Rice, John H (2)

Rice, John H. (2), a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Middle Tennessee, Dec. 26, 1826. He professed religion and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839. He was admitted on trial into the Arkansas Conference Nov. 9,1849, ordained deacon Nov. 9, 1851, and elder Nov. 20, 1853. He continued in active service until 1857, when he located. He joined the Confederate army in 1863, was readmitted into the Arkansas Conference Oct. 21, 1863, and appointed chaplain of Colonel Shaver's regiment. He was killed in a skirmish with United States troops, March 25, 1864. For many years he had been a faithful minister, an able defender of the doctrines of his Church, and a bold dispenser of truth. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, M.E. Church, South, 1864, p. 529.

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