RHOADES FAMILY Photo Gallery
DESCENDANTS OF RUFUS RHOADES & ABIGAIL REYNOLDS of WINSLOW ME
by Roland E Rhoades IV, Generation Six, Gorham ME

Photos in Winslow, Waterville, Pittsfield, Gardiner

This photo page is set up by Roland4 Rhoades to compare family resemblances, especially with the dna evidence contrary to this paper lineage.
Send your Rhoades photos for comparisons to me at seeker@maine.rr.com 1MB +/- preferred. Thanks. If you'd like copies of any of these photos, I can email you larger copies.  
Page created Oct 2016   Updated 13 March 2017

BACKGROUND

I have been researching my Rhoades line back since I first started in 1980. I traced back to Winslow Maine 1811 and determined enough connections to tie in 3 brothers of Troy, Gardiner, and West Gardiner. I eventually made the connection going back to Henry Rhodes of Lynn Mass born 1608, with a possible tree going back another 600 years or so. This line ties into Reynolds and other lines going back to the Revolutionary War, Mayflower, and Kings and Queens.

I am #139 Roland4 E Rhoades, on paper anyway. Y-DNA testing indicates I do NOT descend from RHOADES, but PEAVEY. I took the paternal Y-dna test from familytreedna.com in 2008 (#131654) and joined the Rhoades Family Project. They were really screwing up, because I had no matches to other Rhoades's.  They were matching me to Peavey!  I then tested at 23&me for their autosomal test which also indicates which Y branch you are without matches, which was similar.

My 3rd cousin (on paper) #125 Bill Rhoades found me and I encouraged him to take the Y test (#383331). We DO both belong in the general R-M269 Y-grouping, but FTDNA says that he does descend from RHOADES, so he also took the additional autosomal test to see if we share any cousin matches. I was hoping that I at least shared ancestry with John B Rhoades' wife Nancy Reynolds, but we have no cousin matches. That indicates that it is the descendants of their son #28 Roland Eaton Rhoades & Grace Flagg who do not descend from RHOADES. Facial comparisons DO corroborate that.

I am finding matches in the Peavey Family Project, but have not found any that help yet. My great-grandmother Grace Flagg (born 1894) lived in Pittsfield Maine by Feb 1912 when my grandfather was born. She married Roland Rhoades 29 March 1911 in Brooks, Maine. The 1910 Brooks census showed a George Emery Peavey also born 1894 - the most likely suspect for my great grandfather.

March 2017 - I now have most of the Descendants of Jacob Peavey 1805 of Swanville ME compiled for my family tree, pending photographic and dna confirmation. Be happy to share.

1.  Rufus RHOADES, son of Solomon RHODES and Eleanor RHOADS, was born in 1787 in Pelham, Hampshire, MA and died on 9 Jan 1873 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. The Rhoades line has a Y-dna classification of R1b1a1a2 per descendant William Rhoades in the ftdna Rhoades Family project.

Rufus married Abigail Thayer REYNOLDS, daughter of Thomas REYNOLDS and Tabitha THAYER,  on 21 Mar 1811 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Abigail was born on 2 Jun 1790 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA and died on 1 Jun 1869 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. 

Children from this marriage were:

  +        2   M       i.        Charles RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 27 Nov 1813 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 30 Sep 1895 in Rensselaer, Jasper, IN. Charles married Mary Ann DUREN on 25 Aug 1832 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. Mary was born on 4 Nov 1814 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME and died on 18 May 1893 in Rensselaer, Jasper, IN.

  +        3   M      ii.        Henry RHOADES was born on 13 Feb 1815 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 24 Aug 1864 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

             4   F      iii.        Eleanor M RHOADES was born on 19 May 1817 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 26 Sep 1891 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Adopted Child of ELENER RHOADES and JAMES WARREN is: REBECCA NASH LORING, b. 21 August 1839, Norridgewock, Somerset, Maine;  Records indicate that her parents were Charles Loring and Elizabeth Emerson. Also, the Warrens were listed as her adopted parents. James, Eleanor and Rebecca are buried in Fort Hill Cem Winslow.
Eleanor married James Jordan WARREN, son of Samuel WARREN and Ruth SHERMAN,  on 24 Mar 1836 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. James was born on 4 Jul 1808 in Islesboro, Waldo, ME and died on 7 Sep 1891 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

  +        5   M     iv.        John Bryant RHOADES was born on 27 Sep 1819 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 29 Apr 1869 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

  +        6   M      v.        Rufus Snell RHOADES was born on 6 Nov 1822 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 29 Jan 1897 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Rufus married Harriet M PRIEST on 17 Apr 1845 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. Harriet was born in 1825 and died prob bef 1892.

