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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

Annette Britton

Annette Britton
b. 7 September 1849, Holmes County, Ohio, to Lewis DuWert and Martha (McCague) Britton
d. 25 August 1892, Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio

m. 21 October 1868, DeKalb County, Indiana
William Henry Riley
b. 31 March 1843, Montgomery Township, Ashland County, Ohio, to Charles S. and Julian (Vantilburg) Riley
d. 21 August 1919, Montgomery Township, Ashland County, Ohio

Children with William Henry Riley:

  • Ralph (1869-1891)
  • Lewis Britton (1871-1945) married Nora Wertman
  • Henry Herman (1872-1939) married Minnie Becker
  • Maud (1874-1960) married John Samuel Briggs
  • Arthur C. (1875-1876)
  • Ethyl (1877-1961) married Oscar W. Oliver
  • Charles (1878-1959)
  • Roy (1880-1880)
  • Durwood (1881-1917) married Ida M. Webber
  • Annette Navada (1884-1960) married Rufus Willard Reed
  • Edna A. (1886-1886)
  • Howard Stanley (1890-1920) Marie Elinora Jarvis

Annette’s family came to Indiana in about 1849 or1850 from Holmes County, Ohio, where she had been born. They lived near Corunna in DeKalb County, Indiana. She left Indiana in 1868 after her marriage to William Henry Riley as he returned to the family farm in Ashland, Ohio.

About seven years before her death, Annette (called Nettie) was canning and one side of her body suddenly became useless – now called a stroke. It is believed that she never fully recovered from that stroke. Eight of her children and her husband survived her when she finally died in 1892.

Submitted by:
Lois Wheeler
Cleveland OH
E-mail: rileywheeler@sbcglobal.net