I would like to learn more about Benjamin Rice. From the Rice GenForum it is said he was mentioned in the Paxton DAR papers. John Paxton and Lieut. Benjamin Rice of Bedford Co, VA were on an expedition that camped on Lick Creek in present day Greene Co, TN.
My Daniel Rice sold land in Henry Co, VA in 1785 (this area at one time part of Bedford). In 1789 he and his wife Judith joined the Big Pigeon Baptist Church. In 1790 he obtained a NC land grant south of the Nolichucky on Big Creek, which is near Lick Creek. Is there any connection between these two men?
What happened to Benjamin Rice? Anyone know anything about his family?