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Cadiz Precinct - Canton Precinct - Ferguson Springs
C. C. FLORA was born February 28, 1887, in Granger County, Tenn; he was a son of Daniel and Hannah (Blair) Flora. The father was born in Tennessee in 1818; he died November 6, 1871. The mother died in Granger County, Term., aged thirty-seven. In November, 1844, the family came to Trigg County, and settled in Golden Pond Precinct; they bought 140 acres of land from George Grace, and engaged in farming. The father was also Postmaster at this point, and held the office from 1853 to 1855. Our subject served as Deputy, and at the age of sixteen opened a grocery store. This business he continued two years, after which he moved to Canton and was clerk in the dry goods store of El. C. Spiceland one year. The business then changed hands; A. G. Cobb became proprietor. After continuing one year, subject and E. C. Spiceland bought out the business, and after various changes he moved to Roaring Springs Precinct and engaged in farming one year; he then returned to Canton and again clerked for El. C. Spiceland one year. In 1861 he returned to Golden Pond, and was engaged in farming until 1863. In the spring of 1864 he opened a store on these premises, and soon after was robbed by guerrillas of both stock and cash. He soon opened a general store at Linton, which he continued until 1867; he then carried on business about two miles north of his late locality. In 1877 be moved to his farm, which consists of 200 acres. In 1881 be opened a general store on this farm, and was appointed Postmaster; the office is known as Deason Post office. In August, 1878, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and was in his second term when he died, July 24, 1884. Mr. Flora was married on December 31, 1857, to Mary H., daughter of J. M. Darnell, of Roaring Springs. Their union was blessed with eight children-four boys and four girls. Mrs. Flora has been a life-long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and still resides with five of her children at the old home. Mr. Flora lived and died in the Methodist faith. 

PHILIP REDD was born October 19, 1819, in Trigg County, Ky. He is the fourth child of a family of eight born to William and Frances (Hackett) Redd, who were reared in Caroline County, Va. The father immigrated to Christian, now Trigg County, in 1818; he engaged in farming. Our subject at the age of eighteen was employed as manager on his father's farm-a position he held for three years. In 1840 he went to Eddyville, Caldwell Co., and with his brother, George K., engaged in the tanning business. In 1844 they came to Mr. Redd's present location and purchased about 3,600 acres of land and at once commenced the erection of a tannery. This business they carried on with great success. His brother died in December, 1883, aged seventy-one. Mr. Redd then bought out the entire business, which consists of tannery, saw and grist-mill, a blacksmith-shop and shoe-shop, all of which are inclosed with a substantial board fence twelve feet high. He is also engaged in the cultivation of fish, having a pond for this purpose on his premises. His tanning business at times has been quite extensive, having sold as high as $23,000 worth of leather in a year; he is also largely engaged in farming, employing from twelve to fifteen hands. His residence was built in 1852 at a cost of about $2,000. Mr. Redd is one of the earliest settlers of this locality. 

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