Tice, James A., was born in New Jersey, September 1, 1827, a son of James A. Tice, sr., who came to Niagara county in 1833, and located where the subject now lives. His parents came all the way with a team and wagon (spending the Fourth of July of that year in Philadelphia), and were six weeks on their way. They lived in their wagon until they could clear a small spot and erect the small log cabin of the pioneer and went to work to hew a home out of the wilderness, for at that time there was not a stick of the primeval forest touched. Mr. Tice can remember of hearing the wolves howl and seeing a great many deer. His father was a soldier in the war of 1812 and one of the "Jersey Blues." He died April 29, 1876, and his wife March 24, 1866. James A. Tice was married to Mary C. Richardson, November 15, 1856, and they had three children: Emma, the eldest, was born June 2, 1859, and married James Bonnell, who resides in the town of Newfane; Ziba, was born February 23, 1860, and married Tena Barnes; he resides with his father; and Hattie Eliza (deceased) was born August 12, 1862, and died September 29, 1894. Mr. Tice is a practical and successful farmer and does general farming. He also has about forty acres of good orchard, mostly of apple trees. In politics he is a Democrat, and has served as pathmaster for several years. He is one of the representative men of Niagara county and a genial host.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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