John "Old Lonely' Ice

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John Robert Ice

Also Known As: "John IAAC", "John Ten Ice", "John Eyck"
Birthplace: Hampshire County, Virginia, now, West Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in Smithfield, Monongalia County, now, Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Federick Ice, II and Mary Ice
Brother of James Snodgrass Ice; William "Indian Billy" Ice; Christina Ice / Iaac and Methotasa
Half brother of Andrew Ice, I; Magdalene Ice; Frederick Ice, III; Abraham Ice and David Gallion Ice

Occupation: Known as "Old Lonely" Ice. He and James Snodgrass were killed by indians in the Fall 1797. See "Wetzel County Information" at the beginning of Jerri Neptune's tree.
Managed by: Jerri Neptune
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About John "Old Lonely' Ice

From the Fredericke Ten Eyck Family Records -

ICE origins, Stories: John Robert Ice, sone of Frederick Ice, Jr and Mary Galloway:

"He never married and was killed by indians at Archers Fork (headwater of Fishing Creek) where a monument was erected. John Claimed 400 acres on Buffalo Creek, Marion County before 1770.

When he was 103 years old, John Mahon, one of the early settlers of Marion County, recounted the following story about the murder of his Uncle Willy by Indians...

'The way they came to know there were two indians that jumped Uncle Willy was John Ice found sign in some willows where the fracus was, that told that two indians had hid there. John Ice was a hard man to get along with, but he was the best tracker there was around here. People called him Old Lonely Ice because he always lived around himself and wasn't very friendly. He told that the indians had murdered his mother and his sweetheart, and stolen off his brother and two sisters and that he had killed sixteen of them for it. And I guess he had. He was murdered himself and Jim Snodgrass, called "Blue-Jim", with him in ninety-seven. But indians didn't do it though some people tried to make it out so. It is my opinion, as it was the opinion of a lot of people now dead, that the Doanes and their bunch of outlaws and moon-shiners did the murdering. Old Doane's whelps and other renegades and the "Whiskey Boys" were as thick as flies on dirty dishes around there then and John Ice lived amongst them. There had been bad blood between him and the Doanes and Richardsons for a long time and when he took the job of guarding certain lands for people who didn't live here and never saw their land here, like Robert Rutherford and President Madison, things really got hot. He was busy trying to clean out those rascals when he was murdered and almost everybody concluded, along with Dave Morgan, that those blackguards up and murdered him, and Snodgrass with him. John Ice owned more land at one time around here than Rutherford did. When I remember him he lived on Rutherford's land at the Forks of Buffalo and it is my opinion he was the first white man to live in that place (Mannington).'

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John "Old Lonely' Ice's Timeline

Hampshire County, Virginia, now, West Virginia, Colonial America
Age 103
Smithfield, Monongalia County, now, Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States