Descendants of Jacob Rhodes

Descendants of Jacob Rhodes


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1. Jacob Rhodes was born about 1790 in England.

General Notes: Mary Garren, born 30 October 1796 (probably in Rowan County or Wilkes County) was a daughter of John Garren and Hannah Fouts and a granddaughter of James Garren.

By 1807, she was living with her family on Cane Creek in Fairview township, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

c1820 - Mary Garren married Jacob Rhodes, of whom little additional information is known. The will of Mary Garren's father, John Garren, contained a mistake which would lead the casual researcher to conclude that Mary's sister, Christina Garren, married Jacob Rhode; however, Christina Garren's marriage to David Pinkerton (son of Robert P. Pinkerton and Mary Ray) and their move after 1832 to Arkansas and Coryell and Cass County, Texas is well documented and the necessary proof is in the possession of Mrs. Charlsie Van Oostrum, Rt. 1 Box 26, Tipton, Oklahoma 73570. Mrs. Van Oostrum also has letters written by David and Christina Garren Pinkerton to relatives in Buncombe County, North Carolina on 17 November 1874. There are no marriage records on file in Buncombe County prior to 1851; however, the marriage of Mary Garren to Jacob Rhodes is certain.

1830 - US census of Buncombe County NC, p.252 for Jacob Rhodes

males age 30 to 40 - 1 (born 1790-1800), assumed to be Jacob Rhodes
males age 0 to 5 - 2 (born 1825-1830), assumed to be sons - Abner? and Eli?
females age 30 to 40 - 1 (born 1790-1800), assumed to be Mary Garren Rhodes
females age 0 to 5 - 1 (born 1825-1830), assumed to be a daughter, identity unknown

25 December 1831 - Buncombe County NC Deed Book 21180 - Daniel and Absalom Garren (brothers) conveyed 98 acres on Hooper's Creek to Thomas Morris for $225. Both Daniel and Absalom signed the deed by mark and the deed was witnessed by the signatures of Lewis Garren (possibly Daniel's son) and Jacob Rodes (Rhodes), Jurat. Daniel and Absalom apparently never registered a deed at the Buncombe County courthouse when the property was acquired.

2 March 1840 - Buncombe County NC Wills, p. 90; an exerpt tomy son-in-law Jacob Rhodes I leave one dollar . . . the above named having already received a portion of my estate. . . . July Term 1843 - The foregoing will was proved in open court by oath of Alexander Merrell, N. Harrison, Clk. By Thos. L. Gaston OC.

12 August 1844 - Mary Garren Rhodes died.

1846 - Trisha Rhodes Norsworthy, 1009 Sunnyside Ave. AudubonPA 19403-1826 - Jacob Rhodes purchased two tracts of land; 150 acres on Hooper's Creek and 375 acres lying in Buncombe County and Henderson County, NC.

10 September 1850 - U. S. census of Henderson County NC, Dwelling #798, Family #927 - Jacob Rhodes was living in this household with a female named Sarah, whom Jacob apparently married after the death of Mary Garren. He was living nearby to David Rimer (Rhymer) and Jesse Rodes (Rhodes), age 75. However, there were no children shown living in the household.

Rhodes, Jacob 70M, born NC
Sarah 68F, born NC

26 October 1857 - Trisha Rhodes Norsworthy citing Henderson County NC Deed Book 8218 - Bond executed by John Rhodes with Jacob Rhodes to ensure that John will see to the maintenance of his parents for the rest of their lives.

(date?) - Trisha Rhodes Norsworthy citing Henderson County NC Deed Book 8608 - Abner Rhodes administrator of the estate of Jacob Rhodes, decd. Jos Maxwell and Archibald McKalle, witnesses.

1860 - U. S. census for Edneyville township, Henderson County, North Carolina, family #446:

Rodes, Abner 30M, born NC
Caroline 22F, born NC
Mary 1F, born NC
Nathan 5/12, born NC

Townson, Mary 48F, born GA, MIL
Emeline 28F, born NC

1860 - U. S. Census for Hendersonville township, Henderson County, North Carolina, family #249 and #250

King, Joseph Sr. 45M, born NC
Mary A. 41F, born NC
Emerson M. 17M, born NC
Louisa C. 11F, born NC
Montraville 8M, born NC
Ruema 5F, born NC

Rodes, Eli 31M, born NC
Catherine 30F, born NC
Mary 7F, born NC
John 5M, born NC
Jefferson 3M, born NC

Roberts, Louisa 23F, born NC

As a final thought, Mrs. Norsworthy found a North Carolina will for Henry Rhodes, wife Elizabeth, 12/21/1773, 1/25/1774, sons Jacob and Henry

Perhaps Mr. C. Bruce Whitaker, 661 Old Fort Road, Fairview NC 28730 has additional information concerning the Jacob Rhodes family.

Possible descendants of Jacob Rhodes and Mary Garren

Mary Garren
30 October 1796 NC - 12 August 1844 NC
M-c.1820s/JacobRhodes
4 possible children

1 - Unknown daughter
b. c1825-30 NC
Marital status unknown

2 - Abner Rhodes
b. c1828 NC
m - 10 mar 1858/Caroline E. Townsend
1 known child
2.1 - Lonnie Rankin Rhodes
12 Sep 1876 NC - 28 Nov 1944 VA
Marital status unknown

3 - Eli Rhodes
b. c1829 NC
m. c1852/Catherine ?
3.1 - Mary Rhodes
b. c1853 NC
Marital status unknown

3.2 - John Rhodes
b. c1855 NC
Marital status unknown

3.3 - Jefferson Rhodes
b. c1857 NC
Marital status unknown

4 - John Rhodes (possible)
b. c1830s?
Marital status unknown

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The 1820 Census of Buncombe County, North Carolina lists Jacob Rhodes as head of a household consisting of 2 males (0-10), l male (26-45), 3 females (0-10), and 1 female (26-45). George W. Rhodes was found on the 1850 Census at age 34, a farmer owning $200.00 in real estate. This would have his birth date around 1816 and more than likely one of the male children at age 4. The male between 26 and 45 would have been Jacob, and the female in this bracket would have been his wife. The names of the female children have been difficult to determine as this is going to entail locating and identifying them through marriage records and some guesswork will necessarily be involved.

The 1830 Census of Buncombe County, North Carolina lists Jacob Rhodes as head of a household consisting of 1 male (1-10), which would have been our great grandfather, William, as he was born 5 February 1822, and would have been 8 years of age at this time, 2 males (10-15), one of which would have been George W. at age 14, 1 male (40-50), Jacob, 1 female (5-10), l female (15-20) and 1 female (40-50), Mrs. Jacob Rhodes.

The 1840 Census of Buncombe County, North Carolina list Jacob Rhodes as head of a household consisting of 1 male (0-5), 1 male (10-15), 1 male (15-20) who would have been William, 1 male (40-50), Jacob, 1 female (5-10), 1 female (15-20) and 1 female (40-50) Mrs. Jacob Rhodes.

We have been unable to determine the whereabouts of the family after the 1840 Census, although George W. Rhodes and his family are in Buncombe County in 1850 and 1860.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Jacob married Mary Garren, daughter of John Garren and Hannah Fouts, about 1820. Mary was born on 30 Oct 1796 in Randolph County, North Carolina and died on 12 Aug 1844 in Rowan Or Wilkes County, North Carolina at age 47.

General Notes: This information on Mary Garren was provided by Ron Shelton, a volunteer at Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Inc. in Suite 22, Innsbruck Mall, Asheville, North Carolina 28805.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. George Washington Rhodes was born in 1818 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina and died in 1896 at age 78.

+ 3 M    ii. William M Rhodes was born on 5 Feb 1822 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina and died on 1 Feb 1908 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 85.

+ 4 M    iii. Abner Rhodes was born in 1825.

+ 5 M    iv. Eli Rhodes was born in 1828.

+ 6 U    v. Unknown Rhodes was born in 1829.

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2. George Washington Rhodes was born in 1818 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina and died in 1896 at age 78.

General Notes: 25TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, formerly the 15th Volunteers, was assembled at Camp Patton, Asheville, North Carolina, in August 1861. The following counties furnished companies for the regiment: Henderson, Jackson, Haywood, Cherokee, Transylvania, Clay, Macon, and Buncombe. It moved to Brazzaville, South Carolina and remained there until March, 1862. The unit then moved back to North Carolina and arrived in Virginia on June 24. Serving in R. Ransom's and M. B. Ransom's Brigade, it fought with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Fredericksburg, served in North Carolina, then saw action at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff. Later the 25th participated inthe long Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomatox Campaign. It reported 128 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 15 in the Maryland campaign, 88 at Fredericksburg, and 103 at Plymouth. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek, and on April 9, 1865, only 8 officers and 69 men were present. The field officers were Colonels Thomas L. Clingman and Henry M. Rutledge; Lieutenant Colonels S. C. Bryson, St. Clair Dearing, and Matthew N. Love; and Majors John W. Francis, William S. Grady, and William Y. Morgan.

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Received 11 April 2001 from Margaret Freeman Skiles, 312 Yon Hill, Hendersonville, NC 28792:

North Carolina Troops: 1861-1865 A Roster Vol. VII, page 434 lists a George W. Rhodes who resided in Buncombe Co., and enlisted in Henderson County at age 47, July 15, 1861. He mustered in as a musician (drummer) but was reduced in rank in Nov-Dec, 1861. Present or accounted for until discharged on Jan. 14, 1862. Reason discharged not reported.

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Received 16 April 2001 from Margaret Freeman Skiles:

In examining the same page in the NC Troops roster book, I find John H. Rhodes, Private, who resided in Buncombe County and enlisted in Henderson County at age 27, July 15, 1861. Present or accounted for until he surrendered to the enemy at Richmond VA on or about April 10, 1865. Confined at Richmond until released on or about April 16, 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

William J. Rhodes, Private, resided in Buncombe County and enlisted at Fredricksburg, VA at age 19, December 5, 1862 for the war. Present or accounted for through February, 1865.

The three above, as well as Andrew, enlisted in Company H, 25th Infantry, NC Troops. This company was known as the "Cane Creek Rifles".

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Email received 26 April 2001 from Jim Taylor (taylor@datasync.com) in reply to query concerning the 25th NC Troops and George W. Rhodes and his sons John and William:

I don't have access to their records, but I did find them all listed in Broadfoot's "Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865". George W., William J. and John H. Rhodes were members of Company H, 25th North Carolina Infantry Regiment.

Your local library can rent the film which contains their records from Heritage Quest. The records are in Series M270, Roll 320 "25th Infantry, Po-Se".

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The Buncombe County Census of 1850 was enumerated 24 July 1850, and listed George W. Rhodes (34) as head of household with wife Jane (39), Mary Elizabeth (11), John H. (9), Patience (7), William J. L. (4) and Margaret M. (2) in residence.

The 1860 Buncombe County Census shows two additional children, both boys, Washington (9) and L. P. (7).

The family did not appear on the 1870 North Carolina census.

