Descendants of Deacon Edmund RICE . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sep 2021

Compiler: John F. Chandler, Historian, Edmund Rice (1638) Association


 
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Tabitha RICE

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Tabitha RICE [QQ2846, w645] (Ashur4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 17 Jun 1735 at Westborough, MA57,1 {p62},45 {p10},175 {p2}, daughter of Ashur RICE and Tabitha. She died 18 May 1818 at Spencer, MA (under the name Hollowell)112,175 {p2}.

She married Abner HOLLOWELL 5 Nov 1761 at Spencer1 {p62},2 {p113},45 {p10},175 {p2},112 {p198}. He died 20 Jul 1811 at Spencer112 {p248}. He was in the military serving in the Revolutionary War175 {p2}.

    Children of Tabitha RICE and Abner HOLLOWELL:

i
Sarah HOLLOWELL [QQ181415], born at Spencer175 {p3}.

She married William PHELPS Jr 28 Jan 1802 at Spencer, listed as William of Easthampton112,175 {p3}. He was thinly documented.
ii
Jacob HOLLOWELL [QQ119648], born 4 Feb 1763 at Spencer (under the name Holowell)112,2 {p113},175 {p3}. He died 6 May 1775 at Spencer (under the name Holowell)112,175 {p3}.
iii
Persis HOLLOWELL [QQ119649], born 10 Sep 1764 at Spencer (under the name Holowell)112,2 {p113},175 {p3}. She died 14 Aug 1767, (4 August per Supplement) at Spencer (under the name Holowell)112,175 {p3}.
iv
Anna HOLLOWELL [QQ119650], born 6 Sep 1766 at Spencer (under the name Holowell)112,2 {p113},175 {p3}. She died 25 Aug 1847 at Bakersfield, VT175 {p3}.

She married Solomon DAVIS 20 Nov 1794 at Spencer, MA, listed as Solomon of Western112,2 {p113},175 {p3}. He was born 1 Sep 1769 at Western (Warren), MA121, son of Joseph DAVIS and Rachel.
v
Benjamin HOLLOWELL [QQ181410], born about 1768, baptized 8 May 1768, (given as the birth per Supplement) at Spencer, MA112,175 {p3}.
vi
David HOLLOWELL [QQ119652], born 7 Jan 1769 at Spencer (under the name Holowell)112,2 {p113},175 {p3}. He died 11 Feb 1847, aged 78y 1m 4d at Spencer, from consumption112,175 {p3}.

He married Elizabeth LUDDEN 28 Dec 1815 at Spencer112,175 {p3}. She died 12 Jan 1821 at Spencer (under the name Hollowell)112. They had descendants living in Oakham, Mass in 1961.175 {p3}
vii
Ira HOLLOWELL [QQ119653], born 28 Jul 1771 at Spencer (under the name Holowell)112,2 {p113},175 {p3}.
viii
Mary HOLLOWELL [QQ119654], born 22 Jan 1774 at Spencer (under the name Holowell)112,2 {p113},175 {p3}.
ix
Rufus Rice HOLLOWELL [QQ181411], born in 1775 at Spencer175 {3, 12}. He died 11 Nov 1813 at Christler's Field, Canada, killed in the War of 1812175 {3, 12}.

He married Abigail PHELPS 6 Mar 1800 at Easthampton, MA175 {3, 12}. She was born 16 Sep 1783 at Easthampton175 {p12}, died 28 Apr 1864 at Orono, ME175 {p12}, daughter of William PHELPS and Abigail FAIRFIELD.
x
Joseph HOLLOWELL [QQ181413], born about 1779, baptized 13 Jun 1779, (given as the birth per Supplement) at Spencer, MA112,175 {p3}. He died 22 Jul 1868 at Edmunds, ME175 {p3}. The identification of this Joseph with the one in Maine is uncertain, since a Joseph Hollowell died in Spencer in 1801.112

He married Nancy COX 10 Oct 1805 at Eastport, ME175 {p3}. She was thinly documented.

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Anna RICE

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Anna RICE [QQ2848, w647] (Ashur4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 1 Jun 1741 at Leicester (Spencer), MA113,1 {p61},2 {p114},45 {p10}, daughter of Ashur RICE and Tabitha. She was warned out of town (back to Spencer) 6 Jan 1767 at Sturbridge, MA74.

She married Ebenezer SMITH 2 Dec 1767 at Spencer, MA, listed as Ebenezer of Leicester1 {p61},2 {p114},45 {p10},112 {p197}. He was born 13 Oct 1740 at Leicester, MA113,2 {p114}, died Jun 1821 at Springfield, VT2 {p114}, son of Joshua SMITH and Prudence SANDERSON. Ebenezer SMITH and Anna RICE declared their intention to marry 29 Aug 1767 at Leicester, MA, listed as Anna of Spencer113.

    Children of Anna RICE and Ebenezer SMITH:

i
Ebenezer SMITH [QQ119655], born 10 Oct 1768 at Leicester113,2 {p114}. He died 4 Jan 18492 {p195}.

He married Susannah DURANT Oct 17972 {114, 195}. She was born about 18002 {p195}, died 22 Sep 1825, aged 25y2 {p195}.
ii
Joshua SMITH [QQ119657], born 24 May 1770 at Leicester113,2 {114, 195}. He died 15 Jun 18092 {p195}.

He married Sally SIMONDS 24 Apr 18062 {114, 195}. She was thinly documented.
iii
Joel SMITH [QQ119659], born 22 Apr 17732 {114, 195}.

He married Polly NOURSE 18 Apr 17992 {114, 195}. She was thinly documented. She was also known as Polly NURSE2 {114, 195}.
iv
Ezra SMITH [QQ119661], born 13 Sep 17782 {114, 195}. He died 14 Jul 18642 {p195}.

He married Hannah HENRY 30 May 18052 {114, 195}. She was born 10 Aug 17792 {p195}, died 25 Jun 18502 {p195}.
v
Enos SMITH [QQ119663], born 28 Aug 17812 {p114}. He died 27 Nov 18122 {p114}.

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Lt Benjamin RICE

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Lt Benjamin RICE [QQ2850, w649] (Ashur4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , baptized 24 Jun 1744 at Westborough, MA, now of Leicester57,1 {p62},45 {p10}, son of Ashur RICE and Tabitha. He died 7 May 1840, aged 96y at Winchendon, MA2 {p114},234 {p211}. He was buried at Winchendon, in New Boston Cemetery234. He was in the military Jun 1775, serving in the Revolutionary War. He was wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill in the head by a musket ball, later causing him a great deal of suffering2 {p114}. His sword, powder horn and gun are on display at the Winchendon Public Library.2 {p114}

Married Ruth BUDGE. She was thinly documented. They declared their intention to marry 20 Mar 1776 at Cambridge, MA, listed as Benjamin of Winchendon and Ruth of Charlestown47. They declared their intention to marry 29 Mar 1776 at Winchendon, MA, listed as Ruth of Charlestown2 {p114},45 {p10},234 {p156}.

    Children of Lt Benjamin RICE and Ruth BUDGE:

i
Amos RICE [QQ119664], born 12 Feb 1778 at Winchendon234,2 {114, 196}. He died 20 Oct 1854 at Worcester, VT2 {p196}.

He married Martha BROWN. She was born 23 Dec 1778 at Winchendon, MA234,2 {p196}, died 12 Aug 1865 at Worcester, VT2 {p196}, daughter of Benjamin L. BROWN and Esther. Amos RICE and Martha BROWN declared their intention to marry 20 Jul 1799 at Winchendon, MA234,2 {114, 196}.
ii
Elizabeth RICE [QQ119666], born 26 Apr 1783, (1 April per Rice Gen'l Register) at Winchendon234,2 {p114}. She was also known as Betsey2 {p114}.

She married Levi TOTMAN. He was thinly documented. They declared their intention to marry 4 Apr 1804 at Winchendon234.
iii
Catherine RICE [QQ119668], born 30 May 1786 at Winchendon234,2 {p114},56. She died 4 Jan 1869, aged 82y 7m 5d at Winchendon (under the name Day), from bronchitis179 {222:322.1},56. She was buried at Winchendon, in Center Cemetery56,234.

She married Daniel DAY 21 Mar 1809 at Winchendon234,2 {114, 196}. He was born 17 Feb 1787, (18th per gravestone) at Winchendon234,56, died 23 May 1875, aged 88y 3m 5d at Winchendon, from old age179 {276:459.41},56, was buried at Winchendon, in Center Cemetery56,234, son of John DAY and Elizabeth JOSLIN.
iv
Eunice RICE [QQ119670], born 11 Apr 1789 at Winchendon, (not found in the published records)2 {114, 196}.

She married Jacob WOODBURY 16 Mar 1823, (13th per Rice Gen'l Register) at Winchendon234,2 {114, 196}. He was born 28 Dec 1782 at Ipswich, MA (under the name Woodberry)234,2 {p196}, died before 1880, son of Jacob Brown WOODBURY and Hannah ROBERTS.
v
Luke RICE [QQ119672], born 18 May 1793 at probably Winchendon, MA, (not found in the published records)2 {114, 196}.

He married first, Polly BALCOM. She was born about 1791, as calculated from her gravestone, died 30 Jun 1825, aged 34y at Winchendon, MA (under the name Rice)234,2 {p197}, daughter of Daniel BALCOM and Mercy MAYNARD. Luke RICE and Polly BALCOM declared their intention to marry 23 Mar 1823 at Winchendon234,2 {p197}.

He married second, Chloe ALGER. She was born 7 Jan 1793 at Bridgewater, MA234,2 {p197}, daughter of David ALGER and Sarah LATHROP. There may be additional children.2 {p197} Luke RICE and Chloe ALGER declared their intention to marry 23 Jan 1826 at Winchendon, MA234,2 {114, 197}.

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Capt. David RICE

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Capt. David RICE [QQ2853, w652] (Ashur4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 30 Jun 1752 at Leicester (Spencer), MA113,1 {p62},2 {p114},45 {p10}, son of Ashur RICE and Tabitha. He died 14 Nov 18442 {p114}.

Married Sarah BROWN. She was born about 10 Mar 1758, according to her death record2 {p114},234 {p211}, died 14 Apr 1790, aged 32y 1m 4d at Winchendon, MA (under the name Rice)2 {p114},234 {p211}, was buried at Winchendon, in Center Cemetery234. They declared their intention to marry 30 Oct 1777 at Winchendon2 {p114},45 {p10},234 {p156}.

He married second, Eunice HOSMER 24 Oct 1790 at Winchendon, listed as Eunice of Templeton2 {p114},45 {p10},234 {p156}. She was born 13 Jul 1769 at Templeton, MA133,2 {p114}, daughter of Josiah HOSMER and Eunice. Capt. David RICE and Eunice HOSMER declared their intention to marry 8 Oct 1790 at Templeton, listed as David of Winchendon133.

    Children of Capt. David RICE and Sarah BROWN:

i
Nathaniel RICE [QQ119677], born 25 Aug 1778 at Winchendon, MA234,2 {p114}.
ii
Martha RICE [QQ119678], born 30 Mar 1780 at Winchendon2 {p114},234 {p67}. She died 8 Nov 1792 at Winchendon234,2 {p114}.
iii
David RICE [QQ119679], born 28 Jan 1782, (29th per Rice Gen'l Register) at Winchendon234,2 {114, 197}. He died 19 Jan 1849, aged 67y at Bedford, MA, from consumption148,2 {p197}.

