Christian Reynolds1

b. 30 January 1779
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds2 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness2 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*30 January 1779Christian Reynolds was born on 30 January 1779 in Guilford County, North Carolina.3
Marriage*30 January 1799She married Samuel Wilson, son of Thomas Wilson and Elizabeth Newby, on 30 January 1799 at a Centre Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.1,2

Family

Samuel Wilson
Child1.Jesse Wilson1 b. 1803

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Quaker Marriage Records. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903.

David Reynolds1

b. 2 August 1771
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*2 August 1771David Reynolds was born on 2 August 1771 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Ebenezer Reynolds1

b. 30 September 1773
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds2 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness2 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*30 September 1773Ebenezer Reynolds was born on 30 September 1773 in Guilford County, North Carolina.2
Marriage*He married Rachel Green, daughter of Benjamin Green and Huldah Stone.1

Family

Rachel Green b. 18 Oct 1776
Child1.Merab Reynolds1

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Elizabeth Reynolds1

b. 15 September 1765
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*15 September 1765Elizabeth Reynolds was born about 15 September 1765 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Hannah Reynolds1

b. 7 November 1761
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*7 November 1761Hannah Reynolds was born on 7 November 1761 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Jeremiah Reynolds1

b. 23 January 1727
Father*William Reynolds2 b. 7 Jul 1701
Mother*Mary Brown2 b. 29 Apr 1706
Birth*23 January 1727Jeremiah Reynolds was born on 23 January 1727 in Guilford County, North Carolina. The date of his birth was recorded in the old style as 23 November 1726/27.2
Marriage*7 June 1755He married Susannah Chamness, daughter of Anthony Chamness and Sarah Cole, and the accomplishment of their orderly marriage was recorded in the minutes of the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 7 June 1755.1,3

Family

Susannah Chamness b. 31 May 1738
Children1.William Reynolds4 b. 26 May 1756
2.Sarah Reynolds4 b. 16 Nov 1757
3.Mary Reynolds4 b. 3 Dec 1759
4.Hannah Reynolds4 b. 7 Nov 1761
5.Jeremiah Reynolds4 b. 22 Sep 1763
6.Elizabeth Reynolds5 b. 15 Sep 1765
7.Susanna Reynolds5 b. 14 Aug 1767
8.Anthony Reynolds5 b. 31 Jul 1769
9.David Reynolds5 b. 2 Aug 1771
10.Ebenezer Reynolds+5 b. 30 Sep 1773
11.Martha Reynolds5 b. 19 Jul 1776
12.Christian Reynolds+1 b. 30 Jan 1779
13.Wenlock Reynolds5 b. 11 Jun 1782

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Quaker Marriage Records. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes, 1783-1800.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Alamance County, North Carolina, Minutes, Volume 1, 1751-1796.
  4. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900.
  5. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903.

Jeremiah Reynolds1

b. 22 September 1763
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*22 September 1763Jeremiah Reynolds was born on 22 September 1763 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Martha Reynolds1

b. 19 July 1776
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*19 July 1776Martha Reynolds was born on 19 July 1776 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Mary Reynolds1

b. 3 December 1759
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*3 December 1759Mary Reynolds was born on 3 December 1759 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1
Marriage*27 December 1786She married Simeon Lamb, son of Robert Lamb and Rachel Taylor, on 27 December 1786 at a Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.2

Family

Simeon Lamb

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Quaker Marriage Records, page 101.

Merab Reynolds1

Father*Ebenezer Reynolds1 b. 30 Sep 1773
Mother*Rachel Green1 b. 18 Oct 1776
Marriage*29 November 1815She married Hezekiah Beeson, son of Isaac Beeson and Hannah Hoggatt, on 29 November 1815 at a Centre Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Family

Hezekiah Beeson b. 9 Oct 1793

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Sarah Reynolds1

b. 20 October 1807, d. 7 September 1830
Father*Antony Reynolds1
Mother*Sarah ______1
Birth*20 October 1807Sarah Reynolds was born on 20 October 1807 and her birth was reported in the records of the Springfield Meeting of Friends, Wayne County, Indiana.2
Marriage*20 December 1828She married, as his first wife, Henry Thornburgh, son of Henry Thornburgh and Ann Maulsby, on 20 December 1828 in Wayne County.3,4
Death*7 September 1830She died on 7 September 1830 in Wayne County at age 22.5,6

Family

Henry Thornburgh b. 30 Mar 1809, d. 28 Jan 1879
Child1.Sarah Thornburgh+2 b. 24 Jun 1830

