John A. Rice, sheriff of Bell County ca. 1900

John A. Rice was born June 4, 1863, in Bell County, Kentucky, and died January 4, 1942, in Jefferson County, Kentucky. He was the son of Augustus Bradley Culton and Elverina Rice. His first wife was Dora Taylor, the daughter of Joshua Taylor and Mary Smith. They had six children: Hillary Augustus (Gus), Jeff, Lawrence (L. K.), Stephen Joel, William (Bill), and Fanny. He was sheriff of Bell County ca. 1900. John A. was a colorful person and if anyone has any information on him, please contact David England, 198 Salem Church Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718; [email protected] This photograph is in the possession of Yvonne Fry. David England writes, "Oral family history says that a movie company, which expressed an interest in doing a story of John A.'s life, took this photo as a promotional shot."