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Rice, Michael

Male 1764 - 1853


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  • Name  Rice, Michael 
    Born  Mar 1764  Ringwood - Passaic, N.J. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  5F791B9AD7FB40AB813E211BD6AFEAB468A7 
    Died  15 Oct 1853  Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  17 Oct 1853  Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I601  Patty McKinley's Genealogy
    Last Modified  25 Aug 2011 

    Family ID  F487  Group Sheet

    Family  Kester, Rachel Bean,   b. 16 Jun 1771, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1861, Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Oct 1790  Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  10 Sep 1850  Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • United States Federal Census 1820 Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Roll M33- 87 Page 172
      Michael Rice 2 males 10-16 1 male under 16-18 1 male under 16- 26 1 male 45 & up (including head of household) 2 females 10-16 2 females 16-26 1 female 45 & up
      United States Federal Census 1830 Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Roll 130 Page 144
      Michael Rice 1 male under 5 3 males 20-30 1 male 60-70 1 female 20-30 1 female 50-60
      United States Federal Census 1850 Greefield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH
      Roll M432-677 Page 370
      Michael Rice age 86 Value of Real Estate $1725 born in NJ wife Rachael age 78 born in PA
    Children 
     1. Rice, Jacob,   b. 5 Feb 1792, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1881, Scott Twp - Marion Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rice, John,   b. 2 Sep 1794, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1868, Canaan Twp - Marion., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rice, Hannah,   b. 13 Dec 1796, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1878, Marion County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rice, George W K,   b. 1799, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1857, Christian Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rice, Samuel,   b. 11 Feb 1802, Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1812, Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rice, Elizabeth,   b. 1806, Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Logan Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Rice, Rachel Kester,   b. 7 Feb 1805, Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1880, Morrow Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rice, Lydia,   b. 15 Apr 1810, Greenfield Twp - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1891, Hocking - Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F223  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1883 History of Fairfield Co., OH
      HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY

      CHAPTER XXXIII.

      GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP.

      The surface of this township is comparatively level. The soil Osgood, and much fruit, corn, and wheat are raised. Being contiguous to New Lancaster, the first settlers of the county naturally located on the green fields comprising this territory. As early as in the spring of 1798 settlements were made, and in 1799 numerous families had settled at the forks of the Hock hocking, in the Claypool neighborhood, then Yankeetown, and at the Rock mills. Of those who became prominent in early settlement of this precinct, and before the year 1800, were,Isaac Meason, Captain Joseph Steward, William M'Farland, Ralph and Jeremiah Cherry, Samuel Randall, Alexander Sanderson, Daniel Bright, Jacob Dumont, Henry Abrams, John Bailar, Adam and John Westenberger, a Mr. Nail, John M'Arthur, John Morgan, Jas. Brooks,Colonel Crooks, Drake Taylor, Isaac Rice, James Wells, and some others. Settlements had been made at the three above-named places as early as in the spring and fall of 1799. Captain Joseph Steward settled, in 1799, immediately south of Judge John Graybill's, on the Columbus pike, two miles from Lancaster. His son, Levi Steward, was born in 1800, he being the first child born in the township. Ralph and Jeremiah Cherry. William McFarlin, and Samuel Randall, were also settlers of this vicinity. They entered their land on the "squatter claim," simply, but it was afterwards put in market and sold for two dollars per acre. The Yankeetown settlement was also made in the year 1799. James Wells settled upon the present Hooker land in 1799. Jacob Claypool, the father of Isaac, bought the land in 1805. In 1799, James Brooks,Mr. Cook, and Drake Taylor, also squatted .in this vicinity. The Rock-mill settlement was made about this time also. Among those here was Michael Rice, father of Miss Van Burton. He settled immediately below the Rock mill, near the present woolen factory.This was in 1799. The first mills were established here, called the Love land Mills, now Rock Mills, built by James Loveland and Hezekiah Smith,in 1800. They erected a saw mill, a grist mill, and also were the first to sell goods in the township. They purchased their stock for trade in Detroit, and packed them from that point. This place was at that time a rendezvous for the Indians, who came from Chillicothe every year, and would always go away loaded with lead. Where they obtained it has ever been a mystery, but old residents state that they undoubtedly found it somewhere in that locality. The trade then was good, whiskey, tobacco, muslins, etc., etc. From the Indians fur was taken in exchange for goods. James Reed built a saw mill soon after this time, immediately below the Loveland Mills.

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, online; 25 August 2011; Michael Rice/Burial Information.
      Michael Rice

    2. [S85] 1850 US Federal Census, 737; dwelling 139; Michael Rice; 25 August 2011 (Reliability: 3).