Rhoades Bible

This Bible record was transcribed from the
Genealogical Records
Manuscript Entries of Births, Deaths and Marriages, taken from
Family Bibles 1581-1917
, Edited by Jeannie F-J. Robison and
Henrietta C. Bartlett, The Colonial Dames of the State of New York,
New York, 1917, p 180-1.

This Bible is related to the Pettes Bible, from the same source.

Kindly transcribed by Barb Donathan.



Below this line is verbatim from source, with some minor formatting changes.


Benjamin Rhoades
Holy Bible in English; Edinburgh, Alexander Kincaid, 1762.

Contains the records of Benjamin Rhoades and Rachel, his wife, and descended to the present owner, Miss Elizabeth Prescott Hale, of Yonkers, New York. She is the great-granddaughter of the original owner.

Joseph Pettes was Born July 22nd 1757
Charlotte Pettes Born Novr. 24th 1761 were married the 18th day April 1782
Joseph Pettes died December 5th 1811
Benjamin Rhoades Died June 25 1773, aged 68
Rachel Rhoades Died March 25, 1782 aged 83
John Pettes D'd June 20th 1790 in the 81st year of his age.
Benjamin Rhoades was born the 12th Day of June 1704
Rachel Rhoades was born 1698 October the 28 -- Day.
Benjamin Rhoades His Bible 1769.
Amherst, Nov. 10th 178(7), Dick Bottiswood was born
Sunday Jany. 20th 1788, Polly Pettes was born.
Tuesday, Feby. 17th 1789. 20 mts. After 7 o'clock P.M., Fredrick Pettes was born.
John Pettes born Sunday March 17th 1793
Freder'k Pettes married September [piece torn out here] 1814.
[Piece torn out of the following four lines]
H. Pettes born December
Harriet Mynderse born (Say Pettes)
August 20th 1791, married to F.
Pettes Sept. 25 1814

Harriet Pettes died October 22nd 1816.
[Note by present owner, Miss Hale.]

The Rhoades family came from England about 1746. This Bible was owned by Benjamin & Rachel Rhoades John and Rachel (Rhoades) Pettes, Joseph and Charlotte (Wales) Pettes, Mary Pettes (M. 1st,) Prescott, (2nd,) Sergeant, Charlotte Pettes Prescott Searcy, Lucy Frederic Searcy Hale, Charlotte Elizabeth Prescott Hale.