Thomas Rice

M, b. 1683
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Thomas Rice was born in 1683.

Thomas (McClure) Rice

M, b. 1801, d. 18 September 1842

Wreath at Monument Hill State Historic Park for Thomas Rice on Texas Heroes Day, September 21. Photo taken by descendant E. Don Wilt.

  • Last Edited: 17 Jan 2012
  • (Witness) Census1810: The 1810 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Nathan Rice's household; Rice, Nathan, head, males: 1 male up to 10 (Thomas ~9), 1 male 45 up (Nathan 48); females: 2 females to 10 (Lucy 3, Sabrina 7), 2 females 10-16 (Zilpha 10, Luceba 11), 1 female 45 up (Jemima 40).
  • (Witness) Census1820: The 1820 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Nathan Rice's household; Rice, Nathan, head, males: under 10=1 (?), 16-26=1 (Thomas), 45 up=1 (Nathan); females: 10-16=1 (Lucy), 16-26=2 (Luceba, Sabrina), 45 up=2 (Jemima, ?). They had either relatives or boarders, (mother and son?), living with them. Two persons were involved in agriculture (Nathan and young man).
  • Tax Rolls*: Tax rolls show that Thomas (McClure) Rice had 2 horses and 4 cattle in 1830; 1 horse and 3 cattle in 1831 and no carriages in Union Township, Washington County, Ohio.
  • Military: He served on 27 August 1836 is listed on the Muster Roll, Capt. James L. Holmes' Co. of Kentucky Volunteers, Velasco.
  • Military: He served on 24 October 1836 Pvt. Thomas Price (could be Rice?) listed with Company B, 1st Regiment Cavalry, enlisted at Camp Johnston.
  • Tax Rolls: He is listed on the 1840 Fort Bend County tax rolls as owning one saddle horse and no property. He is later listed as delinquent for the 1840 taxes of $1.25 per the Austin Centinel newspaper 15 July 1841 Fort Bend County, Texas.
  • Military*: He served in the Texian Militia during War for Texas Independence.
  • Military: He served "After the capture of San Antonio on September 11, 1842, by Brig. Gen. Adrián Woll in the second of the Mexican invasions of 1842, Texan forces gathered on Salado Creek under Col. Mathew Caldwell to repel the raiders. While Texas arms were succeeding at the battle of Salado Creek on September 18, 1842, a calamity was occurring only a mile and a half away. In response to Caldwell's call for volunteers, Capt. Nicholas M. Dawson had raised a fifty-three-man company, mostly from Fayette County, and marched down from La Grange."
    "The next addition was four men from the County of DeWitt, and their names were Thomas J. Butler, Elijah Garey, Thomas Rice and William Savage. We know this because of the claims entered by these four for compensation against the State for losses of life and property."
  • Note: Marker Location: Corner of Washington and Colorado, La Grange. Marker Number: 1184; Marker Title: The Dawson Expedition/Historic Oak; Marker Text: It was under this historic oak when the men of Capt. Nicholas Mosby Dawson's company assembled on September 15, 1842 and went to the relief of San Antonio to repel the invasion of Texas by the Mexican Army under Gen. Adrian Woll. In the fight near Salado Creek, September 18, Dawson and 35 of his men were killed, 15 captured and imprisoned in Castle Perote in Mexico, and 3 escaped. Here on the courthouse square, the scarred remains of what was once a mighty oak marks the spot from which La Grange has on every occasion sent its sons to battle. In fights with the Indians, the struggle with Mexico, in the War Between the States, the Spanish American War, and in two World Wars, sons of Fayette County were first marshaled under this tree. Wives, mothers, sweethearts here bade farewell and sent their men to battle, each time to win acclaim as true patriots. Year Marker Erected: 1963. at La Grange, Fayette County, Texas.