Citations

  1. [S1509] Cora M. (Patty) Payne, Genealogy of the Maulsby Family for Five Generations, 1699-1902, downloaded from Internet Archive at www.archive.org. (Des Moines, Iowa: Geo. A. Miller Press, 1902), page 96. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Maulsby Family.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Records, referencing page 61. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Records, Men's Minutes, 15 January 1831-19 October 1839.
  4. [S1509] Cora M. (Patty) Payne, Genealogy of the Maulsby Family, page 96, reporting the date of their marriage as 20 November 1828.
  5. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Records, referencing page 61 and reporting the date as 9-7-1830 and that in the old book it was recorded as 7-9-1830.
  6. [S1509] Cora M. (Patty) Payne, Genealogy of the Maulsby Family, page 96, reporting the date of death as July 1830.

Sarah Reynolds1

b. 16 November 1757
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*16 November 1757Sarah Reynolds was born on 16 November 1757 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Susanna Reynolds1

b. 14 August 1767
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*14 August 1767Susanna Reynolds was born on 14 August 1767 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Wenlock Reynolds1

b. 11 June 1782
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*11 June 1782Wenlock Reynolds was born on 11 June 1782 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

William Reynolds1

b. 26 May 1756
Father*Jeremiah Reynolds1 b. 23 Jan 1727
Mother*Susannah Chamness1 b. 31 May 1738
Birth*26 May 1756William Reynolds was born on 26 May 1756 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

William Reynolds1

b. 7 July 1701
Birth*7 July 1701William Reynolds was born on 7 July 1701.1
Marriage*23 January 1724He married Mary Brown on 23 January 1724. The date of their marriage was recorded in the old style as 23 November 1723.1,2

Family

Mary Brown b. 29 Apr 1706
Child1.Jeremiah Reynolds+1 b. 23 Jan 1727

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes, 1783-1800. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1704-1765.

Arthur Rhoads1

b. 21 April 1894, d. 21 January 1984
Relationship6th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Sylvester Rhoads1,2 b. 1857, d. 2 Feb 1895
Mother*Elizabeth Wiser1,2 b. 12 Sep 1859, d. 10 Aug 1947
(Son) Will18 February 1893Arthur's father, Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield, Montgomery County, prepared his will dated 18 February 1893 in which he named his wife, Elizabeth, and mentioned children, although did not name any. We've learned from our research that Sylvester prepared his will about eleven months after the birth of the couple's first child, Flossie, and that their second child, Arthur, was born ten months before Sylvester's death. Below is our transcript of his will as Sylvester prepared it:

In the name of God, Amen. I Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, state of Pennsylvania, farmer, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void a former will which is in the hands of Oliver G. Morris of Line Lexington, County and State aforesaid, and all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

Item. After my death I give and bequeath annually to the Seaton of the Montgomery Baptist Church of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, $10 to be used for the purpose of keeping my father Samuel Rhoads’s and my own burial lots in proper condition.

Item. The income of the balance of my real and personal estate, whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be and not hereinbefore given and disposed of, after paying my debts and funeral expenses, I give said income to my wife Elizabeth during her lifetime, and after the death of my wife, the said estate to be divided equally between my children.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Elizabeth and H. C. Harrar as Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I, Sylvester Rhoads, the testator, to this my will written on one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal.

