So little is known about my Daniel Rice and his wife Judith / Judy. Her maiden name may have been Burress.
Daniel shows up on records in Henry Co, VA as early as 1778 tax records, buys land in 1782, sells same land with wife "Judy" in 1785.
Entry date of 1786 for his NC land grant recorded in Greene Co, TN, today it is Cocke Co, TN.
Daniel and wife "Judith" joined the Big Pigeon Baptist Church in 1789. He takes his letter from the church in 1812 and seems to disappear. Cocke Co, TN is a burned county, so I don't know if his wife was still alive at that time to relinquish her dower right on sale of his land.
Their son Joseph, born ca 1800 TN, shows up in Rhea Co, TN records, but no Daniel. Is John Rice in Rhea Co, TN related to my Rice line? Maybe a brother to Daniel???? There is interaction between my Joseph with John and his two sons Elijah and George.
Federal census not extant in East Tennessee until 1830, so not much help there.
DNA proves our Daniel, group 11, is not the son of Henry Rice, commonly called Henry Rice the grist miller. We are not related to Deacon Edmund Rice in New England, either.
I will be going to SLC in a few weeks, would love some new clues to work on while in the FHL. Gladly share what I have, or find.
Some of the more common spellings found for Burress are:Burres, Burriss, Buriss, Bures, Buris and even Borroughs.