Rhoda Budd

Brief Life History of Rhoda

When Rhoda Budd was born on 4 February 1814, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Budd, was 29 and her mother, Eunice Riggs, was 27. She married Samuel Titus in 1833, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 June 1853, in Jackson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Hazen Cemetery, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

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Samuel Titus
Rhoda Budd
Marriage: 1833
Eunice Ann Titus
Abigail Titus
Nancy Alisbeth Titus
Rhoda Amanda Titus
Budd Morgan Titus
E Dugan Titus
William Omer Titus
Samuel Osborn Titus
John Jerue Titus

Sources (9)

  • Rhoda Titus in household of Samuel Titus, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rhoda Budd Titus, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rhoda Bud in entry for Morgan Bud Titus, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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.

Name Meaning

English: from an Old English byname, Budda, which was applied to a thickset or plump person. Alternatively, a nickname from Middle English budde ‘bud, swelling’ with the same meaning as the Old English byname.

German: variant of Budde and, in North America, possibly also an altered form of this. This surname is very rare in Germany.

History: John Budd was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

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