Reuben Roth or Rhoads

28 May 1825–5 February 1910 (Age 84)
Towamensing Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Roth or Rhoads was born on 28 May 1825, in Towamensing Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Rhoads, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Winter, was 37. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Carolina Hiskey. He lived in Towamensing Township, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. In 1900, at the age of 75, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Weissport, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 5 February 1910, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lehighton, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Reuben Roth or Rhoads
Carolina Hiskey
Jeremiah J Roth
Miton Roth
Mary Alice Roth
Thomas Henry Roth
Alida or Ellen Ida Roth
Francis Rhoads
Emma Roth
Martha "Mattie" Roth

Spouse and Children



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Parents and Siblings

    John Rhoads


    Elizabeth Winter




World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 26

Franklin Township was not incorporated until 2 January 1851.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle High German rōt, German rot ‘red’. As a Jewish surname it is also at least partly ornamental: its frequency as a Jewish surname is disproportionate to the number of Jews who, one may reasonably assume, were red-headed during the period of surname adoption.2 German and English: topographic name for someone who lived on land that had been cleared, Old High German rod, Old English rod, roð.3 German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’. Compare Rode 1, Ross 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Reuben Rhoads, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Reuben Rhodes in household of John Rhodes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Reuben Roth, "United States Census, 1860"

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