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Elijah Rice

Birthdate: (97)
Birthplace: Sudbury, MA, USA
Death: March 1818 (96)
Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Elisha Rice, Sr. and Elizabeth Rice
Husband of Huldah Rice (Keyes)
Father of Elijah Rice; Lois Goodnow; Joseph Rice; Tryphena Rice; Ebenezer Rice and 3 others
Brother of Eliakim Rice; Elizabeth Livermore; Silas Rice, Sr.; Zebulon Rice; Lois Goodnow and 2 others

Managed by: Peter Preston Cole
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About Elijah Rice

Elijah Rice, son of Elisha Rice, was born March 5, 1722 at Worcester or Sudbury, and died at Holden in 1818 in his ninety-seventh year. He was a "minute-man" in the Revolutionary War and George M. Rice has the certificate. He resided in Shrewsbury in what is now Boylston, but removed to Holden after his children were born. His will was dated April 8, 1799, proved April 7, 1818. He married, November 23, 1748, Huldah Keyes, born April 19, 1727, died at Holden, March 1799, a duaghter of Ebenezer and Tamar (Wheelock) Keyes, Granddaughter of Deacon Thomas Keyes, of SHrewsbury and of Deacon Samuel Wheelock.

Excerpted from Encyclopedia of Massachusetts Biography, p 152

Further references:

1Ward, Andrew Henshaw, A Genealogical History of the Rice Family (Boston: C.B. Richardson, 1858.), pp. 32, 74, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 R497.

2Keyes, Asa, Genealogy of Robert Keyes of Watertown, Massachusetts, 1633 and Solomon Keyes of Newberry and Chelmsford, Massachuset (Brattlehorn, Vermont: Geo. E. Selleck, 1880. Film #1,036,587 Item 1.), p. 3, Family History Library.

3Sherman, Robert M. & Ruth W., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Family of William White (Volume One) (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975 (ed. Lucy Mary Kellogg)), p. 144, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.3614 S678-3 v. 1.

4Stickney, Matthew Adams, The Stickney Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of William and Elizabeth Stickney, from 1637 to 1869 (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute Press, 1869.), p. 242, Library of Congress, CS71.S854 1869.

5Edmund Rice Association, Supplement to the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice (1967.), p. 13, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 R497 Supp

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Elijah Rice's Timeline

March 5, 1721
Sudbury, MA, USA
September 11, 1749
Age 28
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
September 19, 1751
Age 30
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA
Age 30
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Age 31
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
March 12, 1756
Age 35
August 6, 1760
Age 39
Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA, USA
June 5, 1764
Age 43
Holden, MA, USA
September 19, 1768
Age 47
Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA