Rhead Ancestors

The Rhead family is difficult to research because the name has been misspelled on census records and various other documents. (Click here for the history of the name.) It has been spelled as: Read, Reed, Reid, Ried, Reede and, on the 1830 census for Ontario County, New York, Rhea. Because there are families with these surnames, it is challenging to differentiate between the Rhead's and other families.

Paul and Joni Lerum sent me documents they got at the Westland Historical Society in Wayne County, Michigan that indicate Robert Rhead (b. 1770-1780) was the son of Jacob Rhead, who was the son of Robert Rhead (d. 1770). This information was obtained from Roland F. Rhead and Royena Hornbeck Tice. It is intriguing and when I look at the children of Robert Rhead (b. 1770-1780), it makes sense as Jacob is the first born son and tradition dictated the first born son be named after the father's father. All this time I've looked at the names and never noticed it before. I have also found information on a website, Multer.com, that indicates Robert Rhead, Jr., (who died in 1810) only had two sons: Oliver and Aaron. So it would seem that Jacob Rhead was the father of Robert Rhead (1770-1780 to 1830-1840). I am still looking for information on Jacob and his wife, Sarah Covert.

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Generation No. 1

ROBERT RHEADE was born unknown and died about 1718 in New York. He married ABIGAIL BAILEY, February 19, 1704/05, daughter of NICHOLAS BAILEY and MARGARET.

Child of ROBERT RHEADE and ABIGAIL BAILEY is:

  1. ROBERT RHEAD, b. between 1706-1710, New York; d. between 1757-1759

Generation No. 2

ROBERT RHEAD (ROBERT RHEADE1) was born between 1706-1710 in New York and died 1770 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. His will was proved September 18, 1770. He married JANE ARCHER about 1747 in Eastchester, Bronx County, New York, daughter of JOHN ARCHER III and ELIZABETH VALENTINE. She was born about 1724 in New York and died 1793 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Notes for ROBERT RHEAD
Was bound as an orphan to Henry Fowler, June 4, 1718. Unknown if he had any brothers or sisters.

Notes for JANE ARCHER
The following was found on The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society eLibrary:
"P. 146: Jane Rhead, of Yonkers, widow, dec'd. int.; Letters granted Robert Rhead of Yonkers, Jan. 18, 1794."

Children of ROBERT RHEAD and JANE ARCHER are:

  1. ROBERT RHEAD, JR., b. June 30, 1748; d. January 16, 1810; Living in Yonkers, NY in 1790
  2. ARCHER RHEAD, b. 1752; d. May 29, 1833, Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York
  3. JACOB RHEAD, b. 1752-1758; d. May 31, 1838; m. SARAH COVERT about 1779, Westchester County, New York
  4. ISAAC RHEAD, b. between 1756 - 1770; d. before 1800; Living in Mount Pleasant, NY in 1790
  5. JOHN RHEAD, b. between 1760-1770, d. after 1830, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  6. PHEBE RHEAD
  7. ELIZABETH RHEAD
  8. JANE RHEAD

Generation No. 3

JACOB RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD2) was born born between 1752-1758 in Westchester County, New York and died May 31, 1838 in New York. He married SARAH COVERT, believed to be the daughter of ELISHA COVERT and MARTHA GEDNEY. She was born about 1755 and died after 1810 in Dutchess County, New York

Notes for JACOB RHEAD
1777 wasn't a good year to be out and about as my gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather discovered. Click here to discover why.

Children of JACOB RHEAD and SARAH COVERT are:

  1. ROBERT RHEAD, b. between 1770-1780, Dutchess County, New York; d. 1830-1840, New York
  2. ELI RHEAD, b. 1766-1784, Dutchess County, New York
  3. STEPHEN RHEAD, b. 1766-1784, Dutchess County, New York

ROBERT RHEAD, JR. (ROBERT RHEAD2) was born June 30, 1748 in New York and died January 16, 1810 in Westchester County, New York. He married MARY ARCHER, daughter of RICHARD ARCHER and SARAH VALENTINE. She was born December 31, 1758 and died January 20, 1835 in Westchester County, New York.

Notes for ROBERT RHEAD, JR.
He is buried in St. John's Cemetery, located in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Robert is mentioned in an article about his younger brother, Archer, in, "The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant." Click here to read the article.

On the 1790 census, ROBERT is shown with 3 males over 16 yrs., 1 male under 16 yrs. and 5 females. Robert is one of the males over 16 so that would leave him with 3 sons - OLIVER and two unknown. His wife, MARY, is one of the females and his mother, Jane, is still alive and probably living with him so that would leave him with 3 daughters. By 1800, he has another son, AARON, and another daughter. In 1800, there are 2 sons in the household and three daughters. OLIVER and AARON are the two sons but what happened to the two older sons? ROBERT only mentions two sons in his will so that must mean that the other two died before 1810. Also, there are five daughters named in his will and he refers to one of them as HANNAH ORSSER. Was HANNAH married to EDWARD ORSER? EDWARD and his wife die between 1840-1850 in Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York.

Children of ROBERT RHEAD, JR. and MARY ARCHER are:

  1. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1756-1774, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1756-1774, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. OLIVER RHEAD, b. October 5, 1782, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. HANNAH RHEAD, b. between 1785-1794, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. EDWARD ORSSER/ORSER
  5. JANE RHEAD, b. before 1790, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  6. SARAH RHEAD, b. before 1790, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. JONATHAN LAWRENCE
  7. AARON RHEAD, b. about 1793, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. between 1850-1860, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  8. ANNA RHEAD, b. Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  9. CHARLOTTE RHEAD, b. 1791, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. after 1880, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. JAMES ARCHER

ARCHER RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD2) was born 1752 in Westchester County, New York and died May 29, 1833 in Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York. He married 1) HANNAH ARCHER, daughter of JOHN ARCHER and MARY LEGGETT. She was born May 6, 1750 in probably New York and died April 10, 1812 in Westchester County, New York. He married 2) SARAH. She was born April 9, 1771 and died August 26, 1836.

Children of ARCHER RHEAD and HANNAH ARCHER are:

  1. WILLIAM RHEAD, b. between 1770-1780, Westchester County, New York
  2. JOHN RHEAD, b. between 1775-1794, Westchester County, New York
  3. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1775-1784, Westchester County, New York
  4. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1785-1790, Westchester County, New York
  5. SAMUEL RHEAD, b. 1790-1800, Westchester County, New York
  6. UNKNOWN SON, b. 1790-1800, Westchester County, New York

Generation No. 4

ROBERT RHEAD (JACOB RHEAD3) was born between 1770 - 1780 in Dutchess County, New York. He died between 1830 - 1840 in Phelps, Ontario County, New York. He married ELIZABETH. She was born in 1781 and died August 2, 1830 in Phelps, Ontario County, New York.
I'm still working on this "missing link." One clue I have to go on is an article about BENJAMIN V. HORNBECK, who married PHOEBE RHEAD. (Click here to read the article.) The story mentions BENJAMIN marrying PHOEBE, daughter of ROBERT RHEAD and leaving her at her brother's house in Plymouth, Michigan. PHOEBE is a sister of ROBERT D. and ADEN, so therefore, ROBERT RHEAD is the father of these three people. (It appears that PHOEBE names her third son, ADEN, after her brother.) Another clue is the ROBERT RHEAD mentioned in Military Minutes of the Council of Appointment of the State of New York, 1783-1821. ROBERT is listed as a captain in Lieutenant Colonel John Gallup's regiment for Albany County in 1812; ROBERT RHEAD, JR. dies in 1810 so this must be his nephew. Albany County is another clue because the article about DEWEY W. RHEAD mentions his father, ROBERT D. RHEAD, being born in Albany, New York in 1818.

Notes for ROBERT RHEAD
Ontario County Records and Archives show that ROBERT RHEAD sold land to ISAAC M. NORTON in 1835. ROBERT'S son, ROBERT D. RHEAD, moves to Michigan in 1836 so is the land sold by father or son? ROBERT D. RHEAD would have been 18 years old in 1835 so he probably hadn't acquired any land yet. It must have been sold by the elder RHEAD. I had thought ROBERT RHEAD, SR. died in 1835 and ROBERT D. RHEAD sold the land his father had been living on in preparation for the move to Michigan. But I now suspect the elder RHEAD might have died between 1850-1860. The 1850 census for Phelps, Ontario County, New York shows a ROBERT REED, b. 1780, living with PHEBE CUNNINGHAM, b. 1796. This ROBERT disappears by 1860 and, in that year, PHEBE CUNNINGHAM is living in St. Joseph County, Michigan with H. S. WHITING. Please note that this is speculation on my part and I haven't been able to find out anything about PHEBE CUNNINGHAM or H. S. WHITING.

Children of ROBERT RHEAD and ELIZABETH are:

  1. JACOB RHEAD, b. May 19, 1805, New York; d. August 12, 1891
  2. WILLIAM E. RHEAD, b. 1807, New York
  3. ELIZABETH RHEAD, b. September 15, 1809
  4. FANNY RHEAD, b. between 1800-1810; m. WILLIAM F. BAKER
  5. ADEN RHEAD, b. February 12, 1812, New York; d. September 26, 1874
  6. PHOEBE RHEAD, b. January 7, 1815, New York; d. October 25, 1869
  7. UNKNOWN SON, b. about 1816, New York
  8. ROBERT D. RHEAD, b. May 7, 1817, Albany, New York; d. October 22, 1898, Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan
  9. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1815-1820, New York
  10. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1825-1830, New York

AARON RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD, JR.3) was born about 1793 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died after July, 1860 in Westchester County, New York. He married ELIZABETH LYNT, daughter of ISAAC LYNT and ELIZABETH WILLSEA/WILSEA/WILTSE. She was born November 23, 1798 and died December 4, 1859 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Notes for AARON RHEAD and ELIZABETH LYNT
They are buried in St. John's Cemetery, located in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Children of AARON RHEAD and ELIZABETH LYNT are:

  1. EUPHEMIA RHEAD, b. 1820, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; m. THOMAS SMITH
  2. JAMES RHEAD, b. 1825, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. MARY A. RHEAD, b. January, 1826, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. aft. 1910; m. JOHN ARCHER
  4. JACKSON RHEAD, b. 1829, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  5. JOANNA RHEAD, b. 1833, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  6. WILLIAM L. RHEAD, b. 1835, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

OLIVER RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD, JR.3) was born October 5, 1782 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died June 22, 1859 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married MARY FOWLER, daughter of VINCENT FOWLER and DOROTHY VALENTINE. She was born November 17, 1776 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died October 17, 1861 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. (Mary was living with her son, Benjamin, at the time of her death.)

