Asaph Rice

13 January 1817–3 February 1872 (Age 55)
Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Asaph

When Asaph Rice was born on 13 January 1817, in Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Ira Rice, was 23 and his mother, Minerva Saxton, was 22. He married Louisa May Busenbark on 5 November 1849, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 3 February 1872, in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States.

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Asaph Rice
Mary Busenbark
Marriage: 1 April 1852
Leander Manning Rice
Francilla Rice
Frank Saxon Rice
Arsenin Rice
Daniel Henry Rice
Marsina Rice
Mary Jane Rice
Joseph Hyrum Rice
Hyrum Rice
Martha Ann Rice
Alvira Juliette RIce
Alvirus Julian Rice
Margaret Ella Rice

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  • Marriage
    1 April 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 15
    "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."

    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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    The Early Settlement of Panaca, Nevada, a Brief History by Amy L. Moser

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    Sources (20)

    • Esop Rice, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Aspphi Rice in entry for Daniel Rice, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Aseph Rice, "United States Census, 1860"

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