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From the book entitled: History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 2
Author: H.Z. Williams & Bros
Publisher: H. Z. Willians, 1882

N. C. Rhodes, son of Jonathan and Hannah (Davis) Rhodes, was born in Cazenovia, New York, April 13, 1806. With his parents he came to Ohio in 1816, settling in Fowler township, where he now lives. He helped his father clear off the farm, remaining at home until of age, and for a few years afteiwards was in Pennsylvania employed in making shingles. February 17, 1831, he was married to Eliza Campbell, the result of which union was nine children, of whom four are living as follow: Catherine, wife of Addison J. Dawson, L. W., and Robert N., both farmers of Fowler township, and Orpha, wife of Calvin Tyrrell, of Tyrrell Hill. After his marriage in 1833 he settled on the place where he now resides. His farm consists of two hundred and eighteen acres, well improved, and he has given each of his sons a farm. His first wife died July 18, 1853, and November 30, 1858, he married for his second wife Lucy M. Lewis, who was born in Connecticut March 30, 1820. By this marriage was born one son, Edwin Eugene, April 13, 1862; died October 18, 1868. Mr. Rhodes has been elected township trustee for several terms, first about 1840. Was elected justice of the peace in the spring of 1857, but after one year's service resigned the office.

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