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This page and the following links contain information on Rhodes' (all spellings) that served from Massachusetts as soldiers and sailors in the Revolutionary War.
Source: “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors Revolutionary War”, Vol. 13. A Compilation from the Archives, Prepared and Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth in Accordance with Chapter 100, Resolves of 1891. Boston : Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1905.

Aaron Rhoades to James Rhodes
Jere Rhodes to Prehus Rhodes
Samuel Rhodes to Zebulon Roads

RHODS, AARON. Private, Capt. John Baxter's co. ; marched Sept. 30, 1782 ; discharged Oct. 24, 1782 ; service, 27 days ; company detached for service under Maj. Job Cushing at Hull. Roll dated Medfield.

RHOADS, ADAM, Dedham. Private, Capt. Aaron Guild's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Hull, July 13, 1776; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1770, signed by said Rhoads and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages; also, Capt. Guild's co., Col. Whitney's regt.; service from June 20, 1770, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 11 days: rolls dated Camp at Hull; also, same co. and regt.; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to time of return home, 1 mo. 2 days; roll dated Hull; also, Capt. Ebenezer Everet's co., Col. McIntosh's regt., Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 14, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

RHODES, ADAM. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's detachment of guards; muster roll dated Boston, May 14, 1778; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778; also, Same co. and detachment ; enlisted April 2, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778;service, 3 mos. 2 days; detachment drafted to serve at Cambridge.

RHODES, ADAM. Marine, State ship "Tartar," commanded by Capt. John Cathcart; engaged June 4, 1782; discharged Nov. 20, 1782;service, 5 mos. 16 days. Roll sworn to at Boston.

RHODS, ADAM. Private, Capt. Samuel Warner's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 18, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 23, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days, travel (130 miles) included ; regiment raised for 3 months.

ROADS, ASA. Private, Capt. Enoch Robinson s co. ; enlisted Aug. 13, 1779; discharged Sept. 14 (also given Sept. 13), 1779; service, 1 mo. 3 (also given 1 mo. 2) days ; company detached from militia to serve at Rhode Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. SAMUEL Fisher, Commandant. Roll sworn to at Attleborough.

RHODES, BENJAMIN, Arundel. Private, Capt. Jesse Donnan's co.. Col. James Scammon's (.30th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], including abstract of pay to last of July, 1775 ; also, return of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master for York Co., dated Wells, June 7, 1777; said Rhodes appears among men drafted or hired to serve in the Continental Army until Jan. 10 [year not given], to the credit of the town of Wells ; joined Capt. Daniel Merril's CO., Col. Brewer's regt.

RHODES, BENJAMIN, Stoughton or Stoughtonham. Lieutenant, Capt. Josiali Pratt's co., Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; said Rhodes marched April 19, 1775 ; discharged April 22, 1775 ; service, 5 days; company raised in Stoughton and Stoughtonham.

RODES, BENJAMIN. Private, Capt. Tobias Lord's co. ; service from Aug. 31, 1770, to Nov. 25, 177ii, 2 mos. 25 days; company stationed at Falmouth for defence of seacoast.

RHODS, BENJAMIN, Arundel. Capt. Jesse Dorman's co.. Col. James Scammon's (30th) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 27, 1775; also, Capt. Daniel Merrill's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; return [year not given] ; residence, Arundel ; enlisted for town of Wells; enlistment, 8 months; reported taken prisoner Dec. 27, 1777.

RHODES, BRISTOL. Private, Capt. Edward Slocum's co., Col. Greene's (1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Greenwich ; enlistment, during war.

RHODES, CHARLES. 1st Lieutenant, brigantine "General Gasden " (privateer); petition dated Boston, Aug. 18, 1778, Signed by John Horn, of Providence, in behalf of Messrs. Bourdeaux & Co., owners, asking that he be commissioned as commander of said vessel ; ordered in Council Aug. 18, 1778, that a commission be issued ; also, list of prisoners sent from New York to Portsmouth, N. H., to be exchanged for British prisoners [year not given] ; reported a Lieutenant ; also. Prize Master, on board the armed ship "Deane," commanded by Capt. Elisha Himnan ; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Boston, Nov., 1780; age, 30 yrs. ; complexion, light.