Notes for OLIVER RHEAD:
A brief story is told in Biographical History of Westchester County, New York regarding Oliver Rhead.
He is buried in St. John's Cemetery, located in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Children of OLIVER RHEAD and MARY FOWLER are:

  1. ABRAHAM F. RHEAD, b. October 17, 1808; d. April 24, 1855
  2. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1810 - 1820
  3. BENJAMIN RHEAD, b. 1816; d. July, 1861; m. JANE QUIN
  4. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1815 - 1820
  5. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1820 - 1825

CHARLOTTE RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD, JR.3) was born about 1791 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died after 1880 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. She married JAMES ARCHER, son of BENJAMIN ARCHER. He was born about 1786 in New York and died between 1870-1880 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Children of CHARLOTTE RHEAD and JAMES ARCHER are:

  1. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1815-1820, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  2. JAMES ARCHER, b. 1823, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. WILLIAM ARCHER, b. about 1825, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York

JACOB RHEAD was born 1786 in New York and died September 29, 1853 in Colchester, Delaware County, New York. He married MARGARET/SALLY GREGORY. She was born 1787 in New York and died unknown.

Notes for JACOB RHEAD:
I'm not sure who Jacob's father was but I've decided to include him because I do believe he belongs with the Rheads listed here. His father could have been JACOB RHEAD (Generation No. 4) or ARCHER RHEAD (Generation No. 4). JACOB is living next door to JOHN H. GREGORY in 1810 (Colchester) and I suspect JOHN H. GREGORY was married to a RHEAD. If he was, then his wife could very well have been JACOB'S sister.

Children of JACOB RHEAD and MARGARET/SALLY are:

  1. GEORGE W. RHEAD, b. 1809, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  2. SUSANNA RHEAD, b. 1810, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; d. January 4, 1897, Downsville, Delaware County, New York; m. John Merritt
  3. OLIVER RHEAD, b. 1811, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  4. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. 1815-1820, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  5. SARAH CATHERINE RHEAD, b. 1823, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; m. THOMAS DAVIDSON
  6. JACOB C. RHEAD, JR., b. 1826, Colchester, Delaware County, New York

Generation No. 5

ADEN RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD4) was born January 23, 1812 in Albany County, New York and died September 6, 1874 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan. He is buried in Newburgh Cemetery, located in Livonia. He married (1) EXPERIENCE before 1832 in Ontario County, New York. He married (2) MELVINA WILSEY, March 12, 1846 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan, daughter of ABRAHAM WILSEY. She was born July 26, 1829 and died November 26, 1858 and is buried next to ADEN. He married (3) SARAH ELIZABETH SHELDON, June 8, 1868. She was born 1834 in New York and died unknown.

Notes for ADEN RHEAD
For quite some time, on my home page, I had asked for donations to buy grave markers for ADEN and his son, GEORGE. I found this photo of ADEN'S broken tombstone so he clearly has a grave marker even if it is broken. At the time, the photo I had posted on my home page didn't show any grave marker at all so clearly the person who contributed the photo just had the wrong location for the grave.

Aden moved to Michigan in 1836 with his brother, Robert D. Rhead. Aden and Robert purchased land in Wayne County, Michigan and proceeded to improve the property. Aden eventually sold his interest in the land to Robert. Aden died in Wayne County and his first born son, Truman, eventually moved to Wisconsin while Robert's descendants stayed in Michigan where, I believe, they remain today. Aden had three sons, Charles, George and Frank, by his second wife, Melvina. George died young.

Child of ADEN RHEAD and EXPERIENCE is:

  1. TRUMAN RHEAD, b. March 26, 1832, Phelps, Ontario County, New York; d. October 30, 1899, Garden Valley, Wisconsin

Children of ADEN RHEAD and MELVINA WILSEY are:

  1. CHARLES PERRY RHEAD, b. January 6, 1847; d. April 17, 1916, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan
  2. GEORGE E. RHEAD, b. April 25, 1850; d. May 21, 1856
  3. FRANK RHEAD, b. June 25, 1852; d. April 30, 1915, Toledo, Ohio

ELIZABETH RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD4) was born September 9, 1809 in New York and died October 28, 1859 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan. She married ANDREW C. BROWN, son of RUBEN BROWN and ROSANNAH SHERWOOD. He was born July 30, 1803 in Otsego County, New York and died October 6, 1854 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan. Both ELIZABETH and ANDREW are buried in Newburgh Cemetery in Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan.

Notes for ELIZABETH RHEAD
After ELIZABETH died in 1859, the BROWN children went to live with their uncle, ADEN RHEAD. They can be located on the 1860 census for Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan in his household. In 1870, ANDREW and OLIVE ADELIA are living with their sister, ELIZABETH, and her husband, LORENZO HIX.

On the Find A Grave website, there is a listing for ANDREW CASS BROWN showing a birth date of "Unknown" and a death date of February 17, 1857. According to this listing, there isn't a marker on a grave but the information has this person buried in the Newburgh Cemetery in Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan. This info has the deceased as being 3 yrs., 7 mos., 4 days, at the time of death. However, ANDREW is on the 1860 census, showing as 5 yrs. old and he's on the 1870 census showing as 15 years old, living with his sisters, ELIZABETH and OLIVE. Obviously the listing on the Find A Grave website is wrong and ANDREW didn't die in 1857. I had also thought that there could have possibly been two ANDREW'S and one died but I now believe that there was always just the one ANDREW.

Children of ELIZABETH RHEAD and ANDREW C. BROWN are:

  1. ELIZABETH ANN BROWN, b. 1842, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan; d. January, 1888; m. LORENZO HIX
  2. OLIVE ADELIA BROWN, b. 1852, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan; m. HALL
  3. ANDREW CASS BROWN, b. 1854, Wayne County, Michigan

ROBERT D. RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD4) was born May 7, 1817 in Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York and died October 22, 1898 in Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan. He married (1) ADELIA E. KINYON, January 1, 1844. She was born November 8, 1814 in New York and died May 4, 1862 in Michigan. He married (2) JANE ROBINSON PITTS, daughter of WILLIAM ROBINSON and CATHERINE, January 10, 1864 in Michigan. JANE was born April 24, 1830 in New York and died February 18, 1911 in Michigan. Her first husband was PHILIP L. PITTS with whom she had three children: JOHN PITTS (b. 1847), JAMES WILLIAM PITTS (b. 1849) and CATHERINE "KATE" PITTS (b. July 1852). PHILIP died before 1860.

Notes for ROBERT D. RHEAD:
According to the biographical information written about DEWEY W. RHEAD in Memoirs of Lenawee County, Michigan, ROBERT only had two children with ADELIA. Those two children were WILLIAM and ARVILLA. However, they had a second son, PETER, who died in 1852, long before the biography for DEWEY was written. The mystery is on the 1850 census which shows a female named LAURA J. who is 16 years old and living with ROBERT and ADELIA. ROBERT wasn't old enough to father a 16-year-old, so who is she? She could possibly be a young sister of ROBERT'S or a niece. No further mention is made of her and she isn't shown with Robert's family on the 1860 census. There is a Laura J. who married Erastus E. Glass and I believe this may be Laura J. Rhead. Erastus and Laura are shown on the 1860 census for Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan. (Erastus was the son of Enoch Glass and Amanda.) Laura J. Rhead marrying Erastus Glass is just speculation on my part. I don't have any proof, just a gut feeling.

Notes for JANE ROBINSON PITTS:
According to the 1910 census for Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan, JANE had three children but only two are living. DEWEY RHEAD and WILLIAM PITTS are both shown on the 1910 census. KATE PITTS-WILLIAMS is shown on the 1900 census as being a sister to DEWEY but can't be located in 1910 so she must have died between 1900-1910. Also living in the household in 1900 is an 18-year-old female named MAUD WILLIAMS, probably KATE'S daughter. Again, according to the 1910 census, JANE had three children; but I believe she actually had four. On the 1850 census for Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan; Philip L. PITTS and JANE are shown with two sons, JOHN (2 yrs.) and JAMES (1 yr.). In 1860, JANE is living with her parents in Canton, Wayne County, Michigan and has two children, JAMES W. (8 yrs.) and CATHERINE (6 yrs.). I've concluded that the JAMES W(ILLIAM). shown in 1860 is actually WILLIAM PITTS and that CATHERINE is actually KATE. But what happened to JOHN? I'm guessing he died between 1850-1860 but why JANE neglected to mention she had four children with two still living in 1910 is a mystery.

Children of ROBERT D. RHEAD and ADELIA E. KINYON are:

  1. WILLIAM D. RHEAD, b. October 28, 1844, Michigan; d. October 30, 1916
  2. PETER RHEAD, b. January 10, 1851, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan; d. September 7, 1852, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan
  3. ARVILLA C. RHEAD, b. September 7, 1853/55, Michigan

Child of ROBERT D. RHEAD and JANE ROBINSON PITTS is:

  1. DEWEY W. RHEAD, b. February 2, 1869, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan

PHOEBE RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD4) was born January 7, 1815 in Albany County, New York and died October 25, 1870 in Morenci, Lenawee County, Michigan. She married BENJAMIN V. HORNBECK, February 14, 1833 in Ontario County, New York, son of JAMES HORNBECK and ELIZABETH DeWITT. He was born December 21, 1808 in Milford, Sussex County, New Jersey and died April 30, 1893 in Morenci, Lenawee County, Michigan.

Children of PHOEBE RHEAD and BENJAMIN V. HORNBECK are:

  1. JAMES HORNBECK, b. July 22, 1836
  2. ELIZABETH HORNBECK, b. July 19, 1838
  3. JUDSON HORNBECK, b. November 5, 1840
  4. ADEN HORNBECK b. January 14, 1843; d. after 1920; m. MARIA BECKWITH
  5. ANNA HORNBECK, b. 1844
  6. BENJAMIN HORNBECK, b. June 16, 1845
  7. LEWIS HORNBECK, b. October 1847
  8. EMMA HORNBECK, b. 1856; m. WILFORD BAKER
  9. JENNIE HORNBECK, b. 1859

JACOB RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD4) was born May 19, 1805 in Albany County, New York and died August 12, 1891 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan. He married KATHERINE RAYMER in 1828/29 in New York. She was born July 19, 1807 in New York and died September 15, 1894 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan.

