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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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J. F. CRICE was born January 24, 1829, in Ballard County, Ky., and is the second of seven children (four boys) born to William and Nancy (Boren) Crice, natives of Pennsylvania. His grandparents were Frederick and Catherine(Kimel) Crice, natives of Pennsylvania, and Stephen and Rebecca (Latham) Boren, German and English descent respectively. William Crice came to the Purchase about 1828; his widow is still living, aged seventy-seven years. The early advantages of J. F. Crice for an education were poor. His teachers for a while were his mother and Z. W. Bugg. At the age of twenty-two years, he engaged in farming on his own responsibilities and has been very successful. He turned his attention mostly to stock-raising, and now owns 500 acres of land in good condition. He was married August 15, 1850, to Sarah J. Stovall, of Ballard County, daughter of John and Patience (Sprouse) Stovall, of Irish and German descent. There have been born to this marriage five children: Ellen R. (now Kimbrough), Mary P. (now Brown), John C. B., Margaret J. and Bell. Mrs. Crice died January 7, 1873, a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Crice was next married in July, 1874, to Sarah L. Stovall, of Ballard County, Ky., born in Todd County, and daughter of George W. and Ruth (Penn) Stovall, natives of Virginia. To this marriage were born four children: William G., Anna Lee, Lucy P. and Thomas K. Mrs. Crice is a member of the Baptist Church and Mr. Crice is a Mason. He cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Scott, but now votes the Democratic ticket. Mr. Crice was the owner of three negroes and was dealing in horses and mules considerably, when the war broke out. He lost, by the army, fifteen head of horses and sold the Federals three.

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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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