Rosetta RICE

Female 1818 - 1855  (36 years)


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  • Name Rosetta RICE  [1
    Born 07 Jul 1818 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 May 1855 
    Person ID I3436  Purdy Family Tree | Bliss Branch
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 

    Father Jessie RICE,   b. 1776, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Rachel TOTMAN,   b. 30 May 1798, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Lowville, Lewis, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 20 Oct 1817  Charlmont, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F816  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    For descendants of Thomas and Rachel (Rice) Totman
    For descendants of Thomas and Rachel (Rice) Totman
    According to the family tradition the Totman family came to America from Wales. They are probably all descendants of John Totman who arrived in Boston September 6, 1632 on the ship “Lion.” Our Thomas would have been his great-great-great-grandson and was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts on August 22, 1763, second son and third child of Joshua and Elizabeth Ward Totman.

    During the Revolution the family moved inland from the coast to what is now Colrain, Massachusetts. Thomas Totman enlisted from Deerfield, Massachusetts and served in the Hampshire Company Militia from July 13 to Occtober 10, 1780 when he was 17 years old. His father Joshua was a “minute man” in Plymouth in 1777 before going to Colrain.

    Thomas married Rachel Rice, daughter of Samuel and Dorothy (Martin) Rice on September 22, 1783. She was the great-great-great-grandchild of Edmund and Tamazine (Frost) Rice who came to America in 1638. Thomas and Rachel had ten children born at Charlemont, Massachusetts, Luzerne, Warren County, New York, and Lorraine, Jefferson County, New York. Thomas Totman died at Lorraine on April 16, 1815 at 52 years. Their children were:

    1. Samuel: born March 29, 1784 who married Naomi McCartney of an early Bristol family. He was the first Totman in Bristol, [Ontario County,] New York, coming here about 1813. He died suddenly of pneumonia on June 6, 1824 leaving seven small children all under 14 years- Ira, Linda, Deloss, Eliza, Jonathan, Caroline, and Adeline who was not born until December 1, 1824.

    Ward Totman told of bringing his mother from Lorraine to Bristol to visit Samuel’s family after his father died, probably about 1819 or 20. They made the trip by oxcart.

    Decendants bear the names: Case, Reed, Steen, Head, Bell, Gilchrist, Kingsbury, Tiffany, Briggs, Brockelbank, Phinney, Waldorf, Hunn, Longwort, Rhodes, Church, Field, Monroe, Stevens, Cohlson, Thayer, Coats, Walrod, Wilde, McKinney, Loveridge, Austin, Sharp, Hepp, Frank, Sheets, Hallman, Grindle, Dress, Morrison, Buchen, Coleman, Gunderson, Mason, Ryan, Andrews, Allen, Lenhart, Fredin, Stewart, Thomas, Lane, Sutton, Hanson, Jones, Burgess and others – most of them in the west.

    2. Thomas: born June 16, 17786, married Sally Gleason, had 9 children, Asahel, Clark, Zeva, Eli, Squire, Mary Jeremy, Calvin, Harriet, and Sally. Some of these children settled in East Bloomfield and Bristol [Ontario County, New York]. Some named French, Nichols, Hart, Bryan, Fisher, Cook, Sebring, Martin and others.

    3. Relief: born September 5, 1788, married Eli Moore – Lived near Glens Falls – had a son Richard Moore. Descendants named Gourley, Oatman, Fox, Saunders, Grimshaw, Brace, Linder, Beebe, Moore, Lester, Gifford, Garloc.
    4. Dorothy: born May 5, 1791, married John Fletcher, lived in Bristol [Ontario County, New York]. Had John and George – children bear the names – McGory, Quayle, Haskell, Green, Peck, Conrow.

    5. Calvin: born October 11, 1793, married Charlotte Washburn. Children – Relief, Eliza, Charlotte, Sarah, Calvin, Monroe, Laura – descendants also named Trafton, Lee, Cameron, Mack, Brownell, Kenyon, Manning, Gilbert, Rice, Rohr, Bickle, Offen.

