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JOHN M. RICE, farmer and miller, was born in 1845, in Muhlenberg County, Ky. His parents, M. M. and S. A. Rice, were born in Kentucky. The father is a farmer, living in Muhlenburg County, at the age of sixty-six years. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The mother died in 1872, at the age of forty-five years. She also was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. These parents had four boys and five girls, eight of whom are now living and members of the church. Our subject on arriving at majority, began for him-self at farming. He still continues in that business. He sold goods for himself in Kirkmansville for two years. He farmed in Texas in 1879-80, making two crops of cotton, corn and wheat. He went to Texas more especially on account of health. On regaining that he returned and has been running his mill and farm ever since. He has been quite successful in business. He now owns 100 acres of land, besides a town residence and mill property. He has been very successful and has an encouraging outlook. He was married October, 1866, to Miss Mary A. Butler of this county. Benjamin B., John H. and Eura are their children. Both parents and two children are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.