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Rice, VA

christine (View posts)
Posted: 1041982287000
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Can anyone tell me how Rice, VA, got it's name?

Re: Rice, VA

Posted: 1044869358000
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Edited: 1054464153000
Hi, I do not know how Rice got it's name however I do know that town is very small. i have family from Rice Virginia. One minute you are in Rice and when you blink you are out of Rice. When you find out how Rice got it's name please let me know. Thanxs

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terry (View posts)
Posted: 1044906102000
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Rice got it's name from William Rice, built a meeting house in 1775

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Pat (View posts)
Posted: 1075648673000
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Do you know anything else on the Rice family? My ggggrandmother was Rachael Rice, she married Robert Talley in Prince Edward County on Feb. 9, 1791. I would love to find more on her family.
Thanks,
Pat
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Re: Rice, VA

Posted: 1219262717000
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Would you happen to have any info on a Col. Wm M. Riceb. bet. 1765-1770 Prince George Co., VA d. Apr 1829 Henry Co., KY, apparently had a brother John, Wm m. Susannah Moore b.bet. 1771-1773 PA d.May 1861 Henry Co., KY, her parents were Wm Moore m. Susannah Clark, she had siblings known, William Moore b.VA and a sisterMary Polly Moore says she b.W. VA. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Re: Rice, VA

Posted: 1351882811000
Classification: Query
Surnames: rice
I have family coming out of farmville va with the name rice betty and thomas rice and their relatives nannie and peyton rice. Betty and thomas were listed as farmers on the 1930 census. I know that after slavery groups of freed.slaves would establish small towns. This is something I'm going to look into.

Re: Rice, VA

Posted: 1371182875000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rice, Burkes, Burks
Was that in a history of Prince Edward Co, VA?
I'm interested in knowing how Rice got its name,
too. The William Rice you referred to was the son
of Matthew Rice, my 5 X GG. He administered on
his father's will. Afterwards, he moved to KY with
some of the Burkes family (of Burkes Old Tavern).
Matthew's will speaks of his plantation on the SAndy
River, so it must have been at the location of Rice.
Two of Richard Burkes' sons married daughters of Matthew
Rice--my 4 X GG Charles Burks married Sarah Rice. His
brother Thompson Burks married Anna Catharine Rice.
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