Josiah Rice

8 July 1735–1805 (Age 69)
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Rice was born on 8 July 1735, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Gershom Rice, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Battelle, was 29. He married Sybil Battle on 1 April 1758. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died in 1805, in Leverett, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Rice
1735–1805
Sybil Battle
1737–
Marriage: 1 April 1758
Sybil
1760–
Betsy Rice
1763–
Zillah Rice
1765–
Submit Rice
1767–
Tirzah Rice
1769–
Erastus Rice
1770–
Elisha Rice
1772–
Gardner Rice
1777–
Lucy Rice
1778–
Gideon Rice
1780–1863
Josiah Rice
1763–1850
Jemima Montague Rice
1785–1822

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 April 1758
children

(12)

    Sybil

    Female1760–Female

    Male1763–1850Male

    Female1763–Female

    Zillah Rice

    Female1765–Female

    Submit Rice

    Female1767–Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1703–1781Male

    Elizabeth Battelle

    Female1706–Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 41

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

Age 41

"""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."""""""
1791

Age 56

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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)

  • Josiah Rice in entry for Josiah Rice, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Josiah Rice, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Josiah Rice, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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