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The following information is from Alan Lopez, RhodesFamily.org

FIRST GENERATION

 1.  Nicholas Rhoades died about 1780.   He was born UNKNOWN in England.   In 1767, he acquired ownership of 126 acres in Frederick Co, MD from Gerard Hopkins, Jun., of Ann Arundel Co., for only five shillings Sterling money. The parcel of land was called "None Left" and he continued to own part of that land until his death, and apparently lived on the same land, near Hyattstown and on or very near the present Frederick/Montgomery Co. line. In 1776, Montgomery Co. was created by splitting off part of Frederick Co. Thus, the physical location of his home probably did not change, but the land (or probably his home and at least part of the land) was in the area becoming Montgomery Co.

 His will is dated 5 Nov 1767 and mentions his wife, Jane, and three sons - John, Elisha and Nicholas. His will was probated in 15 Mar 1780 in Montgomery Co, MD.[2]

 He was married to Jane ??? UNKNOWN.  Jane ??? was born UNKNOWN.  She died UNKNOWN.  Nicholas Rhoades and Jane ??? had the following children:

 

           +2                      i.    Nicholas Rhoades.

  

SECOND GENERATION

 2.  Nicholas Rhoades was born about 1761 in England.  He resided in 1806 in Montgomery County, Maryland.  He resided in 1820 in Miami Township, Greene County, Ohio.  He retired in Mar 1826.  He resided between Mar 1826 and 1829 in Miami Township, Greene County, Ohio.  He died on 24 Jan 1830 in Clifton, Miami Township, Greene County, Ohio.  He was buried in Clifton, Miami Township, Greene County, Ohio.  He was a in Farrier in Lee's Legion of Continental Troops, Revolutionary war.   From Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin, publ. 1901 - page 814-815

 Nicholas RHOADES. . .was a native of England, but having cast his fortunes with the American Colonies, he assisted in the struggle for liberty, and became one of the trusted soldiers of the Revolutionary war, serving under Gen. Washington, and enduring the hardships of that terrible winter at Valley Forge. He was the father of five children, three daughters and two sons, the sons being John W. and Walter.

 Must have been very young while serving as a ferrier in Lee's Legion (Col. Light Horse Harry Lee's Legion). Prior to Clifton, the family resided in Montgomery County, MD, very near (or on) the Frederick County line. They resided near the small town of Hyattstown. On a map you can quickly locate it along the main road midway between Frederick and Washington on the Montgomery/Frederick County line.[3]

 He applied for his military pension on 5 Jan 1829. At that time he was residing in Miami Township, Green County, Ohio and was about 68 years old. A note in his file says: "In 1806 he was a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland." Col. Lee wrote two notes, to help Nicholas prove his service in the war which are included in his file.

 From "http://miamitownship.net/cemetary.asp"

 Clifton-Union Cemetary

Tanyard Road, Clifton

 HISTORY OF THE CLIFTON-UNION CEMETARY

 Summarized from an article by Ms. Julie Overton, October 1978 

     Soon after the Clifton (Cliffside) Presbyterian Church was organized on the third Sunday in August 1811, a log structure was built to hold church services in. This log building was located on the hill over the present cemetery vault, about 50 feet north of General Whitman's grave. By 1830 it became necessary to build a larger church, and therefore a brick structure was erected about two hundred feet west of the log church. During the late 1840's and early 1850's various plans were made for an even larger building. In 1854 the present church was built on land donated by William d: Johnson and Bennett Lewis. Although minor changes have been made to the building, it looks much like it did when first erected.

      The cemetery was started as a part of the church grounds, the first burials probably having been about 1813 or 1814. Dills History of Greene Co. states that one of the earliest burials was a person named Johnson. The earliest stone still standing, in 1976, is #337, that of Robert E. Stewart, who died Sept. 16, 1816. The cemetery is currently still in use. It has been used officially as a public cemetery since 1897 when the church deeded the cemetery to the trustees of Miami Township, Greene County and Green Township, Clark County. 

