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Below is a family biography included in History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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FREDERICK CRICE, farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Union County, Ill., March 29, 1827, and is the first of seven children, four (boys) born to William and Nancy (Boren) Crice, natives of Kentucky and Tennessee respectively, and of Dutch descent. The father was a son of Frederick and Catherine (Kimbel) Crice, who were reared in Pennsylvania. He was a farmer and fine horse dealer. The mother of Frederick is still living and is seventy-eight years old. The parents came to the Purchase in 1830, and settled within a mile of where Frederick now lives, in North Ballard. About 1833, the father moved his family to Arkansas, where he died in 1837, when the family returned to Ballard County, where they have lived ever since. August 5, 1850, Frederick Crice married Mary Ann Crice of Ballard County, a daughter of John and Nellie (McCrary) Crice, natives of Pennsylvania and North Carolina; and respectively of German and Scotch-Irish origin. He had born to him by this marriage four children. Two lived to be grown: Nancy E. (who married Jacob Keen and who died), and J. W., also deceased. Mrs. Crice died May 14, 1863, and on July 17, 1864, Mr. Crice married Melissa J. Garner, of Ballard County, daughter of Ephraim and Eunice (Crice) Garner, natives of Illinois and Kentucky respectively. To this union were born nine children, seven now living: Benjamin, Thomas L., James H., Frederick G., Sarah C., Charles D. and Butler P. After the family returned from Arkansas, in 1837, they purchased 200 acres of land (where Mr. Moore now lives) and added till they owned about 400 acres. Mr. Crico is now a possessor of 800 acres of land in good condition, earned by his own industry and perseverance, and was the owner of five negroes before the war. He cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Taylor; in 1856 he voted for James Buchanan, and has voted as a Democrat ever since. Mrs. Crice is a Baptist.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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