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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Family Time Line

John Asaph Rice
1829–1880
Margaret Van Slyke Culver
1829–1891
Marriage: 1 November 1855
Wallace De Groot Rice
1859–1939
Margaret Sherman Rice
1865–1916
Lewis Anson Rice
1871–1941

Spouse and Children

    Male1829–1880Male

    Margaret Van Slyke Culver

    Female1829–1891Female

MARRIAGE
1 November 1855
Illinois, United States
children

(3)

    Wallace De Groot Rice

    Male1859–1939Male

    Margaret Sherman Rice

    Female1865–1916Female

    Lewis Anson Rice

    Male1871–1941Male

Parents and Siblings

    Anson Rice

    Male1798–1875Male

    Female1800–1868Female

siblings

(7)

    Martin Luther Rice

    Male1824–Male

    Charles Anson Rice

    Male1826–1910Male

    Male1829–1880Male

    Myron Granville Rice

    Male1830–1864Male

    Mary Fairbanks Penney Rice

    Female1832–1901Female

+2 More Children

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.
1846

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.

Possible Related Names

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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