The Buncombe County Census of 1880 Asheville 9th Township Household #163 lists:

Rhoads, G. W. (62), born in NC, father and mother born in NC (Father possibly born in England), Jane P. (69), father and mother born in NC; Mary E. (15), granddaughter; Elbert J. (10) grandson, R. L. (9), (M), grandson; and Martha A (8) granddaughter

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Buried in Inanda Cemetery near Asheville, Buncombe County, NC. Also a Malinda and Patsy Rhodes in same area.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

George married Jane Lankford in 1838 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina. Jane was born in 1810 in North Carolina and died in 1886 at age 76.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 7 F    i. Mary Elizabeth Rhodes was born about 1839 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

+ 8 M    ii. John H Rhodes was born about 1841 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

+ 9 F    iii. Patience Rhodes was born about 1843 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

+ 10 M    iv. William J L Rhodes was born about 1846 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

+ 11 F    v. Margaret M Rhodes was born about 1848 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

+ 12 M    vi. Washington Rhodes was born about 1851 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

+ 13 U    vii. L P Rhodes was born about 1853 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.


3. William M Rhodes was born on 5 Feb 1822 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina and died on 1 Feb 1908 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 85.

General Notes: As the tombstone of William M. Rhodes bears the Masonic emblem a search is being conducted to learn more of this affiliation. Telephone calls made to the Rising Sun Lodge #29 in Decatur, Danville Lodge #95 in Morgan County, Mount Zion Lodge #542 in Lawrence County, and the Grand Lodge of Alabama at Montgomery has yielded this information:

Provided by Secretary Marion Brown and A. B. (Bernice) Clark of Danville Lodge 95 February 2000:

William M. Rhodes was present at this Lodge and received his degrees as follows:

24 January 1863 - 1st degree; 14 February 1863 - 2nd degree; 28 February 1863 - 3rd degree (Master Mason)

This entry was made in the time period following the November-December 1862 muster appearance on the rolls of Company B, 30th Georgia Infantry and falls in the time frame in which we were unable to determine the whereabouts of William M. Rhodes.

Another indication that William was at home about this time, is that his daughter, Mary Beatrice (Dollie) Rhodes Roberts was born 16 October 1863.

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Provided by Secretary Homer Long of Mount Zion Lodge #542, Lawrence County, Alabama:

At William's death on 1 February 1908, two brothers were named to furnish details to the area newspapers.

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Provided by Bro. Darren Woods, JW, Mt. Zion #542, received 17 February 2001:

07/12/02 - W. M. Rhodes was on the membership roster of Mt. Zion Lodge #542

11/08/02 - He was listed on the minutes as present at this meeting. He was not in the minutes as attending after this date.

The next entry concerning him is the time of his death. On 02/03/08, a special lodge was opened for the purpose of conducting a Masonic funeral service. This means he would have had a Masonic burial conducted at the grave site.

On 02/08/08 a committee was formed to write a "tribute of respect" to Bro. Rhodes.

On 0/14/08, the committee discharged that report.

The minute book containing this information started in 1902

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Letter received 23 February 2001 from Darrell Woods of Danville AL Lodge 95 states the following:

William M. Rhodes

Source: Mt. Zion Lodge #542 Meeting Minutes

07-12-1902: "A Master Mason lodge was opened in form. Visiting brethren: J. W. Russell - Trinity Lodge No. 386, G. M. Gray, J. T. Gray, Travis Wade, J. M. Johnson, George Fuller - Danville Lodge No. 95. The lodge met to pay the last tribute and respect to Bro. W. M. Rhodes. After the funeral service the special MM lodge was closed in due form." (This means he had a Masonic funeral service, carried out by the lodge at the grave site.)

02-08-1908: "A committee was formed to write a tribute of respect to Bro. W. M. Rhodes."

03-14-1908: "Committee discharged report of the Committee on Resolutions of Bro. W. M. Rhodes."

05-09-1908: "On account of $1.00 due C. J. Hilldreth for printing the memorial of W. M. Rhodes was presented and on motion, it was ordered to be paid."

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MEMOIR

At a regular communication of Mt. Zion Lodge No. 542 A. F. & A. M. Mt. Zion Ala.

The following resolutions were adopted:

Whereas it has pleased Almighty God in His divine mercy to take unto himself our beloved friend and brother W. M. Rhodes, and removed him from our midst to the Grand Lodge above. Where the pure walk hand in hand in celestial love and praise whom we love so well.

Therefore be it resolved 1st:

That it is lent a just tribute to the memory of the departed one to say that in regretting his removal from among us, we mourn for one who was in every way worthy of our respect and esteem.

Resolve 2nd:

That in the death of our beloved Brother W. M. Rhodes, we recognize that this lodge has lost an upright and faithful member, and the order at large a fearless exponent of its principles

Resolve 3rd:

That in their bereavement, we tender the family of the deceased the universal sympathy and friendly feeling of our lodge. And that with them we mourn our mutual loss.

Resolve 4th:

That as a mark of esteem our altar draped in mourning, and each member wear a badge of mourning for a period of thirty days. A copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased Brother. A copy be recorded on the minutes and published in the New Decatur Advertiser and the Moulton Advertiser.

S. L. Kitchens WM
A. J. McCulloch Sec.
J. T. Robinson
C. C. Raines
Floyd McCleskey - Committee

(This memorial appeared in the Moulton Advertiser 31 March 1908)

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William was first located on the 1860 Morgan County census taken the 8th day of June 1860 - Post Office: Basham Gap, Ala. He was listed as head of household (38), Blacksmith, born in North Carolina. Others in household were: Margaret (33), housewife, Mary A. (15), Eveline (13), all born in North Carolina, Thomas (9), James (7), George (5), William (3) and Benjamin (1), all born in Georgia.

No record has been found indicating listing in the 1870 census at this time.

The next appearance of his family was on the 1880 Lawrence County census taken the 2nd day of June, 1880 by James E. Griffin, enumerator, in Township 6 Range 6.

William is listed as head of household (58), Farmer, born in North Carolina, father born in England, mother in North Carolina. His wife is Rachel (45), housekeeping, born in Tennessee, father in South Carolina, and mother in Georgia. Children are William B. (23), born in Georgia, father in North Carolina, mother in Tennessee, Dollie (17), Alice (13) and Daniel W. (6), both born in Alabama.

Census records for 1890 do not exist as they were destroyed in a fire.

The next record is the 1900 census (Enumeration District 79, Sheet 7) taken 12 June 1900 by Frank A. Cowan, enumerator in Oakville, Precinct No. 9, Lawrence County, Alabama in which William is listed as head of household (78), born Feb. 1822, married 16 years, wife Mary J. (62), born May 1838 in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother in South Carolina. William is farming own farm, which is free from mortgage.

In the adjacent household is William B. Rhoads and his family.

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Marriage Bond: State of North Caroline Burke County:

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, That we are held & firmly bound to the State of North Carolina in the just and full sum of five hundred pounds, current money of the said State: To the payment whereof, well and truly to be done and made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated the 18th day of January A. D. 1845.

The condition of the above obligation is Such, That, whereas the above bounden WILLIAM RHODES, hath made application for a Licence for a Marriage, to be celebrated between him and MARGARET ANN PARKER of the county aforesaid.

Now, in case it shall not appear hereafter, that there is any lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void - otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED,
IN THE PRESENCE OF: J. J. ENON, Clerk

Marriage licenses: William Rhodes-Rachel Harville, Book E, p. 209; William
Rhodes-Mrs. Jane Long, Book I, p. 505, Lawrence County, Alabama.

William M. Rhodes enlisted in Company B, 30th Georgia Infantry on 28 August,
1861 at Stockbridge, Henry County, Georgia and was honorably discharged on 12 June 1865. He was shot in the right shoulder in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee on 30 November 1864.

In applications for Soldiers and Sailors relief dated 26 April 1897 and 31 January 1898, his Post Office address was Mountainboro, Etowah County, Alabama.

In an application dated 1 January 1899 it states that he enlisted in the service of State, or Confederate States, as a Private in Capt. Hamby's company in the Patterson Regiment in May 1863 at Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama. At the time of this application he was 79 years of age. In this application his Post Office is listed as Progress, Alabama.

Records obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. indicate the following:

Pvt., Co. E, commanded by Capt. R. M. Hitch* appears on Company Muster Roll of the Confederate 30th Georgia Infantry for Sept 25 to Dec 31, 1861. Enlisted: Sept 25, 1861 in Henry Co. GA by Robt. M. Hitch for 12 mo.

*This company was also known as (Old) Company E, 39th Regiment Georgia Infantry, and became (New) Company B of that Regiment about June, 1862. The designation of the Regiment was changed to 30th Regiment Georgia Infantry about July, 1862.

Pvt., (Old) Co. E, 39 Reg't Georgia Inf.* appears on Company Muster Roll of the Confederate 30th Georgia Infantry for Mar & Apr 1862. Enlisted: Sept 25, 1861 at Fairburn by R.M. Hitch for 12 mo. Last paid: by S. J. Smith Jan 1, 1862. Present or absent: Absent Remarks: Nurse in Hospl.

*This company became (New) Company B, 39th Regiment Georgia Infantry, about June, 1862, and the designation of the regiment was changed to 30th Regiment Georgia Infantry about June, 1862.

Pvt., Co. E, 39 Reg't Georgia Infantry, appears on Regimental Return of the Confederate 30th Georgia Infantry for May 1862. Absent enlisted men accounted for: Hosp Nurse, Savh.

Pvt., (New) Co. B, 39 Reg't Georgia Inf.* appears on Company Muster Roll of the Confederate 30th Georgia Infantry for May & June 1862. Enlisted: Sept 25, 1861 in Fairbourn by R.M. Hitch for 3 years. Last paid: by Capt. H. M. Davenport to Apr 30, 1862. Present or absent: Present

*The designation of this regiment was changed to 30th Regiment Georgia Infantry about July, 1862.

Pvt., Co. B, 30 Reg't Georgia Infantry, appears on Company Muster Roll of the Confederate 30th Georgia Infantry for July & Aug 1862. Enlisted Sept 25 1861 in Fairbourn by R. M. Hitch for 3 yrs. Reorganized. Last paid: by Capt. H. M. Davenport to June 30, 1862. Present or absent: Present

Pvt., Co. B, 30 Reg't Georgia Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll for Sept & Oct 1862. Enlisted Sept 25, 1861 in Fairbourn, Ga by R. M. Hitch for 12 mo. Last paid by Capt Hightower to Aug 31, 1862. Bounty paid $50 no/100; due $_____no/100 Present or absent: Present

Pvt., Co. B, 30 Reg't Georgia Infantry, appears on Company Muster Roll of the Confederate 30th Georgia Infantry for Nov & Dec 1862. Enlisted Sept 25, 1861 in Fairburn by R. M. Hitch for 3y. Last paid by Capt. J. C. Hightower to Oct 31, 1862. Present or absent: Present. Name appears in column names Present as William M. Rhodes

NOTE: (*) At this point there is a gap we are attempting to close. According to pension application information and the Confederate Census of Morgan County, Alabama, William enlisted as a Private in Capt. Hamby's Company in the Patterson Regiment in May 1863 at Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama. These applications also state he enlisted in the service of the State, or Confederate States, as a Private in Company B in the 30th Ga. Infantry on the 28th day of August, 1861 at Stockbridge, Henry County, Ga and that he was wounded in the right shoulder by a shell on 30 Nov 1864 in the Battle of Franklin, TN.

