|Death: ||Apr. 17, 1834|
81 years old; born about 1754. His father is listed in various sources as Rev. Caleb Rice or Rev. Nathan Rice, from Sturbridge, Connecticut.
Graduated from Harvard University in 1873. In "Life in a New England town, 1787, 1788: diary of John Quincy Adams" , a footnote states Nathan was a law student with John Adams.
Colonel Nathan Rice was a Revolutionary War veteran. He was aide-de-camp to Gen. Lincoln 1777-1781, Lieutenant of the 24th Continental Infantry, and served 'to the close of the war'. He is on the Chittenden County VT pension rolls, 1828, for serving as a Major in the Massachusetts Continental line.
Nathan was married to Sophia. Their children, all born before Nathan and Sophia moved to Burlington, were:
- Meriel Rice
- Sophia Bradford, wife of Doctor G Bradford
- Polly (Sally) Paine
- Nathan Rice of Boston
- Priscilla Foote (living in Vermont)
- Caleb Rice of Hingham, Mass
Nathan Rice moved to Burlington, Vermont about 1811. He purchased several lots of land in Colchester and in Burlington.
Nathan's will states that he is to be buried next to his wife, Sophia, and that "the charges of my funeral be as little as ... will permit." so his children could benefit from a larger inheritance. The account of his estate includes a number of books on a range of subjects: History of Hingham (Mass); several books on the War of 1812, and General William Hull; poems; geography; navigation; philosophy; prayer, sermons, 3 collections of hymns, and several memoirs.
Sophia Blake Rice (1762 - 1811)
Meriel Rice (____ - 1837)*
Created by: DebL
Record added: Apr 04, 2013
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