I obtained Eunice Rice and Orial Bishops marriage record and his name is written as Royal. As you mentioned you can see how far literacy was with people back then. I also obtained a marriage record for Eunice Rice and her 2nd husband Nehemiah Blanchard.
Jacob Rice/Royce tombstone caused me a bad case of poison ivy as the cemetery is all overgrown. Luckily I had a colleague tell me exactly how to find the stone or I would have been lost. His wife Anna Hull's stone is leaning up against his. I also have a picture of his father Amos Rice stone from Wallingford, CT. Both fought in the Revolution and if I can obtaine proof that Eunice if the daughter of Oris and Pernelia Adkins then I can complete my application to the Sons of the American Revolution for both Amos and Jacob.
Indeed Readsboro is a pretty area. I had 2 historians meet me at the records office and share what they had with me on the Rice and Bishop families. Great stuff