Children of JACOB RHEAD and KATHERINE RAYMER are:

  1. MARY ELIZABETH RHEAD, b. December 13, 1829, New York; d. January 7, 1831
  2. HENRY L. RHEAD, b. December 5, 1830, Ontario County, New York; d. 1910; m. Ellia, b. 1837; d. 1916
  3. SARAH JANE RHEAD, b. July 17, 1833, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan
  4. JOHN RHEAD, b. October 22, 1835, Michigan; d. October 20, 1918, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan
  5. HARRIET RHEAD, b. April 29, 1838, Michigan
  6. JACOB J. RHEAD, b. October 19, 1840, Michigan; d. 1925, Michigan
  7. ROBERT OLIVER RHEAD, b. November 5, 1842, Michigan
  8. BENJAMIN J. RHEAD, b. April 5, 1847, Michigan; d. July 5, 1930, Wayne County, Michigan

WILLIAM E. RHEAD (ROBERT RHEAD4) was born 1807 in New York and died before 1880 in Michigan. He married ELIZABETH, 1843/44 in Wayne County, Michigan. She was born 1822 in New York and died unknown.

Children of WILLIAM E. RHEAD and ELIZABETH are:

  1. CHARLES P. RHEAD, b. 1844, Michigan
  2. JAMES RHEAD, b. 1846, Michigan
  3. SARAH RHEAD, b. 1848, Michigan

JAMES RHEAD (AARON RHEAD4) was born 1825 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died after 1880 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married SARAH. She was born 1829 in Ireland and died between 1865 - 1870 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.

Children of JAMES RHEAD and SARAH are:

  1. AARON DAVID RHEAD, b. August, 1850, Westchester County, New York
  2. JOHANNA RHEAD, b. 1853, Westchester County, New York
  3. MARY E. RHEAD, b. 1856, Westchester County, New York; d. before 1870, Westchester County, New York
  4. EUPHEMIA/PHEBE RHEAD, b. 1863, Westchester County, New York
  5. JOHN J. RHEAD, b. August 1864, Westchester County, New York; d. before 1920, New York County, New York

JACKSON RHEAD (AARON RHEAD4) was born 1829 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died before 1900 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He married JANE about 1853 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. She was born July, 1821 in Ireland and died between 1900-1910.

Children of JACKSON RHEAD and JANE are:

  1. EDWARD RHEAD, b. February, 1857, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. after 1930
  2. SARAH RHEAD, b. 1858, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  3. MARGARET RHEAD, b. 1859, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  4. KATHERINE "KATE" RHEAD, b. 1861, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  5. MATILDA RHEAD, b. 1862, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  6. ARMENNIA RHEAD, b. 1865, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
  7. ANDREW J. RHEAD, b. August, 1867, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. before 1920; m. CATHERINE, b. 1874, New York
  8. WILLIAM RHEAD, b. November, 1872, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. before 1900

GEORGE W. RHEAD (JACOB RHEAD4) was born in July 23, 1809 in Colchester, Delaware County, New York and died November 12, 1878 in Delaware County, New York. He married ELIZABETH "BETSEY" HAWKS on August 22, 1829, daughter of HORACE HAWKS and HANNAH. She was born May 2, 1812 in New York and died after 1880 in Delaware County, New York.

Child of GEORGE W. RHEAD and ELIZABETH "BETSEY" HAWKS is:

  1. MARY ALICE RHEAD, b. 1834, Delaware County, New York
  2. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. 1836, Delaware County, New York; d. before 1850
  3. SARAH ANN RHEAD, b. 1838, Delaware County, New York; m. Joshua Seacord
  4. IDA FATINA RHEAD, b. June 16, 1843, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. 1914, Delaware County, New York; m. GEORGE E. MERRITT
  5. AMELIA R. RHEAD, b. 1849, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. July 8, 1850, Hancock, Delaware County, New York
  6. HANNAH RHEAD, b. 1849, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. July 11, 1850, Hancock, Delaware County, New York
  7. JAMES W. RHEAD, b. 1853, Hancock, Delaware County, New York

SUSANNA RHEAD (JACOB RHEAD4) was born in 1810 in Colchester, Delaware County, New York and died January 4, 1897 in Downsville, Delaware County, New York. She married JOHN MERRITT about 1835. He was born September 6, 1807 in Sullivan County, New York and died April 1, 1882 in Delaware County, New York.

Children of SUSANNA RHEAD and JOHN MERRITT are:

  1. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1830-1835, Delaware County, New York
  2. GEORGE E. MERRITT, b. August 18, 1836, Trout Brook, Delaware County, New York; d. 1905, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; m. IDA FATINA RHEAD
  3. SARAH E. MERRITT, b. 1839, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  4. AMANDA M. MERRITT, b. 1841, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  5. JOHN G. MERRITT, b. 1844, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  6. CHARLES O. MERRITT, b. September 21, 1846, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  7. ANTOINETTE M. MERRITT, b. December 11, 1849, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  8. FRANCES A. MERRITT, b. 1849, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  9. ANNA S. MERRITT, b. February 13, 1851, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  10. JAMES DARWIN MERRITT, b. November 2, 1850, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  11. ELIZABETH MERRITT, b. 1852, Colchester, Delaware County, New York

SARAH CATHERINE RHEAD (JACOB RHEAD4) was born 1823 in Colchester, Delaware County, New York and died before 1900 in Rockland, Sullivan County, New York. She married THOMAS DAVIDSON about 1849 in New York, son of WILLIAM DAVIDSON and REBECCA. He was born January, 1819 in New York and died between 1900-1910 in Rockland, Sullivan County, New York.

Children of SARAH CATHERINE RHEAD and THOMAS DAVIDSON are:

  1. ADELIA DAVIDSON, b. 1850, Rockland, Sullivan County, New York
  2. JAY DAVIDSON, b. 1855, Rockland, Sullivan County, New York
  3. ORRELIA DAVIDSON, b. 1859, Rockland, Sullivan County, New York
  4. ALICE DAVIDSON, b. 1863, Rockland, Sullivan County, New York
  5. MURETTA DAVIDSON, b. 1867, Rockland, Sullivan County, New York

JACOB C. RHEAD, JR. (JACOB RHEAD4) was born 1826 in New York and died March 16, 1885 in Colchester, Delaware County, New York. JACOB is buried in Paige Cemetery in Delaware County, New York. He married JULIA A. LOWN, daughter of HERMAN LOWN and HARRIET HART. She was born August, 1827 in New York and died September, 1905.

Notes for JACOB C. RHEAD, JR.:
On the 1850 census, Jacob's father is listed as Jacob (55) and his mother's name is listed as Margaret (50), and there is a 6 yr. old boy named Oliver living in the household. On the 1860 census, Sally Rhead (73) and Oliver (47) are living next to Jacob. Jacob's father died in 1853 so he wouldn't be listed but Jacob's mother is now listed as Sally. The 1860 census seems to have the accurate information as far as ages are concerned but I'm not sure which name is correct - Margaret or Sally.

Children of JACOB RHEAD, JR. and JULIA A. LOWN are:

  1. AGNES RHEAD, b. 1847, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; d. between 1850-1860, Delaware County New York
  2. CLARA RHEAD, b. 1850, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; m. A. BYRON SPRAGUE
  3. GEORGE RHEAD, b. between 1852-1857, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; d. August 20, 1857, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  4. GEORGIA MARIE RHEAD, b. April 1859, Colchester, Delaware County, New York (school teacher, never married)
  5. HERMAN J. RHEAD, b. 1862, Colchester, Delaware County, New York

Generation No. 6

TRUMAN R. RHEAD (ADEN RHEAD5) was born March 26, 1832 in Phelps, Ontario County, New York and died October 30, 1899 in Garden Valley, Wisconsin. He married PHEBE KATHARINE GREGORY October 12, 1856 in Wayne County, Michigan, daughter of HAMILTON GREGORY and ANN ELIZA FULLER. She was born December 20, 1839 in Colchester, Delaware County, New York and died February 28, 1915 in Garden Valley, Wisconsin. Click here to see a map of 1901 Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin (PDF format).

Notes for TRUMAN R. RHEAD
Click here to view Truman's grave marker. It also lists Katherine and three of his sons.

Truman was working as an ax man for a survey crew in June, 1852, in Iron County, Michigan. I believe the purpose of an ax man was to clear the bush for the surveyor.

There is a Civil War Registration for Truman that shows he registered for military duty in June, 1863. I don't know if he served in the Civil War or not but it does prove he was living in Wayne County, Michigan in 1863. Thank you Lynda Lerum for finding this for me!

A picture of the Truman Rhead family


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Children of TRUMAN R. RHEAD and PHEBE KATHARINE GREGORY are:

  1. IRVIN ADEN RHEAD, b. July 31, 1861, Michigan; d. September 10, 1943
  2. JOHN HARVEY RHEAD, b. January 5, 1864, Michigan; d. January 20, 1937, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
  3. CORA MAY RHEAD, b. August 1865, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. August 1, 1920; m. ORVIS E. BURNETT
  4. HILLARD T. RHEAD, b. May 8, 1868, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. January 21, 1932 Eau Claire, Wisconsin; m. NELLIE KARINE LANNING
  5. ELIZABETH RHEAD, b. 1869, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. 1929; m. FRED E. DUNN
  6. AMANDA RHEAD, b. October 29, 1870, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. November 29, 1924, Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin; m. ELLSWORTH DUXBURY
  7. SIDNEY TRUMAN RHEAD, b. July 25, 1872, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. May 18, 1940; m. LINDA MAY HENDERSON, March 1, 1899, Merrillan, Jackson County, Wisconsin
  8. LEE D. RHEAD, b. June 6, 1875, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. 1908; m. AGNES LOWE
  9. ALBERTIE RHEAD, b. April 1876, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; m. (1) AUGUST C. HELWIG; (2) OLAF GEORGE AMUNDSON
  10. HARRIETT E. RHEAD, b. February 1878, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. 1920; m. GEORGE DUNN
  11. FANNIE CASSIE RHEAD, b. September 1879, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. 1936; m. FRED DUNN, b. 1875, Garden Valley, Wisconsin
  12. WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD, April 15, 1881, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. July 22, 1953, Janesville, Wisconsin; m. Flora Mae Endicott
  13. HUGH RHEAD, b. March 10, 1882, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Accidentally shot and killed in a hunting accident, February 25, 1900. Click here to see the obit for Hugh that was printed in the Badger State Banner. (PDF format). Click here to see the Death Record for Hugh. (PDF format). Thanks to Lynda Lerum for finding this info!

