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David Rice

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: New Kent County, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Hanover County, Province of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Rice, of New Kent, VA and Ann Marie Rice
Husband of Susannah Rice
Father of Matthew Rice; Mary Garland; Rev. David Rice; Benjamin Rice; Elizabeth Saunders and 2 others
Brother of Matthew Rice, Sr.; William Rice; James Rice; Thomas Rice, Jr.; Edward D. Rice and 6 others

Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About David Rice

Father: Thomas Rice, b 1656 in Bristol, England, and d 1711 at sea, returning from a trip back to England to collect an inheritance. Mother: Marcy, 1664-1722

Wife: Susannah Searcy, b abt 1700, daughter of Robert and Sarah

Children:

  • Matthew*
  • Mary
  • Thomas
  • Charles
  • David*
  • Benjamin*
  • Elizabeth*
  • William B*
  • Charles

"David Rice in his memoirs stated that the family of Thomas Rice was left in poor circumstances and part of the family, including his father, the elder David, moved 40 miles upcountry in Hanover to a smaller plantation on a branch of Cub Creek. David, Thomas, and Edward Rice all were known to live in this general vicinity. Old Thomas' widow Marcy last called "widow Rice" and in 1722 when a child was indentured to her. Recounting the struggles of the Rice family, preacher Rice characterized David Rice, his father, as a poor farmer, with no slaves, who thought they were more trouble than worth. His mother, Susannah Searcy, was depicted as a most religious woman who opposed slavery on principle. The memoirs state that 4 or 5 of old Thomas' children became preachers.


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David Rice's Timeline

1680
1680
New Kent County, Virginia Colony
1684
1684
Age 4
1684
Age 4
1711
1711
Age 31
Hanover County, Province of Virginia
1720
1720
Age 31
Hanover County, Virginia
1732
October 13, 1732
Age 31
North Garden, Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
1733
December 29, 1733
Age 31
Hanover County, Province of Virginia
1735
1735
Age 31
Hanover County, Province of Virginia
1737
1737
Age 31
Hanover County, Virginia, United States
1744
April 24, 1744
Age 31
Hanover County, Virginia