James Rice

James Rice
birth: 27 November 1795, Wythe (Tazewell) County, Virginia
death: 6 August 1874, Lake County, Indiana
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

married 1st: 21 February 1815, Gallia County, Ohio
Violetta Keeton
birth: 3 October 1793, Patrick County, Virginia to David Keeton and Anna Poore
death: 15 September 1869, Lake County, Indiana
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

married 2nd: 27 May 1872, Lake County, Indiana
Eliza Briggs Button

Children of James Rice and Violetta Keeton:

  • Irena Rice (1816-1878) married John Cottrill
  • Edward W. Rice (1818-1880) married Emetine Butts and Elizabeth Westfall
  • Tazwell S. Rice (1821-1870) married Maria Pratt
  • Fatima Rice (1823-1900) married Silas Cottrell (Cottrill)
  • Esther Rice (1824-1902) married James Butts
  • Elias M. Rice (1827-1901) married Casander Copelan
  • James V. Rice (1833-1911) married Martha Alyea, Vilora Alyea, and Elizabeth Malcomb

James lived in Eagle Township, Lake County, Indiana. He owned farm land in Lake County and Porter County, Indiana. Before moving to Indiana, James lived in Tazewell County, Virginia; Gallia County, Ohio (1812-1815); Bloomfield Township, Jackson County, Ohio (1820); Elk Township, Athens County, Ohio (1830); Brown Township, Athens County, Ohio (1840); South Brown Township, Vinton County, Ohio (1850).

He purchased a 120 acre farm in Athens County, Ohio in 1834. He sold the farm in 1856 and relocated to Indiana.
Married second wife, Eliza Briggs Button Rice, 27 May 1872, Lake County, IN.  No children by that marriage.
Served two tours in War of 1812 with the Ohio Militia and was awarded a 160 acre Land Grant in Iowa (1850).

Irena and Fatima Rice married brothers John and Silas Cottrill. Edward and Esther Rice married brother and sister Emetine and James Butts. James V. married two sisters (deceased) and then Elizabeth Malcomb.

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson
dgpatterson@earthlink.net

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