Welcome to my little project

Family history is meant to be shared, especially with our siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews. This blog is dedicated to the ancestors who left traces of their lives for us to find and share.

An interactive Rhoades family trees is available to view here, but it is a password protected website that I wish only to share with immediate family. If you are a member of my immediate family and you do not already have the password, please call or e-mail me.

I am happy to share my source citations and answer any questions about internal family lore, items in the family’s private collection, or collaboration on allied lines. Just reach out to me via the Contact link.


52 Ancestors

Newest – Cobe Coincidences

I have previously written about Richard and Eliza Cobe in two parts (part 1 and part 2). I have made some slow progress in strengthening their connection to Richard and Eliza Cobb of Barrie, Canada. Short refresher: Irish immigrants Richard and Eliza Cobe appear out of thin air in the 1840 U.S. Census district of … Continue reading Newest – Cobe Coincidences

52 Ancestors

Oldest – Moses Gage and Beyond

As I have mentioned in earlier posts (probably once or twice), our Gage line arrived in the New World around 1633 with the Winthrop fleet, making them the oldest new world family in our lineage.  But in my musings I have been a little befuddled in the story of James Gage, father of Isaac Gage, our American Revolution ancestor.  Regardless … Continue reading Oldest – Moses Gage and Beyond