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  • ID: I0650
  • Name: Heinrich (Henrick\Henry) Rhoads 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: JAN 1712 in Manheim, Germany 2 2 1
  • Death: 7 APR 1774 in Ursina, Bedford Co., PA 3
  • Death: 1774 in Ursina, Bedford Co., PA 4 1
  • Residence: 1774 Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 5 1
  • Burial: APR 1774 Rhoads Cemetery 6
  • Note:
    Immigration: Henry is said to have immigrated on the;
    Pleasant in Oct 1732 [Strassburger, List 27 A], Henrey Roch/Roth, age 2
    Samuel in Aug 1733 [Strassburger, List 29 A], Henrich Roth/Roodt, age 45.
    Hope in Aug 1733 [Strassburger, List 31 A], Hans Rot/Rood, age 22.
    William in Oct 1737 [Strassburger, List 50 A], Heinrich Rode, Sr (his mark), Heinrich Rode, Jr (his mark).
    There are reasons to doubt each one, and he simply may not be found on any of the passenger lists.

    1746 Jul 8, indenture, Daniel Dulany, Esq. of Annapolis, Anne Arundle Co, MD for 25 to Henry Roth of Prince George County, MD a tract of land called Olis, being part of Taskers Chance, containing 323 acres. Recorded 19 Sep 1746 (Prince Georges Co., Book BB1, p443). -- located near Frederick Town.

    ca. 1748, Shoolmaster, Thomas Schley in a letter mentions "Nicolaus Fink and Heinrich Rotts, who have also been very active in trying to convert others." -- from Wayne Webb (Ranck, James B., Margaret Motter and Katherine Dutrow, "A History of the Evangelical Reformed Church, Frederick, Maryland", Frederick, Maryland : [s.n.], 1964. pp15-17)

    1749 May 11, Prince George's Co, MD, patent no. 750 to Henry Rhodes for a 150 acre tract called Cuckholds Horns (Prince Georges Co, MD, Book TI:4, p294). Transfer, same date, from Robert Evans to Henry Rodes (Book BY&GS1, p611). See: "Pioneers of Old Monocacy" by Tracey & Dern. -- This property is located near the small town of Myersville, northwest of Frederick.

    Maryland Land Records, Frederick Co. (Index, p297) -- the following deeds were all signed heinrich Roth (in German script).

    1749 Aug 17, deed, Henry Rothes, farmer of Frederick Co, MD, and his wife Catherine, for 80, to Daniel Dulany, Esq., of Annapolis a tract of land called Olis, being part of a tract of land called Taskers Chance, standing in the line of John Henry Neff's land and containing 323 acres. Signed by signature. Recorded 17 Aug 1749 (Frederick Co, MD, Book B, p69).

    1749 Sep 5, indenture, John George Arnold, farmer, of Frederick Co, MD for 80, to Henry Rhods that tract of land called Rhods Purchases, in Frederick Co, MD, being part of Rams Horn, patented in the name of aforesaid Arnold, containing 102 acres. Recorded 1749 Feb 9 (Frederick Co, MD, Book B, p133).

    1750 Feb 12, indenture, Henry Rod, farmer of Frederick Co, MD, and his wife Catherine for 175, to Jacob Keller, a tract of land called Rods Purchases, situate in Frederick Co, being part of a tract of land called Rams Horn, patented by John George Arnold, containing 102 acres. Signed by signature. Recorded 1750 Mar 18. (Frederick Co, MD, Book B, p341)

    1760 Nov 29, indenture, Henry Rhodes, and his wife Catherine for 5 to Jacob Barney, lot no. 36, in Frederick Town, Frederick Co, MD, being sixty feet in breadth and 393 feet in depth, said lot purchased from Daniel Dulany. Recorded 1760 Nov 29 (Frederick Co, MD, Book F, p1197).

    (first tax list in the PA Archives for Cumberland County is 1778)

    1762 Jul 7, Cumberland Co, PA, Warrant no.58, to Henry Roads of Cumberland Co, 200 acres on the east side of Dunnings Creek - adjoining George Crogans land. Providing said land does not interfere with the Manor Lowthers, and agrees to pay within six months the rate of 15 per 100 acres and, yearly quite rent of one half penny sterling per acre. 1765 Jun 6, Survey (C195-17), to Henry Rhoads, described as a tract of land situate on Dunnings Creek in Cumberland Co, containing 285 acres, showing Dunnings Mountain to the east, Dunnings Creek to the south, James Harris on the west, and Barren Hill to the north. 1790, patent (P15-290), by John Ewalt, described as in Bedford Co. (PA Arch., Land Office). -- (1784 Jan 7, Bedford Co, PA, Court of Common Pleas, a complaint was filled by John Ewalt, for damages against the administrators on the estate of Henry Rhoads. 1785 Jan 5, judgment was issued in favor of John Ewalt, and this property was seized by the Sheriff, and sold to John Ewalt in settlement of the complaint).

