Mr. Edding, I truely believe my great-great grandparents were slaves. The information that you provided gave me since of relief and an understanding where the Rice name originated. My grear-great grandparent(s)on my father side where slaves of either David H.Rice, William B. Rice or William Rice, who were white.
It's good to know how I got my last name and where it's most likely came from.
My grandmother is from Georgia; that's totally another tree.
Thank you so much for the information and God bless you.