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List of Edmund Rice (Colonist) Descendants

This is a category of descendants of Edmund Rice who immigrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638 with his kin and became a founder of both Sudbury, Massachusetts and Marlborough, Massachusetts.


1. A

  • Géraldine Margit Virginia Olga Mária Apponyi de Nagyappony (1915-2002), Queen of Albania
  • Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV (1953 - ), actor and musician, son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
  • Lucie Désirée Arnaz (1951 - ), entertainer and producer; daughter of actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

2. B

  • Frederick Henry Ball (1915–2007), movie studio executive, actor, and brother of comedian Lucille Ball.
  • Lucille Désirée Ball (1911-1989), actress, comedian, television personality, and studio executive Desilu Productions
  • Donald Clinton Barton (1889-1939), geophysicist and pioneering petroleum geologist
  • George Hunt Barton (1852-1933), geologist, educator, explorer of Greenland with Robert E. Peary
  • Asa Brigham (1788–1844), signer of Texas Declaration of Independence, Texas treasurer, Austin mayor
  • Carl Campbell Brigham (1890–1943), controversial pioneer of psychometrics, known for creating the Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • Elbert Sidney Brigham (1877–1962), U.S. Congressman from Vermont
  • Elijah Brigham (1751–1816), Massachusetts state representative and state senator; U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts.
  • Mary Ann Brigham (1829–1889), American educator and 8th President (President Elect) of Mount Holyoke College
  • Robert Breck Brigham (1826–1900), philanthropist endowing the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital in Boston.
  • Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894), Governor of Georgia during the U.S. Civil War and U.S. Senator from Georgia
  • Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932), Two non-consecutive term governor of Georgia implicated in the lynching of Leo Frank; son of Joseph E. Brown
  • Catharinus Putnam Buckingham (1808-1888), professor of mathematics and brigadier general in Union Army; grandson of Rufus Putnam
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), author and creator of the Tarzan character
  • John Coleman Burroughs (1913–1979), book illustrator and son of Edgar Rice Burroughs

3. C

  • George Rice Carpenter (1863–1909), educator and literary scholar
  • Margaret Seymour Carpenter (1893-1987), author of the novel Experiment Perilous
  • Herman Churchill (1869–1941), educator, genealogist and historian
  • Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), thirtieth President of the United States
  • Charles Austin Coolidge (1844–1926), brigadier general
  • John Coolidge (1906–2000), businessman & philanthropist from Plymouth Notch, Vermont and son of President Coolidge

4. D

  • Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887), health care and social reformer
  • Allen Stuart Drury (1918–1998), journalist, and winner of the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel Advise and Consent
  • Alexander Greer Drury (1844–1929), physician, medical educator and medical historian
  • Asa Drury (1801–1870), educator and Baptist minister best known as an antebellum abolitionist
  • Thomas Drury (1668-1723), Massachusetts colonial legislator

5. E

  • Alexander Rice Esty (1826–1881), 19th century New England architect
  • Constantine Canaris Esty (1824-1912), state representative, state senator and U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts.

6. G

  • Robert Grant (1852-1940), American novelist and probate judge in Massachusetts.

7. H

  • Erastus Otis Haven (1820-1881), Methodist bishop, Massachusetts state senator, and president of three major universities
  • John James Hollister, Jr. (1901–1961) California state senator and grandson of William Welles Hollister
  • William Welles Hollister (1818–1886) a California rancher and entrepreneur, namesake of Hollister, California
  • Arthur Otis Howe (1871-1951), Vermont state representative and senator
  • Elias Howe (1819–1867), inventor of the first practical sewing machine
  • Frank Edmund Howe (1870-1953), Vermont state legislator, House speaker, and Vermont lieutenant governor
  • Gardner Howe (1759-1854), Vermont state legislator
  • Gilman Bigelow Howe (1850–1933), genealogist and president of the National Genealogical Society
  • Jonas Howe (1786-1865), Massachusetts state legislator
  • Jonas Holland Howe (1821-1898), abolitionist, artist, and Minnesota state legislator
  • Marshall Otis Howe (1832-1919), Vermont state legislator
  • Simon Herbert Howe (1835-1911), businessman, Massachusetts state legislator and first mayor of Marlborough
  • Levi Hubbard (1762–1836), Massachusetts state legislator, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts (Maine District)

