Jemima Rice

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

David Lamb
1739–1814
Jemima Rice
1752–1838
Marriage: 6 November 1773
David Lamb
1776–1860
Nathan Lamb
1779–1830
Asahel Lamb
1782–1808
Artemas Lamb
1784–1791
Colin Alvan Lamb
1786–1846
Austin Lamb
1790–1870
Lucinda Lamb
1792–1880
David Lamb
1796–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1773Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (6)

    1776
    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

    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 (12)

    • Jemima in entry for Nathan Lamb, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Jemina Lamb in entry for Lucinda Wheelock, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Jemima Rice, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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