Sloughhouse in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery
Erected 1972 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 382.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 38° 29.71′ N, 121° 11.467′ W. Marker is in Sloughhouse, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Meiss Road near The Jackson Highway (California Highway 16). Touch for map. Marker is located at the Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Sloughhouse CA 95683, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jared D. Sheldon (within shouting distance of John P. Rhoads (within shouting distance of this marker); Sloughhouse (approx. 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.
Also see . . . First Wagon Train East Over the Carson Pass. Text of a talk given in Sept. 2001 at Galt, California at the Rhoads Cousin's Luncheon by Leroy Hayes. (Submitted on March 7, 2010.)
1. Additional Information on Thomas and Elizabeth Rhoades
Events brought them west:
The Rhoades family had suffered great persecution due to their Mormon beliefs. Their Illinois farm had been attacked and burned, along with several of their neighbor’s farms. Shortly after, they received the blessing from Brigham Young to travel west and settle in California.
They met up with several other groups during their trek west, and traveled for a time with the ill-fated Donner Party. Except for the usual trail hardships, and one skirmish with Indians near Fort Laramie, they had an uneventful trip, arriving at Johnson’s Ranch, north of Sutter’s Fort, on October 1, 1846.
The death of Elizabeth:
Elizabeth had borne 19 children, including three pairs of twins, and one set of triplets. She fell ill during the summer of 1947. As medical care was scarce at Sutter’s Fort, Thomas hoped that San Francisco would give her a change in climate and a new doctor. While traveling on a launch down the Sacramento River heading toward San Francisco, she died near Benicia. The launch pulled up to shore and Elizabeth was buried on a hillside. Thomas returned to his home on Dry Creek to tell his children. He had paid a man to place a headboard at her grave and to build a fence around it. It appears that the man did not fulfill his duty,
[Source: Historic Cosumnes and The Slough House
Pioneer Cemetery , by Norma B. Ricketts - D.U.P.]
— Submitted March 7, 2010.
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