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Sloughhouse in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

John P. Rhoads

In Memory Of

 
 
John P. Rhoads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2010
1. John P. Rhoads Marker
Inscription.  One of the Donner Relief Party. Born Oct 5 1818, he carried little Naomi Pike over the snow clad mountains to Sutter Fort in 1847.
Dedicated May 29, 1932.
By Liberty Parlor 213
Native Daughters
Of the Golden West

 
Erected by Liberty Parlor No.213, Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1820.
 
Location. 38° 29.694′ N, 121° 11.489′ W. Marker is in Sloughhouse, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Meiss Road near Jackson Highway (California Highway 16). Marker is located at the Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sloughhouse CA 95683, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jared D. Sheldon (a few steps from this marker); Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Sloughhouse (approx.
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0.3 miles away); Sheldon Grist Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vernal Pool Grassland (approx. 4.6 miles away); Welcome to Mather Lake (approx. 5.6 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 5.6 miles away); Mather Air Force Base Navigators Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sloughhouse.
 
More about this marker. Stop at the antique store at Meiss Road and Highway 16 (The Jackson Highway) and get the key to the gate. Also pick up a copy of the D.U.P publication Historic Cosumnes and Slough House Pioneer Cemetery, by Norma Ricketts. This booklet is an outstanding guide to the cemetery. It gives the history of the area, cemetery, the people, and location of gravesites.
 
John P. Rhoads Marker and Family Burial Plot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2010
2. John P. Rhoads Marker and Family Burial Plot
John Rhoads was a member of the first Donner Party rescue group that left Johnson's Ranch on February 4th.
John and Mary Rhoads Burial Sites image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2010
3. John and Mary Rhoads Burial Sites
Marker is on the left, John Rhoads in the center and Mary on the right.
John P. Rhoads Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2010
4. John P. Rhoads Headstone
John P. Rhoads
Died
Dec. 20, 1866
Aged
48yrs 2mos & 15ds
Mary Rhoads image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, March 6, 2010
5. Mary Rhoads
In Memory of
Mary
Beloved Wife of
J.P. Rhoads
Died
Feb. 9, 1869
Aged 48 Years 1 Mo & 15 Ds
Native of
Co. Gavan, Ireland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,257 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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