A few days ago, I introduced you to Henry Rhoads, known as the ‘Godfather of Muhlenberg County’. In 1913 Otto A. Rothert published his A History of Muhlenberg County, and gives us much information on the early settlers and up to the present day – that is, 1911 […]
Henry Rhoads, known as the ‘Godfather of Muhlenberg County,’ was born in Germany in 1739. He and three of his brothers came to America about 1757, and settled in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. In 1760 he married Elizabeth Stoner of Maryland. He fought for his adopted country under the […]
There are names of two towns in this will that I was not familiar with – Vienna and Rhaodsville. Never one to leave a stone uncovered I checked and the small town of Calhoun, in McClean County, was first called Rhoadsville after Captain Henry Rhoads laid out the […]
Elizabeth Morton Rhoads died 106 years ago – August 30, 1907 – in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. She was born November 25, 1808, in Ohio County, Kentucky. Elizabeth married Henry Rhoads. They had at least one son: Morton Garner Rhoads.
Lucy Ann Rhoads and Morton Garner Rhoads were married 152 years ago – November 11, 1860 – in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Lucy was the daughter of Jacob Vaught Rhoads and Elizabeth Linton of Logan County, Kentucky. Morton was the son of Henry Rhoads and Elizabeth Morton. Lucy and […]