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Roger Rhoads (#47125116)
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Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
Hillgrove. I transfered a bunch to you for your research.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Nov 16, 2011 6:05 AM

Sue Allen
James Lesh
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Sue Allen on Oct 20, 2011 2:30 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: The Dead vs Living
Sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like she had your number. We will be at 48 yrs the 16th of August. Amazing how our generation took marriage for better or worse. Today it is for better or divorce.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 06, 2011 12:18 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Rhoades Cemetery
Enough to drive a person crazy!!! LOL We looked for the Leslie cemetery, I have a survey for it, but it is gone. Thanks for all the info. Think I will get my mind (what is left) off cemeteries for awhile. I know more about the dead than I do the living.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 06, 2011 10:25 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
Forgot to tell you that in Jackson Twp there used to be a RHOADES cemetery and there is a road named RHOADES Rd. Almost all the roads in Jackson Twp are named after the old settlers. The cemetery was on Rhoades rd. We have the same problem in our family between the GePhart and GeBhart families.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 06, 2011 10:05 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
spelling of Rhoades
In my tree I used the Rhoades spelling. I think the inscriber of the stone made an error and actually the people probably did not spell it right. It saves confusion to use the same spelling. We know they were all the same family.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 06, 2011 9:24 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
Amanda Roades
I just deleted my entry. I had her as RHOADES that was on the stone...thus the confusion

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 06, 2011 9:06 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Amanda Ellen Rhoades
OMG!!! Thanks. I been searching this morning. I will change her info and link her up. I changed my tree last night and put the correct info in for the other Amanda.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 06, 2011 8:52 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
Last message
Cancel that Rhoades message...I should take a break LOL

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 05, 2011 5:36 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
More Rhoades
getting readt to add Amos & Sarah to Holp

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 05, 2011 5:33 PM

RE: Joshua and Maud Roades

Added by skye on Aug 05, 2011 4:51 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
So you thought you had them all in Holp..well I just added Ethel 1911...again back to the drawing board. I still have Allen, Howard, Wilbur & William & their wives to add. All 20th century deaths.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 05, 2011 4:24 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Stuff
Sad story about little Dessie. I thought she probably had the flu that was bad then. I think Jacob is probably at Slifer. I have that death date also for Jacob Coller. Feb 2, 1829 in Franklin, Warren, Ohio. I called several cemeteries in that area. I checked on because I put a lot of pics there from Warren county but no Jacob.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 05, 2011 4:07 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
John Pontius
Stone says born 1864 buried in Ellerton cemetery

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 04, 2011 3:09 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Lily Maude Baker
John Pontius says born 1864

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 04, 2011 3:08 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Dessie and Zelma Roades
Since you doing the Roades I will transfer to you.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 04, 2011 2:51 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Clarence and Pearl Baker
No you did not get all the Roades. I just added Dessie Mae & Zelma F. Back to the drawing board...sorry LOL

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 04, 2011 1:53 PM

RE: Grace F. Baker
Updated !

Thanks Roger

Added by Digger4Genealogy on Aug 04, 2011 10:57 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
Re: last message
Lily is dau of Josiah buried at Ellerton married name is Pontius

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 04, 2011 10:21 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Clarence Baker and Wife
I have his death record and going through all my cemetery books trying to find them. I also have them with a dau Lily Maude Baker Pontius. trying to confirm....this is mind bogging. Working on so many diff. families

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 04, 2011 10:10 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Mary Catherine Russel Baker
I took Grace out of my tree. I have a death record for Clarence died 3/31/1960. Dayton. I will add it to his memorial. Thanks

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Aug 04, 2011 9:19 AM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Hay and Pfoutz Cemeteries
Yes I have tried also and give up. Pfoutz is online now and if you look at the incorrect entries I have directed people to the proper cemetery. I have been in contact with several people that have ancestors there. I took photos also of Pfoutz.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Jul 10, 2011 4:37 PM

The Leslie Cemetery
Roger, when I was last at the Leslie, it was in March of 2006. At that time, a Greg Garner owned the land. He and his family were tremendously nice. I guess that he sold the property per what you are saying as the new owners.

Added by KBrandon on Jun 15, 2011 1:18 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Hay/Pfoust mess
Thanks. I have been trying to contact him for a month this last time. Maybe he is sick or changed his addy. Anyway..The Hay/Pfoutz is now fixed for those hunting their ancestors. The exact location of Pfoutz is known.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Jun 14, 2011 4:07 PM

Roger, thanks for the message. I have run across a Jacob T. Rhoades, Philip Rhoades and a Philip Slifer, numerous times in the 20+ years of my research. I grew up on a farm between Germantown and Farmersville that was the Swihart and Shideler Farm from 1798 to 1855. On the farm just north of us was the original Jacob T. Rhoades farm. On some of the documents that I've seen over the years, it seems that when Philip Slifer got older, he lived on this farm, being cared for by Jacob and his wife. On our farm just south of his place, is a small graveyard, but it only held the remains of Swihart, Scheideler (Shideler), Custer, Ellis, and Krider. I know that before Jacob had the farm north of us, it was lived on (unsure if it was owned by) by a Samuel Howard. William Holmes owned the farm north of him, but I'm still not sure how that fits into the farm.
As I recall, the farm where Jacob T. Rhoades lived on, was owned by a Melvin and Jane Sears (since deceased) when I was a child, and it is now owned by Brumbaugh's. The house and barn are still there. It is a beautiful place next to Little Twin Creek.
I think that I've also read a story about Hiram Rhoades (in Darke County) that died on the hog-farm up there, or something to that extent, maybe it was a farming accident or something, I did read something about that.
Thank you for posting the Leslie Cemetery. I have surveyed that cemetery, too (back in 2006), and I believe that there were a few more burials made at this location. I'm thinking that maybe Esther (Swihart) Leslie, wife of Gabriel Leslie is buried there, some old timers have told me that Philip Rhoades is buried here, and also some more of the Kreider Children are buried here. The property owner is Mr. Garner is very nice and would likely allow me to use a probe to attempt to locate more stones. I just don't know if I'll have time to do that, though.
Hope that some of this information is helpful, but I'm sure you probably knew most of this. I might have a copy of Jacob's Last Will and Testament in a book somewhere, I'm sure that I've seen it in some of my documents.

Added by KBrandon on Jun 12, 2011 1:17 PM


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