 

GENERATION TWO

3.  Henry RHOADES (Rufus 1) was born on 13 Feb 1815 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 24 Aug 1864 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

Henry married Edith WITHEE, daughter of Luke WITHEE and Margaret,  on 10 Mar 1841 in Norridgewock, Somerset, ME. Edith was born on 15 Mar 1804 in Norridgewock, Somerset, ME and died circa 1843 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

The child from this marriage was:

  +      14   M       i.        Silas Henry RHOADES was born on 9 Jan 1842 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 4 Sep 1908 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.
Silas married Martha J GARLAND, daughter of John Usher GARLAND and Mary Ann ELLIS,  on 28 May 1876 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. Martha was born in 1847 and died on 18 Apr 1931 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.
Children from this marriage were:
  +      43   M       i.        Norman Silas RHOADES was born on 18 Jan 1878 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 3 Oct 1947 in Sidney, Kennebec, ME.
  +      44   M      ii.        Charles RHOADES was born on 9 Oct 1880 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 16 Oct 1964 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. G-grandson is #157 Scott Rhoades
 [SEE PHOTO]

Henry next married Esther Jane GETCHELL, daughter of Reuben GETCHELL and Charlotte PILLSBURY,  on 22 Oct 1843 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Esther was born in Jul 1819 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, ME and died on 3 Apr 1906 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

5.  John Bryant RHOADES (Rufus 1) was born on 27 Sep 1819 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 29 Apr 1869 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

John married Nancy Bruce REYNOLDS, daughter of Parmenas REYNOLDS and Nancy SIMPSON,  on 7 Aug 1843 in Stoughton, Norfolk, MA. Nancy was born on 23 Aug 1824 in Benton, Kennebec, ME and died on 17 Sep 1904 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.   [SEE REYNOLDS PHOTO below of Nancy's nephew William W Reynolds]

John B Rhoades died April 29, 1869, leaving a personal estate worth $1000 and real estate worth $2000. His land is described as about 100 acres bounded on the west by the Sebasticook River, south by land of John B Stratton, north by Chales C Stratton and Charles E Warren, and east by L. Bangs. Left 7 minor children in 1869: George, Clara, Frank, Anna, John, Fred, and Roland. John's father Rufus age over 80. John B Stratton, administrator. Estate included 8 casks containing 100 gallons of wine. Bills from Dr Bantelle and Dr Crosby. Silas H Rhoades bought some land for $725. John also had land in Winslow known as the bog lot, 35 acres worth $75. Nancy Rhoades was appointed guardian to Clara E, Frank C, Anna L, John F, Fred L, and Roland E, Feb 28, 1870. John, Fred, and Roland each owned 1/7 of the homestead farm. Nancy sold this 3/7 in 1881 to pay expenses of guardianship. The Winslow VR book is unclear on the death date of John, but the microfilm of the original records, v2 p237 clearly says April 29, 1869. His mother is on the same page as June 1, 1869. Those dates "are also recorded on page 307 of the New Book", but that does not seem to be on the microfilm. I purchased a new stone for him in 2011, since his old marble stone is nearly illegible from acid rain and being broken by vandals.

Nancy Rhoades died September 17, 1904 in Pittsfield. She wrote her will July 6, 1903. Heirs mentioned were: Clara E Monk of Pittsfield; Annie L Briggs of Belfast; John F Rhoades of Pittsfield; Roland E Rhoades, residence unknown; Martha E Rhoades, granddaughter; William Rhoades of Winslow, grandson; Melvin Rhoades of Winslow, grandson; Lawrence Rhoades and Harry Rhoades, grandsons, in Kansas City, Missouri. Son Frank C got nothing; son Roland nothing, son John F $25, daughter Anna $25, daughter Clara $50 and personal property, granddaughter Irma $25, grandaughter Martha $25, granddaughter Hazel M nothing. Nancy belonged to the Universalist Church of Pittsfield, as did her daughter Clara Monk, and as did her grandaughter Irma, daughter of Roland.

