Phillip Rice

Brief Life History of Phillip

When Phillip Rice was born on 18 May 1810, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Barnhart Rice, was 29 and his mother, Susanna Catherina Mueller, was 22. He married Sarah Harmon on 7 October 1832, in Wayne, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chatham Township, Medina, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Chatham, Chatham Township, Medina, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 December 1892, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Homer, Homer Township, Medina, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Rice
1810–1892
Sarah Harmon
1812–1885
Marriage: 7 October 1832
John Rice
1833–1908
Emma Rice
1845–1845
Elizabeth Rice
1838–1875
George Barnhart Rice
1839–1914
Daniel Rice
1850–1938
Simon Rice
1854–1856

Sources (12)

  • Philip Rice, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Philip Rice, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Philip Rice, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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World Events (8)

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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.

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