The will was signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses Raymond White and J. Winfield White by Sylvester Rhoads on 18 February 1893.3
Birth*21 April 1894Arthur Rhoads was born on 21 April 1894 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1,4,5,2
(Son) Death2 February 1895Arthur was only 10 months old when his father died on 2 February 1895 at age 38.3,6
(Son) Census US 190025 June 1900Arthur was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 25 June 1900 in the household of his widowed mother in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 6 years old.1
(Son) Marriage5 May 1903When Arthur was 9 years old his mother married a second time to Allen W. Hunsberger.7
Marriage*1917He married first Ethel R. E. Livelsberger, daughter of Colonel Elsworth Livelsberger and Mary E. Rothert, about 1917.8,9
Census US 1920*10 January 1920Ethel R. and Arthur Rhoads were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 9 and 10 January 1920 at 516 East Court Street, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Arthur was 26 years of age and worked as an electrician for a power house, and Ethel was also 26 years of age. They rented their house.10
Census US 1930*5 April 1930Ethel and Arthur Rhoads were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 5 April 1930 at 329 Woodbine Avenue, Westville, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Arthur was 35 years of age and worked as a power director for the railroad, and Ethel's age was recorded as 33. They had been married for about 12 years, and owned their home which was valued at $5,000, and their son Arthur was 9 years old and attending school.9
Residence*1 April 1935On the 1940 Census, Arthur and Ethel reported that on 1 April 1935 their family had lived in Chase, Baltimore County, Maryland.11
Census US 1940*8 April 1940Ethel and Arthur Rhoads were enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 8 April 1940 at 632 Wiconsico Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Arthur was 45 years of age and worked as the Acting Power Director for a steam railroad, and Ethel was admitting to being 47 years of age. They rented their home. The couple's son Arthur was 19 years old and worked as a salesman in a chain store.11
Draft Registration*27 April 1942When Arthur completed his World War II Draft Registration Card on 27 April 1942, he and his wife Ethel resided at 632 Wiconisco Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Arthur worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and was described as 5’ 11 ½” tall, 165 lbs., with blue eyes, gray hair and a light complexion. He had an appendicitis scar and a scar on the inside of his left ankle.5
(Husband) Death14 July 1948Arthur became a widower when Ethel R. E. (Livelsberger) Rhoads died on 14 July 1948 of an acute cerebral hemorrhage at the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot, where she was employed as a clerk, in Hampden, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, at age 54.8,12
Marriage*He married second Jessie R. ______.13
(Husband) Death5 November 1972Arthur became a widower for the second time when Jessie R. (______) Rhoads died on 5 November 1972 at age 72.13
Residence*At the time of his death, Arthur was living in Muscogee County, Georgia.14
Death*21 January 1984He died on 21 January 1984 in Muscogee County, Georgia, at age 894,14
Burial* and was buried with his second wife in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama.4

Family 1

Ethel R. E. Livelsberger b. 22 Feb 1894, d. 14 Jul 1948
Children1.Baby Boy Rhoads15 b. 17 Mar 1919, d. 17 Mar 1919
2.Arthur Rhoads9 b. 1921

Family 2

Jessie R. ______ b. 21 Apr 1900, d. 5 Nov 1972

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Rhoads, her surname recorded as "Rose", Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 16; Enumeration District: 0204; FHL microfilm: 1241442. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Arthur Rhoads, born on 21 April 1894 at Colmar, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, child of Sylvester Rhoads and Elizabeth Wiser, agency notes: Apr 1937: Name listed as ARTHUR RHOADS. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, farmer, dated 18 February 1893, died Saturday, 2 February 1895, and will proved 18 February 1895, Montgomery County Wills, Volumes 23-24, 1894-1897, pages 283-284, images 148-149 of 767. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Arthur Rhoads, Memorial# 111447295. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S1819] United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, registration of Arthur Rhoads of 632 Wiconisco Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, age 48, born 21 April 1894 in Colmar, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, person who would always know where he was listed as his wife Mrs. Arthur Rhoads of the same address, employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in Harrisburg, described as 5 feet 11 1/2 inches tall, 165 pounds, blue eyes, gray hair and light complexion, scar from appendicitis and scar on inside of left ankle, completed on 27 April 1942 in Lycoming County, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sylvester Rhoads, Memorial# 102572506.
  7. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Elizabeth Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, age 42, daughter of Thomas Wiser, married once before ending in death about ten years before, and Allen W. Hunsberger of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, bachelor, age 39, farmer, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Hunsberger, married on 5 May 1903 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Film# 000927233. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  8. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Ethel R E Rhoades of 351 Park Avenue, New Cumberland, Cumberland County, certificate# 60868, age 54, clerk, married to Arthur Rhoads, born on 22 February 1894 in Richmond, Indiana, died on 14 July 1948 at Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot in Hampden, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Colonel Elsworth Livelsberger, born Indiana, informant Arthur Rhoads, 351 Park Avenue, New Cumberland, burial on 18 July 1948 at the Baptist Church Cemetery, Montgomeryville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  9. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur and Ethel Rhoads, Westville, Gloucester, New Jersey; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0036; FHL microfilm: 2341081. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.
  10. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur and Ethel R. Rhoads, Allentown Ward 14, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1589; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 193. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  11. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur and Ethel Rhoads, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03482; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 22-55. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ethel R.E. Rhoads, Memorial# 91624064.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jessie R Rhoads, Memorial# 111447264.
  14. [S2086] Georgia, U.S., Death Index, 1919-1998, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Arthur Rhoads of Muscogee, Georgia, USA, age 89, on 21 January 1984, in Muscogee, Georgia, citing certificate# 003677 filed on 3 February 1984. Hereinafter cited as Georgia, U.S., Death Index, 1919-1998.
  15. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Baby Boy Rhoads, certificate# 31987, age 0, born prematurely at 7 months on 17 March 1919 in Pennsylvania, died on 17 March 1919 at Sacred Heart Maternity Hospital in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Arthur Rhoads, born Pennsylvania, and Ethel Livelsberger, born Indiana, informant Arthur Rhoads of 1142 Union, burial on 20 March at Montgomeryville.