(*) As noted earlier William M. Rhodes received his 1st, 2nd and 3rd (Master Mason) degrees in January and February 1863 from the Danville Lodge, Morgan County, Alabama in January and February of 1863. This would account for some of the gap in his Confederate service records.

From other records it was learned that William's son in law, Nathan Harrison Farrington, the husband of his oldest daughter, Mary Ann Rhodes, enlisted as a Private in Co. C of the 1st Alabama Cavalry Nov 20, 1861 to March 1, 1862 on a Roll dated Mar 24, 1862. He was reenlisted Mar 20, 1862 in Tuscumbia, Alabama by James W. Harper for "the war", meaning the duration. He was blinded by powder shortly afterward on 7 April 1862 in the Battle of Shiloh, TN.

Records of the 1st Alabama Cavalry lists the counties and captains comprising this Regiment. Under Morgan County it lists J. W. Harper (Resigned); Josiah Patterson (company detached). We are trying to determine if this is the Patterson referred to in the pension applications and Confederate census. Given the fact that William's son in law was in the unit, and that it was comprised of Morgan and Lawrence county men, this seems to be a reasonable assumption. However, nothing concrete has been established.*

*National Archive records indicate lst Lt. Josiah Patterson was recruited by James W. Harper, who had recruited N. H. Farrington. Upon Harper's resignation, company command was assumed by Josiah Patterson and he was promoted to Captain. He was later promoted to Colonel and was in Command of the 5th Alabama Cavalry at its surrender at Selma, Alabama.

We will resume with documented accounts following the wounding at Franklin, TN.

Pvt., Co. B, 30 Reg't. Ga. Inf appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Nashville, Tenn., captured by forces under Maj. Gen. Thomas, commanding Dept. of the Cumberland, and forwarded to Capt. S. E. Jones, A.D.C., Louisville, Ky., December 20, 1864. Roll dated Headquarters Dept. of the Cumberland, Office Provost Marshal General, Nashville, Tenn., December 20, 1864. Where captured: Nashville When captured: Dec. 16, 1864

Pvt., Co B. 30 Reg't. Ga. Inf appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War received at Louisville, Ky., Dec. 22, 1864, from Nashville, Tenn. Roll dated Louisville, Kentucky, Dec 22, 1864. Where captured: Nashville When captured: Dec. 16, 1864

Pvt. Co. B. 30 Reg't Ga Inf appears on a roll of Prisoners of War at Military Prison, Louisville, Ky. Date when received: Jany 2, 1865 Where captured: Nashville, Tenn Date when captured: Dec 16, 1864 Date when discharged: Jan 4, 1865 Where sent: Camp Chase Remarks, charges, &c: Nashville


Pvt. Co. B. 30 Reg't Ga. Inf appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Louisville, Ky., transferred to Camp Chase, O., Jan'y 4, 1865 Roll dated Louisville, Ky., Jan'y 4, 1865 Where captured: Nashville, Tenn. When captured: Dec. 16, 1864

Pvt. Co. B. 30 Reg't Ga. Inf appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War who arrived at Military Prison, Louisville, Ky., during the five days ending Jan. 5, 1865 Roll dated Louisville, Ky., Jan'y 6, 1865. Where captured: Near Nashville, Tenn When captured: Dec. 16, 1864 Where from: Nashville, Tenn.

Pvt. Co. B. 30 Reg't Ga. Inf appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War received at Camp Chase, Ohio, from Louisville, Ky., Jan. 6, 1865 Roll dated: not dated, 186_. Where captured: Nashville, Tenn When captured: Dec 16, 1864 Remarks: Received from Louisville, Ky., Jan'y 6, 1865

Pvt. Co. B. 30 Reg't Ga. Inf Name appears as signature to an Oath of Allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to at Camp Chase, Ohio, June 12, 1865.* Place of residence: Newton Co. Ga Complexion: fair Hair: Dk Eyes: Brown; height: 5 ft. 7 in. Where captured: Nashville, Tenn. When captured: Dec 16, 1864

*Names appear in columns as Wm. M. Rhodes - signs by mark X. Indorsement shows: "Roll of Prisoners of War Released at Camp Chase, O., June 12th, '65, as per B.O. No. 109, dated A.G.O., June 6, '65."

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Property transfer State of Alabama, Lawrence County, Alabama:

I hereby certify that the within deed was filed in my office for record on the 25th day of November 1887 and was this day duly recorded in Book W Page 25. Given under my and this 10th day of December 1887.

J. C. Kumke, Judge of Probate

The State of Alabama "
Lawrence County "

Know all men by these presents that we, William Rhodes and Mary J. Rhodes his wife, Richard W. McCullouch and Margaret McCullouch his wife, Samuel McCullouch and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to us in hand paid by George D. Long the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged we do remise, release and quit claim and convey to the said George D. Long all our rights title interest and claim in or to the following described land to wit: The West half of the Southeast Fourth of Section Two, Township Six Range Six situated and lying in the County of Lawrence and State of Alabama.

Witness our hands and seals this the 15th day of November 1887.

Wm. Rhodes Seal
Mary J. Rhodes "
Richard W. McCullouch "
Margaret McCullouch "
Samuel McCullouch "
Elizabeth McCullouch "

Attest: F. A. Cowan

The State of Alabama )
Lawrence County )

I, F. A. Cowan, a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county hereby certify that Wm Rhodes and Mary J. Rhodes his wife, Richard W. McCullouch and Margaret McCullouch his wife, Samuel McCullouch and Elizabeth his wife whose names are signed to the foregoing conveyance and who are known to me acknowledged before me on this day that being informed of the content of the conveyance they executed the same voluntarily on the day the same bears date.

Given under my hand this the 15th day of November 1887.
(s) F. A. Cowan J. P.


In a Schedule of Property filed with this application his real estate was valued at nothing, and personal property (household and kitchen furniture) at $10.00.

On 13 May 1899, his Schedule of Property consisted of 75 acres of land situated in Lawrence County and valued at $250.00.

1 Horses and mules (l horse since died) $30.00
3 Cattle of all kinds (2 cows and 1 yearling) 25.00
8 Hogs, sheep and goats (Hogs) 10.00
1 Bicycles and vehicles (1 Buggy) 10.00
Mechanical and farming tools and implements 3.00

His name is on the Pension Rolls of Lawrence County as No. 15434; that he is over the age of 80 years, and in fact that he was born on the 5th day of February 1822. (27th day of September 1907). He died 1 February 1908.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

William married Margaret Ann Parker on 18 Jan 1845 in Burke County, North Carolina. Margaret was born about 1827 in Burke County, North Carolina and died after 1867 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 14 F    i. Mary Ann Rhodes was born in Aug 1845 in Burke Or Buncombe County, North Carolina, died on 23 Dec 1915 in Winston County, Alabama at age 70, and was buried in Ashridge Cemetery, Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama.

+ 15 F    ii. Emaline Rhodes was born on 1 Nov 1847 in Burke County, North Carolina and died on 11 May 1913 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 65.

+ 16 M    iii. Thomas Jefferson Rhodes was born on 14 Jun 1849 in Georgia, died on 1 Oct 1943 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 94, and was buried in Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 17 M    iv. James M Rhodes was born in Sep 1852 in Georgia, died after 1930 in Nichols Township, Sunnyside, Conway County, Arkansas, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 18 M    v. George Washington Rhodes was born on 30 Aug 1854 in Georgia and died on 24 Aug 1926 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 71.

+ 19 M    vi. William Bryant Rhodes was born on 2 Dec 1856 in Georgia and died on 25 Apr 1944 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 87.

+ 20 M    vii. Benaja Alexander Rhodes was born on 18 Mar 1859 in Georgia and died on 3 Aug 1932 in Nash, Ellis County, Texas at age 73.

+ 21 F    viii. Mary Beatrice Rhodes "Dollie" was born on 16 Oct 1863 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 20 Apr 1951 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 87, and was buried in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 22 F    ix. Alice E Rhodes was born on 19 Nov 1867 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died in Jan 1896 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 28, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

William next married Rachel Harville on 28 Nov 1869 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Rachel was born in 1835 in Tennessee and died after 1880 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


The child from this marriage was:

+ 23 M    i. Daniel Webster Rhodes was born on 19 Jul 1873 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 25 Jul 1933 in Ennis, Ellis County, Texas at age 60, and was buried in Bardwell Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas.

William next married Mary Jane McCulloch on 11 Jun 1884 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Alabama. Mary was born in May 1838 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in 1932 in Alabama at age 94.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

4. Abner Rhodes was born in 1825.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

5. Eli Rhodes was born in 1828.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

6. Unknown Rhodes was born in 1829.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


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7. Mary Elizabeth Rhodes was born about 1839 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

8. John H Rhodes was born about 1841 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

9. Patience Rhodes was born about 1843 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

10. William J L Rhodes was born about 1846 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

General Notes: 1880 Buncombe County, North Carolina census: This may or may not be our William and Sarah Rhodes:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
William RODES Self M Male W 35 NC Work In Potter Shop NC NC
Sarah RODES Wife M Female W 33 NC Keeping House NC NC
John M. RODES Son S Male W 12 NC At School NC NC
Emla B. RODES Dau S Female W 10 NC At School NC NC
Martha RODES Dau S Female W 8 NC NC NC
James W. RODES Son S Male W 5 NC NC NC
Ruanna RODES Dau S Female W 3 NC NC NC


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Source Information:
Census Place Upper Hominy, Buncombe, North Carolina
Family History Library Film 1254954
NA Film Number T9-0954
Page Number 22A

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Enlisted in 25th North Carolina Troops at Fredericksburg, Virginia 5 December 1862 at age 19 "for the war". Present or accounted for through February 1865.

Email from Linda Harris (donhharris@worldnet.att.net 4 May 2001:

Sarah Rhodes - Widow of Wm Rhodes Co I, 25th Regt., NCST. Began as a Class B widow. Changed from Class B to Class A in June 1932. In December 1931 Wiley Rhodes signed for her check with his mark, witnessed by Geo. W. Fletcher. Wiley also signed with his mark for June 1933 check witnessed by Edith Robey. In June 1932, her son, F. C. Rhodes signed for her check. J. W. Rhodes signed her check with his mark in December 1932 and December 1933 witnessed by Edith Robey in December 1931 and June 1933 and by J. P. Fletcher in December 1933.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

11. Margaret M Rhodes was born about 1848 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

12. Washington Rhodes was born about 1851 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

13. L P Rhodes was born about 1853 in Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

14. Mary Ann Rhodes was born in Aug 1845 in Burke Or Buncombe County, North Carolina, died on 23 Dec 1915 in Winston County, Alabama at age 70, and was buried in Ashridge Cemetery, Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama.