    1763 May 03, Cumberland Co, PA, Warrant no.74 to Henry Rhodes, 50 acres of land, Antrim Twp, in the south Mountains. 1765 Mar 26, Survey (C194-108), to Henry Rhode, showing adjacent land of [Rev.] George Martin, Ulrich Snowbarger, and mountains to the west. Returned 1796, by David Mentzer, Patent (P27-359), now Franklin Co, PA. (PA Arch., Land Office).

    1763 May 14, deed, Henry Rhode of Frederick Co, MD and his wife Catherine, for 50 to Samuel Bussard a tract of land called "Cuckoldes Horns," in Frederick Co, MD containing 141 acres, described as adjoining the "Rams Horns" tract. Signed by signature. Recorded 1763 May 14 (Frederick Co, MD, Liber H, Folio 437).

    1763 May 18, Cumberland Co, PA, Warrant no.80 to Henry Rhoadt, 50 acres of land in Antrim Twp. Survey (C130-248), 1765 May 6, for Henry Rhodes, 55 acres showing adjacent lands of Barrgns, Mountain, vacant land and Peter Knapper. Patent (P28-65) 1796 by Joseph Mensor. (PA Arch., Land Office).

    1765 Aug 7, Cumberland Co, PA, survey warrant no.90 to Henry Roth for 100 acres in Antrim Twp. 1765 Sep 15, Survey (C180-207) for Henry Rhodes, described as situate in Antrim Twp, Cumberland Co, containing 116 acres, showing adjacent lands of John Fry's Improvement, Henry Thomas and Casper Hanely. Patent, 1836 by John Shockey.

    1767 Feb 17, Columbia Co, PA, West Side Application no. 2801 to Henry Roths, 150 acres in Antrim Twp, adjoining Col. Armstrong, and Anthony Fryering now in Washington Twp, Franklin Co, PA. No survey listed. 1802, patent by George Cook. (PA Arch., ser.17.40).

    1767 Feb 17, Columbia Co, PA, West Side Application no. 2802 to Henry Roths, 150 acres in Antrim Twp, adjoining William Patty, Thos Stoops and Daniel McCoy, now in Washington Twp, Franklin Co, PA. 1799 Survey (C50-89), 27 acres. 1802, patent by George Cook. (PA Arch., ser.17.40).

    Stony Creek; This is also denominated from a little river of the above name, in the township of Bruederthal (alias Brotherstown) in the county of Bedford... The families belonging to the place are 12, where of 17 persons are baptized and may be considered as the constituents of the church, viz. Rev. George Adam Martin and wife, Henry Roth and wife and daughter, Henry Roth, jr. and wife, George Newmoyer, Philip Oswald and wife and daughter, Abraham Gebel and wife, Philip Kimmel and wife, Mr. Widdebarger and wife. This church also is the offspring of Ephrata (Hamilton, p172, citing; vol.1 - PA, p89, Edwards, Morgan. "Materials Toward a History of the American Baptists," Phila, PA: 1770).

    1771, Bedford Co from Cumberland.

    1773 Brothers Valley Twp, Bedford Co, PA - Tax List:
    Gabriel Rhoads, 200 acres, 10 cleared, Tax 3.9.
    Henry Rhoads, Jr, 400 acres, 10 cleared, Tax 2.9.
    Henry Rhoads, Sr., 200 acres, 21 acres cleared, Tax 5.9.
    Jacob Rhoads, 100 acres, 5 acres cleared, Tax 3.6.
    John Rhoads, 100 acres, 1 acre cleared, Tax 2.0.
    Frederick Sheaf, 200 acres, 4 cleared, Tax 3.6.
    John Swiser, 100 acres, 5 cleared, Tax, 4.0.
    (PAA 3:22:13; "The Somerset County Outline", Scottdale, PA: Press of Mennonite Pub. House, 1932. p125)

    1773 Jun 19, Deed, Handry Rhoads to Joseph Rhoads, land lying in Brothers Valley Twp, bounded by the lands of Geo. Rimelon [Kimmel] on the south, Michael Sell on the west, John Rhoads on the north. Bounded by a creek with several courses to the mouth of said creek and a west course from said creek to a hickory, containing 300 acres (Bedford Co, PA, Deed bk A, p180). See survey C163-252.

