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Family Sheet

Name: Moses Clayton Rhea Note Born: 1 Dec 1836 at White Co, , , TN Married: 13 Jan 1853 at Mercer Co, , , MO Died: 21 Feb 1920 at Leon, , Decantur Co, Iowa Father: Sebird Smith Rhea Mother: Nancy Cooke
Name: Maranda Ann Melton Born: 4 Mar 1837 at IN, , , Died: 26 Sep 1886 at Mercer Co, , , MO Father: Eli Melton Jr. Mother: Eliza Jane Stallians
Name: Eva Rhea Born: Died:
Name: James Rhea Born: Died:
Name: W.j. Rhea Born: Died:
Name: Millard F. Rhea Born: 1856 Died: 1875 at Mercer Co, , , MO
Name: Samuel W. Rhea Born: 1859 Died: 1861 at Mercer Co, , , MO
Name: Nancy M. Rhea Born: 1861 Died: 1863 at Mercer Co, , , MO
Name: Edmond P. Rhea Born: 1868 Died: 1868 at Mercer Co, , , MO
Name: Hetty M. Rhea Born: 1870 Died: 1870 at Mercer Co, , , MO
Name: Infant Son Rhea Born: 1885 Died: 1885 at Mercer Co, , , MO
1). 18401.ged Originally showed 1836 1. AUTH The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints TITL Ancestral File TM PUBL July 1996 c , data as of 2 January 1996 REPO @R01@ INDEX show 1831 2. Kay Hawks, 1115 N 2, Norton, KS 67654 1836 Obituary, Mercer Co.MO, Came Here From Tennessee With an Ox Team and Wagon. The subject of this sketch was the son of Sebird and Nancy Cook Rhea. Born in White County, Tenn, Dec 1, 1836 departed this lifeafter an extended illness at Leon, Iowa, Saturday morning, Feb 21, 1920, age 83 years, 2 months, and 20 days. His parents moved from Tennessee and settled in Mercer County, MO., when he was a child two years of age, making the journey with an ox team.Here he grew to manhood and where he spent the greater part of his life and found much pleasure in visiting the old church yard at Goshen where many of his hear one lay at rest. His education was manily that of the rural schoold, but later he attended college at Camden Point, MO. For a number of years he followeded the profession of teaching, was a good worker in the church and the community, always lending his servicess to the sick and to those whom he could assist. He was next to the last of eleven children and the last of the family to succumb to death. He was united in marriage to Miss Miranda Melton of Mercer County, Missouri, Jan 13, 1853. To this union were born seven boys and three girls, five of whom grew, to manhood. Only two are left Eva Rhea of Leon,IA., and W.J. Rhea of Hobart, OK., with six grand children and many relatives and friends, to pay the last respects to one who will be missed in our midst. He was united with the church of Christ in early life and during his long and eventful life his faith in Christ as the son of God and his Savior never faltered. He was upright in his dealings with his fellowmen, sociable, kindly disposed toward all and generous hearted even to a fault. The wife and mother departed this life Sept. 26th 1886. The home was kept for two years, them came the giving up of the home, he making his home with his son James, in Grundy county, later he spent some time at the home of W.J., his son of Hobart, OKLa., and the last ten years with his daughter in Leon,Iowa, where the final summons came. During his long life he was blessed with a strong and healthy body and mind, knew much of the Bible and its teaching. Failing in health the past year, the much dreaded disease pneumonia cliamed his body as a victum,when his soul took its flight. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning at 10 A.M., conducted by Rev. P. H. Green. A quartette composed of Dr. Rowell, Ralph McGinnis and wife, Mrs. J.A. Caster, Mrs Bert Woodward pianst, sang the old familiar hymns. The body with its flower laded casket were taken by auto to the Goshen cemetery where short services consisting of prayer and the song, In The Old Church Yard, was sung by his nieces, after which he was laid to rest in the family lot. Tombstones, Goshen Cemetery, Mercer County,MO. Moses Clayton Rhea 1835 1920 Maranda Ann Rhea, 1835 1886 Children of Moses and Maranda Rhea Infant son 1885 1885 Millard F. 1856 1875 Samuel W. 1859 1861 Nancy M. 1861 1863 Edmond P. 1868 1868 Hetty M. 18701870


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