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History of the Rhodes Family name. English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland. This, the most common form of the name, has been influenced in spelling by the English name of the Greek island of Rhodes (Greek Rhodos), with which there is no connection.

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The Bones of My Bones

main imageThe bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before. "It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943.

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Descendants of William & Susannah Rhodes

William was born in Virginia, little is known of his early life, but at age 30, in 1775, he enlisted in to the Revolution. After nearly eight years, in 1783 he was discharged. His tour of duty took him from NY to GA, and during that time received many battle scars even serving two bayonet wounds to the abdomen. in the service of his country. He married Susannah after the war & they would eventually settle in what is now Urbana, OH.

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Our Families

Our Ancestors Were Adventurers
Wm Rhodes Family
William Rhodes

William Rhodes

1745-1825

Born in VA, & after nearly eight years of service in the Revolution he married Susannah. Then settled in KY where the they lived around 12 years. At about 1800 the family migrated to OH there Wm bought land near the present day town Urbana, OH

Levi B. Grove Family
Levi B. Grove Jr

Levi B. Grove Jr

1829-1903

He was a veteran of the Civil War. His first wife was Nancy Murphy, 1832-1865, they married in 1852. His second Permilia Pitts, 1837-1916, married 20 May 1866. Both Nancy Murphy/Grove, & Permilia Pitts/Grove had six children each.

The Tidd Family
Martin Tidd Sr

Martin Tidd Sr

1739-1837

Martin was born and raised in backwoods of rural PA, where witnessed the killing and scalping of his father in 1756. He served in the armed forces in the Revolutionary War as a private in "Robinson's Rangers".

Perry Stocker Family
Perry, & Rosa (Dorsey) Stocker

Perry, & Rosa (Dorsey) Stocker

Perry, Rosa (Dorsey) his wife, Blanche, and baby Florence Stocker



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