Rhoda Powell

1811–May 1899 (Age 88)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Powell was born in 1811, in Ohio, United States, her father, Reuben Powell Sr, was 37 and her mother, Dorcas Alford, was 36. She married Lewis S Wood on 5 February 1835, in Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died in May 1899, in Grundy, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Lewis S Wood
Rhoda Powell
Marriage: 5 February 1835
Charles Wood
Abraham Wood
Jane Wood
Martha Jane Wood
Lewis Jr Wood
Reuben R Wood
Anna Wood
Jerome B. Wood
James Woods

Spouse and Children

5 February 1835
Belmont, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 23

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ ( see Howell ).2 Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of St. Paul ’ ( see Guilfoyle ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Woods in household of Lewis Woods, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rhoda Wood in household of Lewis Wood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rhoda Wood in household of Lewis Wood, "United States Census, 1870"

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