Minerva Dupree Arledge

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Minerva Dupree Arledge

Birthplace: prob. Graves Co, KY
Death: Died in Asotin, Asotin CO, WA [Bur. Tacoma Cem, Tacoma, WA]
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lemuel Harvey (Rev Dr.) Arledge and Jane Arledge
Wife of Jacob K. Rice
Mother of Mary Mildred Rice; James Rice; Adeline Penelope Rice; Edward Rice; Jacob Nicholas Rice and 5 others
Sister of Alexander Rodman Arledge and Emily Adeline Arledge
Half sister of Sarah Permelia Whitesell; William Arledge; Lillie Arledge; Rosa Arledge; Silas Arledge and 3 others

Managed by: Pam Wilson
Last Updated:

About Minerva Dupree Arledge

from Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

Enlow Ose <sydling@midtown.net> wrote on May 14, 1999:

Minerva DuPree Arledge was born April 16, 1831, probably in Graves Co. KY. She was the daughter of Lemuel Harvey Arledge and Jane Rodman. She is one of the daughters listed with Lemuel "Aldridge" in the 1840 Fayette Co. Illinois census and appears as "Manerva" [18 KY] in the 1850 Knox Co. Illinois census with the family of L. H. Arledge. On February 5, 1851 "Manery" Arledge married Jacob K. Rice in Knox Co. Illinois.

Jacob [26 Ind] and Minerva [24 KY] Rice appear in the 1856 Hardin Co. Iowa census but I have not found the family in the 1860 census records. However, Jacob Rice sold land in Franklin Co. Iowa in 1859 and was in Hamilton Co. Iowa in 1865. The family appears in the 1870 census of Cherokee Co. Iowa

but moved on to Buffalo Co. Nebraska in October 1874. At that time Jacob Rice was know as a hunter of wild game and was said to have supplied wild game to hotels in the east. The family then appears in the 1880 and 1885 census of Gibbon, Buffalo Co. Nebraska before moving on to Asotin, Asotin Co. Washington in 1888/1890. By 1900 the whole family had moved to the states of Washington and Idaho. Minerva Arledge Rice died May 10, 1900 in Asotin and was buried May 12, 1900 in the Tacoma cemetery in Tacoma, Washington. Jacob Rice died April 26, 1922 in Port Angeles, Washington and was buried beside his wife in the Tacoma cemetery.

[Note from PW: Enlow's information on children and grandchildren of Jacob and Minerva Rice has been incorporated into database form.]

Pam-- That is most of the info I have on Minerva Arledge Rice and her descendants but I do have some pictures of family members, including one of Minerva. Years ago I was in touch with several of her descendants but have not maintained any contact with them.

Enlow Ose

26 Nov 2000 posting on Arledge Genforum:

My ggg grand mother was Minerva DuPree Arledge. She was born April 16, 1831 probably in Graves Co. Kentucky. She was the daughter of Lemuel Harvey Arledge and Jane Rodman. IN 1833 or 34 the Arledge family apparently moved from Graves Co, Kentucky to Knox Co. Illinois. In 1839, the family was in Fayette Co. Ill. were they appear in teh 1840 census under the name Aldrige'. The family sold their land in Fayette Co, in 1846 and next appear in the 1850 census report for Know Co. Illinios. ON Feb 5, 1851, Manery' Arledge married Jacob K. Rice in Know Co. Illinois.

Does any one know of Minerva's siblings? I think there might be an Alexander Rodman Arledge who might be her brother, the name indicates a relation.

Donna Walling


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Minerva Dupree Arledge's Timeline

April 16, 1831
prob. Graves Co, KY
January 8, 1853
Age 21
Hardin Co, IA
Age 23
September 30, 1857
Age 26
Hardin Co, IA
Age 30
Hardin Co, IA
June 5, 1865
Age 34
Hamilton CO, IA
September 27, 1867
Age 36
Cherokee Co, IA
June 17, 1870
Age 39
Cherokee Co, IA
October 6, 1872
Age 41
Cherokee Co, IA