|Birth: ||Jan. 2, 1834|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1911|
Nathaniel J. Rice son of Nathaniel Rice and Mary McPherson
1st Nathaniel J. Rice married Jane Atkinson about 1855. Jane Atkinson daughter of Mitchell Atkinson and a native of Monroe County, Ohio born about 1834 and died October 9, 1858.
Nathaniel and Jane had two children:
1.Mary J. Rice wife of B. F. Hughes, of Sebastian County
2.Margaret Rice might have died at birth.
2nd Nathaniel J. Rice married Elizabeth Smith 8 April 1860 Shelby Indiana. This info from family trees on Ancestry
U.S. Civil War Soliders
Nathaniel J. Rice
6th Regiment West Virginia Infantry
Rank In Corporal
Rank Out Sergeant
1850 census district 65, Wood, Virginia
1860 census Addison, Shelby Indiana
1870 census Jackson, Jasper Co, MO
1880 census Mill Creek, Franklin Co, AR
1900 census Franklin Co, Grover Township, AR
1910 census Franklin Co, Grover Township, AR
Biography of Nathaniel J Rice, Sebastian Co, AR
SOURCE: History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford,
Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Chicago: The Goodspeed
Publishing Co., 1889.
Nathaniel J. Rice, farmer and stock raiser, of Franklin County, was born in Wood County, W. Va., January 2, 1834, and is a son of Nathaniel and Mary (McPherson) Rice, the former a native of Virginia, his father being Bailey
Rice. The father of Bailey Rice served under Gen. Washington in Gen. Braddock's army, and lost his life in Braddock's defeat. After the War of Independence
Bailey Rice married Elizabeth Morehead, and before the War of 1812 moved to Wood County, W. Va., where he lived to be nearly one hundred years of age.
Nathaniel Rice, father of our subject, took part in the War of 1812, and assisted in the building of Fort Meigs, Ohio, under Gen. Harrison. He was in the battle of the Thames, and at the close of the war returned to his home in
Virginia, where he remained until his death, in 1850.
Nathaniel J. Rice received his education in his native county. August 25, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Sixth West Virginia Infantry, and during his three years of service for his country was promoted several times. He participated in the battles of Bulltown and New Creek, but was on detached duty most of the time. When his term of enlistment expired he was in poor health, and returned to his home, where he resumed farming. In 1867 he went to Carthage, Mo., and in 1872 located in Franklin County, Ark., on the farm where he now resides.
In 1855 he married Jane Atkinson, a native of Monroe County, Ohio, and a daughter of Mitchell Atkinson. Mrs. Rice died October 9, 1858, the mother of two children: Mary J., wife of B. F. Hughes, of Sebastian County, and Margaret, deceased.
Mr. Rice subsequently married Elizabeth Smith, of Wood County, Va., and the two children born to this union are both deceased.
He is a member of Green Post No. 21, G. A. R., of which he is adjutant, and of which he served two terms as
commander. Politically he is a Republican
Elizabeth Rice (1830 - 1903)
Mary Jane Rice Hughes (1856 - 1951)*
"Co G. W. VA Inf."
Created by: Jenevia Clark-Lowery
Record added: Oct 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30507511