Abigail Maynard

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     Abigail Maynard married Deacon Edmund Rice, son of Edmund Rice and Abigail Cutting, on 5 October 1809 at Sudbury, Massachusetts.

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Deacon Edmund Rice b. 13 Aug 1785
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Moses Maynard Rice

M, b. 12 May 1811, d. 14 February 1861
FatherDeacon Edmund Rice b. 13 Aug 1785
MotherAbigail Maynard
     Moses Maynard Rice was born on 12 May 1811 at Brighton, Massachusetts. He married Eliza (Ethel) Damon on 31 January 1834. Moses Maynard Rice died on 14 February 1861 at Cambridge, Massachusetts, at age 49.

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Eliza (Ethel) Damon
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Eliza (Ethel) Damon

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     Eliza (Ethel) Damon married Moses Maynard Rice, son of Deacon Edmund Rice and Abigail Maynard, on 31 January 1834.

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Moses Maynard Rice b. 12 May 1811, d. 14 Feb 1861
Child

General Edmund Rice

M, b. 2 December 1842, d. 20 July 1906
FatherMoses Maynard Rice b. 12 May 1811, d. 14 Feb 1861
MotherEliza (Ethel) Damon
Federal (USV)
Captain
Edmund Rice
(1842 - 1906)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry
     General Edmund Rice was born on 2 December 1842 at Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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
He married Elizabeth Huntington on 14 June 1881 at Cincinnati, Ohio. General Edmund Rice died on 20 July 1906 at Greenwood, Massachusetts, at age 63. "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.

Elizabeth Huntington

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     Elizabeth Huntington married General Edmund Rice, son of Moses Maynard Rice and Eliza (Ethel) Damon, on 14 June 1881 at Cincinnati, Ohio.

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General Edmund Rice b. 2 Dec 1842, d. 20 Jul 1906

(?) Dvorak

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     (?) Dvorak married Leura Cooper, daughter of John Sylvester Cooper and Fannie Goode.

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Leura Cooper

(?) Donnally

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Willie Pipkin

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FatherJohn Pipkin
MotherJoann Alfretta Rice b. 24 Nov 1877
     Willie Pipkin married (?) Yahne.

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(?) Yahne

(?) Yahne

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     (?) Yahne married Willie Pipkin, daughter of John Pipkin and Joann Alfretta Rice.

S. A. C. McCray

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     S. A. C. McCray married David C. Hefner on 9 October 1853.

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David C. Hefner b. 21 Feb 1812, d. 1 Jul 1862

Catherine Avaline Hefner

F, b. 5 March 1843
FatherDavid C. Hefner b. 21 Feb 1812, d. 1 Jul 1862
MotherEliza Cooper b. 28 Dec 1819, d. 22 Aug 1851
     Catherine Avaline Hefner was born on 5 March 1843. The 1850 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of David C. Hefner's household.

George Washington Hefner

M, b. 5 April 1851, d. 4 January 1854
FatherDavid C. Hefner b. 21 Feb 1812, d. 1 Jul 1862
MotherEliza Cooper b. 28 Dec 1819, d. 22 Aug 1851
     George Washington Hefner was born on 5 April 1851. He died on 4 January 1854 at age 2.

George Franklin Hefner

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FatherDavid C. Hefner b. 21 Feb 1812, d. 1 Jul 1862
MotherEliza Cooper b. 28 Dec 1819, d. 22 Aug 1851

John Ward

M, b. circa 1626, d. 7 August 1708
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
     John Ward was a turner and combined its practise with farming, in time increasing his holdings to several hundred acres. When Newton became a separate township in 1679, he was elected to its first board of selectmen and as its first representative in the General Court, being several times reelected to both posts. He was also a deacon of its first church. He was born circa 1626 at England. He married Hannah Jackson, daughter of Edward Jackson and Frances (?), circa 1650. John Ward died on 7 August 1708 at Newton, Massachusetts.

