Ebenezer Rice

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Ebenezer Rice

Birthplace: Wallingford, CT, United States
Death: June 19, 1822 (76)
Claremont, NH, United States
Place of Burial: Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ephraim Royce and Eunice Rice
Husband of Phebe Tyler
Father of Elizabeth Rice; Ebenezer Rice and Phebe Grannis
Brother of Ephraim Royce

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About Ebenezer Rice

Ebenezer Rice

  • Birth: Dec 8 1745 - Meridan or Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Death: June 19 1822 - Claremont, Sullivan Co. New Hampshire
  • Parents: Ephraim Royce (Rice), Eunice Royce (Rice) (born Harris)
  • Wife: Phebe Royce
  • Children: Elizabeth Rice (Royce), Joseph Rice (Royce), Samuel Rice (Royce), Ebenezer Rice, Reuben Rice (Royce), Stephen Rice (Royce), Phebe Rice (Royce)


“Member of Hobart's Regiment during the Revolutionary War”


The Ebenezer Rices came from Meriden, Conn., where some children were born, to Claremont, N.H. where was early settler and contemporary of Oliver Ashley ad William and Benjamin Sumner; held various town offices, being twon clerk in 1770; charter member Masonic lodge 1798; was master carpenter on Union Church and built pipe organ "a marvel for its time"; was vestryman and chosen to read prayers and sermons" when ministers not availabe; member of the New Hamphsire legislatue; owned property near church; had registered brand for stock (1771). One of family later wrote, "Fine old ems are still standing in the Cemetery wich our Great Grandfather Rice planted and drew water from the reiver to keep them alive." He appears (Waite, pps 226-27) to hae at onetime refused to sign loyalty oath but D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 65, shows him as enlisting in 1776 in Capt. Joshua Hayward's Company of Col. David Gilman's regiment.

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Ebenezer Rice's Timeline

December 8, 1745
Wallingford, CT, United States
October 17, 1767
October 22, 1772
Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
March 13, 1779
Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States
June 19, 1822
Age 76
Claremont, NH, United States
Union Cemetery, Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States