Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals

Notes


Capt Asa Rice

DWS: Supplement to A Genealogical History of the Rice Family Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice by Andrew Henshaw Ward 1858 printed 1967 by the Edmund Rice Assn: pg 12
shown dead at Guilford, VT
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BIRTH: Worcester and Her People; Rice Genealogies; pg 216
MARRIAGE: Guilford , Vermont Baptisms 1793 to 1802, Marriages & Deaths1793 to 1796.
Recorded by Elijah Wollage, pastor
DEATH: Index to Vermont Vital Records; Early to 1870; FHL film #027563
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DWS from: Gary H. Rice (Ret.) Colonel, From the Water's Edge (GEHR Publishing of Mississippi Mills), pages 46,7
"The marriage of sixty-two year old Captain Asa Rice and twenty year old Esther Gould, marks the beginning of my family’s fifth generation in America. He was born in Guilford on February 8, in either 1731/1732. Esther, the daughter of Stephen Gould and Esther Wilder, was born on October 24, 1773 in Warwick. They were married in Guilford, by Pastor Elijah Wollage on October 23, 1794.
Several Rice families were early residents of Guilford, Michah Rice, with his wife, Silence and their two year old daughter Sarah, were its first settlers. Their home on lot seventy-seven was on the west side of a road leading south through the hollow, and about 100 rods south of Broad Brook bridge. Their second daughter has the distinction of being the first white child to be born in Guilford on March 2, 1761.
My ancestor, Asa Rice, was Micah's brother and his property in Guilford included parcels on lots 32, 84 and sixty-four respectively. The only information that has been uncovered thus far regarding his first wife and their children, is contained in the town of Guilford's first census, which recorded Asa, an unnamed wife and seven unnamed children. He was again enumerate d there in 1790, this time as the head of a family of four. Asa did not wed Esther Gould until 1794, however and all seven of their children were born subsequent to that.
From Guilford's earliest days it had governed it self much as an independent republic, wit h the town's officers being elected annually. At its first meeting, on May 19, 1772, Asa was elected as sealer of weights and measures. He remained active in the town affairs through out his live, and at various times he held appointments as a fence viewer, commissioner for laying out highways, an overseer to the poor and Grand Juryman. He also served on several tow n committees. He was seventy-five years old when he died in Guilford on August 16, 1806, and w as buried in the Blanchard Cemetery. In 1812 (30 Jan.) his wife Esther married Andrew Parsons. When she died, on September 21, 1821 they buried her beside him, ( Andrew Parsons) in the Blanchard Cemetery."
Will of Asa Rice, Volume 3, pg 247 of Marlboro District Court; FHL film#029139

Ephraim Nichols and Elihu Root of Guilford in the district of Marlboro exhibited for Probate a writing purporting to be the last will &testament of Asa Rice late of Guilford aforesaid , deceased.

I, Asa Rice of Guilford, Windham Vermont this twenty second day of March in the year of our Lord 1 805, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory.....
I give to my beloved wife Esther one third part of my estate both real and personal during he r natural live
I give to my daughter Abigail Whitney, seventeen dollars
I give to my son Asa, four hundred and fifty dollars
I give to my son Joseph, four hundred and fifty dollars
I give to my son Emery four hundred and fifty dollars
I give to my daughter Catherine, two hundred and twenty five dollars
Farming tools to be divided among my sons
Daughter Catherine should have all the household furniture not all ready disposed of

Capt. Ephraim Nichols and Lieut. Eluhu Root are Executors /s/ Asa Rice
Witnesses are William Bigelow, Asa Rice 2nd, and Pattie Gould
Is it possible that Pattie Gould who was a witness to his will is Martha Gould born 1784 and married Jotham Franklin 29 Nov1807. She is the sister of Esther (Gould ) Rice. Patti is the diminutive name for Martha in that era of time. Possibly Asa Gould 2nd, who also witnessed the deed is the son of Micah Rice and nephew of Captain Asa Rice . These two witnesses pretty well prove the identity of both Captain Asa Rice and his wife Esther Gould.

Will accepted and proved 26 Aug 1806
Inventory on pg 276 gives $3496.10 of which $3000 was for real estate.

pg 547: Widows petition for allowance for supporting her six small children, the youngest o f which is not yet two years old. Allowance was ranted on 16 Sep 1807. Asa Rice was appointed guardian to minor children, Asa Rice 2nd, Daniel Rice, Joseph Rice and Emery Rice. Esther Rice was appointed guardian to Catherine Rice and Esther Rice. Esther was most likely born after the death of her father.

