John Asaph Rice

22 February 1829–21 April 1880 (Age 51)
Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John Asaph

When John Asaph Rice was born on 22 February 1829, in Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Anson Rice, was 30 and his mother, Lucy S. Sherman, was 29. He married Margaret Van Slyke Culver on 1 November 1855, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 21 April 1880, at the age of 51.

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John Asaph Rice
Margaret Van Slyke Culver
Marriage: 1 November 1855
Wallace De Groot Rice
Margaret Sherman Rice
Lewis Anson Rice

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Van Slyke Culver


1 November 1855
Illinois, United States


    Wallace De Groot Rice


    Margaret Sherman Rice


    Lewis Anson Rice


Parents and Siblings

    Anson Rice





    Martin Luther Rice


    Charles Anson Rice



    Myron Granville Rice


    Mary Fairbanks Penney Rice


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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • John A. in entry for Wallace De G. Rice and Annie F. Mcgrath, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • John Asaph Rice, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Asaph Rice, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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