FROM: History of Rush County, Indiana, from the Earliest Time to the Present: With Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with a Short History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana.
BY: Brant & Fuller
ALBERT RHODES, of the village of Mays, Center Township, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, August 29, 1840, being the son of Lewis and Henrietta Rhodes, who were natives of Montgomery County, Ohio, and Rockingham County, Va., respectively. His father was the son of Philip Rhodes, and his mother was the daughter of Charles Yost. When he was eight years old, his parents came to Rush County, and settled in Center Township, where his early life was spent upon a farm. He was married at twenty-one years of age, or February 27, 1862, to Mary Hollinhead, who was born in Hancock County, Ind., November 25, 1844. She was the daughter of Thomas and Leah Hollinhead. Ever since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes have resided in Center Township, and for the past four years they have resided in the village of Mays. The chief occupation of Mr. Rhodes has been farming though he has also given some attention to the buying and selling of live stock and to the preparation and sale of fresh meats. He and wife are the parents of eleven children: Flora B., born January 5, 1863; Sarah M., born June 30, 1864; Emma F., born August 2, 1866, died September 1, 1870; Anna J., born March 31, 1867; James W., born December 24, 1869; Mollie M., born April 9, 1872; Owen W., born August 19, 1873; Mattie M., born July 17, 1875; Eva E., born May 2, 1877; William H., born June 30, 1879, and Iva E., born February 23, 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes are the grandparents of two children: Rella F., born June 19, 1882, and Elva G., born August 10, 1885. The political affiliations of Mr. Rhodes are with the Democratic party.