Stephen H. Rhodes, b: 1836, Hampshire Co., MA

STEPHEN H. RHODES, a veteran of the Civil War, who is now a prosperous resident and an extensive real estate owner of Pelham, was born in that town, June 14, 1836, son of Joel and Lucy (Allen) Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes’s father, who was the son of Zebulon Rhodes, was born in Leyden, Mass., . .

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Leander L. Rhodes, b: 1833, Hampshire Co., MA

 LEANDER L. RHODES, a well-to-do farmer in Westhampton, Hampshire County, Mass., was born in this town, March 23, 1833, son of Spencer L. and Esther (Ludden) Rhodes, the former of Westhampton, the latter of Chesterfield. Spencer L. Rhodes was a farmer, whose entire life was spent in Westhampton, where he died in July, 1876, his wife having passed away nine years before. They were the parents of three children, namely: Leander L. Albert A., a farmer in Huntsburg, Ohio; and Horace S., who is associated in business with Jacob Holley in Northampton. . . .

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William Rhodus, b: 1791, SC, d: Pike Co., MS

Daniel Verret, has been researching his ancestor, William Rhodus (1791 SC-1852 MS), tirelessly trying to discover his William’s parents.

He married: 1820 in Pike County, MS to Elizabeth Bond.

Their children:

1. Mary Ann Rhodus: b. 29 Ju 1823 in MS, d. 07 Sep 1843 in MS

2. Jane Rhodus: b. 16 Apr 1825 in MS, d. Aft. 1870 in MS

3. William Wesley Rhodus: b. 25 Dec 1827 In MS, d. 27 Nov 1852 in MS

4. Issac Rhodus: b. 18 Feb 1830 in MS

5. Willis Rhodus: b. 17 Mar 1832 in MS & d. 24 Mar 1852 in MS

6. James John Rhodus: b. 02 Apr 1834 in M.S. & d. 27 Jan 1916 in MS

7. Lydia Ann Rhodus: b. 29 Jan 1836 in M.S. & d. 1904 in LA.

8. Thomas C. Rhodus: b. 28 Sep 1839 in M.S. & d. 1888 in MS

9. Zachariah Reeves Rhodus: b. 14 Mar 1842 in MS, & d. 1872 in MS

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President Abraham Lincoln’s size 14 Goat Slippers

President Abraham Lincoln’s Slippers

Abraham Lincoln wore these size 14 goat slippers while relaxing at home, right up until the day he was assassinated. Soon to be displayed at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C., the slippers are on loan from the President Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, where they are part of a permanent exhibit. Replicas of the slippers were used in Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Lincoln.Alex Williamson, tutor to William and Tad Lincoln, presented the slippers to President Hayes, a collector of historical artifacts, after Lincoln’s death. Williamson attached a note that read, “Sir, Please accept the accompanying slippers. They were worn by the late President Lincoln up to the day of his murder.”


First modern Britons had ‘dark to black’ skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals

First modern Britons had ‘dark to black’ skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals

The genome of Cheddar Man, who lived 10,000 years ago, suggests that he had blue eyes, dark skin and dark curly hair

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Homo sapiens, Earlier Still – Archaeology Magazine

Homo sapiens, Earlier Still – Archaeology Magazine

Jebel Irhoud, Morocco

Excavations at Jebel Irhoud, near Morocco’s west coast, have uncovered the 300,000-year-old bones of some of the earliest members of the Homo sapiens lineage. Human bones were first discovered at the site in 1961, and their strange combination of archaic and modern features intrigued scientists, who guessed they belonged to Neanderthals and dated to about 40,000 years ago. In 2006, a team led by Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology reopened excavations at Jebel Irhoud. This year, they revealed their results, providing a glimpse of the earliest members of the ancestral line that led to modern humans. To read more on this follow the link below:


Iron Age Britain’s Oldest Gold – Archaeology Magazine

Iron Age Britain’s Oldest Gold – Archaeology Magazine

Staffordshire, England.  Four torcs uncovered in Leekfrith are the earliest Iron Age gold items ever found in Britain. Torcs are jewelry that were worn around neck, by both men and women.  They can be dated to between 400 and 250 B.C. based on their stylistic qualities, says Julia Farley of the British Museum, who notes they were most likely worn by women. The torcs’ age is remarkable because, for several hundred years starting around 800 B.C., people in Britain appear to have largely abandoned wearing and manufacturing gold jewelry.  Follow the link below for more on these: