William C. TRICE, farmer, was born in Henderson County, in 1833, and is one of four children, two now living: Mrs. F. Hamblett and our subject. Their parents, John C. and Elizabeth (Crook) TRICE, are natives of North Carolina and Kentucky respectively, the father born in 1801 and the mother in 1806. John C. was reared in his native State and received but a limited education. He came to Henderson County about 1822 and in about 1828 was married, after which he settled near Jacks Crock where he still resides. He is one of the County’s prominent citizens and is a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. The mother is still living. Harrison TRICE, grandfather of our subject, was a native of North Carolina and came to Henderson County about 1827, where he died.
The subject of this sketch was educated in the common schools and November 19, 1850, he married Eliza E. BOREN, a native of Henderson County, born in 1835, a member of the Christian Church, and the daughter of Elijah and Mary BOREN. By this union they became the parents of seven children, six of whom arc living: Luke L., Callie R. (Mrs. J. B. Christopher), Lora A., Eva B. (Mrs. M. F. O’Neal), Mattie H. and Lessie. Since his marriage Mr. TRICE has resided on his present farm which consists of 1,200 acres of land, the most of which is under a high state of cultivation. Ho is one of the most extensive land holders in the county and is a practical and ideal farmer. In 1865 he was appointed magistrate and has filled that office in a capable manner ever since. He was a Whig in politics before the war and is now a Republican. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
Transcribed by David Donahue