Arthur Rhoads1

b. 1921
Relationship7th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Arthur Rhoads1 b. 21 Apr 1894, d. 21 Jan 1984
Mother*Ethel R. E. Livelsberger1 b. 22 Feb 1894, d. 14 Jul 1948
Birth*1921Arthur Rhoads was born about 1921 in New Jersey.1
(Son) Census US 19305 April 1930Arthur was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 5 April 1930 in the household of his parents at 329 Woodbine Avenue, Westville, Gloucester County, New Jersey. He was 9 years old and attending school.1
(Son) Residence1 April 1935On the 1940 Census, Arthur's parents reported that on 1 April 1935 their family had lived in Chase, Baltimore County, Maryland.2
(Son) Census US 19408 April 1940Arthur was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 8 April 1940 in the household of his parents at 632 Wiconsico Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was 19 years old and worked as a salesman in a chain store.2

Citations

  1. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur and Ethel Rhoads, Westville, Gloucester, New Jersey; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0036; FHL microfilm: 2341081. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur and Ethel Rhoads, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03482; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 22-55. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.

Baby Boy Rhoads1

b. 17 March 1919, d. 17 March 1919
Relationship7th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Arthur Rhoads1 b. 21 Apr 1894, d. 21 Jan 1984
Mother*Ethel R. E. Livelsberger1 b. 22 Feb 1894, d. 14 Jul 1948
Death*17 March 1919 and survived for only about one hour.1
Birth*17 March 1919Baby Boy Rhoads was born seven months prematurely on 17 March 1919 at Sacred Heart Maternity Hospital, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.1
Burial*20 March 1919He was buried as Eugene P. Rhoads on 20 March 1919, in the grave reserved for his parents, in Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery, Colmar, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Baby Boy Rhoads, certificate# 31987, age 0, born prematurely at 7 months on 17 March 1919 in Pennsylvania, died on 17 March 1919 at Sacred Heart Maternity Hospital in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Arthur Rhoads, born Pennsylvania, and Ethel Livelsberger, born Indiana, informant Arthur Rhoads of 1142 Union, burial on 20 March at Montgomeryville. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Arthur Eugene P. Rhoads, Memorial# 91624031, confusing the father Arthur, who was not buried with his wife, Ethel and their baby son, and the baby boy they named Eugene P. Rhoads, who was born prematurely in 1919, and was buried in the grave meant for his father. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Clayton Ralph Rhoads1

b. 27 April 1888, d. 7 January 1975
Birth*27 April 1888Clayton Ralph Rhoads was born on 27 April 1888 in Nebraska.2,3
Marriage*7 October 1918He married, as her first husband, Vera Anita Ickes, daughter of William J. Ickes and Mary E. Walker, on 7 October 1918 in King County, Washington.1,4
Census US 1920*16 January 1920Vera A. and Clayton R. Rhoads were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 15 and 16 January 1920 at 2608 East Spring Street, Seattle, King County, Washington. Clayton was 31 years of age and worked as a salesman for a sundries company, and Vera was 30 years of age. Residing with the couple in 1920 were Vera's father, William J. Ickes, and brother, William W. Ickes. Her father was 60 years of age and worked as a salesman in a cigar store, and her brother was 26 years of age and working as an automobile salesman.2
Divorce*27 July 1931Vera (Ickes) Rhoads filed for divorce against Clayton Ralph Rhoads, by means of a summons to Clayton, dated 27 July 1931 by the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the City and County of San Francisco. According to the summons requiring Clayton to respond, Vera's action was brought in order to obtain a judgment and decree of the Court dissolving the bonds of matrimony existing between plaintiff and defendant on the ground of the defendant's willful desertion; also for general relief as was explained more fully in the complaint on file.

An Interlocutory Decree of Divorce and a Judgment of $1.00 per month was awarded by the Court, and reported in the San Francisco newspaper on 13 November 1931, and the Final Decree was awarded and reported on 30 November 1932.5,6,7
Death*7 January 1975He died on 7 January 1975 at age 863
Burial* and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada.3

