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Rufus Rice

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  • Name Rufus Rice 
    Born Abt 1814  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I4854  Thompson
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2012 

    Family Elizabeth Jane Owens,   b. 12 Dec 1830, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1904, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Rice,   b. Abt 1842
     2. Sarah Rice,   b. Abt 1848, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Stephen Rice,   b. Abt 1848, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret Rice,   b. Abt 1851, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Benjamin Franklin Rice,   b. 04 Sep 1856, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1926, Dillon, Summit County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Melissa Rice,   b. Abt 1858
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F1735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1860 United States Federal Census Record - Douglas, Jackson County, Kansas Territory - Page 97
    1860 United States Federal Census Record - Douglas, Jackson County, Kansas Territory - Page 97

  • Notes 
    • Notes for Rufus W. Rice: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/a/i/Joanne-K-Paisley-MO/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0040.html
      In the papers : "On the Matter of the Estate of Rufus Rice Deceased. Oct. 10th, 1868 Rufus W. Rice Probate #54 Jackson Co. Ks. Courthouse.
      Named the following heirs: Nancy J. Rice, now Nancy J. Zook; Stephen Rice; Sarah E. Rice, where abouts not known; Minors: Margret Rice, Benjamin F. Rice, Malissa A. Rice, Martha J. Rice. Guardian John A. Owens. Nancy and Stephen each recieved $13.00 and John A. Owens received $52.00.
      The heirs paid John Hogalan from Marion Co, Ohio $25.07. Rufus had owed Mr. Hogalan $20.00 since December 12, 1859.
      Although the estate was settled in 1868, there is an appraisal done on his estate on November 18, 186(2?) signed by Byron Steward and D. S. Rice Total for the estate was $175.
      There also appeared in the Holton Newspaper for 3 times a notice that Elizabeth Ransier formerally Elizabeth Rice, widow of Rufus Rice to his legal representative that she was claiming half of the property. The property being north east quarter of section 8, township 9, Range 16, except 15 acres off, and in the north west corner; and one acre out of the north east corner; in the county and State above named. Jackson County, Kansas. Appeared Nov, 1867. That land had been given by law to Rufus Rice as a homestead.
      There was also a claim for $39.00 from Nancy Hoaglin. It was signed by the heirs: Elisabeth Ransier Widow of Rufus Rice, Margaret Rice, Benjamin Rice, Stephen Rice, Malissa Rice, Martha Jane Rice, Nancy J. Zook. Dec. 30 th, 1865
      According to a cousin (Alan Rice) Steven, Sarah E., and Nancy J. were Ruffus's children from his first marriage.
      Ruffus was one of a large family in New York. He left home at a young age and became a mill wright. He then worked his was across the country building mills. He married Elizabeth Owens in Indiana and moved to Kansas. He built a mill in Atchinson, Kansas also. He was also a circuit rider preacher. He left Elizabeth to farm and raise all the children (seven at home). He is buried on the old farmstead in an unmarked grave (Steward Cemetery). According to another cousin, Rose) he was not liked by his children.


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