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Roger Rhoads





My Rhoades' came to Darke Co. starting in 1854 when Abraham Rhoades (1832-1905), s/o Jacob Rhoads, Jr. (1805-1882) and Barbara Souders (1808-1844), at age 22 came to Greenville Twp., Darke Co. and married Mary Pitsenberger (1832-1894), d/o Jacob Asbury Pitsenberger and Susannah Miller in 1856. Jacob Rhoads III (1833-1883), his brother, and wife Susan Klick (1839-1899)followed in about 1870 to Mississanawa Twp. Yet another brother, Hiram (1838-1913), and his wife Sarah Hittle (1847-1909), d/o John HIttle and Catherine Shauk moved to Painters Creek, Franklin Twp. in 1864. A sister, Catherine (1839-1906), married Robert Surber (1838-1907)(a resident as of 1840) and moved to near Arcanum in 1865. A second sister, Malinda (b.1843), married Henry J. Smith of Darke Co. in 1874.

In the mid-1880s, Henry Rhoades (1848-1936), s/o Jacob, Jr. and second wife Anna Maria Shade (1807-1888), and his wife Anna Jane Oyler (1851-1925) lived in Van Buren Twp. before moving back to Mont. Co. A brother of Jacob, Jr. (1823-1891) married Clara Tittle (1829-1901) and was in Wayne Twp. as early as 1870.

After all that, you would think there would be no one left in Montgeromy Co.! Would be happy to correspond with anyone on the Rhoades family (and all its spellings).

 Copyright 2001 Laura M. Drake and Roger Rhodes

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