Family

Vera Anita Ickes b. Jun 1889

Citations

  1. [S1718] Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 7 October 1918 in King County, Washington, of Clayton Ralph Rhoads of Pierce County, Washington, married Vera Anita Ickes of King County, Washington, with certificate image attached. Hereinafter cited as Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008.
  2. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clayton R. and Vera A. Rhoads, Seattle, King County, Washington; Roll: T625_1929; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 258. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Clayton Ralph Rhoads, Memorial# 197610528. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1710] Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 7 October 1918 in King County, Washington, of Vera Anita Ickes and Clayton Ralph Rhoads, referencing Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013, with certificate image attached. Hereinafter cited as Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  5. [S2064] Vera Rhodes, Plaintiff, vs. Clayton Ralph Rhoads, Defendant, 1931-1932 Divorce, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Recorder, San Francisco, California, Thursday, 11 August 1931, page 6, Vera Rhoads vs. Clayton Ralph Rhoads, Summons. Hereinafter cited as Vera Rhodes, Plaintiff, vs. Clayton Ralph Rhoads, Defendant, 1931-1932 Divorce.
  6. [S2064] Vera Rhodes, Plaintiff, vs. Clayton Ralph Rhoads, Defendant, 1931-1932 Divorce, online at www.newspapers.com, The Recorder, San Francisco, California, Thursday, 13 November 1931, page 1, Vera Rhoads vs. Clayton R. Rhoads, Interlocutory Decree of Divorce and Judgment of $1.00 per month.
  7. [S2064] Vera Rhodes, Plaintiff, vs. Clayton Ralph Rhoads, Defendant, 1931-1932 Divorce, online at www.newspapers.com, The Recorder, San Francisco, California, Thursday, 30 November 1932, page 1, Vera vs. Clayton R. Rhoads, Final Decree of Divorce.

Elam Rhoads1

b. 1823
Father*Henry Rhoads1 b. 18 May 1794, d. 3 Aug 1856
Mother*Elizabeth Schaeffer1 b. 28 Sep 1790, d. 2 May 1868
Birth*1823Elam Rhoads was born in 1823 in Pennsylvania.1
(Son) Census US 185029 October 1850Elam was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 October 1850 in the household of his parents in Douglass, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 27 years of age and a millwright.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Elizabeth Rhoads, Douglass, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 799; Page: 201b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Flossie Rhoads1,2,3

b. 7 March 1892, d. 20 April 1974
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Sylvester Rhoads4 b. 1857, d. 2 Feb 1895
Mother*Elizabeth Wiser4 b. 12 Sep 1859, d. 10 Aug 1947
Birth*7 March 1892Flossie Rhoads was born on 7 March 1892 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.5,4
(Daughter) Will18 February 1893Flossie's father, Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield, Montgomery County, prepared his will dated 18 February 1893 in which he named his wife, Elizabeth, and mentioned children, although did not name any. We've learned from our research that Sylvester prepared his will about eleven months after the birth of the couple's first child, Flossie, and that their second child, Arthur, was born ten months before Sylvester's death. Below is our transcript of his will as Sylvester prepared it:

In the name of God, Amen. I Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, state of Pennsylvania, farmer, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void a former will which is in the hands of Oliver G. Morris of Line Lexington, County and State aforesaid, and all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

Item. After my death I give and bequeath annually to the Seaton of the Montgomery Baptist Church of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, $10 to be used for the purpose of keeping my father Samuel Rhoads’s and my own burial lots in proper condition.

Item. The income of the balance of my real and personal estate, whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be and not hereinbefore given and disposed of, after paying my debts and funeral expenses, I give said income to my wife Elizabeth during her lifetime, and after the death of my wife, the said estate to be divided equally between my children.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Elizabeth and H. C. Harrar as Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I, Sylvester Rhoads, the testator, to this my will written on one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal.

The will was signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses Raymond White and J. Winfield White by Sylvester Rhoads on 18 February 1893.6
(Daughter) Death2 February 1895Flossie was 2 years old when her father died on 2 February 1895 at age 38.6,7
Name VariationHer name appeared in almost all records as simply Flossie Rhoads, however in the 1900 census it was recorded as Flossie R. Rhoads.4
(Daughter) Census US 190025 June 1900Flossie R. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 25 June 1900 in the household of her widowed mother in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was 8 years old and attending school.4
(Daughter) Marriage5 May 1903When Flossie was 11 years old her mother married a second time to Allen W. Hunsberger.8
(Daughter) Census US 19106 May 1910Flossie was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 6 May 1910 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Allen W. Hunsberger, in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Flossie was 18 years old and worked for wages as a home servant.9
(Daughter) Census US 192028 January 1920Flossie was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 27 and 28 January 1920 in the household of her mother, who had been widowed a second time, at 127 West Sixth Street, Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Flossie was single, 27 years of age and worked as a telephone operator.3
(Daughter) Census US 193022 April 1930Flossie was again enumerated in her mother's household on the 1930 census taken on 22 April 1930 at Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was still single, had aged the ten years between censuses and was 37 in 1930, and still worked as a telephone operator for the Bell Telephone Company.2
Census US 1940*15 April 1940Mother and daughter, Elizabeth Hunsberger and Flossie Rhoads, were enumerated together again on the 1940 census taken on 15 April 1940 at Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was 80 years of age and her house was valued at $2,800 in 1940, and Flossie was 48 years of age and continued to work as a telephone operator.1
Death*20 April 1974She died on 20 April 1974 at age 825
Burial* and was buried in Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery, Colmar, Montgomery County.5

