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Gershom Rice

Male 1667 - 1768  (101 years)


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  • Name Gershom Rice 
    Born 9 May 1667  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Married To say 1692  [1
    Elizabeth Balcom, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Hayes) Balcom. She was born on 16 August 1672 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Gershom Rice (c1696-____)
    2. Elizabeth Rice (1696-____)
    3. Abishai Rice (1701-____)
    4. Sarah Rice (1703-____)
    5. Matthias Rice (1707-____)
    6. Ruth Rice (1710-____)
    There may have been a seventh child. 
    Moved To Before 1698  Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved to Before 1713  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History 1713 
    In 1713, he was one of the petitioners for a new settlement at Worcester to replace that destroyed by Indians. In his house in Worcester, the first
    meetings of the church were held and he planted the first orchard in the town. 
    Died 19 Dec 1768  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 26 Dec 1768  [1
    From The Boston Gazette, 26 December 1768 as reported by Ward (1858): "This day died here Mr. Gershom Rice, who completed the age of 101 years some time last May, besides retaining his reason and understanding in a very good degree to the last. He enjoyed a long and almost uninterrupted state of bodily health; was able, till very lately, to travel on foot a mile or two a day among his neighbors; eat his food with a good appetite, and slept quietly at night without any attendance. He was naturally of very pleasant disposition, very courteous in his behavior towards all, and withal grave and serious. Of late the decays of nature came on him fast; and he went away calmly and quietly at last, expressing his hope and trust in his Redeemer for admission to a better world.
    Person ID I16426  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2018 

    Father Thomas Rice,   c. 26 Jan 1625/26, St James, Stanstead, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1681, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary King,   b. Abt 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bta 1715, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1667 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - Before 1698 - Groton, New London County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - Before 1713 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Dec 1768 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1032] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, (Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858).