Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society
Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery

Cemetery

 Rice Family Cemetery


Rice Family Cemetery

Location

West of Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg travel south on Route 42 (John Wayland Highway). In Dayton take a right onto Ottobine Road (Route 257). Go 2.4 miles, cross Dry River, and turn right onto West Dry River Road (Route 738). Drive 1.4 miles and take a left onto Honey Run Road (Route 743) and go 6/10th mile to Dan Knicely's farm on left side of road. Cemetery hard to get to and on ridge behind Knicely's home.
 

Notes

In 1967 J. Robert Swank noted "There is evidence of unmarked graves. Plot surrounded by splendid brick wall. Marriage record: Thomas Rice married May 1797 to Esther Scott, daughter of Jacob Scott." In 1937 Mr. W. A. Byerly, working for the WPA, noted "Graveyard was recently enclosed by a new brick wall & is in good condition. The early Rice family graves are not marked, only the later ones. This is one of three brothers who were among the early settlers in Virginia." Today, 2002, the current owners clean cemetery at least once a year & the brick wall is in good condition.

Survey Date and Recorder

July 18, 2002
Bob & Lois Emswiler

Photos

 Lois Emswiler

Cemetery Index

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Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

Rice

Stephen M.


29 May 1862

Aged 19y 2m 22d


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Rice

Thomas


3 Dec 1819

Aged 55y 3m 15d


Image

Rice

Martha

14 Jan 1805

5 Dec 1881

Aged 76y 10m 21d; Our Mother


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Rice

Martha T.


1843

Aged 4 yrs


Image

Rice

David S.

12 Jul 1833

8 Jan 1878

Aged 44y 5m 26d


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Rice

Samuel A.

20 Dec 1918

25 May 1995

PFC US Army WWII


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Rice

Paul Sawtell

21 May 1915

11 Dec 1987


Brother of Samuel A. Rice

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Rice

John


1886 (?)


Illegible-partial headstone leaning on wall.


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