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Provided by Sybil A. L. Viehweg
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4/22/2003

Direct Descendants of John W. Rhodes
   
 1   John W. Rhodes 1807 - 1890
.  +Mary (Guston?) Gaston 1813 - 1891
........ 2   James Luther Rhodes 1835 - 1864
............  +Mary A. Skelton Unknown - 1870
................... 3   William Winfield Rhodes 1859 - 1941
.......................  +Rebecca Ann Evans 1866 - 1954
.............................. 4   Ida Lola Rhodes 1892 - 1920
..................................  +Claude Grover Garten 1885 - 1932
......................................... 5   [2] Sybil Anna Garten 1917 - 1977
.............................................  +Virgil Willis Fitzgerald 1911 - 1974
.................................................... 6   [1] Ida Dale Fitzgerald 1945 -
........................................................  +Loyd Ray Layton 1939 -
.............................................................. 7   Sybil Arlene Layton 1961 -

According to the 1850 Elizabeth Twp, Lawrence Co., OH census, John W. Rhodes was born in PA.  In this census, the name was spelled as Rhoades for John, but the children's name was spelled as Rhodes, which is the present spelling of John's descendants.

John W. Rhodes married a woman named Mary Guston or Gaston in May 1832.  This information was recorded in the family Bible. Mary's maiden name was not very legible, but is strongly believed that Gaston is the corretc.  From this union, 8 known children were born.

In 1835 James Luther Rhodes was born being the second child.  According to his Civil War Service Record, he was born in Jackson Co., OH.  From the Company descriptive book, he was aged 27, 6'1/4 tall, dark complexion with dark hair and gray eyes.  James died during his service in the Civil War in 1864 and is buried in the National Cemetery in Winchester, VA.

After the Civil War, John W. Rhodes and his family migrated to MO and were living in Memphis, Scotland Co., MO in July of 1870.  This is when James's two orphaned sons William Winfield & James Walter Rhodes were picked up from an OH orphanage by an uncle and taken to live with their grandparents.

By 1887, the family had migrated to KS and John is listed in the Third Annual Directory of the City of Wichita.  He was living at 2212 West First Street.

John W. Rhodes died in 1890 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.
 

Descendants of John W. Rhodes


Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN W.1 RHODES was born 1807 in New York, and died 1890 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.  He married MARY (GUSTON?) GASTON 1832.
 
Children of JOHN RHODES and MARY GASTON are:
2. i. JOHN HENRY2 RHODES, b: 1833; d: Unknown.
3. ii. JAMES LUTHER RHODES, b: 1835, Jackson Co., Ohio; d: 1864, Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia.
 iii. SARAH ELIZABETH RHODES, b: 1838; d: 1852.
 iv. FRANCIS MARION RHODES, b: 1841; d: 1864, Resaca, Georgia.
4. v. CHRISTIAN "CHRISTA" ANNA RHODES, b: 1844, Ohio; d: 1941, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.
 vi. WILLIAM JOSEPH (JASPER?) RHODES, b: 1846; d: Abt. 1864.
 vii. CENZIONTHA JOSEPHINE RHODES, b: 1849; d: Unknown.
5. viii. DIANTHE MARGARET "MAGGIE" RHODES, b: 1853, Ohio; d: 1927, Wichita, Sedgwick Co.,  Kansas.


Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN HENRY2 RHODES (JOHN W.1) was born 1833, and died Unknown.  He married SARAH ? Unknown.
 
Children of JOHN RHODES and SARAH ? are:
 i. JOHN3 RHODES, b: Aft. 1860; d: Unknown.
 ii. FULLER RHODES, b: Aft. 1860; d: Unknown.
 iii. TOM RHODES, b: Aft. 1860; d: Unknown.

3.  JAMES LUTHER2 RHODES (JOHN W.1) was born 1835 in Jackson Co., Ohio, and died 1864 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia.  He married MARY A. SKELTON Unknown.
 
Children of JAMES RHODES and MARY SKELTON are:
 i. WILLIAM WINFIELD3 RHODES, b: 1859, Ohio; d: 1941; m. REBECCA ANN EVANS, 1885, Scotland Co.,  Missouri.
 ii. JAMES WALTER RHODES, b: 1861, Ohio; d: 1944, Sedgwick Co., Kansas; m. AMANDA JANE EVANS, 1888, Pierce City, Lawrence Co., Missouri.

4.  CHRISTIAN "CHRISTA" ANNA2 RHODES (JOHN W.1) was born 1844 in Ohio, and died 1941 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.  She married (1) ? (BOICE?) BOYCE Abt. 1865.  She married (2) FRANK W. MUMA 1886.
 
Children of CHRISTIAN RHODES and ? BOYCE are:
 i. WALTER3 BOYCE, b: 1866, Missouri; d: Unknown.
 ii. WILLIAM "BILLY" BOYCE, b: 1869; d: Unknown.
 iii. THOMAS BOYCE, b: 1872, Missouri; d: Unknown; m. JOSEPHINE ?, 1894.
 iv. CHARLEY BOYCE, b: Abt. 1873; d: Unknown.
 
Child of CHRISTIAN RHODES and FRANK MUMA is:
 v. ELSIE L.3 MUMA, b: 1888, Kansas; d: Unknown; m. JOHN OSCAR EVANS, 1902, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.

5.  DIANTHE MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 RHODES (JOHN W.1) was born 1853 in Ohio, and died 1927 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co.,  Kansas.  She married (1) SAMUEL M. KITCHEN Aft. 1914.  She married (2) JOSEPH "JOE" BURGE Unknown.
 
Children of DIANTHE RHODES and JOSEPH BURGE are:
 i. HENRY WAGGONER3 BURGE, b: 1873, Hampton Twp., Moline, Missouri; d: 1918, Wichita, Sedgwick Co.,  Kansas; m. ETTA MATILDA ?, Unknown.
 ii. RICHARD ELMER BURGE, b: 1875; d: 1962, Enid, Oklahoma.
 iii. SHERMAN GRANT BURGE, b: 1877, Lacrosse, Kansas; d: 1954, Wichita, Sedgewick Co.,  Kansas.
 iv. MOSELINE BURGE, b: 1886, Arkansas; d: 1900, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.
 v. EMMETT ROY (RAYMOND?) BURGE, b: 1895, Kansas; d: 1900, Wichita, Sedgwick Co.,  Kansas.