CHARLES PERRY RHEAD (ADEN RHEAD5) was born January 6, 1847 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan and died April 17, 1916 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. He married MAHALA WALKER July 23, 1891 in Lapeer County, Michigan, daughter of CHARLES AUGUSTUS WALKER and ANNA DENEEN. She was born May 1, 1859 in Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan and died July 24, 1941 in Caledonia, Michigan. CHARLES and MAHALA are both buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.

Children of CHARLES PERRY RHEAD and MAHALA WALKER are:

  1. CLIFTON PERRY RHEAD, b. November 24, 1893, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
  2. LUCILLE FLORENCE RHEAD, b. June 20, 1898, Lapeer County, Michigan; m. HERMAN B. HALE

FRANK RHEAD (ADEN RHEAD5) was born June 25, 1852 in Michigan and died April 30, 1915 in Toledo, Ohio. He married EDITH BROWN. She was born March 11, 1857 in Michigan and died April 25, 1946. FRANK and EDITH are buried in Riverside Cemetery at Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan.

Children of FRANK RHEAD and EDITH BROWN are:

  1. MABEL RHEAD, b. February 27, 1884; d. August 23, 1884
  2. HARRY ADEN RHEAD, b. December 7, 1886, Lapeer County, Michigan
  3. UNKNOWN RHEAD, b. between 1887 - 1894; d. before 1900
  4. RONALD D. RHEAD, b. November 2, 1895, Lapeer County, Michigan; m. KATE A. LINCOLN, October 2, 1920

WILLIAM D. RHEAD (ROBERT D. RHEAD5) was born 1844 in Wayne County, Michigan and died 1916. He married CORINTHA G., 1876 in Michigan. She was born April 1854 in Michigan and died 1937. WILLIAM and CORINTHA are buried in Riverside Cemetery at Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan.

Child of WILLIAM D. RHEAD and CORINTHA G. is:

  1. KURT W. RHEAD, b. May 1879, Michigan; d. 1936; m. 1) UNKNOWN; 2) ANNETTE V.

DEWEY W. RHEAD (ROBERT D. RHEAD5) was born February 2, 1869 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan and died December 5, 1912 in Michigan. He married ANNA MAE CORSER, August 28, 1901 in Michigan, daughter of GEORGE W. CORSER and METTIE BRYANT. She was born March 30, 1875 in Michigan and died February 1, 1957.

Child of DEWEY W. RHEAD and ANNA MAE CORSER is:

  1. ROBERT GEORGE RHEAD, b. April 17, 1903, Michigan; d. September 9, 1937, Almanza, Spain (radio expert in Abraham Lincoln Battalion)
  2. DONALD CORSER RHEAD, b. August 16, 1911, Michigan; d. June 20, 2006

HENRY L. RHEAD (JACOB RHEAD5) was born December 5, 1830 in New York and died May 18, 1910 in Wayne County, Michigan. He married ELLIS in 1853 in Wayne County, Michigan. She was born January 9, 1837 in Michigan and died 1916 in Wayne County, Michigan.

Notes for HENRY L. RHEAD:
Both HENRY and ELLIS are buried in Newburgh Cemetery, located in Wayne County, Michigan.

Children of HENRY L. RHEAD and ELLIS are:

  1. JOHN WILLIAM RHEAD, b. May 5, 1855, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan; d. January 17, 1938, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan
  2. RUBA RHEAD, b. 1859, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan

JACOB J. RHEAD (JACOB RHEAD5) was born October 19, 1840 in Wayne County, Michigan and died 1925 in Michigan. He married 1) ELLA E. JACKSON, February 21, 1869 in Wayne County, Michigan. She was born 1852 in Michigan and died 1898 in Michigan. I don't believe JACOB and ELLA had any children. They are buried at Newburgh Cemetery, located in Wayne County, Michigan. He married 2) PHOEBE L. SMITH JOHNSON BAUER in 1902 in Wayne County, Michigan, daughter of EBENEZER SMITH. It doesn't appear that JACOB and PHOEBE were married very long because on the 1910 census they are living apart. She was born March 1, 1853 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan and died October 22, 1944 in Wayne County, Michigan. PHOEBE'S first husband was WILLIAM JOHNSON and her second husband was CHARLES BAUER.

ROBERT OLIVER RHEAD (JACOB RHEAD5) was born November 5, 1842 in Michigan and died before 1920. He married ANTHA O. BEDELL, July 17, 1864, in Wayne County, Michigan. She was born July, 1848, in Michigan and died unknown.

Child of ROBERT OLIVER RHEAD and ANTHA O. BEDELL is:

  1. MAY LYDA RHEAD, b. June 1870, Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan

BENJAMIN J. RHEAD (JACOB RHEAD5) was born April 5, 1847 in Michigan and died July 15, 1930 in Michigan. BENJAMIN was a private in Co. E of the 16th Michigan Infantry during the Civil War and served from February 2, 1864 until his discharge on February 29, 1865. According to Army records, BENJAMIN contracted chronic diarrhea and pleurisy in May, 1864 near Culpepper, Virginia. His Army Certificate of Disability for Discharge states that he is being released because of tuberculosis. To my knowledge, BENJAMIN never married.

AARON DAVID RHEAD (JAMES RHEAD5) was born August 6, 1850 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York and died 1921 in Manhattan, New York. He married MARGARET ELIZABETH GREER about 1880 in New York. She was born July, 1856 in Ireland and died unknown.

Notes for MARGARET ELIZABETH GREER
The 1900 census shows MARGARET had 5 children with 2 living.

Children of AARON DAVID RHEAD and MARGARET ELIZABETH GREER are:

  1. UNKNOWN CHILD, b. 1881/82, Westchester County, New York; d. before 1900, New York
  2. WILLIAM ARCHER RHEAD, b. October 15, 1883, Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York; d. October 14, 1933, Manhattan, New York County, New York; m. RACHEL CLARA HAWLEY
  3. BERTHA M. RHEAD, b. December 1884, New York
  4. UNKNOWN CHILD, b. 1885 or after; d. before 1900
  5. UNKNOWN CHILD, b. after 1885; d. before 1900

MARY E. RHEAD (JAMES RHEAD5) was born September, 1856 in Westchester County, New York and died before 1920. She married JOHN J. MITCHELL about 1879 in New York. He was born February, 1850 in Ireland and died between 1920-1930.

Children of MARY E. RHEAD and JOHN J. MITCHELL are:

  1. ERNEST H. MITCHELL, b. May, 1880, Manhattan, New York County, New York; d. before 1900
  2. ETHEL M. MITCHELL, b. August, 1882, Manhattan, New York County, New York
  3. HELEN F. MITCHELL, b. March, 1885, Manhattan, New York County, New York
  4. FLORENCE G. MITCHELL, b. September, 1886, Manhattan, New York County, New York
  5. JOHN A. MITCHELL, b. January, 1888, Manhattan, New York County, New York
  6. MARIE J. MITCHELL, b. August, 1890, Manhattan, New York County, New York
  7. HARRY B. MITCHELL, b. July, 1894, Manhattan, New York County, New York

MARY ALICE RHEAD (GEORGE W. RHEAD5) was born 1834 in Delaware County, New York and died 1914 in Franklin, Delaware County, New York. She married MICHAEL PALMATIER. He was born 1820 in New York and died 1894 in Hancock, Delaware County, New York. They are buried in East Branch Cemetery in Delaware County, New York.

Notes for MARY ALICE RHEAD:
In 1910 she is living with her daughter, MARY ADA, and her husband. According to the census, MARY RHEAD had 7 children with 2 still living in 1910. Obviously one of the two living children is MARY ADA but I don't know who the other is or the death dates of the other five children who died.

Children of MARY ALICE RHEAD and MICHAEL PALMATIER are:

  1. GEORGE PALMATIER, b. 1851, Delaware County, New York
  2. ABRAM PALMATIER, b. August, 1853, Delaware County, New York
  3. MELISSA PALMATIER, b. March, 1856, Delaware County, New York
  4. IRENE PALMATIER, b. 1858, Delaware County, New York
  5. MARY ADA PALMATIER, b. 1863, Delaware County, New York; m. WILLIAM WHITNEY
  6. ELBRIDGE PALMATIER, b. 1865, Delaware County, New York
  7. JESSIE PALMATIER, b. 1868, Hancock, Delaware County, New York

SARAH ANN RHEAD (GEORGE W. RHEAD5) was born April, 1838 in Delaware County, New York and died between 1910-1920 in Hancock, Delaware County, New York. She married JOSHUA SEACORD, June 7, 1858 in Delaware County, New York, son of THOMAS A. SEACORD and CORDELIA KETCHUM. He was born February, 1835 in New York City, New York and died March 21, 1919 in Hancock, Delaware County, New York.

Notes for SARAH ANN RHEAD:
On the 1900 census for Hancock, Delaware County, New York, SARAH is shown being the mother of 10 children with 8 still living. I don't know when the 10th child was born or when he/she died.

Children of SARAH ANN RHEAD and JOSHUA SEACORD are:

  1. ADELIA SEACORD, b. 1859, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. between 1860-1870
  2. ESTHER SEACORD, b. April, 1860, Hancock, Delaware County, New York
  3. MARY SEACORD, b. 1861, Delaware County, New York
  4. GEORGE SEACORD, b. 1862, Delaware County, New York
  5. FRANK CLAYTON SEACORD, b. 1866, Delaware County, New York
  6. THOMAS SEACORD, b. 1868, Hancock, Delaware County, New York
  7. IRVING SEACORD, b. 1872, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; m. EVA
  8. FLORA SEACORD, b. 1875, Hancock, Delaware County, New York
  9. EDWARD SEACORD, b. August, 1879, Hancock, Delaware County, New York

IDA FATINA RHEAD (GEORGE W. RHEAD5) was born June 16, 1843 in Hancock, Delaware County, New York and died March 8, 1914 in Delaware County, New York. She married GEORGE E. MERRITT about 1860, son of JOHN MERRITT and SUSANNA RHEAD. He was born August 1836 in Delaware County, New York and died 1905 in Hancock, Delaware County, New York. IDA and GEORGE are buried in East Branch Cemetery, located in Hancock, Delaware County, New York. Their son, HARLAND, is also buried there.

Notes for IDA FATINA RHEAD
According to the 1900 census, IDA had 9 children, with 7 still living. I've only found the names of 8 children but there is a gap between HARRIETT and HARLAND so possibly there was a child born in that time period.