Citations

  1. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Hunsberger, Lansdale, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03579; Page: 63A; Enumeration District: 46-68. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Hunsberger, Lansdale, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 25B; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 2341816. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.
  3. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Hunsberger, Lansdale East Ward, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1605; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 102. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Rhoads, her surname recorded as "Rose", Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 16; Enumeration District: 0204; FHL microfilm: 1241442. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Flossie Rhoads, Memorial# 91640451. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, farmer, dated 18 February 1893, died Saturday, 2 February 1895, and will proved 18 February 1895, Montgomery County Wills, Volumes 23-24, 1894-1897, pages 283-284, images 148-149 of 767. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sylvester Rhoads, Memorial# 102572506.
  8. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Elizabeth Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, age 42, daughter of Thomas Wiser, married once before ending in death about ten years before, and Allen W. Hunsberger of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, bachelor, age 39, farmer, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Hunsberger, married on 5 May 1903 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Film# 000927233. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  9. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Allen and Elizabeth Hunsberger, Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1377; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0082; FHL microfilm: 1375390. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.

Henry Rhoads1

b. 18 May 1794, d. 3 August 1856
Birth*18 May 1794Henry Rhoads was born on 18 May 1794 in Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Schaeffer.1,3,2
Census US 1850*29 October 1850Elizabeth and Henry Rhoads were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 October 1850 in Douglass, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Henry was 56 years of age and a farmer, and Elizabeth was 60 years of age. Three young men, who were probably the couple's sons, were enumerated in the Rhoads household in 1850. Elam was 27 years of age and a millwright; Jacob was 25 years of age and a farmer; and Samuel was 23 years of age and a carpenter. Another member of the household in 1850 was Sarah Egolf, who was 27 years of age, born in Pennsylvania, with no occupation or relationship to the family identified.1
Death*3 August 1856He died on 3 August 1856 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, at age 622
Burial* and was buried in Boyertown Union Church Cemetery, Boyertown, Berks County.2

Family

Elizabeth Schaeffer b. 28 Sep 1790, d. 2 May 1868
Children1.Elam Rhoads1 b. 1823
2.Jacob S. Rhoads+1,4 b. 14 Oct 1823, d. 4 Jun 1901
3.Samuel J. Rhoads+1 b. 1827

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Elizabeth Rhoads, Douglass, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 799; Page: 201b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Heinrich Linn Rhoads, Memorial# 20303749. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Schaeffer) Rhoads, Memorial# 20303703.
  4. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Jacob S Rhoads, farmer, single, son of Henry and Elizabeth Rhoads of Douglass Township, Montgomery County, and Rachel Schmehl, single, daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth Schmehl of Colebrookdale, Berks County, married on 19 January 1854 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA, at Trinity Lutheran Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 574. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.

Henry S. Rhoads1

b. 16 July 1857
Father*Jacob S. Rhoads1,3 b. 14 Oct 1823, d. 4 Jun 1901
Mother*Rachel Schmehl1,2 b. 23 Apr 1829, d. 10 Nov 1905
Birth*16 July 1857Henry S. Rhoads was born on 16 July 1857 in Pennsylvania.1
(Son) Census US 186020 April 1860Henry was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 20 April 1860 in the household of his parents in Douglass, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 2 years old.4

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry S. Rhoads, Memorial# 84408359. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rachel (Schmehl) Rhoads, Memorial# 150837743.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob S. Rhoads, Memorial# 150837834.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Rachael Rhoads, Douglass, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 27; Family History Library Film: 805145. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Jacob S. Rhoads1,2

