Ira RICE

Male 1793 - 1869  (75 years)


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  • Name Ira RICE 
    Born 28 Oct 1793  New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration to Utah Territory 22 Sep 1847  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Daniel Spencer - Ira Eldredge Company 
    _FSFTID KWVS-WFT 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KWVS-WFT 
    Died 12 Apr 1869  Washington, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 14 Apr 1869  Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3522  HOGAN, Laurel LaRue
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2016 

    Father Titus ROYCE,   b. 4 Feb 1744, Wallingford, New Haven, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1799, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Biological 
    Mother Theodotia Lois KELLOGG,   b. 4 Mar 1752, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1798, Berkshire, Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship Biological 
    Married 7 Sep 1770  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Minerva SAXTON,   b. 3 Oct 1796, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1824, , Wayne, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1814  of Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ira RICE,   b. 13 Jan 1815, Manchester, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1824  (Age 8 years)
     2. Asaph RICE,   b. 13 Jan 1817, Manchester, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1872, Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Maryette RICE,   b. 27 Oct 1818, Manchester, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1889, Gaines, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +4. William Kelsey RICE,   b. 27 Oct 1822, Manchester, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1913, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Juliette Minerva RICE,   b. 4 Jul 1824, Palmyra, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1902, Newaygo, Newaygo, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2016 15:26:00 
    Family ID F1867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Ann HARRINGTON,   b. 30 Jan 1801, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1847, of , Polk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Jan 1826  Ontario, Wayne, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Harriet RICE,   b. 20 Mar 1825, Northville, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, of , Polk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [Biological]
     2. Benjamin RICE,   b. Abt 1827, Northville, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1838, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)  [Biological]
     3. Leonard Gurley RICE,   b. 3 Sep 1829, Northville, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1886, Farmington, Davis, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [Biological]
     4. Henriette RICE,   b. Abt 1831, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1880  (Age ~ 49 years)  [Biological]
     5. Delieh Ann RICE,   b. Abt 1834, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835  (Age ~ 1 years)  [Biological]
     6. Oscar North RICE,   b. 19 Sep 1835, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1880, Providence, Cache, Utah Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [Biological]
     7. Sarah Ann RICE,   b. 17 Sep 1837, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1891, Logan, Cache, Utah Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Biological]
     8. Adeline RICE,   b. 24 Sep 1837, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1891, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Biological]
     9. Adelburt RICE,   b. 18 Jun 1839, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1879, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Biological]
     10. Caroline RICE,   b. 10 Feb 1841, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1898, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [Biological]
     11. Deliah RICE,   b. Abt 1842, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)  [Biological]
     12. Hyrum Smith RICE,   b. 15 May 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1906, Malta, Cassia, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Biological]
     13. Ephriam RICE,   b. Abt 1846, of , , Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1851, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)  [Biological]
    Last Modified 23 May 2016 20:38:00 
    Family ID F1862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth "Ann" MORRIS,   b. 13 Jun 1816, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1897, Escalante, Garfield, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1856  Providence, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 27 Sep 1998 07:11:00 
    Family ID F1863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Documents
    Timeline of Early LDS Ancestors from North America - Olive Jane Rice Line
    Timeline of Early LDS Ancestors from North America - Olive Jane Rice Line
    This timeline shows the important dates and places of our earliest LDS ancestors, who originated in North America - Olive Jane Rice Line.

    Histories
    Ira Rice
    Ira Rice
    Conversion and immigration information about Ira Rice's family

  • Notes 
    • ?u??b?Life Sketch?/u??/b?

      Ira Rice was the son of Titus Rice and was born in 1792 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. His brothers were Jacob, Gideon and Jotham. His sister was Rachel.


      His parents both died in 1798, leaving him an orphan at the tender age of six.

      He left Massachusetts with relatives at the age of six and settled in western New York.


      His great great grandfather may have changed the name from Royce to Roys, and his grandfather may have changed it to Rice.


      Ira Rice's father served in the Revolutionary War, and Ira served in the War of 1812 as a private or sergeant under Captain Joseph Hart's company of Colonel Peter Allen's regiment.