He married first, Abi WILLIS 3 Mar 1811 at Sudbury, MA, listed as David of Concord11,2 {114, 197}. She was born 9 Aug 1789 at Sudbury11,2 {p197}, died 30 Oct 1820, aged 31y at Bedford, MA (under the name Rice)148,2 {p197}, daughter of Joseph WILLIS and Dorcas BALCOM.

He married second, Nancy 31 Jan 1822 at Bedford (under the name Robbins)148,2 {114, 197}. She was thinly documented. It is believed that Nancy was Nancy Willson, widow of Perley Robbins of Boston, Mass.2 {p197}
iv
Sarah RICE [QQ119683], born 18 Apr 1784 at Winchendon, MA234,2 {p114}.
v
Rufus RICE [QQ119684], born 1 Jun 1786 at Winchendon234,2 {p114}.
vi
Achsah RICE [QQ119685], born 23 Mar 1788 at Winchendon234,2 {p114}.
vii
(child) RICE [QQ119696], born about 17902 {p114}. He died 14 Apr 1790 at Winchendon, an unnamed infant child whose date of death is not recorded, but who possibly died the same day as the mother2 {p114},234 {p211}.


    Children of Capt. David RICE and Eunice HOSMER:
i
Persis RICE [QQ119686], born 8 Oct 1791 at Winchendon234,2 {p114}.
ii
Asa RICE [QQ119687], born 31 Mar 1793 at Winchendon234,2 {p114}.
iii
Josiah RICE [QQ119688], born 4 Oct 1794, (1791 per Rice Gen'l Register, despite listing children in correct birth order, clearly an example of bad proofreading) at Winchendon2 {p114},234 {p67}. He died 8 Apr 1795 at Winchendon2 {p114},234 {p211}.
iv
Jedediah RICE [QQ119689], born 2 Jun 1796 at Winchendon234,2 {p114}.
v
Tabitha RICE [QQ119690], born 8 Apr 1800 at Winchendon234,2 {p114}.
vi
John RICE [QQ119691], born 20 Mar 1802 at Springfield, VT2 {p114}.
vii
Eunice Whitcomb RICE [QQ119692], born 25 Sep 18052 {p114}. She died 28 Jul 18092 {p114}.
viii
Mary Ann RICE [QQ119693], born 8 Jun 18092 {p114}.

She married Solon PUTNAM 1 Mar 18322 {p114}. He was thinly documented.
ix
Martha B. RICE [QQ119695], born 19 Dec 1811 at Springfield2 {p114}.

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Jedediah RICE

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Jedediah RICE [QQ2854, w653] (Ashur4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 2 Apr 1755 at Spencer, MA112,1 {p62},2 {p115}, son of Ashur RICE and Tabitha. He died in New Hampshire2 {p115}.

He married Jemima HASTINGS 30 Nov 17832 {p115}. She was born 29 Jan 17502 {p115}, daughter of Sylvanus HASTINGS and Jemima WILLARD.

    Children of Jedediah RICE and Jemima HASTINGS:

i
Edmund RICE [QQ119700], born 22 Mar 1784 at Charlestown, NH2 {115, 197}. He died 27 May 1829 at Waitsfield, VT2 {p197}. Occupation: a cabinetmaker, merchant, and surveyor317 {p425}. Relocated about 1802 to Waitsfield317 {p425}.

He married Ellen DURKEE 2 Apr 18122 {115, 197}. She was born 7 Oct 17922 {p197},56, died 8 Dec 1847 at Kalamazoo, MI2 {p197},56, was buried at Kalamazoo, in Mountain Home Cemetery56, daughter of Andrew DURKEE and Phebe.
ii
Moses Willard RICE [QQ119702], born 18 Nov 1786 at Charlestown, NH2 {115, 197}. He died 18 Sep 1826 at Waitsfield, VT2 {p197}. He resided at Walpole, NH2 {p197}.

He married Lucy JOSLIN. She died 25 May 1883, aged 80y at Waitsfield, VT2 {p197}, daughter of James JOSLIN and Naomi DIGGINS. The identification of Moses Willard Rice's wife Lucy with the Lucy (Joslin) Rice who died in 1883 appears to be a mistake. According to the Waitsfield history, Lucy Joslin (born in Waitsfield) married Salmon Rice in 1823, whereas Moses' wife was probably from Walpole, NH. Further research is needed on this Lucy.317 {p439}

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Phineas RICE

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Phineas RICE [QQ2858, w654] (Perez4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 4 Aug 1724 at Westborough, MA57,1 {p62}, son of Perez RICE and Lydia. He died about 1777 at Barre, MA, as implied by the probate record. Administration on his estate was granted 12 May 1777 in Worcester County, MA, to his widow Hannah Rice of Barre. Just over a month later, his heirs filed a petition to divide among them the two-thirds of the estate not already set off to the widow. The heirs who signed were John Haskell (husband of daughter Hannah), Denison Robinson (guardian of grandson Phineas, son of deceased son Nathaniel), Eli Freeman (husband of daughter Mary), Stephen Johnson (husband of daughter Abigail), Elizabeth Rice (either the daughter or the daughter-in-law), and Jacob Witheril (husband of daughter Ruth). The other children, Noah, Lydia, and Anna, were underage20 {docket 49902}.

He married first, Hannah CUMMINS 23 Mar 1743/44 at Sutton, MA1 {62, 112},45 {p23},73 {p339}. She was thinly documented. They resided at Hardwick, MA1 {p112}.

He married second, Abigail, (not found in the published records). She was thinly documented.

    Children of Phineas RICE and Hannah CUMMINS:

i
Nathaniel RICE [QQ58657, w1480], born 18 Sep 1745 at Hardwick114,1 {p112}. He died before 2 Jun 1777 at Barre, MA318. His will was proved 2 Jun 1777 in Worcester County, MA20 {docket 49901}.

He married Elizabeth LAWRENCE 24 Nov 1768 at Hardwick, MA, listed as Nathaniel of Rutland114,1 {112, 190}. She was born about 1747 at Hardwick, (not found in the published records)318, daughter of Joshua LAWRENCE and Jean HASKELL.
ii
Hannah RICE [QQ58659, w1481], born 26 Jul 1747 at Hardwick114,1 {p112},45 {p23}. Ward expresses uncertainty about which Hannah, (WRN 1439) and (WRN 1481), married John Haskel and which one married Jonathan Fiske.1 {108 / 112}

She married John HASKELL 9 Dec 1765 at Rutland District (Barre), MA97. He was thinly documented. They declared their intention to marry 22 Jul 1765 at Hardwick, MA, listed as Hannah of Rutland114,45 {p23}.
iii
Mary RICE [QQ58660, w1482], born 10 Feb 1751 at Hardwick114,1 {p112},2 {p263},45 {p23}. She died 9 Jul 1812, aged 60y at Hardwick (under the name Freeman)114,2 {p263}.

She married Eli FREEMAN 26 Mar 1767 at Hardwick, transcribed as Mary Ried. Note that the Hardwick vital records also show the intention of marriage between Mary Rice of Rutland and LEVI Freeman the previous month114,2 {p263},45 {p23}. He was born 3 Jul 1749 at Hardwick114, died 10 May 1816, aged 67y at Hardwick114,20, son of John FREEMAN and Joanna. His will was proved 15 Apr 1816 in Worcester County, MA20.
iv
Elizabeth RICE [QQ58661, w1483], born 6 Jul 1753 at Hardwick, MA114,1 {p112}.
v
Abigail RICE [QQ58662, w1484], born 17 Apr 1755 at Hardwick114,1 {p112},2 {p263},45 {p23}. She died 22 Apr 1777 at Hardwick (under the name Johnson)114,2 {p263}.

She married Stephen JOHNSON 31 May 1774 at Rutland District (Barre), MA, listed as Stephen of Hardwick and Abigail of Rutland97,114,2 {p263},45 {p23}. He was thinly documented.
vi
Ruth RICE [QQ23274, w1485], born 24 Feb 1758, (12th per Ward) at Sutton, MA73,1 {p112}. She died 15 Mar 1806, aged 49y at Barre, MA (under the name Witherell)97. Ward asserts that this is the Ruth Rice who married John Rice (WRN 1182) of Charlemont. However, the probate records for the estate of Ruth's father make it clear that she married Jacob Wetherell.

She married Jacob WETHERELL 4 Oct 1775 at Hutchinson (Barre), MA97. He died 10 Oct 1806 at Barre, MA (under the name Witherell)97.
vii
Noah RICE [QQ58663, w1486], born 5 Mar 1760, (1762 in Barre per 1832 pension affidavit, 1763 in Hardwick per Andrews) at Sutton, MA73,1 {p112},318,319,56. He died 9 Nov 1834, aged 72y 8m 4d at Northumberland, Saratoga Co, NY, from dropsy319,318,56. He was buried at Northumberland, in Thompson Cemetery56. He began military service 10 Jul 1777 at Providence, RI, Rice, Noah, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's Co., Col. Danforth Keyes's Reg't.; enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777; reported as serving as Fifer until Dec. 1, 1777; roll dated Providence; also, same Co. and Reg't.; pay abstract for bounty allowed for service from 3 mos. after date of enlistment, July 10, 1777, to Jan. 4, 1778, 2 mos. 25 days, at Rhode Island258 {13:176},318. He resided about 1792 at Somerset, VT, from 11 Sep 1832 affidavit in application for military pension318.

He married Prudence LUCE 30 Aug 1781 at Barre, MA, listed as Noah of Barre and Prudence of Hardwick97,114,45 {p23}. She was born Jun 1764 at Martha's Vineyard, MA319, died 22 Jan 1841, aged 77y at Northumberland, Saratoga Co, NY (under the name Rice), from nervous prostration319, daughter of Reuben LUCE and Jemima BUTLER.
viii
Lydia RICE [QQ60050], born 29 May 1763 at Sutton, MA73,45 {p23}. She died after 1830320.

She married John MORRIS Sr 27 Feb 1779 at Barre, MA97,320. He was born about 1750 at Leeds, Yorkshire, England320, died 19 Feb 1830 at Wilmington, VT320.


    Children of Phineas RICE and Abigail:
i
Anna RICE [QQ300699], baptized 11 Oct 1772 at Sutton, MA73.

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Jedediah RICE MD

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Jedediah RICE MD [QQ2859, w655] (Perez4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , baptized 29 May 1726 at Westborough, MA57,1 {p62},45 {p10}, son of Perez RICE and Lydia. He died 4 Apr 1756 at Hardwick, MA114,1 {p112}. Occupation: a physician, at Hardwick1 {p112}. The inventory of his estate, 292.15.4, was returned by his widow, Mehitabel, 16 April 1756, who settled his estate.1 {p112}

He married Mehitable CUTTER 19 Mar 1746 at Grafton, MA, Mehitable of Grafton1 {p112},45 {p22},83 {p270}. She was thinly documented. They resided at Hardwick, MA1 {p112}.

