Edmund Rice

M, b. 28 December 1755, d. 14 November 1841
  • Last Edited: 17 Mar 2008
  • Military*: He served in the Provencial Militia during Revolutionary War in 1775 served 8 months service, Russell's Company, Brewer's Regiment, from Sudbury.

Family: Abigail Cutting

Deacon Edmund Rice

M, b. 1594, d. 3 May 1663

Edmund Rice homestead, East Sudbury, Massachusetts
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2010
  • Note: Twice in the 20th century nationally recognized research genealogists have attempted to determine the parents and ancestors of Edmund Rice. Mary Lovering Holman described the negative result of her search for records in the parishes near Stanstead and Sudbury, Suffolk County, England in "English Notes on Edmund Rice … ", The American Genealogist, Volume 10 (1933/34), pp. 133 - 137. Mrs. Holman is considered by many to be one of the best research genealogists in the 20th century. In 1997 the Edmund Rice (1638) Association commissioned Dr. Joanna Martin, a nationally recognized research genealogist who lives in England only a few miles from Stanstead and Sudbury to search again for records of Edmund Rice's parents. Dr. Martin reported in 1999 that she found no record that identified Edmund's parents or ancestral line.

    Several authors of published works and computer data sets have claimed names for Edmund Rice's parents. Regrettably they have not given sources that would assist in definitive genealogical research. For example, the Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index, two popular computer data sets widely distributed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, offer parent candidates that include: Henry Rice and Margaret Baker, Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost, Thomas Rice and Catherine Howard, and Thomas Rice and Elizabeth Frost.

    From Mrs. Holman's paper we have an excellent record of one Henry Rice's marriage to Elizabeth Frost in November 1605 at Stanstead. Mrs. Holman also documents the baptism of Edmund's first child on 23 August 1619 at Stanstead. If this is the Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost to which the LDS records refer, the LDS records must be erroneous. Our researchers have not been able to find records that support any Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost, Henry Rice and Margaret Baker, Thomas Rice and Catherine Howard, or Thomas Rice and Elizabeth Frost as parents of Edmund Rice.

    A scholarly investigation by Donald Lines Jacobus, considered by many as the dean of modern American genealogy, appeared in The American Genealogist, Volume 11, (1936), pp. 14-21. Jacobus traced many of the false accounts to the book by Dr. Charles Elmer Rice entitled "By the Name of Rice … ", privately published by Dr. Rice at Alliance, Ohio in 1911.

    Edmund Rice deposed in a court document on 3 April 1656 that he was about 62 years old. Sudbury, England includes three parishes, two of which do not have complete records for the years near 1594, which is Edmund's most likely birth year. Thus, if he were born in Sudbury, England his records have been lost and we may never know his origin.

    In his address to the 1999 annual meeting of the Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Gary Boyd Roberts, Senior Researcher, New England Historic Genealogical Society, reviewed all of the genealogical sleuthing on Edmund's parentage. Mr. Roberts is well known for his research on royal lineage. He concluded that there was no evidence whatsoever that supports the published accounts of Edmund Rice's parents and no evidence that Edmund Rice was from a royal lineage.

    The Edmund Rice (1638) Association is very interested in proving the ancestry of Edmund Rice. The Association encourages anyone who can identify a primary source that names Edmund and his parents to identify that source. Records of a baptism, estate probate, or land transaction naming Edmund and his parents are the most likely records to contain that proof.

