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Subject: Re: Benjamin Rhoads, b. 1815
Date: 20 Jul 2005 17:47:02 -0600
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Jim, the following is the Rhoads line I'm researching, I found it the other day after your post, is this part of your line?
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas. Unknown Ky County.
J. H. RHOADS, farmer, Section 12, P. O. Afton, was born in Macoupin County, Ill., in 1843, and remained in his native State, engaged in farming, until his removal to this, with the exception of the time spent in the army during the late war, he having enlisted July 17, 1861, in Company H, Thirtieth Regiment, Illinois Infantry, and participated in the engagements at Fort Donelson, Corinth, Britains Lane, was in several engagements during Gen. Grant's marching, etc. around Vicksburg, and participated in the siege of Vicksburg, afterwards was in the Atlanta campaign, and was mustered out at Chattanooga, August 27, 1864. January 17, 1866, he was married to Miss Sarah C. Haynes, of Somerville, Ill. They have five children living, viz: Eve, Edward H., Josie, Otto and Alonzo. Mr. Charles Rhoads, his father, was one of the early settlers of Illinois, removing thereto from Kentucky. The family is descended from the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch, the grandfather of the subject of this !
sketch having been unable to speak aught but his native tongue (German). Mr. R. came from Illinois to Kansas, in 1875, locating upon his present farm of 320 acres in that year. He has about 100 acres under cultivation, his grain yield being good. Since residing here Mr. R. has been Treasurer of the township, of which he was one of the organizers. He is at present Clerk of the School Board, of which he has always been a member. He is a deacon of the Clear Creek Baptist Church, and a member of Garfield Post, G. A. R., and in 1879, was elected Justice of the Peace, and retained the office for two years. He is, in fact, one of the leading men of Afton Township, and has ever taken a warm interest and prominent part in everything likely to prove conducive to the welfare of this adopted State.