Monday, June 13, 2011

Revisiting the Parents of William C Rhodus

I've been revisiting work I did nearly ten years ago on the parents of William C. Rhodes/Rhodus who first appears in a marriage record in Macon County, Missouri, in 1860.

I thought I had a pretty good case for his parents, at least his father who I thought was a Levi Rhodes who appears in the same area as William does in the 1860 era. Some records indicates William's name was Rhodus, but in all honesty I thought the Rhodus name was a variant and not strong enough reason to eliminate the Levi as a possible for William.

A review of my previous work http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=6884 and an analysis of additional information makes the connection between William C. and Levi even weaker. The William C. that I am searching died in Garfield County, Oklahoma in the 1900s and is discussed in more detail in the article.

We'll have an update on the work on William in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues. He was born in the 1830s in either Kentucky or Tennessee.

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