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PRYOR (View posts)
Posted: 25 Apr 1999 2:22PM GMT
Edited: 6 Apr 2002 2:07PM GMT
Would like to exchange informatoin with other RIFE researchers.

Rife Family

Melinda Cunningham (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jun 1999 5:31PM GMT
I have just begun to research the Rife family
in and around Virginia and West Virginia.
My great-grandfather was Reece Rife. I am not sure of where he lived. He married my great-grandmother, Myrtle Mullins. They had 4 children. The oldest of which is my grandmother, Florence Rife Rowe. There has been some talk that the Rifes and Rowes were distantly related. I have a little more info on the Rowe family.

If any of this sounds like we have some ancestors in common, please reply. I am at a brick wall in my research.

Thank you,

Melinda Cunningham

Rife Family in Illinois/?Indiana

Cynthia Patterson (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jun 1999 9:59AM GMT
My family is that of John Abraham Rife born July 26, 1853 either in Effingham County, Ill. or in Indiana. His father was John Rife and mother Lucinda ?Parker. I am following a lead about an Abraham Rife in Indiana who may be John A's grandfather.
Anyone out there working this same line?


Cynthia Patterson

Abraham Rife

ChawnBick (View posts)
Posted: 9 Aug 1999 12:49AM GMT
Edited: 19 Feb 2002 9:30PM GMT
I also have a Abraham Rife in my family. He is my greatgrandfather. All I know right now is that he had married two or three times. One was my greatgrandmother. Her name was Harriet. She died and he married again. To who, I don't know yet? They lived in High Spire,Pa. At least thats where my grandmother was born. She was born September
27,1876. I'm waiting for an aunt to sent me more infro, if she can find it.
Does this sound like any thing you might have? If so, you can e-mail me back at;
I'm just starting to look for my family roots.
Hope maybe to hear from you soon.

Chawn Anderson

Rife and Rowe

treva_jones (View posts)
Posted: 4 Sep 1999 5:44PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jun 2001 5:19PM GMT
I saw where you had listed a Rife and Rowe in your family line. you see I have a gggggg grand mother that was Elizabeth Rife she married Nicholas Naugle in Virginia. their son Andrew Naugle my ggggg grandfather married a Elizabeth Roe or Rowe. I was wondering if you have any information on any of these names Elizabeth Roe was born in Oct 31 1810 they were married in Shenandoah Co. Virginia on Nov 16 1831. I found on a family tree maker home page I found a Elizabeth Rowe that was married to a Henry Diamond on Dec 13 1827 in GIles co virginia do you thank that this Elizabeth Rowe could be one and the same. thank you for any help that you can give me on this matter as I am really hitting a brick wall on this.
Treva Jones

Reese Rife

Lois McCarthy (View posts)
Posted: 24 Sep 1999 5:18AM GMT
Reese's Father was Gordon Rife- Gordon's Father was Lewis Rife- Lewis's Father was Elijah Rife- Elijah's father was Gabriel- Gaberiel's Father was Peter Reif.

I have been doing this research for 20 years. i would love to here from you

John Abraham Rife

FJRiffe (View posts)
Posted: 28 Oct 1999 8:13AM GMT
Edited: 4 Jul 2001 3:22PM GMT
John Abraham Rife b. 26 Jul 1853 at Effingham, Effingham Co. IL; m. Laura Elizabeth DRAKE. Had as least 8 children.
Millie Eveline Rife b. 7 Feb 1875 Jasper County Illinois
Charles Rife b. 17 Feb 1877 Jasper County Illinois
Cora May Rife b. 17 Oct 1878 Jasper County Illinois
Nora Bell Rife b. 7 Feb 1875 Jasper County Illinois
Albert A. Rife b. 17 Nov 1884 Effingham County Illinois
Willie Edgar Rife b. 8 Dec 1885 Effingham County
Mary Ann Rife b. 4 Aug 1891 Ennis, Ellis County Texas
John Kirkwood Rife b. 29 Nov 1893 Hutchins, Ellis County Texas.

Rife Hottel

FJRiffe (View posts)
Posted: 28 Oct 1999 8:25AM GMT
Edited: 4 Jul 2001 3:22PM GMT
Elizabeth Rife b. 2 or 8 Dec 1764, near Woodstock, Shenandoah Co. VA; d. 19 Oct 1854 or 9 Oct 1834 Salem, Washington Co. IN; d/o Christian Elizabeth (Hottel) Rife; m. 3 Nov 1794, Nicholas Naugle in Shenandoah Co, bondsman Leonard Turkeyhiser. Their son Jacob Naugle b. 5 Apr 1797 Shenandoah Co.

George Rife

DHenson8640 (View posts)
Posted: 2 Nov 1999 8:32AM GMT
Edited: 13 Jul 2001 4:01AM GMT
Looking for information on the George Rife who was born in WV and came to Iowa with his father David in the 1880's. George married Phoebe Alice Daywait and they had two children, David and Anna. Phoebe died and then he married Anna Smith on Sept 26, 1881. They had 14 children: Margaret, Franklin, Blendena, Claude and Maude (twins) Forney, May, Dora, Ada, Dewey, Irvin, Geraldine, Geneva and Emmogene. They lived in Harrison County, Iowa. I would appreicate any information on these children on their descendents. Thank you

David Rife from West Virginina

DHenson8640 (View posts)
Posted: 27 Nov 1999 6:41PM GMT
Edited: 13 Jul 2001 4:01AM GMT
Do you have any information on a David Rife who came to Harrison County, Iowa with his son George Rife? George married (his second marriage) Anna Smith and they had 14 children. George was born around 1851 in West Virginina. Any information will be greatly appreicated.
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