     It should be noted here that there have reportedly been at least two other cemeteries within, or very close to the Village of Clifton, according to an unpublished history written by Stafford McCullough in 1937. One appears to be the burial grounds associated with the First Baptist Church, located about a quarter mile west of the Antioch Church, at what was known as Whitman's Ford at the head of the canyon of the Little Miami River. This church was destroyed by fire before the so-called Antioch Church was built in 1811. The other cemetery to be located in the Clifton area was that cemetery used for the former slaves of Benjamin Whitman, on the grounds of his farm. 

     Presuming that the “old section” of the Clifton Cemetery was in use by the mid-1810's, it appears that the first actual platting took place on Oct. 27, 1831. Various sections have been added through the years, with the most recent one having occurred in June, 1963. 

     Interesting items about the graves in the cemetery include several stones. The most famous one undoubtedly being the grave marker of Lodwick Austin who reportedly died while he was driving the stagecoach between Xenia and Springfield and slipped into the gorge when one of the wheels fell of the edge. According to local history, this was therefore the “first traffic accident in Greene County, Ohio occurring on Sept. 1, 1836 when Lodwick was 26 years of age. Another, the Rev. Andrew Poage died in 1840, and his parishioners buried him at the front of the old log church pulpit. His successor Rev. Moses Russell, a graduate of Allegheny Seminary, served for 24 years and was married four times. His first wife, Alethia, died in 1841. His second wife was Nancy Jane who died in 1843, his third wife, Abigal, died in 1855 and his fourth wife, Phoebe Jane outlived him not dying until 1899. Rev. Moses is buried along side of all four of these women, as are two of his children. 

     Finally, a few of the stones indicate the place of birth. Some places of origin are, according to the stones, Chester South Carolina, Bedford County Pennsylvania, Delaware County New York, Rockbridge County Virginia, Milnacraic Forfarshire Scotland, and Kempston England. Also buried in the cemetery are soldiers from the War of 1812 who came from other states including New York and Maryland. 

He was married to Frances Taylor Elizabeth UNKNOWN.  Frances Taylor Elizabeth was born between 1765 and 1780.  She died UNKNOWN.  Nicholas Rhoades and Frances Taylor Elizabeth had the following children:

 

           +3                      i.    Walter Rhoades.

  

THIRD GENERATION

 3.  Walter Rhoades was born in 1793 in Maryland.  He resided in 1821 in Miami Township, Greene County, Ohio.  He resided in 1826 in Champaign County, Ill..  He Fact 1 (2) on 10 Oct 1833 in Homesteaded 40 acres in Champaign county, Illinois.  He resided between 1855 and 1870 in Iowa.  He resided on 9 Jun 1860 in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Iowa.  He was a on 9 Jun 1860 in Farmer.  He resided in 1870 in Sacramento County, California.  He died on 27 Nov 1895.  He was a in Farmer.   Served in the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War of 1832 from Illinois.

 Walter RHOADES was born in 1793, in Maryland, and early moved to the West, for a time living in Ohio, and in 1826 moved to Champaign County, Ill. When the struggling Republic was called upon in 1812 to engage in a second war with the mother country, Mr. RHOADES enlisted in the army, and served as long as he was needed, and then returned to agricultural pursuits. After his removal to the West, there came Indian troubles that for Illinois, Wisconsin and vicinity, culminated in the Black Hawk war, and Mr. RHOADES again gave his country his services. In 1824, just two years prior to his location in Illinois, he married Miss Mary RHINEHART, and by her became the father of ten children, as follows: Frances married James W. BOYD, of Illinois, and both are now deceased; Isaac R., married a Miss HEATER, of Iowa; Elizabeth married William H. ADAMS, of Illinois, who now lives retired in Iowa; Eliza J. married Benjamin AYDOLOTTE, of Iowa; Mathias P. is the next in order of birth; Nancy Ann married Jacob WINKLEMAN, of Iowa; John W. was a soldier in the 39th Iowa V. I., and died in the Civil war; Mary E. is the wife of J. W. ADAMS, of Iowa; Phebe married Herman DRESSER, of Duluth, Minn.; and Alfred N., of Green county, Iowa. With the exception of Frances, all the children were born in Champaign county, Illinois.

