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From: Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York Including a History of Corness University
Edited by:John H. Selkreg
Published: d: Mason & Co., Publishers Syracuse, N. Y. 1894

Miles Rhodes, deceased, was born in Dryden, July 29, 1818. His father, Jacob Rhodes, was one of the earliest settlers in the town of Dryden. Miles Rhodes laid the foundation of his education in the old log school house and finished at the Groton Academy. He married Miss Margaret Dart, daughter of Thomas Dart of Ithaca, and they are parents to two daughters, Mrs. Roaine Lombard and Miss Maud Rhodes. He died January 27, 1891, at the age of seventy two years. His life has been full of deeds of charity and kindness to his fellow men. An appeal to his generosity was never made in vain. Quiet, unostentatious, he lived his life and was regretted by a large circle of acquaintances. His wife and daughters were left to complete his unfinished work.