Mary Elizabeth Rhodes

Female1823–17 February 1857

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Rhodes was born in 1823, in Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph Rhodes, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Mosier, was 27. She married Elder Soloman Glory Brown on 1 November 1838, in Morgan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Gregg Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 17 February 1857, in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elder Soloman Glory Brown
Mary Elizabeth Rhodes
Marriage: 1 November 1838
Joseph Brown
William Brown
Sarah Frances Brown
Margaret Louise "Maggie" Brown
Lillian Ann Brown
Mary Elizabeth Brown
George Washington Brown
Martha Matilda Brown

Sources (3)

  • Mary Brown in household of Soloman Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Rhodes, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Mary Elizabeth Rhodes Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1838Morgan, Indiana, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries 1830: Morgan, Indiana, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 13

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning


    either a topographic name for someone who lived by ‘(the) woodland clearings’, plural form of Middle English rode (Old English rod, rodu), or a habitational name for someone who came from a place so named, principally Rhodes in Bury (Lancashire) or possibly from one of the many minor places in Yorkshire similarly named, or Rhodes Minnis (Kent). The Yorkshire name sometimes alternates with the singular form (see Rhode and Rode ). The Rh- spelling was introduced in the 16th and 17th centuries by clerks with a classical education, who associated the name with the Greek island of Rhodes, famous in ancient history and mythology. There is also no connection with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century. The surname is particularly common in Yorkshire and Lancashire but occurs with various spellings in smaller numbers widely across England.

    variant of Rhode , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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