Hi Rebecca: Gee, it has been a year since receiving your email. I now have a 75 page Rife Family Journal that I can share with you if you like. This journal attempts to tie together (with historical sources) this family back to the 1717 immigrant Hans Jacob Reiff (and his two brothers) and then using Jane Best's research information to tie these 3 immigrant brothers back through Germany and into Switzerland in about 1538.
My information on your branch of this family is limited, and I would like to correct that with your help. Here is what I have:
Descendants of Joseph Rife 1 Joseph Rife b: Abt 1786 in Rockingham Co., VA src: 1810 Rock Co., VA Census d: Bef September 15, 1834 in Rockingham Co., VA src: Administrator Bonds, Rockingham Co., VA 1779-1864 .. +Anna Rife b: 1790 in PA src: L. Hoover d: Abt April 1860 in Henry Co., IN 2 Catherine Rife b: March 13, 1810 in Rockingham Co., VA src: L. Hoover d: February 09, 1900 in Henry Co., IN src: L. Hoover +George Hoover b: September 26, 1814 in Rockingham Co., VA src: History of the Church of the Brethern in Indiana by Otho Winger, 1917 d: in Henry Co., IN? m: August 19,1834 in Rockingham Co., VA src: L. Hoover 2 Joseph Rife b: 1813 in Rockingham Co., VA, Henry Co., IN in 1830s src: Mary Duncan d: in to Green, Butler Co., IA in 1865 src: mason: firstname.lastname@example.org (George Mason m. Joseph's daughter) +Sarah Rife b: 1822 in VA src: Mary Duncan m: Abt 1840 in Henry Co., IN? src: Mary Duncan 3 Frances? Rife b: Abt 1840 src: mason: masonB150@rica.net +George Mason 3 John J. Rife b: 1843 src: Mary Duncan d: in served in Civil War from IN with George Mason src: mason: email@example.com 3 Elizabeth Rife b: 1846 src: Mary Duncan 3 Anna Rife b: 1849 src: Mary Duncan 3 Martha Rife b: 1851 src: Mary Duncan 2 Anna Rife b: 1815 in Rockingham Co., VA src: 1850 Henry Co., IN census d: Aft 1860 in Henry Co., IN, Never married?? src: Mary Duncan