Jacob Rice
Anna Margaretha Schneider
Daniel Rice
(Abt 1764-1834)


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1. Ann Margaret Leffler

Daniel Rice 1

  • Born: Abt 1764, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA 2
  • Marriage (1): Ann Margaret Leffler in 1777
  • Died: 5 Oct 1834, Wood County, Ohio, USA about age 70

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"The Dutch Fork Settlement of Donegal Township, Washington Co, PA" by
Bell, 41 pages 1978 with notes on these families: Deeds (Dietz),
Fullenwider (Follenweider), Hupp, Leffler (Loffler), Miller (Muller),
Philabaum, Rice (Reis)

We being greatly on the frontier line - this horrid scene happened as
we were all forted at Mr. Rice's and between our cabin and his
blockhouse. This happened, my husband and son as they fell in the
enemy's hand - my husband scalped, lying in his blood, which was to me
a great surprise and affecting sight, the loss of a good husband and
an obedient son.

This attack by 60 Indians has been called the last battle of the
Revolution. Indians, ten days later were ordered to cease attacks.
Crumrine in his History of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Phila.
1882) wrote:

Some of the men from the fort had gone to Hagerstown for supplies and
only five were left to defend it, viz.: George Leffler, Peter
Fullenwider, Daniel Rice, George Philabaum and Jacob Leffler, Jr. This
force was increased to six by the arrival of (Jacob) Miller (Jr.). The
Indians soon made their appearance and surrounded the fort. The 6
defenders fired and 3 savages fell. The Indians returned the fire
without effect, but in their second volley they killed George
Philabaum, who was standing at a porthole. The firing was kept up
during the day. Abraham Rice, of the fort, was absent, having set out
for assistance. (page 135) END

Donegal Twp., Washington CO., PA Formed 15 Jul 1781

Daniel Rice, upon whose farm Rice's Fort (north Claysville) was
located, was for many years a leader in the Old German Reformed

Washington County Rangers on the Frontiers - 1778-1783
Source: PA Archives, Third Series, Vol. XXIII, Pages 198-220
Daniel Rice

Taxes Donegal Twp. 1786
State Taxes for the Year 1786
Rice, Abraham
Rice, Jacob

Washington County Frontier Rangers 1778-1783
(PA Archives, Third Series, Vol. XXIII, Pages 198-220)
Rice, Daniel
Rice, Berril

RICE - Harrison J. RICE, M.D., who lives in an elegant home,
surrounded by the comforts of life, is a resident of Rockville, Parke
County. For the reason that he is now approaching his three-score
years and ten, the Doctor is, in a manner, retired from active
practice, and with his loving wife is now in the enjoyment of his
well-earned rest.

The Doctor was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, August 25, 1823, and,
as the name would seem to indicate, he is of German origin. More than
one hundred years ago Daniel Rice, his paternal grandfather, settled
in Washington County, Pennsylvania, then a part of Virginia. There in
the wilderness, with the help of other kindred spirits, he erected Ft.
Rice. Hardy and bold were the men who faced the trials and dangers of
that day, and often were they called upon to do battle with their
savage foes, which roamed the neighboring forests. In these fierce
contests Daniel Rice was ever ready to take an active part, and by his
bravery won considerable reputation.

In this fort, about the year 1796, was born to him a son, Isaac, who
afterward became the father of our subject. Amid these rugged
surroundings, Isaac Rice grew up tall, deep chested and strong. He was
a carpenter by trade, and became very proficient, so much so indeed
that he could upon demand turn out with equal facility a house or
mill, a bridge or boat, a cradle or a coffin. In early manhood he
immigrated to Shelby County, Kentucky, where he married Miss Narcissa,
daughter of James ALLEN, who came from Rockbridge County, Virginia.

In the year 1827, Daniel Rice came to Indiana, locating in Montgomery
County, where he entered a piece of land one mile north of where
Waveland now stands. At once he proceeded to the talk of making a home
for his wife and little ones, and on that farm he spent his remaining
days, and reared a family of nine children, many of whom have since
won honors and distinction in the communities where they have resided.
Six of these are still living: Harrison J., our subject; James M., a
highly respected, honorable, Christian gentleman, who still lives on
the old homestead near Waveland; Hon. Thomas N., of Rockville, whose
sketch appears on another page of this work; Margaret, wife of Levi
Sidwell, a retired merchant of Rockville; A. Alexander, one of
Lafayette's prominent attorneys; and Dr. John T., who stands high in
his profession at Attica, Indiana, and is surgeon of the Wabash and
Illinois Central Railroads.

Politically, Isaac Rice was a Whig and a life long follower of Henry
Clay. For many years prior to his death, which occurred January 11,
1852, he was a member of the Presbyterian Church. As a citizen and
neighbor, he stood well in the community, but it was particularly in
the home that his best qualities were seen. It was his greatest
pleasure to use his utmost efforts in directing the moral and
intellectual training of his children, and though he was not permitted
to see the fruits of his labors to any great extent, the good he has
done lives after him.

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Daniel married Ann Margaret Leffler, daughter of John Jacob Leffler and Unknown, in 1777. (Ann Margaret Leffler was born on 25 Dec 1762 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA and died in 1852 in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA.)



1 SPATES, SAMUEL - A PIONEER MISSIONARY (http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genealogyaddict/pafg01.htm#56).

2 Geni, Faustine Humphris - Geni (accessed 23 Aug 2011).

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