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From: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 618.

J. D. RHODES, farmer, Madison Twp., Sec. 14; P.O. Wyoming; born April 10, 1832, in Ohio; in 1851, he came to Jackson Co.; in 1869, he removed to Jones Co.; he owns 240 acres of land; is Treasurer of the School Board. Married Susanna James in October, 1858; she was born in Maryland; have seven children—Francis M., Mary E., Margaret J., John W., William P. (Elva and Ella are twins). Democrat.