RICE

Edmund Rice

Edmund Rice , b. Abt. 1594, Sudbury, Buckinghamshire, Eng; d. 3 May 1663, Marlborough, MA; bur. St Edwards, Suffolk, Eng; m 15 Oct 1618, St. Marys, Thomasine Frost[i] , daughter of Edward Thomasine (Belgrave) Frost, b. 11 August 1600, Stanstead, Suffolk, England; d. 13 Jun 1653, Sudbury, Middlesex, MA.

Edmund Rice  arrived in America in 1638 and was one of the founders of Sudbury , MA in 1693. Freeman in 1640. Prominent in civic affairs. Selectman 1644 and several years thereafter. Deacon 1648 and 1656. 

Representative to the General Court 1640, 1643 and 1652-54. In 1660, he removed to Marlborough , MA as one of the first settlers. He was a large landowner.

Eminent Descendants

Edmund Rice  was the progenitor of many eminent descendants. Among them were:

       John Quincy Adams  
      
Julia Ward Howe , writer and poet, who wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic  
      
Francis E Willard , philanthropist, reformer, educator, and President of the Women's Christian Temporance Union  
      
General US Grant  
      
Clara Baron , Civil War Nurse, first president of the American Red Cross  
      
Mary A Rice Livermore , second only to Clara Barton in Civil War service  
      
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , poet  
      
Samuel FB Morse , inventor of the electric telegraph.

Edmund  & Thomasine (Frost) Rice , had ten (10) children[ii]:

1.       Mary Rice , d. England  
2.      
Henry Rice , b. abt. 1617, Stanstead, Suffolk, Eng; bp 13 Feb 1620/1; d. 10 Feb 1710/11, Framingham, MA; m 1 Feb 1643/44, Sudbury, MA to Elizabeth Moore    
3.      
Edward Rice , bp 20 Oct 1622; d. 1692 Sudbury , MA ; m to Agnes Bent    
4.       Thomas Rice , b. 26 Jan 1625/6, Stanstead, Suffolk, England; d. 16 Nov 1681, Malboro, Middlesex, MA; m ca. 1650, Sudbury, MA to Mary King .  They resided at Sudbury until 1664 when he removed to Malboro where he was a proprieter.  
5.      
Lydia Rice , bp 9 Mar 1627/28, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire , England ; d.  5 Apr 1675, Sudbury , MA ; m ca. 1645, Sudbury , MA to Hugh Drury .  
6.      
Matthew Rice , bp 28 Feb 1629/30; d. bet 1713/1717, Sudbury , MA ; m to Martha Lamson    
7.      
Daniel Rice , d. 1632  
8.      
Samuel Rice , bp 12 Nov 1634; d. 25 Feb 1684/1685, Marlborough, MA m 1st to Elizabeth King ; m 2nd to Mary (Dix) Browne ; 3rd to Sarah (White) Hosmer    
9.      
Joseph Rice , bp 13 Mar 1637/8 d 23 Dec 1711, Stowe, MA m 1st to Mercy King ; m 2nd to Mary Beers ; m 3rd to Sarah (Prescott) Wheeler    
10.   
Benjamin Rice , b 31 May 1640 Sudbury , MA d 19 Dec 1713 Sudbury , MA ; m 1st to Mary Brown ; m 2nd to Mary Chamberlain . 

Henry Rice

2.  Henry Rice , son of Edmund  & Thomasine (Frost) Rice , b. abt. 1617, Stanstead, Suffolk, Eng; bp 13 Feb 1620/1; d. 10 Feb 1710/11, Framingham, MA; m 1 Feb 1643/44, Sudbury, MA to Elizabeth Moore .

Henry  & Elizabeth ( Moore ) Rice  had two (2) children:

1.1.  David Rice , b. 1659; m. to Hannah Walker , b. 1669; d. 1704.  
1.2. 
Elizabeth Rice, b. 1648; d. 1739; m. to John Brewer, b. 1642, d. 1691.

Lydia Rice

5.  Lydia Rice , daughter of Edmund  & Thomasine (Frost) Rice , bp 9 Mar 1627/28, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire , England ; d.  5 Apr 1675, Sudbury, MA; m ca. 1645, Sudbury, MA to Hugh Drury , son of Obed Drury , b. 1616, London, England; d. 6 Jul 1689, Boston, MA.

Colonial Wars

Hugh was a lt. in the colonial wars. Source: Amer Compend of Gen Vol 7 

Savage p 75 says: Hugh , Boston 1640, carpenter, freeman 1654, constable 1655&6, ar. co. 1659, lived some yrs at Sudbury , Lydia  joined "our" church 12 Mar 1648. 2 children 1. John  b 2 May 1646 carpenter, freeman 1673 2.  Thomas  m Rachel Rice  

Hugh & Lydia (Rice) Drury  had two (2) children:

5.1.   John Drury , b. 2 May 1646; d. 1678; m. to Mary Weare  daughter of Peter  & Ruth (Gooch) Weare [1].  
5.2.  
Thomas Drury  m. to Rachel Rice .