General Notes: Church affiliation: Methodist

Tombstone inscription:

Mary A.
Wife of N. H.
Farrington
Born Mar. 8, 1845 (Born August 1845 - Married 8 March 1865)
Died Dec. 23, 1915

A Tender Mother
Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Mary married Nathan Harrison Farrington on 8 Mar 1865 in Morgan County, Alabama. Nathan was born on 22 Sep 1841 in Murray County, Georgia and died on 20 Sep 1905 in Winston County, Alabama at age 63.

General Notes: 1850 Census Murray County, GA taken 16 November 1850 by Absolem Holcombe
lists Floyd Farrington (60) Farmer with $100 real estate born in North Carolina with wife Margaret (62) and Harrison (8) and Newton (6), all born in North Carolina

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1870 Census Dry Creek Township 6 Range 6 Lawrence County Alabama taken 11 August 1870 lists:

H. Farrington (28), Farmer, born in Georgia, Mary (24), William (4), Sarah (3), Addison (1) and Margaret (6/12).

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1880 Census Blount County Alabama ED 2 Page 1 Line 2 Summit and Brookville Beats, taken 2 June 1880 lists N. H. Farrington (38) farmer, born in Georgia as head of household, Mary A. (34) wife, William H. (14), Margaret S. (12), Newton B. (10), Maria E. (9), Laura A. (11), and Roxanne (1), B. A. Rhoads (21) boarder. (B.A. is Mary Ann's younger brother)


Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
N. H. FARRINGTON Self M Male W 38 GA Farmer GA NC
Mary C. FARRINGTON Wife M Female W 34 GA Keeping House NC NC
Wm. H. FARRINGTON Son S Male W 14 AL Works On Farm GA GA
Margaret S. FARRINGTON Dau S Female W 12 AL At Home GA GA
Newton B. FARRINGTON Son S Male W 10 AL Works On Farm GA GA
Maria E. FARRINGTON Dau S Female W 9 AL At Home GA GA
Laura O. FARRINGTON Dau S Female W 4 AL At Home GA GA
Roxana FARRINGTON Dau S Female W 1 AL GA GA
B. A. RHOADS Other S Male W 21 AL Laborer NC NC


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Source Information:
Census Place Township 10, Blount, Alabama
Family History Library Film 1254002
NA Film Number T9-0002
Page Number 363A

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1900 Winston County, Alabama Census:

Harrison Farrington (58), born Aug 1840 (error) as head of household; Mary A. (53), wife, born Aug 1845, married 35 years, mother of 5 (error), 5 living; Addie (19), son, born Jan 1881; Alice (19), daughter, born Jan 1881; Ader (17), daughter, born Aug 1883; Davis, Roxey (20), daughter, born Sep 1879; Charley Davis (24), son in law, born Oct 1875

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Nathan Harrison Farrington enlisted in Company "C" listed on Military Records
Division index card; "D" on all other documents and affidavit attested to by L. B. Wright 6 August 1913 of the lst Alabama Cavalry, a part of the Army of the Mississippi, in February 1862, and was burned in both eyes by powder on 7 April 1862 in the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee. According to Soldier or Sailors Application for pension dated 2 June 1898 his left eye was lost and his right permanently damaged.

Only two cards obtained from National Archives:

1. Farrington, N.H. Co. C, lst Alabama Cavalry. (Confederate), Private
Card numbers: 1. 49133622 Number of medical cards herein: 0 Number of per-
sonal papers herein: 0

2. F 1 Cav. Ala.
N.H. Farrington, Pvt, Capt. James W. Harper's Co., 1 Reg't Alabama Cavalry*
appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above, for
Nov 20, 1861 to Mar 1 1862. Roll dated Mar 24, 1862

Enlisted:
When: Mar 20, 1862
Where: Tuscumbia
By Whom: Jas W. Harper
Period: For the war

Footnote at bottom of card:

*This company subsequently became (1st) Company C, lst Regiment Alabama Cavalry, and was consolidated with (1st) Company E to form (2d) Company G of this regiment. This portion of (2d) Company G was transferred to the 5th Regiment Alabama Cavalry by S.O. No. 155, A.&I.G.O., dated July 4, 1864, and was assigned as Company D of that regiment.

The 1st Regiment Alabama Cavalry was officially recognized by the A.&.I.G.O., about March 18, 1862. In November, 1862, the ten companies of the regiment were consolidated into (2d) Companies A to G, and the four companies of the 12th Battalion Alabama Cavalry became (2d) Companies H to K and Company I, of this regiment. This consolidation was annulled some time prior to June 30, 1864, and companies resumed their former designations.


Present or absent: Present

Considerable documentation has been collected pertinent to pension requests, including applications made in 1892, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1897 and 1898 and signed by N. H. Farrington (his mark) with the residence listed as Summit, Alabama in Blount County. Affidavits as to his faithful service were sworn by several comrades in arms, including his brother in law, George Roberts, husband of Mary Beatrice (Dollie) Rhodes. From available records, it appears his pension was discontinued as indicated by letters written by his wife, Mary Ann, following his death in 1905.

The following is dated 29 September 1913:

Haleyville, Ala. Rt. #3.

Genl. Fred S. Ferguson,
Montgomery, Ala.

Dear Sir:

Your letter to me of Sept. 18th, was duly received. I am a poor, frail, widow, and it is impossible for me to come to Montgomery to see you. I do not know what to do. About the 4th of August I had the Probate Judge of this county send to the state auditor three affidavits which my son had gone away over into another county and procure from some of my husband's comrades in the army. You do not seem to have gotten these affidavits.

Will you not be kind enough to go to the State Auditor and ask him is he has not got those affidavits from Judge Curtis of Winston County. If you can get them, please look over them and tell me what the trouble is.

I do not know why my husband's name is W. H. Farrington, when it is N. H. Farrington. It seems like it is hard to get things right. Look up and see if the records do not show his name right.

Please write me just as soon as you get this letter, and let me know if you pass on these matters, or whether it will be best for me to wait until the Board meets. I thought I would try to get up enough money to send a lawyer down there to present my case to the board. What do you think about that? If I do that should he come to see you or wait until the Board meets? I certainly can not send him but one trip, even if I am able to arrange that - so I want to be sure that he comes at the right time.

Pray give this letter your kind attention. I do not know what I shall do, if I lose this little pension.

Very resp -

Mrs. M. A. Farrington, widow of N. H. Farrington

My address is Haleyville, R.F.D. #3.

Another letter, evidently in Mary Ann's handwriting, reads as follows:

Haleyville, Ala R#3
August 21 - 1915

Mr. Allgood State Auditor if this blank is not filled out right pleas let me know. Also let me know whether or not I am reclassified or not. I have got the blank back and dont under stand any thing about it.

Yours truley

Mrs. M. A. Farrington


Mary Ann died four months later on December 23, 1915.

Buried at Ashridge Cemetery, Double Springs, Alabama

Church affiliation: Methodist

Tombstone inscription:

Nathan H. Farrington
husband of
M. A. Farrington
Born Sept. 20, 1841
Died Sept. 10, 1905
Age 68 years
11 months
28 days

Weep not - He is at rest

The following is taken from Farrington Tales and I'm Sitting on Mine, compiled by Kay Farrington Frost:

Farrington's Travel West

Nathan Harrison Farrington, my great great grandfather, had one brother. His name was Samuel Newton Farrington. He was the person for whom my grandfather Farrington was named.

The following information about the Farrington family was sent to me by Don Farrington's wife. She lived in San Angelo, Texas. This was written in November 1976.

"Our branch of the Farrington family came from Georgia to Alabama, and then my Grandfather, one of two sons of Great Grandfather Farrington and his second wife, came on to Texas. Great Grandmother Farrington, my Grandfather's mother, came to Texas with Grandpa and Grandma Farrington and lived with them until her death.

The original spelling of the name was F-A-R-R-I-N-G-T-O-N. However, when my Grandfather, Samuel Newton Farrington (we called him Pa) married Grandma, the former Mary Mariah Lewis, she reasoned that if the name were pronounced "Fair-ington", it should be spelled with an "i". So, she and her children spelled it with an "i" . When her two oldest sons, (my uncles) married the Smith sisters, (Willie and Zada), the new daughters-in-law decided to revert to the original spelling. However, my mother and her two sisters used the "i" spelling and the name is spelled with an "i" on our birth certificates, and on the grave markers for Pa Farrington, buried in Breckenridge, and Grandma, buried in Eldorado.

The Farringtons were of Scotch-Irish descent. They were tall, well over six feet for the men and above average for the women - slim, with fair complexion, blue eyes, thick curly hair ranging in color from medium to dark brown. Although some had quick tempers, the flare-ups usually cooled as rapidly as they flared. In general, family members were smart, quick thinking and acting, sharp witted, and with a lot of creative talent.

Bad eyes and ears seemed to run in the family, as did allergies and skin that had moles and was sensitive to the sun. Of course, allergies had some effect on the ears, and many members, although not totally deaf, experienced loss of hearing by middle age. Also, some members of the family had a very low tolerance for alcohol. On the other hand, family members normally had exceptionally good, even teeth. The Farringtons did not gray early, but seemed to retain the hair and its natural color until rather late in life.

Twins ran in the Farrington family, at least from Grandma and Pa through the present generations. Grandma Farrington had twins. Mother lost twins through miscarriage, and several of the next two generations have twins. Although not considered hereditary, a large number of deaths in the family have been caused by cancer.

Great Grandfather Farrington, Edward Floyd Farrington, was a wheelwright by trade. He and his first wife had several children with whom the two sons by his second wife (our Great Grandmother) lost all contact. Harrison and Samuel Newton were the two sons by the second wife, and Samuel Newton was our Grandfather (Nathan Harrison was my Great Great Grandfather). As often happened in those days, due to lack of communications, when families became separated they seldom heard of each other. Coming west was like going to the end of the world. There were no telephones, telegraphs, and only a hit-or-miss postal service.

Uncle Harrison, Samuel Newton's brother, and his family remained in Alabama. However, the brothers did manage family visits during the years.

One of Uncle Harrison's sons, (also named Harrison) visited us in Breckenridge in the late 1920's.

Samuel Newton Farrington ran away from home when he was 16 or 17 and enlisted in the Army and fought for the South in the Civil War. In later years, his happiest moments were telling of his war experiences. In time, everybody knew his stories, but childlike, we still loved to listen to them. To get him started often we would ask if he were a Rebel? That, he rejected: He was a "Confederate" soldier. Another gambit was to ask if he wore a blue uniform. The answer, of course, was an emphatic, "No". But the questions started the story.

Although Pa Farrington had little formal education, he was a smart man, and extremely adept at mathematics. It was no trick for him to compute a complex sum without benefit of pencil. He could look over a field of cotton or grain and tell pretty nearly its yield and the amount of money it would bring at current prices.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 24 M    i. Floyd Farrington

+ 25 M    ii. William Harrison Farrington "Bill" was born on 25 Dec 1866 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 21 Aug 1944 in Farrington, Grayson County, Texas at age 77, and was buried in Whitaker Cemetery, Farrington, Grayson County, Texas.

+ 26 F    iii. Margaret Sarah Farrington "Meg" was born on 21 Sep 1867 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 14 Aug 1937 in Brooksville, Alabama at age 69, and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Brooksville, Blount County, Alabama.

