Rhoads Family Genealogy

Source of this family info: Al Rhods
and book by Marie Engle "Henry Rhoads Sr....",
material in possession of Jill O'Neall Ching.

Index of Selected Early Names Herein

Descendants of Heinrich Rhoads the Elder Immigrant

Generation 1
Heinrich RHOADS
d: 1748 Fact 1: Also known as The Elder~aka Rode in some records Fact 2: October 31, 1737 Arrived Ship Wm Fact 3: Not the Henry Roth of Allentown PA b 1688 Fact 4: Arrived with son Henry and perhaps also came w/ another son- Daniel
+Catherine CAUBLE (perhaps his wife)

Generation 2
Henry RHOADS
d: April 07, 1774 in Ursina, Bedford Co., now Somerset Co., Buried at Rhoads Cemetery, Fact 1: Also known as Henry Senior Fact 2: Henry probably lived in Maryland and then settled in an area of Cumberland Co., PA which then became Turkeyfoot Twp., Bedford Co. and is now in modern time known as Somerset County. Fact 3: Perhaps he is buried in the Rhoads Cemetery, near Brooks Tunnel of B & O Railroad, Turkeyfoot Twnshp, Bedford Co. PA, now Somerset County. Fact 4: Will recorded in Will Book 1, page 5, at the Bedford County Court House, is dated January 28, 1774. Fact 5: Henry was a faithful member of the German Baptist Brethern Church, meetings were held at his Grist Mill until 1771 when his son Henry Jr. built the meetinghouse.
Fact 6: He served as Supervisor of Brothers Valley Twp and was granted several tracts of land as early as 1762. On July 7, 1762, a warrant was issued to Henry Rhoads by the William Penn family Warrant #58 for 200 acres on the East side of Dunning Creek in Cumberland Co., also Warrant #74 for 50 acres of land in Antrim Twp. Cumberland Co which was dated May 3, 1763. Then on May 18, 1763 Warrant #80 was issued for 50 acres also in Antrim Twp., located adjacent to Rev. George Adam Martin. Finally on February 13, 1773 Henry Rhoads received Warrant #24 for 150 acres of land in Turkeyfoot Twp., Bedford County.
On September 13, 1773 two land warrants to Henry Rhoads Sr. (this Henry) and Samuel Evewalt verify the names of Henry's children. The Evewalt deed dated July 23, 1775 conveyed his part to George Funk and Catharine Rhoads, widow of Henry Rhoads and to Henry, Jacob, Gabriel, John, Joseph, and Daniel Rhoads, Michael Sells and his wife Barbara, Frederick Sipe (Sever) and his wife Catherine, and John Swisher and his wife Susanna, heirs of Henry Rhoads, deceased. One would assume, based on his Will, that these are daughters of Henry and Katherina Rhoads.

In 1770 Morgan Edwards' book Materials Toward a History of the American Baptists a list of members of the Stonycreek Brethern Church for 1762 is given, listing George Adam Martin and Henry Roth (Rhoads) first in a list of seventeen members.
+Katherina RHEINHARDT d After 1774 named in Henry's Will along with his children. Katherina, aka Catherine is said to be daughter of Ulrich and Barbara Rheinhardt.

Generation 3
Henry RHOADS Jr.
Born: June 05, 1739 perhaps in Amity Twp, Berks Co. PA d: March 06, 1814 in Muhlenberg Co., KY Rhoads Cemetery, Browder
Also known as Captain Rhoads
Fact 1: Captain, 3rd Co., Bros Vly, 1st Battalion, Bedford Militia, w/ Col. Wm Parker Fact 2: July 15, 1776 PA Const Conv & Member, PA Fact 3: February 27, 1778 Justice of Peace Bedford Co. PA til 11/6/1778 Fact 4: March 19, 1767 Appeared w/ wife Elizabeth in Frederick Co to dispose of property Fact 5: December 13, 1773 Granted land warrant #29 for 500 acrea Bros Vly Twp, Bedford Co Fact 6: named this 'Elizabeth's Delight', was only 213 acrea Fact 7: 1776-1778 in PA Assembly Rep from Bedford PA Fact 8: 1798 Rep in KY State Leg from Logan Co Fact 9: 1800 Rep in KY State Leg from Muhlenberg Co Fact 10: 1779-1780 Tax List Bedford Co., Turkeyfoot Twp Fact
+Elizabeth STONER
Born: March 25, 1744 in Frederick Co., MD m: October 19, 1760 d: October 02, 1807 Buried w/ husband
*2nd Wife of Henry Jr. Rhoads:
+Barbara LAURIMAN
m: February 09, 1808 in Logan Co., KY