Notes for GEORGE E. MERRITT
GEORGE is the son of SUSANNA RHEAD, whose brother was GEORGE W. RHEAD, the father of IDA FATINA RHEAD. Therefore, GEORGE E. MERRITT and his wife, IDA FATINA RHEAD, were first cousins.

Children of IDA FATINA RHEAD and GEORGE E. MERRITT are:

  1. MARGARET A. MERRITT, b. December 27, 1862, Delaware County, New York; d. November 26, 1902; m. ANDREW FRANCISCO
  2. GEORGE W. MERRITT, b. October 20, 1868, Delaware County, New York; d. November 12, 1959; m. RENA M. HORTON
  3. JACOB C. MERRITT, b. September 11, 1869, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. July 10, 1934; m. MARY DELANCEY
  4. JENNIE LOUISE MERRITT, b. April 14, 1872, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. May 29, 1931, New York; m. MELVIN NORTON
  5. DECKER A. MERRITT, b. August 24, 1874, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. November 26, 1945; m. JULIA BUTLER
  6. BLAKE JOHN MERRITT, November 25, 1877, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. February 3, 1960; m. ELMA MAE ROBINSON
  7. HARRIETT F. MERRITT, December 14, 1879, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. January 24, 1939; m. HERBERT ABEL SPRAGUE
  8. UNKNOWN MERRITT, b. between 1880-1885
  9. HARLAND H. MERRITT, b. 1886, Hancock, Delaware County, New York; d. 1887, Delaware County, New York

CLARA A. RHEAD (JACOB RHEAD, JR.5) was born 1850 in Colchester, Delaware County, New York and died May 13, 1874 in Downsville, Delaware County, New York. She married ALFRED BYRON SPRAGUE about 1869 in Colchester, Delaware County, New York, son of DANIEL D. SPRAGUE and ANNA GREGORY. He was born 1845 in New York and died unknown.

Notes for CLARA A. RHEAD
It appears CLARA died as a result of childbirth as she dies in May, 1874, and her youngest child is born in 1874. I'm not sure if her daughter, LELA, survived.

Notes for ALFRED BYRON SPRAGUE
After Clara's death, it appears ALFRED married a woman named EMMA and was living in Trumbull, Farmington County, Ohio in 1880.

Children of CLARA A. RHEAD and ALFRED BYRON SPRAGUE are:

  1. BURT W. SPRAGUE, b. May, 1870, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  2. MYRTLE SPRAGUE, b. 1872, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; m. CLARENCE MULKINS, October 18, 1913, Delaware County, New York
  3. LELA B. SPRAGUE, b. 1874, Colchester, Delaware County, New York

Generation No. 7

JOHN HARVEY RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born January 5, 1864 in Michigan and died January 20, 1937 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. He married ALICE EDITH WILLIAMS about 1889, daughter of HARVEY WILLIAMS and WELTHY CARPENTER. She was born August 28, 1869 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and died April 23, 1937 in Albion, Wisconsin.

A wedding photo of John & Alice Rhead

Children of JOHN HARVEY RHEAD and ALICE EDITH WILLIAMS are:

  1. MADGE RHEAD
  2. NORMA EDITH RHEAD, b. June 13, 1891, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. December 1968, Denver, Colorado
  3. MINNIE RHEAD, b. March 1893, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. 1923; m. WILLIAM H. BILLERBECK
  4. WALTER EARL RHEAD, b. September 29, 1894, Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. July 1976, buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Jefferson County, Wisconsin; m. (1) EULALIE GOLDSMITH, April 5, 1915; (2) LIL
  5. KATHERINE W. RHEAD, b. September 20, 1899, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. January 10, 1902
  6. HUGH ELMO RHEAD, b. November 4, 1901, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. March 26, 1980, Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin
  7. ROBERT LAWRENCE RHEAD, b. April 2, 1915, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. September 3, 1976; m. KATHERINE FRANCES MITTAG

CORA MAY RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born August 1865 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died August 1, 1920, in Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin. She married ORVIS EDWIN BURNETT, October 19, 1882, in Jackson County, Wisconsin. He was born January 9, 1854, in Neosho, Dodge County, Wisconsin and died 1916 in Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin.

Children of CORA MAY RHEAD and ORVIS EDWIN BURNETT are:

  1. MINNIE BURNETT, b. February, 1885
  2. BASIL B. BURNETT, b. October 22, 1898, Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. November 6, 1963, Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin; m. HELEN KILBURG

HILLARD TIBBETS RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born May 8, 1868 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died January 21, 1932, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. He married NELLIE KARINA LANNING, November 26, 1900, in Humbird, Clark County, Wisconsin, daughter of PEDER JOHNSON LANNING and INGRID P. LUND. She was born March 3, 1878 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died November 11, 1918.

Click here to view an old photo of Hillard and one of his brothers. You couldn't pose like this today!

Notes for NELLIE KARINA LANNING:
NELLIE'S parents, PEDER LANNING and INGRID P. LUND were both born in Norway and immigrated to America in 1848. To my knowledge they are not related to the Lanning's listed on this website.

A photo of Hillard Tibbets Rhead & Nellie Karina Lanning

Children of HILLARD T. RHEAD and NELLIE KARINA LANNING are:

  1. ROSS PALMER RHEAD, b. January 6, 1902, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. October 29, 1969
  2. NIMMERD ILES RHEAD, b. April 13, 1903, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. July 10, 1982, Halverson, Menomonie County, Wisconsin
  3. BLANCHE VERLEAH RHEAD, b. September 29, 1904, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. December 28, 1984
  4. ELGIE SABENA RHEAD, b. March 31, 1906, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. January 11, 1970
  5. RUTH AMBER RHEAD, b. March 16, 1908, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. December 28, 1959
  6. ERNEST "CY" MORRIS RHEAD, b. April 1, 1911, Weaton, Clark County, Wisconsin; d. November 15, 2000, Wisconsin
  7. ALVIN CURTISS RHEAD, b. June 22, 1913; d. July 25, 1913
  8. VELMA MAREEN RHEAD, b. September 19, 1914, Spring Brook, Dunn County, Wisconsin; d. January 20, 2012, Minnesota
  9. HILLARD G. RHEAD, b. April 12, 1917; d. August 22, 1918

ELIZABETH (ALICE) RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born 1870 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died 1929 in Jackson County, Wisconsin. She married FRED E. DUNN about 1897 in Wisconsin, son of GEORGE DUNN and MARY. He was born 1875 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died 1962 in Wisconsin.

Children of ELIZABETH (ALICE) RHEAD and FRED E. DUNN are:

  1. EARL DUNN, b. 1899, Jackson County, Wisconsin
  2. HATTIE DUNN, b. 1900, Jackson County, Wisconsin

AMANDA RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born October 29, 1870 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died November 29, 1924 in Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin. She married ELLSWORTH DUXBURY, April 6, 1898, in Jackson County, Wisconsin. He was born September 5, 1864 and died May 24, 1943 in Dimondale, Eaton County, Michigan. ELLSWORTH DUXBURY was formerly married (November 9, 1890) to LUCY ALPHRETA LYON.

Children of AMANDA RHEAD and ELLSWORTH DUXBURY are:

  1. MERLIN DUXBURY, June 5, 1899
  2. WILMA M. DUXBURY, June 7, 1900
  3. HAZEL DUXBURY, October 30, 1901
  4. EDNA DUXBURY, December 2, 1902

Children of ELLSWORTH DUXBURY and LUCY ALPHRETA LYON are:

  1. RAY J. DUXBURY, b. September, 1891, Alma, Jackson County, Wisconsin
  2. SARAH E. DUXBURY, b. July, 1895, Alma, Jackson County, Wisconsin

SIDNEY TRUMAN RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born July 25, 1872 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died May 18, 1941 in Lyman County, South Dakota. He married LINDA MAY HENDERSON, March 1, 1899, in Merrillan, Jackson County, Wisconsin. She was born January 20, 1876 in Wisconsin and died December 30, 1957.

Children of SIDNEY TRUMAN RHEAD and LINDA MAY HENDERSON are:

  1. LUCILLE CATHERINE RHEAD, b. December 24, 1899, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin
  2. AMBER MARGARET RHEAD, b. January 10, 1902, Iowa
  3. LETHA ISABELLE RHEAD, b. September 6, 1904, Iowa
  4. FLOYD OLIVER RHEAD, b. December 29, 1907, South Dakota
  5. VERNON E. RHEAD, b. August 7, 1909, South Dakota; d. February 1975, Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota
  6. TRUMAN ARTHUR RHEAD, b. October 27, 1913, Iowa; d. February 1977, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  7. OLIVER PETER RHEAD, b. February 16, 1916, Iowa; d. December 17, 1956, Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota
  8. MILDRED K. RHEAD, b. December 25, 1917, Iowa; d. May 5, 1918, Iowa

LEE D. RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born June 6, 1875 in Alma Center, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died 1908 in Jackson County, Wisconsin. He married AGNES LOWE, November 29, 1905, in Jackson County, Wisconsin, daughter of JOHN LOWE and ANN. She was born April 24, 1885 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died 1970 in Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin. She is buried in Sechlerville Cemetery in Hixton.

Children of LEE D. RHEAD and AGNES LOWE are:

  1. HELEN RHEAD, b. 1907
  2. MABEL RHEAD, b. 1909 (born after her father's death); m. STANLEY JACOBUS

ALBERTIE (BERTIE) RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born April, 1876 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died after 1930. She married (1) AUGUST C. HELWIG in 1894 in Alma Center, Jackson County, Wisconsin. He was born March 1872 and died between 1898 and 1906. She married (2) OLAF GEORGE AMUNDSON in 1906 in Jackson County, Wisconsin. He was born September 23, 1879 in Wisconsin and died after 1930.

A photo of Albertie Rhead & Flora Endicott Rhead

Children of ALBERTIE (BERTIE) RHEAD and AUGUST C. HELWIG are:

  1. VERNA B. HELWIG, b. March 1895, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin
  2. TRUMAN C. HELWIG, b. June, 1896, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin
  3. NELLIE H. HELWIG, b. January 2, 1898, Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin


HARRIETT (HATTIE) RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born February 1878 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died 1920 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin. She married GEORGE DUNN about 1908 in Jackson County, Wisconsin. He was born 1878 in Wisconsin and died 1960.