    Children of Jedediah RICE MD and Mehitable CUTTER:

i
Mehitabel RICE [QQ58665, w1487], born 27 May 1750 at Hardwick114,1 {p112}. She died 2 Dec 1830, aged 78y (sic) at Spencer, MA (under the name White)112. There is some confusion between the two nearly contemporary Mehitabel Rices of Worcester County, one (WRN 1487) the daughter of Jedediah and Mehitabel (Cutter) Rice, and the other (not mentioned by Ward) the daughter of Nathan and Mehitabel (Baldwin) Rice. Ward states that the first of these was the bride of Rand White of Spencer, while the Rice Gen'l Register assigns that role to the second one. The available evidence is not compelling for either one. For example, the death record of the widowed Mehitabel (Rice) White gives an estimated birth in 1752, while the two candidates were born, respectively in 1750 and 1754. Still, the relative rarity of the name Mehitabel suggests that one or the other is likely to be the bride. For want of better evidence, we are following Ward.1 {p112},2 {p118}

She married Rand WHITE 16 Nov 1775 at Leicester, MA, not listed as Rand of Spencer113,1 {p112},2 {p118}. He was born 15 Oct 1751 at Leicester113,1 {p112}, son of John WHITE and Sybil BUCKMINSTER. Occupation: a millwright321.
ii
Tabitha RICE [QQ58669, w1488], born 16 Feb 1752 at Hardwick, MA114,1 {p112}.
iii
Jedediah RICE [QQ58670, w1489], born 20 Feb 1754, (26th per Ward) at Hardwick114,1 {p112}.
iv
Anna RICE [QQ58671, w1490], born 27 Jan 1756 at Hardwick114,1 {p112}.

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Ephraim RICE

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Ephraim RICE [QQ2860, w656] (Perez4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 14 Mar 1729 at Westborough, MA57,1 {p62},2 {p115},45 {p10}, son of Perez RICE and Lydia. He died before 1804, presumably, since his son Perez's will mentions his mother but not his father2 {p115},322. He was in the military between 20 Sep 1756 and 5 DEC 1756, serving in the French and Indian War. With his cousin Oliver (son of Charles, his father's brother), he was a member of Capt. Mandell's company which marched from Hardwick, MA to Lake Champlain, probably crossing the Green Mountains in Vermont2 {p115},323 {p461}. Ephraim Rice was in a land transaction on 28 February 1761 at Hardwick, MA, selling 100 acres of land to Andrew Haskell. He had previously purchased the land from Aaron Thomas.323 {p461} He resided in 1765 at Hardwick, MA, listed as a grantee of Town of Somerset, VT (West Dover), but his sons cleared and settled the homestead2 {p115}. He was among the original 62 proprietors of Somerset, VT. However, he never came to claim his land. Instead he traveled south, taking a herd of horses to South Carolina, and was never heard of again. It was assumed that he had been murdered during that trip. Ephraim's sons, Daniel, Simeon, and Perez went to Somerset, VT, to claim Ephraim's lands there. His son John and family also moved there.324,2 {p115} Note that no marriage or births of children for Ephraim are listed in the vital records of Hardwick or Sutton (or any other Massachusetts town, for that matter). Therefore, we do not show a marriage for Ephraim or a mother for his children.

    Children of Ephraim RICE:

i
Simeon RICE [QQ4643], born about 1752 at probably Hardwick, MA, (not found in the published records)2 {p115}. He died after 1804322,2 {p115}. Relocated in 1778 to Somerset, VT, with his brothers324. He resided in 1804 in Vermont, going with Daniel and Perez2 {p115}. He was living in 1804, the date of Perez's Will2 {p115}.
ii
Daniel RICE [QQ4591], born 5 Aug 1755 at Hardwick, MA, but not listed in Hardwick VR2 {115, 198},60,325 {Exhibit L},326 {p169}. He died 28 Aug 1831 at Dover, VT2 {p198},56,60,157 {Somerset 2:30 and Dover records},325 {Exhibit L}. He was buried at Dover, in Mountain View Cemetery56,2 {p198}. He began military service 28 Apr 1775 in Vermont, and on August 14, 1777, while in Wilmington, he heard that the British army was marching toward Bennington. He hastened back home, shouldered his musket and started through the wilderness, across the Green Mountains, to Bennington, where he arrived in time to participate in the memorable battle at that place326 {p169},324,327. He resided in 1776 at Somerset, VT, as the first settler. He staked out land in the Great Meadows section northwest of Mt. Pisgah (later called Somerset Mountain and is now called Mt. Snow; the Great Meadows area is covered almost entirely by the Somerset Reservoir at the present). He wintered in Hardwick, MA, and came in the spring to tend his new land while living in a shanty until 178156,60,326 {p169}. He remained with the Continental Army for 3 months after the Battle of Bennington (14 August 1777), having served during the American Revolution. Massachusetts muster rolls, 1 August 1777, show that he served with Capt Simeon Hazelton, 5th Co., Col John Fellows, 8th Regt.326 {p169} He was the Town of Dover's first Representative (to the Vermont state legislature), holding that office from 1799 through 1802 and Town Clerk in 1800, 1802-1804 and 1813; also Treasurer in 1800 and 1802 in 1799 at Somerset (became Dover), VT328. He resided after 1800 at along "The Handle Road", Somerset (now West Dover), VT325. He was living in 1804, being mentioned in the will of Perez2 {p115}.

He married Sally BALL 16 Jun 1782 at Somerset, VT (under the name Bard)329 {Somerset 2:24}. She was born 10 Feb 1764, probably in Massachusetts or Vermont330 {p172},2 {p198},56, died 13 Feb 1838, aged 74y at Dover, VT (under the name Rice)157 {Somerset 2:30 and Dover records},330 {p172},56,2 {115, 198}, was buried at Dover, in Mountain View Cemetery56,2 {115, 198},157, daughter of David BALL and Sarah BADCOCK. She was also known as Sarah331.
iii
Perez RICE [QQ4644], born 1 May 1757 at Hardwick or Sutton, MA, but not mentioned in Hardwick or Sutton VR2 {p115},56,60. He died 9 Sep 1807, aged 50y at Wardsboro South District (now Dover), VT, when the well he was digging for his home caved in upon him56,60,157 {1:179},324. He was buried at Dover, VT, in Mountain View Cemetery56,157 {1:179},324. He was also known as Percy60. He resided in 1778 at Somerset, VT, returning with Daniel60. The younger Perez stayed with his Aunt Chloe until he was 24, two years after his marriage. At that point, young Perez settled on land probably bought from his late uncle's estate. He made a will 31 May 1804 at Wardsboro South District, VT, which was probated 22 September 1807 at Marlboro, VT, the Honorable Gilbert Denison, Esq., Judge. The will mentions: Chloe Rice, widow to Perez Rice; Thomas Rice, now living with me; his (Perez) mother; brother John's widow; Perez Rice son to brother John; sister Susannah Wadkins children; Calvin Orcutt; Thomas Palmer; Levi Crosbee322. In his History of Stratton, Vermont David Kent Young recounts:

    "Percy (Perez) bought a large tract of land. Some of this was in the eastern part of Somerset, along the Wardsboro line, while the rest was on the Wardsboro side of that line (the current Wardsboro/Dover/Stratton area known as Dover Mountain).

    "Percy built a home on the Wardsboro side of his property. He probably owned much of the area southeast of what is now Pike Hollow Rd..

    "Percy was Constable of Somerset in 1792 and the town's treasurer in 1793, 1794 and 1796.

    "Percy and Chloe were childless, and so when John Rice died in 1803, it was natural for them to take in John's family, including a nephew, who also was named Perez. Percy mentioned his nephew, Perez, in his will, leaving him $200.00, provided the younger Perez would stay with Chloe until he reached the age of 21."332 {Rice}

He married Chloe LINCOLN 8 Apr 1779 at Hardwick, MA114,2 {p115}. She was born about 1755324, died 17 Jul 1831, aged 76y324, was buried at Dover, VT, in Mountain View Cemetery324.
iv
Susannah RICE [QQ4645], born about 1759 at Hardwick or Sutton, MA, but not mentioned in Hardwick or Sutton vital records. The 1804 will of her brother Perez mentions "sister Susannah Wadkins' children," possibly, but not necessarily, indicating that she was already dead. In any event, it indicates that she had married a Wadkins or Watkins, but not which one. The Rice Gen'l Register speculates that she was the Susannah who married Stephen Watkins in 1789, but Ward identifies that Susannah as (WRN 1456). Ward's scenario is somewhat more plausible, and we follow that here, pending further research.1 {p109},2 {p115}

She married Stephen? WATKINS. He was thinly documented. His identity is unknown.
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John RICE [QQ4646], born about 1762 at probably Hardwick, MA2 {p115}. He died 24 Jun 18032 {p115},60,322,332 {Rice}. Occupation: believed to have been a teacher, at Hardwick, MA60. There has been some question about the ancestry of John Rice. One John Rice of Hardwick married a Sarah Woods of Greenwich in 1789 (listed as Polly Woods in the marriage record at Petersham). The Hardwick vital records also show the marriage of a John Rice to a Betsey Ruggles in January 1809 and the birth of Betsey Ruggles Rice, daughter of John of Somerset, baptized in December 1809. Perez Rice's will in 1804 refers to "Brother John's widow", so the John Rice who married Betsey cannot be Ephraim's son and Perez's brother, since the marriage was in 1809, 5 years later than the will.

    Mrs. Betsey Rice and Mrs. Peggy Rice are buried in the Mountain View cemetery, close to Daniel and Perez, and Betsey is connected to Hardwick as well as Somerset, VT, so there is probably a close relationship here. The dates are such that the John who married Betsey could be the son of John and Sarah, but no clear evidence supports that theory either.

    The family bible of Orrin A. and Melissa M. (Rice) Johnson lists John and Sally Rice as the parents of the children listed here (Clarissa, Anna, Susannah, Perez and Willard), but there are some contradictions too. It gives John's birth year as 1770 (which is possible because the 1762 listed is approximate), but also claims he died June 24 1803 (which meshes with Perez' brother John having died before the will in 1804), but claims he died at the age of 99 years and 11 months (the birth and death dates would have made him 33 years and 11 months)! It also lists an additional child, Shadrack, born in 1805. The choices of the names Perez and Susannah for John & Sally's children give credence to his being Ephraim's son, since these would be names of his siblings. The will of Perez Rice, 1804, mentions "Perez Rice son to brother John".

    In a letter to Erwin's daughter Mickey Snow, dated August 11, 1995, David Kent Young questioned the ancestry of John Rice. Kent listed his John's wife as Sally Cooper - not Sarah or Polly Woods - and listed the children as Perez, Susannah and Willard, the same as listed in the above family bible. More recently in a note to Lynn McLaughlin on March 18, 2001 Kent said about John Rice: "He certainly was a son of Ephraim, since his son, Perez, was raised by his uncle Perez."

    In Grains of Rice, the author Peggy Grosser lists her ancestor Willard Rice, who married Bathsheba Kelley, as being the son of John Rice and Sarah Woods, and John as being the son of Ephraim. She lists a Shadrack as being another child of Ephraim mentioned in a deed from 1773.324,114,333 {p304},334,332 {Rice} John Rice's family was living at Somerset, VT, following his death; however, it is not known whether they had moved there prior to or after John's death. Although John could have moved his family to that area in late 1802 or early 1803, then passed away shortly after, it is also possible that his wife and children moved to Somerset after his death to be cared for by John's brother Perez and his wife Chloe.

    Sally did not remarry, but did have another child, Shadrach. Unfortunately Shadrach's father's name is unknown.60

He married first, Sarah WOODS 10 Dec 1789 at Petersham, MA, listed as John of Hardwick and Polly of Greenwich123,114 {p229},333 {p304}. She was thinly documented. She was also known as Polly331,114 {p229}. They declared their intention to marry 12 Nov 1789 at Greenwich, MA, listed as John of Hardwick and Sally of Greenwich128 {p26}. They declared their intention to marry 26 Nov 1789 at Hardwick, MA, listed as Sarah of Greenwich114.

He married second, Sally COOPER 7 Apr 1796 at Granby, CT, but the identification of this John Rice is purely conjectural60. She was born Aug 177060, daughter of Enoch COOPER and Sarah. John RICE and Sally COOPER resided at Hardwick, MA60.

