Henry F. Rhodes Bollinger Co
- Henry F. Rhodes was born in 1835, on
the old homestead of his father,
The latter settle in Bollinger County,
Mo., in 1818,
coming from Lincoln Co, N.C.
He came in company with
three of his
They all married in Missouri, and, with the
Jacob, removed to Madison County, Mo., where they lived and
entered 600 acres of land in Lorance Township, Bollinger County,
which he built a cabin, and soon after married Nancy Lincoln,
six children: J.L. (deceased), Elizabeth (the widow of Eli Deck),
Lucinda E. (deceased), Nancy C. (the widow of Thomas Myrick),
and Caleb W. (who first married Isabel Martin and afterward Mrs.
Jacob Rhodes was a man of
enterprise and note in
his county, and for more than a quarter of a century served as
of the peace, and was county judge for a long time.
popular, and in the early days of Southeast Missouri his
land brought him considerable wealth.
The site of the
village of Glen
Allen was selected from the original entry made by him, and the
of this sketch is yet selling lots in the village.
having died, a short time before his death he wedded Mrs. Mary
He and she both died during the late war.
Henry F. and
Caleb W. own the
ancestral farm; the former, having added to his portion 200 acres
purchased of the railroad company, now owns 500 acres.
latter part of the war Henry F. was a member of the State
also manufactured many spinning wheels during the war.
He is a scholar,
and for fifty-three years has remained on the old homestead, and
desire to preserve his name in history as being one of two sons
of a man who was a pioneer in fact. [p. 843]
Goodspeed's History of
Southeast Missouri, [p. 843]