Big Mamma Rice

Big Mamma Rice

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  • Name Big Mamma Rice 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID P1197  Our Extended Family and History
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 

    Family Unknown Rice 
    Children 
     1. Robert Rice,   b. 1817, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Wesley Rice,   b. 1820, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. William Rice,   b. 1822, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Thomas Rice,   b. 1839, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Another Rice Family:
      1910 Census. Uncommon names mentioned - Edmonia, Mills, Eola, Pecola, Besari. - R. Finley Sr. 08-19-2007

      Beyond this point it is difficult to know if anyone is related to anyone as South Carolina had a huge number of Slave Masters. Especially in Bogansville. Where many of the Rice family stayed. Many simply adopted the name so it's difficult to trace. Remember, slavery was abolished[sic] in 1865. So, what happend was that you ended up with a huge number of freed slaves, greater than 60%, maintaining their owners Surnames and in many cases still living on the property and even still working on the property. This is why the 1870 Census is so important. If traced properly, we can find out what families owned slaves and then dig even deeper for family records of slaves names. Some of which are posted on the internet.

      I found many dozens of Rice Families on the census. It's very confusing. I discovered a 100 year old Judy Rice living with another Rice Family. She was born in 1770. Again, she simply adopted the name so it's hard to know the relationship. I also bumped into a Lelund Rice who may have been her son, but it's very hard to tell.

      Most of Rice Family appears to have been in Laurens and Union county, so, we will focus on those censuses.

      For historical purposes, I will list all of the Slave Masters in the aforementioned counties.. and how many Mulatto children they may have had.
      1860 Slave Census for Union County South Carolina:

      William G. Rice - Laurens, County - Abt 52 Slaves
      Spencer Rice - "" "" abt 32 Slaves, One 18y/o Mulatto Girl
      H. B. Rice - Union, County - Abt 52 slaves
      Elizabeth Rice - "" "" - Abt 56 slaves
      Shencer or Spencer Rice - "" "" - 19 slaves
      Ann Rice and Giles Gilbert = "" "" - Abt 51 slaves
      Elice Rice - "" "" - abt 35 slaves

      Another, Ann Rice - "" - 4 slaves, One Mulatto woman, 35 years of age.