Ruth Rice

21 June 1813–28 September 1887 (Age 74)
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Rice was born on 21 June 1813, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ezekiel Rice, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 30. She married Henry Wesley Gollihue on 8 September 1838, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 28 September 1887, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Newcombe, Elliott, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wesley Gollihue
Ruth Rice
Marriage: 8 September 1838
PVT Elihu Gollihugh , UA
Elizabeth Galliehue
Levi Gollihugh
Bazel Gollihue
Susan Gollihue
Emily Gollihue

Spouse and Children

    Henry Wesley Gollihue



8 September 1838
Greenup, Kentucky, United States




    Levi Gollihugh


    Bazel Gollihue


    Susan Gollihue


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 5

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: variant of Reese .2 Americanized spelling of German Reis .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Rice, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ruth Rice, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ruth Rice Gollihugh Carter, "Find A Grave Index"

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