Joseph A Rhoades

Brief Life History of Joseph A

When Joseph A Rhoades was born on 11 November 1820, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Abraham Rhoads, was 43 and his mother, Susannah Wingert, was 32. He married Mary Weyand on 7 March 1844, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Somerset Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 28 May 1897, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Joseph A? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Joseph A Rhoades
Mary Weyand
Marriage: 7 March 1844
Sarah Rhoades
Hannah Rhoads
Frank Samuel Rhoads
Ephraim Rhoads
Sarah Rhoades
Manasses J Rhoads
William Michael Rhoads
Julia A. Rhoads
Daniel Rhoads
Mary Ann Rhoads
Lydia Rhoads
Jefferson Rhoads
Harriet Rhoads

Sources (15)

  • Joseph Rhoades, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph A Rhoads, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"
  • Joshep Rodes in entry for Juley Shaulis, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): variant of Rhodes .

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

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.