      Ira had a narrow escape from the British, jumping into the river below Niagara Falls and swimming to get away. Eventually, one of his sons (not our direct line) would ride with Lot Smith (a distant relative or ours) during the Utah War. After the War of 1812 Ira went to Michigan to settle in wild country made available to veterans.


      In the year 1814 he married Minerva Saxton. They had five children--Three boys and two girls. His wife died in 1824, and he married Sarah Harrington in 1825. The following year he moved his family to Upslanta Waphendu County, Michigan. Here He became converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, joining the Church about the year 1840.


      Missionaries found them there, and they converted and moved to Nauvoo. Ira and his family acquired property and some fine horses, and had a nice house by the temple, but after the martyrdom of Joseph Smith their home was burned by a mob. They fled during the winter, and during the trek west got as far as Mount Pisgah before Brigham Young sent Ira back for supplies. Ira helped Orson Pratt and Lorenzo Snow's families go west.


      From Winter Quarters, Brigham Young again sent Ira back, to get grain in Nauvoo. Eventually Ira made it into the valley with Captain Edward Hunter's 100 in September of 1847, wintered at "Old Fort," and built a log cabin in what is now Farmington.


      He had come forward alone, but the next year his children came out and arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley on September 28, 1847.. Sarah was not with them, and it is assumed that she had died along the trail, but there are no details in the family histories.


      The family lived in Ogden and then in Cache valley, which was wild enough that the area had--on one occasion--a dramatic, multi-day grizzly hunt for a marauding bear that took its toll on the hunters before it was killed.


      Ira Rice was well known to the early settlers of Utah. He was a man of great courage and sterling worth. He was an expert marksman, and his favorite sport was hunting for large game. In his old age he seemed to take great pleasure in recounting to his children his thrilling experiences in bear hunting, having killed in his life time fifty-six bears.


      Ira remarried a third time, to Elizabeth Ann Morris Butler, who had crossed the plains by handcart, and had been a housekeeper for Ira Rice.


      At 73, Ira volunteered to colonize Utah's Dixie, and headed south for the "Muddy" on a cotton mission. Brigham Young saw him and told him he didn't need to go, but they were already on the way so they continued. A flood near Beaver Dam (in southwestern Utah, not the Beaver Dam in Cache County) washed away their belongings, sickness set in, and they were released to go back to Cache Valley where Ira and Ann had been living in reasonable comfort. Ira died en route, in St. George.


      Ira was the father of seventeen children--five by his first wife, namely: Asaph, Ira, William K., Maryette: and twelve by his second wife, namely: Benjamin, Harriett, Henryette, Deliah? Sarah Ann, Adaline, Caroline, Leonard G., Oscar N., Epriam, Hyram and Adlebert.
      --- on FamilySearch 23 May 2016
    • (Research):!DEATH: IGI also gives 12 Sep 1869, Saint George, Washington, Utah.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] FamilySearch Extraction Program, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 23 May 2016), entry for Ira Rice, person ID KWVS-WFT. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S5] LDS Church Temple Records., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Salt Lake City, Utah, United States), record: 907629204 (Reliability: 3), 22 Feb 2011.
      Source type: Other, Repository name: The Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Repository city: Salt Lake City, Repository state: UT, Repository country: USA, Repository postal code: 84150, Event date: 21 Mar 2007, LDS temple record number: 907629204, Contributor: TEMPLE, Contributor of repository: DATA_ADMIN

    3. [S2] International Genealogical Index(IGI) v5.0, Ordinance Record, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Intellectual Reserve, Inc., FamilySearch (TM); http://www.familysearch.org) (Reliability: 2), 27 Jun 2007.

    4. [S16] EarlyLDS.com Web Site (Reliability: 2), 23 Jun 2007.

    5. [S6] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Film 1553181 (Reliability: 3).
      ELIZABETH ANN BUTTLER MORRIS; Female; Spouse: IRA RICE; Marriage: 20 NOV 1856 Providence, Cache, Utah; Batch Number: 8812031 Sheet: 35 Source Call No.: 1553181 Type: Film
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      Search performed using FamilyInsight on 2/22/2011