Will of John Rice ---Rice attached his seal 22nd September of 1812 & it was declared his last will & testament in the court's April Session in 1815
- Gives his wife Susannah $200 in cash which is to be applied by her to purchase whatever household good and furniture she would like. He also gives to her one bed and furniture.
- To William Rice, son of his first wife he leaves $1.
- His personal and real estate to be equally divided among his children.
- Leaves to Milly Bartlett a young Negroe whose value will be deducted out of her proportional part of his estate.
- Betsy & Esau Rice(his grandchildren and heirs of his son John Rice) shall have one equal share between them.
- Desires that his two old Negroes Jack & Jenny shall not be parted or separated but shall be permitted to live together in the same family.
- Appoints his son Isaac Rice as sole executor
- Witnesses were: John C. Haley, Henry Matlock & John Williams
"Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-195-2071469-1-59?cc=1909088&wc=M6Q7-DMS:179705301,179950601 : accessed 12 March 2015), Roane > Settlements, Wills, 1802-1824, Vol. A > image 46 & 47 of 136; county courthouses, Tennessee.(orig. book pgs 60 & 61.