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Title: A Genealogical and Biographical History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Author: Thomas Cushing Page 747

JOHN K. RHODES, farmer, post office McKeesport, was born May 21, 1827, in Allegheny county. Pa. His grandfather, Casper Rhodes, of German descent, came to this county, and was an industrious farmer. His children were Frederick and Mrs. Katie Webb. Frederick married Jane, a daughter of Alexander Snodgrass, and they had the following children: John K., Ann, Presley, Susan, Alexander and Mary J. John K. has been a successful farmer, and owns 154 acres of land. He married Margaret, daughter of Andrew McClure, whose father was Judge McClure. Mr. and 'Mrs. Rhodes have one son, Sylvester E., who married Bell M., daughter of John Willock, Esq., avid they have one son, John K. Mr. Rhodes and family are members of the Lebanon Church.