    Until someone can cite such a record, the Association must state emphatically that Edmund Rice's parents and ancestry are not known and that Edmund Rice's descendants can not claim royal ancestry.
  • Residence*: He resided in 1627 at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire County, England.
  • Immigration*: He immigrated in 1639 to Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; was from Barkhamstead in Co. Herts, and of the first sett. 1639, appoint. to lay out the planta. freem. 13 May 1640, and among proprs. that yr. is a wid. Rice, perhaps his mo. was rep. in Oct. foll. and 1643, deac. and selectman.
  • Note*: He "as a prominent man in the settlement. He early owned lands in and out of the town, some of which came by grant of the General Court. His first dwelling-place at Sudbury was on the old north street. Sept. 1, 1642, he sold this place to John Moore, and Sept. 13 of the same year leased for six years the Dunster Farm, which lay just east of Cochituate Pond. He bought of the widow Mary Axdell six acres of land and her dwelling-house, which were in the south part of town, and some years afterwards he bought of Philemon Whale his house and nine acres of land near "the spring" and adjacent to the Axdell place; and these taken together, in part at least, formed the old Rice homestead, not far from the "Five Paths." This old homestead remained in the Rice family for generations. Edmund sold it to Edmund, his son, who passed it to his sons John and Edmund, and afterwards John transferred his share of it to his brother Edmund, by whom it passed to others of the family, who occupied it till within the last half century. On Sept. 26, 1647, Mr. Rice leased the "Gover Farm" and what is now Weston; and June 24, 1659, the "Dunster Farm" was purchased by Mr. Rice and his son. He was one of the substantial men of the Sudbury plantation. He was a freeman May 13, 1640, and was one of the committee appointed by the Colonial Court, Sept. 4, 1639, to apportion land to the inhabitants. He served as selectman from 1639 to 1644, and was deputy to the General Court several successive years. He was prominent in the settlement of Marlboro, for which he was a petitioner in 1656. The Rice family in Sudbury have been numerous , and the name has been frequently mentioned on the town books." Quoted from the Annals of Sudbury, Wayland, and Maynard, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Note: He As reported later in this account of Edmund Rice, no record of his birth or christening has been found.1 Deacon Edmund Rice married 1st Thomasine Frost, daughter of Edward Frost and Thomasine Belgrave, on 15 October 1618 at St Marys Church, Bury St Edmunds, co Suffolk, England.3,2,4,5 Deacon Edmund Rice married Mercy Hurd (?) on 1 March 1655/56 at Sudbury, MA; (literally 1655) registered as Mary Brigham.2,6 Deacon Edmund Rice died on 3 May 1663 at Sudbury, MA; (not found in the published records).1,2 He was buried at Old Burying Ground, Wayland, MA; One possible site of the grave is marked by a monument designed by Arthur Wallace Rice of Boston, MA. It was dedicated by the Edmund Rice Association on 29 August 1914. A boulder with a bronze tablet was also erected by the Association and it marks Edmund's homestead on the Old Connecticut Path in Wayland.2
    He and Thomasine Frost resided in 1627 at Berkhamstead, co Hertfordshire, England.7,8
    In 1638 Edmund Rice acquired 4 acres in then Sudbury (now Wayland) and laid out in the fall of that year. He was one of the first to build in the area. According to Massachusetts Colonial Records, Volume 1, page 271, on 4 September 1639 Edmund Rice was one of the committee appointed by the Massachusetts General Court to lay out the land in Sudbury.
    Edmund Rice's house was situated on the "Old North Street", near Mill brook. He received his proportion of "Meadowlands", which were divided "to the present inhabitants" under dates of 4 September 1639, 20 April, and 18 November 164-, his share being 42 1/2 acres. He shared in all the division of Uplands and Commons - the total number of acres which fell to his lot, as an original inhabitant, was 247.9,10

