Only Benjamin Rice that applied for Rev War pension was from MA. I know most military records do not show family relationships (widow's pensions are usually the best.) I was just using the Rev War connection to narrow down which Benjamin I'm looking for. I find it is interesting Benjamin was from VA and was down in the area of East TN where my Rice line migrated to. Sometimes these military fellows take a liking to a location where they are involved in military "events" and even if they don't go back themselves someone else in the family hears the stories and moves there.
I was hoping to narrow down time of birth for Benjamin so I could look for county records. I live in So CA so can't make it to the court houses, but do get to SLC once in a while and can look at whatever they have microfilmed.
I was hoping someone was working on this Benjamin and might have enough that would tell me whether I should pursue researching him any more.