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Judson Rhoads (#47089591)
 member for 8 years, 9 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo My journey through my family history began as a project in 7th grade. At that point I had some names, and some locations. Through the years I have come to know so much more about these people that allowed me to be here today, and I'm passing those bits of information on to my own children.

When I'm not traipsing through cemeteries taking pictures or looking for my ancestors, I am an elementary school administrator. One of my favorite field trips is one where we take the 2nd graders to a local cemetery to find the "famous" people we've learned about in Fort Collins history. For many of the students, it is their first trip to a cemetery.

This is all about connecting families, and documenting history for future generations. If you have information you'd like me to add to a memorial, just let me know. If you'd like to take over management of any of the people I'm not related to, I'd be glad to transfer management over to you.

**If you notice that some of my pictures are sideways or upside down, I'm guessing you're viewing them on an Apple product. I sometimes will use my iPhone if I don't have my camera with me, and for some reason it rotates pictures even if I rotate and save them correctly.
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Nancy Stout
Marion Heikes
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by Nancy Stout on Oct 07, 2017 2:42 PM
Gould Family
Your prompt photography and research in my family is admired and appreciated. Blessings to you
Added by Shoshana on Oct 07, 2017 11:27 AM
Hardwick Transfers
Thank so much for transferring my Hardwick family members. I appreciate the time you took to enter them into Find A Grave and then the transfer them to my care. Thanks for all that you have done in Find A Grave.
Added by Sonja on Sep 06, 2017 2:46 PM
Hardwick Transfers
Thank so much for transferring my Hardwick family members. I appreciate the time you took to enter them into Find A Grave and then the transfer them to my care. Thanks for all that you have done in Find A Grave.
Added by Sonja on Sep 06, 2017 2:41 PM
The Locator
RE: Grandview Cemetery
Thank you very much, keep up the good work that you are doing for Find A Grave.........
Added by The Locator on May 02, 2017 9:36 AM
The Locator
Grandview Cemetery
May I use some of the photos that you took and added to memorials in the Grandview Cemetery to add to my family tree on ancestry? Thank you.....
Added by The Locator on May 01, 2017 11:24 AM
Frank Rhoads
Hi! I found your family as I am doing research on the "Biderman Flag" incident in 1861. Sources reference a "Frank Rhoads" to whom Biderman gave the Flag to keep it from secessionists/Democrats:
"..... Shortly afterward a large number of Gilliss' Democratic friends gathered at the St. George, when Frank Rhoads and Andy Burns went up to them, waved the captured flag at them, and dared them to attempt to retake it. They did not make the attempt." &
"The flag was turned over to Frank Rhoads, who hung it over his bar in the Pavillion, with the following inscription attached:
On the day following its capture, Major Gillis went to the bar and tried to induce Rhoads to give up the flag to him. Frank refused, point blank, when Gillis said: "Well, sir, I shall be compelled to take it, then!" Rhoads replied, "You will take desperate chances if you make the attempt."
..... Gillis made a movement as if to pass behind the bar, but he did not get there. It took a pretty good man to handle Frank Rhoads thirty years ago, and Major Gillis wasn't in it with him."
My interest is to find the man. Now Francis J. was too young to be THIS "Frank Rhoads" and I am wondering if you know the story or know if anyone else was nicknamed "Frank." At this point I am thinking it was John Pierce, and the initial storyteller (1891) might have confused Frank with him. It would certainly make sense, given your bio of John Pierce Rhoads, that others might be intimidated by him. What do you think?
Added by DeoPatria on Mar 04, 2017 7:25 AM
Eldon Parker
Warren Zander
Thank you Judson for the transfer. It is my honor to manage my uncle.

Eldon Parker
Added by Eldon Parker on Sep 16, 2016 12:34 PM
RE: Peter Ely Teter
Hello Jason,

Thank you for the prompt response. Let me do more research to find out exactly, lets just leave it alone for now. I don't generally trust censuses because of the discrepancies they often produce. I just noticed that the bio listed a different name than was posted and I had a totally different name than both the bio and cemetery. This is a strange one for sure!

Rob (YankeeGraver)
Added by YankeeGraver on Sep 12, 2016 3:34 PM
Ginger Gausman
Spelled Clara (Tier) are correct with Teare.....Ignore my typo on the previous message.

Added by Ginger Gausman on Jun 19, 2016 6:16 PM
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