From "Descendants of Edward Allen of Nantucket, Mass." - E. Ancestors of Rhoda Cady:
"In 1691 he did his garrison duty to protect Groton against the Indians; was elected constable of Groton in 1695; was an inn holder there from 1696 to 1701. On feb 22 1703 he sold his Groton estate and moved to Killingly CT buying a farm one mile east of the present city of Putnam, where in 1715 he erected a pretentious house, still standing, which became historic in afteryears. He was chosen the first captain of the trained band in Killingly for its defense against the Indians in 1720. He died Dec 29, 1742."
Electa Eliza was the daughter of Thaddeus Sobieski Cady and Sarah Siples Cady.
Sarah was the wife of Thaddeus Sobieski Cady. Their children were: Lafayette Tubbs, Electa Eliza, Samuel Edson, Frank Elizur, William Henry, and Phoebe Ann.
The sons of Thaddues S Cady and Sarah: William Henry, Lafayette Tubbs, and Frank Elizur
Thaddeus began life as a farmer in VT, then moved to Michigan, then Missouri, KS, Nebraska and finally settled in Gonzales TX. He was a soldier in the Civil War. He served in Company D Unit 25 Michigan Infantry from Aug 1862 - Apr 1864.
His Obituary in the The Gonzales Inquirer reads:
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
June 19, 1890
Bitten by a Rattlesnake.
Tuesday morning Mr. Thaddeus CADY, an old gentleman about 70 years of age, accompanied by a little girl, went to the river bottom of Mr. S. S. BARBER to get a load of wood. While chopping wood he was bitten by a large rattlesnake on the calf of the leg. He killed the snake and cut off the rattles and gave them to the little girl and started to town. While going through a gate the wagon became fastened on a port and Mr. CADY in endeavoring to get out, fell to the ground overcome by the poison. The little girl ran to a house near by and secured assistance. Mr. CADY was brought to town in an unconscious condition and at 4:20 p.m. died from the effects of the bite. The snake had ten rattles. Mr. CADY was buried Wednesday evening. Several rattlesnakes had been killed previously in the bottom by men cutting wood. The fangs of the snake were driven through his pants and underclothing, and the wounds were about an inch and a half apart.