Children of HARRIETT (HATTIE) RHEAD and GEORGE DUNN are:

  1. ROY DUNN, b. August 1909
  2. MARY DUNN, b. 1912
  3. IRENE DUNN, b. 1914
  4. NEVA DUNN, b. 1917
  5. TRUMAN DUNN, b. July 1918

FANNIE CASSIE RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born September, 1879 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died 1936 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin. She married FREDERICK DUNN, December 5, 1897, in Wisconsin, son of JAMES DUNN and MARY A. He was born April, 1869 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died 1941 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin.

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Children of FANNIE CASSIE RHEAD and FREDERICK DUNN are:

  1. HARLEY BYRON DUNN, b. September 16, 1898; d. January 5, 1982, Vernon County, Wisconsin; m. ETHEL MAE WARD
  2. PHOEBE K. DUNN, b. August 1899; d. 1975; m. JOSEPH BILLERBECK
  3. LEE FREDERICK DUNN, b. September 9, 1901; d. November 21, 1962, Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin; m. LAVERE MARGARETTA LARSON
  4. HAZEL DUNN, b. 1918

WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD (TRUMAN R. RHEAD6) was born April 15, 1881 in Albion, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died July 22, 1953 in Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. He married FLORA MAE ENDICOTT. She was born December 6, 1888 in Crawford County, Wisconsin and died March 7, 1940 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin.

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Children of WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD and FLORA M. ENDICOTT are:

  1. ELSIE IRENE RHEAD, b. October 16, 1905, Wisconsin; d. April 8, 1963; m. KENNETH O. METCALF
  2. ALICE MARIE RHEAD, b. 1907, Alma Center, Jackson County, Wisconsin; m. THOMAS EMIL KREJCI
  3. OAKLEY VIRGIL RHEAD, b. January 8, 1910, Alma Center, Jackson County, Wisconsin; d. December 23, 1998; m. EUNICE PRUDENCE CROCKETT
  4. NORA MAE RHEAD, b. November 3, 1913, Wisconsin; d. December 3, 1955; m. DALE COLWELL
  5. ELWIN ROBERT RHEAD, b. December 6, 1916, Wisconsin; d. June 4, 1987; m. LAVERNE IRENE GRAVES
  6. FRANK LEE RHEAD, b. May 10, 1918, Wisconsin; d. June 19, 1960; m. MILDRED ELIZABETH DARWIN
  7. JOHN WILLIAM RHEAD, b. February 7, 1921, Clark County, Wisconsin; d. June 9, 1998; m. (1) THELMA; (2) PHYLLIS E. TURNER
  8. OPAL MAY RHEAD, b. 1923/24, Jackson County, Wisconsin; m. ANDREW LEROY SPANGLER
  9. MYRTLE JUNE RHEAD, b. May 23, 1927, Wisconsin; d. January 1, 2004; m. VERNON LEROY SCHOONOVER
  10. RICHARD REX RHEAD, b. 1929/30, Wisconsin; m. BETTY ANN WALTERS
  11. WILLIAM DON RHEAD, b. June 23, 1932, Wisconsin; d. January 18, 1933

JOHN WILLIAM RHEAD (HENRY L. RHEAD6) was born May 5, 1855 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan and died January 17, 1938 in Nankin, Wayne County, Michigan. He married SARAH ANN in 1885 in Wayne County, Michigan She was born July, 1861 in Michigan and died 1913. Both JOHN and SARAH are buried in Riverside Cemetery at Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan.

Children of JOHN W. RHEAD and SARAH A. are:

  1. LILLIAN RHEAD, b. October, 1886, Wayne County, Michigan
  2. FRED B. RHEAD, b. March 3, 1889, Wayne County, Michigan
  3. HAZEL M. RHEAD, b. April, 1891, Wayne County, Michigan

CLIFTON PERRY RHEAD (CHARLES PERRY RHEAD6) was born November 24, 1893 in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama and died December 19, 1961 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. He married KATHERINE ELDER, May 9, 1916, in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. She was born September 5, 1895 in Michigan and died March 20, 1981 in Hinsdale, Du Page County, Illinois.

Children of CLIFTON PERRY RHEAD and KATHERINE ELDER are:

  1. NORA RHEAD, b. March 11, 1917, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; d. 1917, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
  2. CLIFTON CHARLES RHEAD, b. November 24, 1893, Mobile, Alabama
  3. DOUGLAS ELDER RHEAD, b. August 16, 1924, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; d. February 26, 1945, Iwo Jima, Japan

LUCILLE FLORENCE RHEAD (CHARLES PERRY RHEAD6) was born June 20, 1898 in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan and died June 23, 1994 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. She married HERMAN BRYAN HALE, July 15, 1919, in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, son of ELMER BYRON HALE and MARY E. HALL. He was born December 1, 1894 in Orleans, Ionia County, Michigan and died July 10, 1974 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.

Children of LUCILLE FLORENCE RHEAD and HERMAN BRYAN HALE are:

  1. KENNETH BYRON HALE, b. May 18, 1920, Gaines, Kent County, Michigan; d. December 25, 2000, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
  2. PHILLIP GORDON HALE, b. September 29, 1921, Gaines, Kent County, Michigan; d. February 19, 2005, Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia; m. MATHILDA WAGNER
  3. YVONNE LOUELLA HALE, b. July 18, 1923; d. September 20, 2010; m. WES SALVADOR
  4. CARL QUENTIN HALE, b. December 23, 1924, Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan; d. October 3, 2000, Lake Anne, Benzi County, Michigan

WILLIAM ARCHER RHEAD (AARON DAVID RHEAD6) was born October 15, 1883 in Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York and died October 14, 1933 in Manhattan, New York County, New York. He married RACHEL CLARA HAWLEY on March 22, 1905, daughter of JOSEPH HAWLEY and ELIZABETH ANNE MORRIS. She was born July 13, 1881 in Washington DC and died July 30, 1929 in New York, New York County, New York.

Children of WILLIAM ARCHER RHEAD and RACHEL CLARA HAWLEY are:

  1. ALICE MAY RHEAD, b. October 5, 1905, Manhattan, New York; d. August 13, 1986, Oceanside, San Diego County, California
  2. MARGARET ELIZABETH RHEAD, b. June 16, 1907, New York; d. ca. 1990; m. CARTER
  3. KATHRYN ADELE RHEAD, b. October 15, 1909, New York; d. November 10, 1956, Los Angeles County, California; m. HENDERSON
  4. MARY LOIS RHEAD, b. June 16, 1911, Manhattan, New York; d. March 13, 1986, Studio City, Los Angeles County, California; m. FRANCIS JOHN MARTIN, SR.

Generation No. 8

HUGH ELMO RHEAD (JOHN HARVEY RHEAD7) was born November 4, 1901 in Garden Valley, Jackson, County, Wisconsin and died March 26, 1980 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin. He married FRANCES LUCILLE LYONS March 5, 1927 in Belvidere, Illinois, daughter of EARL LYONS and CARRIE LERCH. She was born November 6, 1906 in Belvidere, Illinois and died November 26, 1994 in Warren, Michigan.

A photo of Hugh & Frances Rhead's 50 anniversary

Children of HUGH ELMO RHEAD and FRANCES LUCILLE LYONS are:

  1. DAVID HUGH RHEAD
  2. BEVERLY JEAN RHEAD
  3. JAMES ALLEN RHEAD

NORMA EDITH RHEAD (JOHN HARVEY RHEAD7) was born June 13, 1891 in Wisconsin and died December 2, 1968 in Denver, Colorado. She married 1) HELMER HANSON, July 14, 1910 in Wisconsin. He was born June 15, 1883 and died before 1920 in Wisconsin. She married 2) ALBERT HERBERT SORLIE, about 1924 in Wisconsin. He was born December 25, 1890 in Preston, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin and died July 19, 1948 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin.

Children of NORMA EDITH RHEAD and HELMER HANSON are:

  1. MURIEL HANSON, b. 1911, Minnesota; m. GEORGE JACOBSON
  2. DONALD H. HANSON, b. October 16, 1913; d. February 25, 1997, Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin
  3. ALICE A. HANSON, b. January 24, 1916; d. February 18, 1996, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin; m. MURRAY

Child of NORMA EDITH RHEAD and ALBERT HERBERT SORLIE is:

  1. MINNIE JUNE SORLIE, b. April 16, 1925, Wisconsin; d. December 14, 1991, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; m. NICHOLOS PANTOS

MINNIE RHEAD (JOHN HARVEY RHEAD7) was born March, 1893 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died 1923 in Jackson County, Wisconsin. She married WILLIAM HENRY BILLERBECK, September 20, 1910 in Wisconsin, son of HENRY BILLERBECK and JOSEPHINE. He was born March 13, 1890 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died November, 1949 in Portage County, Wisconsin.

Children of MINNIE RHEAD and WILLIAM HENRY BILLERBECK are:

  1. MILDRED F. BILLERBECK, b. 1911
  2. LEAH M. BILLERBECK, b. 1913
  3. MARGE A. BILLERBECK, b. 1915
  4. CLYDE W. BILLERBECK, b. October, 1917
  5. DELORES BILLERBECK, b. 1920
  6. JAMES BILLERBECK, b. 1923

WALTER EARL RHEAD (JOHN HARVEY RHEAD7) was born September 2, 1894 in Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died July 1, 1976 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He married (1) EULALIE GOLDSMITH, April 5, 1915, daughter of JAMES DANIEL GOLDSMITH and EUNICE CELINA LINNELL. She was born 1895 in Wisconsin and died 1936 in Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin. He married (2) LIL.

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ROBERT LAWRENCE RHEAD (JOHN HARVEY RHEAD7) was born April 2, 1915 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died September 3, 1976 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He married KATHERINE FRANCES MITTAG, November 30, 1940, in West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, daughter of HERMAN MITTAG and CLARA. She was born September 18, 1917 in Hankinson, Richland County, North Dakota and died January 15, 1980 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

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Children of ROBERT LAWRENCE RHEAD and KATHERINE are:

  1. DONALD GENE RHEAD
  2. VICKI LYNN RHEAD; m. WILBANKS


ELSIE IRENE RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born October 16, 1905 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died April 8, 1963 in Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin. She married KENNETH O. METCALF in 1925 in Wisconsin. He was born September 24, 1900 and died May 12, 1976.

A photo of Elsie Rhead Metcalf A photo of Elsie Rhead Metcalf & husband, Kenneth




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ALICE MARIE RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born October 3, 1907 and died September 10, 1971 in Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin. She married THOMAS EMIL KREJCI, June 1, 1925, son of FRANK M. KREJCI and ANNA SCHAEFER. He was born June 21, 1893 in Clark County, Wisconsin and died February 2, 1964.

