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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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S. A. HAINES, real estate, insurance and loan agent, was born in Ohio September 18, 1831. He received a high school education, and at the age of nineteen, began business as Deputy County Auditor in Indiana, holding the position four years. He then engaged in the mercantile business in Indiana, which he continued for twenty-five years, coming to Baxter Springs, Kan., in November, 1879, where he began his present business. He is a member of the A.O. U. W. and the K. of H. He was married to Miss Annie E. Johnson, of Ohio, in 1859, by whom he has six children—Lafayette, Mabel, Harry, George, Winnie and Eldred. Mrs. Haines died in 1874. His present wife was Miss Ella Monce, of Ohio. They have one child—Stacy.

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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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