b. 14 October 1823, d. 4 June 1901
Father*Henry Rhoads1,2 b. 18 May 1794, d. 3 Aug 1856
Mother*Elizabeth Schaeffer1,2 b. 28 Sep 1790, d. 2 May 1868
Birth*14 October 1823Jacob S. Rhoads was born on 14 October 1823 in Pennsylvania.1,3
(Son) Census US 185029 October 1850Jacob was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 October 1850 in the household of his parents in Douglass, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 25 years of age and a farmer.1
Marriage*19 January 1854He married Rachel Schmehl, daughter of Jonas Schmehl and Elizabeth LeFever, on 19 January 1854 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.4,2,5,3
Census US 1860*20 April 1860Rachel and Jacob S. Rhoads were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 20 April 1860 in Douglass, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Jacob was 35 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,500 and a personal estate valued at $840, and Rachel was 32 years of age. Their two young sons, Henry and William, were ages 2 and 1, respectively. Also enumerated with the family in 1860 were two of Rachel's siblings, Ephraim and Louisa Schmehl. Ephraim was 21 years old and working as a farm laborer and Louisa was 11 years old and attending school. Jacob's mother, Elizabeth Rhoads, was enumerated in her own separate household listed next on the same census page. She was 70 years of age with a personal estate valued at $400. That same year, on a census taken in June, Elizabeth was enumerated a second time in the household of her son, Samuel J. Rhoads, in Hatfield, Montgomery County.4
Death*4 June 1901He died on 4 June 1901 at age 773
Burial* and was buried in Plot B2-17 of Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, Berks County.3

Family

Rachel Schmehl b. 23 Apr 1829, d. 10 Nov 1905
Children1.Henry S. Rhoads6,3 b. 16 Jul 1857
2.William S. Rhoads7,3 b. 4 Nov 1858
3.Jacob S. Rhoads8,3 b. 23 Sep 1861
4.Morris S. Rhoads9,3 b. 23 Nov 1868

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Elizabeth Rhoads, Douglass, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 799; Page: 201b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Jacob S Rhoads, farmer, single, son of Henry and Elizabeth Rhoads of Douglass Township, Montgomery County, and Rachel Schmehl, single, daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth Schmehl of Colebrookdale, Berks County, married on 19 January 1854 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA, at Trinity Lutheran Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 574. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob S. Rhoads, Memorial# 150837834. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Rachael Rhoads, Douglass, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 27; Family History Library Film: 805145. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rachel (Schmehl) Rhoads, Memorial# 150837743.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry S. Rhoads, Memorial# 84408359.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William S. Rhoads, Memorial# 84406950.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob S. Rhoads, Memorial# 151423081.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Morris Rhoads, Memorial# 150837693.

Jacob S. Rhoads1

b. 23 September 1861
Father*Jacob S. Rhoads1,2 b. 14 Oct 1823, d. 4 Jun 1901
Mother*Rachel Schmehl1,3 b. 23 Apr 1829, d. 10 Nov 1905
Birth*23 September 1861Jacob S. Rhoads was born on 23 September 1861 in Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob S. Rhoads, Memorial# 151423081. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob S. Rhoads, Memorial# 150837834.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rachel (Schmehl) Rhoads, Memorial# 150837743.

Mary Ellen Rhoads1

b. 1860
Father*Samuel J. Rhoads1 b. 1827
Mother*Priscilla ______1 b. 1820
Birth*1860Mary Ellen Rhoads was born in 1860 in Pennsylvania.1
(Daughter) Census US 186013 June 1860Mary Ellen was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 13 June 1860 in the household of her parents in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was 5 months old.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel J. and Priscilla Rhoads, Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 235; Family History Library Film: 805143. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Morris S. Rhoads1

b. 23 November 1868
Father*Jacob S. Rhoads1,2 b. 14 Oct 1823, d. 4 Jun 1901
Mother*Rachel Schmehl1,3 b. 23 Apr 1829, d. 10 Nov 1905
Birth*23 November 1868Morris S. Rhoads was born on 23 November 1868 in Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Morris Rhoads, Memorial# 150837693. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob S. Rhoads, Memorial# 150837834.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rachel (Schmehl) Rhoads, Memorial# 150837743.

Samuel J. Rhoads1

b. 1827
Father*Henry Rhoads2 b. 18 May 1794, d. 3 Aug 1856
Mother*Elizabeth Schaeffer2 b. 28 Sep 1790, d. 2 May 1868
Birth*1827Samuel J. Rhoads was born about 1827 in Pennsylvania.2,1
(Son) Census US 185029 October 1850Samuel was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 October 1850 in the household of his parents in Douglass, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 23 years of age and a carpenter.2
Marriage*He married Priscilla ______.1
Census US 1860*13 June 1860Priscilla and Samuel J. Rhoads were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 13 June 1860 in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Samuel was 35 years of age and a carpenter with real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate valued at $1,000, and Priscilla was 40 years of age. The couple had two children in 1860. Sylvester was 3 years old and Mary Ellen was 5 months. Samuel's mother, Elizabeth Rhoads, was also enumerated with the family. She was 70 years of age and recorded as a domestic. That same year, on a census taken in April, his mother had already been enumerated. She was in her own separate household listed next, on the same census page, to her son, Jacob S. Rhoads, in Douglass, Montgomery County. On the April census, she was recorded as 70 years of age with a personal estate valued at $400.1
Census US 1880*2 June 1880Priscilla and Samuel J. Rhoads were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Samuel was 54 years of age and a wheelwright, and Priscilla was 61 years of age and keeping house. The couple's son, Sylvester, and his young bride, Lizzie Wiser, were enumerated in the very next household on the same census page.3

