Amos A. Rhodes, b: 1841, Shelby Co., IL, of Christian Co., IL

Prior to the Revolutionary war the family was founded in America, for Hezekiah Rhodes, the great-grandfather of our subject, was a member of the Patriot army.  Jesse Rhodes, the grandfather, was born in North Carolina, His son, James M. Rhodes, the father of our subject. . . (James M. Rhodes), joined in wedlock to Miss Pernetty Wakefield..