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Lydia RICE

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Lydia RICE [QQ3495, w658c] (Perez4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , baptized 31 Jan 1741, (same as brother Benjamin per Supplement) at Sutton, MA73,45 {p10}, daughter of Perez RICE and Lydia.

She married Joseph BUXTON Jr 28 Jul 1763 at Sutton73. He died 1 May 1776, aged 32y at Sutton, from pleurisy73.

    Children of Lydia RICE and Joseph BUXTON Jr:

i
John BUXTON [QQ300571], born 9 Feb 1764 at Sutton73.
ii
Lydia BUXTON [QQ300572], born 7 Apr 1765 at Sutton73.
iii
Joseph BUXTON [QQ300573], born 6 Jan 1767 at Sutton73.
iv
Elizabeth BUXTON [QQ300574], born 3 May 1775 at Sutton73.

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Betty RICE

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Betty RICE [QQ2864, w660] (Perez4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 17 Aug 1747 at Sutton73,1 {p62},2 {p115},45 {p10}, daughter of Perez RICE and Lydia.

She married Bartholomew TOWNE Jr 22 Jun 1767 at Sutton73,1 {p62},2 {p115},45 {p10}. He was born about 1744 in probably Massachusetts.

    Children of Betty RICE and Bartholomew TOWNE Jr:

i
Aaron TOWNE [QQ119704], born 10 Nov 1767 at Sutton, MA (under the name Town)73,2 {p115}.
ii
Peter TOWNE [QQ119705], born 16 Nov 1768 at Sutton (under the name Town)73,2 {p115}.
iii
Oliver TOWNE [QQ119706], born 13 Oct 1773, (1770 per Rice Gen'l Register) at Sutton (under the name Town)73,2 {p115}.
iv
Jonathan TOWNE [QQ119707], born 25 Sep 1778 at Sutton (under the name Town)73,2 {p115}.

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Stephen RICE

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Stephen RICE [QQ2865, w661] (Perez4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 20 Jun 1749 at Sutton73,1 {p62},45 {p10}, son of Perez RICE and Lydia.

He married first, Ruth STONE 12 May 1768 at Sutton, both of Sutton73,1 {62, 113},45 {10, 23}. She was born about 174945 {p23}, died 31 May 1771, aged about 22 at Sutton (under the name Rice)45 {p23},73 {p455}.

He married second, Mary BATCHELLER 18 Sep 1771 at Sutton1 {p113},45 {p23},73 {p340}. She was thinly documented.

    Children of Stephen RICE and Ruth STONE:

i
Daniel RICE [QQ58680, w1491], born 3 Jul 1769 at Sutton73,1 {p113},45 {p23}. He died young1 {p113},45 {p23}.
ii
(child) RICE [QQ300500], born about 19 Mar 1771, as calculated from the death record. He died 22 Mar 1771, aged about 3 days at Sutton73.


    Children of Stephen RICE and Mary BATCHELLER:
i
Stephen RICE Jr [QQ58681, w1492], born 27 Sep 1772 at Sutton1 {p113},2 {p264},45 {p23},73 {p144}.

He married Polly PACKARD 15 May 1796 at Grafton, MA83,2 {p264},45 {p23}. She was thinly documented.
ii
Ruth RICE [QQ58682, w1493], born 10 May 1774 at Sutton, MA73,1 {p113},45 {p23}. She died young1 {p113}.
iii
Ruth RICE [QQ58683, w1494], born 15 Feb 1780, (7th per Ward) at Grafton, MA83,1 {p113}.
iv
Mary RICE [QQ58684, w1495], born 18 Nov 1782 at Grafton83,1 {p113}.
v
Susanna RICE [QQ58685, w1496], born 21 May 1789 at Grafton83,1 {p113}.

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Abigail HARDY

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Abigail HARDY [QQ4263] (Vashti4 RICE, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , baptized 26 Jan 1735 at Westborough, MA57,2 {p27}, daughter of Daniel HARDY and Vashti RICE.

She married Daniel ADAMS 21 May 1752 at Westborough, listed as Daniel of Shrewsbury57. He was thinly documented.

    Children of Abigail HARDY and Daniel ADAMS:

i
Daniel ADAMS [QQ300467], born 21 Dec 1754 at Westborough57. He died 7 Oct 1756 at Westborough57.
ii
Daniel ADAMS [QQ300468], born 20 Aug 1757 at Westborough57.

He married Elizabeth HALL 27 Mar 1777 at Hopkinton, MA, listed as Elizabeth of Hopkinton144,57. She was born 19 Nov 1754 at Hopkinton144, daughter of Elisha HALL and Elizabeth YOUNG. Daniel ADAMS and Elizabeth HALL declared their intention to marry 12 Apr 1776 at Hopkinton, listed as Daniel of Westborough144.
iii
Asa ADAMS [QQ300469], born 19 Aug 1761 at Westborough, MA57.
iv
Abigail ADAMS [QQ300470], born 30 Aug 1769 at Westborough57.

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Judah RICE

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Judah RICE [QQ2872, w662] (Beriah4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 3 Dec 1731 at Westborough57,1 {p62},2 {p115},45 {p10},14 {p23}, son of Beriah RICE and Mary GOODENOW. He died about 1801 at Westport, Digby Co, NS117 {p569}. He was also known as Jude1 {p62}. He resided about 1760 in Nova Scotia14 {p23}.

He married Sarah KELLEY 7 Dec 1758, (1 December per Rice Gen'l Register) at Upton, MA, listed as Sarah of Leominster118,2 {p115},45 {p10}. She was born in 1735 at Leominster, MA335, died 11 Sep 1828 in Nova Scotia335. They resided about 1765 at Stony Beach, Granville, Annapolis Co, NS117 {p569}. They resided after 1785 at Briar Island, Digby Co, NS, and on 30 Sept. 1788 Martin Kerger sold to Judah Rice of Briar Island, one half of home lot 9 and entire joining lot 10335 {p1}.

    Children of Judah RICE and Sarah KELLEY:

i
Anna RICE [QQ256266], born 8 Jul 1759 in Massachusetts2 {p115},336 {p44}. She resided about 1813 at Centreville, Digby Co, NS335 {p1}.

She married James MCDORMAND about 1776 in Annapolis County, NS335 {p1},2 {p12}. He was born about 1757 in United States of America335,2 {p115}, son of William MCDORMAND and Mary MCINTYRE. James MCDORMAND and Anna RICE resided about 1785 at Briar Island, Digby Co, NS, first on Briar Island, but later some of the family moved to Ontario337 {p511}.
ii
Simeon RICE [QQ256522], born 4 Jun 1761 in Annapolis County, NS336 {p44},2 {115, 198}. He resided in 1785 at Briar Island, Digby Co, NS337 {p248}.

He married Nancy BURTON before 1789 in Nova Scotia335 {p10},2 {115, 198}. She was thinly documented.
iii
Azubah RICE [QQ256524], born 15 Apr 1763 in Annapolis County, NS336 {p44},2 {p115}.

She married Samuel BUCKMAN. He was thinly documented.
iv
Mary RICE [QQ256525], born 25 Dec 1764, (1774 per Rice Gen'l Register) at Granville, Annapolis Co, NS336 {p44},2 {p115}.

She married Benjamin BERRY. He was thinly documented.
v
Stephen RICE [QQ256544], born about 1765, (or 1785 per Rice Gen'l Register, not found in the Granville Township Book)335 {p10},336 {p44},338 {p17},2 {115, 198}.

He married Jane DEWOLFE, Jane of Liverpool, NS2 {115, 198}. She was thinly documented.
vi
William Pickett RICE [QQ256528], born 5 Aug 1766 at Granville336 {p44},2 {116, 199}. He died 9 Jan 1846, aged 83y (sic) at Briar Island, Westport, Digby Co, NS168. He resided about 1785 at Briar Island, Digby Co, NS335 {p1},337 {p248}.

He married Eunice PRENTICE before 1806, Eunice of Westport2 {116, 199}. She was thinly documented, daughter of Oliver PRENTICE.
vii
Moses RICE [QQ256530], born 7 Jun 1768 at Granville, Annapolis Co, NS336 {p44},2 {115, 198}. He died 27 Sep 1852, aged 85y339. He resided in 1785 at Briar Island, Digby Co, NS337 {p248}. The dates of birth for Moses children are taken from IGI records. These birth dates do NOT agree with the birth dates that Brian McDormand gives in his McDormand family history. Until your author can verify Brian's sources, we'll use the IGI dates as the IGI files include a film source that the reader may wish to use to verify dates.

He married Hannah MORSE in 1795 at Bridgetown, Annapolis Co, NS340,2 {115, 198}. She was born 14 Oct 1780 in Annapolis County, NS, (at Sherborne, MA, per Banvard, but her parents do not appear in the vital records of Sherborne after 1758. Also, Hannah's father, Abner Morse, was recorded at Annapolis in 1760, 1765, 1768, 1770, and 1792)335 {p11},339, died 2 Sep 1849, (1840 per McDormand) at Westport, Digby Co, NS339,335 {p11}, daughter of Abner MORSE and Anna CHURCH.
viii
Aaron RICE [QQ256533], born 14 Mar 1770 at Granville, Annapolis Co, NS336 {p44},2 {p115}. The Rice Gen'l Register and Brian McDormand both say Aaron died unmarried in the West Indies.338 {p16},2 {p115}

He married AYMAR. She was thinly documented.
ix
Letitia RICE [QQ256535], born 13 May 1772 at Granville336 {p44},2 {p115}.

She married William Martin JOHNSON 12 Aug 1795 at Trinity Anglican Church, Digby, Digby Co, NS340. He was thinly documented, son of Martin JOHNSON and Hannah. William Martin JOHNSON and Letitia RICE resided 12 Aug 1795 at Granville, Annapolis Co, NS312.
x
John Martin RICE [QQ256538], born 13 Feb 1776, (July per Calnek) at Granville336 {p44},117,2 {p116}. He died 5 Aug 1859, aged 87y (sic) at Westport, Digby Co, NS, having lived 74 years at Briar Island335 {p11},168,56. He was buried at Westport, in Hilltop Cemetery56. Occupation: a mariner and captain of coastal packets335 {p11}.

He married first, Sarah HICKS before 1814, no children338 {p17},2 {p116}. She was born in 1780335 {p11}, died in 1814 in Digby County, NS338 {p17}, daughter of Thomas HICKS.

He married second, Susan HICKS between 1814 and 1826 in Digby County, no children115 {Wills 2:50},338 {p17},2 {p116}. She was born in 178856, died 15 Jun 1874, aged 86y56, was buried at Westport, Digby Co, NS, in Hilltop Cemetery56, daughter of Thomas HICKS.
xi
Sarah RICE [QQ256542], born 4 Sep 1778 at Granville, Annapolis Co, NS336 {p44},2 {p116}.

She married William Martin JOHNSON Jun 1810 at Trinity Parish Church, New York, NY, or maybe at Trinity Anglican Church, Digby, NS2 {p116},340. He was thinly documented, son of Martin JOHNSON and Hannah.
xii
Lucy RICE [QQ256537], born 14 Aug 1781 at Granville, Annapolis Co, NS2 {p116},116,336 {p44}.

She married Francis OGILBY, Francis of Augsbury, NY2 {p116}. He was thinly documented. He resided at Augsbury, NY2 {p116}.