He was married to Mary Ann Rinehart on 6 Oct 1826.  Mary Ann Rinehart was born on 24 Jan 1811 in Maryland.  She resided on 9 Jul 1860 in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Iowa.  She died in 1872.  Walter Rhoades and Mary Ann Rinehart had the following children:

 

           +4                      i.    Perry Mathias Rhoades.

  

FOURTH GENERATION

 4.  Perry Mathias Rhoades was born on 22 Sep 1838 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois.  He resided in 1855 in Iowa.  He resided in 1870 in Sacramento County, California.  He resided on 29 Sep 1870 in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Iowa.  He was a on 29 Sep 1870 in Farmer.  He resided in 1873 in Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.  He resided on 3 Jun 1880 in Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.  He resided on 1 Jun 1900 in Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.  He was a on 1 Jun 1900 in Farmer.  He resided on 24 May 1910 in Browntown, Green County, Wisconsin.  He was a on 24 May 1910 in Retired farmer.  He died in 1924 in Browntown, Green County, Wisconsin.   Ran a Green County Sawmill after serving in the Civil War.

 Served in Company H, 71st Illinois Infantry, private.  His name is spelled Rhodes in his military records.

 UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry

 Organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., July 26, 1862, for three months. Moved to Cairo, Ill., July 27, thence to Columbus, Ky., August 6. Guard railroad and bridges by detachments, at Big Muddy Bridge, Illinois Central R. R. (2 Cos.); at Mound City, Ill., (2 Cos.); at Moscow, Ky. (3 Cos.), and at Little Obion bridge (3 Cos.), till October. Mustered out October 29, 1862.

 Regiment lost 23 by disease during service.

 From http://itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.htm

 In the 1880 census, Perry Rhoades lived next door to William Rinehart, who was his first cousin.  Their wives were sisters, Julia and Mary Trickle.

From Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin, publ. 1901 - page 814-815

 MATHIAS P. RHOADES, the successful fruit grower and apiarist of Browntown, Green county, comes of a family whose names for three generations have been engraved high on their country's roll of honor, and who have consistently been on the side of progress and patriotism.

 Nicholas RHOADES, his grandfather, was a native of England, but having cast his fortunes with the American Colonies, he assisted in the struggle for liberty, and became one of the trusted soldiers of the Revolutionary war, serving under Gen. Washington, and enduring the hardships of that terrible winter at Valley Forge. He was the father of five children, three daughters and two sons, the sons being John W. and Walter. 

Walter RHOADES was born in 1793, in Maryland, and early moved to the West, for a time living in Ohio, and in 1826 moved to Champaign county, Ill. When the struggling Republic was called upon in 1812 to engage in a second war with the mother country, Mr. RHOADES enlisted in the army, and served as long as he was needed, and then returned to agricultural pursuits. After his removal to the West, there came Indian troubles that for Illinois, Wisconsin and vicinity, culminated in the Black Hawk war, and Mr. RHOADES again gave his country his services. In 1824, just two years prior to his location in Illinois, he married Miss Mary RHINEHART, and by her became the father of ten children, as follows: Frances married James W. BOYD, of Illinois, and both are now deceased; Isaac R., married a Miss HEATER, of Iowa; Elizabeth married William H. ADAMS, of Illinois, who now lives retired in Iowa; Eliza J. married Benjamin AYDOLOTTE, of Iowa; Mathias P. is the next in order of birth; Nancy Ann married Jacob WINKLEMAN, of Iowa; John W. was a soldier in the 39th Iowa V. I., and died in the Civil war; Mary E. is the wife of J. W. ADAMS, of Iowa; Phebe married Herman DRESSER, of Duluth, Minn.; and Alfred N., of Green county, Iowa. With the exception of Frances, all the children were born in Champaign county, Illinois. 