  • Note: Marker location: 6 miles N San Antonio on Holbrook Road, 1 block off Ritterman Road in San Antonio; Marker Title: The Battle of the Salado; Marker Text: "Decisive in Texas history, was fought here, September 18, 1842. Col. Mathew Caldwell and Capt. John C. Hays, commanding a force of Texas volunteers, opposed the Mexican Army under General Adrian Woll that had captured San Antonio, and, with the loss of only one man, checked the last Mexican invasion of Texas and thereby prevented the capture of Austin, capitol of the Republic of Texas."
  • Military: He served on 18 September 1848 The Democratic Telegraph and Texas Register, published in Houston, Texas, Sept. 28th, 1848 reported the proceeding as thus:
    The Funeral Ceremonies on the Interment of the Remains of the Decimated Mier Prisoners, Capt. Dawson's Command and Others.
    This solemn ceremony took place at La Grange, Fayette County, on Monday the 18th of September. The procession was formed in the Courthouse square by the marshal, Col. Lester; 1st, The hearses contained the remains, escorted by the military, under the command of Col. Martin K. Snell, of this city, who, being a soldier of the revolution, and early identified with the fortunes of the country, was kindly tendered the command on the occasion; Pall-bearers then followed successively, the relatives and friends of the deceased; Masonic Fraternity, Officers of the State, County and citizens and strangers. The procession moved from the square at 10 o'clock A.M. for the place of interment, about a mile from town, on a commanding and beautiful bluff on the west bank of the river. Between two and three thousand persons were present, including a large number of ladies. Arriving on the ground, a chaste and appropriate sermon was delivered by Rev. Mr. Kinney - seats being prepared for the occasion - the remains were deposited in the vault and the usual military ceremonies performed. The procession then moved on to town. The Masonic fraternity were escorted to the lodge by the military and c & c. Upon no occasion was ever before more order and quiet maintained.
  • Military: He served during Monument Hill State Historic Park on 18 September 1848 where the Historical Marker reads:
    "Monument Hill Tomb -In September 1848, the remains of Texans killed in the 1842 Dawson Massacre and the 1843 'Black Bean Death Lottery' were reburied at this site in a sandstone vault. The Kreische family did its best to care for the grave during their ownership of the property, but it suffered from lack of formal oversight. In 1905, the state authorized acquisition of .36 acres here, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas raised funds for a new cover for the tomb in 1933. During the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration, the 48-foot shellstone shaft with a stylized, Art Deco-influenced mural was erected to mark the mass grave more prominently. Local citizens purchased 3.54 acres as a donation to the state for parkland in 1957".
    Marker Location: 414 St. Loop 92, Monument Hill-Kreische Brewery State Historical Site interpretive center. Marker Number: 12756; Marker Title: Monument Hill Tomb; Year Marker Erected: 1936.
  • Military: He served on 7 November 1854 Affidavits by Richard H. Chisholm, Jacob A. Miller and Samuel Anders signed on November 7, 1854, swearing that they were acquainted with Thomas Rice and know that he had a horse and equippage that was lost when he was killed at the massacre of Capt. Dawson's Company in the Woll campaign. Elizabeth Rice (signed with her mark) a document naming Nicholas J. Ryan as her attorney to collect all sums of money due her from the Late Republic of Texas for the 'services of Thomas Rice my husband who served during the Woll Campaign in September, 1842', dated August 15, 1854. A document dated 22nd day of Sept 1854, signed by N. J. Ryan, authorized the payment of $80.75 each on the claims of Thomas Rice, Winfield L. Lowe and Elijah Garey. Three weeks service at $22.50 per month = $15.75 and one horse killed in battle = $65.00 equals $80.75.

