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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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PETER COVERT, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 30, P. O. Lowell, was born in Clark County, Ind., in 1838, and was reared in Atchison County, Mo. In 1858, he located in Pawnee County, Neb., and carried on farming actively for several years. In 1866, he located here, and has been active in his present industry since. In 1870, he married Miss Mahala Shepherd, who was born in Atchison County, Mo., in 1853. They have a family of one son and three daughters-Flora, Anna, Joseph A. and Ida May. Mr. Covert did active service in Company C, Second Nebraska Cavalry, from its organization until its muster out, and was honorably discharged. His farm contains eighty acres of improved land, well fenced and stocked, and having nice dwelling, stables, and an orchard of thirty fruit trees of different kinds.

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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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