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Rhoads-Danforth family

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  Henry Rhoads (1739-1814) — of Kentucky. Born in 1739. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1788-96. Founder of Muhlenberg County, Ky. Died in 1814 (age about 75 years). Interment at Rhoads Cemetery, Browder, Ky.
  Relatives: Granduncle of John P. Rhoads (1818-1866); ancestor *** of John Claggett Danforth.
  Political family: Rhoads-Danforth family.
  John P. Rhoads (1818-1866) — of Sacramento County, Calif. Born in 1818. Member of California state assembly 16th District, 1863-65. He and his brother Daniel led the rescue effort for the infamous Donner Party. Died in 1866 (age about 48 years). Interment at Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery, Sloughhouse, Calif.
  Relatives: Grandnephew of Henry Rhoads (1739-1814).
  Political family: Rhoads-Danforth family.
  John Claggett Danforth (b. 1936) — also known as John C. Danforth — of Flat, Phelps County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 5, 1936. Republican. Missouri state attorney general, 1969-77; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1976-95; defeated, 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2008. Episcopalian. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Descendant *** of Henry Rhoads (1739-1814).
  Political family: Rhoads-Danforth family.
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