W. C. RICE, Lyon County, was born March 5, 1843, in Todd County, Ky., and is the third child in a family of seven children born to Edmond R. and Eveline (Goran) Rice of Todd County. He was reared on a farm, poorly educated, and at seventeen years of age enlisted under Capt. Wilcox, Confederate service; was taken prisoner at Fort Donelson, but made his escape and went to California, where he remained until 1865, and then returned, and went to farming in Lyon County. In 1872 he bought his present magnificent farm of 437 acres, splendidly improved, and has since added 158 acres. He is a general farmer and stock raiser. October 28, 1868, he married Susan Martin, of Crittenden County, Ky. They have five children, viz.: Henry E., Eulah E., Willie S., John F., and Reginald. Mr. Rice is now an extensive dealer in leaf tobacco.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 863.