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Asaph RICE

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Asaph RICE [QQ2873, w663] (Beriah4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 9 Mar 1733, (May per Ward - the vital records list him with the same birth date as Stephen, but his college career and reported age at death make it clear that the vital records are wrong, and the baptism record makes it clear that Ward is wrong about the month of birth) at Westborough, MA57,1 {p62},45 {p23}, son of Beriah RICE and Mary GOODENOW. He died 31 Mar 1816, (30 April per Ward, 30 March per Supplement, 22 March per church records), aged 83y at Westminster, MA, still serving in his ministerial office224,1 {p113},45 {p23}. He was buried at Westminster, in Old (Woodside) Cemetery224. Occupation: practicing medicine for a short time, but, having the wrist of his bridle arm broken by his horse falling with him, he was induced to qualify for the gospel ministry, at Brookfield, MA1 {p113}. Graduated in 1752 - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, studying medicine1 {p113}. He was ordained 16 Oct 1765 at Westminster, MA, having been a missionary among the Indians for a short time before that. He was the second settled minister at Westminster1 {p113}. His estate was inventoried 23 May 1816, by his widow Lucy at $259.031 {p113}.

He married first, Mary MORSE 26 Dec 1765 at Shrewsbury, MA, listed as Asaph of Westminster52,1 {62, 113},45 {p23}. She was born 24 Dec 1747 at Shrewsbury52,1 {p113}, died 29 Mar 1767, aged 19y at Westminster, MA (under the name Rice)224,1 {p113},45 {p23}, was buried at Westminster, in Old (Woodside) Cemetery224, daughter of Rev Ebenezer MORSE and Persis BUSH. Asaph RICE and Mary MORSE declared their intention to marry 2 Dec 1765 at Westminster, listed as Mary of Shrewsbury224.

He married second, Thankful CLOUGH 14 Feb 1771, (1777 per Supplement) at Boston, MA37 {p63},1 {p113},45 {p23}. She was born about 1738, as calculated from her death record, died 16 Feb 1782, aged 43y at Westminster, MA (under the name Rice)224,45 {p23}, was buried at Westminster, in Old (Woodside) Cemetery224, daughter of Ebenezer CLOUGH. They declared their intention to marry Feb 1771 at Westminster, listed as Thankful of Boston224.

He married third, Lucy BARRON 7 Jul 1796 at Templeton, MA, listed as Asaph of Westminster and Lucy Shattuck of Templeton224,1 {p113},45 {p23}. She was born about 17531 {p113},45 {p23}, died 16 Apr 1821, aged 68y at Templeton (under the name Rice)133,1 {p113},45 {p23}.

    Children of Asaph RICE and Mary MORSE:

i
Persis Morse RICE [QQ58702, w1499], born Nov 1766 at Westminster, MA, (not found in the published records)1 {113, 190},2 {p264},45 {23, 47}. She died 17 Jun 1815, aged 48y at West Boylston, MA (under the name Beaman)181,2 {p264},45 {p47}. She was buried at West Boylston, in Town Cemetery181.

She married Silas BEAMAN 24 Aug 1786 at Westminster, MA224,1 {113, 190},2 {p264},45 {23, 47}. He was born 7 Apr 1765 at Shrewsbury, MA52,1 {p190},2 {p264},45 {p47}, died 24 Mar 1811, aged 46y at West Boylston, MA57,2 {p264},45 {p47}, was buried at West Boylston, in Town Cemetery181, son of Ephraim BEAMAN and Tamar HOWE. Silas BEAMAN and Persis Morse RICE declared their intention to marry 18 Jun 1786 at Boylston, MA, listed as Persis of Westminster96. They resided at Sterling, MA1 {p190}.


    Children of Asaph RICE and Thankful CLOUGH:
i
Elizabeth Clough RICE [QQ58704, w1500], born in 17711 {p113}. She died 10 Aug 1796, aged 24y at Westminster, MA (under the name Miles)224,1 {p225}. She was buried at Westminster, in Old (Woodside) Cemetery224.

She married Dr Asa MILES 17 Oct 1795 at Westminster224,1 {113, 225}. He was born 11 Jun 1762, (11 July 1760 per Ward) at Westminster224,1 {p138}, died 27 Mar 1805, aged 42y at Westminster224,1 {p225}, was buried at Westminster, in Old (Woodside) Cemetery224, son of Reuben MILES and Anna RICE. Occupation: a physician, at Westminster1 {p225}. Graduated in 1787 - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, earning an MD1 {138, 225}.
ii
Thomas RICE [QQ58706, w1501], born in 17741 {p113}. Occupation: a merchant for some years, at Boston, MA1 {p113}.

He married Mary EAMES, Mary of Boston, Mass. Ward notes: had a family of 8 children1 {p113}. She was thinly documented. They resided at Galena, IL1 {p113}.
iii
Asaph RICE [QQ58716, w1502], born in 17751 {p113},45 {p23}. He died 27 Sep 1776, aged 1y224,45 {p23}. He was buried at Westminster, MA, in Old (Woodside) Cemetery224.
iv
Dr Asaph RICE [QQ58717, w1503], born 17 Feb 1777 at Westminster, (not found in the published records)1 {p113},2 {p264},45 {p23}. He died 27 Apr 1871 in Illinois2 {p264}. He was educated between 1798 and 1799 at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA1 {p113}. He was living in 1852 at Lewistown (Lewiston), IL, and had a large family1 {p113}.

He married Abigail SAWYER 12 Aug 1804 at Westminster, MA, not listed as Abigail of Bolton224,1 {p113},2 {p264},45 {p23}. She died in 1851 at Lewistown (Lewiston), IL2 {p264}. They resided at Orford, NH1 {p113}. They resided at Thetford, VT1 {p113}. They resided at Lewistown (Lewiston), IL1 {p113}.
v
Mary RICE [QQ58719, w1504], born Jun 1778 at Westminster, MA179 {185:15.382},1 {113, 190},2 {p264}. She died 2 Feb 1865, aged 86y 8m at Boston, MA (under the name Sawyer), from pneumonia179 {185:15.382}. She resided in 1853 at Boston1 {p190}.

She married Jacob SAWYER 25 Aug 1801 at Westminster, MA, both of Westminster224,1 {113, 190},2 {p264}. He was born 15 Jun 1772, (sic) at Westminster224, died 15 Jan 1852, aged 81y at Boston, MA, from dropsy179 {68:3.16},1 {p190}, son of Jonathan SAWYER and Susanna FLINT.
vi
Thankful RICE [QQ58721, w1505], born in 17801 {p113}.

She married first, Farwell JONES 28 Sep 1800 at Westminster, MA, listed as Farwell of Princeton and Thankful of Westminster224,1 {113, 190}. He was born 24 Jan 1775 at Princeton, MA105,1 {p190}, died 31 Dec 1804 at Westminster, MA, (not found in the published records)183 {2:166},1 {p190}, son of Major Ebenezer JONES and Mary WHEELER.

She married second, Dr Jacob HOLMES, Jacob of Worcester, per Ward1 {p190}. He was born 8 Nov 1778 at Worcester, MA68,1 {p190}, died 16 Dec 1847, (14 Dec 1848 per Ward), aged 69y at Leicester, MA, from a fit113,1 {p190}, son of Jacob HOLMES and Elizabeth GATES. Dr Jacob HOLMES and Thankful RICE declared their intention to marry 29 Apr 1809 at Athol, MA, listed as Thankful Jones of Westminster89. They declared their intention to marry 14 May 1809 at Westminster, MA, listed as Jacob of Athol and Thankful Jones224. They resided at Leicester, MA1 {p190}.
vii
Benjamin RICE [QQ58723, w1506], born in 17821 {p114}. He died May 1807, aged 25y1 {p114}. Occupation: a merchant of the house of Forsaith & Rice, at Boston, MA1 {p114}.


    Asaph RICE and Lucy BARRON had no recorded children.

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Col. Stephen RICE

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Col. Stephen RICE [QQ2875, w665] (Beriah4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 15 Mar 1736/37 at Westborough, MA57,1 {p62},45 {p10}, son of Beriah RICE and Mary GOODENOW. He died 24 Nov 1831, aged 95y at Hardwick, MA114,1 {p114}. He was buried at Hardwick, in Central Cemetery114. Removed 17 May 1760 from Boston, MA, on the Charming Molly with 45 persons aboard. On board were three Rice men -- Benjamin, Stephen, and Beriah2 {p116}. He resided between 1760 and 1765 at Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co, NS, having been a passenger on the 23 May 1760 voyage of the Charming Molly to Annapolis Royal. He was also a petitioner for the Grant of Confirmation of Township of Annapolis, dated October 30th, 1765117 {p151},116 {p105}. He was a delegate to the conventions of 1774 and 1775, preparatory to the American Revolution1 {p114}. He was a representative from Hardwick between 1775 and 17841 {p114}. He was in the military after 1776, serving as a Lt. Col. in the Regiment where of Job Cushing was Col. Warner's Brigade, on the Northern frontier1 {p114}. He made a will 20 Apr 1821, wife Dorothy and son Ashbel Executors. The will mentioned wife Dorothy; sons Ashbel, Stephen, and Thomas; daughters Mary Freeman, Hepzibah Rice, Lucy Rice, and Lydia Rice1 {p114}. His will was proved 7 Feb 18321 {p114}.

He married Dorothy WOODS 10 Nov 1763 at Marlborough, MA1 {62, 114},2 {p11},45 {10, 23},3 {p304}. She was born 15 Oct 1743 at Marlborough2 {p11},3 {p206}, died 15 Oct 1826, aged 83y (per gravestone, 86 per town records) at Hardwick, MA (under the name Rice)1 {p114},114 {p317}, was buried at Hardwick, in Central Cemetery114, daughter of Deacon James WOODS and Hephzibah EAGER. Col. Stephen RICE and Dorothy WOODS resided at Hardwick1 {p114}.

    Children of Col. Stephen RICE and Dorothy WOODS are shown under Dorothy WOODS.

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Mary RICE

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Mary RICE [QQ2876, w666] (Beriah4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 23 May 1739, (March per Ward) at Westborough, MA57,1 {p62},45 {p10}, daughter of Beriah RICE and Mary GOODENOW.

She married first, Paul HAZELTINE 25 Jul 1754 at Upton, MA118,1 {p62},45 {p10}. He was born 20 Nov 1728 at Sutton, MA (under the name Hasselton)73, son of John HAZELTON and Jane WOOD. Mary RICE and Paul HAZELTINE divorced in 1787, upon Paul's petition. From the record of the Superior Court session at Marlborough on the fifth Tuesday of August, 1786, we learn that on that day Mary Hazelton and Timothy Holbrook were sentenced to receive 25 stripes each. Although the court record does not show their crime, Paul's next action sheds some light on the subject. Paul Hazelton petitioned for divorce from his wife Mary, claiming that "Mary, his present wife for a considerable time hath been so unmindful of her duty to God and to your Petitioner her present husband as wholly to desart (sic), from his Bed and Board and hath lately been often guilty of the sin of adultry with one Timothy Holbrook"341. He was administrator of his father's estate between 1777 and 1778 at Uxbridge, MA341. He resided in 1790 at Tinmouth, VT341. They resided after 25 Jul 1754 at Upton, MA341. In his History of the County of Annapolis, 1897, Calnek lists a Paul Hazeltine who arrived in Annapolis, NS in the late summer of 1760. He possessed two oxen, one cow, and one horse. Unfortunately, the marital status and number of children are not given. Paul Hazeltine/Hazelton's wife, Mary Rice was a daughter of Beriah Rice who is known to have moved to Annapolis, Annapolis, NS in 1760. In his supplement to Calnek's History of the County of Annapolis, Judge Savary provides a copy of the list of grantors of the township of Annapolis, dated 30 October 1765, Paul Hazelton's name appears on that list. By the census of 1768, there was no Paul Haseltine/Hazelton family in Granville or Annapolis. According to Lois L Hupfer of Denver, CO, Paul Hazeltine was first recorded in Townshend, VT in March 1761 where his name was listed on the original charter for the town. In May of 1761 he was charged to settle five rights and have five men at work by 5 June. By 1766 the birth of their daughter, Mary, was the first recorded child born in Townshend, VT. The IGI places of birth for sons John, Thaddeus, Royal, and Paul are undoubtedly in error. It is likely that John and Thaddeus were born in Upton, MA and Royal and Paul were born in Annapolis, NS. However, until their places of birth can be verified from original records, your author lists no place of birth for them.341,117 {p151},116 {p105} They resided in 1766 at Townshend, VT341.

