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Elizabeth (Wheeler) Rice (1685 - aft. 1725)

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Elizabeth Rice formerly Wheeler
Born in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Wife of — married 10 Feb 1708 in Concord, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Sudbury, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter of Obadiah and Elizabeth (White) Wheeler, was born in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, on 7 February 1685.[1][2][3]

Elizabeth, of Concord, married Elisha Rice, of Sudbury, 10 February 1707/8 in Concord. Rev. Mr. Joseph Estabrooke officiated.[3][1] Elisha, son of Thomas and Mary (King) Rice, was born in Sudbury in 1679 and died there in 1761.[1]

Elisha and Elizabeth lived in Sudbury until about 1718, when Elisha received land in Worcester, Massachusetts. After living in Worcester, a few years, they returned to Sudbury by early 1722.[1]

Elizabeth's death is unknown. Her last child was born 5 June 1725, and she was definitely deceased by 19 Oct 1761, when administration of Capt Elisha Rice's estate was granted to his son Eliakim.[4] On 22 Jan 1761, Eliakim Rice and Elisha Rice, both of Sudbury, Elijah Rice of Westboro, Zebulon Rice, and Jonas Livermore and wife Elizabeth of Leicester, sold a farm to Silas Rice of Westboro.[5][6][1]

Children,[1] all born Sudbury,[7] except Silas:

  1. Eliakim Rice b. 27 February 1[709] Sudbury
  2. Elisha Rice b. 27 May 1711 Sudbury
  3. Elizabeth Rice b. 3 November 1713 Sudbury
  4. Julia Rice b. 20 March 1715/6 Sudbury; non compos mentis.
  5. Silas Rice b. 28 April 1719 Worcester[8]
  6. Elijah Rice b. 5 March 1721/2 Sudbury
  7. Zebulon Rice b. 5 June 5, 1725 Sudbury


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Wakefield, Robert S. (editor). Sherman, Ruth Wilder and Sherman, Robert Moody (original compilers). Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Volume Thirteen Family of William White. Third Edition. (Plymouth, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006) pp 13, 38, 39
  2. *"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (13 July 2016), Elizabeth Wheeler, 07 Feb 1685; citing Birth, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 892,249.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Concord, Massachusetts births, marriages, and deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, T.Todd, printer, 1895) birth p. 28; marriage p. 70
  4. Middlesex County Probate file #18699, Elisha Rice 1761.
  5. "Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986," images, FamilySearch (22 May 2014), Middlesex > Deeds 1765-1780 vol 65-66 > image 336 of 654; county courthouses and offices, Massachusetts. Middlesex Deeds Vol. 66:12, Elisha Rice to Silas Rice 1762.
  6. "Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986," images, FamilySearch (22 May 2014), Middlesex > Deeds 1769-1770 vol 69 > image 641 of 649; county courthouses and offices, Massachusetts. Middlesex County Deeds Vol. 69:616, Elisha Rice to John Noyes 1767.
  7. NEHGS,Vital records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston : NEHGS, 1903), pp. 120, 122, 124.
  8. Rice, Franklin P., Worcester births, marriages and deaths (Worcester, Mass. : Worcester society of antiquity, 1894), p.223.

See also:

  • Wheeler, Albert Gallatin, The genealogical and encyclopedic history of the Wheeler family in America, 2 vols., (Boston : American College of Genealogy, 1914) Vol. 1:354-5.

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Wheeler-9240 and Wheeler-1325 appear to represent the same person because: Same names, same dates
posted by Bob Tonsmeire

Elizabeth is 17 degrees from Danielle Liard, 10 degrees from Jack London and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.