Ebenezer Rice

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Ebenezer Rice
Born in Shrewsbury, Massmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Princeton, Worchester, MAmap
Husband of — married in Hubbardston Mass.map
Father of [private daughter (unknown - unknown)], , , , , and
Died in Maury, TNmap
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Contents

Biography

Name

Name: Ebenezer /Rice/
Given Name: Ebenezer
Surname: Rice[1]

Birth

Birth:
Date: 12 Mar 1756
Place: Shrewsbury, Mass[2]

Death

Death:
Date: 27 Jun 1831
Place: Maury, TN[3]

User ID

User ID: F26C3B1A2413447B85081A83572C3DA13402


Marriage

Husband: Ebenezer Rice
Wife: Sarah Tainter
Marriage:
Date: 20 Sep 1780
Place: Princeton, Worchester, MA[4]
Child: Ebenezer Rice
Child: Roland Rice
Child: Sarah Rice
Child: Flavel Rice
Data Changed:
Date: 28 Mar 2011
Time: 14:34
Husband: Ebenezer Rice
Wife: Ruth Henrietta Eveleth
Marriage:
Date: 18 Dec 1791
Place: Hubbardston Mass.[5]
Child: Abel Rice
Child: Martha Patsy Rice
Child: Joel Rice
Data Changed:
Date: 28 Mar 2011
Time: 13:31

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Rice-1644 created through the import of RamageRice102011.ged on Oct 12, 2011 by Molly Rice. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Molly and others.
  • Source: S58 Media: Book Abbreviation: Early Tennessee Marriages Title: Early Tennessee Marriages Publication: 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.)
  • Source: S71 Abbreviation: Edmund Rice Association Title: Edmund Rice Association
  • Source: S8 Media: Book Abbreviation: History of the Brigham Family Title: The History of the Brigham Family Publication: source at genealogylibrary.com CONT The History of the Brigham Family

Notes

Note NI3584Ebenezer 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
  1. Source: #S71 Page: Edmund Rice Association Quality or Certainty of Data: 4
  2. Source: #S71 Page: Edmund Rice Association Quality or Certainty of Data: 4
  3. Source: #S71 Page: Edmund Rice Association Quality or Certainty of Data: 4
  4. Source: #S58
  5. Source: #S8 Note: 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)

first if you go to the Rice Assn. (and find on Ebenezer Rice), you will see that the horrendous effort it took to get that doucmentation past the Assn. I am in the footnotes. (I am the source: Donna Crosby) Further if you check the DAR records you will find that I was the first person to get Ebenezer Rice approved by the head of the Genealogical Dept of the Daughters of the American Revolution. No small task! I sent to the DAR and AFTER I had already had my line through Ebenezer Rice approved by the Mayflower Society and the Jamestowne Society, two moving boxes full of documentation that I found to prove: that the book "Let the Drums Roll' regarding Ebenezer Rice's military record is in error and does belong to Eber Rice, Ebenezer Rice's cousin who LIVED in VT and fought FROM VT. (Ebenezer lived in MA and fought in VT from MA)..that took me a grueling amount of time (I live in Seattle and the NEHGS is in Boston MA) but find it I did and is now the correct military information shown in the DAR archives.


One Jeffrey Smyth way back when, found Ebenezer's will naming his wife Henrietta and added that 'middle name' to her. Again If you look at how the DAr is shoiwng this Patriot, it does not show who is the mother of my Joel Rioce because I cannot prove when Ruth Eveleth-Rice died and does correctly mention his 3rd wife Henrietta (Lnu but I suspect Wilkes)


Ruth's mother Patience Hunt-Eveleth, (after her Joseph Eveleth, husband and father of Ruth Eveleth died there in Windham Athemns VT), Ebenezer Rice took a 'job' as a Missionary with the movement headed by Joseph Bullen to the Chickasaw Indians in Indian Territory (now MS/TN). As my ancestor and Ebenezer's son Joel was only months old and with 5 other children, I believe that Patience moved with her daughter to Indian lands and then when that didn't work out (just months after they arrived by boat from VT to NC where Ebenezer attended Bullen's Missionary School) in MS, they left the Indian Territory of the chickasaw and moved a short distance to what is now Maury TN.


Ruth must have died about 1807/8 because Patience (Hunt) Evelth arrived back in Athens VT in 1808 only to be 'warned out'. In those days and he a Bapptist Minister,living with her son-in-law was not appropriate and when he remarried she left TN and returned to VT. I do not know what happened to her as she disappears from all records after her warning in 1808.


Ebenezer is shown in the court records with an Henrietta Wilkins who I suspect was the 'new wife' and the one mentioned in his will. I have been trying now for years to get this Henrietta removed from my ancestor Ruth Eveleth's name! ..and is the main reason why I cannot get her father Joseph Eveleth recognized by the historic societies for his Patriotism in the Revolutionary War and in which he fought. Unfortunatelyk I am one of only three descendants who cares enough to not only find his name but work for years to try to get the errors about his life corrected.


I appreciate your willingness to listen..(If you google Ebenezer Rice, Fountain Creek Baptist Church, Maury Tn, you will see his gravestone that the DAR told me that I had to find (and which our family had been searching for for 175 years). Find it I did!


Regards,

Donna Crosby



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