Hampton W Rice
Hampton W. Rice, manufacturer, P. O. Lumberville, was born in Solebury township, March 24, 1844, being a son of Samuel H. and Ann (Livezey) Rice. His grandfather, William Rice, was a farmer, and a grandson of Edward Rice of county Tyrone, Ireland. The latter settled in Bucks county in 1736. Mr. Rice's mother was a daughter of Robert Livezey. Samuel H. Rice, father of Hampton W., was a farmer and also an auctioneer for many years. He was married twice; first to Euphemia, daughter of John Watson of Buckingham township, by whom he had one child, Mary E. (Mrs. William Wharton). His second wife was Ann Livezey, by whom he had three children: Euphemia A., Hampton W. and Sallie L. Hampton W. owned the homestead farm, and followed farming until 1886. He then embarked in the manufacture of bone-dust and fertilizers, in connection with his father-in-law, Watson Kenderdine, under the firm name of W. Kenderdine & Rice. His wife was Emma, daughter of Watson and Hannah (Preston) Kenderdine, of Solebury township. They had two children, Marian and J. Walter. Mr. Rice was a member of the Friends' Solebury meeting; Politically a republican.