Violetta Keeton

Violetta Keeton
birth: 3 Oct 1793, Patrick County, VA to David Keeton and Anna (Poore) Keeton
death: 15 Sep 1869, Lake County, IN
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, IN

marriage: 21 Feb 1815, Gallia County, OH
James Rice
birth: 27 Nov 1795, Wythe (Tazewell) County, VA
death:6 Aug 1874, Lake County, IN
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, IN

Children of James and Violetta (Keeton) Rice:

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

Violetta Keeton Rice lived in:

  • 1783-1806- Patrick County area, VA
  • 1807-1815- Huntington Township, Gallia, OH
  • 1820- Jackson County, OH
  • 1830-1850- Athens County, OH
  • 1850-1856- Vinton County OH, sold farm and moved to Indiana
  • 1856-1869- Eagle Creek Township, Lake, IN, outside of Hebron

Daughter of David Keeton, who served three tours as a veteran of the Revolutionary War from Virginia.

Husband James Rice was a two tour veteran of the War of 1812, from Ohio.

Accepted for “First Family” status in Ohio by The Ohio Genealogical Society, 4 March 2015.

Other family lineage is at Find A Grave memorial #39861529.

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson


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