William Rice

Born: circa 1737
Died: after November 30, 1788 - Frederick County, Maryland
Service: William Rice served in Maryland. William was a sergeant with Captain William Beatty in the Frederick County, Maryland, militia on November 29, 1775. William was commissioned first lieutenant in the German Regiment on September 25, 1778, and captain on January 4, 1778.
Family: William was married Ann (unknown surname) in 1757. They lived in Frederick County, Maryland. William died testate in 1788. His Will, Liber GN-2 Folio 296, was probated November 20, 1788 with his sons James and William as executors at the Frederick County Maryland Courthouse. It mentions a wife Ann and nine children: James, William, Peregrine Perry (1767-1841, married Martha Detrow/Dutero in 1794), Elizabeth (married Jonathan Ireland), Rebecca, George, John, Thomas, and Ann.
Source: Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 11, pp. 50- & 55; Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Frederick County Maryland 1775-1783 pp. 302; Rice, William Rice of Frederick County, Maryland and some of His Descendants; Will, Liber GN-2 Folio 296.