Rice Family Ancestry

Genealogy Family Trees: Bandy , Cardwell , Hix , Hutchings , Perrin , Porter , Rice
Locations: Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Photos of the Jeremiah Rice Family

  Parents Grandparents Great-Grandparents
Jeremiah Abel Rice Hiram Rice
Jonathon Marion Rice Anne Hutchings
Starting Point: Massah Bandy Perrin Bandy
Mary Rice Polly Rice
Samuel Tasker Etherton Samuel Etherton Jr
Sirrilda Escalana Etherton Charlotte Conner
Rebecca Hull Richard Hull
Nancy Ann Stockstill

All family name meanings come from Dictionary of American Family Names at Ancestry.com

Zelah Rice Farmer The Rice Family Tree is dedicated to three incredible genealogists. In the 1930's, two genealogists Zelah Rice Farmer (left) and William E. Andrews (right) researched the Rice family and is the foundation of the work we see here today. They wrote letters and distributed their results to family members so their work has been passed down. Its difficult to imagine the hard work involved before the days of copiers etc.
May Jeffers

The third person the tree is dedicated to May Jeffers. May combined the type of work the early researchers had done by contacting descendants throughout the tree with the modern computer methods. This combination of methods has led to a broad success of her work. May and I are are third cousins. She contacted me and along with her husband Gene, welcomed me into their home. May chaffered me around to met other cousins and visit graves. We lost May to a horrible traffic accident in 2006 and she is sorely missed.


Bandy Name Meaning: English: unexplained. Probably a variant of Swiss German Bandi, or German Bender or Bänder (see Bander). Hungarian (Bándy): variant of Bandi.

Gen 8 Richard Bandy Elizabeth Cardwell
Birth ?8 Jul 1722 ?Cardington, Bedford, Eng
Death 21 Jul 1795 Botecourt Co. VA  
Parents Thomas Cardwell Martha Perrin
Misc. Farmer

Children of Richard and Elizabeth

Children Richard and Lucy (m. by 23 May 1794 Lucy Justice)


Supporting Info


Richard Bandy Land Records


Gen 7 Richard C. Bandy Jane Cummins 
Birth ca 1750 Cumberland Co. VA
Death 1815 Wilson Co. TN
Parents Richard Bandy Elizabeth Cardwell
Misc. Farmer
Resided Comments
Gen 6 Perrin Bandy Polly Rice1
Birth VA
Death 11 Oct 1838 Williamson Co. IL by 1809 Wilson Co. TN
Parents Richard Bandy Jane John Rice5 ? Rice

Children of Perrin and Polly1

Children of Perrin and Letitia2 (m. 25 Dec 1809 Letitia Rice (sister to Polly)

Resided Comments


Caldwell Name Meaning: Varient oof Caldwell a English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in England and Scotland, variously spelled, that are named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream

Gen 10 Thomas Cardwell Anne
Birth 1660
Death after 1717 Henrico Co. VA
Parents ?Thomas Cardwell ?Mary
Gen 9 Thomas Cardwell Martha Perrin
Birth ca 1686
Death after 2 Dec 1772 Henrico Co. VA 1751 Henrico Co. VA
Parents Thomas Cardwell Anne Thomas Perrin Anne Porter


Hix Name Meaning: English: variant of Hicks which is a widespread surname in England, and is common in the southwest and southern Wales. German: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ as the first element.

Gen 8 John Hix son of John Hixe
Misc. Farmer


Hutchings Name Meaning: English (chiefly Devon and Somerset): patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutchin, a pet form of Hugh.

Gen 7 ? Hutchings
Misc. Farmer

Where were the 4 siblings born? Census recorxs give a variety of suggestions. Richard is the only sibling to make it to 1850 and his census says VA. Three children of the siblings lived to the 1880 census and each had a differnt state. Wesley Washington Hutchings says NC. Mary Ann Hutchings says SC, Richard Hutchings says MO but that is clearly an eror



Perrin Name Meaning: English and French: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Perrin, a pet form of French Pierre.

Gen 10 Thomas Perrin Anne Porter
Birth 1639
Death 1688-9 Henrico Co. VA by 3 Mar 1711 (W) Henrico Co. VA
Parents Robert Porter


Porter Name Meaning: English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle.

