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Hannah Rice

Female 1735 - 1814  (78 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Hannah Rice was born on 10 Nov 1735 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Richard Rice and Hannah Bent); died on 19 Sep 1814 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Family/Spouse: Samuel Hemingway. Samuel (son of Ebenezer Hemingway and Hannah Winch) was born on 3 Aug 1724 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 18 Jun 1806 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Ebenezer Hemingway was born on 26 May 1760 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 27 Oct 1839 in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire; was buried in East Cemetery, Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard Rice was born on 31 Jan 1710 (son of Jonathan Rice and Elizabeth Wheeler); died in 1737.

    Richard married Hannah Bent in 1734. Hannah (daughter of John Bent and Hannah Rice) was born on 10 Jul 1714; died on 21 Sep 1774. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Hannah Bent was born on 10 Jul 1714 (daughter of John Bent and Hannah Rice); died on 21 Sep 1774.
    Children:
    1. 1. Hannah Rice was born on 10 Nov 1735 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 19 Sep 1814 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jonathan Rice was born on 3 Jul 1654 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Corporal Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore); died on 12 Apr 1725 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Jonathan married Elizabeth Wheeler on 12 Feb 1691. Elizabeth (daughter of Richard Wheeler and Sarah Prescott) was born on 22 May 1669 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts; died on 26 Oct 1744 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Church Hill Cemetery, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Wheeler was born on 22 May 1669 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts (daughter of Richard Wheeler and Sarah Prescott); died on 26 Oct 1744 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Church Hill Cemetery, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 24 May 1669, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 2. Richard Rice was born on 31 Jan 1710; died in 1737.

  3. 6.  John Bent was born on 29 Nov 1689 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of John Bent and Martha Rice); died in 1759 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Regarding the identity of the mother of this John Bent: was it the first wife of his father John Bent (1636-1717), Hannah Stone, or his second wife, Martha Rice?

    Alicia Crane Williams's entry for John Stone (1618-1683), the father of his father's first wife, Hannah Stone, in the Early New England Families Study Project, says of Hannah that she was born 6 Jun 1640, and died between 9 Jun 1683 and about 1691, "between when Hannah Bent participated in the deed by heirs of John Stone and the estimated year of birth of youngest child, David, who died at age 39 in 1730." After Hannah's death, her husband John Bent (1637-1717) married Martha Rice; Williams places this second marriage as taking place "aft. abt. 1691."

    The evidence Williams cites for placing those particular bounds around the death of Hannah (Stone) Bent is Allen Bent's 1894 NEHGR article "The Bent Family" (volume 48, page 288) and his subsequent 1900 book The Bent Family in America (citation details below), both of which say that John Bent (1637-1717) was twice married, first on 1 Jul 1658 to Hannah Stone, then (no date given) to Martha Rice, and that he had three children, all by his first wife Hannah Stone: Hannah, born 6 May 1661; John, born 29 Nov 1689, and David, born about 1691, a date no doubt estimated based, as Williams says, on the fact that David died in 1720 and was said at the time to be 29.

    But given the dates of these three children's births, and the fact that all we actually know about the death date of Hannah Stone is that she was alive on 9 Jun 1683, Allen Bent's his assignment of all three children to Hannah seems...unlikely! A man is married twice, to a first wife in 1658, and then to a second wife at an unspecified date. And he has three children, one born in 1661, one born twenty-eight years later, and a third born two years after that. Which is likelier? That his first wife suddenly bore two further children after a break of nearly three decades? Or that the second two children are by the second wife, and that the first wife died sometime not at all long after 9 Jun 1683, rather than after 1691?

    Finally, the record of the birth of the younger John Bent, as found in the published vital records of Sudbury, quoting Middlesex County records at East Cambridge, clear gives his parents as John and Martha. "BENT, John, s. John and Martha, Nov. 29, 1689" (italics ours). This seems a reasonably clear indication that John Bent was a son of his father's second wife. (And if this was the case, then his younger brother David must have been as well.)

    (It seems notable that James Savage in his 1860-64 Genealogical Dictionary of New England, volume 1, page 169, says that John Bent was born "prob. by sec. w. Martha, d. of Matthew Rice". And it seems also relevant that Clarence Almon Torrey's listing for the marriage of John Bent to Martha Rice dates it as taking place "by 1689", despite the fact that several of Torrey's listed sources assert otherwise. Conceivably both Savage and Torrey were perfectly well aware of the entry for the younger John Bent's birth in the vital records of Sudbury.)

    John married Hannah Rice on 15 Nov 1711 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of Deacon David Rice and Hannah Walker) was born on 5 Jan 1692. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Hannah Rice was born on 5 Jan 1692 (daughter of Deacon David Rice and Hannah Walker).
    Children:
    1. 3. Hannah Bent was born on 10 Jul 1714; died on 21 Sep 1774.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Corporal Henry Rice was born before 13 Feb 1621 (son of Deacon Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost); died on 10 Feb 1711 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 13 Feb 1621, St. James, Stanstead, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    He and his wife were step first cousins once removed.

    Henry married Elizabeth Moore on 1 Jan 1644 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of John Moore and Elizabeth) was born about 1626; died on 23 Aug 1705 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Moore was born about 1626 (daughter of John Moore and Elizabeth); died on 23 Aug 1705 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1628, England
    • Alternate death: 3 Aug 1705, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    She and her husband were step first cousins once removed.

    Children:
    1. 4. Jonathan Rice was born on 3 Jul 1654 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 12 Apr 1725 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. Deacon David Rice was born about 1659; died on 16 Aug 1723 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Richard Wheeler died on 10 Feb 1676 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 9 Feb 1676, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He may or may not be the Richard Wheeler baptised 13 Jun 1614 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, son of "Thomas Wheler of the Towne ende." He was killed in an attack on Lancaster by Native Americans.

    Richard married Sarah Prescott on 2 Aug 1658 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of John Prescott and Mary Gawkroger alias Platt) was born about 1637 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Sarah Prescott was born about 1637 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of John Prescott and Mary Gawkroger alias Platt).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1637, Sowerby, Yorkshire, England

    Children:
    1. Abraham Wheeler was born on 7 Dec 1659 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died in Nov 1695 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts.
    2. 5. Elizabeth Wheeler was born on 22 May 1669 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts; died on 26 Oct 1744 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Church Hill Cemetery, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  John Bent was born before 24 Jan 1637 (son of John Bent and Martha); died before 15 Sep 1717; was buried on 15 Sep 1717 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 24 Jan 1637, Weyhill, Hampshire, England

    Notes:

    The first petition for the incorporation of Framingham, in 1693, was headed by John Bent. It was incorporated in 1700, and at the second town meeting, 3 Mar 1701, he was chosen one of the tythingmen.

    John married Martha Rice. Martha (daughter of Matthew Rice and Martha Lambson) was born on 17 Aug 1657; died after 14 Oct 1716. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Martha Rice was born on 17 Aug 1657 (daughter of Matthew Rice and Martha Lambson); died after 14 Oct 1716.
    Children:
    1. 6. John Bent was born on 29 Nov 1689 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1759 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Deacon David Rice was born about 1659 (son of Corporal Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore); died on 16 Aug 1723 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was one of the founders, and one of the first deacons, of Framingham.

    David married Hannah Walker on 7 Apr 1687. Hannah (daughter of Thomas Walker and Mary Stone) was born in 1669; died on 18 Dec 1704 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Hannah Walker was born in 1669 (daughter of Thomas Walker and Mary Stone); died on 18 Dec 1704 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 7. Hannah Rice was born on 5 Jan 1692.