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Hannah Taylor (Rice)

Also Known As: "Hannah (Rice) Ward Taylor"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: August 11, 1707 (49-58)
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Rice, of Framingham and Elizabeth Rice
Wife of Eleazer Ward and Richard Taylor, of Sudbury
Mother of Hannah Cobleigh; Richard Taylor; John Taylor; Elizabeth Taylor; Anna Barbour and 3 others
Sister of Mary Brigham; Elizabeth Brewer, of Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA; Jonathan Rice; Abigail Smith; Deacon David Rice and 4 others

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About Hannah Taylor

Hannah Rice was born circa 1651 at Sudbury, MA, (not found in the published records).2

From The Edmund Rice Association

She was the daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore.

Hannah Rice married Eleazer Ward, son of Deacon William Ward and Elizabeth (?), on 10 July 1675 at Marlborough, MA; (5 August per Ward).1,2,4,5

Hannah Rice married 2nd Richard Taylor on 17 October 1677 at Sudbury, MA.6,3,2,5,7

Hannah Rice died on 11 August 1707; (not found in the Sudbury vital records).

Child of Hannah Rice and Eleazer Ward

  1. Hannah Ward+6

Children of Hannah Rice and Richard Taylor

  1. Richard Taylor+6
  2. John Taylor6
  3. Elizabeth Taylor
  4. Anna Taylor+6
  5. Lydia Taylor6
  6. Caleb Taylor+
  7. Jonathan Taylor+8

Citations

  1. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), pp. 5, 12.
  2. [S3] Rice Gen'l Register, p. 2.
  3. [S2] Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, p. 1.
  4. [S22] Marlborough MA, Marlborough, MA, Vital Records, p. 301.
  5. [S1500] John F. Chandler, Gedcom file.
  6. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), p. 12.
  7. [S2365] Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records, p. 275.
  8. [S6400] Jillaine Sue Smith, GEDCOM.

Hannah Rice was the daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore. She married first Eleazar Ward, son of William Ward; he died during King Philip's War. She married second Richard Taylor, possibly of Concord (origins not yet determined).[1][2][3]

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rice-39

Hannah Taylor formerly Rice aka Ward

Born 24 Jun 1652 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay

Daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth (Moore) Rice

Sister of Mary (Rice) Brigham, Elizabeth (Rice) Brewer, Jonathan Rice, Abigail (Rice) Smith, David Rice, Tamasine (Rice) Parmenter, Rachel (Rice) Drury, Lydia (Rice) Wheelock, Henry Rice and Mercy (Rice) Allen

Wife of Eleazer Ward — married 5 Aug 1675 in Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Wife of Richard Taylor — married 17 Oct 1677 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Mother of Hannah (Ward) Cobleigh, Richard Taylor Jr, John Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne (Taylor) Barbour, Lydia Taylor, Caleb Taylor and Jonathan Taylor

Died 11 Aug 1707 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay


Profile last modified 26 Sep 2019 | Created 22 Feb 2010

Hannah Rice was the daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore. She married first Eleazar Ward, son of William Ward; he died during King Philip's War. She married second Richard Taylor, possibly of Concord (origins not yet determined).[1][2][3]

Origins

Because there were enough Hannahs contemporary to each other in Sudbury, Marlborough and nearby, linked with the Rice, Ward, and Brigham families, closer examination was required to confirm her origins, namely that she was:

daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore that she was first married to Eleazar Ward who was killed in King Philip's War in April 1676 that she then married Richard Taylor in Sudbury. Evidence:

The will of Henry Rice; names his seven daughters one of whom is "Hannah Taylor". The 1686 will of William Ward makes a small bequest to Hannah, wife of Richard Taylor, mother of Hannah by my deceased son Eleazar Ward. The 1719 will of Hannah Brigham Eames Ward supports the case that Hannah Brigham did not marry Eleazar Ward but first Gershom Eames, and second, William Ward Jr., thereby removing her from consideration. That Hannah’s birth is not recorded may be explained by NEHGS Volume 17, p. 171, which indicates: "Mid. [Middlesex] records do not contain births, marriages, or deaths from Sudbury in the years 1650, '51, '52 or in '53 prior to the 8th of August." She was likely born between the Sudbury-recorded births of her siblings, Elizabeth (b 1648) and Jonathan (b 1654).