    6. William: born January 26, 1796, married Triphena Curtis. Joined migration to Athens, Ohio in 1815 (Amesville). Children: Isaac, Almira, Polly, Hiram, Lurana, Lucinda, Harriet, Phillip; descendants also named Mercer, Randolph, Au, Robinson, Gorham, Vaner, Carpenter, Everett, Wetherby, Dorr, Rathburn, Foutch, root, Sharkro, Spindler.

    7. Rachel: born May 30, 1798, married 1st Jessie Rice, a cousin, son of Asa and Lucy (Smith) Rice – also a grandchild of Samuel and Dorothy (Martin) Rice. Married 2nd Michael Berg. Children – Rosetta, Ward, Eli, Richard, John, Caroline, and Jane. Descendants also named – Simpson, McPherson, Seidntoph, Pelton, Wood, Morenda, Domance, Sanger, Reynolds.

    8. Ward: born October 26, 1800 died 1803 in Luzerne, New York.

    9. Ward: born August 12, 1803 – Luzerne, New York married Irena Joyner, came to Bristol about 1840. Children: William, Nancy, Sophia, Katherine, Levi, Lester, and Francis. The last three children were born in Bristol. Descendants named Reed, Ormsby, Luther, Bliss, wilder, Andrews, Henish, Nudd, Wright, Breckenridge, Marble, Case, Corser, Voit, Purdy, Morse, Henrendeen, Methorell, Hemenway, Hicks, Pratt, Cooke, Appleton, Clisbee, Bishop, Bennett, Gladding, Bily, Governale, Gaza, Fox, Culver, Livingston, Steel, Croocker, McKenzie, Barnet, Lynn, Fuller, Hudson, Strapp, Derby, Stonewall.

    10. Sylvester: born August 22, 1805, Lorraine (Also lived in Michigan) children – Boyd, Rosewell, Stigner, and Will. This family has the most Totmans, most of whom are in the west. Sons: Lorenzo, Calvin, and daughter Diane.

    There are many Totmans in the west but it has been impossible to get complete records of the families. We do know that Sylvester came to Bristol to visit and on one occasion he stayed all summer to help Ward build his house, the Ward Totman homestead. Lorenzo was with him because the last time the hall in the home stead was papered when it was removed, scratched in the plaster was found the names of Lorenzo and Nancy and Sophia, the latter two Ward’s two oldest daughters.

    Levi W. Totman: born April 7, 1842. His father was Ward Totman, a son of Thomas Totman who was born August 22, 1763. Ward Totman was born August 12, 1804 in Warren County (Luzerne). They moved to Jefferson County. He married Irena Joiner of Sullivan, Madison County, daughter of Benjamin Joiner. 4 sons and 3 daughters were born. They came to Bristol in 1840. Mrs. Totman died July 1863 and Mr. Totman married Hannah M. Moore of Watertown. She died in 1887. Members of M. E. Church. Mr W Totman died March 23, 1892.

    Levi enlisted in 1862 in Company K First NY Mounted Rifles and served until June 1865. He was in the following battles: Williamsburg, Suffolk, Deserted Hill, Weldon Road, and others. Married first Zylpha Moore of East Waterton – children – Inez (deceased), Morris (deceased), Ella M, Florence L, Grace A, and Joel W. Mrs Totman died February 6, 1883. November 7th of the same year he married Julia Woodworth of East Watertown. Two children Ruth and Roger died in infancy.

    Philienzo P Bliss [Jr]: born June 16, 1839 in Kankakee, Illinois, son of Philenzo Bliss whose father was James Bliss of Genesee County (died in Illinois 1839). Father of subject was born on Genesee County October 22, 1813 and died August 30, 1839 Illinois.

    Married Caroline Gooding born in Bristol October 10, 1816. Bliss (subject) married Catherine L Totman of Bristol, born Jefferson County September 21, 184? Mr and Mrs Bliss have these children: Irene C, Winifred K, Henry W, Mabel S, Edith S, Alice C, Gooding H, Lester P, and Estehr (deceased). Moved to Bristol in 1876 and bought farm in 1882. Members of Congregational Church. Mrs Bliss is daughter of Ward Totman who came to Bristol in 1840.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Trees.