RHOADS, DANIEL, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co., Col. John Graton's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. Samuel Payson's co., Col. Joseph Read's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ;service, 3 mos. 12 days ; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1775, signed by said Rhoads and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages.

RHODES, DANIEL, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co., Col. Joseph Read's (20th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. Theophilus Lyon's co. ; entered service March 1, 1778; discharged April 5, 1778; service, 36 days ; company marched to Castle Island March 1, 1778, under command of Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce.

RHOADS, DAVID, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co., Col. Joseph Read's regt ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775;service, 3 mos. 4 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 21 . 1775.

RHODES, DAVID, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savel's (1st Stoughtonham) co. of militia. Col. Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;service, 7 days; also, Capt. Samuel Payson's co., Col. Joseph Read's (20th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775].

RHODES, DICK. Private, Capt. John's. Dexter's (4th) co.. Col. Christopher Greene's (1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Greenwich ; enlistment, during war.

RHODS, ELEAZER. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; entered service Aug. 22, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; .service on expedition to Bennington.

ROADS, ELEAZER, Sutton. Private, Capt. Samuel Sibley s co., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775. as far as Braintree ; service, 7 days.

ROADS, ELEAZER, Jr., Dedham. Private, Capt. William Bullard s militia co. of South Parish in Dedham, Col. Heath s regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days.

RHODS, ELEAZER. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; entered service Aug. 22, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; .service on expedition to Bennington.


ROADS, ELIPHALET, Dedham. Fifer, Capt. William Bullard s militia co. of South Parish in Dedham, Col. Heath s regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 12 days.

RHOADS, ELIPHALET. Private, Capt. William Bullard's co. (co. of South Parish in Dedham) , Col. "William McIntosh's (McIntosh's) regt. ;service, 5 days, on the alarm of March 4, 1776; also, Capt. Aaron Guild's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Hull, July 13, 1776 also, petition dated Camp at Hull. Sept. 17, 1776. signed by said Rhoads and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages; also, Capt. Aaron. Guild's co., Col. Whitney's regt.;service from June 20, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 11 days; rolls dated Camp at Hull ; also. same co. and regt. ;service from Nov. 1, 1776, to time of return home, 1 mo. 2 days ; roll dated Hull ; also, Capt. Ebenezer Everet's co., Col. McIntosh's regt., Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 14, 1778; service, 1 mo. 15 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

RHODES, ELIPHALET. Corporal, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's detachment of guards ; muster roll dated Boston, May 14, 1778 ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778; also, Same co. and detachment; enlisted April 2, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ;service, 3 mos. 2 days ; detachment drafted to serve at Cambridge.

RHODS, ELIPHALET Private, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col. Benjamin Haws's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Dedham.

ROADS, GEORGE. Private, Capt. Benjamin Plumer s co. ; service from July 6, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 nios. 18 days, at Penobscot ; company detached from Col. William Jones s regt. for service under Col. Samuel McCobb on expedition against Majorbagaduce.

RHOADS, HEZEKIAH. Capt. Samuel Low's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berkshire Co.)regt.; entered service July 9, 1777; discharged July 23, 1777; service, 15 days, at "St. Coyx " (St. Croix) ; also, Private. same co. and regt.; entered service Sept. 5, 1777; discharged Oct. 1, 1777;service, 27 days, at Pawlet.

RHODES, "HOLDON." Private, Capt. Squire Millard's co.. Col. John Waterman's regt. ; pay abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777 ; said Rhodes credited with 3 days allowance ; also, copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millerd, dated Warwick, for wages and billeting for service from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777.