Obituary, Sept 22, 1904 Pittsfield Advertiser - Mrs Nancy Rhoades, aged 80 years, died Saturday night [Sept 17], of paralysis. The funeral service, conducted by Rev L W Coons of the First Universalist Church [of Pittsfield], was held at 7 o'clock Monday evening, at her late residence, the home of her son-in-law, Chas F Monk, Grove Street. The remains were taken to Winslow on the 8:10 train, Tuesday, for interment.

FTDNA Y-test says Roland4 Rhoades matches to Peavey, not Rhoades, and I do not match a 3rd cousin descendant of John & Nancy, William Rhoades. Looking for an "oops", I find no Peaveys in 1860 Winslow census; there are some in Waterville who appear to be from Prussia, and some in Clinton.  1870 Waterville has many Peavey/Peavy's. Also found no easy connection for Roland I's wife Grace Flagg.

Children from this marriage were:

           19   F         i.        Clarissa Bruce RHOADES was born on 29 Jan 1845 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 29 Aug 1848 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Buried in Parmenas Reynolds lot, Ames Cemetery in Benton.

           20   F       ii.        Phebe Ellen RHOADES was born on 17 Oct 1846 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 4 Sep 1848 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Buried in Parmenas Reynolds lot, Ames Cemetery in Benton.

  +      21   M     iii.        George W RHOADES was born in 1849 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 26 Jan 1881 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

           22   F      iv.        Clarissa E "Clara" RHOADES was born on 30 Dec 1850 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 28 Oct 1907 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.  Clarissa married Charles F MONK in 1870. Charles was born on 8 Jan 1852 in Dixmont, Penobscot, ME and died on 20 Apr 1933 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.
Waterville Morning Sentinel, Wed Oct 30, 1907 has the headline "Mrs. Clara Monks, Aged 56, Is Dead".  Text adds: Pittsfield ME, Oct 29 "The many friends of Mrs. Clara Monk will be pained to learn of her death at which occurred at her home in Grove street at 5:30 o'clock Monday night. Mrs. Monk, who had been in poor health for a number of years, suffered a shock Sunday from which she never rallied. The deceased was the daughter of John and Nancy Rhoades, and was born in Winslow, Feb 1, 1851 [sic]. She and her husband came to Pittsfield in 1898 and have resided here since that time. Besides her husband, she leaves one sister, Mrs. John A. Briggs of Belfast and two brothers John Rhodes of Palmyra and Rollo Rhodes, who lived in this town for some years. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. L. W. Coons of Brunswick, formerly pastor of the Universalist church in this town, will be the officiating clergyman. On Thursday morning the remains will be taken to Winslow for interment." Buried Fort Hill Cemetery, Rt 100A, Winslow.

  +      23   M      v.        Frank C RHOADES was born in 1852 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 27 May 1897 in Arkansas City, Jackson, MO.  Frank married Emma F PETERS on 20 Dec 1873 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Emma was born in 1856 in , , ME.

           24   M     vi.        Fred RHOADES was born in 1857 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died before 1861 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.  

           25   F     vii.        Anna S RHOADES was born in Feb 1859 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 31 Jan 1912 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME. Anna married John A BRIGGS, son of Bartlett BRIGGS and Sarah WHALEN,  in 1891. John was born on 28 Dec 1833 in Lincolnville, Waldo, ME and died on 28 Oct 1910 in Belfast, Waldo, ME. 

  +      26   M  viii.        Fred L RHOADES was born in 1862 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 11 Apr 1899 in Palmyra, Somerset, ME. Fred married Ida F HANSON, daughter of James HANSON and Olive GARDNER. Ida was born in Sep 1866 in Palmyra, Somerset, ME.

  +      27   M     ix.        John F RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born in Sep 1863 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 16 Jul 1939 in Upland, San Bernardino, CA.
John married Mertie M PATTEN on 4 Nov 1886 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME. Mertie was born on 1 Aug 1866 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME and died on 17 Jun 1906 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.
John next married Mabel E TRACY, daughter of John TRACY and Mina BABBIDGE,  on 1 May 1901 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME. Mabel was born on 8 Jun 1881 in Rockland, Knox, ME and died on 21 Feb 1974 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA.

  +      28   M      x.        Roland Eaton RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 2 Jun 1867 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 2 Jun 1913 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.

 

GENERATION THREE

21.  George W RHOADES (John Bryant 2, Rufus 1) was born in 1849 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 26 Jan 1881 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

George married Fannie M BOURNE, daughter of Benjamin T BOURNE and Emily ABBOTT,  on 29 Jun 1871 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Fannie was born on 29 Jun 1854 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, ME and died on 6 Mar 1916 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. 

