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Tazwell S Rice

Tazwell S Rice
birth: 1820/21, Jackson County, OH to James and Violetta (Keeton) Rice
death: 15 Nov 1870, Hebron, Porter, IN
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter, IN

marriage: 30 Nov 1843, Brown Twp, Athens Co, OH
Maria Pratt
birth: 1 Aug 1821, Athens Co, OH to Rufus and Martha (Merritt) Pratt
death: 3 Nov 1900, Hebron, Porter, IN
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter, IN

Children of Tazwell S and Maria Pratt:

  • Melinda Rice, b.1844
  • Armenda Rice, b. 1846, d. 1920, m. George W Meeks
  • Harrison Parker Rice, b. 1850, d. 1926
  • James Rice, b. 1854
  • Rufus Rice, B. 1856, d. 1905

Tazwell S Rice lived at:

  • 1821-1853- Jackson, Athens, and Vinton Counties, OH
  • 1853-1870- Lake and Porter Counties, IN, Hebron area

Tazwell S Rice bought 40 acres of land in Lake Co, IN, 16 Apr 1853. Location: NW 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 21, T33 R7W

He ran the first hotel in Boone Twn, Porter, IN, probably sometime around 1853. He was the second proprietor. Source: History of Porter County, Indiana, A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Pricipal Interest, (Chicago – New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912), p. 133.

Variations of the spelling of his name include “Tazwell” and “Taswell”.

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson
Email: dgpatterson@earthlink.net

 

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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
Email: dgpatterson@earthlink.net

 

James Vinton Rice

James Vinton Rice
birth: 1 March 1833, Athens County, Ohio to James Rice & Violetta Keeton
death: 10 November 1911, Rose Lawn, Indiana
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

married 1st: 25 December 1861, Porter County, Indiana
Martha J. Alyea
birth: 9 December 1843, Lake County, Indiana to Samuel Ingersoll Alyea & Mary Ann Doty
death: 2 October 1872, Porter County, Indiana
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

married 2nd: 1 January 1873, Lake County, Indiana
Vilora Alyea
death: 1 September 1876
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

married 3rd: 28 July 1878, Porter County, Indiana
Elizabeth Macomb
death: 28 March 1910
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

Children of James Vinton Rice and Vilora Alyea:

  • Bertha Rice (1873-1948)

Children of James Vinton Rice and Elizabeth Macomb:

  • Clair M. Rice (1879-1953), mother’s name
  • Lucie Rice (1876-1970)
  • Ethel L. Rice (1887-1904)

James lived in Eagle Creek Township, Lake County, Indiana (1860-1870); Hebron, Porter County, Indiana (1880); Boone Township, Porter County, Indiana (1900-1910); Brown Township, Athens County, Ohio (1840); South Brown Township, Vinton County, Ohio (1850).

James moved to Lake County, Indiana about 1856.

Family history located at Find-A-Grave Memorial # 39861570.

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson
dgpatterson@earthlink.net

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