52 Ancestors – Week 389: #610 Edmund Rice (1663-1726) of Marlborough, Massachusetts

 Edmund Rice (1663-1726)  is #610 on my Ahnentafel Checklist, my seventh great-grandfather, who married #611 Ruth Parker (1672-before 1720) in 1692 in Marlborough, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended by means of:

*  their daughter #305 Dinah Rice (1693-1725), who married #304 Nathan Brigham (1693-1784) in 1717.
*  their son #152 Moses Brigham (1723-1769), who married #153 Mehitable Grout (1726-1795) in 1749.
*  their son, #76 Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802), who married #77 Lydia Batherick (1752-1795) in 1779.
*  their son #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834), who married #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882) in 1817.
*  their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923), who married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
*  their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married  #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)  in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 

* Identify:                        Edmund Rice[1-4]

* Intercourse:                           Male

* Father:                      Samuel Rice (1634-1684)
* Mom:                    Elizabeth King (1635-1667)

 
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Delivery:                      1663, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]

*  Demise:                     earlier than 12 September 1726 (earlier than about age 63), will proved; Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States[1,4]

*  Probate:                 12 September 1726 (about age 63), will proved; Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States[4]
   
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:               Ruth Parker (1672-before 1720)
*  Marriage 1:           15 November 1692 (about age 29), Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–2]
*  Little one 1:                Dinah Rice (1693-1725)
*  Little one 2:                Silas or Tannhahorens Jacques Rice (1695-1779)
*  Little one 3:                Timothy or Jacques Oserokohton Chief Rice (1697-1777)
*  Little one 4:                Nahor Rice (1699-1704)
*  Little one 5:                Huldah Rice (1701-1741)
*  Little one 6:                Moses Rice (1703-1704)
*  Little one 7:                Seth Rice (1705-1796)
*  Little one 8:                Grateful Rice (1707-1779)
*  Little one 9:                Eleazer Rice (1709-1767)
*  Little one 10:              Ruth Rice (1712-1786)
*  Little one 11:              Ebenezer Rice (1714-1714)
*  Little one 12:              Anna Rice (1715-1802)
*  Partner 2.             Hannah Brewer (1672-1766)
*  Marriage 2:          23 June 1720 (about age 57), Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3]

   
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

Edmund Rice (1663-1726) was born in about 1663 in Marlborough, Massachusetts Bay Colony, the second son and 4th youngster of Samuel and Elizabeth (King) Rice of Marlborough[1].

Edmund Rice married Ruth Parker (1672-before 1720) on 15 November 1692 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony[1-2].  She was the daughter of John and Sarah (–?–) Parker of Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.  They’d 12 kids, all born and recorded in Marlborough important data.

*  Dinah Rice (1693-1725), married 1717 Nathan Brigham (1693-1784).
*  Silas Rice (1695-1779), married 1715 Marie Tsionnakwannen Tsaikohawi (1699-1779).
*  Timothy Rice (1697-1777), married Catherine Osennehawe (1701-1750).
*  Nahor Rice (1699-1704).
*  Huldah Rice (1701-1741), married 1720 Samuel Wheelock (1696-1756).
*  Moses Rice (1703-1704).
*  Seth Rice (1705-1796), married 1727 Dorothy Robinson (1709-1801).
*  Grateful Rice (1707-21779), married 1726 Josiah Rice (1700-1792).
*  Eleazer Rice (1709-1767), married (1) 1731 Persis Newton (1713-1746); (2) 1747 Mehitabel Stone (1719-1812).
*  Ruth Rice (1712-1786), married 1738 Elisha Ward (1712-1756).
*  Ebenezer Rice (1714-1714).
*  Anna Rice (1715-1802), married 1741 Solomon Rice (1713-1802).

Edmund Rice of Westborough married, secondly, Hannah Brewer (1672-1766) of Sudbury on 23 June 1720 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony[3]. They’d no kids.

Throughout Queen Anne’s Warfare, three of Edmund Rice’s kids had been captured in an Iroquois Indian raid on 8 August 1704 in Marlborough.  His 5 12 months previous son, Nahor, was killed. Two different kids, Silas aged 9 years previous and Timothy virtually 7 years previous had been taken to Quebec with different captives.  Silas married an Indian spouse; by 1900 he had 1350 residing descendants, and died in Canada in 1779 having misplaced his capability to talk his mom tongue.  Timothy married an Indian spouse, and have become a chief of the Caughnawagas tribe.  He visited Westborough, Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1740 and died in Canada in 1777.

Edmund Rice resided after 1692 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, within the half that was set off in 1717 as Westborough.  He was one of many authentic members of the church in 1724 at Westborough[1]

Edmond Rice died after 10 August 1726 and earlier than 12 September 1726 in Westborough[1,4]. There isn’t any dying document or burial document for Edmund or Ruth (Parker) Rice.

He wrote his will on 10 August 1726, and it was proved in Middlesex County Probate Court docket on 12 September 1726 in Case File 18697[4]. The need talked about spouse Hannah, sons Seth (“the eldest now with me”), Eleazer; and daughters Dinah Brigham, Huldah Wheelock, Grateful Rice, Ruth Rice, and Anna Rice. Brother Joshua Rice and buddy Caleb Rice had been named the Executors. The probate file consists of a listing and executor’s account.  

5.  SOURCES

1. Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Genealogical Historical past of The Rice Household:  Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice (Boston, C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858), web page 35, Edmund Rice household sketch.

2. “New England Marriages to 1700,” on-line database with digital photographs, AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008),  web page 1265, Edmund Rice and Ruth Parker marriage entry, 15 November 1692.

3. Very important Data of Sudbury, Massachusetts to the 12 months 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), Quantity 1, web page 258, Edmund Rice and Hannah Brewer marriage entry, 23 June 1720.

4. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Case File 18697 Edmund Rice of Westborough, 1726; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital photographs, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org: accessed 2 January 2021).

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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow urged a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog submit 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth 12 months to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The checklist of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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