Capt Henry Rhoads, Jr

Capt Henry Rhoads, Jr

Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Mar 1814 (aged 74)
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 11345940 · View Source
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A KY pioneer, he was considered the Godfather of Muhlenberg Co., KY.

Henry, Jr., was the son of Henery/Heinrich Roth and Catherine Rhinehardt; the husband of Elizabeth STONER Rhoads, and the father of Elizabeth RHOADS VanMeter.
Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. 1739-1814
(Marker Number: 1946)

County: Muhlenberg
Location: 3/4 mi. E. of Browder, KY 70

Description: This house was built ca. 1792 by Henry Rhoads, Jr., a capt. in Rev. War under Gen. John Muhlenberg. Rhoads led settlers from Penn. to Green River area of Ky. in 1785. He laid out town of Rhoadsville, now called Calhoun. In 1798, as state legislator, he proposed name of Muhlenberg for new county. Presented by Rhoads Descendants.

(Reverse) Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. - Before moving to Ky., Henry Rhoads served as captain in Pennsylvania militia during Revolutionary War. He was a delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention of 1776. As member of Kentucky state legislature, he suggested that newly formed county be named for his beloved commander, Gen. John Muhlenberg. He became this county's first state legislator (1798-1800).

(Subjects: Revolutionary War)

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Courtesy of Linda C., 5G Granddaughter, and 4G Granddaughter of their daughter Catherine, Mrs. Christopher Jackson, the following findagrave info was provided--

1. Jacob b. 6 Jun 1763, Bedford, Cumberland Co., PA, d. 1832.
2. Susanna b. c 1765.
3. Daniel b. c 1766, Bedford, PA.
4. Catarine (Catherine) b. 6 Jan 1768, Bedford, PA, m. Christopher Jackson, 13 Feb 1790, d. 30 Oct 1856, Louisiana, MO. Burial, Jackson Family Cemetery, (Christopher, 8 Jan 1768- 22 July 1831; "Pvt Va.". Photo., brother of Jesse, below.
5. Elizabeth b. 1770 Bedford, PA, d. Nov 1828, Bedford, PA.
6. #104051237, Solomon b. 7 June 1771, Bedford, PA, d. 10 Nov 1849, Muhlenberg Co., KY.
7. #83681006, Henry b. 29 March 1772, Bedford, PA, d. 5 Sept 1840, Warrick, IN.
8. #69458945, David b. 20 Nov 1776, Bedford, PA, d. 8 July 1854, Muhlenberg, KY.
9. Hannah Rebecca b. 23 Mar 1780, Muhlenberg, KY, m. Jesse Jackson, brother of Christopher, Lineage: Dr. Christopher Dominick Jackson > Christopher Maccabeus Jackson> Sons, Christopher, Jr. and Jesse Jackson.

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  • Created by: Jane
  • Added: 12 Jul 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11345940
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Henry Rhoads, Jr (5 Jun 1739–6 Mar 1814), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11345940, citing Browder Cemetery, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Jane (contributor 46787182) .