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The Rhoads family newsletter : by the Rhoads Cemetery and Family Association

  • Capt. Henry Rhoads family newsletter
  • Rhoads newsletter
Serial /Serial with Digital Images
  • Evansville, Indiana : S.R. Bitz, 1993-1996
  • Evansville, Indiana : Rhoads Family Association, 1996-
v. : ill., maps, ports. (some col.)
No. 1 (Jan 1993) -


Some issues are available as digital images. See individual issue records for links.

Three per year (1993); quarterly (1994); three per year (1995-1998); quarterly thereafter.

Editor: Sandy (Sandra Delores) Rhoades Bitz

Subtitle appears beginning with vol. 4 no. 1 (winter 1997). Subtitle varies: by the Rhoads Family Association; by the Rhoads Family and Cemetery Association.

Title varies: Capt. Henry Rhoads family newsletter; Rhoads newsletter; The Rhoads family newsletter.

Whole number designations used no. 1 (Jan 1993) - no. 5 (Apr 1994); only month and year designations (July 1994-Dec 1996); volume and issue designations begin with vol. 4 no. 1 (winter 1997). Vol. 5 no. 1 (spring 1998) was misprinted as summer 1998.

In January 1993, the Rhoads Cemetery Fund was founded by William McHenry Rhoads and Forrest Neill Rhoads, Sr. for the restoration of the Rhoads Cemetery on the Rhoads family's historic farm. The family organization held their first reunion April 1993, at Drakesboro, Kentucky. In April 1996, the Rhoads Family Association was officially organized, with William McHenry "Bill" Rhoads as president, and Alvin "Al" Lee Rhods as vice-president. The family organization is also called the Rhoads Family and Cemetery Association. Reunions are usually held at their historical homestead in Browder, Kentucky.

Newsletter for the interchange of genealogical data and history of the Rhoads (and variant spellings) families who came from Denmark, Germany, Hesse, Prussia, and Switzerland. Some allied families came from Baden, England, and Ireland. Focus is on the descendants of Henry (Henrick, Hendrick, Heinrich) Rhoads (Rhodt, Rode, Rodt), Sr. (1712-1774) of Mannheim, Germany. He married Catherine or Katherina Rheindhardt (1714-1774). In 1737, Henry emigrated from Germany on the ship "William,” and settled in Frederick County, Maryland in 1757. He later moved to Bedford (now Somerset) County, Pennsylvania. One of Henry’s sons, Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. (1739-1814) married Elizabeth "Dovey" Stoner, and had at least one son, Daniel. After the Revolutionary War, Capt. Henry and his brothers established an historic homestead in Browder, Logan (now Muhlenburg) County, Kentucky. Henry Sr. and other family are buried there at the Rhoades Cemetery. Some Rhoads were Baptists, Episcopalians, and Mormons (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). In the 1700's, Rhoads families lived in Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. During the 1800's, some moved to Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Later descendants also lived in Russia, and in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and elsewhere.

Not yet available in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) at this time. (14 Dec. 2005)

Includes some bibliographic references.

Includes queries.

Includes Rhoads, Rhoades, Rhodes, Rhodt, Rhoods, Rode, Roods, and other variant spellings.

Also includes Balcom, Birdwistell, Bitz, Blessing, Boddy, Boone, Bush, Crawford, Foltz, Foust, Garrett, Grant, Hatter, Heitman, Isenhart, Jones, Jorgensen, Killen, Meeks, Mullikin, Murphy, Newman, Nof(f)singer, Rheinhardt, Rogers, Rude, Shute, Smith, Stoner (Steiner), Stover, Van Meter, Vaught, Wingfield, Wright, and many other related families.

Library lacks: Vol. 5 nos. 3 & 4; vol. 10 no. 2; vol. 11 no. 2; and vol. 12 nos. 3-4.

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