    Deacon Edmund Rice was a Selectman in 1644 and subsequent years; a Deacon of the church in 1648, and, in 1656, one of the petitioners for a new plantation that became known as Marlborough at Sudbury, MA.11 He was designated a Freeman on 13 May 1640 at Massachusetts.12,13 Edmund Rice was recorded as being present as a Deputy at the Massachusetts General Court (legislative assembly) in Boston on 7 October 1640.14 On 2 June 1641 at Boston Edmund Rice was appointed an assosiate(sic) for the Courts and comission'r for the toune (sic) of Sudberry (sic).15 He was a deputy to the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (the Massachusetts legislature) representing the Town of Sudbury, serving on 27 May 1652, 18 May 1653, and 3 May 1654 between 1652 and 1654 at Boston, MA.16 He resided after 1656 at Marlborough, MA, lived on "The Great Road" on the northerly side of the pond (Cochituate Pond), not far from Williams Tavern. The pond is also spelled Wachittuate, Caochituet, Chochichawicke, Coijchawicke, Catchchauitt, Charchittawick, Katchetuit, Cochichawauke, or Cochichowicke.17
    Twice in the 20th century nationally recognized research genealogists have attempted to determine the parents and ancestors of Edmund Rice. Mary Lovering Holman described the negative result of her search for records in the parishes near Stanstead and Sudbury, Suffolk County, England in “English Notes on Edmund Rice”, The American Genealogist, Volume 10 (1933/34), pp. 133 - 137. Mrs Holman is considered by many to be one of the best research genealogists in the 20th century. In 1997 the Edmund Rice (1638) Association commissioned Dr. Joanna Martin, a nationally recognized research genealogist who lives in Hitcham, Suffolk, England, only a few miles from Stanstead and Sudbury, to search again for records of Edmund Rice's parents. Dr. Martin reported in 1999 that she found no record that identified Edmund's parents or ancestral line.
    Several authors of published works and computer data sets have claimed names for Edmund Rice's parents. Regrettably they have not given sources that would assist in definitive genealogical research. For example, the Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index, two popular computer data sets widely distributed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, offer parent candidates that include: Henry Rice and Margaret Baker, Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost, Thomas Rice and Catherine Howard, and Thomas Rice and Elizabeth Frost.
    From Mrs. Holman's paper we have an excellent record of one Henry Rice's marriage to Elizabeth Frost in November 1605 at Stanstead. Mrs. Holman also documents the baptism of Edmund's first child on 23 August 1619 at Stanstead. If this is the Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost to which the LDS records refer, the LDS records must be erroneous. Our researchers have not been able to find records that support any Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost, Henry Rice and Margaret Baker, Thomas Rice and Catherine Howard, or Thomas Rice and Elizabeth Frost as parents of Edmund Rice.
    A scholarly investigation by Donald Lines Jacobus, considered by many as the dean of modern American genealogy, appeared in The American Genealogist, volume 11, (1936), pp. 14-21 and was reprinted in the fall of 1968 and the winter of 1998 issues of Newsletter of the Edmund Rice (1638) Association. Jacobus traced many of the false accounts to the book by Dr. Charles Elmer Rice entitled "By the Name of Rice”, privately published by Dr. Rice at Alliance, Ohio in 1911.
    Sudbury, England includes three parishes, two of which do not have complete records for the years near 1594, which is Edmund's most likely birth year. Edmund Rice deposed in a court document on 3 April 1656 that he was about 62 years old. Thus, if he were born in Sudbury his records have been lost and we may never know his origin.
    In his address to the 1999 annual meeting of the Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Gary Boyd Roberts, Senior Researcher, New England Historic Genealogy Society, reviewed all of the genealogical sleuthing on Edmund's parentage. Mr. Roberts is well known for his research on royal lineage. He concluded that there was no evidence whatsoever that supports the published accounts of Edmund Rice's parents and no evidence that Edmund Rice was from a royal lineage.
    The Edmund Rice (1638) Association is very interested in proving the ancestry of Edmund Rice. The association encourages anyone who can identify a primary source that names Edmund and his parents to identify that source. Records of a baptism, estate probate, or land transaction naming Edmund and his parents are the most likely records to contain that proof. Until someone can cite such a record, the association must state emphatically that Edmund Rice's parents and ancestry are not known and that Edmund Rice's descendants can not claim royal ancestry.18,19,20
    [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, p. 5.
    [S3] Rice Gen'l Register, p. 1.
    [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family.
    [S258] Harold F Porter, "The Strutt Ancestry of Thomasine Frost", p. 166.
    [S1171] Letter, Dr Joanna Martin to Dr Robert V Rice, 13 November 1997.
    [S2365] Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records, p. 258.
    [S53] Mary Lovering Holman, "TAG, Vol. X, Notes on Edmund Rice", p. 136.
    [S120] David Kent Young, Young, Siobhan Eddy.
    [S228] Josiah H Temple, Framingham Families, pp. 680-681.
    [S1150] Nathaniel B Shurtleff, Massachuestts colonial records, vol. I, p. 271.
    [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, p. 1.
    [S233] Lucius R. Paige, Freemen of Massachusetts.
    [S1150] Nathaniel B Shurtleff, Massachuestts colonial records, vol. I, p. 377.
    [S1150] Nathaniel B Shurtleff, Massachuestts colonial records, vol. I, p. 301.
    [S1150] Nathaniel B Shurtleff, Massachuestts colonial records, vol. I, p. 328.
    [S1150] Nathaniel B Shurtleff, Massachuestts colonial records, vol. 3, pp. 259, 297, 340.
    [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, p. 2.
    [S53] Mary Lovering Holman, "TAG, Vol. X, Notes on Edmund Rice", pp. 133 - 137.
    [S60] D. L Jacobus, TAG - 11, pp. 14 - 21.
    [S61] Mary Lovering Holman, The American Genealogist, p. 227.

