Newsworthy – A consolidated history

52 Ancestors

Ok, so, the obvious thing to write about with the topic of newsworthy is ancestors in the news. Interestingly, the only two families that made it into the newspapers with any frequency were Hugh Coomer (he who started the paint store c. 1890) and the grandchildren of Daniel Rhoades (through Clarence's line) in Fort Wayne...but … Continue reading Newsworthy – A consolidated history

Multiple – The Rhoades Connections

52 Ancestors

This weeks theme is multiple. Many people are going to/have already written about twins or triplets, brick walls, immigrant ancestors, or siblings. This week, I’m still stuck on DNA. All this Isreal and Stockford DNA research has encouraged me to look again at Rhoades. Let’s face it, my maiden name is Rhoades. It is my … Continue reading Multiple – The Rhoades Connections

John Henry Rhoads

John’s father, Henry Rhoads/Roth (2nd), arrived in Westmoreland County with his father, Henry (1st). This story is well documented by several earlier researchers, the earliest of which was published in Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (1912), though source citations were not provided. This is one of those county histories where a genealogical … Continue reading John Henry Rhoads