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From: History of Delaware County and Ohio: Containing a Brief History of the State of Ohio ... Biographical Sketches ... Etc
By William Henry Perrin, O.L. Baskin & Co., Published by O. L. Baskin & Co., 1880
LEVI RHODES, carpenter, Powell; is a son of William Rhodes, a native of Pennsylvania, who came to Fairfield Co., Ohio, at an early period; his wife's name was Elizabeth Cramer, born in the " Keystone " State; Levi was born in Franklin Co. Feb. 15, 1825, and at the age of 14 moved to this county with his parents, remaining with them until he was of age; subsequently learned the carpenter's trade, and worked in this county and other places for several years. At the age of 30, he married Miss Eliza Beasley, daughter of Lewis Beasley; the ceremony took place Feb. 15,1855, before breakfast. Mr. Rhodes worked at his trade up to the breaking-out of the late war, when he volunteered in Co. I, 82d 0. V. I., Dec. 6, 1861, remaining in the service until Aug. 17, 1864, when he was discharged on account of injuries to the spine producing partial paralysis of lower extremities, received while on a forced march, by being run over by a body of cavalry ; since that time, he has been unable to do steady manual labor. They have three children—George B., Ella J. M., and Olive M. A. Mr. Rhodes' life and general character have been such, that he commands the esteem and confidence of those who knew him.