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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. A. TEETER, Superintendent of Teeter’s crusher, Maggie Taylor tract, was born in Montgomery County, Ind., in 1855, and removed to Iroquois County, Ill., in 1856, with his people, where he was reared to the farming industry. In 1877, he came here and engaged in mining operations the following year, and has been successfully connected with it since. In 1881, he married Miss Elizabeth Eckels, a native of Hancock County, Ill. They have one little boy— Robert. Mr. Teeter formed a partnership with Judge Miller and Capt. A. Arnold in this enterprise in May, 1882. It gives employment to four skilled workmen, and turns out about twenty tons of marketable ore a day.

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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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