Family 1: Thomasine Frost b. 11 Aug 1600, d. 13 Jun 1654

Family 2: Mercy Hurd b. c 1615, d. 28 Dec 1693

Deacon Edmund Rice

M, b. 13 August 1785
  • Last Edited: 22 Jul 2007

Family: Abigail Maynard

General Edmund Rice

M, b. 2 December 1842, d. 20 July 1906

Federal (USV)
Captain
Edmund Rice
(1842 - 1906)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Last Edited: 20 Mar 2011
  • Birth*: General Edmund Rice was born on 2 December 1842 at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage*: He married Elizabeth Huntington on 14 June 1881 at Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Death*: General Edmund Rice died on 20 July 1906 at Greenwood, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • Obituary: "GEN. EDMUND RICE DEAD. Expires Suddenly In a Hammock at His Massachusetts Home. Special to The New York Times.
    Boston, July 20, Brig, Gen Edmund Rice, United States Army, died very suddenly to-night while sitting in a hammock on the piazza of his house in Wakefield.
    Brig. Gen. Rice was born in Massachusetts Dec. 2, 1841. At the age of 19 he was commissioned a Captain in the first Fourteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, and remained with that regiment until it was disbanded in 1861. He was engaged in many of the notable battles of the civil war and was thrice wounded.
    In July, 1863, he was made Lieutenant Colonel of the Nineteenth Massachusetts.
    He invented the Rice trowel for the army and the Rice stacking swivel and knife intrenching bayonett now in use. In 1874 he took command of an expedition against the Ute Indians, near Spanish Peaks, Col., and in 1876 was in a campaign the Sioux INdians in Montana.
    Gen. Rice was a member of the Medal of Honor Legion, Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Union Veteran Legion, Grand Army of the Republic, Society of the Prisoners of War, Society of the Sons of the Amereican Revolution, and the Society of 1812.
    NOTE: Copied as written. E. Don Wilt.
  • Military*: He served in the Union Army during Civil War in 1861 a Captain with the 19th Massachusetts Volunteers, in 1861; Colonel, 1864; Major and Lt. Colonel (brevits) for gallant service; and Brig. General. He served at Antietam, Gettysburg and the Wilderness.4 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Cambridge, MA; aged 38y, listed as an Army officer, living with his brother George.5

    Before the Antietam Campaign:
    After just under 3 years at college, he served on the crew of a sailing ship and voyaged to the Asian Pacific.1 At the outbreak of the War he enlisted as Captain in the 3-month 14th Massachusetts, and in August 1861 was commissioned Captain in the 19th Massachusetts. 2

    In the Antietam Campaign:
    He was wounded in the leg by artillery fire at Antietam.1,3

    The remainder of the War:
    He was commissioned major on October 1, 1862,2 and led the regiment at Gettysburg. He was wounded there, and received the Medal of Honor for his bravery and leadership at the battle.

    He was again wounded, then captured, at the "Bloody Angle" at Spottsylvania in May 1864 but escaped from his captors enroute to prison and walked 400 miles to get back to Federal lines.3 He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 27 July 1864, and honorably mustered out of the Volunteer service 30 June 1865, still in command of the 19th.2

    During the War he was cited at least 3 times, by brevet, for gallant service at Antietam, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness.2

    After the War:
    In July 1866 he was appointed 1st Lieutenant in the 40th US Infantry (Regular Army). He was assigned to the 5th Infantry 31 Dec 1870, serving as Regimental Adjutant (5 July 1879 to 10 Mar 1883). He made Captain 10 March 1883. He was appointed Lt Colonel and Inspector General in the US Volunteers during the Spanish-American War on 9 May 1898, and Colonel of the 6th Massachusetts Vol. Infantry 9 Aug 1898. He was promoted to Colonel of the 26th US Volunteer Infantry 5 July 1899, and again discharged from the Volunteers 13 May 1901.

    Meanwhile he had received appointment as Major, USA, in the 3rd US Infantry as of August 1898 and as Lt Colonel of the 2nd US 2 Feb 1901. He was Colonel of the 19th US Infantry on 5 May 1902. He retired from the Army in 1903 as a Brigadier General [date of commission?].2

    References, Sources, and other notes:
    Photograph above is from the USAMHI, as published by Davis,4 who misidentifies Rice's unit as the 17th Michigan.

    The USAMHI has at least one more photo of Rice in its Collection, a full standing pose.5 Rice is also featured in the Dale Gallon historical painting of the Battle of Gettysburg called "Clubs Are Trumps!"

    Birth Date: 12/2/1842 Place of Birth: Cambridge, MA
    College: Norwich University (VT), Class of 1860
    Death Date: 7/20/1906 Death Place: Boston, MA Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, VA


    Notes

    1 Nitch, Steven, Brigadier General Edmund Rice, Published c. 1999, first accessed 01 January 2000, [AotW citation 457]

    2 Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pp. 426-427 [AotW citation 458]

    3 Poirier, Robert G., By The Blood Of Our Alumni: Norwich University Citizen-Soldiers In The Army of the Potomac, Mason City (Ia): Savas Publishing, 1998 [AotW citation 459]

    4 Davis, William C., editor, and William A. Frassanito, photographic consultant, Touched by Fire: Photographic Portrait of the Civil War, 2 vol, single cover, New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 1997, pg. 262 [AotW citation 460]

    5 US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), American Civil War (ACW) photographs, Military History Institute Photograph Database, Published c. 1998, first accessed 01 January 2005, , Source page: ID# RG98S-CWP13.105 [AotW citation 461].
    http://aotw.org/officers.php?officer_id=962