    1773 Sep 13, land warrants to Henry Rhoads Sr. and Samuel Evewalt verify the names of Henry's children. Samuel Evewalt by deed dated 23 Feb 1775 conveyed his part to George Funk and Catharine Rhoads, widow of Henry Rhoads and to Henry, Jacob, Gabriel, John, Joseph, and Daniel Rhoads, Michael Sells and his wife Barbara, Frederick Sipe (Sever) and his wife Catherine, and John Swisher and his wife Susanna, heirs of Henry Rhoads, deceased.

    1773 Sep 13, Bedford Co, PA, Warrant no.24 to Henry Roads, Sr, for 150 acres of land in Turkeyfoot Twp. 1774 May 22, survey (C163-241), to George W. Funk, in right of Henry Rhoads, Sr., & Samuel Evewolt (warrant no.7), partnership, 322 acres situated on the head of the easterly branch of Quemahone Creek, returned 1774. Patent (P19-101), 1792 to George Stickle. (PA Arch., Land Office)

    1774 Jan 28, I Handry Rhoads of Bedford County and Providence of Pennsylvania, being weak in health... my two sons John Rhoads and Joseph Rhoads are to deliver to my wife Catherine various provisions yearly... all my children [not named] shall have an equal part of my estate and 60... my son Joseph buying the plantation is to receive the harrow, tacking, ect. belonging to the plantation... executors shall buy my son Daniel a farm out of the payment for my plantation... Executors; Michael Syll and Abraham Cable, both of Bedford County. Witnesses; Abraham Cable, Johanny Fraze, Jacob Cable. Proved 12 Apr 1774. Witnesses; John Gross and Jacob Cable. Letters of Admin to Michael Syll and Abraham Cable. (Bedford Co, Will Bk 1, p5).

    1774 Brothersvalley Twp, Bedford Co, PA - Tax List:
    Rhoads, Henry, Sen'r, estate, Tax 4.7.
    Rhoads, Henry, Jun'r, Tax 3.8.
    Rhoads, Jacob, Tax 3.2.
    Sciof, Frederick, Tax 3.8.
    Switzer, John, Tax 4.1.
    Sills, Michael, Tax 0.5.
    (PAA 3:22:78)

    Buried in the Rhoads Cemetery, near Brooks Tunnel of B&O Railroad, near Ursina, (now Somerset Co), PA, on his 1771 tract of land (Cooper, p162). -- More likely Henry is buried on the Round Meadow tract, now Stonycreek Twp, either way his grave is lost and I've found no record of a land transaction in 1771. The only mention of Henry at Ephrata, is a record of brother Heinrich Roths death in 1774.

    1795, Somerset Co from Bedford (Ursina, a borough in Turkeyfoot Twp).

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    Cooper, p167. 1748, Frederick County, Maryland, records show they lived there (Pleasant View Church, Middletown Valley, Frederick Co, MD).

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    Rhods, Alvin L. "Genealogies of Rhoads-Scott and Related Families," Decorah, IA: Anundsen Pub Co, 1987.

    pp1-2, [1] Henry Rhoads. Some claim he was b. 23 Jan 1712 in the Palatinate, but no record has been found to substantiate this claim. He m. Katherina Rheinhardt, said to be the daughter of Ulrich Rheinhardt. He d. 7 Apr 1774 at Ursina, Bedford (now Somerset) Co, PA. His will is recorded at the Bedford Co, PA, dated 28 Jan 1774.

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    Rhoads, J. Paul. "The Family of Henry the Elder." Green Valley, AZ: Rhoads, 1959. p21.

    "The following is the will of Henry Rhoads Sr., as recorded in the Bedford County Courthouse on January 28, 1774, in Will Book No. 1, page 5. It has been copied as recorded including spelling and punctuation:

