John Rice, son of Ephraim and Hannah Livermore Rice, was born 23 April, 1704 in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
He married 1st Sarah Dunton, daughter of John and Ruth Dunton, on 11 November, 1731. They had one daughter: Sarah.
Sarah, John's wife, died on 16 January, 1738, Sudbury.
He married 2nd, Anna Sanderson, on 4 November, 1741. John and Anna were the parents of two children: Anna and Lydia.
As his 3rd wife, John married Thankfull, maiden unknown, in about 1744. Thankfull and John were the parents of nine children: John, Jonas, Abraham, Amos, Eunice, Lucy, Peter, Joel and Nathan.
John died in Sudbury 7 December, 1771. The widow Thankfull appointed her son Jonas as administrator of John's estate, on 24 December, 1771.