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Below is a family biography from the book, 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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ELDER SILAS FLEMING CAYCE, M. D., was born October 15, 1850, in Fulton County, Ky., and was reared in Fulton and Hickman Counties. His father, James H. Cayce, was born in Graves County, Ky., in 1830, removed with his parents about 1845 to Columbus, engaged in the business of general merchant and trader at Cayce, Clinton, Moscow and Columbus, and died in 1881. He was the son of Elder Fleming Cayce, who died in 1848, aged about sixty years. Fleming was a pioneer of West Kentucky, a prominent minister and leader in the primitive Baptist Church in southwestern Kentucky and Tennessee. James H. was thrice married—first to Sarah E., daughter of John and Martha (Johns) Little, of Fulton County, and to them were born subject and John H. By his second marriage were born Ida C. (Bowers), Ben Hardie (a noted telegrapher, who died of yellow fever at his post at Holly Springs), Walter E., Cynthia (Vaughn), and Maud. By his third marriage Augustus M. and William E. In youth subject procured a good English education and has continued to improve by extensive reading. He was married January 11, 1870, to Miss Flora M., daughter of Elisha and Almeda (Penny) Beazley, of Hickman County, Ky., and to them have been born Claudius H., Eliza A., Hardie B. (deceased), Kittie E. (deceased), Lettie (deceased), and Osman F. Dr. Cayce was licensed to preach (1873) in the Primitive Baptist Church, and ordained to the full work of the ministry in 1878, at Rock Springs Church, Bethel Association, and now has pastoral care over the congregations at Mud Creek and Union City, Tenn. He commenced the study of medicine in 1869, and while a student was for four years engaged in the drug business. In 1874-75 he attended lectures at Nashville and practiced at this place two years, two years in Hickman County, two years in Graves County, and in 1881 returned to Crutchfield, where he now enjoys an extensive and lucrative practice. His situation is a pleasant one.

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This family biography is one of 114 biographies included in the Fulton County, Kentucky section of the book, 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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