    In the name of God Amen. I, Handry Rhoads of the County of Bedford and Province of Pennsylvania being weack in health but sound in mind & mamry do this Twenty-eight day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred & seventy four mack and ordain these my last Will and Testament in following manner first I do ordin all my just Debts to be paid and next that my that my two sons John Rhoads and Joseph Rhoads are to delivere unto my wife Caterina in yearly and every year as shee is a withe the sum of fourteen bushels of gut and clean wheat and to sow or cause to be sowet for her use one quarter of an acker of flocks and also to plant for use one quarter of an acker of Potatoes and I do further will in this my last will and testament that the said John and Joseph Rhoads shall keep and feet two couse for her use along as long as she liveth and provide fier wood or case the same to be done and let her life where I life now during her life time but in case she marris again then all the above articles are to be void and I do further order in my last will and testament that all my children shall have an eckwill part of my estate of the sum of Sixty Pounds before my wife Caterina shall come in for her thords and I do further order in this my last will and testament that if all my children are of one eckwill sheer of the Sixty Pounds to earch of them then John Rhoads and Jospeh Rhoads is to take no more in sheer with the rest of my children because the Plantation is not offset for them and I do further will and mack over to my son Jospeh Rhoads one plow and all the geirs and one Bolt Horse or gelten and the harrow and all the tackline thereunto Belonging which the said Joseph Rhoads is to have and has cot to the Plantation in his bargain of Beying the same and I do hereby ordin and appoint Michael Syll and Abraham ( ) both of the County of Bedford to be the executors of this my last will and testament and lastly i do hereby revoke and mack void all former and other wills by me heretofore made Declaring this to be my will and testament. In witness whereof I the same Handry Rhoads have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

    Signed sealed & published by the said Handry Rhoads the testator as for his last will & testament in the presence of us who in his presence have subscribed our names & written hereunto.
    Abraham Cable
    Johanny Fraze (Gross)
    Jacob Cable

    April 12, 1774 John Gross & Jacob Cable attested to the fact that the above was Will of Henry Rhoads. The same day Michael Syll and Abraham Cable were appointed Executors."

    Another document was attached to the above Will of Henry Rhoads, Date of Will January 28, 1774. This document is "LEGACIES and NAMES" and is the record of the settlement of the estate giving the date, the name and the amount received by each:
    October 29, 1774 John Rhoads 4 pounds 14 shillings 6 pence
    January 20, 1775 Joseph Rhoads 4 pounds 11 shillings
    October 30, 1775 Michael Sill 10 pounds 5 shillings 6 pence
    October 30, 1775 Michael Sill 4 pounds 16 shillings
    May 11, 1776 Henry Rhoads 8 pounds 19 shillings 9 pence
    June 10, 1776 Jacob Rhoads 2 pounds 18 shillings
    June 11, 1776 Gabriel Rhoad 48 pounds 3 shillings
    June 11, 1776 Michael Sill 47 pounds
    June 19, 1776 John Switzer 20 pounds 16 shillings
    June 10, 1776 Frederick Severs 51 pounds 15 shillings 6 pence
    June 10, 1776 John Switzer 45 pounds 16 shillings
    April 29, 1777 Daniel Rhoads 50 pounds"
    -End of document giving Legacies and Names.

    Note that in the above settlement of the estate all (9) nine children are named. The husbands of the three daughters are named rather than the daughters: Barbara Rhoads m. Michael Sills; Susannah Rhoads m. John Switzer; Catherine Rhoads m. Frederick Severs (sometimes his name has been given as Frederick Sipes).

    Sources:

