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    G. B. CAVEN

    G. B. CAVEN, retired farmer; P.O. Fletcher; was born March 18, 1828, on the farm he now owns in Sec. 31; he is a son of  John A. Caven, one of the early settlers of this county, who was born in Rockbridge Co., Va., in 1789, where he grew to manhood, and in 1811, emigrated to Miami Co.; he entered the farm now owned by George B., which was in a very wild state. In 1821, he married Elizabeth Scott, who was born in Mason Co., Ky., in 1801; they both lived and died in this township. The grandparents of George B. were of Irish birth, and died in Spring Creek Township, she about 1828-30, their son following in 1838. G. B. remained at home and nobly assisted to clear and improve the farm; he received as good an education as could be obtained in his boyhood days. In 1849, he began life for himself, and has since by habits of industry and good management bought and hired lands, until he now owns 250 acres of fine land in this county, of which 160 lie in and above said section, whereon he has erected good, substantial farm buildings. His attention for the past few years has been partially directed to the culture of bees. Oct. 14, 1852, his marriage with Catherine Simmons was celebrated; she was born in this county, in 1829; their children were five in number, of whom all are now living, viz.: Alice, now Mrs.W. Hill; John F.; Melissa J., now Mrs. R. C. Morrow; Mary E., now Mrs. G. W. Sanders; and Ruth I. Mrs. Caven is a descendant of the Simmons family, whose biography will appear in some other part of this volume.

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