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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 CAVE, of the firm of Walters & Cave, grocers, was born in Indiana February 21 1826. He was raised a farmer, and followed that occupation until the age of thirty. In 1862, he enlisted in Company A, Ninety-first Illinois Volunteer infantry, and was mustered out of service in May, 1865. He then began teaching school in Montgomery County, Ill., and taught until 1876, at which time he was elected Marshal of Litchfield, Ill., and held the office for three years, afterward carrying on the grocery business a short time in Illinois. He came to Galena, Kan., in 1880, and mined about one year. He was burned out twice during 1881 and 1882, losing about $1,000, and owns residence property in Galena. Is a member of the Christian Church, and was married to Miss Margaret Eishelman, of Memphis, Mo., March 5, 1848.

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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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