8. I

  • Charles Phillip Ingalls (1836–1902), American pioneer whose life was depicted in the Little House books
  • James Harvey Irvine (1867–1947), prominent landowner in Orange County, California; Irvine Ranch

9. K

  • Charles Reuben Keyes (1871–1951), educator, archaeologist and German scholar
  • Margaret Naumann Keyes (1918–2015), educator and heritage conservation scholar
  • David Sjodahl King (1917–2009), U.S. Congressman from Utah, ambassador
  • William Henry King (1863–1949), U.S. Congressman and Senator from Utah

10. L

  • Rose Wilder Lane (1886–1968), writer, political theorist & co-founder of the modern American libertarian movement
  • Walter Franklin Lansil (1846-1925), Boston based American artist known for scenes of Venice
  • Wilbur Henry Lansil (1855-1897), Boston based American artist and younger brother of Walter Franklin Lansil.
  • Mary Ashton (Rice) Livermore (1820–1905), American abolitionist, social activist, and author.

11. M

  • Catherine Ann Keyes Miller (1905–1978), music historian, archivist, and educator

12. O

  • Culbert Levy Olson (1876-1962), California governor 1939-43; first cousin to U.S. Senator William H. King

13. P

  • Frank Charles Partridge (1861–1943), lawyer, diplomat, and U.S. Senator from Vermont
  • William Lyon Phelps (1865-1945), author, radio program host, professor of English literature at Yale University
  • Orlando Brunson Potter (1823-1894). businessman, U.S. Congressman from New York
  • Persis (Rice) Putnam (1737-1820), wife of U.S. Revolutionary War general Rufus Putnam.[1]