    1. Title: "Two Centuries of Brothersvalley; Church of the Brethren, 1672-1762"
    Author: Cooper, H. Austin
    Publication: Westminster, MD: Times, Inc., 1962
    Repository:
    Note: Interlibrary loan. Library of Congress
    Media: Book
    Page: Chap. 9 - Two Famous Pathfinders
    2. Title: "Genealogies of Rhoads-Scott and Related Families"
    Author: Rhods, Alvin L.
    Publication: Decorah, IA: Anundsen Pub Co, 1987
    Repository:
    Media: Book
    Page: pp1-2
    Text: [1] Henry Rhoads and Katherina Rheinhardt.
    3. Rhods, Alvin, p1, [1] Henry Rhoads. Some claim he was b. 23 Jan 1712 in the Palatinate, but no record has been found to substantiate this claim.
    4. 28 Jan 1774, I Handry Rhoads of Bedford County and Providence of Pennsylvania, being weak in health... my two sons John Rhoads and Joseph Rhoads are to deliver to my wife Catherine various provisions yearly... all my children [named in probate] shall have an equal part of my estate and 60... my son Joseph buying the plantation is to receive the harrow, tacking, ect. belonging to the plantation... executors shall buy my son Daniel a farm out of the payment for my plantation... Executors; Michael Syll and Abraham Cable, both of Bedford County. Witnesses; Abraham Cable, Johanny Fraze, Jacob Cable (Bedford Co, PA, Will Bk 1, p5).
    5. PA Archives, Ser.3, Vol..22, p13, "Transcript of Taxables in the County of Bedford, for the Year 1773"
    Rhoads, Henry, Tax 5.9.
    Rhoads, Jacob, Tax 3.6.
    Rhoads, Gabriel, Tax 3.9.
    Rhoads, Henry, Jun'r, Tax 2.9.
    Rhoads, John, 2.0.
    6. "The Somerset County Outline ." Scottdale, PA: Press of Mennonite Pub. House, 1932. p125, First Assessment List, taken 1772, for Brothersvalley Twp.
    Rhodes, Gabriel, 200 acres, 10 acres cleared.
    Rhodes, Henry Jr., 400 acres, 10 acres cleared.
    Rhodes, Henry Sr., 200 acres, 21 acres cleared.
    Rhodes, Jacob, 100 acres, 5 acres cleared.
    Rhodes, John, 100 acres, 1 acre cleared.
    7. PA Archives, Ser.3, Vol.22, p78., "Transcript of Taxables in the County of Bedford, for the Year 1774" Brothers Valley Twp: Rhoads, Henry, Sen'r, estate, Tax 4.7.
    8. Title: "Two Centuries of the Church of the Brethren in Western Pennsylvania 1751-1950"
    Author: Hamilton, Walter, J., ed
    Publication: Elgin, IL: Brethren Publishing House, 1953
    Repository:
    Media: Book
    Page: p169
    Text: Stony Creek, This is also denominated from a little river of the above name, in the township of Bruderthal (Brotherstown) in the county of Bedford. The families belonging to this place are 12, whereof 17 persons are baptized and maybe considered constituents of the church, viz., ... Henry Roth and wife and daughter, Henry Roth, jur., and wife, George Newmoyer... This church is also the offspring of the Ephrata.
    Hamilton, citing p89, "Materials Toward a History of the American Baptists," pub, 1770.
    9. Title: "Two Centuries of Brothersvalley; Church of the Brethren, 1672-1762"
    Author: Cooper, H. Austin
    Publication: Westminster, MD: Times, Inc., 1962
    Repository:
    Note: Interlibrary loan. Library of Congress
    Media: Book
    Page: pp98, 164
    Text: 5-6. Henry Roth, Sr, - Catherine Rhinehardt.
    1770, Henry was elected to the ministry in the Brethren Church at Stony Creek
    10. Bedford Co, Will Bk 1, p5, Proved 12 Apr 1774. Witnesses; John Gross and Jacob Cable. Letters of Admin to Michael Syll and Abraham Cable.
    Receipts for legacies from estate settlement of Henry Rhoads list all his sons and daughter's husbands.
    [Shaffer-Long.FTW]

    Immigration: Henry is said to have immigrated on the;
    Pleasant in Oct 1732 [Strassburger, List 27 A], Henrey Roch/Roth, age 2
    Samuel in Aug 1733 [Strassburger, List 29 A], Henrich Roth/Roodt, age 45.
    Hope in Aug 1733 [Strassburger, List 31 A], Hans Rot/Rood, age 22.
    William in Oct 1737 [Strassburger, List 50 A], Heinrich Rode, Sr (his mark), Heinrich Rode, Jr (his mark).
    There are reasons to doubt each one, and he simply may not be found on any of the passenger lists.

    1746 Jul 8, indenture, Daniel Dulany, Esq. of Annapolis, Anne Arundle Co, MD for 25 to Henry Roth of Prince George County, MD a tract of land called Olis, being part of Taskers Chance, containing 323 acres. Recorded 19 Sep 1746 (Prince Georges Co., Book BB1, p443). -- located near Frederick Town.

    ca. 1748, Shoolmaster, Thomas Schley in a letter mentions "Nicolaus Fink and Heinrich Rotts, who have also been very active in trying to convert others." -- from Wayne Webb (Ranck, James B., Margaret Motter and Katherine Dutrow, "A History of the Evangelical Reformed Church, Frederick, Maryland", Frederick, Maryland : [s.n.], 1964. pp15-17)

    1749 May 11, Prince George's Co, MD, patent no. 750 to Henry Rhodes for a 150 acre tract called Cuckholds Horns (Prince Georges Co, MD, Book TI:4, p294). Transfer, same date, from Robert Evans to Henry Rodes (Book BY&GS1, p611). See: "Pioneers of Old Monocacy" by Tracey & Dern. -- This property is located near the small town of Myersville, northwest of Frederick.

    Maryland Land Records, Frederick Co. (Index, p297) -- the following deeds were all signed heinrich Roth (in German script).

