Beulah Harriet Rice

23 November 1716–4 December 1780 (Age 64)
Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Beulah Harriet

When Beulah Harriet Rice was born on 23 November 1716, in Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, James Rice, was 47 and her mother, Sarah Stone, was 40. She married Moses Leonard in 1734, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 4 December 1780, in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Leonard
1706–1788
Beulah Harriet Rice
1716–1780
Marriage: 1734
Beulah Leonard
1735–
Moses Leonard
1737–1818
Mercy Leonard
1738–1817
Samuel Leonard
1740–1841
Lucy Leonard
1743–1782
Jonas Leonard
1745–1837
Francis Leonard
1747–1838
Job Strong Leonard
1750–1823
Noah Leonard
1750–1848
Capt John Leonard
1753–1829
Sarah Lenard
1755–1812

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1734Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1776
    Age 60
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 60
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized pronunciation of one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, from a form originally meaning ‘rash, impetuous’, also spelled Rys and Re(e)s. See also Reese , with which it is interchangeable as a result of different Anglicized forms of the Welsh vowel y, and also compare Preece and Price . Initial R- in Welsh is voiceless and often spelled Rh-, but in English R- is voiced as in the Anglicized surnames Rees and Rice. Welsh y is a short back vowel /ɪ/. In the medieval period the English approximation of this vowel was either /i/ or /e/, lengthened to /i:/ and /e:/. Subsequent sound changes in English produced the alternative pronunciations represented in Rees, Preece and Rice, Price. The name has also been established in Ireland from an early date.English: either a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a thicket (Middle English ris, rice, ris, from Old English hrīs, Old Norse hrís), or a habitational name for someone who came from a place called with this word, such as Rise (East Yorkshire).English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English Rys(e) and Re(e)s which when without a preposition could derive from one or other of several Old French and Middle English words, including Anglo-Norman French ris ‘laughter, smile’, Middle English ris, res ‘stem, stalk’, in origin the same word as in 2 above, and Middle English ris, rise, rice, res, Old French ris, riz ‘rice’, perhaps a nickname for a rice dealer or a cook.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Reese
    Rees
    Ryce
    Rise
    Wrice

    Sources (25)

    • Beulah Lenard in entry for Francis Lenard, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Bulah Lenard in entry for Jonas Lenard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Beulah Lenard in entry for Samuel Lenard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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