Family: Elizabeth Wilson b. 1805, d. b 7 Jul 1859

Thomas Richard Rice

M, b. 11 February 1842, d. 11 May 1887

Thomas Richard Rice
  • Last Edited: 13 Jun 2011
  • (Witness) Census1850: The 1850 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Elizabeth Rice's household; Rice, Elizabeth, head, 45/f, born Ireland; Oliver, 20/m, farmer, born Ohio; Thomas, 8/m, born Texas.
  • (Witness) Estate: Thomas Richard Rice witnessed the Estate of Elizabeth Rice on 8 July 1859 at DeWitt County, Texas; 'The State of Texas; Oliver Rice et al; County of DeWitt; Deed of Release: Know all men by these presents on the Eighth day of July, 1859, that we the undersigned Heirs of the Estate of Elizabeth Rice, deceased of said State and county. Withforth that we the undersigned Heirs of the Estate of the Said Elizabeth Rice do by these presents do bind ourselves and agree that the settlement that we have this day made in the Estate of the said Elizabeth Rice Shall be binding to each and all of us the Heirs of the said Elizabeth Rice and that we have this day made a fair and equal division of all the cattle of the said Estate and the Joseph Newman has in and for his son Leander Newman one of the Heirs of said Estate given unto Asa Asa Rice one of equal kin with Leander Rice all and every part and parcel of the said Leander Newman share in the said Estate forever-- Withforth that we the undersigned Heirs of the said Estate do hereby acknowledge by these presents the receipt of all or part and portion of all the property of the said Estate of Elizabeth Rice owned and we do by these presents receive it as a full and final settlement forever -- Whereunto we sit our hand this date above mentioned. Oliver Rice In Presence of (his mark) Amos A Hill; J S Newman; Joseph Bennett; A A Rice; T R Rice. The State of Texas: Personally appeared before me; County of DeWitt; James N Smith clerk of the County Court of said County: Amos A Hill; one of the subscribing witness to the foregoing instrument of writing who to me is well known and he after being duly sworn on his oath says that he is acquainted with all the party subscribing the same and that he saw each of them sign and seal the same and they acknowledge to be their act and deed for the purpose therein set forth and that they requested him to witness the same -- Given under my hand and seal of office at office in Clinton the 19th day of July A D 1859: James N Smith Cty Clerk. The State of Texas; County of DeWitt; I hereby certify that the above instrument of writing was filed in my office for record on Tuesday the 19th day of July A D 1859 at 10 oclock a m and that it was duly recorded in Record Book - - In Book H on page 455 on the same day and date as 11 oclock a m. Given under my hand and seal of office at office in Clinton this 19th day of July A D 1859.      James N Smith Cty Clerk.' This Deed of Release, Oliver Rice et al, was transcribed by Anita J. Cooper.
  • Military*: Thomas Richard Rice served in the Confederate Army during Civil War between 1861 and 1865 was a Sergeant in the 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Mounted Rifles, Capt. Matt Nolan, Rio Grande Regiment, John S. (Rip) Ford, Commander.
    Military Service Record card found on footnote.com: Thomas Rice, Sgt, 2nd Tex Cav; Name appears on a LIST OF PRISONERS OF WAR, Surrendered and paroled at Victoria, Texas, prior to Aug. 8, 1865. Residence: DeWitt Co, Texas. Thomas R. Rice is listed in the "Texas Civil War Soldiers Index" page 210, http://www.researchonline.net/txcw/mastindx.htm: Rice, Thomas R., TX 2nd Calvary Regiment Co G.
    List of engagements of the 2nd Texas Cavalry:
    (1) Engagement, Valverde, NM Terr, Feb 21, 1862;
    (2) Skirmish, Apache Canon, near Santa Fe, N M Terr, March 26, 1862;
    (3) Engagement, Glorietta (Pigeon Ranch), NM Terr. March 28, 1862;
    (4) Skirmish near Fort Craig, NM.Terr.(detachment)May 23, 1862;
    (5) Skirmish, Des Allemands, LA (detachment) Sept 9, 1862;
    (6) Engagement, Galveston, TX (detachment)Jan 1, 1863;  Skirmish, Jackson's Cross Roads, LA June 20, 1863;
    (7) Skirmish, Vidalia, LA, Sept 14, 1863; Skirmish, Cross Bayou, LA, Sept 14, 1863; Campaign in Western LA and Operations in The Teche Country, Oct 3 - Nov 30, 1863; Skirmish, Los Patricios, TX (detachment), Mar 13, 1864; Operations against Banks' Red River, Campaign Mar 13 - May 22, 1864;
    (8) Engagement, Wilson's Farm, Apr 7, 1864;
    (9) near Pleasant Hill LA, April 8 & 9th 1864;
    (10)Skirmish, Bayou de Paul (Carroll's Mills) April 8, 1864
    (11)Battle, Sabine Cross Roads, April 8, 1864;
    (12) Mansfield April 8, 1864;
    (13)Skirmish, Cloutiersville, LA, April 23 - 24, 1864;
    (14)Skirmish, Alexandria, LA, April 27 - 29, 1864; May 13, 1864; Skirmish, David's Ferry LA, May 3, 1864; Action, Graham's Plantation, LA, May 5, 1864; Skirmish, Bayou LaMourie, LA, May 6, 1864;
    (15)Operations against the Retreat from Alexandria to Morganza, LA, May 13 - 20, 1864;
    (16)Engagement, Yellow Bayou, Bayou de Glaze Norwood Plantation (Old Oaks) LA, May 18, 1864; Action, Steamer "City Belle", LA, May 30, 1864; (17)Affair, Eagle Pass, TX. (detachment) June 19, 1864;
    (18)Skirmish, Rancho Las Rinas, TX, (detachment), June 25, 1864;
    (19)Skirmish, Palmetto Ranch near Brazos Santiago, TX, Sept 6, 1864;
    (20)Skirmish, Bocca Chico Pass, TX, Oct 14, 1864;
    (21) Surrender, Galveston, TX, June 2, 1865

