Submitted by Shirley Buckler who, on 16 August 2008, writes:

Fleming County, Kentucky Will Book G, Page 396

Henry Rice

Drafted: 2 November, 1831

Recorded: 28 August 1843

I Henry Rice of Fleming County and State of Kentucky, do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say-------


I desire that after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid out of my personal estate, I give to my son John Rice one Bay mare, which is now in his posession, and all that farm or tract of land on which he now lives situated in Bath County containing by survey one hundred and fourty three acres. 


I give my wife Anna Rice one third part of my estate both real and personal excepting that part which I have given to my son John Rice, for and during her natural life. And after her decease I give the same to my children herein after mentioned equally to be divided among them and to be enjoyed by them forever. 


All the remaining part of my estate both real and personal after my wifes third and what is first given to John Rice, I give to my children Jackson Rice, Jefferson Rice, Harrison Rice, William Rice, Zilla Ann Rice, Nancy Ann Rice and Henry Rice equally to be divided among them. Which I give to them their heirs and assigns forever. 


I give to my daughter Jane Valandingham seventy one shillings to be raised out of my personal estate. 


I give to my daughters Polly Marhawn ?, and Lucinda Morgan and Betsey Goodwin an equal part which my other children above named of all my real and personal estate (John Rice excepted) to them and their heirs forever. 

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Jame Morgan, John Rice and Stephen Caywood Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revolking all other or former wills or testaments by me herefore made. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this second day of November in year of our Lord 1831.

Henry Rice (seal)

Signed, sealed , published and declared as an for the last will and testament of the above named Henry Rice in pressence of us --------- before signed.

William Morgan 

Ortha Hyten 


At a Court held for Fleming County on the 28th day of August 1843, This writing proporting to be the last will and testament of Henry Rice decd. was produced in court and proven by the oaths of William Morgan and Ortha Hyten, Subscribing witnesses thereto to be the will of said Henry Rice dec'd. and ordered to be recorded which is now done. 


W. T. Dudley Clerk 


NOTE: This is the only document I could find for Henry Rice so I do note this will was drafted before the birth of his son Sorency (found spelled different ways) Rice.

Shirley Buckler