    1749 Aug 17, deed, Henry Rothes, farmer of Frederick Co, MD, and his wife Catherine, for 80, to Daniel Dulany, Esq., of Annapolis a tract of land called Olis, being part of a tract of land called Taskers Chance, standing in the line of John Henry Neff's land and containing 323 acres. Signed by signature. Recorded 17 Aug 1749 (Frederick Co, MD, Book B, p69).

    1749 Sep 5, indenture, John George Arnold, farmer, of Frederick Co, MD for 80, to Henry Rhods that tract of land called Rhods Purchases, in Frederick Co, MD, being part of Rams Horn, patented in the name of aforesaid Arnold, containing 102 acres. Recorded 1749 Feb 9 (Frederick Co, MD, Book B, p133).

    1750 Feb 12, indenture, Henry Rod, farmer of Frederick Co, MD, and his wife Catherine for 175, to Jacob Keller, a tract of land called Rods Purchases, situate in Frederick Co, being part of a tract of land called Rams Horn, patented by John George Arnold, containing 102 acres. Signed by signature. Recorded 1750 Mar 18. (Frederick Co, MD, Book B, p341)

    1760 Nov 29, indenture, Henry Rhodes, and his wife Catherine for 5 to Jacob Barney, lot no. 36, in Frederick Town, Frederick Co, MD, being sixty feet in breadth and 393 feet in depth, said lot purchased from Daniel Dulany. Recorded 1760 Nov 29 (Frederick Co, MD, Book F, p1197).

    (first tax list in the PA Archives for Cumberland County is 1778)

    1762 Jul 7, Cumberland Co, PA, Warrant no.58, to Henry Roads of Cumberland Co, 200 acres on the east side of Dunnings Creek - adjoining George Crogans land. Providing said land does not interfere with the Manor Lowthers, and agrees to pay within six months the rate of 15 per 100 acres and, yearly quite rent of one half penny sterling per acre. 1765 Jun 6, Survey (C195-17), to Henry Rhoads, described as a tract of land situate on Dunnings Creek in Cumberland Co, containing 285 acres, showing Dunnings Mountain to the east, Dunnings Creek to the south, James Harris on the west, and Barren Hill to the north. 1790, patent (P15-290), by John Ewalt, described as in Bedford Co. (PA Arch., Land Office). -- (1784 Jan 7, Bedford Co, PA, Court of Common Pleas, a complaint was filled by John Ewalt, for damages against the administrators on the estate of Henry Rhoads. 1785 Jan 5, judgment was issued in favor of John Ewalt, and this property was seized by the Sheriff, and sold to John Ewalt in settlement of the complaint).

    1763 May 03, Cumberland Co, PA, Warrant no.74 to Henry Rhodes, 50 acres of land, Antrim Twp, in the south Mountains. 1765 Mar 26, Survey (C194-108), to Henry Rhode, showing adjacent land of [Rev.] George Martin, Ulrich Snowbarger, and mountains to the west. Returned 1796, by David Mentzer, Patent (P27-359), now Franklin Co, PA. (PA Arch., Land Office).

    1763 May 14, deed, Henry Rhode of Frederick Co, MD and his wife Catherine, for 50 to Samuel Bussard a tract of land called "Cuckoldes Horns," in Frederick Co, MD containing 141 acres, described as adjoining the "Rams Horns" tract. Signed by signature. Recorded 1763 May 14 (Frederick Co, MD, Liber H, Folio 437).

    1763 May 18, Cumberland Co, PA, Warrant no.80 to Henry Rhoadt, 50 acres of land in Antrim Twp. Survey (C130-248), 1765 May 6, for Henry Rhodes, 55 acres showing adjacent lands of Barrgns, Mountain, vacant land and Peter Knapper. Patent (P28-65) 1796 by Joseph Mensor. (PA Arch., Land Office).

    1765 Aug 7, Cumberland Co, PA, survey warrant no.90 to Henry Roth for 100 acres in Antrim Twp. 1765 Sep 15, Survey (C180-207) for Henry Rhodes, described as situate in Antrim Twp, Cumberland Co, containing 116 acres, showing adjacent lands of John Fry's Improvement, Henry Thomas and Casper Hanely. Patent, 1836 by John Shockey.

    1767 Feb 17, Columbia Co, PA, West Side Application no. 2801 to Henry Roths, 150 acres in Antrim Twp, adjoining Col. Armstrong, and Anthony Fryering now in Washington Twp, Franklin Co, PA. No survey listed. 1802, patent by George Cook. (PA Arch., ser.17.40).

