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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. W. RAMSEY, farmer, P. O. Columbus, was born in Kentucky in 1838. He received a common school education and in 1854 went to Iowa and began farming for himself, remaining until 1869, at which time he went to Arkansas and farmed for three years. He came to Kansas in March, 1872, and located in Columbus, remaining seventeen months, and then bought a claim of 250 acres north of Columbus. He broke thirty acres and sold it, retaining his present farm, on which he built houses and improved a portion of it. He has a fine line of fruit trees. Mr. Ramsey is now devoting his time to raising grain and stock. Has running water and thirty acres of timber on his farm, eighty acres under hedge fence and forty acres under plank and rail fence. He was married to Miss Mary L. Loomis, of Pennsylvania, April 22, 1859. He has eight children living— Hattie R., William E., Mary E., George W., Chloe B., Richard A., James E., Minnie M.; Bird and Rebhardt, deceased.

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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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