Posted By:Joan E. Rambo
Subject:Re: STANDEFER and RICE
Post Date:May 23, 2000 at 21:43:58
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Forum:Caldwell County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I am so excited about finally finding a descendant of Elizabeth RICE and Israel Brawley STANDEFER. We have a network of "cousins" working on what we call ourselves RICE/MILLER cousins. Your Elizabeth is the dau of Joseph RICE and Mary MILLER. We have descendants of several of their children, so our common connection is the RICE/MILLER one. If you are intrested in continuing, I would be glad to add you to our "CC" list. A few of us are more active in research then the others, but all are interested. Some will be spending more time when they retire, but we want to keep everyone up-to-date on progress. One right now is on a trip, and will visit the cemetery where two of Joseph's children are buried in AR (from second marriage to Rhoda Ramsey Austin RICE).

My records show Laura STANDEFER b 26 May 1859, dau of Israel Brawley & Elizabeth RICE STANDEFER, m William Jonathan Reed 18 Dec 1879, Caldwell Co, TX. (W.J. was on Israel's probate record, too). I don't see a Corelian listed among the children. I will put together some info for you and send it email. I don't have all lines in my PAF program, yet. And, since Israel isn't my direct line, I will have to glean his line from my notes. There is a great website for all variations of the Standefer/Standifer, Standford, Sandefer etc name. The webmistress is Carol Yarbrough -