    QUERY:
    Quartermaster Depot in Victoria County, Texas where Thomas surrendered and was paroled from?
    Where was it actually located?
    Are there any records showing the date of Thomas' surrender and parole?
    Why would he have surrendered?
    Did he surrender as an individual or with his Company/Regiment?
    What battles was he involved in?
    ANSWER:

    The surrender at Victoria was only a formality. He was never really taken prisoner. The Depot did exist in Victoria. It had been a militia camp at the beginning of the war. Some of the Company's of the 2nd Texas Cavalry were scattered throughout the state guarding the border and the route to and from New Mexico. I cannot determine if Thomas' company actually went to New Mexico in that campaign or not. Some companies did and some companies guarded the route. He was likely involved in the recapture of Galveston, January 1, 1863 but the Confederate force was so large that there is no way of telling if he actually saw action there. He probably do not go off with the 2nd Texas Cavalry to Louisiana since he is shown as being on recruiting detail in Dewitt County in 1864.
    I know that this is kind of sketchy but it's all that I have. I hope that this helps.
    Frank Johnson, Commander, 11th Brigade, Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, June 12, 2011.
  • Tax Rolls: He was on the tax rolls at DeWitt County, Texas, on 3 August 1867 and stated that he lived in the precinct and county for 10 years, state for 21 years.
  • (Witness) Census1870: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of William Wilson Rice's household; Rice, William W., head, 35/m/w, stockraiser, real estate value 1,000, personal estate value 1,000, born Ohio, Ann, 29/f/w, born Alabama, Thomas, 27/m/w, stockdriver, born Texas, Martha, 23/f/w, born North Carolina, Nannie A., 5/f/w, born Texas, Sidney, 1/f/w, born Texas, Meranda Sermon, 13/f/w, born Louisaina, William Fatheree, 7/m/w, born Texas, Martha F Fatheree, 3/f/w, born Texas, Louise Fatheree, 9/12/f/w, born Texas.
  • Note*: Thomas Richard Rice recorded three cattle brands on 22 May 1874 at Terryville, DeWitt County, Texas.
  • Census1880*: The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 5 June 1880 DeWitt County, Texas; Thomas Rice, head, w/m/38, farmer, born Texas, father born Ohio, mother born Ireland; Martha Ann w/f/35, born North Carolina, father born North Carolina, mother born South Carolina, Nanny Ann w/f/14, Sidney Lola w/f/10, Talitha w/f/8, Charles Allison w/m/5, Joann Alfretta w/f/2, all born Texas.
  • Tax Rolls*: He is listed on the tax rolls as having 100 acres, 1 carriage, 3 horses, 100 mules, 3 cattle for a total value of $665 in 1885 at DeWitt County, Texas.
  • Land Transaction*: He was sold property inherited from Elizabeth Rice's estate to Mary A. Rice, widow of William W. Rice on 20 April 1887.

Family: Martha Ann Alexander b. 14 Feb 1855, d. 31 Mar 1890

Thomas William Rice

M, b. 12 June 1912, d. 30 May 1995

Tom and Alice Rice, 1940
  • Last Edited: 13 Aug 2008
  • (Witness) Census1930: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Charles Allison Rice's household; age 54, married, white, birthplace Texas; estimated birth year 1876; father born Texas; mother born North Carolina; Sally Rice, f, 48; Jenne Mae Rice, f, 24; Oscar Rice, m, 19; Tom Rice, m, 17; Sam Rice, m, 8.