+ 27 M    iv. Samuel Newton Farrington was born on 25 Sep 1869 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 16 Jul 1945 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama at age 75, and was buried in Crestwood Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

+ 28 F    v. Mary Elizabeth Farrington "Bet" was born in Feb 1870 in Blount County, Alabama.

+ 29 F    vi. Laura A Farrington was born in 1876 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 30 F    vii. Roxie Ann Farrington "Roxana" was born in Sep 1879 in Blount County, Alabama.

+ 31 M    viii. Addie Farrington was born on 18 Jan 1882 in Winston County, Alabama and died on 28 Feb 1944 in Gum Springs, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 62.

+ 32 F    ix. Alice Farrington was born on 18 Jan 1882 in Winston County, Alabama.

+ 33 F    x. Ada Farrington "Ader" was born on 15 Feb 1883 in Winston County, Alabama and died on 15 Jun 1966 in Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama at age 83.

15. Emaline Rhodes was born on 1 Nov 1847 in Burke County, North Carolina and died on 11 May 1913 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 65.

General Notes: Story related in July 1999 by Margaret Merrick of Jacksonville, Arkansas states that James had quite of bit of gold at the end of the Civil War and had told Emaline he was going out to bury it. Upon his return a group of men rode up to the house and came in. One of the riders remained outside in the shadows and did not enter the home. The story goes that Emaline was tied up, James was killed and the tongue of their negro was cut out. Emaline suspicioned that the unknown rider was a son of James by a previous marriage.

Thomas Jefferson Rhodes (Emaline's brother) was Margaret's great grandfather and was the source of this information. After the death of Margaret's mother in 1933 when she was 5 years old and her sister Helen was 3, they were taken in at the home of Thomas Jefferson and his daughter, Lutie Rhodes Carlisle and raised there. Many evenings were spent by the fireplace as Tom told tales of his life as an ox-team teamster on the Tennessee River in Morgan County, Alabama, and of the days after he and his brother, James, came to Conway County, Arkansas by ox-drawn wagons in 1880.

Another brother, Benaja Alexander Rhodes, went to Ellis County, Texas from Alabama in 1895, where his last daughter, Mable, was born September 23, 1902. Emaline likely named her son, James Alexander Basham after James Hogan and this brother. Mable's father had told the identical story about James' murder to his family according to Mable in July 1999 at her home in Waxahachie, Texas. Mable passed away January 7, 2000 at the age of 97 years, three months and 15 days.

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LIZZIE REED PENN

Lizzie Reed Penn, who wrote the Basham incident was born 26 January 1902 in Basham's Gap, Alabama, the daughter of Professor Stephen Walker Penn and the niece of Dr. Richard Penn. Therefore, she was the granddaughter of Will Penn who counted Harry's gold. Lizzie was a well educated woman with a Master's Degree. She taught school all her life and retired from Hartselle High School where she taught English and Public Speaking. She died 26 July 1994.

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The following account was taken from "Outlaws in North America" by Lizzie Reed Penn and appears to parallel the story Emaline told. We know that Emaline remarried 4 November 1868 and that the infant son, James A. Basham, was listed as a stepson on the 1870 Lawrence County, Alabama census in the household of Christopher Columbus and Emaline Gibson at age 4, and again in 1880 at age 14.

(This infant son was the son of Emaline and James Hogan Basham, and not the son of Jonathan (Jack) Basham who had been shot. The similar names caused confusion early on until all the facts were learned)

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July 22, 2001:

Further research has clarified the "Basham's Gap" incident. Emaline's husband, James H. Basham, was the person hanged from the corn crib, and the individual referred to in Outlaws of North Alabama as "Jack", was Jonathan J. Basham, James' oldest son by his marriage to Luelsy/Lucilla. Jonathan was married to Ellen Preston Speaks. Their son was James William Ellen "Preston" Basham. This is the child reportedly taken in by Burrell Green Hardwick that reportedly lived in Roswell New Mexico on a stock ranch in 1945 at the age of 85, although considerable controversy exists as to the validity of this fact. Sue-Ellen Basham Davis of Citrus Heights, California, is his great granddaughter, and she has the date of his death as 9 September 1942 at age 83 in Roswell, New Mexico, although further evidence shows the residence at time of death to be El Paso, Texas.

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Updated information:

James A. Basham mentioned above was located in Navarro County, Texas on the 1900 census with wife Nellie and two daughters, Mable and Beulah. He died of pneumonia in 1908. Photos of both daughters have been obtained and posted on this page. The individual that was placed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1949 at the age of 85 was James W. E. Basham, an entirely different person. Also the 1870 census showed no Basham child in the household of Burrell Green Hardwick. An effort is being made to correct these errors.

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BASHAM'S GAP - A BRIEF EPISODE IN MORGAN COUNTY HISTORY

In the early days of American history, when the white settlers began pushing the Indians further and further west, many schemes were developed to encourage colonization of the vast new territory opening up through western migration. The so-called "Bit-Law"of Thomas Jefferson's administration was one of these methods of bringing settlers down through the fertile Tennessee Valley region. A quarter, often referred to as "two-bits", was supposedly cut in half pieces equal to twelve and one-half cents, and land was offered for sale in the valley at "one-bit" per acre. Among the many names connected with these easy land sales were those of Jesse Garth, Daniel Gilchrist, and William E. Baker. These men bought land from the Bond Brothers Lumber Company, bought their stock with them, and began settlements along the Tennessee River, not far from the present site of Decatur. A horde of men, both good and bad, flooded the region. Down in the extreme southwestern corner of Morgan County, in northern Alabama, was begun a small settlement which had much colorful tradition of the early days of the Civil War period centered around its activities. About thirty miles southwest of Decatur, a little gap in the mountains led on down to Jasper, Alabama, some forty miles further southwest. To this mountain gap came many early settlers, who built homes and began farming, hunting and "settling up" the region. The settlement took its name from a family by the name of Basham, who built the last home in the edge of the mountain gap leading into the wilderness between the gap and Jasper. Jim Basham and his family were connected with a story of early pioneer lawlessness, and tragedy that is still told with vivid remembrance by some of the present inhabitants as an account handed down from father to son in the Gap.

A notorious outlaw by the name of John A. Murrell, is reported to have organized an extensive network of horse and slave thieves from Kentucky, though Tennessee and on down through the North Alabama territory, finally ending in operations around Vicksburg, Mississippi, and even on to New Orleans. Murrell posed as a traveling preacher, holding revival meetings up and down the Valley. When the settlers flocked in to camp meetings to hear Murrell preach, he secretly looked over the crowds, spotted the finest horses and slaves, and instructed his men to steal and sell them. Gullible Negro slaves were often offered bribes of a part of their sale price if they would assist in the theft by running away to join the gang. A trade often offered to them was that they would be sold, stolen again, and resold until their bribes would amount to a sufficient sum to buy their own freedom. Usually three auction sales were promised them with a third of the sale price as a bribe to run away from each new master. Murrell's henchmen were settled about thirty miles apart and were supposed to operate a sort of loosely connected relay system of passing stolen Negroes, horses, and other property on down to certain auction centers, where a sale was at last considered safe from the law.

(Note: A highly regarded historian has pointed out that the notorious outlaw John A. Murrell lived from 1804 to 1834, so it is doubtful that Jim Basham had a direct connection to him. But we don't know that his gang didn't survive their leader and continue stealing and murdering long after Murrell's death)

Jim Basham was suspected by his neighbors to be a member of the John A. Murrell gang and a last important outpost in its operations between Decatur and Jasper. Several stories were circulated around the Gap about him before he at last met his tragic fate. One story concerned a young man who late one afternoon came riding up to Mr. Basham's place on a fine blaze-faced horse. He and his helper had with them twelve good horses. The two spent the night and the next morning went on their way to Mississippi. In a few weeks the young man returned alone riding the blaze-faced horse and again was seen by two neighbors, Mr. Alex Dutton and Mr. John Hunter, to stop over for another night with Basham. Later, neighbors, who watched anxiously, saw the fine horse but never the young man again.

Another story, which ended with the tragic death of Basham, concerns an old negro slave. A white farmer, old Mr. Blevins, who lived two miles east of Basham, owned three big negroes, Harry, Dick and Zion. Harry was Mr. Blevin's foreman, and as such was allowed many privileges. He was allowed to make foot mats, shuck collars, and cotton baskets in his spare time; these he sold, often for fifty cents apiece. All the money old "Uncle Harry" made he carefully saved, for he held a life-long desire to buy his wife, "OId Aunt Ann", who belonged to Mr. George Simpson, who lived about a mile from the Basham's place west of the Gap. At last Harry's savings grew to eighteen hundred dollars in gold. Mr. Simpson refused to sell Aunt Ann, who was a valued servant and laundress. Harry concealed his money in the deep woods back of the Gap in a hollow stump until a forest fire frightened him into getting it out. He carried his money to Mr. Will Penn, a very near neighbor to the north of Mr. Simpson and requested Mr. Penn and his wife, Ariminta, to count his money and keep it for him until the following Sunday night. Mrs. Penn carefully counted the money, finding Harry accurate in his report of it. On the following Sunday night Old Harry again took his money deep into the woods to bury it somewhere in the mountain back of Basham's Gap. Finally Mr. Blevins died and Harry realized he would be sold at the next public auction. He went back to back to Mr. Will Penn, whom he trusted, and besought him to take the hidden gold and buy him for his servant. Mr. Penn did not believe in owning slaves and refused to buy Harry.

The old Negro asked several other men to buy him to prevent Basham for doing so. No one dared to do so, although Harry told them he feared Basham would buy him, find his gold, and kill him just for the money. The day of the sale arrived, Basham bought Harry for fifty dollars, and suspicious neighbors took up their watch for the old Negro, but he was no longer seen in the Gap.

One day, John Hunter, a close neighbor of the Simpsons, decided to hunt wild turkeys in the mountains and also to look for Harry. As he went through the mountains back of Basham's, he found Harry, dead. His body was mutilated - fingers gone, ears cut off, and tongue cut out. Neighbors always believed Basham had tortured Harry to learn where his money was hidden. John Hunter returned from his hunting trip to report his horrible discovery to his neighbors in the community. Since the community felt sure Basham was a member of the John A. Murrell gang and a desperate criminal, it was decided to execute him on the night of the discovery of Harry's body. Five men - "Bill Penn of the Mountains", Bill Looney, Perry Cummings, Sam Blackburn and Sam Swann - went that very night to the Basham home.

They called old Jim out, warning his wife on fear of death, not to follow him from the house. These five men took Jim Basham and hanged him to a log projecting from the corner of his own corn crib. Feeling that his son was also connected with the crime, they returned for him, carried him into the woods to the spot where Harry's body lay and made him confess to the crime. This was during the latter days of the Civil War, and one of the five avengers wore a battered uniform and a hat with a hole in it, while Jack Basham wore a new hat. In his anger the soldier swapped hats with Basham, saying "That hat is good enough to you to go to Hell in!"

