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Ebenezer Rice, Sr

Ebenezer Rice, Sr

Male 1756 - 1831  (75 years)

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  • Name Ebenezer Rice, Sr  [1
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 12 Mar 1756  Shrewsbury, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jun 1831  Maury, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Fountain Creek Cemetery, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3584  Ramage | Rice Lines
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2013 

    Father Elijah Rice,   b. 5 Mar 1722, Sudbury, Middlesex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1818, Holden Mass Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother Hulda Keyes,   b. 19 Apr 1727, Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1799, Holden, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1748  Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1238  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sarah Tainter,   b. Abt 12 Mar 1756, Woodstock, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1780  Princeton, Worchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Roland Rice,   b. 12 Dec 1781, Shrewsbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1815, Maury, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +2. Ebenezer Rice, Jr,   b. 4 Sep 1784, Hubbardston Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1855, Jacksonville IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Sarah Rice,   b. 9 Nov 1787, Hubbardston Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Flavel Rice,   b. 8 Feb 1789, Hubbardston Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F1236  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ruth Henrietta Eveleth,   b. Abt 1759,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Dec 1791  Hubbardston Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Martha Patsy Rice,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Abel Rice,   b. 5 Sep 1792,   d. 18 Feb 1846, White, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Joel Rice,   b. 8 Oct 1799, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1862, Enfield, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F204  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Ebenezer Rice Sr. Birth Record
    Ebenezer Rice Sr. Birth Record

    Headstones
    Ebenezer Rice Sr 1756 1831 Headstone
    Ebenezer Rice Sr 1756 1831 Headstone
    Ebenezer Rice Sr 1756 1831 Headstone

  • Notes 
    • Ebenezer Rice was born on 12 March 1756 at Shrewsbury, MA, now Boylston. He was the son of Elijah Rice and Huldah Keyes. Ebenezer Rice married Sarah Tayntor on 20 September 1780 at Shrewsbury, MA. Ebenezer Rice married Ruth Henrietta Eveleth on 18 December 1791 at Hubbardston, MA, Ruth of Stow. Ebenezer Rice died on 18 December 1831 at TN, (Gen Reg indicates the location as Hubbardston, in error).
      He and Sarah Tayntor resided circa 1781 at Hubbardston, MA.
      Land on Seven Mile Prairie in White County, Illinois, in the next township to that which was to be chosen by James H. Rice had been settled before by Abel Rice whose brother Joel was to join him. They were grandsons of a Vermonter, Ebenezer Rice, a descendant of Deacon Edmund Rice. Ebenezer was sent in 1799 by a Virginia group as a missionary to the Chickasaw Indians on the bluffs near present-day Memphis, Tennessee. He and his children came to that very site owned until shortly before by John Rice, the Northern Caroliner, whose father, Thomas, had Hanover, Virginia Roots. This John Rice, tomahawked in 1793, also had a brother named Joel. Ebenezer Rice and his family roamed Tennessee and finally settled in Maury County, Tennessee where he died in the eighteen twenties about the time that two of his sons, Abel and Joel, left to settle in White County, Illinois. One brother, Roland Rice, had died in the War of 1812 as a Tennessee Militia-man.
      In preparing for his Missions to the Chickasaw Indians, he put his goods on a flat boat at the head of the Ohio and floated down that river and the Mississippi to his destination.
      Sources:
      Andrew Henshaw A.M. Ward, The Rice Family, p. 74.
      Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, p. 13.
      Rice Gen'l Register, p. 121.
      Jeffrey Smythe, Family Tree Maker data set.
      Franklin P Rice, Shrewsbury, MA Vital Records, p. 89.
      Rice Gen'l Register, p. 122.
      Franklin P Rice, Hubbardston, MA Vital Records, p. 161.

