Wednesday, December 15, 2010

John Rice Cabin

John Rice (1754-1822)

John Rice moved from Caswell County, North Carolina and purchased 214 acres of land for $214.00 from Andrew Jackson in c. 1796. This cabin was built about that same year. The 1804 tax list revealed John Rice, Sr., John Rice, Jr., Benjamin Dobson, John Donelson, and John Kirkpatrick, were the first settlers in the Gladeville - Suggs Creek area of Wilson County. John Rice descendents lived and worked on parts of this property continuously until the death of his great great great granddaughter, Christene in 2005. This cabin is donated to Fiddlers Grove in Wilson County in memory of Sam Sherrill and Christene Rice in 2005.



  1. See Will of John Rice at It was probated in 1797 and mentions Susannah Rice, widow of John Rice, the son of the testator. Do the 1804 tax rolls show that John Rice Sr. and Jr. were both deceased, or were those listed entirely different John Rices of Caswell County?

  2. We have found no family connection between the John Rices mentioned in this article and the John Rice of the will proved 1797 in Caswell County, North Carolina.