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Pvt John Guess Rice
Birth: Aug. 9, 1822
Barnwell County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1865
Salem County
New Jersey, USA

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.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Rice (1783 - 1855)
  Nancy Ann Guess Rice (1782 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Elender Ellen Sellars Hughes (1830 - 1889)*
 
 Children:
  Aaron Rice (1846 - 1872)*
  Phoeby Rice Hughes (1848 - 1917)*
  Artemos Rice (1855 - 1914)*
  Mehale Jane Rice (1856 - 1868)*
  Lucretia Rice Hughes (1858 - 1944)*
  David Lott Rice (1862 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Christiana Rice Lightsey (1807 - 1890)*
  Mehala Rice Monk (1814 - 1886)*
  Rachael Rice Howell (1816 - 1892)*
  John Guess Rice (1822 - 1865)
  Sarah Rice (1823 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: John's middle name is Guess. This was his mother's last name. The stone was engraved incorrectly.
 
Burial:
North Cemetery
Du Pont
Clinch County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: fred
Originally Created by: Robert Strickland
Record added: Aug 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57066922
Pvt John Guess Rice
Added by: Robert Strickland
 
Pvt John Guess Rice
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Added by: Katherine Phinney Lyda
 
 
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Glory to God in the Highest and peace to his people on Earth. Pray for us Grandpa.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 2, 2015
Has anyone ever heard the story (myth) about Pvt John Guess Rice who is known in the family as the "Walking Man" If so would you please contact me so that I can compare notes. What an unusual story. Thanks
- Marye
 Added: Mar. 18, 2015

- Marye
 Added: Mar. 13, 2015
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