I have tried for years to hook up my RICE family with other families in the MS/TN area once they migrated from SC. I guess no one is looking for these families - but let me give it another shot.
Descendants of Joseph Rice
Generation No. 1
1. Joseph4 Rice (David3, David2, Rice1)1 was born April 17, 1826 in Barnwell Co, S.C., and died in Memphis, TN.. He married Mary Ann Nicholson May 18, 1854 in St. Paul's Church, Charleston, S.C., daughter of Malcolm Nicholson and Mary Avirett.
Notes for Joseph Rice:
Joseph Rice - Gadsden Co. Florida - Section 6 T2N R2W - W/SE 6 2N 2W (certificate #12584 cash for grant) June 16, 1856
1880 US Federal Census, Loves Station (Precinct), DeSoto, MS. Roll: T9_646; Family History Film: 1254646; Page: 553C; Enumeration District: 58; Image: 0737
DESOTO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
LARGEST SLAVEHOLDERS FROM 1860 SLAVE CENSUS SCHEDULES
RICE, Joseph, 54 slaves, page 92
In 1870, both Joseph Rice (married to Mary Ann Nicholson who has ties to the McKay family) and Angus Nicholson McKay (married to Joseph's sister Rebecca) are living next door to one another in Hernando, DeSoto, Mississippi.
Notes for Mary Ann Nicholson:
1930 Census -Shelby County, Tennessee, Memphis (Part of Civil District 5, Ward 19, Block 862) Enumeration District 79-71 Sheet number 10A pg. 272
Children of Joseph Rice and Mary Nicholson are:
2 i. Malcolm5 Rice, born in died young; buried in Nicholson-Freeman Cemetery, Gadsden County, Florida.
+ 3 ii. David Shelton Rice, born Abt. 1858 in South Carolina.
4 iii. Nannie B. Rice, born Abt. 1860 in Mississippi.
5 iv. Donnella J. Rice, born Abt. 1864 in Mississippi.
6 v. Fannie B. Rice, born Abt. 1867 in Mississippi.
+ 7 vi. Hughla M. Rice, born Abt. 1869 in Mississippi.
8 vii. McKay Rice, born Abt. 1873.
Generation No. 2
3. David Shelton5 Rice (Joseph4, David3, David2, Rice1) was born Abt. 1858 in South Carolina. He married Margaret Ryan.
Notes for David Shelton Rice:
1920 Census - Shelby Co, Memphis, TN. Enumeration District 163, Ward 17, Sheet number 4B
Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Roll: T625_1764 Page: 4B ED: 163 Image: 0472
1930 Census - Shelby Co. Memphis, TN. Enumeration District 79-54 Ward 16 Block number 675 Sheet 26B
Children of David Rice and Margaret Ryan are:
9 i. Mary6 Rice, born Abt. 1904.
10 ii. Sheldon D. Rice, born Abt. 1906.
11 iii. Donald McKay Rice, born Abt. 1908.
12 iv. Edward Rice, born Abt. 1916.
13 v. Margaret Rice, born Abt. 1918.
14 vi. Hugh Rice, born Abt. 1920.
7. Hughla M.5 Rice (Joseph4, David3, David2, Rice1) was born Abt. 1869 in Mississippi. She married William Alfred Dockery.
Notes for Hughla M. Rice:
Mississippi State University Library
Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division
Manuscript Collections Documenting Agriculture and Rural Life
Dockery (William Alfred) Family Papers. 1887-1980 and undated. 1 cu. ft.
Primarily letters between William Alfred Dockery and Hughla Rice Dockery, 1887-1945 and undated, of Dockery Farms, Sunflower County, Mississippi. Also includes materials concerning Joe Rice Dockery, Dockery Farms and other area plantations.
Children of Hughla Rice and William Dockery are:
15 i. Frances A.6 Dockery, born December 25, 1898 in TN; died January 1986 in Parkin, Cross County, AK. She married James Cherry.
16 ii. Joseph Rice Dockery, born 1906; died July 1982 in MS.
1. Nancy Branch/David Rice Bible.
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