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      Ebenezer Rice was born on 12 March 1756 at Shrewsbury, MA.4,1,2,3 He was the son of Elijah Rice and Huldah Keyes. Ebenezer Rice married Sarah Tayntor, daughter of Deacon Benjamin Tayntor and Sarah Brigham, on 20 September 1780 at Princeton, MA.5,1,2,3 Ebenezer Rice married Ruth Henrietta Eveleth, daughter of Joseph Eveleth and Patience Hunt, on 18 December 1791 at Hubbardston, MA; not listed as Ruth of Stow.1,6,7 Ebenezer Rice died in June 1831 at Maury County, TN; the Rice Genealogical register indicates the date of death as October 1831 and the location as Hubbardston, in error.2,8
      He must have liked what he saw in Vermont, because he moved there with his family, sometime in 1792 after his marriage in December 1791 to Ruth and before the birth of Abel in September, 1792. That he lived in Vermont is most easily proven from the birthplace of Joel and Abel, his sons, as seen in the 1830 White County, IL census.
      In Let The Drums Roll, Veterans and Patriots of the Revolutionary War Who Settled In Maury County, Tennessee, by Marise Parrish Lightfoot, Ebenezer is said to be born in Vermont about 1756, which we know is not true as to location. It goes on to remark on his Vermont War experiences correctly. It says he was a Baptist Minister and he was one of several from Vermont sent to the Southwest to perform missionary work in the Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw nations. He "may" have moved to Maury County as early as 1808 as his children were there, and in 1811 he purchased land there on Fountain Creek. He died, the book goes on to say, in June 1831 having made his will in January 1831. He married daughter Patsey and Allen Moore on 15 Nov 1816.9,10 He began military service; in 1776 as a private in Captain Ebenezer Allen's Company, Vermont Troops. He next served from 1 May to 30 November 1778 in Captain Thomas Sawyer's Company of Provincial troops. His last term of service was in Captain Orange Train's Company, Colonel Lee's Regiment of Vermont Militia from 20 October to November 1778.11,12 He and Sarah Tayntor resided circa 1781 at Hubbardston, MA.1 Ebenezer Rice left a will on 21 January 1831 at Maury County, TN,, which was recorded 6 October 1831. The will mentions wife Henrietta, son Ebenezer, daughter Sally Mayson(sic),, son Abel, daughter Patsy Moore, son Joel, Sally Rice daughter of deceased son Rowan when she arrived to the age of eighteen, and Ebenezer Rice son of deceased son Rowan between age 19 and 21. Son Ebenezer Rice executor.13
      Land on Seven Mile Prairie in White County, Illinois, in the next township to that which was to be chosen by James H. Rice had been settled before by Abel Rice whose brother Joel was to join him. They were grandsons of a Vermonter, Ebenezer Rice, a descendant of Deacon Edmund Rice. Ebenezer was sent in 1799 by a Virginia group as a missionary to the Chickasaw Indians on the bluffs near present-day Memphis, Tennessee. He and his children came to that very site owned until shortly before by John Rice, the Northern Caroliner, whose father, Thomas, had Hanover, Virginia Roots. This John Rice, tomahawked in 1793, also had a brother named Joel. Ebenezer Rice and his family roamed Tennessee and finally settled in Maury County, Tennessee where he died in the eighteen twenties about the time that two of his sons, Abel and Joel, left to settle in White County, Illinois. One brother, Roland Rice, had died in the War of 1812 as a Tennessee Militia-man.
      In preparing for his Missions to the Chickasaw Indians, he put his goods on a flat boat at the head of the Ohio and floated down that river and the Mississippi to his destination.
      Source: Jeffrey Smythe, Family Tree Maker data set

  • Sources 
    1. [S71] Edmund Rice Association, Edmund Rice Association (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S58] Early Tennessee Marriages, (MARR: Williamson Co., TN marr records 976.856 V25b p 224; "Early Tennessee Marriages" 976.8 V2sby Vol 1 shows marr 6/12/1809. (See also Extracted records of Williamson TN 1800-1866 Film 455557.)).

    3. [S8] History of the Brigham Family, (source at genealogylibrary.com The History of the Brigham Family).
      The material presented here is from family and known unknown sources. There was a "professional" genealogical chart made previously. I do not know who made it or when. I have spent nearly 35 years trying to document the information presented to you this date. Enjoy... Update and or make your connections (NOTE: Spousal and non-direct lines will be posted at a later date... I have still "bring my reseach for the last three years up to date") (Ed: editorial-kka)