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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
dgpatterson@earthlink.net

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John Creviston

John Creviston
b. 1797, Bedford or Somerset County, Pennsylvania
d. 9 June 1880, near Arthur, Douglas County, Illinois

m. 31 January 1822, Wayne County, Indiana
Isabella Grewell
b. February 1802, Kent County, Maryland
d. 27 July 1879, near Arthur, Douglas County, Illinois

Children with Isabella Grewell:

  • Sarah married George W. Zern
  • Harriett married (1) Horace Button, (2) George Taylor
  • Mary married Thomas Walker
  • Andrew
  • Elizabeth married Henry M. Hall
  • John Robert married Catherine Jane Logan
  • Nancy Jane married Joel King
  • Hannah Naomi married (1) Jestes D. Wilson, (2) W. L. Bonham
  • William married Susan Alice Hood
  • Jacob married Maranda Davis
  • Isabelle (died at age 11)
  • Castillia married Alexander Rogers
  • Rosa married (1) John Van Houten, (2) Isaac Newell

John came to Indiana after a great flood in Pennsylvania. He lived in Wayne County and Honey Creek Township, Vigo County, before leaving the state in 1851.

Submitted by:
M. Tracy Carpenter
Lambertville, MI