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Subject: [BRE] Henry Rhoads, ca. 1712-1774 - update
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 15:21:01 EDT

It appears time to offer an update on the family of Henry Rhoads and
Catharina (Rheinhardt). Questions are welcome, corrections if you have any. Some
of my conclusions differ from most of what I've seen in print, and I figured
with the internet it was best to keep a free flow of information. I have more
notes and documentation, but it's not going to fit in an email. I don't
have a lot of narrative, as the first priority is to ensure the family is
correctly assembled.

Henry Rhoads [Sr] was born abt. 1712 pr, Germany, and died 07 Apr 1774
Stonycreek Twp, Bedford (Somerset) Co, PA. He m. Catherina (Rheinhardt) abt. 1738
pr, PA. She was born abt. 1717 pr, Germany, and died aft. 1775 in
Stonycreek Twp, Bedford (Somerset) Co, PA. My interpretation of Cooper, and Rhods,
p1, is Henry Sr, was the son of Heinrich Roth (pr, b. Germany) and Catherine
Cauble, but I've found nothing to support this. Likewise I've found nothing to
support the maiden name of Henry, Sr.'s wife Catherina.

Children of Henry Rhoads and Catherina (Rheinhardt) are:

1. Capt. Henry Rhoads, b. 05 Jun 1739, ps, Germantown, PA; d. 06 Mar 1814,
Browder, Muhlenberg Co, KY;
m.(1) Elizabeth Stoner, 09 Oct 1760, Pleasant View Church, Burkittsville,
Frederick Co, MD; b. 25 Mar 1744, pr, Frederick (then Prince George's) Co, MD
d/o Elder John Stoner; d. 02 Oct 1807, Browder, Muhlenberg Co, KY;
m. (2) Barbara Lauriman, 09 Feb 1808, Logan Co, KY; b. 1787, Logan Co, KY;
d. aft. 1812.

2. Barbara Rhoads, b. abt. 1741, PA; d. bef. 1809, Bedford Twp, Bedford Co,
m. Michael Sells, abt. 1766; b. abt. 1739; d. abt. 1814, Bedford Twp,
Bedford Co, PA.

3. Catherine Rhoads, b. abt. 1743, PA; d. abt. 1782, Bedford Co, PA;
m. Frederick Severs, abt. 1770, Bedford Co, PA; b. abt. 1740 (bef. 1752),
MD; d. 1804, Pond Creek, Muhlenberg Co, KY. 6 children.
Frederick Severs, m.(2) ca. 1783-90 unk. 3 children. m.(3) 1796 Catherine
Botts, b. 1780 Bedford Co, PA, d. Oct 1898, near Horeb, Muhlenberg Co, KY.
No children by this marriage.

4. Gabriel Rhoads, b. 15 Jun 1744, Frederick Co, MD; d. Jan 1818, Somerset
Twp, Somerset Co, PA;
m. Rachel Shadacre, 28 Feb 1769, Cumberland Co, PA; b. 15 Jan 1749/50, d/o
Valentine Shadacre; d. abt. 1829, Geistown, Cambria Co, PA (date, location is
undocumented). 9 children.

5. John Rhoads, b. 08 Feb 1746/47, Frederick Co, MD; d. 12 Jul 1816,
Stonycreek Twp, Somerset Co, PA;
m. Catherine (unk), abt. 1773, Bedford Co, PA; b. 14 Apr 1748; d. 07 Dec
1837, Stonycreek Twp, Somerset Co, PA.

6. Susannah Rhoads, b. abt. 1748, Frederick Co, MD; d. aft. 1785;
m. John Sweitzer, bef. 1776; b. abt. 1745, possibly removed to Ohio with
brother Jacob.

7. Jacob Rhoads, b. abt. 1750, Frederick Co, MD; d. 1790, Londonderry Twp,
Bedford Co, PA;
m. Rebecca Boyer, abt. 1776, Bedford Co, PA; b. 31 Jan 1757, Frederick Co,
MD, d/o Michael Boyer; d. 29 Aug 1805, PA.

8. Joseph Rhoads, b. 1753, Frederick Co, MD; d. 28 Oct 1799, Muhlenberg Co,
KY. 2 known children.

9. Daniel Rhoads, b. 05 Oct 1755, Frederick Co, MD; d. 08 Apr 1838, Paris,
Edgar Co, IL;
m. (1) Eva Faust, 10 Feb 1777, Bedford Co, PA; b. 19 Nov 1761, Lower
Millford Twp, Lehigh Co, PA, d/o Nicholas Faust; d. 15 Jan 1792, Nelson Co, KY;
m. (2) Elizabeth Newman, 10 Mar 1794, Nelson Co, KY; b. 20 Mar 1773, Catawba
Creek, Fincastle, Botetourt Co, VA; d. 28 Feb 1855, Edgar Co, PA.

"The Brethren Encyclopedia," 3 vol., Philadelphia, PA: The Brethren
Encyclopedia Inc., 1983. Vol.2, p1124.

"Brethren Roots: A Quarterly Journal Published by Fellowship of Brethren
Genealogists." Tipp City, OH: Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists. vol.39,
no.2, Summer 2007, pp25-29. -- Rhoads, Roger R. "The Wigle, Wolfe and Donner
Families: another connection."

Cooper, Austin H., "Two Centuries of Brothersvalley, Church of the Brethren,
1762 to 1962" Westminster, MD: The Times Inc, 1962. Chap. 9 - Two Famous

Engel, Marie L. "The Earliest Rhodes of Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon,
Mifflin, and Somerset Counties of Pennsylvania." Salisbury: M.L. Engel, 1985.

Hamilton, Walter, J., ed, "Two Centuries of the Church of the Brethren in
Western Pennsylvania 1751-1950." Elgin, IL: Brethren Publishing House, 1953.

Isenhart, Marcella. "Heinrich Roth, Early 1700's-1774" Dubuque, IA: M.
Isenhart, ca. 2002.

Maryland Archives, Land Records, Court Proceedings.

PA Archives, series 1-6; 13.50; 17.88, etc.

Rhoads, J. Paul. "The Family of Henry the Elder." Green Valley, AZ: Rhoads,

Rhods, Alvin L. "Genealogies of Rhoads-Scott and Related Families," Decorah,
IA: Anundsen Pub Co, 1987.

"The Rhoads Quarterly." Madison, AL: Al Rhods.

Unfortunately I was unable to obtain a copy of the following reference. The
one library that would send a copy via, interlibrary loan was lost by the
U.S. Post Office. Her first book was good and I wanted to see what she wrote
in her update. She does solid research and her citations are well above the

Engel, Marie Leighty. "Henry Rhoads Senr: immigrant and his earliest
descendants." Salisbury, MD: M.L. Engel, 1997.

Glen Swartz

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