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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 W. CRICE was born March 25, 1835, in Ballard County. He is the tenth of twelve children, born to John and Nellie (McCrary) Crice, natives of Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He was reared on a farm and remained with his parents, who were among the first settlers of the Purchase, till he became of age; then he engaged in farming for himself, at which he has continued ever since. He moved to where he now lives, in December, 1855, on 189 acres of land. He was married November 8, 1855, to Mary S. Swearingen, of Ballard County, a native of Shelby County, Ky., and daughter of Harmon and Ann (Coleman) Swearingen, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and of Dutch and French descent respectively. To Mr. and Mrs. Crice were born fifteen children: John H., Van A., Benjamin F. (deceased), Nellie A., Mary F., Willie U., Sarah J., Robert F., Joseph P. (deceased), Charles S., Susan B., Thomas B., Mike, George W. and Clifton. Mr. Crice cast his first presidential vote for James Buchanan. He was appointed postmaster of Oscar post office in October, 1881.

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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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