|Death: ||Jan. 2, 1837|
(Son of Zacharia and Maria "Abigail Appolonia (Hartman) Rice (Reis))
(Husband of Elizabeth "Betsy" Hench)
In 1789 the Rice land and homes were forfeited in Chester County because of defective title. So, in 1790, Zachariah Rice and his large family migrated to Cumberland County [now Juniata County] and the Tuscarora Valley. John and Elizabeth and their three children (Polly, Jacob and Judith) accompanied Zachariah on this expedition.
John and his family settled in Milford Township, Juniata County, and lived at the east end of the covered bridge over Tuscarora Creek near Port Royal. However the deed to the land was apparently never recorded.
When John's father died in 1811, John served as administrator for his father's estate. He bought his father's farm for $5,876, paying off the balance of 1,887.34 for the seventeen living Rice children who had inherited the estate.
(bio by: Ray Kohler)
Old Church Hill Cemetery
Port Royal (Juniata County)
Plot: Rice Section Row 7 No 8
Created by: Shirley Shope (inactive)
Record added: Feb 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8389431
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