Children from this marriage were:

  +      53   M       i.        William Leslie RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 14 May 1872 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 22 Nov 1951 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME.

           54   F       ii.        Nellie E RHOADES was born on 20 Jun 1875 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME and died on 31 Aug 1901 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Nellie married Sidney Warren FULLER, son of Sidney K FULLER and Amanda F B WARREN,  on 28 Apr 1897 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Sidney was born in Feb 1876 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 21 Dec 1903 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. They had no children. D/Cs; Both bur Pine Grove Cem Waterville.

  +      55   M     iii.        Melvin Frank RHOADES was born on 20 Jun 1875 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME and died on 19 Dec 1938 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. Melvin married 1) Margaret KELLEHER on 10 Oct 1900 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. Margaret was born on 24 Apr 1876 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME and died on 31 Aug 1923 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. Melvin next married Margaret T O'DONNELL, daughter of John O'DONNELL and Anna RANCOURT,  on 20 Oct 1924 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. Margaret was born on 10 Mar 1894 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME and died on 29 Aug 1969 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

28.  Roland Eaton RHOADES (John Bryant 2, Rufus 1) [SEE PHOTO] was born on 2 Jun 1867 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 2 Jun 1913 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.

    Transcript of his obituary in The Pittsfield Advertiser, June 5 1913 . "The death of Roland E Rhoades occurred at 6:15 A.M. Monday at his home on North Main street after an illness of about a week. Mr Rhoades, who was a jeweler, was well known in this section of the state, having been in business at various times in Pittsfield. He was considered something of a genius, and had invented several articles, some of them having been sold for a good sum. He leaves a wife, a small son, a daughter by a former marriage, and one brother, John Rhoades of this town. His age was 45 years. Funeral services were held at his home at 10 o'clock Wednesday forenoon, Rev F.S. Walker officiating. Interment was made at the village cemetery."
    Roland and son Ivan are both buried in Pittsfield Village Cemetery, but it appears there is no stone and no record and that the cemetery buried someone else on top of him. Daughter Irma in Pittsfield tried resolving the question with no luck in the 1950s. Rev Frederick S Walker was a Universalist minister, at Pittsfield Universalist 1908-1915, and later at Waterville 1925-1928. Roland and his family worked in textile shops in his early years. Roland's first patent for which we find a record was filed Jan 9, 1891 when Roland was age 24 and granted Jan 26 1892. It was for an improvement upon the loom.
    Roland Eaton Rhoades was named after Roland L Eaton (1835-1870), son of the Rhoades family's good friends and cousins by marriage, Joseph Eaton (1800-1865) and Mary A (1809-1868). The Eatons are all in Fort Hill Cemetery in Winslow.

Roland married 1) Annie Laurie BICKFORD, daughter of Moses BICKFORD and Helen,  on 19 Nov 1887 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME. Annie was born on 22 May 1866 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME and died on 16 May 1941 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.

Children from this marriage were:

           61   F         i.        Mildred Irma RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 20 Oct 1889 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME and died on 16 May 1969 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. Mildred Irma was a lifelong member of First Universalist Church of Pittsfield. Funeral services were done by Rev George Briggs, pastor of the First Universalist Church, where she was a member [obituary May 28, 1969, The Valley Times].  Mildred and Ord Wall are buried in Pittsfield Village Cem, new section, she buried 18 May 1969. No ch.

Mildred married 1) Ord Albert WALL on 18 May 1913 in Bangor, Penobscot, ME. Ord was born on 6 Mar 1880 in Penn Twp-Grampian, Clearfield, PA and died on 14 Nov 1930 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.
Mildred next married Rae E BUTLER on 31 Aug 1957 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME. Rae was born in 1888 and died on 2 Dec 1968 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME. WWI registration not found for Rae Butler.

           62   M      ii.        Ivan RHOADES was born on 3 Mar 1893 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME and died on 22 Apr 1894 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.

Roland next married Grace Emma FLAGG, daughter of Joseph Melvin FLAGG and Erminna Belle HALLOWELL,  on 29 Mar 1911 in Brooks, Waldo, ME. Grace was born on 25 Nov 1894 in Belmont, Waldo, ME and died on 5 May 1966 in Gardiner, Kennebec, ME.

Children from this marriage were:

  +      63   M       i.        Roland Edison RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 21 Feb 1912 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME and died on 23 Nov 1997 in Gardiner, Kennebec, ME.