    1767 Feb 17, Columbia Co, PA, West Side Application no. 2802 to Henry Roths, 150 acres in Antrim Twp, adjoining William Patty, Thos Stoops and Daniel McCoy, now in Washington Twp, Franklin Co, PA. 1799 Survey (C50-89), 27 acres. 1802, patent by George Cook. (PA Arch., ser.17.40).

    Stony Creek; This is also denominated from a little river of the above name, in the township of Bruederthal (alias Brotherstown) in the county of Bedford... The families belonging to the place are 12, where of 17 persons are baptized and may be considered as the constituents of the church, viz. Rev. George Adam Martin and wife, Henry Roth and wife and daughter, Henry Roth, jr. and wife, George Newmoyer, Philip Oswald and wife and daughter, Abraham Gebel and wife, Philip Kimmel and wife, Mr. Widdebarger and wife. This church also is the offspring of Ephrata (Hamilton, p172, citing; vol.1 - PA, p89, Edwards, Morgan. "Materials Toward a History of the American Baptists," Phila, PA: 1770).

    1771, Bedford Co from Cumberland.

    1773 Brothers Valley Twp, Bedford Co, PA - Tax List:
    Gabriel Rhoads, 200 acres, 10 cleared, Tax 3.9.
    Henry Rhoads, Jr, 400 acres, 10 cleared, Tax 2.9.
    Henry Rhoads, Sr., 200 acres, 21 acres cleared, Tax 5.9.
    Jacob Rhoads, 100 acres, 5 acres cleared, Tax 3.6.
    John Rhoads, 100 acres, 1 acre cleared, Tax 2.0.
    Frederick Sheaf, 200 acres, 4 cleared, Tax 3.6.
    John Swiser, 100 acres, 5 cleared, Tax, 4.0.
    (PAA 3:22:13; "The Somerset County Outline", Scottdale, PA: Press of Mennonite Pub. House, 1932. p125)

    1773 Jun 19, Deed, Handry Rhoads to Joseph Rhoads, land lying in Brothers Valley Twp, bounded by the lands of Geo. Rimelon [Kimmel] on the south, Michael Sell on the west, John Rhoads on the north. Bounded by a creek with several courses to the mouth of said creek and a west course from said creek to a hickory, containing 300 acres (Bedford Co, PA, Deed bk A, p180). See survey C163-252.

    1773 Sep 13, land warrants to Henry Rhoads Sr. and Samuel Evewalt verify the names of Henry's children. Samuel Evewalt by deed dated 23 Feb 1775 conveyed his part to George Funk and Catharine Rhoads, widow of Henry Rhoads and to Henry, Jacob, Gabriel, John, Joseph, and Daniel Rhoads, Michael Sells and his wife Barbara, Frederick Sipe (Sever) and his wife Catherine, and John Swisher and his wife Susanna, heirs of Henry Rhoads, deceased.

    1773 Sep 13, Bedford Co, PA, Warrant no.24 to Henry Roads, Sr, for 150 acres of land in Turkeyfoot Twp. 1774 May 22, survey (C163-241), to George W. Funk, in right of Henry Rhoads, Sr., & Samuel Evewolt (warrant no.7), partnership, 322 acres situated on the head of the easterly branch of Quemahone Creek, returned 1774. Patent (P19-101), 1792 to George Stickle. (PA Arch., Land Office)

    1774 Jan 28, I Handry Rhoads of Bedford County and Providence of Pennsylvania, being weak in health... my two sons John Rhoads and Joseph Rhoads are to deliver to my wife Catherine various provisions yearly... all my children [not named] shall have an equal part of my estate and 60... my son Joseph buying the plantation is to receive the harrow, tacking, ect. belonging to the plantation... executors shall buy my son Daniel a farm out of the payment for my plantation... Executors; Michael Syll and Abraham Cable, both of Bedford County. Witnesses; Abraham Cable, Johanny Fraze, Jacob Cable. Proved 12 Apr 1774. Witnesses; John Gross and Jacob Cable. Letters of Admin to Michael Syll and Abraham Cable. (Bedford Co, Will Bk 1, p5).

    1774 Brothersvalley Twp, Bedford Co, PA - Tax List:
    Rhoads, Henry, Sen'r, estate, Tax 4.7.
    Rhoads, Henry, Jun'r, Tax 3.8.
    Rhoads, Jacob, Tax 3.2.
    Sciof, Frederick, Tax 3.8.
    Switzer, John, Tax 4.1.
    Sills, Michael, Tax 0.5.
    (PAA 3:22:78)

    Buried in the Rhoads Cemetery, near Brooks Tunnel of B&O Railroad, near Ursina, (now Somerset Co), PA, on his 1771 tract of land (Cooper, p162). -- More likely Henry is buried on the Round Meadow tract, now Stonycreek Twp, either way his grave is lost and I've found no record of a land transaction in 1771. The only mention of Henry at Ephrata, is a record of brother Heinrich Roths death in 1774.

