James Rice

28 June 1744–1792 (Age 47)
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of James

When James Rice was born on 28 June 1744, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Capt William Rice, was 36 and his mother, Phebe Tripp, was 34. He married Isabel Sherman on 16 October 1766, in Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1792, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 48.

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James Rice
Isabel Sherman
Marriage: 16 October 1766
Freelove Rice
Freelove Rice
Phebe Rice
John Rice
Elnathan Rice
Waite Rice

Spouse and Children


    Isabel Sherman


16 October 1766
Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States


    Freelove Rice


    Freelove Rice


    Phebe Rice


    John Rice


    Elnathan Rice


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 32

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 32

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 37

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • James Rice in entry for Freelove Rice, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • James Price, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • James Rice in entry for Freelove Rice, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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