RHODES, IRA, Williamstown. Descriptive list of men in Continental service ; Capt. Zebulon King's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; occupation, laborer ; birthplace, New York; residence, Williamstown; enlisted Jan. 15, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Zebulon King's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for Sept., 1781; enlisted Feb. 15, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; reported on extra service as wagoner; also, muster rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; reported on extra duty in Oct. and Nov., 1781; also, list of recruits sent by Massachusetts as portion of her quota of the Continental Army subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781, who were reported as unfit for duty ; also, return of recruits who had been mustered out by the Inspector General, dated West Point, May 26, 1782; 7th Mass. regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; engaged for town of Williamstown ; engaged Feb. 15, 1781; term, 3 years; reported always unwell and almost a fool ; also, list of men who were discharged subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Rhodes discharged Sept. 15, 1782, by Gen. Washington, being an idiot.

ROADS, IRA. Private, Capt. Zebulon King's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster rolls for April and May, 1781, dated West Point ; enlisted Feb. 15, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, muster rolls for June, July, and Aug., 1781 ; reported on extra duty as wagoner.

RHOADES, JACOB. Private, Capt. Jonathan Maynard s co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for Feb., 1782; enlisted April 17, 1781; enlistment, 3 years. [See John Rhoads.]

RHOADS, JACOB, Arundel. Descriptive list of men in Continental service; Capt. Allen's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, dark: hair, dark; occupation, farmer; residence, Arundel ; engaged for town of Arundel ; engaged April 17, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

RHODES, JACOB, Anindel. Descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Jonathan Maynard's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, laborer; birthplace, Anindel; residence, Anindel; enlisted April 1 (also given April 17), 1781; enlistment, 3 years.

ROADES, JACOB. Private, Capt. Jonathan Maynard s (6th) co., 7th Mass, regt.; muster roll for Nov., 1782.

ROADS, JACOB, Arundel. Private, Capt. Jonathan Maynard s (6th) co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks s (7th) regt. ; muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to at Peekskill; enlisted April 17, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on command at West Point; also, muster roll for March, 1782; reported sick in quarters ; also, Capt. Maynard s co., 7th Mass. regt. ; muster rolls for April-Aug., and Oct., 1782; also, Capt. Nathaniel C. Allen s (8th) co., 7th Mass, regt.; muster rolls for Dec., 1782- April, 1783 ; also, Capt. Allen s co., 4th Mass, regt.; muster rolls for May-Sept., 1783 ; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 6 months. [See John Roads.]

RHODS, JACOB, Jr. Receipt dated Armidel, May 16, 1781, for bounty paid said Rhods by the town of Arundel to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780.

RHOADS, JAMES, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt, Samuel Payson's co., Col. John Graton's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 : service, 8 days; also, Capt, Samuel Payson's co., Col. Joseph Read's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ;service, 3 mos. 12 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 29, 1775 ; also, petition addressed to the General Court, dated Stoughtonham, March 1, 1776, signed by said Rhoads and others belonging to Capt. Payson's co., Col. Read's regt.. stating that while in service they had been stationed at Squantum and having been taken sick and no facilities for medical attendance being available there, they had gone to their respective homes and employed doctors and nurses at their own expense, and after recovery had returned to their duty, and requesting that expenses for medical attendance be allowed them ; petitioners given leave to withdraw; also, Private, Capt. Josiah Pratt”s (Stoughtonham) co.. Col. Gills regt. ; service, 5 1/2 days; company marched to Roxbury March 4. 1776, on an alarm.

RHOADS, JAMES, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Joseph Pettingill's co.. Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. : company return dated Camp at Sewall's Point. Sept. 27, 1775. [See Samuel Rhoads.]

RHOADS, JAMES. Private. Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. : enlisted June 27, 1778:service to Dec. 31, 1778, (5 mos. 9 days, at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home: also. same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated East Greenwich. Sept. 17, and Sept. 24, 1778: enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; reported deserted Sept. 2, 1778.

RHODES, JAMES, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co.. Col. Joseph Read's (20th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775].