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Elizabeth Rhodes Gochenour
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1752
Page County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1818
Shenandoah County
Virginia, USA

Elizabeth has another memorial
for the name of Roads #79716968

Both spellings of her last name are acceptable, Rhodes or Roads.

The memorial for her father Rev. John Rhodes has been merged into the memorial for Rev. John Roads #19512754 by Find A Grave

bio from her father's memorial:

He was a Mennonite minister who, along with his wife and six children, was massacred by the Indians in the Shenandoah Valley in Aug, 1764, at his home, later known as "Fort Rhodes" or "Hope Farm." Eight Indians and one white man came down over the Massanutten Mountains and biding their time, stealthily crept up on the Rhodes family home on the banks of the south branch of the Shenandoah and murdered the father, mother, and one son in or near the house. Two sons were working in a nearby cornfield near the river and hearing the great commotion, one of them climbed up into a pear tree to see what was going on. He was spied by the Indians and shot. The other boy attempted to escape across the river, but was followed and killed in the water, the place being called "Blood Ford" to this day. In the meantime, Elizabeth, one of the older daughters had picked up the baby, Esther, and escaped with her to the barn and through it to a field and thence to the river which she crossed to the safety of the neighboring home of the Stauffer family. The Indians took as captives two boys and two girls of the Rodes family and led them up over the mountain west of the home where they killed all but Michael, whom they took away with them and kept prisoner for three years when he was permitted to return home. He later married Ann Strickler, a daughter of Benjamin Strickler. Elizabeth Rodes, the heroine, married Jacob Gouchenour, while the baby, Esther, grew up and married Dr. Jacob Kaufman. The motive of this raid was evidently robbery as it was thought that the Rev. Rodes had money hidden in his home. In August, 1924, on the 160th anniversary of this massacre, about five hundred people, many of them descendants of the Rodes children who had been spared, met at "Hope Farm" the present name of the old Rodes home and unveiled a monument to the memory of those who had been so ruthlessly and cruelly killed. The name of this family is frequently spelled "Rhodes." ("Genealogy of the Stukey, Ream, Grove, Clem, and Denniston Families" by Elmer Leonidas Denniston, published in 1939, pp. 393)

bio by Donald Young, who has sadly passed away. 
 
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 Parents:
  Catharine Albrecht Rhodes (1723 - 1764)
 
 Spouse:
  Jacob Gochenour (1747 - 1809)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Howbert (____ - 1853)*
  Catherine Gouchenour Grabeel (____ - 1832)*
  Barbara Gochenour Bare (1771 - 1854)*
  Daniel Cochenour (1785 - 1854)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Rhodes (1734 - 1766)*
  Susan Rhodes Grove (1740 - 1770)*
  Elizabeth Rhodes Gochenour (1752 - 1818)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
White House Family Graveyard
White House
Page County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: HudieGram
Originally Created by: Donald Young
Record added: Jan 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82842875
Elizabeth <i>Rhodes</i> Gochenour
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Added by: Beverly Davis Valcovic
 
 
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H.G.'s 5th Great Grandmother ✝ God Bless
- HudieGram
 Added: Apr. 30, 2015

-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 31, 2014
 
 
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