Deacon Edmund (2) Rice

M, b. 9 December 1653, d. 25 September 1719
  • Last Edited: 25 May 2011
  • Note*: He Deacon Edmund Rice was born on 9 December 1653 at Sudbury, MA.4,2,5 He was the son of Deacon Edward Rice and Agnes Bent. Deacon Edmund Rice married Joyce Russell, daughter of William Russell and Martha (?), on 13 October 1680 at Sudbury, MA.6,2,7 Deacon Edmund Rice died on 25 September 1719 at Sudbury, MA.8,2,9
    Edmund Rice was a member of the church at Sudbury where he was a Deacon. He represented the Town of Sudbury in the Massachusetts General Court (legislative assembly) in 1707 at Boston, MA.10
    On 6 June 1710 John Rice surrendered to his brother Edmund Rice, by deed, all his right to land "by the spring, and on which some part of Deacon Edmund Rice's house then stood"
    "... at the request of Mr. John Rice and Deacon Edmund Rice, we have stated a way from John Rice's house by the southerly side of Deacon Edmund's house to THE SPRING, May 10, 1710.
    Signed
    John BrighamHopestill BrownDavid Haynes
    Thomas FrinkJohn Balcom Selectmen.10 On 14 Nov 1718 Edmund and Joyce Rice convey to their son Jason: "...for love and good will, convey unto our son Jason Rice, all of Sudbury," their homestead, viz: "half the house, half the barn, two-thirds of the meadow land, orchard and pastures."8 The inventory of his estate, £451.1.0, was taken by Jonathan Rice, Richard Parks, and Edward Sherman on 19 November 1719. On 24 November 1719, Samuel Abbot and Joyce his wife; Joseph Parmenter and Lydia his wife; and William Rice and Martha his wife "convey all our right to Hon'd father Edmund Rice's estate in Sudbury or elsewhere to our brother, Jason Rice."8
    [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, pp. 6, 17 - 19.
    [S2] Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, p. 2.
    [S3] Rice Gen'l Register, p. 2.
    [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, p. 6.
    [S2365] Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records.
    [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, p. 17, 19.
    [S2365] Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records, p. 258.
  • Land Transaction*: He and Deacon Edward Rice were Edward and Agnes Rice gave to their son, Edmund Rice of Sudbury, half of the farm lying within the bounds of Sudbury, "near the spring". (Edward has purchased som of this land from his father Edmund and some of the land from his brother Benjamin. John Rice of Sudbury, a brother of Edmund, had the choice half.) Deed recorded August 16, 1734 on 1 April 1686 at Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Family: Joyce Russell

Edna Rice

F, b. 13 August 1911
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Edna Rice was born on 13 August 1911.

Edna Mae Rice

F, b. 26 May 1915, d. 20 February 1982

Edna Mae Rice
  • Last Edited: 23 Apr 2017
  • Birth*: Edna Mae Rice was born on 26 May 1915.
  • Marriage*: She married Frank Joseph Bialek on 15 March 1941 at DeWitt County, Texas.
  • Death*: Edna Mae Bialek died on 20 February 1982 at Yoakum, Texas, at age 66
  • Burial1*: and was buried at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.
  • (Witness) Census1930: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Oliver Rice's household.

Family: Frank Joseph Bialek b. 22 Dec 1910, d. 6 Sep 1952

Edward Rice

M, b. 29 June 1672, d. 20 July 1741
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Edward Rice was born on 29 June 1672.
  • Marriage*: He married Lydia Fairbanks on 25 May 1702.
  • Death*: Edward Rice died on 20 July 1741 at age 69.

Deacon Edward Rice

M, b. 26 October 1622, d. 15 August 1712
  • Last Edited: 25 May 2011
  • Birth: Deacon Edward Rice was born in 1618 at Barkhamstead, England.
  • Christening*: He was christened on 26 October 1622 at Stanstead, Suffolk County, England, 26th per TAG, 20th per Rice Gen'l Register, under the name of Rise. Name given as Edmund, not Edward. Nonetheless, the ERA is convinced that Edward was the child baptised (and of course born) that year, and that he exaggerrated his age in later life.
  • Marriage*: He married Agnes Bent, daughter of John Bent and Martha (?), circa 1647.
  • Death*: Deacon Edward Rice died on 15 August 1712 at Marlborough, Massachusetts, at age 89 at about age 93. A 1712 obituary in the Boston News Letter gave the death year as 1711 and said he had been born in Berkhamstead in 1618. It also said he had 142 descendants at that time, of which 119 were living. It further said that Edward's brother Henry, who had died in Framingham in 1711, had a similarly large number of dsecendants.
  • Land Transaction*: He was in 1655 at Two Mile Grant.
  • Residence*: He resided in 1664 at Marlborough, Massachusetts; where he was a Deacon of the church.
  • Note: He declared age 47 in a paper filed in court on 2 October 1666 at Middlesex, Cambridge County, Massachusetts.
  • Land Transaction*: He and Deacon Edmund (2) Rice were Edward and Agnes Rice gave to their son, Edmund Rice of Sudbury, half of the farm lying within the bounds of Sudbury, "near the spring". (Edward has purchased som of this land from his father Edmund and some of the land from his brother Benjamin. John Rice of Sudbury, a brother of Edmund, had the choice half.) Deed recorded August 16, 1734 on 1 April 1686 at Sudbury, Massachusetts.
  • Note: Deacon Edward Rice elected Deacon in 1687 at Sudbury, Massachusetts.
  • Tax Rolls*: Assessed 8s'7d 1688 Marlborough, Massachusetts.
  • Note: He was questioned in court - aged 70y in 1692.

