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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

George Bentley Walter

George Bentley Walter
b. 25 January 1812, Highland County, Ohio, to John and Mary (Bentley) Walter
d. 12 April 1898, probably Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 1843, Iowa
Tabitha Shepherd
b. about 1814, Bridgeport, Ohio
d. 1848, Iowa

m/2. 1849, Iowa
Ann S. Gruewell
b. about 1832, probably Quincy, Illinois
d. 28 January 1858, Santa Clara County, California

Children with Ann S. Gruewell:
• Georgiana married Walter Pratt
• Mary M. married Walter Stephens

George came to Indiana from Highland County, Ohio, in 1837 and lived in Marion County, Indiana, until leaving for Washington County, Iowa, in 1845.

Submitted by:
Wayne Walter
San Jose CA

Jemima Santee

Jemima Santee
b. 24 March 1777, Washington County, Pennsylvania, to George and [–?–] Santee
d. 8 December 1864, Mercer County, Illinois

m. 18 October 1794, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Andrew Long
b. 10 May 1758, Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to William and Elizabeth (Henderson) Long
d. 16 November 1835, Brownsville, Union County, Indiana

Children with Andrew Long:
• Phoebe (b. 1795) married William Retherford, Jr.
• Elizabeth (b. 1797)
• John (b. 1799) married Mary Hutson May
• Isabella A. (b. 1801) married David Honeyman
• Andrew H. (b. 1804) married Timandra Sparks
• Mary Ann (b. 1807) married Rezin Pratt
• William (b. 1810)
• Sarah (b. 1812)
• Jane (b. 1815)
• Rebecca
• Hugh A.

The family came to Union County, Indiana, in 1830 and left in 1835. Andrew Long was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Sometime between 1828 and 1830, a wagon train moved out from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and started west on the Cumberland Road. The people in this group are found in the 1830 census in Union County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Nadine D. Holder
Sierra Vista AZ
E-mail: nadin@c2i2.com