She married second, Timothy HOLBROOK after 1787341. He was thinly documented.

    Children of Mary RICE and Paul HAZELTINE:

i
John HAZELTINE [QQ256184], born 5 Nov 1758 at Townshend157,341. As there was more than one John Hazelton in the neighborhood of Townshend, VT, your authors urge caution about the Vermont marriage records. He resided about 1766 at Townshend341.

He married first, Abigail WOOD Jul 1784 at Townshend, both of Townshend157. She died 21 May 1788341.

He married second, Mehitabel CONE 8 Mar 1792 at Townshend, listed as John of Townshend and Mehitabel of Westminster157. She was thinly documented, daughter of Samuel CONE and Sally RICHARDSON.
ii
Thaddeus HAZELTON [QQ256145], born 13 Sep 1760 at Upton, MA, (not found in the published records)341. He died 28 Jul 1845 at Nelson, Madison Co, NY341. He was buried in Nelson Co, NY, in Pleasant Valley Cemetery341. He was in the military in 1784, as part of the militia who defeated the British at Brattleboro, VT during the American Revolution341. In 1784 Thaddeus and his brother Royal owned a farm in Townshend, VT.341

He married Mary about 1785340. She was thinly documented. She was also known as Polly340. They resided 7 Aug 1787 in Windham County, VT, sold land to a Mr Gates341. They resided in 1797 at Tinmouth, VT341.
iii
Royal HAZELTON [QQ256153], born 11 Aug 1762341. He was also known as Royal HAZELTINE340. In 1784 Royal and his brother Thaddeus owned a farm in Townshend, VT.341

He married Peggy. She was thinly documented. They resided between 1790 and 1800 at Tinmouth341.
iv
Paul HAZELTON [QQ256144], born 11 Aug 1764341. There is serious confusion over Paul's life and death. The transcription found in the Pawlet town records of a gravestone in the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville, NY, just across the state line from Pawlet, VT, reads, "Hazleton Paul son of Paul Hazleton died Aug 5 1793 in the 26th year of his age." On the other hand, the vital records of Pawlet show a marriage between Paul Hazleton and Rachel Butts in 1797, and the 1800 census shows a Paul Hazelton between 26 and 45 years of age in Tinmouth, just east of Pawlet. The conclusion is inescapable that there were two Pauls of roughly the same age in this area. The fact that the gravestone specifically names the father of the 1793 decedent strongly suggests that "our" Paul is the one who died in 1793, and so all events after that date attributed to "our" Paul should be viewed with suspicion. The suggestion that the gravestone actually marks the grave of Miriam Hazelton, Paul's wife, is simply not credible.157,329,282 {52:242} He was "warned" out of town 16 Aug 1806 at Dorset, VT341.

He married first, Miriam HARDING 7 Nov 1788 at Townshend, VT157,341. She was thinly documented.

He married second, Rachel BUTTS 2 Nov 1797 at Pawlet, VT157,341. She was thinly documented.
v
Mary HAZELTON [QQ256149], born 3 Aug 1766 at Townshend, VT, said to be the first recorded child born in Townshend157,341,342 {p78}. She died about 1852343.

She married first, Harvey CARY. He was thinly documented.

She married second, Luther DOOLITTLE 13 Nov 1781 in Vermont343. He was born 14 Jan 1764 at Warwick, MA343, died 25 Aug 1821 in Illinois343, son of Amzi DOOLITTLE and Hanna. He was in the military about 1784, as a lieutenant in the Continental Army during the American Revolution343.
vi
Elisha HAZELTON [QQ256152], born 19 Oct 1769 at Townshend, VT341,342 {p78}. He was also known as Elisha HAZELTINE340.

He married Mary KENT. She was born 12 Mar 1785 at Dorset, VT341, daughter of Moses KENT and Abigail HARMON.
vii
Submit HAZELTON [QQ256143], born 31 Jul 1771 at Townshend, VT341,342 {p79}. She was also known as Submit HAZELTINE340.
viii
Beriah HAZELTON [QQ256151], born 12 Dec 1774 at Townshend341. She was also known as Beriah HAZELTINE340.
ix
Alpheus HAZELTON [QQ256142], born 28 Jun 1777 at Townshend341. He died in 1814 at Glens Falls, Warren Co, NY341. He was buried at Glens Falls341. He was also known as Alpheus HAZELTINE340.

He married Nancy BLACK about 1799 in Vermont340. She died 28 Jul 1846 at Yorkshire Center, NY341. She resided in 1820 at Friesburg Twp, Warren Co, NY, as a widow341. They resided in 1802 at Townshend, VT, where Alpheus was listed as a lumberman on the Grand List for tax341. They resided in 1810 in Washington County, NY341.
x
Stephen HAZELTON [QQ256140], born 29 Jun 1780 at Townshend, VT341. He was also known as Stephen HAZELTINE340. He resided in 1802 at Townshend, where his name appeared on the Grand Tax list341.

He married Hannah F. WARD 3 Oct 1817 at Peacham, VT340. She was thinly documented.
xi
Solomon HAZELTON [QQ256154], born 8 Dec 1782 at Townshend, VT341. He died 4 Jun 1856 at Dorset, VT341. He was buried at Dorset, in Maple Hill Cemetery341. He was also known as Soloman HAZELTINE340.

He married Sally Jane WILDER. She was born in 1785341, died 18 Feb 1859341, was buried at Dorset, in Maple Hill Cemetery341.


    Mary RICE and Timothy HOLBROOK had no recorded children.

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Rachel RICE

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Rachel RICE [QQ2879, w669] (Beriah4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 1 May 1746, (1745 per Ward) at Westborough, MA57,1 {p63},45 {p10}, daughter of Beriah RICE and Mary GOODENOW.

Married Obadiah WHEELOCK. He was born 7 Jul 1738 at Mendon, MA210, died in 1806 at Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co, NS115 {#4131}, son of Obediah WHEELOCK and Martha SUMNER. He was appointed guardian of his younger brother Jesse after the death of their father Obediah Wheelock 5 Apr 1765 at Annapolis Royal115 {Wills 1:17}. He resided between 1768 and 1770 at Annapolis Royal, according to the census as reported by Calnek. The 1768 census for Annapolis lists Obadiah Wheelock with one male and three females in the household, all four Americans. This report is consistent with the notion that he and Rachel were married in 1765117 {154, 156}. He made a will 13 Jun 1806 at Annapolis Royal, which was filed 15 Jan 1807. LWT of Obadiah Wheelock of Township of Annapolis, husbandman. Wife: Rachel. Children: Lucy Morton, Mary Wheelock, Asaph Wheelock, Calvin Wheelock, Irene Hoyt, Americus Wheelock. Witness: Jesse Hoyt115 {#4131}. They declared their intention to marry 17 Jun 1765 at Uxbridge, MA45 {p10},189 {p287}.

    Children of Rachel RICE and Obadiah WHEELOCK:

i
Asaph WHEELOCK [QQ255970], born about 1771 in Annapolis County, NS337 {p527}.

He married Mary CHURCH in 1797337 {p527}. She was thinly documented.
ii
Lucy WHEELOCK [QQ256054].

She married Elkanah MORTON. He was born about 1740 in probably Massachusetts. There is a discrepancy about the wife of Elkanah Morton. Was his wife Lucy Rice (b 1743), daughter of Beriah, or Lucy Wheelock, daughter of Rachael Rice (b 1745)? Your author has chosen Lucy Wheelock as the date of her son's birth is 1793, an almost impossible date for Lucy Rice (b 1743). Note from Obadiah Wheelock's will that his daughter Lucy did marry a Morton!115 {#4131}
iii
Calvin WHEELOCK [QQ256055], born in 1773 in Annapolis County, NS340.

He married first, Pricilla MARSHALL about 1804 in Nova Scotia340. She was born 29 Nov 1773 at Clarence, Annapolis Co, NS340, daughter of Isaac MARSHALL.

He married second, Mary PENNALL 14 Feb 1809 in Nova Scotia340. She was thinly documented.

He married third, Mary Magdalene REINHARDT about 1833 in Nova Scotia340. She was thinly documented.
iv
Mary WHEELOCK [QQ256048].

She married Walter WILLETT after 1806, as she was described as Mary Wheelock in her father's will115 {#4131},337 {p530}. He was thinly documented.
v
Samuel WHEELOCK [QQ255974]. He died 27 Feb 1872 at Wilmot, Annapolis Co, NS115 {#976}. He made a will 1 Jan 1872 at Wilmot, which was recorded 29 Apr 1872: LWT of Samuel Wheelock of Wilmot, farmer, dated 01 Jan 1872. Wife: Ann Eliza Wheelock. Relationships not specified however he left his estate to the following: Samuel W. Barteaux, Abel W. Barteaux, Reece Goucher, G.E. Spurr and Samuel W. Baker115 {#976}. The parents and Rice ancestors of Samuel are doubtful. Your authors note that Samuel is not mentioned in Obadiah Wheelock's will. Note also that Rachel Rice was born in 1745 so Samuel would have had to be born before 1795.115 {#4131}

He married Ann Elizabeth BOSTANS 31 Dec 1829 at Wilmot344 {p76}. She died 19 Jan 1885115 {#1215}. She made a will 2 Jul 1883 at Torbrook, Annapolis Co, NS, as Ann Eliza Wheelock of Torbrook, widow of Samuel Wheelock, referring to heirs of her husband's will as Reis Goucher, Abel Berteaux, George E. Spurr, Samuel Baker and Samuel W. Berteaux. She left items and land to Frederic Morse, two nieces Emeline Morse and Mary Jane Rogers, niece Ada Berteaux, and niece Maria Hardwick.

    Administration was granted to David Berteaux and Edward Berteaux, sons of the executor Edward Berteaux named in the will, "recently died"115 {#1215}.
vi
Irene WHEELOCK [QQ256051].

She married Jesse HOYT 18 May 1797338 {p23}. He was born in 1767337 {p531}, died in 1838337 {p531}.
vii
Americus WHEELOCK [QQ255973].