Family: Agnes Bent b. 12 Dec 1631, d. 1 Jun 1713

Edward Lee Rice

M, b. 30 June 1878, d. 30 October 1953

siblings: Eddie, Maggie, Ellen, Fannie, Claude, Ira Rice

  • Last Edited: 5 Oct 2016
  • Birth*: Edward Lee Rice was born on 30 June 1878.
  • Marriage*: He married Lucille Felton Haray.
  • Death*: Edward Lee Rice died on 30 October 1953 at age 75.
  • (Witness) Census1880: The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Asa Samuel Rice's household; age 33, wife Meary J, age 31; children Mary E, 10; Ann Elizabeth, 9; Oliver James, 7; Hermana Magdeline, 4; Edward Lee, 2.
  • Occupation*: Edward Lee Rice was an oil field worker in the Falfurrias area.

Family: Lucille Felton Haray

Effie Justin "E. J." Rice

M, b. 1 October 1887, d. 9 September 1973
  • Last Edited: 10 Mar 2017
  • Occupation*: He was a U. S. Postal Service letter carrier in DeWitt County, retired in 1957 after 39 years service.
  • (Witness) Census1900: The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of William Henry "Roane" Rice's household; Rice, William, head, w/m/Apr 1857/43, married 17 years, born Texas, father born Ohio, mother born New York, farmer, owned house, Mary E., wife, w/f/Aug 1858/41, 7 children, 6 living, born Texas, parents Germany, Jessie J., son, w/m/May 1885/15, born Texas, Effie J., son, w/m/Oct 1887/12, born Texas, Salina, daughter, w/f/July 1890/9, born Texas, Amelia, daughter, w/f/Feb 1893/7, born Texas, Eugene H. w/m/6 born Texas, Eva A. Harmes, niece, w/f/Sept 1889/11, born Texas, parents born Germany, John M. Ruston, grandfather, w/m/Aug 1817/82, born North Carolina, parents born Tennessee.
  • Occupation: Effie Justin "E. J." Rice was a school teacher at Center School #1 in DeWitt County for $55 per month in 1912.

Family: Bertha Pierce b. 23 May 1895, d. 1987

Eleazer Rice

M, b. 16 May 1692, d. after 1767
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2008

Eleazer Rice

M, b. 1709
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Elisha Rice

M, b. 2 December 1690, d. 10 March 1789
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Family: Martha Rice

Elisha Rice

M, b. 4 December 1679, d. before 19 October 1761
  • Father: Thomas Rice b. 26 Jan 1625/26, d. 16 Nov 1681
  • Mother: Mary King b. 1630, d. 22 Mar 1714/15
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Elisha Rice was born on 4 December 1679.
  • Death*: He died before 19 October 1761.

Elizabeth Rice

F, b. 2 October 1736
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Rice was born on 2 October 1736.

Elizabeth Rice

F, b. 26 October 1656, d. 22 December 1727
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Rice was born on 26 October 1656.
  • Marriage*: She married Peter Haynes on 2 January 1677.
  • Death*: Elizabeth Rice died on 22 December 1727 at age 71.

Family: Peter Haynes

Ellizabeth Rice

F, b. 9 December 1697, d. 28 December 1775
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Family: Ephraim How

Elnathan Rice

M, b. 28 January 1697/98, d. 28 October 1716
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Elva Eva Rice

F, b. 5 March 1907, d. 15 August 1987

Elva Eva (Rice) and Bill Gibson probably 1938
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2012

Family: Dwaine Lockwood b. 7 Dec 1905

Ephriam Rice

M, b. 28 October 1735, d. 1810
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • (Witness) Will: He witnessed the will of Azariah Rice on 8 July 1772 at Worcester County, Massachusetts; Volume 15, page 293-296
    Will: Azariah Rice, July 8, 1772