Family: Alice Agnes Glaspie b. 20 Jun 1917, d. 25 Jan 1977

Timothy Rice

M, b. 12 January 1735, d. 6 July 1813
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Timothy Rice

M, b. 1697
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Truman Courtney Rice

M, b. 18 August 1894, d. 3 August 1983

Truman C. Rice
  • Last Edited: 27 May 2012
  • (Witness) Census1900: The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Oren Adelbert Rice's household; Rice, Oren A., head, w/m/July 1855/49, married 25 years, born Texas, father born Ohio, mother born Pen or Ten.
  • Military*: Truman Courtney Rice served in the U. S. Army during World War I between 1918 and 1919 was a cook, served in Brest, France. [His serial number was 3-064-131]
  • Census1930*: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household DeWitt County, Texas.

Family: Ethyl Dora Stapp b. 24 Dec 1894, d. 12 Mar 1978

Vashti Rice

F, b. 7 March 1700
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Vashti Rice was born on 7 March 1700.

Victoria Rice

F, b. 29 November 1883, d. 1 December 1883
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Victoria Rice was born on 29 November 1883.
  • Death*: She died on 1 December 1883.

Virgie Pearl Rice

F, b. 17 August 1922, d. 20 July 1994
  • Last Edited: 23 Oct 2011
  • (Witness) Census1930: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Truman Courtney Rice's household.

Virginia Marlene Rice

F, b. 30 May 1940, d. 30 May 1940
  • Last Edited: 23 Oct 2011

Walter William Rice

M, b. 17 August 1903, d. 29 July 1970
  • Last Edited: 25 Oct 2011

Family 1: Clara Marie Beckman b. 21 Sep 1902, d. 24 Jul 1957

Family 2: Alice Kenneely d. 20 Apr 1994

Wilbert Hale Rice1

M, b. 30 November 1919, d. 23 August 1967
  • Last Edited: 10 Aug 2008
  • Occupation*: He was an electrician.

Citations

  1. Never married.

William Rice

M, b. circa 1555, d. circa 1588
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Note*: He is Sir William Rice. He was granted a coat of arms by Queen Mary of England on May 2, 1555.

Family: Thomasine Myal b. 1524, d. c 1568

William Henry "Roane" Rice

M, b. 7 April 1857, d. 23 May 1923

William Henry Rice Family: Effie J., Jerome Harley, Edward Eugene, Jesse James, Salina, William Henry, Mary Elizabeth (Karl), Amelia.

  • Last Edited: 25 Oct 2011
  • Attributes*: He was was a farmer, had red hair and blue eyes, was 6' tall.
  • (Witness) Census1860: The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Oliver Hugh Rice's household; Rice, Oliver, head, 39/m/farmer, real estate value 186, personal estate value 1,200, born Ohio, Adaline, 21/f, born New York, Wm H., 3/m, born Texas, Aaron A.D., 5/m, born Texas, Oliver Jr., 1/m, born Texas.
  • (Witness) Census1870: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Abraham Bowen's household; Bowen, Abraham, head, 20/m/w, stockraiser, personal estate value 1,150, born Texas, married May, 1870, Adeline, 50/f/w, born New York, Orrin Rice, 15/m/w, born Texas, William Rice, 12/m/w, born Texas, Amanda Rice, 9/f/w, born Texas, Mary, 4/f/w, born Texas.
  • Census1880*: The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 1 June 1880 DeWitt County, Texas; wm,25, single, farmer, born Texas, father born Ohio, mother born Ireland.
  • Note*: William Henry "Roane" Rice was listed on DeWitt County tax rolls as having 250 acres, 3 horses, 60 mules, 13 cattle, 3 sheep, 13 hogs for a total value of $749. in 1885.
  • Land Transaction*: He sold property to Abraham Bowen, signed by W H Rice on 2 June 1886 at DeWitt County, Texas.
  • (Witness) Land Transaction: He witnessed the land transaction of Thomas Richard Rice on 20 April 1887; sold property inherited from Elizabeth Rice's estate to Mary A. Rice, widow of William W. Rice.
  • Census1900*: The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 21 June 1900 Yoakum, DeWitt County, Texas; Rice, William, head, w/m/Apr 1857/43, married 17 years, born Texas, father born Ohio, mother born New York, farmer, owned house, Mary E., wife, w/f/Aug 1858/41, 7 children, 6 living, born Texas, parents Germany, Jessie J., son, w/m/May 1885/15, born Texas, Effie J., son, w/m/Oct 1887/12, born Texas, Salina, daughter, w/f/July 1890/9, born Texas, Amelia, daughter, w/f/Feb 1893/7, born Texas, Eugene H. w/m/6 born Texas, Eva A. Harmes, niece, w/f/Sept 1889/11, born Texas, parents born Germany, John M. Ruston, grandfather, w/m/Aug 1817/82, born North Carolina, parents born Tennessee.
  • Religion*: William Henry "Roane" Rice was was ordained a deacon in 1909 in the Yoakum Baptist church.
  • Note: He sold his land, a little at a time, and send 4 of his children, Jesse, James, E. J., Amelia, and Eugene to Palacios Baptist Academy between 1911 and 1917.
  • Note: He swore on an Affidavit that he was 64 years old, nephew of Wm. W. Rice and part heir to his property on 2 July 1921 at DeWitt County, Texas.

