, b. Abt. 1594,
Sudbury, Buckinghamshire, Eng; d. 3 May 1663, Marlborough, MA; bur. St Edwards,
Suffolk, Eng; m 15 Oct 1618, St. Mary’s, Thomasine Frost[i]
, daughter of Edward
Thomasine (Belgrave) Frost, b. 11 August 1600, Stanstead, Suffolk, England; d.
13 Jun 1653, Sudbury, Middlesex, MA.
to the General Court 1640, 1643 and 1652-54. In 1660, he removed to
the progenitor of many eminent descendants. Among them were:
Ø Julia Ward Howe , writer and poet, who wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic
Ø Francis E Willard , philanthropist, reformer, educator, and President of the Women's Christian Temporance Union
Ø General US Grant
Ø Clara Baron , Civil War Nurse, first president of the American Red Cross
Ø Mary A Rice
Ø Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , poet
Ø Samuel FB Morse , inventor of the electric telegraph.
Thomasine (Frost) Rice
, had ten (10)
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
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
6. Matthew Rice , bp 28 Feb 1629/30; d. bet 1713/1717,
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
, 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
, b. 1659; m. to
, b. 1669; d.
1.2. Elizabeth Rice, b. 1648; d. 1739; m. to John Brewer, b. 1642, d. 1691.
, daughter of Edmund
Thomasine (Frost) Rice
, bp 9 Mar 1627/28,
Hugh was a lt. in the colonial wars. Source: Amer Compend of Gen Vol 7
p 75 says: Hugh
& Lydia (Rice)
two (2) children:
, b. 2 May 1646;
d. 1678; m. to Mary Weare
Ruth (Gooch) Weare
5.2. Thomas Drury m. to Rachel Rice .
to Calvin Coolidge
Rice + Thomasine Frost
, 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
Elizabeth (King) Rice
a (1) daughter:
8.1. Hannah Rice , b. abt 1659; d. 1747; m. to Jonathan Hubbard .
Elizabeth Rice, daughter of Henry & Elizabeth (Moore) Rice, b. 1648;
d. 1739; m. to John Brewer, b. 1642; d. 1691.
& Elizabeth (Rice) Brewer had a (1) son:
Jonathan & Hannah (Rice) Hubbard had a (1) daughter:
Jonathan Brewer, son of John & Elizabeth (Rice) Brewer, b. 1689; d.
1754; m. to Arabella Goulding, d. bef. 1774.
& Arabella (Goulding) Brewer had a (1) son:
18.104.22.168. Samuel Brewer, b. 1716; m. to Martha Bent
Mary Hubbard, daughter of Jonathan & Hannah (Rice) Hubbard, b. 1682;
d. 1769; m. to Daniel Davis, b. 1673; d. 1740.
& Mary (Hubbard) Davis had a (1) son:
, b. 1715; d. 1802; m. to
22.214.171.124. Samuel Brewer, son of Jonathan & Arabella (Goulding) Brewer, b. 1716; m. to Martha Bent; b. 1719.
Samuel & Martha (Bent) Brewer had a (1) son:
Eliab Brewer, b. 1760; m. to Sally Rice.
Davis, son of Daniel & Mary (Hubbard) Davis, b. 1715; d. 1802; m. to
Nathaniel & Susanna (Lane) Davis had a (1) son:
, b. 1754; d. 1835;
m. to Lydia Harwood
, b. abt 1761; d.
Eliab Brewer, son of Samuel & Martha (Bent) Brewer, b. 1760; d. 1835;
m. to Sally Rice, b. 1761; d. 1835.
& Sally (Rice) Brewer had a (1) son:
Israel Brewer, b. ca. 1797; m. to Sally Brown.
Nathaniel Davis Jr, son of Nathaniel & Susanna (Lane) Davis, b. 1754;
d. 1835; m. to Lydia Harwood, b. abt. 1761; d. 1838.
& Lydia (Harwood) Davis Jr had a (1) daughter:
, b. 1787; m. to
, b. abt 1785.
Israel Brewer, son of Eliab & Sally (Rice) Brewer, b. ca. 1797; d.
ca. 1873; m. to Sally Brown, b. 1801; d. 1884.
& Sally (Brown) Brewer had a (1) daughter:
Sarah Almeda Brewer, b. 1823; d. 1906; m. to Calvin Galusha Coolidge.
Mary Davis, daughter of Nathaniel & Lydia (Harwood) Davis Jr., b.
1787; m. to John Moor, b. abt. 1785.
& Mary (
Hiram D. Moor
, b. 1812; d. 1888;
m. to Abigail Franklin
, b. 1811; d. 1892
Sarah Almeda Brewer, daughter of Israel & Sally (Brown) Brewer, b.
1823; d. 1906; m. to Calvin Galusha Coolidge, b. 1815; d. 1878.
Galusha & Sarah Almeda (Brewer) Coolidge had a (1) son:
John Calvin Coolidge, b. 1845; d. 1926; m. to Victora Josephine Moor.
John Clavin Coolidge, son of Calvin Galusha & Sarah Almeda (Brewer)
Coolidge, b. 1845; d. 1926; m. to Victoria Josephine Moo, b. 1846; d. 1933.
Calvin & Victoria Josephine (Moor) Coolidge had a (1) son:
John Calvin Coolidge Jr, b. 4 Jul 1872, Plymouth, Vermont; d. 5 Jan 1933,
Northhampton, Massachusetts; m. Grace Anna Goodhue.
30th President of the
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
At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in
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...."
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
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."
 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.
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[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
[iii] Biography of Calvin Coolidge from http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/cc30.html