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.