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From: History of Chittenden County, Vermont Edited by: W. S. Rann D. Mason & Co., Publishers Syracuse, New York. 1886

George N. Rhodes, Colchester, Vt., is a farmer of Colchester, Vt., and was born in Colchester, Vt., January 11, 1843. He now occupies the old homestead, which consists of 250 acres. He was a son of Joseph E. and Mindwell (Hine) Rhodes. His father was a native of Thompson, Conn., and was among the early settlers in Colchester, Vt., settling on the farm which is now owned and occupied by George N., a part of which he cleared and improved, and where he resided until the time of his death, which occurred in 1865 at the age of sixty nine years. He was prominently identified with all public affairs of the town, and represented the same in the Legislature one term. His children were Anna J., William H., Juliaette H., Abbie F., and George N., who grew to maturity. George N.'s maternal grandfather was Simeon Hine, who was among the pioneers of Colchester, Vt.,