It's going to take me a minute to work this line to ensure that all of the linkages have proof (if not, I may have to skip completing the line), but I went ahead and noted in the Bio that a recent and living, former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice* is a descendant; unless it is best not to mention that she's in this line until such time as the descent is built out?
This profile was the first significant Rice that I came across, and it's clear from what has come up that only in recent years, some record archives have been made accessible.
I also worked another live one, Dick Cheney's line, and noticed that others described direct descendant ancestors. Either way, it's fun to do the work on the line, even though I would never agree with most any GOP position. That's what I like about genealogy: facts are virtually immutable here.
One thing that is definitely wrong is too wide a variance in parents. Suggestions on how best to rule in or out?
Work out pedigree (all dates are approximate):
Hezekiah Rice (1732-1796) + Mary Bullock (b. c. 1740)
John B Rice (1757-1836) + Elizabeth Hopkins (1760-1842)
Hopkins Rice (1785-1865) + Cherry Chaney or Chany (1787-1870)
- A couple of census years have matched. He is also mentioned in the death record of one of his sons.
Bynum Rice (1808-1880) + Abby (1810-1870)
Samuel Rice (1824-1870) + Sinai Harkness (1831-1920)
Wesley Rice (1851-1916) + Julia Head (1851-1930)
John Wesley Rice Sr (1895-1954) + Theresa Hardnett (1898-1940)
John Wesley Rice Jr (1923-2000) + Angelena Ray (1924-1985)
Condoleeza Rice (b. 1954-living) - this living notable persons profile has not yet been created.