           64   M      ii.        George W RHOADES was born on 11 Mar 1913 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME and died on 11 Mar 1913 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME.

 

GENERATION FOUR & FIVE

53.  William Leslie RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] (George W 3, John Bryant 2, Rufus 1) was born on 14 May 1872 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 22 Nov 1951 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME.
William married Vira Basford ESTES on 24 Oct 1894 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Vira was born on 4 Apr 1874 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME and died on 22 Sep 1944 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. William and Viva/Vira are buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Waterville, Kennebec, ME. M/C: Viva was the dau of R M Estes & Helen. No WWI draft registration.

Children from this marriage were:

  +      89   M       i.        Clyde Merton RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 7 Sep 1897 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 14 Apr 1961 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.
Clyde married Margaret Florence CARVER, daughter of Harold CARVER and Gladys DAVIDSON,  on 23 Dec 1948 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Margaret was born on 19 Aug 1919 in Charleston, Penobscot, ME and died on 27 May 1996 in Burnham, Waldo, ME.
Children from this marriage were:
  +    125   M       i.        William Harold RHOADES
[SEE PHOTO] was born on 15 Aug 1949 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME.
        126   F       ii.        Florence Doris RHOADES was born on 17 Apr 1951 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME.

           90   F       ii.        Marian RHOADES was born in Mar 1900 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME. Died 1912.

  +      91   F      iii.        Doris Marion RHOADES was born on 10 Sep 1909 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 23 Dec 1979 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.
Doris married Clifford James TUKEY, son of James S TUKEY and Lottie TUPP,  on 19 Aug 1934 in Hiram, Oxford, ME. Clifford was born on 21 Oct 1905 in Baring, Washington, ME and died on 7 Feb 1967 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME.

  +      92   M     iv.        Donald Estes RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 17 Jan 1913 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME and died on 31 Mar 1989 in Waterville, Kennebec, ME.
Donald married Evelyn Irene OLSSON, daughter of Neal J OLSSON and Irene HAMILTON,  on 14 Jun 1936 in Ossipee, Carroll, NH. Evelyn was born in 1916 in Quincy, Norfolk, MA.

63.  Roland Edison RHOADES (Roland Eaton 3, John Bryant 2, Rufus 1) [SEE PHOTO] was born on 21 Feb 1912 in Pittsfield, Somerset, ME and died on 23 Nov 1997 in Gardiner, Kennebec, ME.   Genetic tree: 5'8"; wt 170; brown hair; hazel eyes; balding at 40; angina, heart attack, quadruple bypass 1983 resulting in rt leg amputation, diabetes from failing health; cataracts; Blood AB+. Memory problems at about age 80.

Roland married Marion Frances BOUDWAY, daughter of Frank Edward BOUDWAY and Agnes Elizabeth PETERSON,  on 14 Dec 1929 in Hallowell, Kennebec, ME. Marion was born on 27 Sep 1911 in Farmingdale, Kennebec, ME and died on 9 Jan 2008 in Augusta, Kennebec, ME.

Children from this marriage were:

  +    102   M       i.        Roland3 Edward RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 5 Jun 1930 in Gardiner, Kennebec, ME, and died May 7, 2017 in Franklin, NH.  
Genetic Tree: 5'10"; wt 175; black hair; hazel eyes; balding at 40; arthritis, heart disease, back problems (the "Boudway back" acc to his mother), slight diabetes; Blood AB+. Memory problems at about age 80, rapid progression. Had a heart attack and stint 1995; pacemaker 2005. Knee replacement 2009. Prostate cancer 2009. Y-dna paternal line belongs to Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1.
Roland married Muriel Ruth ROBERTSON, daughter of William Lewis ROBERTSON and Edith Maude LEAVITT,  on 7 Oct 1950 in Gardiner, Kennebec, ME. Muriel was born on 19 Mar 1929 in Skowhegan, Somerset, ME, and died Nov 29, 2016 in Franklin, NH.
Children from this marriage were:
        139   M       i.        Roland4 Edward RHOADES
[SEE PHOTO] was born on 10 Nov 1951 in Gardiner, Kennebec, ME.
Genetic Tree: 5'9"; wt 160-175; light brown hair, hazel eyes; non-balding at 60; slightly high blood pressure and cholesterol; Blood A+. Right handed, but partially left handed, I'm told I deal cards left handed. My Y-DNA is R1b1a2a1a1 acc to FTDNA, but my father and I on 23&me are R1b1b2a1a2d3. Shorthand is R-M269. My maternal mtdna is H6a1a.
My 23&me autosomal Aug 2014 results have been refined: 99.5% European, broken down as 46.5% British & Irish, 21% French & German, 8.4% Scandinavian, 21.5% Broadly Northern European, .2% Italian, .2% Broadly Southern European, .1% Ashkenazi, 1.6% Broadly European; .1% East Asian & Native American, .1% Broadly East Asian, <.1% Broadly East Asian & Native American, .3% Unassigned. 2.8% Neanderthal dna.
+    140   F       ii.       Nancy Jeanne RHOADES was born on 20 May 1956 in Dover, Strafford, NH.  
+    141   M     iii.      Steven William RHOADES
[SEE PHOTO] was born on 28 Oct 1958 in Dover, Strafford, NH.

