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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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MICHAEL EVANS, farmer, Section 13, Range 32, Township 22, P. O. Star Valley, was born in North Carolina in 1831. He went to Indiana at the age of nineteen and worked at the carpenter’s trade fourteen years and was then in Illinois on a farm eight years. He then moved to Nebraska, remained on a farm two years and thence went to Missouri and stayed until 1878, at which time he came to Cherokee County, Kan., and located on his present farm, which he has since been cultivating and improving, giving attention principally to wheat and corn. He is a member and Steward of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Was married to Miss M. E. Rominger, of Indiana, in 1854. Mrs. Evans died in 1864, leaving four children— Phelix N., Annie C, Clara C. and Mary E. He was married to Miss Elizabeth E. Sparker, of Indiana, in 1865. They have six children— John W., William G., Lillie C, Artie M., Charles F. and Nora A.

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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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