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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 W. CARNEY, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 31, P. O. Lowell, was born in Allegany County, N. Y., in 1837. In 1857, he settled in Douglas County, Kan., where he carried on farming actively till after the war, when he located here, and has been successfully connected with his present industry since. In 1872, he married Miss Mary J. Spence, who was born in Jasper County, Mo., in 1850. They have a family of three sons and one daughter—Arthur E., Carl C, Eugene L. and Mary J. Mr. Carney did active service in First Kansas Independent Battery, from its organization till its muster out; was honorably discharged as Second Lieutenant of the battery to which he was promoted, for meritorious conduct, from the ranks. He is an active member of the A. O. U. W. society. His farm contains 187 acres of improved land, well fenced and stocked, nice dwelling, barn and stables, and an orchard of 400 trees of a nicely assorted variety of fruits.

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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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