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Lucian Rice
Born 1808
LUCIAN RICE, farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 12; P.O. Bowen's Prairie; was born in Worcester Co., Mass., in 1808; he engaged in teaching when a young man, and followed this occupation as a profession till 44 years of age. He went to Kentucky in 1839; in 1843, he came to Fort Madison, Iowa, where he was engaged in teaching for four years; thence to Dubuque, for five years; he came to his present location in 1852, and engaged in farming. His first wife was Elizabeth Allen, of Worcester, Mass.; she died in 1866. His present wife was Mrs. Hannah Hall, whose maiden name was Sargent, born in New Hampshire. Mr. Rice has four children by his first marriage—Mary E. A. Averill, Kate Conditt, George F. and Charles C.; has two daughters by his second marriage—Carrie E. and Josephine C. Has 152 acres of land. He and wife are Methodists.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 678.


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