A photo of Alice & Thomas Krejci

Children of ALICE MARIE RHEAD and THOMAS EMIL KREJCI are:

  1. DOROTHY JOY KREJCI, b. May 5, 1926; d. May 7, 1926
  2. BETTY JANE KREJCI, b. April 7, 1929; d. November 5, 1987; m. DAVE EMREY WINKEL



OAKLEY VIRGIL RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born January 8, 1910 in Alma Center, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died December 23, 1998 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. He married EUNICE PRUDENCE CROCKETT, October 17, 1933, daughter of ORINGTON A. CROCKETT and MAUDE. She was born February 10, 1911 in Washburn, Clark County, Wisconsin and died January 1, 1985 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

A photo of Oakley Rhead & wife, Eunice

Children of OAKLEY VIRGIL RHEAD and EUNICE PRUDENCE CROCKETT are:

  1. CHARLOTTE ANN RHEAD, b. August 17, 1934; d. May 3, 2013; m. (1) ROBERT KERR; (2) STEPHEN J. SUTTON, JR.
  2. JACK OAKLEY RHEAD; m. NEVA RAE MASTERS
  3. LARRY DEAN RHEAD; m. LOUISE AUDREY WEBSTER


NORA MAE RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born November 3, 1913 in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died December 3, 1955 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin. She married DALE COLWELL, February 18, 1930. He was born December 29, 1898 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died March 17, 1961 in Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois.

A photo of Nora Rhead Colwell and her brother, John.

Children of NORA MAE RHEAD and DALE COLWELL are:

  1. ARLENE JOYCE COLWELL
  2. JOHN FRANKLIN COLWELL, b. May 16, 1933; d. January 26, 1987; m. LUELLA AMANDA EBERT
  3. SHIRLEY LAVON COLWELL, b. October 6, 1936; d. February 2, 2010; m. HENRY ALLEN LARSON
  4. ROBERT DALE COLWELL, b. October 5, 1943; d. July 8, 2007; m. (1) KAREN MAY MURRAY; (2) RAYMA POE

ELWIN ROBERT RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born December 6, 1916 in Granton, Clark County, Wisconsin and died June 4, 1987 in Millston, Jackson County, Wisconsin. He married LAVERNE IRENE GRAVES, July 23, 1936. She was born November 12, 1914 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin and died November 9, 2002 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin.

A photo of Elwin Rhead & wife, Laverne Graves

Children of ELWIN ROBERT RHEAD and LAVERNE IRENE GRAVES are:

  1. GLENN ELWIN RHEAD; m. MARY ANN INSKEEP, b. September 10, 1938; d. September 23, 2001
  2. JERRY LEROY RHEAD; m. PATRICIA DELORES BEAVER, b. October 13, 1939; d. September 27, 2010
  3. BONNIE JEAN RHEAD; m. RICHARD TRAVIS CARSON, b. September 19, 1940; d. August 20, 2013



FRANK LEE RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born May 10, 1918 in Granton, Clark County, Wisconsin and died June 19, 1960 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. He married MILDRED ELIZABETH DARWIN, March 16, 1942. She was born August 10, 1920 and died February 9, 2008 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin.

A photo of Frank & Mildred Rhead

Child of FRANK LEE RHEAD and MILDRED ELIZABETH DARWIN is:

  1. GARY LEE RHEAD; m. GERALDINE SUSAN MILLER




JOHN WILLIAM RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born February 7, 1921 in Granton, Clark County, Wisconsin and died June 9, 1998 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin. He married (1) THELMA, February 14, 1942; (2) PHYLLIS E. (TURNER) HALOM, September 21, 1946. PHYLLIS was born May 8, 1924 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin and died December 28, 1986 in Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin. She is buried in Floral Lawns, Winnebago, Illinois.

A newspaper clipping of John & Phyllis Rhead's 40th wedding anniversary.

Children of JOHN WILLIAM RHEAD and PHYLLIS E. TURNER are:

  1. ROBERT MERLIN HALOM RHEAD, b. January 31, 1945, Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin; d. February 25, 1999, Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin
  2. DIANA LEE RHEAD, b. April 5, 1946; m. LARRY OTTO
  3. LORRAINE JEAN RHEAD, b. December 1, 1950; m. FREDRICK RICHARD OLDENBURG, b. April 29, 1937, South Beloit, Winnebago County, Illinois; d. August 10, 2001, Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin
  4. NORA MAY RHEAD, b. June 7, 1951; m. (1) DENNIS DEAN BOSCHMA (divorced); (2) TONY HANEWALL, (divorced)

OPAL MAY RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born June 7, 1923 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died December 27, 2008 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. She married ANDREW LEROY SPANGLER, November 7, 1940. He was born September 7, 1922 in Thornapple, Rock County, Wisconsin and died September 21, 1994.

A photo of Elwin Rhead & brothers

Children of OPAL MAY RHEAD and ANDREW LEROY SPANGLER are:

  1. BARBARA JEAN SPANGLER, b. December 30, 1942, Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin; d. July 12, 1987, Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin; m. JACK LEE ROCKEY
  2. SANDRA L. SPANGLER, b. September 21, 1944, Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin; d. March 24, 2005, South Beloit, Winnebago County, Illinois

MYRTLE JUNE RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born May 23, 1927 in Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin and died January 1, 2004 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. She married VERNON LEROY SCHOONOVER, April 21, 1945. He was born April 24, 1926 in Ithaca, Rock County, Wisconsin and died May 24, 1996 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.

A photo of Myrtle Rhead Schoonover

Children of MYRTLE JUNE RHEAD and VERNON LEROY SCHOONOVER are:

  1. SUSAN SCHOONOVER; m. (1) JOHN SCHULTZ; (2) RICHARD HANSON
  2. DUANE L. SCHOONOVER, b. August 8, 1951; d. August 9, 1951
  3. CLARK SCHOONOVER; m. ALICE KOCH



RICHARD REX RHEAD (WILLIAM ROBERT RHEAD7) was born December 20, 1929 in Albion, Dane County, Wisconsin and died August 16, 2011, in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. He married BETTY ANN WALTERS, September 2, 1949. She was born October 17, 1932 in Mineral Center, Cook County, Minnesota and died January 19, 2005 in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.

A photo of Richard Rhead and wife, Betty Ann Walters-Rhead.

Children of RICHARD REX RHEAD and BETTY ANN WALTERS are:

  1. EILEEN FLORA RHEAD; m. STEPHEN MICHAEL YATES
  2. MARILYN KAY RHEAD; m. (1) EDWARD ALLEN THOMAS; (2) DARYL BLOOM
  3. CHERYL ANN RHEAD; m. (1) TED MANLEY; (2) TERRANCE DAVID GREEN
  4. RONALD REX RHEAD; m. YVONNE BRIDGETTE DEROSIER

ROSSIE PALMER RHEAD (HILLARD T. RHEAD7) was born January 6, 1902 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died October 29, 1969. He married ESTHER MATILDA HEGEMAN.

Children of ROSS PALMER RHEAD and ESTHER MATILDA HEGEMAN are:

  1. DONOVAN HILLARD RHEAD, b. May 29, 1929, Boyceville, Wisconsin; d. April 24, 2008, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; m. SHIRLEY A. KORNEXL
  2. DOUGLAS DEAN RHEAD, m. VICKIE

NIMMERD ILES RHEAD (HILLARD T. RHEAD7) was born April 13, 1903 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died July 10, 1982 in Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin. He married HAZEL M. KING, December 29, 1927 in Menomonie, daughter of CASSIUS KING and MARTHA HALL. She was born September 28, 1908 in Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin and died March 14, 2007 in Menomonie.

A photo of Nimmerd Iles Rhead.

Children of NIMMERD ILES RHEAD and HAZEL KING are:

  1. DONALD JAMES RHEAD, m. PHYLLIS
  2. LOIS NAOMI RHEAD, m. RICHARD DEBEE
  3. LARRY KING RHEAD, m. SUSAN
  4. DAVID JEFFREY RHEAD, m. PATTI KAISER

BLANCHE VERLEAH RHEAD (HILLARD T. RHEAD7) was born September 29, 1904 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died December 28, 1984. She married RALPH EVENSON.

A photo of Velma Rhead and her sister, Blanche Verleah taken in 1975

Children of BLANCHE VERLEAH RHEAD and RALPH EVENSON are:

  1. MARLYS JOAN EVENSON, m. BUD CHRISTIANSON
  2. LOUISE AUDREY EVENSON, m. DZIMILLA

ELGIE SABENA RHEAD (HILLARD T. RHEAD7) was born March 31, 1906 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died January 11, 1970. She married ALBERT DRESSLER.

Children of ELGIE SABENA RHEAD and ALBERT DRESSLER are:

  1. JOYCE ELAINE DRESSLER, m. METZGER
  2. ALBERT CARROLL DRESSLER, JR., m. IRETTA

RUTH AMBER RHEAD (HILLARD T. RHEAD7) was born March 16, 1908 in Jackson County, Wisconsin and died December 28, 1959. She married RAY TYLER.

Children of RUTH AMBER RHEAD and RAY TYLER are:

  1. GORDON HILLARD TYLER, b. August 24, 1926; d. May 15, 1981
  2. SHIRLEYANN BERNETTA TYLER, m. HARLAN BRUNN
  3. RONALD HENRY TYLER, m. EVELYN

ERNEST "CY" MORRIS RHEAD (HILLARD T. RHEAD7) was born April 1, 1911 in Weaton, Clark County, Wisconsin and died November 15, 2000 in Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin. He married (1) DOROTHY KING and (2) ARLENE MATTISON.

A photo of Ernest Morris Rhead

Children of ERNEST MORRIS RHEAD and DOROTHY KING are:

  1. NANCY JEAN RHEAD, m. JERRY BURNS
  2. DENNIS ALLEN RHEAD

Children of ERNEST MORRIS RHEAD and ARLENE MATTISON are:

  1. CHERYL RUTH RHEAD, m. RICHARD BEGUHN
  2. SUSAN KAY RHEAD, m. ROBERT DALEY

VELMA MAREEN RHEAD (HILLARD T. RHEAD7) was born September 19, 1914 in Spring Brook, Dunn County, Wisconsin and died January 20, 2012 in Minnesota. She married PAUL EMERSON LERUM, October 25, 1941, son of WILLIAM PENN LERUM and KARI HANSON. He was born June 13, 1919 and died July 6, 1985.

