John A Rhodes

1817–1868 (Age 50)
Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of John A

When John A Rhodes was born on 20 July 1817, in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Sion Rhodes, was 27 and his mother, Eloisa Scott, was 26. He married Anna Augusta Houghteling on 19 October 1842, in Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Richland, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States in 1850 and Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 1 June 1868, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Cassville, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States.

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John A Rhodes
Anna Augusta Houghteling
Marriage: 19 October 1842
James Houghtaling Rhodes
Mary Wright Rhodes
Catherine Houghteling Rhodes
Louisa Augusta Rhodes
William Schuyler Malcolm Rhodes

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19 October 1842
Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland ( see Rode 3). This, the most common form of the name, has been influenced in spelling by the English name of the Greek island of Rhodes (Greek Rhodos), with which there is no connection. There is no connection, either, with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John A Rhodes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Rhodes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John A Rhodes, "New York State Census, 1855"

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