Joseph S Rhodes

1821–1901 (Age 79)
Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph S

When Joseph S Rhodes was born in December 1821, in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Sion Rhodes, was 32 and his mother, Eloisa Scott, was 30. He had at least 4 daughters with Mary Eliza Rhodes. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Clayville, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States in 1900. He died in June 1901, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery, Clayville, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Joseph S Rhodes
Mary Eliza Rhodes
Ada M. Rhodes
Caroline E Rhodes
Victoria Louise Rhodes
Emily Belle Rhodes

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

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.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Joseph Rhodes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph S Rhodes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph S Rhodes, "United States Census, 1870"

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