He went to Missouri in 1870, where he remained on a farm one year. He then came to Kansas and located on his present farm of 158 acres, which he improved and has since been engaged in raising grain and stock. He was School Director six years; is a member of the Christian Church and is Elder of the same. He was married to Miss Samantha Larcom, of Ohio, in 1865. They have three children— Ida O., Carrie E. and Martha B. Mrs. Eddy is also a member of the Christian Church.

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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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