William "Bill" Rice

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William "Bill" Rice

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Perry County, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Perry County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremiah Rice and Polly Rice
Husband of Rebeka Rice
Father of Preston Rice
Brother of Jacob Rice; Margaret Rice; Nancy West-Couch; John Rice; Jesse Rice and 2 others

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About William "Bill" Rice

It was told to me by his Gr-Gr-Gr Grand Son Donald Rice (Son of Wilson Carl Rice) that William "Bill" Rice was in the Civil War on the Confederate side where he single handedly held off a platoon of Union Soldiers during a battle at the Mouth of Rush Creek where it joins up with Middle Fork River. He held them off from a Knob above the Mouth of the Creek for 3 to 4 hours while the rest of his group circled around and captured the Company of Union Soldiers. During the battle, Bill Rice shoot and killed 3 Union Soldiers. A full company of Union Soldiers generally consisted of 15 men.

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William "Bill" Rice's Timeline

Perry County, Kentucky, United States
December 11, 1862
Age 28
March 1, 1914
Age 80
Perry County, Kentucky, United States