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From: Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
Published: d: Mason & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1896

Halsey A. Rhodes was born in Chemung county in 1836, the following year came to Caton with his parents, Silas b: and Mary L. (Babcock) Rhodes, locating on the present home place of Mr. Rhodes about 1839, where his father died in 1862 aged sixty three years, and his mother died aged seventy nine years. In 1862 Mr. Rhodes enlisted in the 50th New York Engineers, serving till the close of the war. After the war he married Mary A. Fuller, who died in 1891, aged forty eight years, leaving three children, Nelson F., Frank H., and Clara E. He afterwards married Sarah Bowman, born Grist, his present wife.