From: Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890
George Rhodes, p. o. Wheatville, N. Y., was born in Alabama, N. Y., January 22. 1835, a son of Sylvester and Sophia (Tryon) Rhodes. His father was a native of Connecticut and came to Genesee county, N. Y., about 1820; he died in Ohio in 1848. George Rhodes obtained his education in the common schools, and has been a progressive and successful farmer. He has always been a Republican and has been active in party affairs. He is a public spirited man, who reads the papers and knows what is going on in the world. In 1858 he was married to Mary d: Amsden; they had six children: George L., Clara, Augustus A., Nellie M., Gertrude and Mertie (deceased).