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.