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From the book entitled: History of Licking County, O. Its Past and Present
By: Hill, Neil N. Jr
Publisher: A. A. Graham & Co., Newark, OH, 1881

Mary Rhodes, was born November 3, 1820, in Rockingham county, Virginia. She was the daughter of Henry and Hannah Carrier, and was married to Cassel Rhodes, of Virginia, who was born September 29, 1809. They were married on the evening of October 15, 1836, and started the next morning on horse-back across the Alleghany mountains on their wedding tour for Ohio. They located in Fairfield county, and came to this county in 1838, locating in Burlington township. They had fourteen children: Romantha, Francis, Milton N., Asbury W., George F., Henry J., Lucinda, Cyrus E., Hannah, Amanda, Mary, Elizabeth C., Jesse N., and Wilson C. Three are deceased and three are single, the others are all married. Elizabeth C. was born October 30, 1856, in this county, is single and lives at home; Wilson C. was born July 19, 1860, is single and lives at home with his mother, and is the only boy left at home; Asbury and George are now living at Salt Lake city, Utah territory; Milton, Francis and Romantha, are living in Illinois; Amanda, Mary and Hannah are living in this county. Mr. Rhodes died August 5, 1875, aged sixty-six years. He was a well-to-do farmer, was honest in all his business transactions, and was highly esteemed by all his acquaintances.

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