Nathaniel Rice, Acting Colonial Governor of North Carolina

Is your surname Rice?

Research the Rice family

Nathaniel Rice, Acting Colonial Governor of North Carolina's Geni Profile

Records for Nathaniel Rice

2,557,292 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Related Projects

Nathaniel Rice

Birthdate:
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Bursey
Father of Captain Hezekiah Rice

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Nathaniel Rice, Acting Colonial Governor of North Carolina

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Rice

Nathaniel Rice (ca. 1694 -died before 29 January 1753) was the acting colonial governor of North Carolina for two short periods during the 18th century.


A native of England, Rice arrived in North Carolina with his family by 1728, having secured commissions as both provincial secretary and councillor. Rice served as acting governor for five months in 1734, when Governor George Burrington was in South Carolina. He served a second time following the death of Governor Gabriel Johnston in July 1752. This term was ended by Rice's own death in January 1753.


His grandson, John Rice, was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons for Wake County in 1777.


Reference: Powell, William S., ed. Dictionary of North Carolina Biography. Vol. 5. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

view all

Nathaniel Rice, Acting Colonial Governor of North Carolina's Timeline

1694
1694
1735
1735
Age 41
1753
1753
Age 59