CHARLES C. RHOADS, was the third son of Henry and Mary Rhoads. He was born in Grayson county, Kentucky, August 11th, 1824, and came to Illinois with his parents in 1830. They first stopped in Jersey county, where they remained until April, 1831. Then they removed to Macoupin county, and commenced farming. Charles C. Rhoads was married to Miss Emeline Dorr, on the 15th day of March, 1846.
Soon after their marriage they moved and settled on a farm on section 17, in Shipman township, where he still remains.
Mrs. Rhoads died September 15, 1872. He then married Mrs. Ellen Randolph, who was formerly Miss McDow. This marriage took place October 9, 1873. Mr. Rhoads has always been engaged in farming and stock raising, in which he has been very successful. He and Mrs. Rhoads have been members of the Baptist church for many years. He may be properly classed among the early settlers of Macoupin county.