Traveling the back roads of rural Wisconsin
A rural Irish country cottage

Show me first the graveyards of a country and I will tell you the true character of the people ~ Benjamin Franklin

This is Bonneyville Mill which is located near Bristol, IN

Month: April 2018

Stephen H. Rhodes, b: 1836, Hampshire Co., MA

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STEPHEN H. RHODES, a veteran of the Civil War, who is now a prosperous resident and an extensive real estate owner of Pelham, was born in that town, June 14, 1836, son of Joel and Lucy (Allen) Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes’s father, who was the son of Zebulon Rhodes, was born in Leyden, Mass., . .

Click here to see the webpage in it’s entirety: rhodesfamily.org/stephen-h-rhodes.php

Leander L. Rhodes, b: 1833, Hampshire Co., MA

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 LEANDER L. RHODES, a well-to-do farmer in Westhampton, Hampshire County, Mass., was born in this town, March 23, 1833, son of Spencer L. and Esther (Ludden) Rhodes, the former of Westhampton, the latter of Chesterfield. Spencer L. Rhodes was a farmer, whose entire life was spent in Westhampton, where he died in July, 1876, his wife having passed away nine years before. They were the parents of three children, namely: Leander L. Albert A., a farmer in Huntsburg, Ohio; and Horace S., who is associated in business with Jacob Holley in Northampton. . . .

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William Rhodus, b: 1791, SC, d: Pike Co., MS

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Daniel Verret, has been researching his ancestor, William Rhodus (1791 SC-1852 MS), tirelessly trying to discover his William’s parents.

He married: 1820 in Pike County, MS to Elizabeth Bond.

Their children:

1. Mary Ann Rhodus: b. 29 Ju 1823 in MS, d. 07 Sep 1843 in MS

2. Jane Rhodus: b. 16 Apr 1825 in MS, d. Aft. 1870 in MS

3. William Wesley Rhodus: b. 25 Dec 1827 In MS, d. 27 Nov 1852 in MS

4. Issac Rhodus: b. 18 Feb 1830 in MS

5. Willis Rhodus: b. 17 Mar 1832 in MS & d. 24 Mar 1852 in MS

6. James John Rhodus: b. 02 Apr 1834 in M.S. & d. 27 Jan 1916 in MS

7. Lydia Ann Rhodus: b. 29 Jan 1836 in M.S. & d. 1904 in LA.

8. Thomas C. Rhodus: b. 28 Sep 1839 in M.S. & d. 1888 in MS

9. Zachariah Reeves Rhodus: b. 14 Mar 1842 in MS, & d. 1872 in MS

Follow this link to see the details entire post: rhodesfamily.org/william-rhodus.php

President Abraham Lincoln’s size 14 Goat Slippers

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President Abraham Lincoln’s Slippers

Abraham Lincoln wore these size 14 goat slippers while relaxing at home, right up until the day he was assassinated. Soon to be displayed at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C., the slippers are on loan from the President Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, where they are part of a permanent exhibit. Replicas of the slippers were used in Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Lincoln.Alex Williamson, tutor to William and Tad Lincoln, presented the slippers to President Hayes, a collector of historical artifacts, after Lincoln’s death. Williamson attached a note that read, “Sir, Please accept the accompanying slippers. They were worn by the late President Lincoln up to the day of his murder.”

Source: www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/President-Abraham-Lincolns-Slippers/