Re: Abel S. Rice, Arkwright, Chautauqua Co., NY
I am descended from a James Harvey Rice who was born in 1821 according to census information.His death record in Mason Co. WV states that he was born in Bedford, VA, and his father was Samuel Rice born in MA.I am aware that death records are often incorrect.I have never been able to connect this particular James Harvey Rice with his father.
I've been looking at Abel S. Rice since a cousin made me aware of your information.I notice that you show his name as Abel Sherman.Do you mind tellng me where you got his middle name?Also, Gehial and Rosetta Rice were living with Abel & his family in the 1860 census for Lowville.They were ages 92 & 89.Who were these people if not Abel's parents?
I would very much appreciate your letting me know what documentation you have concerning James Harvey Rice, son of Abel S. & Diana Doty.
Thank you very much.