RICE, MARTHA J - Adair County, Missouri | MARTHA J RICE - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Martha J RICE

Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery
Adair County,

George Rice
CORPORAL Company M 2 Regiment Provisional East Missouri Militia
Civil War Union
October 8, 1820 - September 19, 1893

July 28, 1845 - Jan 28, 1899

The following was taken from History of Adair County, Missouri, by Violette:

During the Civil War, Company I of the Fiftieth was put into active service guarding Kirksville for 33 days in the summer of 1864. Every night picket men were put out at different points along the roads leading into town. One night report was brought into headquarters that the (Rebels) had captured the two pickets which had been stationed near George Rice's house east of where the high school now stands. The other pickets were immediately called in and preparations were made for a battle with the oncoming foe. But when the foe did not appear, an investigating party was sent out. They found the two pickets (who had been reported as captured) sound asleep in bed at George Rice's house. They were brought to town and drummed out of the company forthwith.



RICE--At the family residence in this city Tuesday evening, George Rice, aged 73 years. Mr. Rice was one of the pioneers of Adair county having lived here about 50 years. He was a good neighbor, kind husband and father, and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Funeral this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Service will be conducted by Prof. Nason.

Weekly Graphic
Kirksville, Missouri
September 22, 1893

Elizabeth Billington Rice (1826 - 1857)
Martha J. Burris Rice (1845 - 1899)
Mary A. Rice (1848 - 1857)
Matilda Rice (1853 - 1853)
William T. Rice (1857 - 1861)

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Contributed on 1/28/16 by hawkinsdonna48
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Submitted: 1/28/16 • Approved: 1/28/16 • Last Updated: 3/28/18 • R784704-G784703-S3

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