- John was a merchant in Urbana, Champaign County, Oh. from about 1817-1822 and in
Bellefontaine, Logan County, OH, from about 1822 till his death. He mentioned in "The History of Champaign and Logan Counties, from their first settlemet:" by Joshua Antrim, 1872, page 270, listed as one of Champaign County first electors in 1 811. Also in "History of Logan County and Ohio" by O.L. Baskin & County, Historical Publishers", 1880, page 338, "William Scott built a two-story log house...... He there kept the first tavern in town. This he soon sold to John Rhodes, of Urb ana, who kept the first stock of merchandise in Bellefontaine." In the book "History of Champaign County" by Unigraphic Pul., 1881, John Rhodes is mentioned as Urbana township Clerk in 1815. In going over early town records of Urbana, OH, the re is found that John Rhodes was a town Trustee as early as 1816.
Record Book 10 pg 90 Filed Oct 2 1827 Partition
William H Fyffe
William Glenn, Nelson Rhodes, james Rhodes and Minerva Rhodes
On 22 Mar 1817 William Ward converyed In-lots 6 and 7 and Out-lot 4 in Urbana to Fyffe, Glenn and John Rhodes. John Rhodes died leaving Nelson Rhodes, James Rhodes and Minerva Rhodes as heirs, all of Logan Co and Elisha Tabor was appointed guard ian ad litem. The appraisers were Adam Mosgrove, Edmund B Cavalier and Daniel Helmick, who divided the lots on 9 Feb 1828
Champaign Co, Guardianship & Indentures Vol 1 pg 216 22 April 1833 Israel hamilton gdn of Nelson Rhodes 15yr; james Rhodes 14yrs, children and minor heirs of John Rhodes, dec'd. Surities Samuel Taylor and William Vance.