John Woodson Rice

1824–
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Woodson

When John Woodson Rice was born in 1824, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, Parker Merimuth Rice, was 23 and his mother, Mary Willamina Bomar, was 24. He married Mary Ferganson on 7 January 1849. He died in California, United States.

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John Woodson Rice
1824–
Mary Ferganson
1829–
Marriage: 7 January 1849

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MARRIAGE
7 January 1849
Campbell,Georgia

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 24

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 33

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

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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