RESEARCHERS NOTE: These are the six children of Captain Asa Rice and his wife Esther. Abigail (Rice) Whitney, also named as an heir in his will would have to be a daughter by a previous, still, marriage. I have not yet identified her.

Vol. 10: Esther Rice of Guilford, a minor above the age of 14 and heir to the estate of Asa Rice, chose Isaac Barbour to be her guardian on 3 Jan1821.

The division of the estate of Captain Asa Rice was made 27 April 1810 and includes the dower of the widow Esther. A sale of real estate took place to help pay some of the costs involve d. Land was set off to the widow Esther, Joseph Rice, Daniel Rice, Asa Rice, eldest son, Emory Rice, Esther Rice, and Catherine Rice.

On the 9th day of Jul 1810 Rufus Jacobs of Guilford was appointed guardian to Daniel Rice, son and heir of the estate of Asa Rice late deceased, of Guilford.

An index to Guilford Vital Records give the following:
Abigail Rice b 15 May 1751 recorded in Book B. pg 59
Sylvanis Rice b 3 Sep 1773; d 26 Sep 1777 death recorded in Book b pg 59
Abigail Rice (again) b 25 Aug 1775; d Sep 27 1777 "
Francis Rice, b 29 Oct 1777; d 10 {Sep} 1777 "

The Official History of Guilford pn pg 284 in Cemetery records gives the following:
Abigail Rice d 1777
Capt. Asa Rice d 1806
Francis Rice d 1777
Salvenas Rice d 1777

QUESTION: Is it possible that these are some of the children of Captain Asa Rice and his unknown first wife? It would seem to me that the first Abigail given in the Index would have been the one who died on 27th of Sep 1777 and the second Abigail (who is given a death date) would have been named for her deceased older sister [A recorders error]. She could possibly be t he daughter named as Abigail Whitney in the will of Asa Rice. She most likely is the only surviving child at the time of the writing of the will and may not have survived until the estate was divided and set off as she is not named in the settlement of the estate. A study of the Whitney family will be helpful here as well as a contact with someone in Guilford who can d o cemetery searches for us

Some entries from "The Official History of Guilford, VT-1678-1961Editied by Broad Brook Grange. Published by the Town of Guilford and Broad Brook Grange No. 151 on the occasion o f the Town's Bicentennial.

Pg 21, John Shepardson, John Barney and Asa Rice are named as a Comitioners (sic) for laying out highways. Dated April ye 23rd, 1774.

pg 131, At a meeting at Samuel Nichols, Esqr, to Make Choice of Commission officers and noncommissioned officers for the First company in Guilford.

1st Chose Sam'll Nichols Esqr. Moderator
2. Choose Sam'll Nichols Capt of Sd company
3. Chose William Bullock Lieut.
4 Chose Asa Rice Ensign
5. Chose Lovell Bullock, Clark (sic)
6 Chose Timothy Root, 2nd Sergeant
7. Chose James Cutlar 3rd Sergeant
8. Chose Frances Rice 4th Sergeant
Chose Sam'll Melody 1 Corporal

On pg 136, the following men named Rice were given: Abel in N.H. Regt.1777, Asa in 1st Guilford 1778, Francis in 1st Guilford 1775, Micah, Ensign in 1st Guilford 1778 ,Peter in Capt David Stowell's 1st Regt. and Phineas in Capt. David Stowells 1st Regt. 1777.
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DWS: from George King on ERA TMGW data set CD Sep 2003:
the Edmund Rice Assn ERA gedcom: "According to the Gale Papers held by the Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, Vermont, Asa served in the Revolutionary War, being chosen Ensign in the First Company of Guilford on June 29, 1775, and Captain in 1778."
"Nearby heads of families in the 1800 census:
Heads of families: Stephen Gould, Thomas Gould, Phineas Rice, Micah Rice, Asa Rice, Asa Rice Jr., Josiah Rice, Aaron Wilder, Samuel Melendy, Jonathon Melendy."


Esther Gould

BIRTH: Warwick Vital Records; Warwick City Hall; recieved by mail

Her father, Stephen Gould was "of Warwick, Hampshire Massachusetts in1779 when he first purchased land in Guilford, Windham Vermont.

Marriage date to Asa Rice was not on the General Index to Vermont Vital Records. She was Esther Rice in 1808 and by 1819, when her fathers estate was settled, she was known as Esther Parsons.

