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Meliscent Rice Reeves
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Birth: 1787
Framingham
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1855
Wayland
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Place of death is inferred from place of burial and must be verified. The date of death is well documented but the date of birth is inferred and must be verified. Her age is a bit of a conundrum since her intention of marriage is listed as 1809 (see below).

The grave stone shows her age at death as either 58 or 68 (the first digit is indistinct in my photograph). If age 58 at death in 1855, however, she would have been only 12 in 1809 which seems a bit young; age 19 in 1809 makes more sense. Moreover, the "died at age" inscription on her grave stone in my photograph shows "68" fairly distinctly.

The Wayland, MA Vital Records to 1850 contains this entry at p. 102 with respect to Wayland Marriages: "Nathaniel Jr. and Mellisent Rice of Framingham, int. Dec. 2, 1809."

The Wayland, MA Vital Records to 1850 contains this additional entry at p. 102 with respect to Wayland Marriages: "Sylvester and Mrs. Milliesent [int. Mellisant] Reeves, Oct. 1 [int. Oct. 2, sic], 1818. [Mrs. Millescent, Oct. 1, C.R.I.]"

A genealogical History of the Rice Family: descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice contains the following entry at p. 158: "Meliscent, bap. July, 1798, m. (1) Nathaniel Reeves, (2) his cousin Sylvester Reeves, both of Wayland, and d. Jan. 1855"

History of the Town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts From the First Settlement in 1630, to the Present Time, 1855 by Charles Brooks contains the following entries at p. 537:

"Nathaniel Reeves m. Milicent Rice, and lived in Wayland."
* * *
"Sylvester Reeves m. Milicent, widow of Nathaniel Reeves, jun., and has --
Nathaniel, b. July 22, 1820.
Sylvester, " May 30, 1823." 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sylvester Reeves (1789 - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  Nathaniel Reeves (1820 - 1854)*
  Sylvester Reeves (1823 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MELISCENT
wife of
Sylvester Reeves
died Jan. 5, 1855
aged 68 yr's
 
Burial:
South Cemetery
Wayland
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Charlie Morgan
Record added: Sep 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41536531
Meliscent <i>Rice</i> Reeves
Added by: Charlie Morgan
 
Meliscent <i>Rice</i> Reeves
Added by: Charlie Morgan
 
 
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