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Beriah RICE Jr

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Beriah RICE Jr [QQ2880, w670] (Beriah4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 16 Aug 1747 at Westborough, MA, (not found in the published records)45 {p10}, son of Beriah RICE and Mary GOODENOW. He died before 1818 at Baddeck, Victoria Co, NS, as his wife was listed as a widow in the 1818 census at Baddeck, Cape Breton345 {Division of Baddeck}. Removed 17 May 1760 from Boston, MA, on the ship Charming Molly with 45 persons aboard. The record of that voyage has survived and names the three Rice men -- Benjamin, Stephen, and Beriah. The named Beriah may have been this Beriah or Beriah's father2 {p116},117 {p150}. He resided between 1760 and 1770 at Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co, NS117 {p156}. He resided between 1792 and 1793 at McNabs Island, Halifax, Halifax Co, NS, where he was listed on the tax assessment record as a laborer346. Some family historians have said that there were two Beriah's and some, three. Few documents of that time have survived. We are indebted to the late Dr Laurence Patterson, late Director Emeritus of the Edmund Rice (1638) Association, who discovered the following memorial, extracted from the Cape Breton Land Papers 1800-1808. This land paper provides very compelling evidence that there were only a Beriah Sr and Beriah Jr:

    "The memorial of Beriah Rice, born in America humbly sheweth. That your Honor's memorialist hath been in the Province of Nova Scotia and this Island since the fourteenth year of his age ... that your memorialist has been a married man since the year 1775 - his first wife dying after having a family of ten children - six of which are now living some with families and some singel (sic), that your memorialist is now married to a second wife - having now a family by her in three years, two children. The whole of your memorialist's offspring being bred to Industry in the farming line --- your memorialist hopes if encouraged by your Honor with a license of occupation for whatsoever quality of land your Honor may think (fitting for his) use by bringing his offspring together - hopes in the fiture (sic) that there may be a settlement of a little village of His own family.

    "That your memorialist hath been for nearly two years living in a house of Robert Mugford, at Baddeck, in assisting him and adjoining to his premises hath in the course of these last two years cleared and cultivated about 7 or 8 acres which were never cleared, occupied, or possessed before ... ... Beriah Rice, Sydney C.B. October 30, 1801."

    The Cape Breton Land Paper and the Parish Record of St George Church, Sydney, NS provide compelling evidence that Beriah's second wife in 1799 was Catherine Owens and that Beriah and Catherine had at least two children. One of their children was Catherine Rice, born before 18 September 1799.347,2 {p116},45 {p10}

He married first, Meriam about 1770 in Annapolis County, NS, as inferred from land records. Recent research by Sherri Tomiak (2004) into the land records for Annapolis and Halifax counties shows that Beriah Rice and Meriam Rice, his wife, signed land papers as early as January 1770 and as late as March 1783 as residents of Annapolis, as residents of Dartmouth between March 1787 and December 1789, and as residents of Halifax in February 1790. Based on these land records we can conclude that Beriah Rice's first wife was Meriam and that she was alive as late as 1790. The Rice Gen'l Register asserts that her maiden name was McSweeny, but omits her forename2 {p116},348. She died before 1798347. They resided between 1770 and 1783 at Annapolis, Annapolis Co, NS348. They had 10 children.347

He married second, Catherine OWENS about 1798 in Nova Scotia347 {30 Oct 1801},349 {p87}. She died before 1804347. Your authors have concluded that the Rice Gen'l Register is unreliable in regard to Beriah's family, relying, as it does, on Calnek and Savary. There seems to be no other evidence that Beriah married Naomi McQuillin.2 {116, 199} They resided 30 Oct 1801 at Baddeck, Victoria Co, NS347.

He married third, Catherine Ann after 1801, or perhaps Beriah had only two wives. In any case, the 1818 census tells us that his last wife was the mother of Robert Muckford Rice and that her name was Catherine Ann. There is speculation (but no evidence) that she was the daughter of Robert Mugford, who befriended Beriah345 {Baddeck district},347. She was thinly documented. She resided 20 Jun 1818 at Baddeck, NS, as a widow with seven children345 {Baddeck district}.

    Children of Beriah RICE Jr and Meriam:

i
Benjamin RICE [QQ256011]. Benjamin's existence had apparently been forgotten by the family, but he was (re)discovered in his Uncle Timothy's will.115 {#3964, estate folio R27}
ii
Alice RICE [QQ256024].

She married Jacob DENNISON. He was thinly documented.
iii
Sarah RICE [QQ256037]. She died 26 Mar 1827 at Granville, Annapolis Co, NS336 {film C-3027, p. 239}.

She married first, Joseph TROOP before 1796337 {p533},2 {p116}. He was born 1 Oct 1770 in Annapolis County, NS340, died in 1821 at Granville, Annapolis Co, NS115 {#4082}, son of Valentine TROOP and Catherine CHURCH. He made a will about 1821 at Granville, calling himself a "freeholder" and mentioning wife Sarah (who remarried in 1824 to Benjamin Reid of Hopewell, NB); eight daughters the eldest of whom was Sophia; son-in-law William H. Morse; brother George; kinsman Joseph Fellows115 {#4082}.

She married second, Benjamin Belcher REED about 1825 at All Saints Anglican Church, Granville, Annapolis Co, NS, as inferred from an entry for Benjamin: "Benj Reed Married for his second wife Sarah Troop Widdow of the late Joseph Troop of Granville and the Daughter of... Rice of Annapolis and had by her Joseph Troop their son Born 17 July 1826. Sarah his Wife departed this life 26 March 1827." It is likely that Sarah was born in Annapolis County and remained there when her father moved to Cape Breton336 {film C-3027, p. 239}. He was born 26 Feb 1777 at Horton, Kings Co, NS350, died 24 Apr 1860 at Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co, NS350, son of Duncan REED and Zerusha POST.
iv
Letetia RICE [QQ256035], born about 1770347,348.

She married first, John MCKILLOP. He was thinly documented.

She married second, John KING. He was thinly documented. F B Wichman, in his Lineage of Richard King (1819-18xx), lists one of the offspring of Lydia Smith (b1753) and Isaac King Jr as John King (b1782) who married a Letetia ? on 28 December 1808. It is likely that this is the second marriage of Letetia Rice, daughter of Beriah Rice Jr and mother of Elizabeth McKillup who married Thomas King, Thomas being an earlier offspring of Lydia Smith and Isaac King Jr!351 {Chart 70},2 {p199}
v
Asaph RICE [QQ256041], born about 1778, according to his obituary168. He died 11 May 1860, aged 82y at Bridgetown, Annapolis Co, NS, according to his obituary168,2 {p199}. The Rice Gen'l Register reports that Asaph was born in Cape Breton, NS. We know that Asaph's father, Beriah Jr, started out in the Annapolis Valley, moved to Dartmouth, and arrived in Cape Breton about 1799. Note that Asaph's sons were recorded in Bridgetown, Annapolis County, in the mid 19th century and that Asaph died there in 1860. It is almost certain that Asaph was one of Beriah Jr's first offspring and that he was born in Annapolis County.

He married Nancy ELDERKIN 9 Jun 1803 at Horton, Kings Co, NS, performed by Rev Twining352 {p205},2 {116, 199}. She was born 5 Apr 1784353, daughter of Jeptha ELDERKIN and Emma JOHNSON.
vi
Frances RICE [QQ255967], born about 1783. The date and place of Frances' birth are not known. Beriah and Meriam Rice were recorded in land transactions at Annapolis between 1770 and 1783, at Dartmouth between 1787 and 1789 and at Halifax in 1790. Beriah Rice was listed on a tax roll in Halifax in 1792354, baptized 26 Mar 1801 at Saint George's Church, Sydney, Cape Breton Co, NS355. She died 7 Jun 1866 at Mira Gut, NS356 {1803:10},355.

She married Hezekiah SPENCER 30 Mar 1801 at Saint George's Church, Sydney, Cape Breton Co, NS349 {p104},355. He was born 16 Dec 1772 at Claremont, NH354,355, died Jun 1851 at Mira Gut, NS354,355, son of John SPENCER and Esther BUNNELL.


    Children of Beriah RICE Jr and Catherine OWENS:
i
Catherine RICE [QQ255999], baptized 19 Sep 1799 at Saint George Anglican Church, Sydney, Cape Breton Co, NS, witnessed by Francis and Mrs Owens349 {p87}. She died 18 Jun 1856 at Margaree, Inverness Co, NS357.

She married Robert CRANTON 26 Sep 1816 at Northeast Margaree, Inverness Co, NS2 {p199},340. He was born 19 May 1795357, died 10 Oct 1871 at Margaree, Inverness Co, NS357, son of Captain Robert CRANTON and Ann STONE. He resided in 1871 at Margaree, with his son Henry Cranton according to the 1871 census358. Robert and Catherine were "among the charter members of the Congregational Church organized in 1822. The land on which the first church was built, and where the cemetery now is at Margaree Centre, was donated to the church by this fine pioneer couple."359
ii
Sophia RICE [QQ256022], born between 1798 and 1801 in Nova Scotia, age 80 in the 1881 Canada census360. She died 15 Feb 1892 at Brooklyn, Kings Co, NY, at the home of her son Rev. J. B. McQuillin131,360.

She married David Parker MCQUILLAN 22 Jul 1818 at Baddeck, Victoria Co, NS, not at St George Church349 {12, #34}. He was born 27 Sep 1792 at Seabrook, NH360, died 2 May 1867 at Mira Bay, Cape Breton Co, NS356 {1803:20},360, was buried at Mira Gut, NS, in Mira Bay Baptist Cemetery360. Occupation: a joiner, in 1818345 {Baddeck district}. He was in the military between 1812 and 1815, during the War of 1812 as a member of the militia of New Hampshire360. He resided 20 Jun 1818 at Wasabackteh, Baddeck, Cape Breton, Canada, where he declared that he had been born in the United States and was a resident for 10 months345 {Division of Baddeck}.


    Children of Beriah RICE Jr and Catherine Ann:
i
Robert Muckford RICE [QQ256009], born 23 Jun 1807, (1805 per Rice Gen'l Register) at Baddeck, Victoria Co, NS361,353,2 {199, 367}. He died 18 Feb 1892 at Little Bras d'Or, NS, at age 87. His obituary said in part: The death of Robert M. RICE occurred at his home, Little Bras d'Or, Cape Breton, Feb. 15, age 87, and his wife, Sarah RICE, also died the following day, age 84. They had been married 62 years. Bro. Rice was born in Baddeck where at the time of his death his father was the only Baptist in the place. Sister Rice was born at Margaree, being the daughter of the late James INGRAHAM of that place. Bro. and Sister Rice were baptized into the membership of the Margaree Baptist Church by Father Dimock during one of his missionary visits to Cape Breton. On their removal to Little Bras d'Or, Bro. and Sister Rice united with the North Sydney Baptist Church during the pastorate of Father Richardson and were at the time of their death, the oldest members of that church. The hospitality of the aged couple was proverbial. Bro. Rice carried on for some years, in addition to farming, a grist mill, a shingle mill and a saw mill. His parents were U.E. Loyalists. The Rices first settled in Digby, N.S. where the Rice family still live. Brier Island was called after Brier RICE, the deceased's father who at that time owned the island. Bro. and Sister Rice had a family of twelve children and ten survive of whom eight, five sons and three daughters, were at the funeral of their parents, seven being at the bedside of their mother when she passed away. The aged husband and wife were interred Sunday, 21st Feb., the caskets being placed side by side in one grave. The day following the burial, information was received of the death at Brooklyn, N.Y. of Bro. Rice's sister, Mrs. McQUILLAN, age 90, widow of Rev. David McQUILLAN and mother of Rev. J.B. McQUILLAN, at whose house she died. Sister McQuillan died on Monday, Bro. Rice on Thursday and Mrs. Rice on Friday, all in one week353,2 {p367},362 {4:1277},131. He was buried at North Sydney, Cape Breton Co, NS, in Lakeside Cemetery56.

