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Maria Appolonia "Abigail" Hartman Rice
Birth: Sep. 4, 1742
Munich (München), Germany
Death: Nov. 6, 1789
West Pikeland
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Mother of twenty one children. Contracted typhus ministering to sick and wounded Revolutionary War soldiers in Yellow Springs Hospital in Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Johannes Matthias Hartman (1716 - 1787)
  Anna Margaretha Moses Hartman (1716 - 1773)
 
 Spouse:
  Zachariah E. Rice (1731 - 1811)
 
 Children:
  'John' Johannes Rice (1758 - 1837)*
  Elizabeth Reiss Hippel (1760 - 1823)*
  Peter Rice (1764 - 1839)*
  Anna Maria (Anomarriah) Rice Sheneman (1765 - 1834)*
  Conrad Rice (1770 - 1856)*
  Sallie Rice Weimer (1771 - 1841)*
  Mary Rice Wallick (1772 - 1860)*
  Henry Rice (1779 - 1853)*
  Benjamin Rice (1786 - 1861)*
 
 Sibling:
  Johann Peter Hartman (1740 - 1810)*
  Maria Appolonia Hartman Rice (1742 - 1789)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
[newer marker]
ABIGAIL HARTMAN RICE
WIFE OF
ZACHARIAH RICE
1742 – 1789
SERVED AS A NURSE AT YELLOW SPRINGS
HOSPITAL DURING THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTION.
PLACED BY
ABIGAIL HARTMAN RICE
CHAPTER, D.A.R.
[Original marker is said to have been stolen,
but read, -
“Some have children
Some have none.
Here lies the mother of twenty-one.”
An account states that,
“seventeen of her twenty-one children
followed her body in procession to the grave…
such a sight was never before seen
in Pikeland and may never be again.”]

 
Burial:
Saint Peters Pikeland UCC Cemetery
Pikeland
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 19
 
Maintained by: Dyane
Originally Created by: Dan Oh
Record added: Dec 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32238493
Maria Appolonia Abigail <i>Hartman</i> Rice
Added by: Diana in Pelham, AL
 
Maria Appolonia Abigail <i>Hartman</i> Rice
Added by: Family
 
Maria Appolonia Abigail <i>Hartman</i> Rice
Added by: Family
 
 
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A remarkable woman. God Bless you and Zachariah. A 5th Great Granddaughter,I am a daughter of Robert Christy, son of Charles Christy, Sr., son of Georgia (Loomis) Christy, daughter of Sarah Ann (Hipple) Loomis, daughter of George Hipple, son of your da...(Read more)
- Rhonda
 Added: Apr. 28, 2016
Also a 4th great grandson, from your son George! Best wishes and RIP; thank you for all you did, and all your children!
- Steve Rice
 Added: Feb. 10, 2016
I am a relative on the Rice side through your son George you would be proud of how your family grew.
- Dianne Lamb
 Added: Jun. 9, 2015
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