Martha Ann Rice was born in Cumberland Co, Illinois in 1855, youngest daughter of Austin Maxwell Rice and Harriett Ann Campbell. She was named for her 2 grandmothers Martha Gilbert Gould Rice and Ann Kincade Balch Campbell. Her father died in 1865 when she was just 10 years old.
On April 23, 1879, Martha Ann (she sometimes went by the name of Annie) was married to her cousin William Tell Balch, son of John Moorehead Balch and Elizabeth Amanda Campbell, sister of Martha Ann's mother Harriett.
William and Martha Ann settled near Croake, Illinois. They had no children. Martha Ann probably died between 1897 and 1900. She was mentioned in a land transaction in 1897, then in 1900 her husband was listed as a widower in the Census. Place of burial is unknown, but possibly at Old Indian Presbyterian Cemetery where many stones are broken or missing.
Austin Maxwell Rice (1827 - 1865)
Harriett Ann Campbell Rice (1827 - 1892)
Austin Ames Rice (1850 - 1926)*
Darthula Elizabeth Rice Walker (1852 - 1879)*
Martha Ann Rice Balch (1855 - ____)
Old Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Created by: Cynthia Rice
Record added: May 30, 2010
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