John Dean Rice

16 December 1825–2 November 1902 (Age 76)
Aurora, Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of John Dean

John Dean Rice was born on 16 December 1825, in Aurora, Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States as the son of Moses Rice and Annis. He married Charlotte Mydelia Howland in 1848, in Stillwater, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 November 1902, at the age of 76, and was buried in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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John Dean Rice
Charlotte Mydelia Howland
Marriage: 1848
John A. Rice
William Henry Sidney Howland Rice

Spouse and Children

Stillwater, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Moses Rice






World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 7

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 21

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 D Rice, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John D Rice, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John D Rice, "United States Census, 1900"

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