Mathias P. RHOADES was born Sept. 22, 1838, and was early trained in all the details of farm work. His schooling was necessarily neglected to a large extent, as the schools were few and far between, and the time for attendance in such as did exist was limited, the work of clearing up a farm engrossing the entire time. In 1855, he removed with his parents to Iowa, and remained there until 1870, when they removed to Sacramento county, Cal. In 1873 he came to Green county, Wis., locating in Cadiz township. During the Civil war Mr. RHOADES enlisted in 1862 in his country's service, becoming a member of Co. H, 71st Ill. V.I., and was mustered out at the expiration of his term of enlistment. When he returned from the war he took up his former work, that of farming, and then engaged to some extent in milling. He now devotes himself largely to fruit growing and to his apiary; in the latter he runs for sixty to eighty hives in a season, which net him about $300 per year. He has been very successful in his undertakings, and at this time owns a fine two-story dwelling and seven acres of ground, as well as having considerable personal property. 

On March 4, 1863, Mr. RHOADES was wedded to Miss Julia TRICKLE, who was born Nov. 24, 1845, one of the eleven children of Ashford and Jane (MORTON) TRICKLE, pioneer settlers of Green county. Ten children have been born of this marriage, all of whom are yet living: Phebe, born April 5, 1865, married Louis BROWN, of Greene county, Iowa; Orpha, born April 10, 1869, married Peter FRYSLEY, of Green county, Wis.; Oren A., born March 20, 1871, at home, married Merta SISSON; Byron, born Jan. 29, 1873, married Gusta BUDKEY, of Merrillan, Wis.; Alice, born March 5, 1875, is the wife of James FAUBEL, of Green county; Oliver P., born Aug. 24, 1877, at home; Elmer, born Jan. 9, 1880, Effie, born Nov. 17, 1882, Mertie, born Feb. 17, 1884, and Walter, born June 3, 1887, are all at home.

 Politically Mr. RHOADES is a Populist, and in religious belief has greater faith in charity, honesty and upright living than in any denomination or creed. He has striven to do his duty to his country and his fellowmen, and merits the high place he holds in the estimation of men.

 From a journal kept by Zetta Rhoades in the 1980's

 To Myrta and Oren Rhoades a daughter Zetta Marie on July 18-1898. Wisconsin Myrta nee Sisson.  Oren, son of Julia and Perry Rhoades. Perry-source of golden honey, of maple syrup and sorghum molasses. Grower of apples, plums, cherries, grapes and berries.  Teller of wonderful stories. 

He was married to Julia Ann Trickle on 4 Mar 1863 in Green, Wisconsin.  Julia Ann Trickle was born on 24 Nov 1845 in Green County, Wisconsin.  She resided on 10 Jul 1850 in Clarno, Green County, Wisconsin.  She resided in Jul 1860 in Clarno, Green County, Wisconsin.  She resided on 29 Sep 1870 in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Iowa.  She resided on 3 Jun 1880 in Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.  She resided on 1 Jun 1900 in Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.  She resided on 24 May 1910 in Browntown Village, Green County, Wisconsin.  She died in 1926 in Merrillan, Green County, Wisconsin.  She was buried in 1926 in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin.   From a journal kept by Zetta Rhoades in the 1980's.

 To Myrta and Oren Rhoades a daughter Zetta Marie on July 18-1898. Wisconsin Myrta nee Sisson.  Oren, son of Julia and Perry Rhoades. . .Julia-maker of feather-light bread and cake, sweet butter and many tasty treats.  Weaver of carpets and mats.  Maker of soft amber colored soap that smelled like roses.  These good people made my childhood something sweet to remember to the age of nine.

After that something best forgotten.  Perry Mathias Rhoades and Julia Ann Trickle had the following children:

 

           +5                      i.    Oren Ashford Rhoades.

 

FIFTH GENERATION

 5.  Oren Ashford Rhoades was born on 20 Mar 1871 in Sheldon, Sacramento County, California.  He resided on 4 Jun 1880 in Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.  He was a on 1 Dec 1892 in Sawyer.  He was a in 1900 in Day laborer.  He resided on 1 Jun 1900 in Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.  He resided on 22 Apr 1910 in Merrillan, Jackson County, Wisconsin.  He was a on 22 Apr 1910 in odd jobs.  He died on 29 Nov 1917 in Merrillan, Jackson County, Wisconsin.  He was a on 29 Nov 1917 in Electrician.  He was buried on 2 Dec 1917 in Oakwood Cemetery, Merrillan, Jackson County, Wisconsin.   Oren Rhoade's occupation was listed as sawyer on his marriage contract. His father, Perry Mathias Rhoades, opened a saw mill after he got out of the military in the Civil War, most likely teaching the profession to Oren.

