Biography of N. C. Rice
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





NATHAN C. RICE, farmer, P. O. London, was born March 8, 1839, in Paint Township, near Newport. His father, Dr. Rice, was a slave holder of Missouri, who came to Ohio over forty five years ago, married Amy Sayles, and returned to the South, where he died. Mrs. Rice, with Nathan, an infant, came North and made her home with her father, David Sayles. She died within a few years at Columbus. Nathan was raised by his grandmother until fourteen or fifteen years of age, when he went to Iowa and there engaged in farming for about five years. He then returned to his old home. where he resided until after marriage. On May 29, 1873, he married Sarah A. Hume, daughter of James S. and Rebecca (McMurray) Hume, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter of Pennsylvania. They were married in Ohio, where they both came with their parents when quite young. Mr. Rice by his marriage had five children, viz.: Effie Belle, born June 17, 1874; Frederick Hume, born October 14, 1877; Nettie Cole, born December 22, 1878; Rebecca Maud, died May 6, 1881, aged three months; and an infant son, deceased. Two years after marriage, Mr. Rice became a tenant on his uncle's farm, and in 1878 he purchased eighty two acres of his present farm, which now consists of 106 acres. He is a farmer and stock raiser, and in politics a Republican. He served his township two terms as Trustee. Mrs. Rice is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her grandfather, Hume, was an early settler of Paint Township, and owned 1,500 acres, where our subject now lives.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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