John Guess Rice (name was engraved incorrectly on the stone) was born in Barnwell south Carolina. His parents were John Rice and Nancy Guess. John married his second cousin Elender Sellers. They moved to Clinch County, had 7 children and were farmers. John enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1863. He served as a private in Company E of the 22nd Battalion, Heavy Artillery. On Dec. 22 1864 John became a POW after the confederate Army withdrew from Savannah. He was captured in Savannah. Once a POW he entered the POW hospital and was disgnosed with a Inguinal Hernia. John was transfered in 1865 to the POW camp in Fort Deleware, Deleware. Records from the Fort state that he died 6-16-1865 after succumbing to diptheria. Records indicate that he was buried "on the Jersey Shore" "There were no effects" John was one of the last prisoners to die at Ft. Deleware. His wife Elender remarried and she and her husband were murdered on their farm in Clinch Co.