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Andrew J. Crisp, liveryman, was born in Crittenden County, Ky., December 18, 1848, the son of John and Leah (Brantley) Crisp, natives of Kentucky. The father came to Franklin County in 1866, locating on his present farm in Cave Township. Our subject first engaged in the livery business in Thompsonville, in 1881, and still has an interest in the business there in company with Walker W. McCreery, who has active charge of the business there. In August, 1885, he started his present business in a building now owned by J. J. Hudson, near his hotel. He had the leading business of the kind in town, with a first class stock and several fine turnouts. He sold out his livery business at Thompsonvillle, April 10, 1887, and started the same business at Benton, with W. W. McCreery for a partner. In December, 1879, he married Libby J. Odle, of this county. Their two children are Cora Alice and Nellie. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the F. & A. M. order.