1798: In the 1798 list of Stony Creek taxables an individual named Samuel Rhoads is identified as a blacksmith.
1802: In the 1802 tax list of Somerset Township Samuel Rhoods is identified as a blacksmith with one house, one lot, $1.00 quit rent, and two horses.
1807: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" reports that Samuel Rhodes was a gunsmith and blacksmith in Somerset in 1807. The authors of the 1983 booklet did not include this individual in their 1991 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties.
1807: The following reference to Samuel Rhodes is from the Borough of Somerset section of the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania" and is from a transcript of the 1807 borough tax assessment:
The 1983 Booklet lists a suspiciously large number of Somerset gunsmiths for 1807. I don't know what to make of it.
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