 Wisconsin Leader, Merrillan, Wisconsin, front page, Friday, Dec. 7, 1917

 OREN RHOADES DROWNS UNDER ICE

      On Thanksgiving day as Oren Rhoades was crossing the ice near the power house he fell through and was drowned.  No one saw him, no one heard his cries, and no one knew it until a couple of hours later.

      It is customary for the village to have lights on Thursday forenoon.  On this day Mr. Rhoades worked at the power house until 12:00.  He was to eat his Thanksgiving dinner with his brother, Oliver, living on the Waller farm south of the village and no doubt was on his way when the accident occured.  On not arriving at Oliver's until long after the dinner was supposed to be served, Oliver walked across the same path that Oren would have taken to get to his house.  He crossed the ice a few feet below where Oren fell through and noticing something that looked like a stump and yet did not, Oliver went there and found the object to be his hat.  His gloves were also lying near.  Not dreaming that his brother was under the ice, he walked on to the house which he found closed and locked.  It dawned upon him that perhaps he had fallen through and taking a fish pole he went back and could feel his body.  He immediately gave the alarm and many people went down from the village to assist.  His body was found about thirty feet from the shore and about seven feet deep.  Just how he came to fall torough (sic) will never be known, and all probabilities are only guesses.  The body was taken to the undertakers rooms and prepared for burial.  The funeral was held from the church Sunday afternoon and was largely attended, the remains were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery. 

     Oren Rhoades was born March 20 1871, at Sheldon, California.  At the age of two years he came to Wisconsin where he lived until the time of his death, Nov. 29, 1917.

      He leaves to mourn his death three children, two daughters and one son, Mrs. Loyd Granger and Mrs. Ray Conners, of Browntown, and Kenneth, of Merrillan, also his father and mother and five sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Phoebe Brown and Mrs. Owen Divan, of Jefferson, Iowa, Mrs. O.J. Frysbie, of Eau Claire, Mrs. James Williams, of Edgemont, S. Dak., and Mrs. James Faubel, of Midland S. Dak., and Walter of Browntown, and Oliver and Barney of Merrillan.

      For several years Oren has been employed by the village as electrician at the power house and always gave valuable service.  His son Kenneth will move to Browntown and make his home with his sister.

 CARD OF THANKS

      We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and relatives for their kindness and sympathy in the death of our father.

 Mrs. Fray Granger

Mrs. Zetta Conners

Kenneth Rhoades

 Many thanks to Mary I. Murray-Woods of the Jackson County History Room at the Black River Falls, Wisconsin, Public Library, for finding, copying, and sending me the above article. 

From a journal kept by Zetta Rhoades in the 1980's:

 To Myrta and Oren Rhoades a daughter Zetta Marie on July 18-1898. Wisconsin Myrta nee Sisson.  Oren, son of Julia and Perry Rhoades. Perry-source of golden honey, of maple syrup and sorghum molasses. Grower of apples, plums, cherries, grapes and berries.  Teller of wonderful stories.

Julia-maker of feather-light bread and cake, sweet butter and many tasty treats.  Weaver of carpets and mats.  Maker of soft amber colored soap that smelled like roses.  These good people made my childhood something sweet to remember to the age of nine.

After that something best forgotten.

 Oren my father.  A man who whistled and sang all day-who taught me to waltz when I was eight years old.  Until he divorced my mother-he took his children and left his hometown and never returned.  Became a man who would sometimes weep.  Given to sudden bursts of temper-and violent headaches.

In 1916 on Thanksgiving day he was going to his brothers for dinner.  In attempting to cross the frozen Black River he broke through the ice and was drowned.

He was fourtytwo years old.  I loved him so much.

 (Note that Oren Rhoades died in 1917, and was 46 years old.)

