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BICE of KY, IA, and California

Journal by mom510707

I am tracking the William Cornelius Bice family from Mercer County Kentucky ( and Pennsylvania before that) Mr Bice and family and about 150 others set out from Kentucky and wandered through Indiana ( Jefferson County) where one daughter married and stayed and added to the Bear (Bair,Behr) family. THey continued on through Sacramento where a child (Edmund) was born and died) and settled in Healdsburg. Cornelius had marred Mary Jane Koger (from Virginia) They had 10 children and ran a large farm/orchard in Sonoma County. Mr Bice died in 1879. My great grandmother was Mary Florence Bice who became a Methodist missionary in Japan, where she met her husband, William Albert Davis. I would love to hear from other Bice relatives.

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on 2010-02-21 07:25:50

mom510707 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2010. is researching the following names: BRYVE, BYRNE, PIGG.

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by Tomakazi on 2013-12-14 18:02:37

I am related to Cornelius Bice. My name is Tom Richardson and I grew up and still live in the Healdsburg area.

by mom510707 on 2013-12-15 10:30:53

Hi Tom,

How are you related?
My aunt and son live up that way, one in forestville and one in rio nido.
I have been in touch with other family members too.
Have you seen Felta Scjool on West side road?

Please stay in touch.. I have lots of bits and pieces I can share and would love to hear more.



by noggin on 2013-12-15 11:11:17
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by noggin on 2013-12-15 11:38:46
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by noggin on 2013-12-15 11:53:19
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by noggin on 2013-12-15 11:55:37
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by mom510707 on 2013-12-15 12:02:43


Yep, Pretty sure.
William Cornelius Bice went by his first name in CA.
Guess it was just easier. His father was John Cornelius Bice.
He is referred to as William in several documents.
The death certificate for His daughter lists his name as Wm. Bice.

He was referred to as William by my great grandmother, according to my Uncle and other family members.


by noggin on 2013-12-15 12:10:00
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by mom510707 on 2013-12-15 12:20:07

Who are you? ( just curious)
John Cornelius Bice was married to Phobe Demaree and had several children. One of these was (William) Cornelius Bice who was born in 1816 in Shelby Kentucky.
He married Mary Jane Koger and this was the Bice that traveled to CA through Indiana. Catherine ( who married Bair/Bear) was one of his daughters). William Traveled with his family, through Sacramento to Healdsburg where the majority of his children were bborn. He was involved in the squatters war , moved to town after the loss of his land, then purchased a fair amount of property on West Side road. there is the Bice ( or Koger) cemetary where he is buried there. He and Mary Jane had several children, one of who was my great grandmother, Mary.

The first born sone was John WIlliam Bice, for the grandfather John and father William.



by noggin on 2013-12-20 05:38:19
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by mom510707 on 2013-12-20 09:48:41

That Catherine is the sister of my Cornelius Bice ( Father John Cornelius). My Cornileus ( son of John) also had a daughter Catherine.
I have excerpts from the Bice Bible that I am going by as well as family history from current family and personal hand me down stories.

by noggin on 2013-12-20 10:26:55
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