    1795, Somerset Co from Bedford (Ursina, a borough in Turkeyfoot Twp).

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    Cooper, p167. 1748, Frederick County, Maryland, records show they lived there (Pleasant View Church, Middletown Valley, Frederick Co, MD).

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    Rhods, Alvin L. "Genealogies of Rhoads-Scott and Related Families," Decorah, IA: Anundsen Pub Co, 1987.

    pp1-2, [1] Henry Rhoads. Some claim he was b. 23 Jan 1712 in the Palatinate, but no record has been found to substantiate this claim. He m. Katherina Rheinhardt, said to be the daughter of Ulrich Rheinhardt. He d. 7 Apr 1774 at Ursina, Bedford (now Somerset) Co, PA. His will is recorded at the Bedford Co, PA, dated 28 Jan 1774.

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    Rhoads, J. Paul. "The Family of Henry the Elder." Green Valley, AZ: Rhoads, 1959. p21.

    "The following is the will of Henry Rhoads Sr., as recorded in the Bedford County Courthouse on January 28, 1774, in Will Book No. 1, page 5. It has been copied as recorded including spelling and punctuation:

    In the name of God Amen. I, Handry Rhoads of the County of Bedford and Province of Pennsylvania being weack in health but sound in mind & mamry do this Twenty-eight day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred & seventy four mack and ordain these my last Will and Testament in following manner first I do ordin all my just Debts to be paid and next that my that my two sons John Rhoads and Joseph Rhoads are to delivere unto my wife Caterina in yearly and every year as shee is a withe the sum of fourteen bushels of gut and clean wheat and to sow or cause to be sowet for her use one quarter of an acker of flocks and also to plant for use one quarter of an acker of Potatoes and I do further will in this my last will and testament that the said John and Joseph Rhoads shall keep and feet two couse for her use




    Father: Heinrich (Rhodt) Rhoads b: ABT 1686 in Rhodt or Mannheim, Germany
    Mother: Catherine (Catrina) Cauble b: ABT 1688 in Rhodt, Manheim, Germany

    Marriage 1 Catharine (Katrina\Caterina) Rheinhardt b: ABT 1715 in Germany
    • Married: BET 1729 AND 1736 in Mannheim, Germany 4 4 1
    Children
    1. Has No Children Barbara Rheinhardt Rhoads b: BET 1735 AND 1753 in Germantown, PA
    2. Has No Children Henry Rheinhardt Rhoads b: 6 MAY 1739 in Germantown, PA
    3. Has No Children Jacob Rheinhardt Rhoads b: BET 1741 AND 1750 in Bedford Co., PA
    4. Has Children Gabriel Rhoads b: BET 15 JUN 1744 AND 1751 in Bedford/Somerset Co., PA
    5. Has No Children Catherine Rheinhardt Rhoads b: 26 NOV 1745 in Lancaster Co., PA
    6. Has No Children Joseph Rheinhardt Rhoads b: 26 NOV 1745 in Lancaster Co., PA
    7. Has No Children Susannah Rhoads b: ABT 1747
    8. Has No Children John Rhoads b: 8 FEB 1747 in Berlin, Somerset Co., PA
    9. Has No Children Daniel Rheinhardt Rhoads b: 5 OCT 1755

    Sources:
    1. Title: Shaffer-Long.FTW
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: 18 Mar 2008
    2. 1. Charles Carroll Kemp <gwydionleu@yahoo.com>
      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gwydionleu&id=I003842
      2. Alan Berry <AlanRBerry@aol.com>
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=alberry&id=I01917
    3. 1. Charles Carroll Kemp <gwydionleu@yahoo.com>
      2. Ron O'Neal <www.ronsattic.com/rhoads.htm>
      3. "Henry Rhoads, Sr." by Marie Engle
    4. Charles Carroll Kemp <gwydionleu@yahoo.com>
      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gwydionleu&id=I003842
    5. Tax Assessment List, Brothersvalley Twp., taken from "The Somerset County Outline", by John C. Cassady, 1932.
    6. 1. Ron O'Neal <www.ronsattic.com/rhoads.htm>
      2. "Henry Rhoads, Sr." by Marie Engle

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