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Rice Cemetery


LOCATION:  Located east of Daingerfield.  From US 259 near the courthouse, travel east on Hwy 130 for 1 mile.  Turn right onto CR 4108 for 1 mile and turn right again onto CR 2112.  The cemetery is on the right at .9 mile and 150 yards into the woods.  This is private property with a locked gate.  Get permission before entering.

This cemetery is located in the David T. King Survey and was owned by David King until he sold it to Levy M. Rice.  King had been clerk for Bethlehem Baptist Church of Daingerfield.  Levy M. Rice was married to Elizabeth Collom, a sister of George Collom who was among a large group who obtained Mexican land grants in the 1820s.  Collin McKinney later moved to Fannin County.  Levy Rice became the clerk for the Land Commissioners Board of Bowie County.  He may have been in the Mexican War of 1846.  There are three marked graves in this cemetery and evidence of several others.  A son of Levy Rice may have been the first here.

This cemetery is known to be predominantly white.

This cemetery was first surveyed by Jim and Linda McCain Stansell.  It was surveyed again by Roy Broussard, Gerald Hammock and Charles Steger on Jan 28, 1999.

Thanks to David L. Rice of Texarkana for some extra historical data on the Levi Melvin Rice family.

RICE,                          Levi Melvin                Aug 5, 1801                Mar 14, 1881

                   B in Buncombe Co., NC; s/o Spencer; h/o Elizabeth; m Jan 29, 1829 in           

                   Lewisville.  Lafayette Co., AR; ch Charles Martin (Mar 9, 1830), Hannah                                     RICE Heatherly (May 13, 1832), William (Dec 5, 1935), Nathaniel Key (Oct

                   3, 1837), Mary Elize (Apr 10, 1840), Henry Dill Mason (Mar 12, 1943),

                   Edward Lambert V. (Oct 7, 1846) & James Carter D. (Sep 4, 1852); Rive’s

                   Creek near New Boston is named after him; Capt Co F 3rd Mounted Vol TX

                   Cav Mex War Wavell’s Colony, Bowie Co., TX

It is quite possible that all of the children listed were born in the homestead/headright in what is now Bowie Co., TX.  The boundaries for states and counties changed during the time of birth. 

SURNAME                 GIVEN NAME                       BIRTH            DEATH

ROBERTS                  Isaac Clayton                          Mar 28, 1854              Aug 12, 1859

                                    S/o Isaac & Nancy

RICE                           Nathan K.                                Oct 3, 1837                 Jul 27, 1859

                                    S/o Levy M & Elizabeth COLLOM

MCCAIN                    Robert                                     1791                            1870   

                                    West Tennessee Militia, War of 1812

(These three graves are in a row and read south to north.  The first two are side by side.  The McCain grave is several feet away.)

This information was copied from the MORRIS COUNTY CEMETERY BOOK – SOUTHERN SECTION of 1999 which was compiled by the Cass County Genealogical Society in cooperation with the Morris County Historical Commission.  


Janette Tigert Cook

May 18, 2008


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