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  King & Queen Co., VA to Orange Co., NC to Jones Co., GA; early 1700s to early 1800s.

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  James Trice  was born about 1710 in King & Queen Co., VA and died about 1785 in Orange Co., NC.  James married 1) Elizabeth Unknown about 1736, and 2) Ruth Anderson about 1749. 

The children of James Trice and Elizabeth Unknown are:

1.  Sarah Trice.

2.  John Trice, Sr., born about 1738 in King & Queen Co., VA and died about July 1812 in Jones Co., GA.

3.  Edward Trice, born about 1740 in King & Queen Co., VA and died 18 November 1800 in Hillsboro, Orange Co., NC.

4.  James Trice II, born about 1745 in King & Queen Co., VA and died before August  1781 in Camden, SC.  James married Sarah Unknown about 1760.


The child of James Trice and Ruth Anderson is:

1.  Joseph Trice, born about 1750 in the State of Virginia and died 1802 in Orange Co., NC.

James owned 640 acres in Orange Co., NC in 1756.  He bought the land from Joseph Barbee. He was taxed 730 £ in Orange Co., NC in 1779 and in 1782 was exempt from taxes due to infirmities.  He was on tax rolls again in 1784 in Orange Co., NC as exempt from poll taxes.  His estate was probated in 1789 in Orange Co., NC and proven by the oaths of Anne Wood and her husband John Wood.

  John Trice, Sr. was born about 1738 in King & Queen Co., VA  and died about July 1812 in Jones Co., GA.  John married 1) Mary Unknown, and 2) Elizabeth Unknown before 1764.

The children of John Trice and Elizabeth Unknown are:

1.  Miss Trice, born in Orange Co., NC and died before 1810.  Miss Trice married Jonathan Day about 1793 in the State of Georgia (Probable).

2.  Patty Trice, born June 1761 in Orange Co., NC and died 09 Nov 1832, Tuscaloosa, AL.  Patty married Thomas Cates on 02 Mar 1784 in Orange Co., NC.

3.  John Trice, Jr., born in Orange Co., NC.

4.  Tabitha Trice.  Tabitha married John Haskins.

5.  Frances “Fannie” Trice, born in Orange Co., NC.  Frances married Elisha Moran.

6.  Benjamin Trice, Sr., born 10 November 1764 in Orange Co., NC and died 18 October 1820 in Baldwin Co., GA.  Benjamin married 1) Unknown about 1788 in Washington Co., GA, and 2)  Patience Gibson between 1796 and 1810.

7.  Elisha Trice, born about 1765 in Orange Co., NC and died 06 February 1821 in Jones Co., GA.  Elisha married Winnefred Unknown before 1790.

8.  James Trice, born about 1770 in Orange Co., NC and died about 1815 in Jones Co., GA.  James married Mary Patterson about 1790.


In the name of God, Amen, I John Trice of the County of Jones in the State of Georgia being weak in Body, but of sound & perfect memory, blessed be God for the same, do publish and make this my last Will & testament in the manner following, that is to say, First I give & bequeath to my Son James Trice all the Lot of land whereon he now lives containing two hundred two & a half acres lying in the ninth district of Baldwin County which is now Jones County N (?) One hundred & fifty eight, that said lot of land shall be

all his the said James Trice shall ever have if (?) my estate should amount to more than thirty one hundred (acres?) then he the said James Trice shall have an equal part of the balance.  And I do further Will that remainder of my estate which may remain after paying all my Just debts & the Legacy & Bequest above mentioned, shall be sold giving twelve months Credit as soon after my decease as is convenient, and the next proceeds divided equally between my wife Mary Trice, my oldest Son Benjamin Trice, my second Son

Elisha Trice & my Son in law Jonathan Day & my ^ three daughters following, that is to say, Patty Bates, Tabitha Haskins & Frances Moran.  It is moreover my Will that my wife Mary Trice hold possession of the whole of my estate aforesaid until the day of Sale which shall be appointed by my Executor, and I do hereby appoint my Son James Trice of the County & State aforesaid & John Speir to be Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.  In Witness whereof I have

hereunto set my hand & Seal the twenty ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & ten.

Signed, Sealed, Published & Declared

John Trice {SEAL}

by the above named John Trice to be his last Will & testament in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our names in the presence of the testator.

Benjamin Finney

Henry Finney

Stephen Gafford (?)

Georgia, Jones County

Personally appeared Benjamin Finney who being duly Sworn depose & Saith that the foregoing instrument of writing contains the last Will & testament of John Trice late of this County, deceased, and that it never underwent any alteration since it was executed and that Henry Finney & Stephen Gafford did Subscribe their names with this deponent as Witnesses thereto.

Sworn to before me in openBenjamin Finney

Court this 6th day of July 1812Henry Finney

Roger (___?___) Clr. (?) C. (?)

From the Trice book by Olive Lynn Trice:

“In 1786 Creek Indians robbed the home of John Trice on Fishing Creek and burned his house to the ground.  Later in a claim filed with the US government, two of John's daughters, Frances and Tabitha, stated that the family fled from their home and plantation though they did not indicate where they went.”

John Trice, Sr. is repeatedly referred to as “Dr. Trice”.

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