Jemima Rice

9 March 1752–18 April 1838 (Age 86)
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Rice was born on 9 March 1752, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathan Rice, was 25 and her mother, Mehitable Baldwin, was 26. She married David Lamb on 6 November 1773, in Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 18 April 1838, in Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Old Spencer Cemetery, Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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David Lamb
Jemima Rice
Marriage: 6 November 1773
David Lamb
Nathan Lamb
Asahel Lamb
Artemas Lamb
Colin Alvan Lamb
Austin Lamb
Lucinda Lamb
David Lamb

Spouse and Children

6 November 1773
Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    David Lamb


    Nathan Lamb


    Asahel Lamb


    Artemas Lamb


    Colin Alvan Lamb


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 24

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 48

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: variant of Reese .2 Americanized spelling of German Reis .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jemima Rice, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jemima Rice, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jemina Lamb in entry for Lucinda Wheelock, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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