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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 CRAIG, was born on the 18th Of October, A. D. 1810, at Pekin, Stark Co., Ohio. In May, 1830, with his father’s consent, he emigrated to Orange County Ind., with a brother of his father then living in Indiana, with whom he learned the carpenter’s, trade. He worked at his trade in Indiana for about twenty-eight years. He was married in Orange, and raised his family there and in New Albany, where he moved in 1852, working at his trade in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri and Kansas, where he is now running some mines, not being able to work at his trade any more. He and his wife have lived together for over fifty years, having been married October 25, 1832. They have raised a family of six children, two of whom only are now living, and they are in New Albany, Ind. Their names are Isaac and F. B. F. Craig.

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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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