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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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R. H. ANDERSON, farmer, Section 36, P. O. Columbus, was born in Indiana, June 9, 1843. He farmed until 1862, when he went into the army, and was discharged at the end of nine months, on account of disabilities. He then resumed farming, which he continued three years, when he came to Kansas and located in his present home. He bought 160 acres of railroad lands and improved it, now raising stock and grain, and also fine selections of all kinds of fruits. He was married to Miss Mary E. Young, of Indiana, in 1863. They have three children—Amos J., Charley W. and Laura S.

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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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