Each of the men carried a gun. The soldier unloaded two of the guns. Young Basham was placed at a distance, and at a given signal all the men pulled the trigger, and no one knew which of the five men killed the criminal. Later history of the Basham family tells of how Jack Basham's wife and son lived with Mrs. Jim Basham until Mrs. Basham's death two years later, at which time Mr. B. G. Hardwick went and got the young widow and the little boy and carried them to his home. The mother lived only a short time and Mr. Hardwick reared the boy, who made a fine young man.

In his later years he married and moved to Texas. At the present time (1949) he lives an old man about eighty-five years of age in Roswell, New Mexico, on a stock farm.

(See NOTE at end of this account)

Such was the history the history of the family for whom the community of Basham's Gap was named. The settlement grew and a cotton gin which was operated by four mules, with a negro to tramp cotton into the crude hand press, and a ginning capacity of three bales per day. Also there was located at the large spring nearby a saw mill and a grist mill. Mail was carried though from Decatur to Jasper by relays across the Sipsey River. At one time a railroad from Decatur to Jasper through Basham's Gap was well under way as a convenient route for a part of a projected Middle Tennessee and Alabama Railroad. The road was actually running as far as Jeff, Alabama, near Huntsville. It was a proud day for the community of Basham's Gap, when a large crowd gathered there to hear Mr Sam Blackwell, a silver-tongued orator of the Old South, descrive the great days ahead for the Gap, when the railroad could be completed though the Valley and up the Gap. The panic of 1893 ended the plans for the projected railroad. Rural mail routes were set up through Morgan County and ended the necessity for the government post office at the center. Gradually the older residents moved away to neighboring communities, and today Basham's Gap remains a small North Alabama farming settlement which nestles peacefully between Bugaboo Mountain and the Black Warrior National Forest. "Historical and Biographical Sketch of the Penn Family" U. S. Bureau of Research, provided by Ann Miller correspondence.

NOTE: There are some questions surrounding this statement. Sue-Ellen Basham Davis has done extensive research on this family and states that the mother of James William Ellen Basham died in childbirth or shortly afterward 14 October 1858. Her name was Eleanor Preston Speaks Basham, and James was called "Preston". She also has his date of death as 9 September 1942 in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico although other records indicate his death in El Paso, Texas. However, the reference to Burrell Green Hardwick has some basis in fact.

The following was found in the Probate file of the estate of James Hogan Basham in the Morgan County, Alabama archives in the old Tennessee Bank building in Decatur, Alabama in August 2000:

The State of Alabama) Probate Court
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Morgan County ) March 8th 1873

Present: Hon. Jonathan Ford, Judge

This day came B. G. Hardwick, Guardian of J.E.P. Basham, and filed with the Judge of said court, his account and vouchers for Final Settlement thereof.

It is therefore ordered by the Court, that the second Monday in April, 1873, be, and is hereby set as a day to hear and determine said settlement, and that notice be given by publication the three successive weeks in the Decatur News, a weekly newspaper published in Decatur, in said state, to all persons interested in said settlement, to be and appear before the Judge of said court, at the Court House of said county, at said time, and contest the same, if they think proper.

Jonathan Ford, Judge P.C.
March 15, '72 - 3w

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To the Hon. Jonathan Ford Judge of the Probate Court of Morgan County, Alabama

You will please accept this as my resignation as Guardian of the person and estate of J.E.P. Basham, minor of Morgan County, Alabama.

March 4th, 1873

Signed: B. G. Hardwick

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EBENEZER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH HISTORY

Location: Ten miles Northwest of Cullman on Old 31 Highway, two miles North of West Point.

Among the oldest records found is the minutes of the 1871 Church Conference, the name of the church was Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church of Christ and was recorded as being located in what was then part of Winston County. They were holding services in a man made Bush Arbor. Stalwart trees were cut to form the sides of the Bush Arbor, the roof was made from huge branches woven together to provide shelter from the hot summer sun and rain. Here the congregation met to worship God and observe the Sabbath.

On September 18, 1871 a motion was proposed that the brethren see to the laying down a floor in the church and fixing a stand for preaching, and was carried unanimously. The first pastor to be found in these early records was Elder C. B. Wilhite. Another found in early records was Rev. J. A. Basham 1893-1897. Rev. Basham is buried in Ebenezer Cemetery having died July 14, 1899.

The second church, a wood structure, was built in 1915 and the church membership had reached one hundred fifteen. This church building served the Ebenezer Community for 1915-1948, when it was replaced (May 10, 1948) by a red brick structure - over a full basement used for Sunday School rooms. At the time the church building was moved across the road to meet the demands of the ever growing cemetery. The church records show a membership roll of three hundred and sixty members.

Emily (Emaline) is buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Marriage record obtained from Don Campbell at the Lawrence County Historical Commission 25 July 1999 lists James H. Basham to Emely Rhodes 18 December 1864 Book D Page 84 at residence of Edmund Dutton by David Day JP.

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Edmund Dutton's family on the Morgan County Alabama census of 1880:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Edmund DUTTON Self W Male W 41 AL Farmer NC TN
J. Ruefus DUTTON Son S Male W 9 AL AL AL
Mary E. DUTTON Dau S Female W 7 AL AL AL
Eletha E. DUTTON Dau S Female W 6 AL AL AL
George W. DUTTON Son S Male W 3 AL AL AL
Samuel E. DUTTON Son S Male W 1 AL AL AL


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Source Information:
Census Place Beat 3 And 10, Morgan, Alabama
Family History Library Film 1254027
NA Film Number T9-0027
Page Number 119C

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Emaline married James Hogan Basham, son of Jonathan Basham and Elizabeth Hogan, on 18 Dec 1864 in Lawrence County, Alabama. James was born about 1815 in Tennessee and died on 20 Mar 1865 in Basham Gap, Morgan County, Alabama about age 50. The cause of his death was Murdered.

General Notes: The 1850 Census of Morgan County Alabama lists James H. Basham (35), farmer, born in Tennessee, Lucilla (33), wife, Jonathan J. (13), Elizabeth (11), Jacob W. (9), Mary J. (6) all born in Alabama.

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Danville, Southwest Division, Morgan County, Alabama Census Page 28, enumerated 19 June 1860 by William T. Morrow lists:

James H. Bassham (45) as head of household, merchant, $1000 in real estate, $10,000 personal property, born in Tennessee; Lucillia (43) wife, born in Alabama; John J. (23), clerk; Jacob W. (19); Mary J. (16); Frances E. (16); Jasper P. (12); Martha A. (10); C. C. J. (8); L. P. (6); A. Knox (4); David M. (6/12); James W. E. (1); Thomas Luther (20), hireling, born in Georgia.

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James H. Basham was a large landowner, slaveholder and was the first postmaster in the area, from 1847 until 1865, and owned a store at Basham Gap. He lost most of every thing during the Civil War. James H. Basham's father was Jonathan Basham and his mother was Elizabeth Hogan, born 1791 in Tennessee. They were married about 1810 in Jefferson or Blount County Tennessee. Jonathan Basham was born about 1791 in Tennessee and died in 1837. He is listed in the 1830 Morgan County Alabama census Page 218.

Suspected of being a member of a gang of slave and horse thieves, James was hanged from his own corn crib by five men: Bill Penn of the Mountain, Bill Looney, Perry Cummings, Sam Blackburn and Sam Swann after the mutilated body of "Uncle Harry" a Basham slave, was found in the woods by John T. Hunter. Whether or not John was a party to the lynching mob is unknown.
Source: Roy B. Rhodes


The child from this marriage was:

+ 34 M    i. James Alexander Basham was born in Oct 1865 in Basham Gap, Morgan County, Alabama, died in 1908 in Birdston, Navarro County, Texas at age 43, and was buried in Birdston Valley Cemetery, Birdston, Navarro County, Texas.

Emaline next married Christopher Columbus Gibson, son of Jonathan Gibson and Susan Rector, on 4 Nov 1868 in Morgan County, Alabama. Christopher was born about 1849 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 28 Feb 1900 in Morgan County, Alabama about age 51.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 35 F    i. Leatha Sophrona Gibson was born on 9 Apr 1870 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 23 May 1928 in Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama at age 58.

+ 36 M    ii. Isaac Rector Gibson "Rex" was born on 18 Jun 1873 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 18 Jun 1919 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 46, and was buried in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullman County, Alabama.

+ 37 F    iii. Frances Ellen Gibson was born on 5 Aug 1875 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 26 Oct 1968 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 93.

+ 38 F    iv. Carrie Gibson was born on 21 Feb 1877 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 26 Oct 1968 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 91.

+ 39 M    v. Charles Gibson was born on 22 Oct 1880.


16. Thomas Jefferson Rhodes was born on 14 Jun 1849 in Georgia, died on 1 Oct 1943 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 94, and was buried in Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Marriage license listed Thomas Rhodes-E. N. Harvell, Book F, p. 66, Lawrence County, Alabama.

Listed on the 1880 Lawrence County, Pen Hook, Beat 8 Census at age 29, wife
E. N. (30), H. B., female (8), Lou, female (2), and S. A., female (5/12).

1900 Nichols Township, Conway County, Arkansas census ED 10 Sheet 12, enumerated on 20 June 1900 by Elbert A. Williams lists Thomas J. Rhodes (50) as head of household, born February 1850, married 29 years, born in Georgia, father and mother in North Carolina, Farming on rented farm; Ellen, (50) wife, born July 1849, mother of 3, 2 living, born in Tennessee, father and mother in Tennessee; Luta (22) daughter, born January 1878 in Alabama

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1910 Nichols Township, Conway County, Arkansas census ED 10, enumerated 23 April 1910 by Robert McCracken, lists Tom J. Rhodes (60), married 39 years, born in Georgia, father and mother in South Carolina (should be North Carolina), farming employee; Ella N. (60), wife, mother of 3, 2 living; Iria White (14), adopted son, born in Arkansas, and Callie Sullivan (21) servant (cook), black, born in Arkansas.

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1920 Cleveland Town, Conway County, Arkansas census ED 10 Sheet 15B, enumerated on 28 & 29 January 1920 by Marvin Brents lists Thomas Rhodes (70) as head of household, born in Georgia, father and mother in North Carolina, no occupation; Ellen (71), wife, born in Tennessee, father and mother born in Tennessee

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Cleveland, Nichols Township, Conway County, Arkansas Census enumerated 2 April 1930 by John W. Swain lists:

Rhodes, Thomas J. (80) head of household married at 21; Ellen (82) married at 22

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Death certificate received 3 September 1999 from James W. Oliver, 12 Jodar Lane, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909 lists senility as cause of death with no physician in attendance. There is some question about this, as Margaret Merrick and Doris Hillis Crowder both have stated that T. J. was repairing shingles on the roof when he slipped and fell, severely injuring himself. He died several months later. Residence at time of death Nichols Township, Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas. Date of death given as 1 October 1943 and burial 2 October 1943. Funeral Director Frank Reid, Morrilton, Arkansas. Age 94 years, 3 months and 17 days.

