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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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WILLIAM B. CRAIG, farmer, Section 31, P. O. Columbus, was born in Ohio, March 24, 1844. He was raised on a farm, received a liberal education, and at the age of fifteen he moved to Iowa, where he remained ten years. He then came to Kansas for a short time and then returned to Illinois and remained six years getting out railroad ties, coming back to Kansas in 1879 for permanent location. He has since been farming and raising stock and grain. He was in the army about three years in the Eleventh Iowa Infantry. He was wounded at Shiloh and was exchanged while at home.

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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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