Family

Priscilla ______ b. 1820
Children1.Sylvester Rhoads+1 b. 1857, d. 2 Feb 1895
2.Mary Ellen Rhoads1 b. 1860

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel J. and Priscilla Rhoads, Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 235; Family History Library Film: 805143. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Elizabeth Rhoads, Douglass, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 799; Page: 201b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel and Priscilla Rhoads, Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1157; Page: 149C; Enumeration District: 008. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Sylvester Rhoads1,2

b. 1857, d. 2 February 1895
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Samuel J. Rhoads2 b. 1827
Mother*Priscilla ______2 b. 1820
Birth*1857Sylvester Rhoads was born in 1857 in Pennsylvania.1,3,2
(Son) Census US 186013 June 1860Sylvester was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 13 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 3 years old.2
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Elizabeth Wiser, daughter of Thomas M. Wiser and Eliza Heaton.1
Census US 1880*2 June 1880Lizzie and Sylvester Rhoads were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Sylvester was 22 years of age and a tailor, and Elizabeth was age 20 and keeping house. Sylvester's parents, Priscilla and Samuel J. Rhoads, were enumerated in the next previous household on the same census page.4
Will*18 February 1893Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield, Montgomery County, prepared his will dated 18 February 1893 in which he named his wife, Elizabeth, and mentioned children, although did not name any. We've learned from our research that Sylvester prepared his will about eleven months after the birth of the couple's first child, Flossie, and that their second child, Arthur, was born ten months before Sylvester's death. Below is our transcript of his will as Sylvester prepared it:

In the name of God, Amen. I Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, state of Pennsylvania, farmer, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void a former will which is in the hands of Oliver G. Morris of Line Lexington, County and State aforesaid, and all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

Item. After my death I give and bequeath annually to the Seaton of the Montgomery Baptist Church of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, $10 to be used for the purpose of keeping my father Samuel Rhoads’s and my own burial lots in proper condition.

Item. The income of the balance of my real and personal estate, whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be and not hereinbefore given and disposed of, after paying my debts and funeral expenses, I give said income to my wife Elizabeth during her lifetime, and after the death of my wife, the said estate to be divided equally between my children.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Elizabeth and H. C. Harrar as Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I, Sylvester Rhoads, the testator, to this my will written on one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal.

The will was signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses Raymond White and J. Winfield White by Sylvester Rhoads on 18 February 1893.5
Death*2 February 1895He died on Saturday, 2 February 1895 at age 385,3
Burial* and was buried in Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery, Colmar, Montgomery County.3,6
Probate*18 February 1895 On 18 February 1895 the last will and testament of Sylvester Rhoads, late of Hatfield, Montgomery County, was duly proved when Letters Testamentary were granted to his widow, Elizabeth Rhoads, and H. C. Harrar, the Executrix and Executor named in the will.5

Family

Elizabeth Wiser b. 12 Sep 1859, d. 10 Aug 1947
Children1.Flossie Rhoads7 b. 7 Mar 1892, d. 20 Apr 1974
2.Arthur Rhoads+7,8 b. 21 Apr 1894, d. 21 Jan 1984

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Thomas M. Wiser, #22135, dated 3 February 1902 and proved 7 May 1903, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 31-32, 1903-1906, pages 66-67, image 64 of 601. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel J. and Priscilla Rhoads, Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 235; Family History Library Film: 805143. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sylvester Rhoads, Memorial# 102572506. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Sylvester and Lizzie Rhoads, Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1157; Page: 149C; Enumeration District: 008. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1614] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, farmer, dated 18 February 1893, died Saturday, 2 February 1895, and will proved 18 February 1895, Montgomery County Wills, Volumes 23-24, 1894-1897, pages 283-284, images 148-149 of 767.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sylvester Rhoads, Memorial# 91640161.
  7. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Rhoads, her surname recorded as "Rose", Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 16; Enumeration District: 0204; FHL microfilm: 1241442. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  8. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Arthur Rhoads, born on 21 April 1894 at Colmar, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, child of Sylvester Rhoads and Elizabeth Wiser, agency notes: Apr 1937: Name listed as ARTHUR RHOADS. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.