Marriage & Family

She married first 10 July or 5 Aug 1676 Eleazar Ward, son of Deacon William Ward Sr. and Elizabeth ??. [4][5][6] Eleazar was killed abt 20 Apr 1676 in an ambush outside of Marlborough, MA during King Philip's War, at which time Hannah was pregnant with their first child, Hannah.[7]

Richard Taylor was one of the soldiers sent-- possibly from Concord-- to protect Sudbury and Marlborough during this war. Richard and Hannah married 17 Oct 1677[8][9][10][11] and she gave him seven children, six recorded in Sudbury VR; the seventh identified through Richard's probate records.

Children of Hannah Rice and Richard Taylor (all but last from Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records, p. 275):

Richard Taylor John Taylor Elizabeth Taylor Anna Taylor Lydia Taylor Caleb Taylor Jonathan Taylor.[12] Later Years

A 1694 Administration document made Hannah administratrix of her husband Richard Taylor's estate, who died intestate. She signed it with a mark indicating she was probably illiterate. The inventory of his estate was conducted in 1695.

She was listed 20 March 1707 as Widow Taylor in a long list of inhabitants living west of the river in Sudbury requesting to be established as a separate precinct. Signing with her was her son, Richard Taylor (Jr.) as well as the following persons of interest: John Brigham(s) [Sr and Jr], George [Jr and Sr] and Joseph Parmenters, Jonathan Rice, Thomas Brintnall.[13]


Her mark is also on a subsequent document, same topic, dated 4 Jun 1707. See Page 221, 224-229 and 250A-250C. [14]

The Edmund Rice Association records that she died 11 August 1707, but has not been able to find the documentation for this date. No probate records for her are found in the Middlesex index. [Check Essex.]

In the summer of 1707, there was an Indian attack on Marlborough that resulted in several deaths, including that of a woman: "On Monday last the 16th currant [July, 1707]. Thirteen Indians on the Frontiers surprised two men at their labour in the Meadows at Marlborough about four miles distant from the body of the Town - took them both alive; and as they parted out of the Town took a woman also in their marching off, whom they killed." [15]

This is awfully close to the 11 August 1707 death date recorded by the Edmund Rice Association. How tragically ironic that, if this woman was indeed Hannah Rice Ward Taylor, that she would die at the hands of Indians, as her first husband had died.

The ERA recommends looking for her death in Middlesex County, and most likely in Sudbury, especially on a gravestone in one of the old Sudbury cemeteries (though not any of the ones in what is now Wayland).

Sources

↑ Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), pp. 5, 12. ↑ Rice Gen'l Register, p. 2. ↑ Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, p. 1. ↑ Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), pp. 5, 12. ↑ Rice Gen'l Register, p. 2. ↑ Marlborough MA, Marlborough, MA, Vital Records, p. 301. ↑ Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), p. 12. ↑ Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), p. 12. ↑ Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, p. 1. ↑ Rice Gen'l Register, p. 2. ↑ Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records, p. 275. ↑ Administration of the estate of Richard Taylor ↑ Massachusetts Archives, Volume 011, Page 224-225, in the series 230: House Unpassed Legislation: Office of the Secretary of State. Cite: Resolves, 1707, C 3 ↑ Massachusetts Archives Collection (1629-1799) at www.sec.state.ma.us/arc ↑ Massachusetts Arvhives LI, 174 See also:

James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Boston, MA; 1861: Volume 3, p. 529. Edmund Rice (1638) Association, www.edmund-rice.org. Marlborough MA, Marlborough, MA, Vital Records, p. 301. Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records, p. 275. Ward Family; Descendants of William Ward Who Settled in Sudbury, MA in 1639 Bullard, Edgar John, Bullard and allied families : the American ancestors of George Newton Bullard and Mary Elizabeth Bullard, Detroit, Mich.: E.J. Bullard, 1930. Digitized at Ancestry.com. West, Randy A., Sudbury, Massachusetts, Vital Records for the Year 1652 from Middlesex County Court Records, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (NEHGS, Boston, Mass., 2019) Vol. 173, WN 691, Page 207.

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Hannah Taylor's Timeline

1653
1653
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1676
1676
Age 23
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1678
August 15, 1678
Age 25
Sudbury, Middlesex, MA
1680
April 27, 1680
Age 27
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1681
February 18, 1681
Age 28
1684
May 1, 1684
Age 31
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1686
June 11, 1686
Age 33
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Colony
1690
February 27, 1690
Age 37