    In the name of God Amen. The eighth day of July, one thousand seven hundred & seventy two: I Azariah Rice of Brookfield in the County of Worcester & Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, being in health and of sound disposing mind & memory, thanks be given to God but calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing that all men must once die, do make this my last will and testament, that is to say, first of all I give & I recommend my soul into the hand of God who gave it, & my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor hereafter named, not doubting but at the General resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the Mighty power of God-And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise & dispose of the same in the following manner & form.
    I?. My will is that all my just debts & funeral charges paid by my Executors out of my estate.
    Item. I give & bequeath to my son Benj’n. About two acres of half of meadow more or less as the same is in the southerly side (illegible illegible) Pond, bounded all round by (illegible) & said Pond which is his full part with what I have given him heretofore.
    Item. I give and bequeath to my son Oliver, one half part of four acres of meadow for quantity & quality, lying near Pine Hill, be it more or less as per Brookfield Book of record. I also give him more, viz. two acres of meadow at Bartlett’s Point (so called) be it more or less, as per record.
    Item. I give & bequeath to my son Jonas one half part of four acres of meadow near Pine Hill, be it more or less as per record.
    Item. I give & bequeath to my son Ephraim one half part of my house where I now live with the building thereon both for quantity & quality with all my husbandry tools and living stock of creatures of every kind I shall die seized of as the name is bounded southwesterly part on Jonas Rice & part on Elisha Rice, west on Cyprian Rice and four acres of my own land here after mentioned on a town road. Northerly on a town road. Easterly part on (Ralph’s ?) land & part on south pond southerly, southerly on John Rice his land. Said homelot lyes on both sides a town road & contains in the whole about one hundred acres, more four acres lying on the northerly side a town road, more or less as per record. I also give him ten acres of meadow on Qualange River bound on north on the river, south & east on Josiah Partredge, west on Bartlett’s Point. I give him more viz my part in the Meeting house and all my wearing apparel with all the money which is due or coming to me from my late brother Mattathias Rice deceased his estate with all my money I shall die seized & possessed of. Said bequests are on the conditions following viz. That the said Ephraim improve the half heretofore bequeathed in a good husband-like manner during my life & deliverance yearly the whole produce of the same of every sort affordance to be to my sole use & disposal. And also to provide for my comfortable support in sickness & health during my natural life if I stand in need & at my death to give a decent Christian burial. And also pay out the legacies hereafter mentioned to his two sisters & my granddaughter.
    Item. I give & bequeath to my daughter’s Miriam & Mary in equal parts all my household goods of every sort & name, as iron, (illegible) pewter, wood, bed & bedding, linen & woolen of every sort & whatever else of indoor moveable not mentioned by name. And ten shilling money to each of them. And to Mary one milking cow to be paid by my executor at my decease.
    Item. I give, bequeath to my granddaughter Zerciah Sanford, one heifer two years old, to be delivered to her by my executor within six months after my decease.
    Item. I constitute my son Ephr. Rice, sole executor to this my last will and testament. And I utterly disallow & disannul all & every other former or other wills, legacies and bequests or Executors by me made, willed or bequeathed. Ratifying & conforming this and no other to be my last will & testament.
    In witness whereof I have put my hand & seal, the day & year above written.
    Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & declared said Azariah Rice as his last will & testament in the presence of these subscribers: Wm Ayres, William Ayres Jr, Benjamin Ayers.
    Azariah Rice (seal)

    Worcester ss. To all people to whom these presents shall come, Levi Lincoln, Judge of the Probate of wills, in the County of Worcester, within the State of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, sendeth Greeting.
    Know ye, that on the seventh day of September, anno domini 1779. The instrument herewith annexed purporting the last will & testament of Azariah Rice, late of Brookfield in the County aforesaid, deceased, was presented for probate by Ephraim Rice the executor herein named. Then present William Ayres & Benjamin Ayers, two of the witnesses of the hereto described who made oath that they saw the said testator sign seal & heard him declare the said instrument to be his last will & testament & that they with the other subscribing witnesses subscribed their names together as witnesses to the execution thereof in the said testator’s presence and that he was this to the best of their judgement, of sound & disposing mind:
    I do prove, approve & allow of the said instrument as the last will & testament of the before name deceased and do commit that the administration thereof in all matters the same (illegible) & of his estate whereof he died seized & possessed in said County unto Ephraim Rice the before named executor work faithfully to execute the said will, and to administer the estate of the said deceased according thereto, who accepted of his said inst. and he shall render an inventory of said estate into the Probate office according to law, and he shall render an amount upon oath of his proceeding when thereunto lawfully required.
    In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal of office this day & year above written. Levil Lincoln, J. prob.
    Entered from the original, Josiah Wheeler Regr.

Family: Thankful Walker d. 5 Nov 1701

Ephriam Rice

M, b. 15 April 1665, d. 25 October 1732
  • Father: Thomas Rice b. 26 Jan 1625/26, d. 16 Nov 1681
  • Mother: Mary King b. 1630, d. 22 Mar 1714/15
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Ephriam Rice was born on 15 April 1665.
  • Marriage*: He married Hannah Livermore on 21 February 1689.
  • Death*: Ephriam Rice died on 25 October 1732 at age 67.