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Hannah Jackson b. c 1631, d. 24 Apr 1704

Joanna Ward

F, b. circa 1628, d. 12 August 1718
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
     Joanna Ward was born circa 1628 at England. She married Abraham Williams in 1659. Joanna Ward died on 12 August 1718 at Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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Abraham Williams b. 1628, d. 29 Dec 1712

Obadiah Ward

M, b. circa 1632, d. 1 May 1718
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
     Obadiah Ward was born circa 1632 at England. He married Mary (?) on 28 November 1667 at Marlborough, Massachusetts. Obadiah Ward died on 1 May 1718 at Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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Mary (?) d. 22 Aug 1706

Richard Ward

M, b. circa 1635, d. 31 March 1666
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
     Richard Ward was born circa 1635 at England. He married Mary Moores, daughter of John Moores and Elizabeth (?), on 9 August 1661 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. Richard Ward died on 31 March 1666 drowned in the Sudbury River.

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Mary Moores d. 6 Oct 1703

Deborah Ward

F, b. circa 1637, d. 8 September 1697
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
     Deborah Ward married John Johnson, son of Solomon Johnson and Elinor (?). Deborah Ward was born circa 1637 at England. She died on 8 September 1697 at Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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John Johnson b. 1629, d. 5 Apr 1713

Samuel Ward

M, b. 24 September 1641, d. 15 November 1729
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Samuel Ward was born on 24 September 1641 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. He married Sarah Howe, daughter of John Howe and Mary (?), on 6 June 1667; sister-in-law of his sister Elizabeth. Samuel Ward married Elizabeth Beers, daughter of Captain Richard Beers and Elizabeth (?), on 25 May 1710. Samuel Ward left a will on 22 May 1727. He died on 15 November 1729 at Marlborough, Massachusetts, at age 88.

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Sarah Howe b. 25 Sep 1644, d. 11 Aug 1707
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Elizabeth Beers d. a 1729

Elizabeth Ward (II)

F, b. 14 April 1643, d. 26 April 1710
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Elizabeth Ward (II) was born on 14 April 1643 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. She married John Howe II, son of John Howe and Mary (?), on 22 January 1662. Elizabeth Ward (II) married Henry Kerley, son of William Kerley and Ann King, on 18 February 1677 at Charlestown, Massachusetts. Elizabeth Ward (II) died on 26 April 1710 at Marlborough, Massachusetts, at age 67.

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John Howe II b. 24 Aug 1640, d. 21 Apr 1676
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Henry Kerley d. 18 Dec 1713
Children

Increase Ward

M, b. 22 January 1645, d. 25 August 1690
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Increase Ward was born on 22 January 1645 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. He married Record Wheelock, daughter of Ralph Wheelock and (?) Rebecca, on 3 October 1672. Increase Ward died on 25 August 1690 at Marlborough, Massachusetts, at age 45.

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Record Wheelock b. 15 Dec 1644, d. 26 Jul 1726
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Hopestill Ward

F, b. 24 January 1647, d. 23 December 1718
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Hopestill Ward was born on 24 January 1647 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. She married Deacon James Woods on 22 April 1678 at Marlborough, Massachusetts. Hopestill Ward died on 23 December 1718 at Marlborough, Massachusetts, at age 71.

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Deacon James Woods b. 18 Jul 1647, d. 7 Aug 1718
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William Ward

M, b. 22 February 1649, d. 25 November 1697
FatherWilliam Ward b. 1603, d. 10 Aug 1687
MotherElizabeth (?)
     William Ward was born on 22 February 1649 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. He married Hannah Brigham, daughter of Thomas Brigham and Mercy Hurd, on 4 August 1679 at Marlborough, Massachusetts. William Ward died on 25 November 1697 at Marlborough, Massachusetts, at age 48.

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Hannah Brigham b. 9 Mar 1650, d. 8 Dec 1719
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