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From the book entitled: History of Licking County, O. Its Past and Present
By: Hill, Neil N. Jr
Publisher: A. A. Graham & Co., Newark, OH, 1881

W. J. Rhodes, of Jersey Township, farmer and stock raiser, born in this township January 19, 1830; son of William and grandson of John Rhodes, who emigrated to this county from Maryland, with his family about 1812, settling first in Licking township, and afterwards, about 1824, coming to this township. His mother, Sarah Geiger, daughter of Anthony (Jeiger, an early settler of this county, was born in East Liberty, Pennsylvania. Mr. Rhodes is the fourth of ten children, five of whom survive, as follows: Anthony G., deceased; Joseph, now of Marion county, Iowa; John, of Jackson county, Iowa; W. J., Philip, of this township; Rachel (Gilliland); Sarah, deceased; Henry, deceased; Mary Ann, deceased; and George, deceased. Mr. Rhodes was married in 1856 to Amanda, 'daughter of John Beem, and has three children—Ella, Sarah and George.

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