 He was married to Myrta Sisson between 1 and 10 Dec 1892 in Browntown, Wisconsin.  He signed a marriage contract on 1 Dec 1892 in Browntown, Wisconsin.  Civil ceremony.   Witnesses to the marriage were George Yeazel and Mannie Forsythe, name of person pronouncing the marriage was George Michael.  Myrta Sisson was born on 17 Feb 1874 in Hawleyville, Page County, Iowa.  She was born on 24 Apr 1874 in Possible birth date, but Feb. 17 more likely.  She resided on 1 Dec 1892 in Browntown, Wisconsin.  She resided on 1 Jun 1900 in Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.  She died after 1953 in Probably Illinois.   01-17-2002, I talked to Steve Olsen.  He remembered "Grandma Slim", last name Beverly, living in Illinois, near or with Ray Conners, in the mid 50's.  He went there along with Zetta Rhoades and Alfred Kohl, they were married in 1952.  At the time, he was told that Grandma Slim wouldn't know him, she was suffering from dementia, probably Alzheimer's.  Oren Ashford Rhoades and Myrta Sisson had the following children:

 

              6                      i.    Zetta Marie Rhoades was born on 18 Jul 1898 in Wisconsin.  She resided on 1 Jun 1900 in Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.  She resided on 22 Apr 1910 in Merrillan, Jackson County, Wisconsin.  She resided on 7 Dec 1917 in Browntown, Wisconsin.  She resided on 9 Feb 1920 in Cavour township, Beadle County, South Dakota.  She resided on 19 Apr 1930 in South Beloit, Rockton Township, Winnebago County, Illinois.  She resided in 1964 in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California.  She resided before Oct 1986 in Seattle, King County, Washington.  She resided in Oct 1986 in Anza, Riverside County, California.  She died on 8 Mar 1995 in Palm Springs, Riverside County, California.  She was buried in Ashes scattered at Alki Beach, Seattle, King County, Washington.  She resided in Charleston, South Carolina.   Obituary from a newspaper clipping, not dated, nor the newspaper noted:

 

                                            Zetta Kohl

                                            ANZA, Calif.-Zetta Marie Kohl, 96, of 58670 Red Shank Road, and a former Rockton resident, passed away Wendesday, March 8, 1995, in Riverside, Calif., after a short illness.s.

                                            Until her illness she had lived with and had lovingly been cared for by her daugher and son-in-law, Frances and Elisio Lopez.  She was the daughter of Oren Rhoades and Myrta Sisson Rhoades.  She had three daughters, Doris, Irene, and Frances Conners.  In her earlier years she lived and worked in North Carolina, Arizona, and Seattle, where she was one of the first people hired to work at the Space Needle in the Seattle Expo at the World's Fair.  She was well-known for her beautiful flower gardens and lovely paintings.

                                            She is survived by her daughter, Frances (Elisio) Lopez; brother, Albert (Kathy Schlien), grandchildren, Jerry Pipitone, Steve Olsen, David and Alan Lopez and Laura Lopez Mock, Mike and Larry Fiese and Sally Fiese Tinder, 10 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.

                                            She was predeceased by her mother and father; her brother, Ken Rhoades; sister, Frey Granger; and daughters Irene Fiese and Doris Straub; husband, Jerry Albright; and husband, Alfred Kohl, who died April 25, 1981 in Seattle.e.

                                            Her remains were cremated.  A few family memebers will gather at Pudget Sound in the fall to share memories and bear witness to the life that touched so many.  At Pudget Sound her remains will be joined with the beautiful serenity and gentle murmur of the ocean where her daughter Doris was also made one with the waters in previous years.

                                            I love you grama.

 

                                            Note that there are a few errors in this obituary:  Elisio should be Eliseo.  I have no knowledge of her living in North Carolina, but she did live in Charleston, South Carolina.  Pudget Sound should be Puget Sound. Also note that later, the ashes of her daughter Frances were also scattered at Puget Sound.

 

 

                                            On growing old:d:

                                            Taught strings loosen.  Knots untie, the fingers open and drop what they have been holding so tightly.  The shoulders lighten, freed of what they have been carrying.  Go, let go, where the wind sweeps and the tide takes, let go.

 

                                                From a journal of Zetta Rhoades.