Henry Rice & Monroe Crider
Civil War Veterans
information submitted by Richard P'Pool
If you have information or would like information on a Caldwell Co., Ky. Civil War Veteran
Richard P'Pool at the Wilson-Blair Schoolhouse with the
of Henry Rice and Monroe Crider
Henry Rice was born in Kentucky about 1846. He served as a Rrivate in Co. E, 8th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery
being mustered in at Paducah, Kentucky on June 6, 1864.
He married Lucy Ann Byrd on March 12, 1868 at John Lowery's in the presence of
T. C. Myers, M. B. Lowery, F. E. Lowery, and S. J. Briggs. W. C. Love was the Minister
of the Gospel.
Lucy was the daughter of Lucy Ann Byrd. Jerry Byrd was surety
for the marriage. They were the parents of at least one daughter, Sarah Jane.
Lucy was widowed in 1880.
Sarah Jane married Charlie O'Hara. They had seven children. They were Willie, Lucy May, Zelia, Lelia, Robert, Georgia, and Vestina.
Lucy May married Henry Asher. Henry was the grandson of Union Veteran Peter Asher. Lucy and Henry had six children Leloa, Charles, Virginia, Katie, Soloman, and Georgia. Virginia married Jesse Blair and they have two daughters,
Adella and Sarah. Adella married Lloyd Christian and they have five children, Lloyd, Jr., Angela, Jesse, Kevin, and Rita.
Henry Rice's Veteran Grave Marker lay for years behind the Feagan Funiture store
in Fredonia Kentucky. It is not known where it came from. In 2006, Richard P'Pool retrieved the marker with the intent of putting it in the Blair family plot in
Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton. After the Wilson Blair school was repaired in Fredonia, Richard took the markers (Rice's and Monroe Crider's) to the schoolhouse. It seemed appropriate they be in Fredonia.
Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky on the Civil War, Union Volume 2, page 141; Marriage Bonds for Freedmen (1866-1875) page 44;
Marriage register for Freedmen (1866-1872) page 10; Compilation of Civil War Soldiers by Stephen Lynn of Lexington, Kentucky; 1880 Caldwell County Federal Census, pg. 69;
Family information provided by Angela Blair, Caldwell County, Ky. Not in 1900 Caldwekk County Census; Veterans Marker.
Monroe Crider was born about 1843 in Kentucky. His parents were also born in Kentucky. He served in Co. A & D 8th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery. He is listed as a farmer in the 1880 Caldwell County, Kentucky Census
in the Fredonia District. His wife Laurah was born about 1846 in Kentucky.
Her parents were also born in Kentucky. She is listed as a mulatto. Also living in the household is Monroe's sisteen year-old stepson Henry Scott.
Monroe and Laurah have five children, Frank, aged 13, Ella aged 9, a son Jesse aged 8, Louis aged 5, and a son Taylor aged 6 months. No other information is found on this family except for a government veteran's tombstone for Monroe.
The stone lay for years behind the Feagan Store in Fredonia.
Veterans Marker, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky on the Civil War, Union Volume II, pg. 137 & 140; 1880 Caldwell County, Ky. Federal Census, pg. 88; Not found in the 1870, 1900, 1910, 1920 or 1930 census;
Not found in Greg Watson's Fredonia Cemetery Book
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