Matthew Rice

Relationship to Calvin Coolidge[1]

 Edmund Rice + Thomasine Frost
1.      
Henry Rice + Elizabeth Moore
2.      
Elizabeth Rice + John Brewer
3.      
Jonathan Brewer  + Arabella Goulding
4.      
Samuel Brewer + Martha Bent
5.      
Eliab Brewer + Sally Rice
6.      
Israel Brewer + Sally Brown
7.      
Sarah Almeda Brewer + Calvin Galusha Coolidge
8.      
John Calvin Coolidge + Victoria Josephine Moor
9.      
John Calvin Coolidge Jr  -30th President.

6.  Matthew Rice , son of Edmund  & Thomasine (Frost) Rice , bp 28 Feb 1629/30; d. bet 1713/1717, Sudbury , MA ; m to Martha Lamson , d. aft. 1717.

6.1.  Martha Rice , b. 1657; m. to John Bent Jr, son of John Bent , d. 1717. 

Samuel Rice

8.  Samuel Rice , son of   & Thomasine (Frost) Rice , bp 12 Nov 1634; d. 25 Feb 1684/1685, Marlborough, MA m 1st to Elizabeth King , b. ca. 1635; m 2nd to Mary (Dix) Browne ; 3rd to Sarah (White) Hosmer

Samuel  & Elizabeth (King) Rice  had a (1) daughter:

8.1.    Hannah Rice , b. abt 1659; d. 1747; m. to Jonathan Hubbard .

Elizabeth Rice

1.2.  Elizabeth Rice, daughter of Henry & Elizabeth (Moore) Rice, b. 1648; d. 1739; m. to John Brewer, b. 1642; d. 1691.

John & Elizabeth (Rice) Brewer had a (1) son:

1.2.1.  Jonathan Brewer , b. 1689; d. 1754; m. Arabella Goulding .

David Rice

2.1.  David Rice , son of Henry  & Elizabeth ( Moore ) Rice , b. 1659; m. to Hannah Walker , b. 1669; d. 1704.

David  & Hannah ( Walker ) Rice  had:

2.1.1.  Hannah Rice , b. 1691; m. to John Bent , b. 1689; d. abt 1759

Hannah Rice

8.1.  Hannah Rice , daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth (King) Rice, b. abt 1659; d. 1747; m. to Jonathan Hubbard , b. 1659; d. 1728.

Jonathan & Hannah (Rice) Hubbard had a (1) daughter:

8.1.1.  Mary Hubbard , b. 1682; d. 1769; m. to Daniel Davis , b. 1673; d. 1740.

Jonathan Brewer

1.2.1.  Jonathan Brewer, son of John & Elizabeth (Rice) Brewer, b. 1689; d. 1754; m. to Arabella Goulding, d. bef. 1774.

Jonathan & Arabella (Goulding) Brewer had a (1) son:

1.2.1.1.  Samuel Brewer, b. 1716; m. to Martha Bent

Mary Hubbard

8.1.1.  Mary Hubbard, daughter of Jonathan & Hannah (Rice) Hubbard, b. 1682; d. 1769; m. to Daniel Davis, b. 1673; d. 1740.

Daniel & Mary (Hubbard) Davis had a (1) son:

8.1.1.1.  Nathaniel Davis , b. 1715; d. 1802; m. to Susanna Lane , b. 1720.

Samuel Brewer

1.2.1.1.  Samuel Brewer, son of Jonathan & Arabella (Goulding) Brewer, b. 1716; m. to Martha Bent; b. 1719.

Samuel & Martha (Bent) Brewer had a (1) son:

1.2.1.1.1.  Eliab Brewer, b. 1760; m. to Sally Rice.

Nathaniel Davis

8.1.1.1.  Nathaniel Davis, son of Daniel & Mary (Hubbard) Davis, b. 1715; d. 1802; m. to Susanna Lane , b. 1720.

Nathaniel & Susanna (Lane) Davis had a (1) son:

8.1.1.1.1.   Nathaniel Davis  Jr , b. 1754; d. 1835; m. to Lydia Harwood , b. abt 1761; d. 1838.

Eliab Brewer

1.2.1.1.1.  Eliab Brewer, son of Samuel & Martha (Bent) Brewer, b. 1760; d. 1835; m. to Sally Rice, b. 1761; d. 1835.

Eliab & Sally (Rice) Brewer had a (1) son:

1.2.1.1.1.1.  Israel Brewer, b. ca. 1797; m. to Sally Brown.

Nathaniel Davis Jr

8.1.1.1.1.  Nathaniel Davis Jr, son of Nathaniel & Susanna (Lane) Davis, b. 1754; d. 1835; m. to Lydia Harwood, b. abt. 1761; d. 1838.

Nathaniel & Lydia (Harwood) Davis Jr had a (1) daughter:

8.1.1.1.1.1.   Mary Davis , b. 1787; m. to John Moor , b. abt 1785.

Israel Brewer

1.2.1.1.1.1.  Israel Brewer, son of Eliab & Sally (Rice) Brewer, b. ca. 1797; d. ca. 1873; m. to Sally Brown, b. 1801; d. 1884.

