Madison County, Iowa



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Veteran's Name: Rhodes, Pleasant Marion

Father: James Starr Rhodes (Rev.), born 1812
Residence:  Father's nativity: 
Occupation: Farmer Mother: Eliza Frances Adams
Date of birth: 10 Nov 1838 Mother's nativity: 
Place of birth: McLean County, Illinois Wife: Mary Elizabeth Clark, born 28 Oct 1842, died 21 Jan 1904, buried Neosho Falls, Kansas, married Apr 1860
Date of death: 25 Oct 1917 2nd wife: 
Place of death: Yates Center, Kansas 3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Neosho Falls, Kansas  
Cause of death: 


  Ellsworth - died 12 Jan 1928

  May - Hoehne, Colorado

  Myrtle - Redfield, Kansas R.F.D.


  Mary Etta

War record
  Rank: Private Company: A Regiment: 39th
  State: Iowa Organization: Infantry
  Enlistment date: 22 Aug 1862, mustered in 08 Sep 1862
  Enlistment age:  Residence
  Mustered out: 05 Jun 1865 at Washington D.C.
  Service Record: Taken prisoner 31 Dec 1862, Shady Grove, Tennessee. Paroled.
GAR membership
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: 23 May 1884
  Post No.: 55 (90) Age at joining: 
  Place: Winterset Transfers: Tr. May 1888
Sources: Roster Iowa Soldiers; Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: Rhodes - res Winterset; Niece, Mrs. D. C. Parrott in office 21 Aug 1942; Post 55 Desc Book #90

1. Great-grandfather: Adam Rhodes who settled in Allegany County Maryland about 1785 - to Ohio later.

2. Grandfather: Rev. Ebenezer Rhodes

3. Mary Starr Rhodes born Maryland.

4. All children deceased 1952 except William

    Named as follows

      Carpenter Ellsworth, born 1862, married Dora Ellen Brock

      Lenora, born 1864, died age 5 months

      Mary Etta, born 1866, married Herman Julius Brohm

      William Estel, born 1868, married Millie Martin

      Lillie May, born 1871, married Henry A. Grout

      Leston Clark, born 1873, died age 21 days

      Myrtle Edith, born 1877, married William A. Moerer

      James Nathaniel, born 1879, died age 4 months 28 days


5. Marion Rhodes had 127 1/2 acres of land in Webster Township, Madison County, Iowa. Served as Justice of the Peace, gave a portion of his land to county for a cemetery, which is located about 12 miles southwest of Winterset. Arch over entrance bears dates, Clark Cemetery 1863-1930. His parents, the children who died young and many of wife's people, the Clarks are buried there. For further detials - trip to Oregon, life in Kansas, etc. see record in Vertical file folder: Rhodes V.F. #318


6.  Went to Kansas and thought to have died at Neosho, kansas.


7. His father had four brother, John, Jeremiah, Ebenezer, and Samuel.


8. Cousin of John Monroe Rhodes, also Co A 39 Iowa Inf



Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 01 Jan 2006.