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM MARGARET BRENTS MERRICK'S FAMILY HISTORY

Thomas Jefferson Rhodes came to a little community near Cleveland, Arkansas called Sunnyside around 1880. (There is some question as to this date, as the family appeared on the Lawrence County Alabama census taken in June 1880, and the trek to Arkansas reportedly took a year to make). He was born in South Carolina (Georgia) in 1849. At the time of his mother's death when he was 14 years old, (Thomas' mother died after the birth of Alice in 1867 when Thomas would have been 18). His father married Rachel Harville 28 November 1869). Young Tom was the youngest freighter in Lawrence County, Alabama. He freighted with a team of six oxen from Decatur and often ferried across the great Tennessee River to Huntsville. The Civil War had left its mark of looting and burning, and by 1865 only two houses and an old bank building were left standing.

In 1869 young Tom sat on his horse in the town square and noticed a tiny young lady getting out of a carriage in a whirl of starched petticoats. Just then a gust of wind blew her bonnet from her head. He leaped from his horse to retrieve it and met her stricken eyes. Fever had left her totally bald! It was the first meeting with his future wife, Ellen Harville (Harvell), and then her hair grew and so did their love which was to remain strong for around 67 years. Her father was a Methodist minister and teacher who taught his children at home.

They came to Arkansas to work a farm for a wealthy doctor named Jones. They moved into a little log cabin at the foot of the mountain on Point Remove. It was a remote area, though beautiful, and I think as I see it today how lonely and isolated it must have been then. Ellen was a frail woman, but she would chop cotton all day for the use of one of the doctor's horses for her young husband to plow. That sounds harsh to us today, but they never seemed to think it was unfair.

They had three daughters. The youngest, Sallie Ann, died from scalding when she pulled a pan of boiling water off the stove. The middle girl was my grandmother Ludie.

Mother Ludie was 9 years old when they went to Texas by covered wagon. (Given Ludie's date of birth, this would have been around 1887-88) Three other families made the journey with them. One was the Stover family, and the others were Jim Rhodes and the Ed Hillis family. It took them a one year to make the trip, but they made a return trip soon after. It was a very adventuresome venture which took no small amount of courage. Ludie was lost once during the time. They had an interesting encounter with a young Indian on a beautiful spotted pony. They were trying to load their horses and their wagon which was pulled by oxen onto a ferry to cross a wide stream when this young Indian kept riding back and forth in the water grinning at them and trying to communicate. Uncle Jim was rather rude and ignored him. They loaded all their belongings and started across the water when the young Indian rode his pony across the stream with the water barely to his pony's knees! He had been trying to tell them to save their money. According to "Pa" Rhodes, Uncle Jim was one disgruntled man who was known as a real "tightwad" anyhow.

Tom resumed his working for Dr. Jones, but this time he had a goal. He homesteaded some more land and worked long and grueling hours. He had little education, but he was industrious, and his wife, being from a well-educated family, taught him as he was a willing pupil. Soon he bought the place from Dr. Jones, and they moved from the little log cabin to the big two-story house with the columns and balcony.
There he farmed and raised fine horses. Later, he had a cotton gin and a grist mill. There were lots of wild turkeys, wild hogs, game and venison. There was a black man and family who lived and worked there. His name was Will Coveson. He was a good worker and a very good friend.

One night when "Pa" returned from church, he had a friend named Sheriff Tom Hervy (I believe) with him to spend the night, and as they neared the barn, they saw Pa's prize stallion had been stabbed and bled to death. On the stable was a note that read "Be gone by sundown tomorrow night or you and your family will be killed." Tom offered to help and so did Will. Pa told Will to take his family and go to relatives for safety.

Mother Ludie said the next day was the longest day of her life. She loaded cartridges all day. Before sundown, Pa sent his wife and girls into a side room and told them not to come out regardless. He put his dogs in the front yard and positioned himself in the back door facing the mountain with his gun across his lap.

I can still remember his exact words were: "Along about dusk there was gunfire on the mountain. It sounded like a regular little army of 25 or more. I just sat quiet . . . all night long." He was a courageous and stubborn little man. He stayed.

The women in the family were known as good cooks, and the family was hospitable. As there was a sort of campground at a crossroads nearby, many a weary traveler, friend or stranger, was received for a good meal and a comfortable feather bed free of charge.

Considering the time and location, the women were informed and politically active. Ellen was the first woman to deposit money in the Bank of Plummerville. She was the first woman to vote in this area.

At Loreta's (it is unclear at this time who Loreta was) insistence, I am writing the words of a song Mother Ludie used to play on the organ and sing with great fervor:

"Concerning the 'Silver Bill' question:
It's keeping my husband out nights.
He is angry if I happen to mention
The subject he calls "Women's Rights"
But I am going to vote at the election . . .
I'll go to the polls if I can
I'll vote as I please just to spite him
And I'll vote for the handsomest man!"

When Ma became an invalid they moved to the Dr. Halbrooks house in Cleveland where life would be more pleasant for her. It was on a little hill where she could lie in bed and view the town activities. There were two doctors there. . . .Dr. Collay and a long-time family friend, Grover Stover. He also owned a drug store. There was a cotton gin, cafes, several stores, a hotel, barber shop and many other things we find hard to image today.

There Pa raised lots of beautiful flowers for Ellen. He gave roses by the tub full to people for miles around for funerals, decorations and other occasions. They were active Methodists. He lost most of his money in two bank failures, and a tornado destroyed his farm home. Then he lost his beloved Ellen. That devastated him!

He kept much of his farm and employed Ed Scroggins and T. J. Bryant and their families to live with him and work the farm. Often he would ride his horse down there, and I would wait at the gate to ride on to the stable with him.

He was a very hard worker but my favorite times were snowy nights. As the snow flakes began to fall, I was told "Grandmother Graybeard was picking her goose." That night we didn't eat in the cold dining room, but in front of the fireplace where Pa himself presided over supper - Roasted Sweet Potatoes on the left, Roasted Eggs on the right and cornbread mush cooked on the hearth in iron vessels.

After supper, we'd settle down - Pa in his rocker, I in mine next to him and he'd rock my chair with his foot. He'd ask "Do you want to hear some old Dardanelle tales?". Of course I did, but I never did figure out what 'old Dardanelle' meant.

When Ellen died, "Pa" Rhodes was so lonely. It was then he asked to take my little sister Helen and me into his home with Mother Ludie caring for us. So we moved from sleeping on a porch with smelly dogs and flea ridden quilts, eating left-overs (actually scraps) to sweet smelling sheets and feather beds and sitting at the dining table eating from china. I was priviliged to sit at Pa's left and choose "chicken breast".

He taught me the 23rd Psalm each night at bedtime and he and I would recite it. He was a godly man and senior steward at the Methodist church. Well, he wasn't short or very tall - compact is how I would describe him, and even at 90 years of age was muscular and straight, although slightly bow-legged from riding horses most of his life.

He had silver curly hair and a moustache. He had worn a moustache since he was able to grow one to hide a scar on his chin, acquired after falling from a loft when he was a young boy. He hit his chin on a bed foot, biting off his tongue! Margaret, his mother, was sitting at her spinning wheel and jumped up, grabbed a needle and thread and proceeded to sew his tongue back on. With no doctor available. she did what was expedient.

Ludie married John Warner Carlisle in about 1907. His father came from Scotland. Actually, he was born as the tiny ship docked at St. Augustine, Florida. His middle name was named for it. His wife was from France. They had three sons, Clarence, Jeff and Warner, as well as a daughter named Florence who died in childbirth. They were carpenters. Warner was one as well as a blacksmith, tinsmith, broke wild horses, worked on the railroad, in the Oklahoma oil fields, and was mail carrier when Ludie was Postmaster for a number of years. In our family he is known as the "Frenchman with itching feet". They had two children who died at an early age.

In 1913 my mother was born and was named Helen. She married at 13 to Hutto Brents and died barely past her 20th birthday, leaving two little girls. Helen was 2 and I barely 5, though I remember her well. She had such a sweet disposition, and I always thought she was like a flower that bloomed and died too soon. It almost killed her family when she died, but pity for two motherless little girls soon led them to take us into their home and hearts.

I can always remember the kindness of the men who sat up night after night for about eight months after "Pa" fell from the well house roof that he was repairing and broke his collar bone and suffered many internal injuries. He was 94 years old and was in bed those eight months. I especially appreciate Doyle and Byron who spent many nights there caring for him though they worked all day.

These are thoughts that bring smiles and a tear of two. Lastly, late in the evening as he did his late chores, I can still hear Doyle O'Neal singing in a beautiful clear voice that could be heard all over town. The song was "Precious Memories".

When he spoke often, and fondly, of Buck (Benaja Alexander) and Dan (Daniel Webster), I didn't realize how much younger Dan was. In fact, he would have been about the age of Pa's oldest daughter, Hallie Bell.

After "Pa" 's fall, he had the doctor send him home in an ambulance from the hospital to his own bed. There he lived, bedfast, from March until he died in the fall. He had always prided himself on his excellent marksmanship, and always shot his quarry in the head. One Sunday that summer, he asked me which chicken Mother Ludie was going to have for dinner. I told him and he asked me to get his gun and help him to the side porch. I was just a kid and I helped him up, carried his gun, and he located the hen in the grass (without his glasses) and rested his gun on the bannister. When the gun went off, my Grandma came flying out of the house - scared to death! I was fortunate she didn't tan my hide. We got him back into bed and when she left, he grinned at me and asked: "Where did I shoot it?" I said, "right in the head!". He laughed and laid back on his pillow. As we say "It made his day!"

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Thomas married Ellen N Harvell on 14 Feb 1871 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Ellen was born on 5 Jul 1848 in Tennessee, died on 2 Oct 1933 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 85, and was buried on 3 Oct 1933.

General Notes: Death certificate received 3 September 1999 from James W. Oliver, 12 Jodar Lane, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, 71909 gives cause of death as general disability from old age. Informant listed as Lou Carlile, Cleveland, Arkansas. Age given as 85 years, 2 months and 27 days. Burial 3 October 1933, Frank Reid, undertaker

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 40 F    i. Hallie Bell Rhodes was born on 23 Nov 1871 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 15 May 1957 in Lick Mountain Township, Conway County, Arkansas at age 85, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 41 F    ii. Luta Ada Rhodes "Ludie" was born on 10 Jan 1878 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 15 May 1968 in Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas at age 90, and was buried in Cleveland, Cemetery, Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 42 F    iii. Sally Ann Rhodes was born on 30 Dec 1879 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 25 Oct 1881 in Lick Mountain Township, Conway County, Arkansas at age 1, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.


17. James M Rhodes was born in Sep 1852 in Georgia, died after 1930 in Nichols Township, Sunnyside, Conway County, Arkansas, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Boyce Morris, Tennessee
Marriage license for James Rhodes and Delpha O. McDaniel entered in Book E page 304 Lawrence County, Alabama.

Marriage license for James Rhodes and Rhoda Stover entered in Book H page 374 Lawrence County, Alabama

Listed on 1860 Basham Gap Morgan County, Alabama census at what appears to be 9 years of age, but is probably 7, as ages of Thomas Jefferson and James M. are different on 1900 Conway County Arkansas census.

