Person:John Ice (32)

John Robert "Old Lonely" Ice
m. 1727
  1. James Snodgrass IceAbt 1727 - 1786
  2. John Robert "Old Lonely" Ice1728 - 1797
  3. William Galloway Ice, Sr1730 - 1826
  4. Christina IceAbt 1734 - Abt 1758
  5. Marguerite 'Mary' IceAbt 1737 - Aft 1825
Facts and Events
Name John Robert "Old Lonely" Ice
Gender Male
Birth? 1728 Poss. Pennsylvania
Death? 1797 Forks of Buffalo, Mannington, Marion Co, (W)VA
Burial? Forks of Buffalo, Mannington, Marion Co, (W)VA

Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

  • John Ice is entitled to 400 acres of land on Buffalo creek, about three miles from its mouth, to include his settlement made thereon in 1773. [Source: History of Monongalia County, West Virginia, pg. 133].


Known as "Old Lonely Ice" because he always lived around by himself and wasn't very friendly. He told that the indians had murdered his mother and sweetheart and stolen off his brother and 2 sisters and that he had killed 16 of them for it. The account continues about the murder of John Ice in 1797 not by indians but by a group of outlaws known as "Old Doanes Whelps" while working for President Madison.