Rodema Beach

about 1831–26 January 1921 (Age 90)
New York, United States

The Life of Rodema

When Rodema Beach was born about 1831, in New York, United States, her father, David Olmstead Beach, was 35 and her mother, Anna Bull, was 28. She married John Barnes on 11 December 1852, in Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Deerfield Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Knoxville, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 26 January 1921, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

John Barnes
Rodema Beach
Marriage: 11 December 1852
Ezra Barnes
John Seymour Barnes
Ansel D Barnes

Spouse and Children

11 December 1852
Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Sophia L Beach


    Eliza Beach


    Cynthia Orcelia Beach


    Victor Beach


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 17

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 26

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Middle English beche, Old English bece, a byform of bæce. Compare Bach 3.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle English beche ‘beech tree’ (Old English bēce).3 Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Bisch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rhodema Barnes in household of John Barnes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rodema Beach in household of David Beach, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rhodema M Barnes, "United States Census, 1880"

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