Ephriam Rice

M
  • Last Edited: 6 Aug 2006

Escar J. (Beck) Rice

M, b. 28 August 1913, d. 20 May 1997

Escar J. "Beck" Rice
  • Last Edited: 18 Oct 2016
  • Birth*: Escar J. (Beck) Rice was born on 28 August 1913 at DeWitt County, Texas.
  • Marriage*: He married Vacie (?); 2nd marriage.
  • Marriage: Escar J. (Beck) Rice married Vera Quinn.
  • Divorce*: Escar J. (Beck) Rice and Vera Quinn were divorced in 1972.
  • Death*: Escar J. (Beck) Rice died on 20 May 1997 at Lavaca County, Texas, at age 83.
  • (Witness) Census1930: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Daniel Oliver Rice's household.
  • Military*: Escar J. (Beck) Rice served in the U. S. Army during World War II.

Family: Vacie (?) d. 1949

Esther Rice

F, b. 18 September 1665, d. 11 February 1737
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Esther Rice was born on 18 September 1665.
  • Marriage*: She married Daniel Hubbard on 1 November 1683.
  • Death*: Esther Rice died on 11 February 1737 at age 71.

Ethel Ruby "Goldie" Rice

F, b. 14 January 1900, d. 14 May 1963

Ethel "Goldie" Rice

  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2017
  • Birth*: Ethel Ruby "Goldie" Rice was born on 14 January 1900 at Stratton, DeWitt County, Texas.
  • Marriage*: She married Vawdry Burtram Graham.
  • Death*: Ethel Ruby "Goldie" Graham died on 14 May 1963 at Houston at age 63 informant was husband, Vawdry Graham;
    cause of death - acute cerebral hemorrhange, severe and hypertension
  • Burial1*: and was buried at Brookside Cemetery.
  • (Witness) Census1900: The 1900 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Oren Adelbert Rice's household; Rice, Oren A., head, w/m/July 1855/49, married 25 years, born Texas, father born Ohio, mother born Pen or Ten.

Family: Vawdry Burtram Graham b. 7 Jun 1892, d. 21 May 1972

Eugene Herman Rice

M, b. 16 September 1894, d. 1 August 1960
  • Last Edited: 12 Oct 2016
  • Note*: Per Kraig Rice's interview with Truman C. Rice: Eugene & Dora Rice had a trunk in the attic of their old house filled with family records, old letters, and information of all kinds concerning the family tree. Then they built a new house next to their old house. They had to transfer everything from the old to the new house. They put the trunk on a bonfire they had going to burn up trash. That was an immeasurable loss.
  • (Witness) Census1900: The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of William Henry "Roane" Rice's household; Rice, William, head, w/m/Apr 1857/43, married 17 years, born Texas, father born Ohio, mother born New York, farmer, owned house, Mary E., wife, w/f/Aug 1858/41, 7 children, 6 living, born Texas, parents Germany, Jessie J., son, w/m/May 1885/15, born Texas, Effie J., son, w/m/Oct 1887/12, born Texas, Salina, daughter, w/f/July 1890/9, born Texas, Amelia, daughter, w/f/Feb 1893/7, born Texas, Eugene H. w/m/6 born Texas, Eva A. Harmes, niece, w/f/Sept 1889/11, born Texas, parents born Germany, John M. Ruston, grandfather, w/m/Aug 1817/82, born North Carolina, parents born Tennessee.
  • Military*: Eugene Herman Rice served during World War I serial # 1832801; served on the U.S.S. Georgia.
  • Occupation*: He was an electrician.

Family 1: Norene Dubose

Family 2: Deborah Lorette "Dora" Owen b. 4 Jun 1901, d. 25 Nov 1987

Eunice Rice

F, b. 25 December 1759
  • Father: Oliver Rice b. 7 Nov 1726, d. 23 Mar 1812
  • Mother: Lucy Rice b. 12 Feb 1732, d. 26 Mar 1809
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Eunice Rice was born on 25 December 1759.

Eunice Rice

F, b. 3 May 1688
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Birth*: Eunice Rice was born on 3 May 1688.

Fannie Angeline Rice

F, b. 18 September 1885, d. 23 March 1943

Fannie (Rice) Tucker

  • Last Edited: 17 Jan 2018
  • (Witness) Census1900: The 1900 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Asa Samuel Rice's household; head/w/m/Sept/1846/53/married 31 years, born Texas, father born England, mother born Texas, farmer, home owned.
  • Occupation: Fannie Angeline Tucker was a nurse. at Belton.