Ann Elizabeth Rice

Female7 September 1816–30 December 1884

Brief Life History of Ann Elizabeth

When Ann Elizabeth Rice was born on 7 September 1816, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Taft Rice, was 29 and her mother, Jane Cumming, was 22. She married George Waterman on 28 March 1838, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 30 December 1884, in Saint Johnsville, Saint Johnsville, Montgomery, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Waterman
1813–1876
Ann Elizabeth Rice
1816–1884
Marriage: 28 March 1838
Mary E Waterman
1839–1891
George Waterman
1841–1901
Silas Cumming Waterman
1846–1895
Anna D Waterman
1849–1914

Sources (12)

  • Anna Waterman in household of George Waterman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • New York, Births and Christenings 1640-1962
  • New York, Marriages 1686-1980

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1838Albany, Albany, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 11

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 20

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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