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Re: Rice Family in Missouri
Posted by: Clete Ramsey (ID *****6047) Date: November 11, 2007 at 09:12:38
In Reply to: Rice Family in Missouri by Betty of 12094


Looking for clues to a possible Rumfelt Cemetery in Cape Girardeau County, I stumbled upon your Rumfelt/Rumfeld/Rumpfelt/Rumpfeld/Rumpfellt posting and this Rice one.

The Missouri Death Certificate Database (1910-1956) ( has a Certificate of Death for Fannie E. Stanley. Female, white, and the widow of John Stanley, she died in Shawnee Township, Cape Girardeau County on 16 April 1932, at the age of 76 years, 6 days. The death certificate lists her occupation as housewife and place of birth as Alabama. It lists her parents as John M. Rise and Drusella Rise. Place of burial/cremation/removal was New Bethel on 17 April 1932. A supplementary Certificate of Death lists Fannie’s date of birth as 10 April 1856. I'm fairly certain her family name actually was Rice.

This household was the first one listed on the 1870 census of Shawnee Township, Cape Girardeau County:

Dwelling 1

RICE J.M. 54 Male NC
RICE Droilla 45 Female TN
RICE Martha M. 18 Female AL
RICE Lucinda 17 Female AL
RICE Fannie E. 14 Female AL
RICE William 12 Male AL
RICE Thomas 10 Male AR
RICE Sarah A. 6 Female AR

Consistent with the ages and Arkansas places of birth for Thomas and Sarah, this Rice family wasn’t on the 1860 census of Cape Girardeau County.

In 1880, William Rice was head of this household in Shawnee Township, Cape Girardeau County:

RICE William Head Married Male White 22 AL NC AL Labors On Farm
RICE Fannie P. Wife Married Female White 17 IL --- --- Keeping House

Listed very close by was this Rumfeld household:

RUMFELD Columbus Head Married Male White 53 MO NC NC Farmer
RUMFELD Sarah E. Wife Married Female White 35 MO NC MO Keeping House
RUMFELD Hezekiah Son Single Male White 12 MO MO MO Labors on Farm
RUMFELD William E. Son Single Male White 10 MO MO MO Labors on Farm
RUMFELD Perry Son Single Male White 2 MO MO MO
RUMFELD Hannah J. Daughter Single Female White 3M MO MO MO

Christopher Columbus Rumfelt was a son Hezekiah and Mary Rumfelt. He was the Columbus Rumpfelt in this household in Cape Girardeau County in 1850:

Dwelling 1760

RUMPFELT Hezekiah 60 Male NC
RUMPFELT Mary 58 Female NC
RUMPFELT Logan 24 Male NC
RUMPFELT Columbus 22 Male NC
RUMPFELT Solomon 21 Male MO
RUMPFELT Julia 17 Female MO
RUMPFELT Augustus 15 Male MO
RUMPFELT Pery 16 Male MO

The next-listed household was this one, which was actually headed by Albert Ramsey (b. 1816, Lincoln County, NC), an older brother of my great-great-grandfather, Alfred Ramsey, who was born in 1819 in what was then Cape Girardeau County of Missouri Territory.

Dwelling 1761

RAMSEY Alfred* 30 Male NC
RAMSEY Catherine 29 Female MO
RAMSEY Marion 12 Male MO
RAMSEY Melissa E. 11 Female MO
RAMSEY Louisa E. 10 Female MO
RAMSEY James P. 6 Male MO
RAMSEY Araminta 4 Female MO
WEST Mary E. 18 Female KY

Missouri Certificates of Death for four of Alfred and Kate Ramsey’s children, as well as one for a daughter-in-law, list their places of burial as the Rumfelt Cemetery in Cape Girardeau County, not the Ramsey Cemetery recorded in information the family holds. Trying to solve that puzzle is what took me to your Rumfelt/Rumfeld/Rumpfelt/Rumpfeld/Rumpfellt posting and Rice postings.

Finally, in 1880, listed some distance away from the William Rice and Columbus Rumfeld households, but still in Shawnee Township, was this household with your Fannie E. (Rice) Stanley:

STANLEY John Head Married Male White 30 VA VA VA Farmer
STANLEY Fannie E. Wife Married Female White 24 AL NC AL Keeping House
STANLEY Evie D. Daughter Single Female White 2 MO VA AL
STANLEY Richard Son Single Male White 1 MO VA AL

There’s a Missouri Certificate of Death for John W. Stanley (male, white, and married), a farmer, who died in Shawnee Township, Cape Girardeau County, on 21 November 1917, at the age of 73 years, 7 months, and 11 days. It lists his date of birth as 10 April 1844, and place of birth as West Virginia. It lists his parents as John Stanley and M. (or W.) Anderson, both born in West Virginia. Place of burial/removal was New Bethel Cemetery. Date of burial was 22 November 1917. The Informant was Fannie E. Stanley.



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