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Family Sheet

Name: Robert Perry Rhea Note Born: 5 Mar 1825 at White TN, , , Married: 25 Nov 1845 at Mercer MO, , , Died: 23 Sep 1908 at Yates Center, , Woodson Co, KS Father: Sebird Smith Rhea Mother: Nancy Cooke
Name: Luann (lucy) Pritchard Born: Abt 1829 at Knox Kentucky, , , Died:
Name: Myron Rhea Born: Died:
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Name: Robert Rhea Born: Died:
1). 18401.ged Originally showed birth on 5 Mar 1829 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 showed the date of 1841 2. Kay Hawks, 1115 N 2, Norton, KS 67654 show the date as 5 Mar 1825 Obituary Mercer County, MO. R.P. Rhea died at his home Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, September 23, 1908. Mr. Rhea was a pioneer, having come to Kansas thirty nine years ago. He brought his family with him from Nebraska, bought land two miles southeast of where Yates Center now stands and there he lived until removing to Yates Center a few years ago. Mr Rhea was born in White county, Tennessee, March 5, 1825 , of Virginia ancestry who had their part in the Revolution.In 1838 he moved with his father s family to Mercer County, MO Eight years leter he was married to Luann Pritchard, whose parents were also first settlers , coming over the Cumberland mountains into Kentucky, and years later to Missouri. Mr & Mrs Rhea were of two of the first five families who settled in Mercer County. At hte close of the war they removed to Cass Couny, Neb.,and in 1869 to the county and state. Woodson County had hitherto received few settlers. The roads were prairie trails through grass taller than a man. The Woodruff and Landes families had farms in the locality and the Davidson and Agnew families came shortly after. Many others came, too, during the years that followed, but most of them soon gave up the struggle, and left tostronger and braver spirits the holding of the country. No other hardships or disaster that befell the family during these early years was so great as the loss of the wife and mother in 1874. Mr. Rhea was a strong and vigorous man, but for more than a year before his death he had been in declining health. His final illness lasted but a few days. The funeral service was helf Friday morning at the residence, Rev. M. Moore and G.H. Lam officiating. Interment was made in the Kalida cemetery. Deceased issurvived by his sons, Myron and Robert, and daughter Mrs. McKinney, all of this city, his eldest daughter living in Nebraska and his oldest son in Washington. Miss Metta Rhea is a grand duaghter, her father having been killed by a railroad train in 1891.


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