Family: Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Karl b. 4 Aug 1858, d. 18 Jun 1940

William W Rice

M, b. 21 October 1874, d. 1 December 1875
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: William W Rice was born on 21 October 1874.
  • Death*: He died on 1 December 1875 at age 1.

William Wilson Rice

M, b. 1 January 1835, d. 18 August 1886
  • Last Edited: 11 Mar 2011
  • Note*: He bought his farm the same day, March 4, 1857 side by side to brother Oliver H. Rice in DeWitt County, TX on 4 March 1857.
  • (Witness) Estate: He witnessed the Estate of Elizabeth Rice on 8 July 1859 at DeWitt County, Texas; 'The State of Texas; Oliver Rice et al; County of DeWitt; Deed of Release: Know all men by these presents on the Eighth day of July, 1859, that we the undersigned Heirs of the Estate of Elizabeth Rice, deceased of said State and county. Withforth that we the undersigned Heirs of the Estate of the Said Elizabeth Rice do by these presents do bind ourselves and agree that the settlement that we have this day made in the Estate of the said Elizabeth Rice Shall be binding to each and all of us the Heirs of the said Elizabeth Rice and that we have this day made a fair and equal division of all the cattle of the said Estate and the Joseph Newman has in and for his son Leander Newman one of the Heirs of said Estate given unto Asa Asa Rice one of equal kin with Leander Rice all and every part and parcel of the said Leander Newman share in the said Estate forever-- Withforth that we the undersigned Heirs of the said Estate do hereby acknowledge by these presents the receipt of all or part and portion of all the property of the said Estate of Elizabeth Rice owned and we do by these presents receive it as a full and final settlement forever -- Whereunto we sit our hand this date above mentioned. Oliver Rice In Presence of (his mark) Amos A Hill; J S Newman; Joseph Bennett; A A Rice; T R Rice. The State of Texas: Personally appeared before me; County of DeWitt; James N Smith clerk of the County Court of said County: Amos A Hill; one of the subscribing witness to the foregoing instrument of writing who to me is well known and he after being duly sworn on his oath says that he is acquainted with all the party subscribing the same and that he saw each of them sign and seal the same and they acknowledge to be their act and deed for the purpose therein set forth and that they requested him to witness the same -- Given under my hand and seal of office at office in Clinton the 19th day of July A D 1859: James N Smith Cty Clerk. The State of Texas; County of DeWitt; I hereby certify that the above instrument of writing was filed in my office for record on Tuesday the 19th day of July A D 1859 at 10 oclock a m and that it was duly recorded in Record Book - - In Book H on page 455 on the same day and date as 11 oclock a m. Given under my hand and seal of office at office in Clinton this 19th day of July A D 1859.      James N Smith Cty Clerk.' This Deed of Release, Oliver Rice et al, was transcribed by Anita J. Cooper.
  • (Witness) Note: William Wilson Rice witnessed the note of James Rice on 10 December 1859 at DeWitt County, Texas; sold all of his part of his mother's estate to his brother, William Rice, witnessed by Amos A. Hill and Alice A Hill.
  • Census1860*: The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 1 June 1860 DeWitt County, Texas; Rice, William W., head, 25, m, farmer, real estate value 252, personal estate value 1,050, born Ohio; Nancy Ann, 17, f, born Alabama; Asa S., 15, m, born Texas; James, 31, m, born Ohio.
  • Census1870*: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household in 1870 DeWitt County, Texas; Rice, William W., head, 35/m/w, stockraiser, real estate value 1,000, personal estate value 1,000, born Ohio, Ann, 29/f/w, born Alabama, Thomas, 27/m/w, stockdriver, born Texas, Martha, 23/f/w, born North Carolina, Nannie A., 5/f/w, born Texas, Sidney, 1/f/w, born Texas, Meranda Sermon, 13/f/w, born Louisaina, William Fatheree, 7/m/w, born Texas, Martha F Fatheree, 3/f/w, born Texas, Louise Fatheree, 9/12/f/w, born Texas.
  • Land Transaction*: William Wilson Rice sold 224 acres to Thomas R. Rice; sold 250 acres to Asa S. Rice on 22 January 1875.
  • Census1880*: The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 1 June 1880; head, 45; Mary Ann, wife, 25; Lucinda Fatheree, orphan, 10.
  • Tax Rolls*: W. W. Rice is on the tax rolls as having 302 acres, 4 horses, 100 mules, 60 cattle for a total value of $2,360 in 1885 at DeWitt County, Texas.

