Gazlay Family History

FamilyElias Rhoades, Sr.


FatherSamuel Rhoades (25 September 1753 - 9 February 1832)
MotherMary Morse (12 January 1756 - 1838)

Personal Information

Record Created: 6 March 2013; Last Edited: 6 March 2013 
NameElias Rhoades, Sr.
Born 17 March 1794 in Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts1, 2
Married 21 November 1816 to Phoebe Safford1
Died 11 December 1874 in Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio1, 3


Spouse 1FamilyPhoebe Safford (daughter of Gideon Safford and Lucy Freeman)
Born 24 October 1798 in Salem, Washington County, New York
Married 21 November 1816 to Elias Rhoades, Sr.
Children of Elias Rhoades, Sr. and Phoebe Safford:
+1.FamilyElias Rhoades, Jr.
Born ca. 1822 in New York
Married ca. 1826 in Ohio to Elizabeth _____
2.FamilySamuel Rhoades
Born ca. 1826 in New York
+3.FamilyGideon Rhoades
Born March 1828 in New York
Married ca. 1861 to Mary A. _____
4.FamilyMary Rhoades
Born ca. 1831 in New York
+5.FamilyPhoebe Lucy Rhoades
Born 2 June 1833 in Sandy Hill, Washington County, New York
Married 19 January 1853 in Medina, Medina County, Ohio to Henry R. Morgan
Married 23 November 1859 in Sandusky County, Ohio to Samuel Wolverton
Married 30 October 1866 in Sandusky County, Ohio to James Carter
Died 10 November 1908 in Bellevue, Sandusky County, Ohio
6.FamilyJames Rhoades
Born ca. 1836 in New York
7.FamilyMaria Rhoades
Born ca. 1838 in Ohio
8.FamilyCharles Rhoades
Born ca. 1840 in Ohio
9.FamilyHenry Rhoades
Born ca. 1848 in Ohio


  1. Email from Mary Fetter to Lee Gazlay, various dates in April and June 2013. The emails include as attachments 18 pages of hand-written family history notes containing the names, birth, marriage and death dates and places, primarily centered around the ancestors and descendants of Carl Adolph Hildebrand (1886-1965) and his wife Maria Elizabeth Gazlay (1883-1973). The pages include surnames Gazlay, Hildebrand, Rhoades, Morgan, Zehner, and Fetter, among many other surnames. The information in these pages matches the same information found in other (primarily public) records, so is considered highly reliable.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, Ohio, Medina County, Guilford, Page 292, family of Elias Rhodes Sen. (57, Mass., farmer); Phebe Rhodes (51, N.Y.); Samuel Rhodes (24, N.Y., daguereotypist); Gideon Rhodes (22, N.Y., laborer); Mary Rhodes (19, N.Y.); Phebe Rhodes (17, N.Y.); James Rhodes (14, N.Y.), Maria Rhodes (12, O[hio]); Charles Rhodes (10, O[hio]); Henry Rhodes (2, O[hil]). They are living next door to the family of Elias Rhodes Jr. (28, N.Y., daguereotypist); Elizabeth Rhodes (24, O[hio]); Phebe Rhodes (5, O[hio]); Orpha Rhodes (3, O[hio]).
  3. Obituary Index, Ohio Obituary Index, available at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center (website); Elias Rhoades, Sr., died 12/11/1874 in Clyde, Ohio, age 80.