NameEdmund Rice
Birth1594, Stanstead, Suffolk, England
Death3 May 1663, Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts
FatherThomas Rice (~1558-1621)
MotherElizabeth Frost (1564-1594)
Misc. Notes
Edmund Rice arrived in America in 1638 and was one of the founders of
Sudbury, MA in 1693. Freeman in 1640. Prominent in civic affairs.
Selectman 1644 and several years thereafter. Deacon 1648 and 1656.
Representative to the General Court 1640, 1643 and 1652-54. In 1660, he
removed to Marlborough, MA as one of the first settlers. He was a large
land owner. Edmund Rice was the progenitor of many eminent descendants.
Among them were John quincy Adams, Julia Ward howe, writer and poet, who
wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic; Francis E Willard, philanthropist,
reformer, educator, and President of the Women's Christian Temporance
Union; General US Grant; Clara Baron, Civil War Nurse, first president of
the American Red Cross, Mary A Rice Livermore, second only to Clara Barton
in Civil War service; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet; Samuel FB Morse,
inventor of the electric telegraph.
Birthbef 10 Aug 1600, Hertfordshire, England
Death13 Jun 1654, Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
FatherEdward Frost (1560-1616)
MotherThomasine Belgrave (1562-1653)
Marriage15 Oct 1618, Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk, England
ChildrenMatthew (<1629-<1717)
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