I am searching for Abraham Rife born in PA about 1781 (based on a tombstone ((if we have the right one))).I know of one true son, James Madison Rife or Madison James Rife born in VA in 1801.Abraham married at least 2 times and other known children are Robert, Jacob and Joseph.I was told there are a possible 10 children between the two marriages.
Abraham also could be known as Edward Albert/ James Edward....but his family called him Abraham.....OK, I said the same thing. WHAT?
So let me start with what I know as fact:
?1. James Madison RIFE. Son of Abraham/James Albert/Edward RIFE & UNKNOWN. Born 1801 in IN or VA. Died Nov 8, 1858 in MO, Mississippi County.
Research: 1850 CENSUS HENDERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY 564 Rife, M J 49 M W FARMER IA (should be VA or IN) NARCISA 40 F W TN VOLNEY 14 F W IA (should be IN) GEORGE 12 M W KY SARAH 9 F W KY PRISCILLA 7 F W KY MARTHA 5 F W KY MARY 2 F W KY
He married Narcissus/ Narcisa FEILDING, daughter of James FEILDING, About 1830. Born 1810 in Murray County TN. They had the following children:
i. Mary Ann Virginia RIFE; Born Mar 24, 1834 in Henderson County KY. Died in Died as an infant. 2ii. William Volney RIFE 3iii. George Washington RIFE in Henderson County KY. iv. Sarah Elizabeth RIFE; Born 1840. in Henderson County KY. She married Elija STAFFORD. 4v. Pricilla H. RIFE in Henderson County KY. 5vi. Martha Ann RIFE (Twin) vii. Liza Ellen RIFE (Twin); Born Oct 23, 1846. Died in died as an infant. 6viii. Mary Ellen RIFE