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As a seventh generation Texan, I am proud to present my Texas roots. My Ancestors converged on Texas at various times from 1836 to 1916. My dad's maternal Rice ancestors arrived here during the Republic of Texas era. His Cooper ancestors came here from Alabama following the Civil War. My mom's family migrated from Denmark to North Dakota then to Texas in 1916 resulting in her being the first Native Born Texan of her line.

RICE FAMILY CD AVAILABLE :

A CD listing the ancestors and descendants of THOMAS MCCLURE RICE and ELIZABETH WILSON RICE is now available to you for $10. Please make check payable to the THOMAS MCCLURE RICE ASSOCIATION and mail it to me. It will be personalized with your relationship to all people and will contain charts. You do not need a genealogy program to view the CD, just a computer.

Proceeds of the sale of this CD will go towards an annual contribution to Friends of Monument Hill State Historic Park. This State Park, located in La Grange, Texas, is the site of the annual Texas Heroes Day on the 3rd Saturday in September. This day honors our ancestor, THOMAS MCCLURE RICE and all the others who were killed in Dawson's Massacre, the Battle of Salado Creek and at the Perote Prison in Mexico.

COOPER FAMILY CD AVAILABLE:

The Cooper CD documents the descendants of David Cooper of South Carolina. Proceeds from the sale of the Cooper CD will go to Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, Middletown VA. This is the battle that Sylvester Cooper was injured and taken prisoner. It will be personalized with your relationship to all people and will contain charts. To view this CD, you only need an internet connection. Please make check payable to CEDAR CREEK BATTLEFIELD FOUNDATION and I will forward to them. This donation will help preserve a part of our history.

LINEAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Descendants of THOMAS MCCLURE RICE are eligible to join DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS or SONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS (see links below).

All Rice descendants are encouraged to join THE EDMUND RICE (1638) ASSOCIATION (see link below). Annual meetings are held in Massachusetts each September.

Hodges descendants are encouraged to join THE HODGES-HODGE SOCIETY. This society meets annually at an announced location, usually in October. The website is http://www.hodges-hodge-society.org/.

Descendants of NATHAN RICE or DAVID COOPER are eligible to join DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION or SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (see links below).

Descendants of SYLVESTER COOPER and any other Confederate Soldier are eligible to join UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY or SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS (see links below).

Please email me at the link below with updates and/or corrections. Your input is always welcome and appreciated.

A free translation from English to Danish is at this website: http://www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translators.php?from=English&to=Danish.

Many people have helped me gather this information on our ancestors. I am deeply grateful to all of them. Here's a short list: Ben Bowen, Scott Allen Britton, Marlene Bowen Fruth, Geneva Garrett, Sybil Hollan Northcutt, Dennis Rice, Kraig Rice, Earlene McFall Rumsey, Patti Newman Turner and her sister Betty Newman Wauer, Carl Williams, and all the cousins who submitted information.

The Edmund Rice (1638) Association officers and members have been a great help in accumulating and combining data from all its members.

Special thanks goes to John Cardinal, author of Second Site, and all the folks responsible for The Master Genealogist. TMG is the best genealogy program available and Second Site is a dream come true for a semi-computer literate person such as me. Thanks, John!

"The past still stretches out behind us, over the road that man has traveled, and the story of the journey must still be told to satisfy man's curiosity about his yesterdays." --Walter Prescott Webb.