He married Sarah Maria INGRAHAM 17 Mar 1830361,2 {199, 367}. She was born in 1808361,353,2 {p367}, died 19 Feb 1892, aged 84y at Little Bras d'Or, NS353,2 {p367},362 {4:1277},131, daughter of James INGRAHAM and Ann MUCKFORD. She was also known as Sarah Margaret337 {p960},2 {p367}. Robert Muckford RICE and Sarah Maria INGRAHAM resided between 1830 and 1838 at Northeast Margaree, Inverness Co, NS, and joined the Baptist church there in 1835361. They resided after 1838 at Little Bras d'Or, Cape Breton Co, NS, and joined the Upper North Sydney Baptist Church by letter of transfer on 15 November 1838361. They were enumerated in 1881 at Ball's Creek District, Cape Breton Co, NS, Robert Rice, male, married, age 75, born Nova Scotia, occ: farmer;
    Sarah Rice, female, married, age 72, born Nova Scotia;
    Mary Rice, female, age 11, born Nova Scotia;
    May McDonald, female, age 20, born Nova Scotia, occ: servant363. They were enumerated in 1891 at Leitches Creek District, Cape Breton Co, NS, Robert Rice, age 85, and his wife Sarah, age 82364 {28:n:18}.
ii
Thomas RICE [QQ256025], born about 1809 in Nova Scotia363.

He married Armenia ROSS. She was born in 1808338 {p24},2 {p199}.
iii
Timothy RICE [QQ268860], born about 2 Nov 1812 at Cape Breton, NS, as calculated from his 1845 marriage record. At his second marriage Timothy declared his mother's name as Ann. Although it is likely that this is the Catherine Ann listed as mother of Robert Muckford Rice, this marriage record is not compelling evidence of Timothy's mother. He died 19 Sep 1846, according to a Cole family Bible154.

He married first, Augusta Damon COLE 30 Dec 1840 at Beverly, MA154 {2:262}. She was baptized 31 Oct 1819 at 2nd Congregational Church, Beverly, MA154, died 26 Jan 1844, aged 24y at Beverly, MA (under the name Rice), from consumption, listed as daughter of the late Jeremiah Cole154, daughter of Jeremiah COLE and Mary DEDMAN.

He married second, Betsy S. PORTER 11 Dec 1845 at Beverly154. She was born about Mar 1819 at Buxton, ME, as calculated from the 1845 marriage record, daughter of Samuel B. PORTER and Dorcas.

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Sarah RICE

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Sarah RICE [QQ3502, w671a] (Beriah4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 16 Aug 1751 at Upton, MA118,45 {p10}, daughter of Beriah RICE and Mary GOODENOW. She died after 1821, as she was named in her husband's will115 {#367}. The birth order of Sarah's children is uncertain. Your author has attempted some order based on the dates of marriages of children and birth dates of grandchildren where known. Also the census for 1768 & 1770 that suggest that there could be not more than two children born before spring 1770.

She married Elias WHEELOCK about 1766 at Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co, NS, as inferred from the 1768 census, in which Elias Wheelock had two males and one female in his household, all American. It seems likely that Elias and Sarah had been married for about two years and the second male was their first son as Sarah Rice's younger brother Joseph was listed separately in the 1768 census. Their first daughter must have been born in or after 1768, not 1766 as given by Ms McCormick. By the 1770 census, Elias had four Americans in his household, most likely Elias, Sarah, and two offspring117 {154, 156},45 {p10}. He was born 17 Apr 1743 at Mendon, MA210, died in 1821115 {#367}, son of Obediah WHEELOCK and Martha SUMNER. He made a will 27 Dec 1819, that named wife: Sarah and children: Sophia the wife of James Eager, Amerit the wife of Samuel Morse, Sumner, Sarah, Elizabeth, Abigail, Ward, Elias and Charles. Granddaughter: Amerit Martyn. Witnesses: Welcome Wheelock and Amariah Wheelock115 {#367}.

    Children of Sarah RICE and Elias WHEELOCK:

i
Elias WHEELOCK [QQ255933]. He died in England337 {254.4}.

He married Mary HOOK. She was thinly documented.
ii
Abigail WHEELOCK [QQ255964], born after 1767 in Nova Scotia117 {p154},337 {254.1}.

She married Michael MARTIN. He was born in United States of America, according to his daughter's 1891 census listing364 {Digby, p. 1}, died in 1859337 {p523}.
iii
Amoret WHEELOCK [QQ255915], born in 1770 at Nictaux, Annapolis Co, NS340.

She married Samuel MORSE Jr 13 Dec 1796 at Nictaux337 {p526},312. He was born about 1768117 {p554}, died before 28 Oct 1843115 {#499}, son of Samuel MORSE and Lydia CHURCH. He made a will 15 Aug 1842 at Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co, NS, which was recorded 28 Oct 1843: LWT of Samuel Morse Sen.(sic), of Annapolis dated 15 Aug 1842. Wife: Amaret. Children: Elias Morse, Samuel Morse, Jun., Major Morse, Martin Morse and Sophia Bent the wife of Stillman S. Bent. Page 4, probate granted to Martin and Major Morse on 28 Oct 1843. Sophia was deceased by 16 Apr 1870, her children: Mary Bent, Harriet Reed the wife of John B. Reed, Jessie Easson wife of Alexander Easson. A John Emslie may have been a son-in-law115 {#499}.
iv
Ward WHEELOCK [QQ256222].

He married Azabah GATES in 1804, (not his birth year, as stated in another entry)337. She was thinly documented, daughter of John GATES.
v
Sophia WHEELOCK [QQ256243].

She married Lt Col James EAGER. He was thinly documented. He resided in 1792 at Annapolis Royal117 {p171}.
vi
Sumner WHEELOCK [QQ255965].

He married Mary WILLETT 2 Mar 1819, (or 1815 per McCormick)337 {254.5},338 {p17}. She was thinly documented.
vii
Sarah WHEELOCK [QQ256084].

She married Elkanah MORTON. He was thinly documented.
viii
Elizabeth WHEELOCK [QQ255971]. She died single, age over 80337 {254.9}.
ix
Charles WHEELOCK [QQ255934], born in 1791337 {p525}.

He married Hannah B. BALTZOR in 1831337 {p525}. She was thinly documented.

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Thomas RICE

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Thomas RICE [QQ2887, w672] (Noah4, Anna3, Edward2, Edmund1) , born 27 Nov 1734, (literally 1734/5) at Westborough, MA57,1 {p63},45 {p24}, son of Noah RICE and Hannah WARREN. He died 21 Apr 1812, aged 74y (sic) at Wiscasset, ME1 {p114},45 {p24},56. He was buried at Wiscasset, in Evergreen Cemetery56. Occupation: a physician. He was for several years the Register of Deeds and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Lincoln; member of the State convention that, on the part of Massachusetts, adopted the Constitution of the United States, and voted for it. He held other offices of trust and responsibility, in all of which he discharged their incumbent duties with ability and integrity1 {p114}. Graduated in 1756 - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA1 {p114}. He resided at Pownalborough (Wiscasset), ME1 {p114}.

He married Rebecca KINGSBURY 16 Jan 1767 at Pownalborough (Wiscasset)1 {63, 114},45 {p24}. She was born 16 Dec 1746 at Newbury, MA (under the name Kingsberry)91, died 19 Aug 1816, aged 68y (under the name Rice)1 {p114},56, was buried at Wiscasset, ME, in Evergreen Cemetery56.

    Children of Thomas RICE and Rebecca KINGSBURY:

i
Thomas RICE [QQ58734, w1514], born 30 Mar 17691 {p114}. He died 25 Aug 1854 at Winslow, ME1 {p190}. Occupation: a State Senator of Mass. before Maine became a State, and was subsequently a member of Congress1 {p190}. Occupation: a counsellor at law, at Winslow1 {p190}. Graduated in 1791 - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA1 {114, 190}. He resided about 1793 at Winslow, ME1 {p190}. Son Thomas was born in his father's 75th year.1 {p190}

He married first, Sarah SWAN 22 Oct 17961 {114, 190}. She was thinly documented.

He married second, Susanna GREENE 16 Feb 1841, Susanna of Winslow, Maine1 {p190}. She was thinly documented, daughter of Col R. H. GREENE. She was living about 18551 {p190}.
ii
Rebecca RICE [QQ60054, w1514a], born 11 Mar 177045 {p24}. She died in 177245 {p24}.
iii
John RICE [QQ60055, w1514b], born 24 Aug 177145 {p24}. He died in 177245 {p24}.
iv
Rebecca RICE [QQ60056, w1514c], born 6 May 177345 {p24}. She died in 177345 {p24}.
v
John RICE [QQ60057, w1514d], born 15 May 177445 {p24}. He died in 179045 {p24}.
vi
William RICE [QQ58736, w1515], born 7 Jan 17761 {p114}. He was living at Bangor, ME, as a merchant, unmarried1 {p114}.
vii
Charles RICE [QQ60058, w1515a], born 21 Nov 177745 {p24}. He died in 177845 {p24}.
viii
Charles RICE [QQ58737, w1516], born 4 Aug 17791 {p114}. He died 22 Dec 18361 {p190}.

He married Miranda HAMMOND 29 Aug 1814, both of Bangor1 {114, 191},45 {p47}. She was born after 1787 at Newton, MA49, died 2 Dec 18341 {p191}, daughter of Capt William HAMMOND and Relief BALDWIN.
ix
Rebecca RICE [QQ58739, w1517], born 9 Mar 17811 {p114}.

She married Rev. Freeman PARKER in 1804, Freeman of Barnstable, Rebecca of Wiscasset1 {114, 191},45 {p47}. He was born 13 Jul 17761 {p191}, died 24 Apr 18541 {p191}. Graduated in 1797 - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA1 {p191}. He was ordained 2 Sep 1801 at Dresden, ME1 {p191}. Rev Freeman Parker resigned his pastoral charge c 1826 at Dresden, ME.1 {p191} He resided after 1826 at Wiscasset, ME1 {p191}.
x
Warren RICE [QQ58741, w1518], born 18 Jan 17831 {p114}. Occupation: a Magistrate, and for more than 20 years, Registrar of Deeds for the County of Lincoln1 {p191}. He was living Nov 18521 {p191}.

He married first, Jane WOOD 27 Jan 18071 {114, 191}. She died 4 Mar 1818 at Wiscasset1 {p191}. According to Ward, they had three children who died in infancy.1 {p192}

He married second, Mary MERRILL 1 Jun 18191 {p191}. She was thinly documented.
xi
Lydia RICE [QQ60059, w1518a], born 29 Sep 178545 {p24}.
xii
Hannah RICE [QQ58743, w1519], born 8 Jan 17861 {p114}.

She married William HOVEY in 1821, William of Boxford1 {p114}. He was thinly documented. They resided at Warren, ME1 {p114}.
xiii
Sophia RICE [QQ58745, w1520], born 2 Mar 17891 {p114}.

She married Jonathan THAYER 12 Sep 1821, Jonathan of Milford, Sophia of Wiscasset, Maine1 {114, 192}. He was born 25 Jan 1779 at Mendon (Milford), MA225,1 {p192}, died 20 Sep 1853 at Camden, ME1 {p192}, son of Elijah THAYER and Sarah ROBINSON. Occupation: admitted to the practice of law after reading, in 18081 {p192}. Occupation: a State Senator, member of the Executive Council, and for seven years Judge of Probate for the County of Waldo1 {p192}. Graduated in 1803 - Brown College, Providence, RI1 {p192}. He resided about 1809 at Dighton, MA1 {p192}. He resided in 1811 at Camden, ME, where he followed his profession and honor to himself1 {p192}. He possessed a vigorous intellect and an amenity of manners, that qualified hem for extensive usefulness, without giving offence to any one; hence he enjoyed the confidence of his fellow citizens, and received the honors they had to bestow.1 {p192}

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