- Served in the War of 1812 as a Pvt. in Capt. John McCord's County of Ohio Militia, out of Champaign County Oh., and in the 19th Regiment of U.S. infantry. Military records show he was born in Mason County, KY, twenty five when he enlisted at ,o in 1814, was six foot tall, had a fair complexion, black eyes, fair hair, and was a farmer by trade. He witnessed a deed along with Conway Rhodes on 28 May 1823, of his parents, Wm and Susannah Rhodes in Champaign County OH., recorded i n Champaign County Deed book Vol. F pg. 313.
Champaign County OH Common Pleas Court, March Term 1830, Record Book 11, pg. 71-76, "James Dallas admr. of Wm. Rhodes vs Susan Rhodes widow." Lawsuit mentions William Rhodes, and his widow, Susan Rhodes, along with heirs Sanford Rhodes, Will, James Rhodes, Isaac Rhodes, Joseph H. Rhodes, Nancy Largent late Nancy Rhodes wife of William Largent, Polly Wallace late Polly Rhodes wife of John Wallace, Elizabeth Rhodes and Susan King late Susan Rhodeswife of John King, also Nelson Rhode s, James Rhodes and Minerva Rhodes heirs of John Rhodes late of Logan County Decd. plus Samuel, John and James Rhodes heirs of James Rhodes Decd.
History of Johnson County, Indiana, By Elba L. Branigin, Page 235
The first school taught on the present site of Moore's Hill was by Sanford Rhodes, in 1820, at seventy-five cents per quarter for each pupil, which was paid mostly in trade.
"THE EARLY SCHOOLS OF INDIANA: FROM THE PAPERS OF D. D. BANTA? SECOND INSTALMENT." The Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History, vol. 2, no. 2, 1906, pp. 81? 88. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27785442. Accessed 15 Sep. 2022.