Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Rhyne Family Monument in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery

The Rhyne family came to Monroe County during 1839 and into Itawamba County during the early 1840's settling west of the Tombigbee River near the old river port village of Van Buren. Jacob Rhyne's father, Phillip Rhyne lived on Little Long Creek about 3 miles west of Dallas, North Carolina. His land included the shoal on the creek at which he conducted an iron forge. He died young, and was buried in a private cemetery on a hill overlooking the creek. Jacob Rhyne's grandfather Jacob Rhyne went from Germany to England, and from there to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He settled for a short time in York County, Pennsylvania, and then came south, making his permanent home in what is now Gaston County, North Carolina on Upper Hoyle's Creek.

4 comments:

clark rhyne said...

Hello, my sons and I set the metal Rhyne marker in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery years ago. Since then, we've set a new granite marker at the base of the old metal marker. If anyone has new information as to the exact locations of Jacob's and Sally's graves, time of death, etc. please contact Clark Rhyne at rhyneco@yahoo.com or call 918 874 3563

clark rhyne said...

New Info: New evidence strongly indicates that the Jacob Rhyne who came from Germany was married to Elizabeth Glatfelder, not Elizabeth Wills. Also, Francis Marion and Delilah Rhyne eventually lived near Wardville, Ok. where he died in l910 and she died in 1913. Their youngest son, Samuel Clark Rhyne, 1880-1967 is buried at Wardville, Ok. He was my grandfather. I have additional info on these families for those who are interested. Clark Rhyne

clark rhyne said...

The first Rhyne of whom we have knowledge was Barthel Reinau who lived and died in or near Reinau, Germany. His son, Hans Martin Reinau and family which included Jacob, a boy, came to Philadelphia, PA Oct. 14, 1738. Hans died near York, PA and is buried in the Bott-Wolf Cemetery a few miles west of York. He has a beautiful black granite marker stating some historical information beyond the usual. His son, Jacob, moved to near Dallas, NC and died there in about 1794. Jacob married Elizabeth Gladfelter as stated in a prior post. Clark Rhyne

clark rhyne said...

The name Glatfelder or Gladfelter has been spelled many ways including beginning the name with a "C".......Clark Rhyne