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Rice, Thomas

Male 1731 - Abt 1804  (73 years)


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  • Name Rice, Thomas  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1731  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Name Cabin Branch 
    Reference Number 17695 
    Died Abt Oct 1804  Cabin Branch, Hogan's Creek, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I17353  Caswell County
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2022 

    Father Rice, John,   b. 18 Sep 1698, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1769, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Higgerson, Mary,   b. 1709,   d. 1785, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 11 Mar 1728  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Reference Number 353925 
    Family ID F1932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Higgeson, Marcey,   d. Aft 1772, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 184414 
    Children 
     1. Rice, Elisha,   d. 1806  [natural]
     2. Living
     3. Living
    +4. Rice, Mary,   d. 1798  [natural]
    +5. Living
     6. Living
    +7. Rice, Rebeckah,   b. 30 Dec 1745, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1809, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     8. Rice, John,   b. 1755, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
    +9. Rice, William Higgason,   b. 12 Mar 1761, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1847, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    +10. Rice, Joel C.,   b. 1762, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    +11. Rice, Nathaniel,   b. 1763, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1804  (Age < 40 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F5056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1731 - Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Oct 1804 - Cabin Branch, Hogan's Creek, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Rice (1731 - c.1804)

      Known as Thomas Rice of Cabin Branch, Caswell County. Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 314 (Article #386, "Thomas Johnston" by George Yancey Kerr)..

      Note the other Thomas Rice in this database who apparently also married a woman named Marcey. This calls into question the accuracy of both this record and that one and the children ascribed to each. Researchers should proceed with caution.

      Death date also seen as 13 April 1800 (St. David's, Caswell County, North Carolina). Source: Weems Family Tree on Ancestry.com (#18016819; Owner: Garrett W. Williams), Accessed 1 December 2010. However, this is believed to be a different Thomas Rice.
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      Caswell County, North Carolina
      Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
      October Court 1804
      Will Book E, Page 137
      Will Written 20 March 1804

      In the name of God, Amen. Thomas Rice of the County of Caswell and State of North Carolina, being in a declining state of health, but of perfect mind and memory, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament thereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore published. In the first place I recommend my soul to Almighty God who gave it to me and my body to be committed to the earth from whence it came, to be buried in a decent Christian burial such as my Executors hereafter named may think most suitable, Secondly, after paying my just debts, I recommend the following disposition of the worldly estate as which it has please God to bestow on me, Viz:

      Item, I give and bequeath to my son Elisha Rice the sum of Five Shillings.

      Item, I give unto my son Joel Rice Five Shillings.

      Item, My will and desire is that my slave called Sarah, be allowed the Liberty of living in the whichever of my children she may think proper to live with, and not to be sold or divided as my Estate hereafter mentioned.

      Item, I give and bequeath unto my son William H Rice one seventh part of my estate to him and his heirs forever.

      Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Windsor, one seventh part of my estate to her and her heirs forever.

      Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Gwyn one seventh part of my estate to her and her heirs forever.

      Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Marcy Nunn one seventh part of my estate to her and her heirs forever.

      Item, I lend unto my daughter Lucy Scoby one seventh part of my estate during her life and after her decease to be equally divided between her living children, share and share alike.

      Item, I lend unto my daughter-in-law Sally Rice, widow of Nathan Rice, decs, one seventh part of my estate during her life and after her decease, to be equally divided between her living children, share and share alike.

      Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Oldham's children, one seventh part of my estate, to be divided between them share and share alike, to them and their heirs forever.

      Lastly, I do by these presents nominate, constitute, and appoint my son William H Rice and John Windsor, son-in-law executors of this my last will and testament.

      In witness hereunto sit my hand and seal this 20th day of March, 1804.

      Signed, sealed and acknowledged

      Thomas Rice (Signed)

      James Williamson
      G. Williamson
      William Poston
      Christopher Brooks

      State of North Carolina
      Caswell County

      The execution of this will was duly proved in open court by the oaths of James Williamson, William Paxton [Poston], and Christopher Brooks, three of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded at the same time William H Rice and John Windsor, Sr. qualified executors and letters in testimony filed.
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  • Sources 
    1. Details: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 600-601 (Article #826 "John Windsor" by Helen Windsor Booth).

    2. Details: Grant Pinnix Family Tree.

    3. Details: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 314 (Article #386, "Thomas Johnston" by George Yancey Kerr).

    4. Details: Fox and Graham Family World Connect Family Tree.

    5. Details: Weems Family Tree on Ancestry.com (#18016819; Owner: Garrett W. Williams), Accessed 1 December 2010.