A photo of Velma Rhead and Paul Lerum taken in 1941

Children of VELMA MAREEN RHEAD and PAUL EMERSON LERUM are:

  1. LYNDA RAE LERUM
  2. PAUL RHEAD LERUM, m. JONI GAY ZEGLIN


FRED B. RHEAD (JOHN W. RHEAD7) was born March 3, 1889 in Wayne County, Michigan and died June, 1960. He married CAROLINE B. She was born 1893 in Michigan and died unknown.

Child of FRED B. RHEAD and CAROLINE B. is:

  1. ROLAND F. RHEAD, b. February, b. 1918; d. October 7, 2003, Michigan; m. PHYLLIS DICKERSON

AMBER MARGARET RHEAD (SIDNEY TRUMAN RHEAD7) was born January 10, 1902 in Iowa and died August 14, 1973. She married HERMAN CARL THIELE, October 2, 1921, son of CONRAD THIELE and CHARLOTTE. He was born November 24, 1878 in Washington, Will County, Illinois and died March 24, 1946 in Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska.

Children of AMBER MARGARET RHEAD and HERMAN CARL THIELE are:

  1. ALVIN ROBERT THIELE
  2. DONALD THIELE
  3. ORVILLE TRUMAN THIELE

LETHA ISABELLE RHEAD (SIDNEY TRUMAN RHEAD7) was born September 6, 1904 in Iowa and died January 28, 1973. She married THOMAS HAGEN. He was born March 11, 1902 in South Dakota and died in 1957.

Children of LETHA ISABELLE RHEAD and THOMAS HAGEN are:

  1. LEONA DARLENE HAGEN
  2. WAYNE DONALD HAGEN, b. January 14, 1926, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. January 24, 1996, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
  3. BESSIE MAE HAGEN, b. June 15, 1932; d. October 21, 1951

FLOYD OLIVER RHEAD (SIDNEY TRUMAN RHEAD7) was born December 29, 1907 in South Dakota and died May 4, 1971. He married MAXINE M. ADAMS, September 16, 1939, daughter of JOHN L. ADAMS and HELEN. She was born December 8, 1921 in Beresford, Lincoln County, South Dakota and died April 23, 1980.

Notes on Beresford, South Dakota:
Beresford is actually located in two counties, Lincoln and Union.

Children of FLOYD OLIVER RHEAD and MAXINE M. ADAMS are:

  1. BENJAMIN ADAM RHEAD
  2. BRITTANY LAYNE RHEAD
  3. GARY L. RHEAD, b. June 12, 1941, Beresford, Union County, South Dakota; d. November 20, 1997, Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska

VERNON E. RHEAD (SIDNEY TRUMAN RHEAD7) was born August 7, 1909 in Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota and died February 1975 in South Dakota. He married AVIS MAY HEMSTOCK, June 4, 1931, daughter of LUCIUS HEMSTOCK and ACHSAH. She was born October 22, 1908 in Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota and died September 6, 1977.

Children of VERNON E. RHEAD and AVIS MAY HEMSTOCK are:

  1. RICHARD RHEAD
  2. DALE EUGENE RHEAD, b. May 18, 1939, Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota; d. June 30, 2004, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

TRUMAN ARTHUR RHEAD (SIDNEY TRUMAN RHEAD7) was born October 27, 1913 in Beloit, Lyon County, Iowa and died February 1, 1977 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. He married FERN JOANNA SORENSON, October 10, 1936, in Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota. She was born July 17, 1919 in LeRoy, Lake County, South Dakota and died July 13, 1997 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

Children of TRUMAN ARTHUR RHEAD and FERN JOANNA SORENSON are:

  1. RODNEY MARK RHEAD
  2. KEVIN OLIVER RHEAD
  3. DENNIS ODEAN RHEAD, b. June 11, 1937, Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota; d. March 22, 2001, Flandreau, Moody County, South Dakota
  4. DEANNA DARLENE RHEAD, b. May 17, 1939, Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota; d. May 30, 2001, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
  5. TRUMAN ARNOLD RHEAD, b. June 15, 1941, Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota; d. November 30, 2003, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

OLIVER PETER RHEAD (SIDNEY TRUMAN RHEAD7) was born February 16, 1916 in Beloit, Lyon County, Iowa and died December 17, 1956 in Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota. He married FLORENCE MARIE SORENSON, daughter of HANS C. SORENSON and ANNA C. She was born October 1916 in Turkey Valley, Yankton County, South Dakota and died unknown.

Children of OLIVER PETER RHEAD and FLORENCE MARIE SORENSON are:

  1. RANDI KAY RHEAD
  2. PAUL EUGENE RHEAD

CLIFTON CHARLES RHEAD (CLIFTON PERRY RHEAD7) was born November 24, 1893 and died unknown. He married GENEVA EDES.

Children of CLIFTON CHARLES RHEAD and GENEVA EDES are:

  1. JOHN RHEAD
  2. TIMOTHY RHEAD
  3. MATTHEW RHEAD

ALICE MAY RHEAD (WILLIAM ARCHER RHEAD7) was born October 5, 1905 in Manhattan, New York and died August 13, 1986 in Oceanside, San Diego County, California. She married 1) ARCHER JOHN STARRETT, son of JOSEPH GEORGE A. STARRETT and ANNIE SHINE. He was born July 16, 1901 in New York City, New York County, New York and died December 20, 1968 in Wrappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York. Succeeding husband's names are unknown but it is believed ALICE was married at least 3 or 4 times. Her surname at the time of her death was HANSEN.

Notes
I received the following information (as well as info on ALICE MAY) from KATHLEEN SPELLMAN.
"When JOHN KENNETH STARRETT was a little boy of 2-3 years, ALICE left him and his father. ARCHER didn't want little "JACKIE" (nickname) growing up motherless so he gave him to his older sister, ROSE, to raise. ROSE STARRETT was married to a man named OSCAR SPELLMAN. They adopted JACKIE, hence, he became JOHN (JACKIE) KENNETH SPELLMAN."

Notes for ALICE MAY RHEAD
I received the following information from Francis John Martin, Jr.
"My aunt Alice was married several times. When I was growing up she was married to Jeff Miller and had their daughter, Barbara. Alice then married Lou Isaacs (sp?) and they took the name of Hawley at my aunt's insistence. They had no children."

Child of ALICE MAY RHEAD and ARCHER JOHN STARRETT is:

  1. JOHN KENNETH STARRETT, b. February 23, 1925, New York, New York County, New York; d. October 27, 1989, West Covina, Los Angeles County, California

MARY LOIS RHEAD (WILLIAM ARCHER RHEAD7) was born June 16, 1911 in New York and died March 13, 1986 in Studio City, Los Angeles County, California. She married FRANCIS JOHN MARTIN, SR., son of WILLIAM MARTIN and MARY ANN BUCKLEY. He was born January 4, 1909 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and died November 22, 1968 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

Children of MARY LOIS RHEAD and FRANCIS JOHN MARTIN, SR. are:

  1. FRANCIS JOHN MARTIN, JR.
  2. MARY ANN MARTIN, b. August 26, 1942, Coronado Island, San Diego County, California; d. 2008; m. RICHARD A. MURPHY
  3. MICHAEL LEO MARTIN

Generation No. 9

DAVID HUGH RHEAD (HUGH ELMO RHEAD8) was born September 19, 1927 in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois and died July 20, 2014 in Bartlett, Shelby County, Tennessee. He married ANNA BELLE BURTON, January 18, 1950, in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, daughter of LUDWELL HUNTER BURTON and MARY LAMAR.

A wedding photo of Dave & Ann Rhead

Note for DAVID HUGH RHEAD
About 2004, I asked my father if he would write his life story for me. It took him about two weeks but he did it. He asked me to wait until he was deceased before I put it on this website. My father passed away on July 20, so I'm putting his story here for those interested in reading it. Click here to read what he wrote.

Children of DAVID HUGH RHEAD and ANNA BELLE BURTON are:

  1. GARY EDWARD RHEAD, b. March 13, 1951, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; d. July 16, 1998, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
  2. CAROLYN FRANCES RHEAD



BEVERLY JEAN RHEAD (HUGH ELMO RHEAD8) married DALE CLARENCE MICHAEL, June 26, 1952. He was born March 26, 1927 in Walker, Linn County, Iowa and died June 1, 2006 in St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois.

Children of BEVERLY JEAN RHEAD and DALE CLARENCE MICHAEL are:

  1. KEVIN DALE MICHAEL
  2. KATHY ANN MICHAEL

JAMES ALLEN RHEAD (HUGH ELMO RHEAD8) married RITA ANN NOVAK.

Children of JAMES ALLEN RHEAD and RITA A. NOVAK are:

  1. SHARON HELEN RHEAD
  2. DAVID HUGH RHEAD
  3. LAURA ANN RHEAD
  4. CHRISTIAN JAMES RHEAD

DONOVAN HILLARD RHEAD (ROSSIE PALMER RHEAD8) was born May 29, 1929 in Boyceville, Wisconsin and died April 24, 2008 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He married SHIRLEY ANN KORNEXL, December 1, 1956, in Michigan.

Children of DONOVAN HILLARD RHEAD and SHIRLEY ANN KORNEXL are:

  1. DONOVAN ROSS RHEAD; m. LINDA
  2. PHILLIP M. RHEAD; m. KATHY
  3. JEANNINE E. RHEAD
  4. JENNIFER A. RHEAD; m. ANDREW GABLE

JOHN RHEAD (CLIFTON CHARLES RHEAD8) married JENNIFER SMITH.

Children of JOHN RHEAD and JENNIFER SMITH are:

  1. SEAN RHEAD
  2. ADEN RHEAD
  3. LEAH RHEAD

MATTHEW RHEAD (CLIFTON CHARLES RHEAD8) married GRACE LOREDO.

Children of MATTHEW RHEAD and GRACE LOREDO are:

  1. IAN RHEAD
  2. GABRIEL RHEAD

Generation No. 10

CAROLYN FRANCES RHEAD (DAVID HUGH RHEAD9) married DENNIS LAWRENCE TESSEN, March 2, 1974, in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, son of JAMES TESSEN and MARY JAMISON. They were divorced in 1986 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

Children of DENNIS LAWRENCE TESSEN and CAROLYN FRANCES RHEAD are:

  1. SEAN ANTHONY TESSEN
  2. KARRAH MICHELLE TESSEN; m. JAFET CAMACHO VAZQUEZ, July 7, 2007
  3. JUSTIN ALEXANDER TESSEN
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