John W. Rhodes was born in Wayne County, N. Y., March, 1834. He remained there with his parents eleven years, when he moved to Jackson, Mich., and was engaged with his father in farming. In 1863 he was a guard at the Jackson State Prison, which position he held for one year. In 1865 he learned the carpenter trade, and in 1873 moved to West Bay City where he still remains. Mr. Bhodes helped to build the largest steamer ever built on the Saginaw River. He was married February 11, 1861, to Martha L. Fowler, of Jackson, and has five children. Residence, on Linn Street.
Title: History of Bay County Michigan
Published: H. R. Page & Co. 1883