Rhody J Voyles

about 1860–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Rhody J

When Rhody J Voyles was born about 1860, in Illinois, United States, her father, Nicholas H. Voyles, was 33 and her mother, Deborah Nichols, was 23. She lived in Athensville Township, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Nicholas H. Voyles
Deborah Nichols
John / James David Voyles
Tennessee Voyles
Mary Voyles
Rhody J Voyles
Elizabeth Voyles
Margaret L Voyles
Thomas H Voyles
Nicholas Homer Voyles
David William Voyles
Hannah Adeline Voyles
Sidney Matthew Voyles

Parents and Siblings



    John / James David Voyles


    Tennessee Voyles


    Thomas H Voyles



    Mary Voyles


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 32

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English, of Welsh origin: variant of Voyle, a nickname for a bald man or a topographic name for someone living by a treeless hill, from a lenited form of Welsh moel ‘bald’ or ‘treeless hill’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Rhody J Voyles in household of Nicholas Voyles, "United States Census, 1860"

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