Named in the will of her father, Stephen Gould as follows:

Volume 4; pg 155; FHL film #29,139
Stephen Gould Estate, the acct of payment from Thomas Gould Exr.; Dated24 August 1808
Payment to Lydia Dunten $30.00
Payment to John Nichols & Lettice Nichols 60.50
Payment to Stephen Gould 121.50
*Payment to Esther Rice 60.50
Payment to Otis & Susannah Aldrich 60.50
Payment to Aaron Gould 121.00
Payment to Martha Franklin 60.50

Vol 9; pg 611
Thomas Gould, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Stephen Gould,exhibited the following releases which are ordered by the judge to be recorded:

Turbridge, 17 Feb 1812 Aaron Gould received of Thomas Gould $145.00
Guilford, 3 Feb 1813 John Nickels and Lettice Nickels recieved $60.50
*Guilford, 23 Dec 1819 Andrew Parsons and Esther Parsons received $60.50
Guilford, 23 Dec 1819 Otis Aldrich recieved $60.50
Guilford, 23 Dec 1819 Jotham Franklin and Patty Franklin recieved $60.50 Guilford, 29 Jan 1819 Stephen Gould recieved $137.00


Joseph Rice

BIRTH :Index to Guilford Vermont Vital Records; Lists Asa Rice, JosephRice and Emery Rice, children of Asa and Esther Rice.


Emery Rice

BIRTH :Index to Guilford Vermont Vital Records; Lists Asa Rice, JosephRice and Emery Rice, childr en of Asa and Esther Rice.


Esther Rice

Marlboro Probates; Vol 10; FHL film #29,142; Esther Rice of Guilford aminor above the age of 14 and heir to the estate of Asa Rice, choseIsaac Barbour to be her guardian, 3 Jan 1821


Phebe Rice

DWS: A Genealogical Register of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis pg 118 & 205


Phebe Rice

DWS: A Genealogical Register of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis pg 118 & 205


Oliver Warren

DWS: A Genealogical Register of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis pg 205


Asa Rice II

BIRTH :Index to Guilford Vermont Vital Records; Lists Asa Rice, JosephRice and Emery Rice, children of Asa and Esther Rice.

MARRIAGE: Index to Vermont Vital Records, early to 1870; FHL film #27667

Deed recorded in Guilford; Dated 21 day of Febrary, 1817; Vol 8, pg 21
Know all men by these presents that I, Asa Rice of Guilford, WindhamCo, VT for the consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars in hand paid by Jonathan Melendy, Asa Melendy, and John Melendy of the same Guilford for three tracts of land situated in Guilford afore said which were divided and set off to me by William Bigelow, Timothy and Manassah Bixby Jr. commissioners under a warrant from the Judge of Probate within and for the district of Marlboro to Set off and divide the real estate of my Well honoured father Asa Rice late of Guilford, Desceased, which warrant bears date the thenth day of December AD 1810 and which three several tracts of land I hold as eldest of my father late deceased. Reference to wit, five acres and three fourth of an acre and twenty square rods lying at right angles and between the share of my brother Daniel Rice on the north and the Dower of the widow of the said Deceased on the south.....(Lot #64) Deed is witnessed by Amelia Tylerand Royall Tyler and Signed Asa Rice 2nd.
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DWS: from George King on ERA TMGW data set CD Sep 2003:
the Edmund Rice Assn ERA gedcom: Asa Noble Rice
"On 22 February Asa appeared before Justice of the Peace Lemuel Whitney in Guilford, Vermont to acknowledge the instrument, and the Town Clerk, Willard Martin, then entered the deed in the (Guilford, VT) town records. This deed of sale of Asa Rice 2nd's land to his wife Sally's brothers also makes mention of Asa's mother, his brother Daniel and his sister Esther"
they also show a prior wife Bradley?


Seth Rice Jr

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208
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Abigail (Nabby) Chase

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208
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Henry Rice

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208
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Jarvis Barney Rice

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208
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Seth Rice

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208
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William Chase Rice

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208
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Alpheus Eaton

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208-209
will filed 25 Jun 1832
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Susanna Eaton

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208-209
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Alpheus Eaton

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208-209
will filed 25 Jun 1832
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John E Eaton

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208-209
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Annis Eaton

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208-209
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George W Eaton

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208-209
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Benjamin F Eaton

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208-209
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Alpheus Eaton Jr

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208-209
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Thomas Brown Eaton

DWS: A Genealogical Register 1970 of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 208-209
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