  +    103   M      ii.        Jack Richard RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 27 Jun 1931 in Farmingdale, Kennebec, ME.

  +    104   F      iii.        Lynda Muriel RHOADES [SEE PHOTO] was born on 28 Oct 1944 in Gardiner, Kennebec, ME.

 

COMPARISON PHOTOS

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#53 William Leslie RHOADES 1872-1951 #89 Clyde Merton RHOADES 1897-1961. See also photo at bottom of page.
#89 Clyde Rhoades & father #53 William L Rhoades, Dec 2, 1944 Waterville

 

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W. L. Rhoades Milk Cart in Waterville with son Clyde b 1897 in cart. #89 Clyde Rhoades 1897, #90 sister Marion, and Pony Dean pulling sled in 1905
#92 Donald Estes RHOADES 1913-1989 Here is me in 2016, #139 Roland4 Rhoades & #125 William Rhoades, son of Clyde Rhoades. Bill provided the above photos and is the one who took the DNA tests to help prove our lineages.
#27. John F Rhoades 1863-1939, Generation 3 #28. Roland Eaton Rhoades 1867-1913, Generation 3
Comments: They are brothers and DO look like biological brothers to me. My conclusion: Generation 2 behaved themselves and they are legitimate children.
#63 Roland Edison Rhoades 1912-1997 & half-brother William Rines 1914-1969, both children of Grace Flagg (1894-1966). It appears from dna that Roland's father is a Mr Peavey. #63 Roland Edison Rhoades age 20ish.
I don't think he looks like his mother's husband Roland. It appears this is where Mr Peavey comes in.
This is my grandfather #63 Roland Edison Rhoades, his half-sister #61 Mildred Irma Rhoades 1889-1969 (left), both ch of #28 Roland Eaton Rhoades on paper. I think she does look like her father Roland. But, there is a difference between Irma and Roland, especially looking at the cheekbones and head shape. Irma had no children to test.
Also here is Roland's wife Marion Boudway (right), and daughter #104 Lynda Rhoades.
I'm so glad I put all these photos together, it makes it so much easier to compare.  I do see the facial likenesses of my grandfather Roland #63 and his two sons, and myself and my brother.
Clockwise 1936 at OOB: Marion (Boudway) & #63 Roland Rhoades; first son #102 Roland3 Rhoades 1930, 2nd son #103 Jack Rhoades 1931. #103 Jack Rhoades 1931, ca 1951.  The children look similar in facial features, along with their father.
My parents #102 Roland3 E Rhoades 1930-2017 and wife Muriel Robertson. DNA does prove they are my legitimate parents.
Xmas 1962 #102 Roland3 Rhoades (and my mother Muriel Robertson) with me #139 Roland4 Rhoades + my sister Nancy and brother Steve. 1987 - #141 Steven Rhoades, & me #139 Roland4 Rhoades
This is me on the right. On the left is #157 Scott Joseph Rhoades 1956-, gg-grandson of #14 Silas Henry Rhoades and my 4th cousin 1x rem (on paper). He visited me in 2013. I thought we looked alike until dna said otherwise. #2 Charles Rhoades 1813-1895, brother of John Bryant Rhoades.  Only known photo of this generation, from a newspaper I believe.
 
#89 Clyde Merton RHOADES 1897-1961 as baby ca 1900. Holding him is his (step-grandfather) father William L's stepfather WILLIAM W REYNOLDS 1859-1916. William is son of Freeman Reynolds who was the brother of Nancy Reynolds who md John B Rhoades.