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Cave, Jefferson F.

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Cave, Jefferson F.
March 10, 2007 01:21PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1885,
Hardin Co.

JEFFERSON F. CAVE, son of Abner and Ophelia (Cave) Cave, was born in Taylor
County, Ky., March 18, 1834. Abner Cave as born in 1809, and was a son of
Thomas Cave, who came from Orange County, Va., to Taylor County, Ky., about
1800; bought 600 acres of land, which he had cultivated by his nineteen
slaves. He was married in Virginia, to a Miss Sims, who bore him six sons
and five daughters. Abner Cave was the third born; learned wagon making,
carpentering and stone-masonry, and in 1832, married Ophelia Cave, daughter
of Abner and Elizabeth (Sims) Cave, of Hart County, Ky., and to this union
nine children were born, of whom Jefferson F. is the eldest. Abner died in
1854, in Missouri, but his widow, who was born in June, 1815, is still
living. Jefferson F. Cave, worked for his father until the latter's death,
when he took charge of affairs and assisted in supporting his mother and
his brothers and sisters. He returned from Missouri, whither he had gone
with his father, and rented a farm in Hart County, and February 11, 1858,
he married Miss Nancy, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Upton) Brackett, of
Hardin County. Mr. Cave received from his father-in-law a farm of 200
acres, which tract he has increased to 600 acres, now valued at $9,000, and
comprises three farms. Mrs. Nancy Cave died April 17, 1881, the mother of
the following children: Mary (Cleaver), Nancy (deceased), Vetoria (Rider),
William R. L, (a teacher), Florence, Luella, Laura C., Daniel B. and Sarah
(deceased). February 27, 1882, Mr. Cave married Mrs. Mary J. (Mount) Evans,
daughter of William and Catherine (Bland) Mount, of Hardin County, an
experienced school teacher, and the mother of one child by her former
husband, Mrs. Jona Ashcraft, of Brandenburg. The mother of Jefferson F.
Cave, after the loss of her husband, married Henry Lively, a veteran of
1812, now deceased, and for whose services she draws a pension of $96 per
annum. Mr. and Mrs. Cave are members of the Baptist Church; he is also a
Free Mason, and in politics is a Democrat.

Cave Sims Upton Brackett Cleaver Rider Mount Evans Bland Ashcraft Lively
Taylor-KY Orange-VA Hart-KY MO

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