3 Joseph RHOADS
Born: Abt 1745 d: October 28, 1799 in Muhlenberg Co., KY
Fact 1: 1773 Brothers Valley Township, Cumberland PA Tax List Fact 2: 1779-1780 Cumberland Vly Twsp Bedford Co., PA Tax Lists Fact 3: 1783 Cumberland Vly Twsp Bedford Co., PA Tax Lists Fact 4: February 06, 1789 Quemahonig Twnshp resident Fact 5: October 15, 1788 They sell land "Round Meadow" purchased 6/19/1773 from father Fact 6: Next they may have moved to Fayette Co. PA Fact 7: Served as Private in PA militia of Cap. Paxton's Co. w/ bro Jacob & Daniel Fact 8: 1796 Acquired 600 acres in Logan Co. KY "Grants S. of Green River" Fact 9: September 17, 1799 Will Muhlenberg Co., KY Book 1 p 21-25 & 35-8
+ELIZABETH d: Abt 1799

3 John RHOADS
Born: February 08, 1746/47 in Frederick Co., MD d: July 12, 1816 in Somerset Co. PA~ Rhoads Ceme nr Meeting Hse
Fact 1: 1771 Appt Constable of Bedford Twp, Bedford Co., PA Fact 2: Blacksmith Fact 3: 1776-1780 Pvt., Cap Brude's Co. 5th Regiment, PA Militia Fact 4: 1803 Buys lot in Franklin, Warren Co., OH, later sells to son John 11/18/1813
+CATHERINE
Born: April 14, 1748 d: December 07, 1837 in Somerset Co. PA Glade Ch Ceme, Stoneycreek Twp, Somerset

3 Jacob RHOADS
Born: Abt 1750 d: Bef June 21, 1790 in Londonderry Twp., Bedford Co., PA
Fact 1: 1774 Tax List Bros Vly Twp, Cumberland Co., PA Fact 2: 1780 Tax List Cumberland Vly Twp, Bedford Co., PA Fact 3: Bedford Militia, Cap Paxton's Co. Fact 4: 1779 and 1783 was in Cumberland Vly Twp
+Rebecca GILBERT Born: January 31, 1757 in Frederick Co., MD d: Aft 1823 Fact 1: Resident of Allegany Co., MD m: Bef 1771

3 Gabriel RHOADS
Born: Abt 1751 d: Abt 1818 in Somset Co. PA
Fact 1: 1768-1769 Tax List of Colerain Twp, Cumberland Co Fact 2: 1772 Bros Vly Twp in new Co. of Bedford Fact 3: 1778-1783 Bedford Co., Militia War of Revolution
+Rachel SHEDACRE
Born: January 15, 1749/50 d: Abt 1828 in Weaver Mennonite Ceme, Johnstown, PA m: February 28, 1769 in Cumberland Co. PA

3 Daniel RHOADS
Born: October 05, 1755 in Antrim Twp. Cumberland Co. PA d: April 08, 1838 in Edgar Co., ILL Ogden Cemetery, 5 m s of Paris
Fact 1: June 25, 1775 Pvt in Rev War Capt Robert Cluggage's Co. Col Wm Thompson's Rifleman Fact 2: January 01, 1776 1st Regi of Army of United Colonies, Geo Washington Fact 3: July 01, 1776 Mustered out after Breed's Hill, Charlestown, Mass and Long Island Fact 4: 1779-1780 Tax Lists Cumberland Vly Twp, Bedford Co. PA Fact 5: July 1786 List of tithables Nelson Co. KY Fact 6: Probably same Daniel who owned lot 98 in Rhoadsville, KY Fact 7: August 01, 1818 Filed for pension while living in Knox Co., IN Fact 8: 1821 Map of Vigo formed, his residence remained same
+Eva FAUST Born: November 19, 1761 in Bedford Co., PA d: January 15, 1792 in Nelson Co., KY m: February 10, 1777 in Bedford Co., PA
*2nd Wife of Daniel Rhoads:
+Elizabeth NEWMAN Born: March 20, 1773 in Botetourt Co., VA d: February 28, 1855 in Edgar Co., PA Fact 1: 1850 Living w/ son Newman

3 Barbara Rhoads married 1766
+Michael Sills d 1813

3 Susanna Rhoads m
+John Swisher (Switzer) d 1784 Fact 1: No children recorded. Fact 2: Source: Marie Engle "Henry Rhoads Sr..." Fact 3: Also recorded as Swisher Fact 4: Served in Capt. Paxton's Co., as 2nd Class. Noted as "sick" along with brothers-in-law Joseph, Jacob Rhoads and Frederick Severs. Fact 5: 1772 Appears on tax records for Bedford Co., PA w/ other Rhoads' and moved to Cumberland Twp with Joseph, Jacob, and Daniel Rhoads when they left Brothers Valley. Fact 6: Land sold in Sheriff's Sale July 14, 1785.

3 Catherine Rhoads m
+Frederick Sever d 1801

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