14. R

  • Abbott Barnes Rice (1862–1926), businessman and Massachusetts state legislator
  • Alexander Hamilton Rice (1818–1895), industrialist, Boston mayor, Massachusetts governor, and U.S. Congressman
  • Alexander Hamilton Rice, Jr. (1875–1956), physician, geographer and explorer
  • Alexandrea Kawisenhawe Rice (1972 - ), contemporary Canadian actress from the Kahnawake Mohawk nation
  • Americus Vespucius Rice (1835–1904), banker, brigadier general, U.S. Congressman from Ohio
  • Andrew Eliot Rice (1922-2010), American political scientist, founder of Peace Corps and the Society for International Development
  • Arthur Wallace Rice (1869-1938), architect from Boston and partner in Parker, Thomas & Rice
  • Caleb Rice (1792–1873), attorney; first president of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Charles Rice (1787–1863), brigadier general of the Massachusetts Militia and state representative
  • Charles Allen Thorndike Rice (1851–1889), publisher, editor and journalist
  • Charles Francis Rice (1851–1927), Methodist minister, author
  • Edmund Rice (1819–1889), U.S. Congressman from Minnesota
  • Edmund Rice (1842–1906), brigadier general and Medal of Honor awardee
  • Edward Everett Rice (1847–1924), composer and musical theater producer
  • Edward Loranus Rice (1871–1960), biologist and university administrator
  • Eustace Bond Rice (1871-1938) professor of music theory at New England Conservatory
  • Franklin Pierce Rice (1852–1919), publisher, historian and antiquarian
  • George Merrick Rice (1808-1894), businessman, steel industry pioneer, Massachusetts state senator
  • George Walter Rice (1855–1884), pioneering Canadian photographer and arctic explorer
  • George Washington Rice (1823–1856), businessman and founder of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Harvey Rice (1800–1891), lawyer, publisher, author and Ohio state legislator
  • Henry Rice (1786–1867), U.S. military officer, merchant and Massachusetts state legislator
  • Henry Mower Rice (1816–1894), U.S. Senator from Minnesota, prominent in its statehood
  • Jacob Rice (1787-1879), New Hampshire state legislator
  • James Clay Rice (1828–1864), educator, lawyer and brigadier general
  • James Stephen Rice (1846–1939), businessman, rancher & early resident of Tustin, California
  • Joel Taylor Rice (aka Joel Ryce-Menuhin), (1933–1998) pianist and Jungian psychologist
  • John Asaph Rice (1829-1888), prominent Chicago hotelier & book collector, father of Wallace Rice
  • Jonas Rice (1672–1753), grandson of Edmund; first permanent English American settler and founder of Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Rice (1638-1711), son of Edmund, Member of the Massachusetts General Court in 1683 and 1698
  • Joseph Waldo Rice (1828-1915), American-born entrepreneur and early settler of Barmah, Victoria, Australia.
  • Kathleen Creighton Starr Rice (1882-1963), Math professor; trapper; homesteader; first female gold prospector in the Canadian North.
  • Lawrence Bridges Rice (1898–1992), architect and tennis champion
  • Leon Scott Rice (1958- ), Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force; Director of Air National Guard and formerly The Adjutant General (TAG) of the Massachusetts National Guard
  • Lilian Jeannette Rice (1889-1938), architect from San Diego
  • Luther Rice (1783–1836), Baptist minister, missionary to India, and educator; founder of George Washington University
  • Michael Alan Rice (1955- ), biologist, Rhode Island state legislator
  • Ora Ray Rice (1885-1966), dentist, Wisconsin state legislator, Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly 1951-54
  • Paul North Rice (1888-1967), librarian, reference department director of the New York Public Library
  • Percy Fitch Rice (1882–1954), inventor and businessman
  • Richard Henry Rice (1863–1922), mechanical engineer and inventor
  • Robert Vernon Rice (1924- ), biochemist and educator
  • Thomas Rice (1654-1747), grandson of Edmund; Massachusetts colonial legislator and a founder of Westborough, Massachusetts
  • Thomas Rice (1734-1812), Massachusetts state legislator, judge, Federalist Party politician
  • Thomas Rice (1768–1854), Massachusetts state legislator, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts (Maine district)
  • Victor Moreau Rice (1818-1869), New York State legislator, educator, newspaperman, banker and insurance company executive.
  • Wallace deGroot Cecil Rice (1859–1939), author, poet and designer of the Chicago flag
  • Willard Wadsworth Rice (1895–1967), silver medalist U.S. hockey player in the 1924 Winter Olympics
  • William Abbott Rice (1912–1991), geologist and university professor
  • William Rice (1788–1863), Massachusetts businessman and public servant
  • William Rice (1821–1897), Methodist minister, librarian
  • William Ball Rice (1840–1909), industrialist and president of Rice & Hutchins, Inc.
  • William Gorham Rice, Jr. (1892-1979) law professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • William Gorham Rice, Sr. (1856–1945) American government official from Albany, New York
  • William North Rice (1845–1928), geologist, Methodist minister and university administrator
  • William Whitney Rice (1826–1896), U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
  • George Edmund Royce (1829–1903), businessman and state senator from Vermont

15. S

  • Joan Irvine Smith (1933- ), businesswoman and philanthropist prominent in Orange County, California.

16. T

  • James Vernon Taylor (1948- ), American singer and songwriter.[2]

17. U

  • William Upham (1791–1853), Vermont state legislator and U.S. Senator from Vermont

18. W

  • Gideon Welles (1802–1878), Secretary of the Navy during the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson administrations.
  • Almanzo James Wilder (1857–1949), husband of writer Laura Ingalls Wilder and father of writer Rose Wilder Lane
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957), author of Little House on the Prairie

19. Z

  • Leka Zogu (1939-2011), Crown Prince of Albania
  • Leka Zogu II (b. 1982), pretender to Albanian throne


  1. "Persis (Rice) Putnam". Find a Grave. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  2. "Ancestry of James Taylor". Retrieved 22 Aug 2018. 
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