Hezakiah Fleetwood Rice

b. 9 January 1840, d. 21 June 1918

Hezakiah Fleetwood Rice, 1840-1918
  • Hezakiah Fleetwood Rice was born on 9 January 1840 in Belton, Anderson District, South Carolina.
  • He was known as Fleetwood.
  • He married Sarah Elizabeth Wood, daughter of Mathew Wood and Mourning Atkinson, on 25 December 1866 in Smith County, Texas, with D. W. Crow(n) officiating.
  • Hezakiah Fleetwood Rice and Sarah Elizabeth Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Etna, Smith County, South Carolina, living next door to Sallie, William and Easther's father.. Other members of the household included Anagusta Rice, William R. Wood, Esther Wood, George W. Longley and Johnnie Longley.
  • Hezakiah Fleetwood Rice and Sarah Elizabeth Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Smith County, Texas. Other members of the household included Ibzan Leftwich Rice, William Wade Rice, Elbert Dean Rice, Clen Rice and Clifton Rice.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Hezakiah Fleetwood Rice and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Wood.
  • Hezakiah Fleetwood Rice and Sarah Elizabeth Wood appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Smith County, Texas, at Tyler & Bullard Road. Other members of the household included Clifton Rice.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1910 census.
  • Hezakiah Fleetwood Rice died on 21 June 1918 at age 78 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.
  • His wife Sarah Elizabeth Wood became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Smith Cemetery in Smith County, Texas, about four miles south of Tyler.
  • Photographs and much of the information on the Rice branch of the Wood family are found here thanks to the generosity of Charlies Wood "Woody" Rice.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2015

Family: Sarah Elizabeth Wood b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 January 1920