Rice, Nathan, a Methodist minister, was born June 10, 1792. in Coventry, R.I. His mother was a member of the Freewill-Baptist Church, and the first sermon he heard by a Methodist minister was from Rev. William Jewett. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lee, Mass., at the age of seventeen years. In 1819 he joined the New York Conference, and continued in active service until 1854, when, worn down with labor, he took a superannuated relation. Mr. Rice was a true patriot, an example of simplicity, unmurmuring, of a kind and sympathetic nature which delighted in the welfare of others. His death, which occurred at Washingtonville, N.Y., Feb. 21, 1864, was very happy, a fit closing of such a life. See Minutes of Annual Conf. M.E. Church, 1864.