14 March 2010

Ransom Rice In Franklin Co., TN

Ransom Scroggins Rice, my 3rd great-grandfather, married Ann Hinds, daughter of William & Elizabeth (Acklin) Hinds. Ransom's (uncomfirmed) ancestry is found here. One bit of information about Ransom Rice was found in the Franklin Co., TN, Court records:

Franklin County, Tennessee
County Court Minutes
Volume 2 1832 - 1837
W.P.A. Records

(p. 448) Ordered by the Court that Thomas Muse Senr. be appointed overseer of the road of the second class from Sharps Mill to Holders* in room and stead of RANSOM RICE and that he keep to same in good repair according to law that he have the same hands that worked under the former overseer.

The map below lists "Old Holders Cove Road." It may be the "Holders" listed as the end point of the portion of road which was formerly the responsibility of Ransom Rice. There is a Sharp Springs Cemetery located here which may be near the Sharps Mill at the starting point of Ransom Rice's overseer's responsibility.

A Portion of the TDOT Map For Franklin County, Tennessee [Click to Enlarge]

*In 1830 Ransom Rice was living near Vincent Holder and Ransom Holder in Franklin Co., Tennessee.

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