Charles Yancy Trice was born on 17 May 1821 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. His parents were Dabney Nelson Trice and Unity Smith Thomasson. In 1841 Charles married Mary Ann Winstead in Kentucky, and they resided there at the time of the 1850 census. In 1860 Charles, Mary and eleven children were enumerated in Grand River, DeKalb County, Missouri. Charles was a farmer with a listed value of real estate at $1800. This amount seemed to be a little above average for the area.
Charles and Mary had the following children:
Sarah Jane Trice (1841-1841) married William Sanford Townsend in 1868
Unity Smith Trice (1842-1929) married Nathan Coleman Newby abut 1865
Julia Ann Trice (1844-1922) married Johnson M. Joiner in 1865
John Louis Trice (1846-1936) married Margaret Priscilla “Maggie” Smith
James Nelson Trice (1847-1892) married Amanda Lee Thurston in 1882
George Washington Trice (1849-1924) and spouse is unknown
Joel Alexander Trice (1851-1923) married Lucy Honora Smith in 1877
Charles Yancy Trice, Jr (1853-1915) married Paralee Steen or Steele and then Luna Estelle Drake
William Monroe Trice (1855-1940) married three times, I believe: Mary Herron, Lizzle McIlvane
and Geraldine Lewis
Henry Thomas Trice (1856-1940) married Clara Morgan in 1887
Mary Elizabeth Trice (1858-1944) married George Arthur Butterfield about 1880
Oliver Cutler Trice (1860-1901) married Mary Alice Ferril in 1886
Marona Amner Trice (1863-1949) married John F. Short about 1882
Hattie Morrow Trice (1866-1945) – I don’t believe she ever married
Mary died in 1889 and Charles lived the rest of his life in Grand River, Missouri. He died while visiting his son Charles Yancy Trice Jr in 1908 in Kansas City, Kansas.
From his obituary in the Kansas City Star on August 23, 1908, “When a man has reared a family of fourteen children on a farm of forty-acres—giving each and every youngster a good education, comfortable home until manhood or womanhood is reached, and finally a substantial start in life—it’s a big boost for acre farming.”
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