|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1808|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 1848|
BICE, JOHN, born Nov. 4, 1808, in Henry county, Ky. He came to Sangamon county in 1834, and was married May 5, 1835, near Mechanicsburg, to Mary A. Pickrell. They settled in what is now Williams township, one and a half miles north of the present town of Barclay. They had six children there--
SARAH E., born Feb. 8, 1836, married James F. Hickman.
JESSE W., born Oct. 21, 1837, enlisted in Co. A. 3rd Ill. Cavalry, Aug. 14, 1861. He was promoted for meritorious conduct at Pea Ridge, to Lieutenant, afterwards to Captain, and the last ten months he served with the rank of Major. He was honorably discharged in Nov., 1865. In Dec. following he was appointed assistant assessor of internal revenue, until the office was abolished by Congress, May 20, 1873. J. W. Bice was married Sept. 19, 1872, to Belle Warinner, daughter of the late Dr. Warinner, of Bloomington. They have one child, JESSIE BELLE. Major Bice is now Deputy Sheriff of Sangamon county, and resides in Springfield.
BENJAMIN F. born June 28, 1840, enlisted in Co. B, 130th Ill. Vol. Inf., and was mustered in at Camp Butler, Aug. 1, 1862. He was appointed 2nd Sergeant of same company, at Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 26, 1862, and served until Aug. 11, 1865, when he was mustered out by special order at New Orleans, La., for the purpose of accepting a commission from Gov. R. J. Oglesby, dated July 26, 1865, as 2nd Lieut. Co. D, 30th Ill. Vol. Inf. He was honorably discharged Aug. 12, 1865. B. F. Bice was married in Dec., 1867, to Bertha Owen. They have three children, MARY, EMMA G. and EVA, and reside near Elkhart, Logan county, Illinois.
ABEL P., born Dec. 3, 1842. He was married in 1863 to Melissa C. Blue. They have three children, JOHN H., ARTHUR L. and NETTIE B., and reside two miles north of Barclay.
SUE E. resides with her sister, Mrs. J. F. Hickman, at the homestead where her parents settled in 1835.
JOHN H., born Feb. 11, 1848, enlisted in 1863 in 16th United States Inf. Served three years, and was honorably discharged in 1866. He was afterwards employed on the Toledo, Wabash & Western railroad, and was killed by an accident Jan. 31, 1871.
John Bice, died March, 14, 1848, at the family homestead, and his widow resides with her sister, Mrs. Hall, at Buffalo.
Early Settlers of Sangamon County - 1876
By John Carroll Power
Mary Ann Pickrell Bice (1815 - 1896)
Sarah E Bice Hickman (1836 - 1911)*
Abel Pickrell Bice (1842 - 1919)*
Created by: Carole Herndon Weimer
Record added: Aug 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74964518