Gen 11 Robert Porter ?
Death by 1 Oct 1651(W) Henrico Co. VA by 1688


Rice Name Meaning: Welsh: variant of Reese which is from one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, Old Welsh Ris ‘ardor’. This was the name of the last ruler of an independent kingdom of Wales, Rhys ap Tewder, who died in 1093 unsuccessfully opposing the Norman advance. .

Line 1:

Gen 10 Thomas Rice Ann Marcy Hews
Birth 1650-60 Shirementon Bristol England
Death by 1711 lost at sea 1722
Marriage 1679 New Kent Co. Va


Gen 9 John Rice2 Mary ?Higgerson
Birth 18 Sep 1698 New Kent County, VA
Death 21 Oct 1769 Hanover County, VA
Marriage   Middlesex, VA    
Parents Thomas Marcy    
Gen 8 John Rice 3 Lettisha?Estes
Birth by 1726
Death after 14 Nov 1796 (W) Caswell Co. NC ca Mar 1816 Caswell Co. NC
Misc. Farmer



Line 2:

Gen 7 John Rice5 Mary Rice
Birth     ca 1761
Death Jul 1822(W) Wilson Co. TN
Parents John Rice Sr.3 Lettisha
Misc. Farmer
Resided Comments

Line 3:

Gen 7 James Rice Sr. Alice Hix Hicks
Birth 6 Jul 1736 8 Apr 1742
Death 8 Dec 1809 Logan Co. KY after James
Misc. Farmer


Gen 6 Hiram Rice Sr. Anne/Anna Hutchings1
Birth 30 Jun 1778 Caswell Co. NC 16 Nov 1776
Death 9 Oct 1844 Robertson Co. TN 16 Nov 1839 Robertson Co. TN
Parents James Rice Sr. Alice Hix
Misc. Farmer
Marriage 3 Nov 1800 KY or TN


Gen 5 Jeremiah Abel Rice Massey Bandy1
Birth 26 Mar 1803 KY 24 Mar 1804 Wilson C. TN
Death 14 May 1878 Nashville IL 19 Nov 1845 Nashville IL
Burial Rice/Larken Cem. private farm Rice/Larken Cem. private farm
Parents Hiram Rice Sr. Anne Hutchings Perrin Bandy Polly Rice
Misc. Farmer Homemaker
Marriage 22 Jul 1824 Sumner Co. TN William Peter, John Spiller

Children of Jeremiah and Massah Bandy1

Children of Jeremiah and Mary2 (m. 31 May 1848 Mary Holcomb Stanley-Neighbors2 b. Sep 1814 d. 14 Apr 1901 Golden City Barton MO)


Photos of the Jeremiah Rice Family

Photos of the Jonathon Rice and Sirrilda Etherton Rice Family

Photos of Harriet Caroline Rice McKay Family

Photos of Nancy Jane Rice McElhanon Family

Photos of William Legget Rice McElhanon Family



Jeremiah Rice Land Records

Jerimiah Rice Grave

Jerimiah Rice Grave

Massah Bandy Rice Grave
Massah Bandy Rice Grave


Gen 4 Jonathan Marion Rice Sirrilda Escalana Etherton
Birth 11 Jul 1827 TN 4 Jun 1830 Jackson Co. IL
Death 28 Oct 1892 Tamaroa IL 17 Sep 1927 Centralia IL
Cause Endocarditus chronic
Burial Tamaroa Cem Tamaroa IL Tamaroa Cem Tamaroa IL
Parents Jeremiah Rice Massah Bandy Samuel Tasker Etherton 3rd Rebecca Hull
Misc. Teacher farmer Farmer's wife Baptist
Marriage 30 Jan 1851 Perry Co. IL



Jonathon Rice's Teaching Certificate

Teaching Certificate

Marriage license for Sirrilda and Jonathon Rice

Marriage license

Teaching Certificate for Mary Rice

Teaching Certificate for Mary Rice
This portion of the teaching certificate for Mary in 1897 shows her grades for the areas required for a first grade teacher.