Family 1: Nancy Ann Baker b. 31 Jul 1841, d. 9 Dec 1875

Family 2: Cora A Ames d. c 1878

Family 3: Mary Ann Cochran b. 13 Jul 1855, d. 13 Feb 1905

Zephaniah Rice

F, b. 17 December 1691, d. before 1747
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Zephaniah Rice was born on 17 December 1691.
  • Death*: She died before 1747.

Zephaniah Rice

M, b. 22 September 1700, d. 10 May 1730
  • Last Edited: 7 Jan 2007

Zerubabel Rice

M, b. 1 January 1702, d. 27 August 1775
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Marriage*: Zerubabel Rice married Elizabeth Barrett.
  • Birth*: Zerubabel Rice was born on 1 January 1702.
  • Death*: He died on 27 August 1775 at age 73.

Zerviah Rice

F, b. 23 September 1721, d. 21 March 1740/41
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Zerviah Rice

F, b. 19 May 1744
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Zilpha Rice

F, b. 24 December 1799, d. 11 October 1874

Zilpha (Rice) Witham

  • Last Edited: 11 May 2013
  • (Witness) Census1810: The 1810 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Nathan Rice's household; Rice, Nathan, head, males: 1 male up to 10 (Thomas ~9), 1 male 45 up (Nathan 48); females: 2 females to 10 (Lucy 3, Sabrina 7), 2 females 10-16 (Zilpha 10, Luceba 11), 1 female 45 up (Jemima 40).

Family 1: Elisha Witham b. 22 Nov 1789, d. 10 Sep 1834

Family 2: Silas Law Brown b. 8 Nov 1784, d. 6 Nov 1867

Zipporah Rice

F, b. 17 December 1691
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Zipporah Rice was born on 17 December 1691.

(?) Richards

M
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Elizabeth Fowler b. c 1780

Edolphus P. Richards

M, b. 6 October 1856, d. 30 June 1930
  • Last Edited: 22 Jan 2012

Family 1: Nancy M. (?) b. 26 Oct 1863, d. 16 Dec 1893

Family 2: Caldonia (?) b. 18 Apr 1856, d. 20 Jun 1909

James M. Richards

M, b. 20 March 1869, d. 25 October 1948
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Martha E. (?) b. 24 May 1866, d. 13 Nov 1948

John Richards

M, b. 5 April 1865, d. 10 January 1929
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Joseph Richards

M, b. 13 January 1831, d. 20 November 1906
  • Last Edited: 9 Aug 2008

Family: Mary Polly Cooper b. 11 Mar 1833, d. 10 Mar 1905

Lula Richards

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006