Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Rices in:
 • Greenville Union Cemetery
 • Greenville
 • Darke County
 • Ohio
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Advertisement
Cornelius "Neal" Rice
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Mar. 4, 1844
Holmes County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1933
Frytown
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

Born in Prairie Township, Holmes County, Ohio. Shown as Cornelius Rice on the 1850 Census of Prairie Township.

Private in Company C, 47th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. During Sherman's March to the Sea, he was captured at Irwin's Crossroads, Georgia, taken to the county jail in Sandersville and then to the county jail in Milledgeville, then the state capital. He escaped from that jail and walked home to Greenville, Ohio.

Family legend has it that when he reached Greenville, he found his mother selling eggs on the street as was her custom. When she saw him, she did not recognize him because he was so ragged and dirty, but when he called, "Mama, it's Neal," she dropped her eggs and ran to him.

Married Anna Emma Weybright on November 15, 1873, in Darke County, Ohio.

Four children (including one set of twins) were born of their marriage:
1. Calvin Rice, August 28, 1875, died in infancy
2. Frank Rice, August 28, 1875, died in infancy
3. Viola Margaret "Maggie'' or "Olie" Rice, born Feb 16, 1878. Died 1951. Married Harvey Ratliff on June 23, 1894. They had 9 children, including 2 sets of twins.
4. Stella Rice, born Sept 30, 1880, died April 24, 1972. Married Dr. W. E. Durr. They had 2 children.

Biography by his great-grandson, Steve Calvert (Martin Weybright) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Rice (1803 - 1876)
  Elizabeth Burgan Rice (1807 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Emma Weybright Rice (1850 - 1882)
 
 Children:
  Frank Rice (1875 - 1875)*
  Calvin Rice (1875 - 1875)*
  Viola Margaret Rice Ratliff (1878 - 1951)*
  Stella Rice Durr (1880 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lycurgus Rice (1829 - 1862)*
  Mary Jane Rice Brewer (1830 - 1899)*
  Rebecca Rice Wysong (1838 - 1860)*
  Elizabeth Rice Weybright (1840 - ____)*
  William Burgan Rice (1841 - 1917)*
  Cornelius Rice (1844 - 1933)
  Worth Rice (1848 - ____)*
  Delfringe Rose Rice Wogaman (1851 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenville Union Cemetery
Greenville
Darke County
Ohio, USA
Plot: SECTION 012 Lot :140 Space :12
 
Created by: Martin Weybright
Record added: Dec 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45643471
Cornelius Neal Rice
Added by: Martin Weybright
 
Cornelius Neal Rice
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Gil Holroyd
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Burgan / Rice Descendant
 Added: Nov. 15, 2012

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 24, 2011

- Martin Weybright
 Added: Mar. 24, 2011
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service