Israel & Sally (Brown) Brewer had a (1) daughter:

1.2.1.1.1.1.1.  Sarah Almeda Brewer, b. 1823; d. 1906; m. to Calvin Galusha Coolidge.

Mary Davis

8.1.1.1.1.1.  Mary Davis, daughter of Nathaniel & Lydia (Harwood) Davis Jr., b. 1787; m. to John Moor, b. abt. 1785.

John & Mary ( Davis ) Moor had a (1) son:

8.1.1.1.1.1.1.  Hiram D. Moor , b. 1812; d. 1888; m. to Abigail Franklin , b. 1811; d. 1892

Sarah Almeda Brewer

1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.  Sarah Almeda Brewer, daughter of Israel & Sally (Brown) Brewer, b. 1823; d. 1906; m. to Calvin Galusha Coolidge, b. 1815; d. 1878.

Calvin Galusha & Sarah Almeda (Brewer) Coolidge had a (1) son:

1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.  John Calvin Coolidge, b. 1845; d. 1926; m. to Victora Josephine Moor.

John Calvin Coolidge

1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.  John Clavin Coolidge, son of Calvin Galusha & Sarah Almeda (Brewer) Coolidge, b. 1845; d. 1926; m. to Victoria Josephine Moo, b. 1846; d. 1933.

John Calvin & Victoria Josephine (Moor) Coolidge had a (1) son:

1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.  John Calvin Coolidge Jr, b. 4 Jul 1872, Plymouth, Vermont; d. 5 Jan 1933, Northhampton, Massachusetts; m. Grace Anna Goodhue.  30th President of the United States of America .

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.

1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.  John Calvin Coolidge Jr, son of John Calvin & Victoria Josephine (Moor) Coolidge, b. 4 Jul 1872, Plymouth, Vermont; d. 5 Jan 1933, Northhampton, Massachusetts; m. Grace Anna Goodhue.  30th President of the United States of America .

White House Biography of Calvin Coolidge[iii]

At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont , Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible.

Coolidge was "distinguished for character more than for heroic achievement," wrote a Democratic admirer, Alfred E. Smith. "His great task was to restore the dignity and prestige of the Presidency when it had reached the lowest ebb in our history ... in a time of extravagance and waste...."

Born in Plymouth , Vermont , on July 4, 1872, Coolidge was the son of a village storekeeper. He was graduated from Amherst College with honors, and entered law and politics in Northampton , Massachusetts . Slowly, methodically, he went up the political ladder from councilman in Northampton to Governor of Massachusetts, as a Republican. En route he became thoroughly conservative.

As President, Coolidge demonstrated his determination to preserve the old moral and economic precepts amid the material prosperity, which many Americans were enjoying. He refused to use Federal economic power to check the growing boom or to ameliorate the depressed condition of agriculture and certain industries. His first message to Congress in December 1923 called for isolation in foreign policy, and for tax cuts, economy, and limited aid to farmers.

He rapidly became popular. In 1924, as the beneficiary of what was becoming known as "Coolidge prosperity," he polled more than 54 percent of the popular vote.

In his Inaugural he asserted that the country had achieved "a state of contentment seldom before seen," and pledged himself to maintain the status quo. In subsequent years he twice vetoed farm relief bills, and killed a plan to produce cheap Federal electric power on the Tennessee River .

The political genius of President Coolidge, Walter Lippmann pointed out in 1926, was his talent for effectively doing nothing: "This active inactivity suits the mood and certain of the needs of the country admirably. It suits all the business interests which want to be let alone.... And it suits all those who have become convinced that government in this country has become dangerously complicated and top-heavy...."

Coolidge was both the most negative and remote of Presidents, and the most accessible. He once explained to Bernard Baruch why he often sat silently through interviews: "Well, Baruch, many times I say only 'yes' or 'no' to people. Even that is too much. It winds them up for twenty minutes more."

But no President was kinder in permitting himself to be photographed in Indian war bonnets or cowboy dress, and in greeting a variety of delegations to the White House.

Both his dry Yankee wit and his frugality with words became legendary. His wife, Grace Goodhue Coolidge, recounted that a young woman sitting next to Coolidge at a dinner party confided to him she had bet she could get at least three words of conversation from him. Without looking at her he quietly retorted, "You lose." And in 1928, while vacationing in the Black Hills of South Dakota, he issued the most famous of his laconic statements; "I do not choose to run for President in 1928."

By the time the disaster of the Great Depression hit the country, Coolidge was in retirement. Before his death in January 1933, he confided to an old friend, . . . I feel I no longer fit in with these times."


[1] Peter Weare , son of Peter Weare, b. 1618, Charfield, Gloucester, England; d. 1691-1692; m. to Ruth Gooch , daughter of John  & Ruth (Unknown) Gooch, d. bef. May 1667.


[i] Automated Archives, Inc. CD #101
[ii]
Graves Source: database of Case Zwart (rice on  genserv), The Edmund Rice (1638) Association Inc., The Rice Family - Andrew  Henshaw Ward, 1858, History of Framingham, MA - William Barry, Vital  records of Sudbury , MA , New England Marriages before 1700
[iii]
Biography of Calvin Coolidge from http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/cc30.html