Joseph Rhodes, farmer, sec. 6, was born in Yorkshire, Eng., Jan. 8, 1824; learned the business of a wool-stapler under Mr. Atkinson; then worked as journeyman until 1848, when he came to America and worked with one Greenbanks, of New England, until 1856, and then came to Pike county and settled upon his farm. Although farming was entirely new to him he has by good sense, hard work and economy made for himself a nice farm of 190 acres. He is a prominent farmer in this tp. and makes wheat-raising a speciality. In 1844 he married Martha, daughter of James Whitfield, a hind for Arthur Heywood, a large land-owner in England. Their 9 children are William, Henry, Charles, Albert E., Mannletta, Daniel E., Sarah J. and Mary J. (twins), and Julia A. Mrs. Rhodes also is a native of Yorkshire and was bom July 10, 1823.
Title: History of Pike County, Illinois V1
Publisher: Pelican Publishing, 2006
ISBN: 1455605832, 9781455605835