Margaret Merrick of Jacksonville, Arkansas, states that her grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Rhodes, told her that he and James had come from Alabama in 1880 by ox-drawn wagons, a trip that took one year to make.

1900 Nichols Township Conway County Arkansas census ED 10 Sheet 12 Line 68 lists a James M. Rhodes (45), born September 1857, farming on rented farm as head of household, born in Georgia, father and mother born in North Carolina married to Colorado (Stover?) (46) born April 1856 in Alabama, married 18 years, father and mother born in Alabama, mother of 9, 5 living, Jerry White (20) born May 1880 in Arkansas, black, hired hand. The fact that no children are in the residence seems unusual as Colorado ("Rade") reportedly had none.

This entry created some confusion, as birth place and parentage paralleled that of the James M. Rhodes who is the brother of Thomas Jefferson Rhodes. On the same census page line 61 is a "Woodie" Rhodes (27) head of household born August 1872 in Alabama, farming rented farm, born in Alabama, father born in Georgia, mother in Alabama, wife Kissie A. (28) born October 1871 in Arkansas, with children Lorida (6), Authur C. (2) and Clide R. (8/12). At first this was thought to be a son of James M. and his first wife, Delphia McDaniel. Marriage bond signed by C. W. Rhodes and L. D. Stover, provided by Mary Brents of Morrilton, Arkansas for C. W. Rhodes and Kissie A. Bennett of Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas was obtained with this thought in mind. However, this may be just a coincidence, although an astonishing one. There is a Colorado Stover in the 1860 Lawrence County, Alabama census, further muddying the waters. James M. and Rhoda (Rade or Radie) were not found on the 1900 Conway County census, although they could have been overlooked.

(Further research reveals that Colorado and "Rade" or Rhoda Stover are one and the same)

There is a Colorado Rhoades (Rhodes) buried adjacent to J. M. (James M.) and Rade (Rhoda) Rhodes at Sunnyside Cemetery in Conway County, Arkansas with the notation written on a small marker that reads: Mrs. Colorado Rhoades died February 1925 age 72 yr. 9 mo., 20 days (Harris ? Funeral Home, Morrilton, Arkansas. (Date of death: Actually 17 February 1935 - writing on tag blurred)

Listed on 1910 Nichols Township Conway County Arkansas census ED 10 Sheet 5B enumerated 22 and 23 April 1910 by Robert B. McCrackin as Jim M. Rhodes Head of Household (58) Married twice, to present wife 30 years, born in Georgia, father and mother in North Carolina, farming on own account on rented farm, Radie (Rhoda) wife (50) born in Alabama, father and mother born in Alabama, married once and mother of no children.

James (Uncle Jim) and his wife Rade (Rhoda) are buried in unmarked graves in Sunnyside Cemetery in Conway County, Arkansas. In an adjacent grave is Colorado Stover Rhoades (Rhodes).

Further research revealed Colorado Stover to be the daughter of Lorenza Dow and Amanda (Mandy) Stover Sr. and born in Lawrence County, Alabama. She appears on the 1860 census of that county at age 2, in 1870 at 12, and 1880 at 22. No record of a marriage to James M. Rhodes was found in Lawrence County. Colorado's brother was Lorenza Dow Stover Jr. and it is believed that he and his family came to Arkansas with Thomas Jefferson and James M. Rhodes in 1880. (Although Margaret Merrick of Jacksonville, Arkansas stated that the Rhodes and Stover families came to Arkansas in 1880, a marriage record of L. D. Stover's second marriage to Cordelia Cornelius on 21 October 1883 in Lawrence County, Alabama, presents some doubt as to the dates.)

L. D. Stover, living in Solgohachia, Arkansas in May 2000 is his grandson and states that the death date on the marker of Colorado's grave is in error, that she died later than 1925, probably around 1935. He remembers her and that she moved in with her brother after the death of her husband.

1900 Nichols Township Conway County, Arkansas census ED 10 Sheet 12 Line 68 lists James M. Rhodes (45) born September 1857 in Georgia, farming on rented farm as head of household, father and mother born in North Carolina, Colorado (46) born April 1856 in Alabama, father and mother born in Alabama, married 18 years, mother of 9, 5 living, Jerry White (20) born May 1880 in Arkansas, black, hired hand.

Welbourne Township, Conway County, Morrilton, Arkansas census ED 19 Sheet 5 Line 76, taken 28 January 1920 by Ada E. Seabright, enumerator, lists James Rhodes (63), born in Georgia, father born in North Carolina and mother born in Georgia as head of household and Colorado (66), wife, born in Alabama.







Source: Roy B. Rhodes

James married McDaniel Delpha, daughter of Patton Delpha and Cassandra Stover, on 20 Sep 1870 in Lawrence County, Alabama. McDaniel was born in 1855 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died before 1880 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 43 M    i. C W Rhodes "Woodie" was born in Aug 1872 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 44 F    ii. Oley Rhodes was born in 1874 in Lawrence County, Alabama.


James next married Colorado Stover, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Stover Sr and Amanda M Barnes, on 27 Jul 1880 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Colorado was born on 18 Apr 1858 in Danville, Morgan County, Alabama, died on 17 Feb 1935 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 76, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas. The cause of her death was Pneumonia and Tuberculosis.

Marriage Notes: Source: Boyce Morris, Tennessee

General Notes: Source: Boyce Morris, Tennessee

Buried in Sunnyside Cemetery in Conway County, Arkansas beside J. M. (James M.) Rhodes with small marker on which is written: Mrs. Colorado Rhoades - died February 1925 - age 72 yrs. 9 mos. 20 days. Harris? Funeral Home, Morrilton, Arkansas. (The year 1925 written on tab may have been 1935, as death records indicate date of date to be 17 February 1935)

Principal cause of death: Pneumonia; other contributory causes of importance: Tuberculosis




Source: Roy B. Rhodes



18. George Washington Rhodes was born on 30 Aug 1854 in Georgia and died on 24 Aug 1926 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 71.

General Notes: Marriage license listed George Rhodes-Ann Hamilton, Book G, p. 126, Lawrence County, Alabama

1880 Lawrence County, Alabama Census:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
George W. RHODES Self M Male W 25 GA Farmer NC NC
Malize A. RHODES Wife M Female W 22 AL Housekeeping AL AL
William E. RHODES Son S Male W 5 AL GA AL
James W. RHODES Son S Male W 4 AL GA AL
Margret E. RHODES Dau S Female W 2 AL GA AL
Rachel J. RHODES Dau S Female W 10M AL GA AL


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Source Information:
Census Place Township 6, Lawrence, Alabama
Family History Library Film 1254018
NA Film Number T9-0018
Page Number 347B


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Buried at Bald Knob Cemetery in Lawrence County, Alabama. Death certificate said he was a farmer, lived at Route 2, Moulton, AL and died of hepatic cyrrhosis. Information was given by son, G.M. Rhodes. Death certificate said born in Alabama, but 1900 and 1910 Lawrence County, Alabama censuses said he was born in Georgia. Census also said George's mother and father were born in North Carolina.

Censuses had Precinct as Oakville, and George and his wife could read and write. He was a farmer, and owned his farm.

1900, Volume 34, ED79, Sheet 10, Line 10

Census lists George W. Rhoads (45), born August 1854 in Georgia, married 25 years, farming own farm which has a mortgage, as head of household, Malissa A. (43), born December 1856, father born in Virginia, mother born in Alabama, mother of 7, 7 living, Rachel (20), born July 1879, Roxanna (14), born June 1885, George M. (9), born April 1889, and John T. (5), born May 1895.

Next door is his son, William (25) farming rented farm, his wife Dora (27), mother of 2, 2 living, and Mary (2).

Several farms down the road are some of the Callahans, one of which is Louisa Elizabeth Callahan (47) widow, farming own farm which has a mortgage. In her household are George's youngest brother, Daniel Webster Rhodes (26), married 8 years, and his wife, Susan Catherine Callahan Rhodes (25) and their four children Monroe W. (7), Rachel E. (6), Lutie W. (2) and Utheard W. (8/12).

1910, Volume 67, ED90, Sheet 5, Line 38

Census lists George W. Rhodes (55), married 34 years, Malissa A. (53), mother of 7, 7 living, Rachel J. (30), George M. (20) and John T. (15).

Next door is his widowed daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Owens,mother of 7, 7 living, with children George C. (10), Thomas E. (8), Aaron L. (6), Edward (5), Clellie (3), Fannie L. (1 8/12) and Frannie B. (1 8/12).
Source: Roy B. Rhodes

George married Malissa Ann Hamilton, daughter of Joseph Hamilton and Elizabeth Darnell, on 16 Aug 1874 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Malissa was born on 22 Jan 1857 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 5 Jan 1924 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 66.

General Notes: Death Certificate has Maliza Ann Francis Rhoads.
Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 45 M    i. William Edward Rhodes was born on 22 May 1875 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 10 Feb 1945 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 69.

+ 46 M    ii. James Rhodes "Jim" was born on 7 Jun 1876 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 31 Jan 1944 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 67.

+ 47 F    iii. Margaret Elizabeth Rhodes was born on 19 Feb 1878 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 25 May 1955 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 77, and was buried in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

+ 48 F    iv. Rachel Rhodes was born on 29 Jul 1880 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 17 Dec 1961 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 81, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 49 F    v. Roxie Ann Rhodes was born on 14 Jun 1885 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 16 Jan 1982 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 96, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 50 M    vi. George Madison Rhodes was born on 6 Apr 1889 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 8 Jan 1933 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 43, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 51 M    vii. John Thomas Rhodes was born on 30 May 1894 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 15 May 1952 in Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida at age 57, and was buried in Fortner Cemetery, Parrish, Manatee County, Florida.

19. William Bryant Rhodes was born on 2 Dec 1856 in Georgia and died on 25 Apr 1944 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 87.

General Notes: William B. Rhoads family first appears on the 1900 Oakville Precinct No. 9, Lawrence County census taken 12 June 1900 by Frank A. Cowan, enumerator, Enumeration District 79 Sheet No. 7.
His household is adjacent to that of his father, William M. and his wife, Mary J. He is listed as head of household, (43), born Dec. 1856 in Georgia, married 17 years, farming own farm, which is free from mortgage. Others in household are Martha (34), wife, mother of 6, 5 living, Columbus S. (16) born Nov. 1883, Virgie (14), born Jan. 1885, Mattie L. (8), born June 1891, Alva (5), born Oct. 1894, and Albert (2) born Nov. 1897.
Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population taken 29 April 1910 by S.A. Swindell, enumerator, Enumeration District 148 Sheet No. 10A, lists William Rhodes as head of household (54) farming, married 27 years, Mattie (44) wife, mother of 9, 8 living, Lumba (25), Virgie (23), Mattie (19), Alva (15), Albert (13), Jesse (10), Forest (6) and Eva (3).
Next door is Ollie Crow (22) with wife Mattie Lou (19), and son Prentis (1/12).
Fourteenth census of the United States: 1920-Population taken 23 January 1920, Kitchen's Beat No. 12, by Paul Nesmith, enumerator, Enumeration District 98, Sheet No. 7B, list William B. Rhoads as head of household (62) farming, Alvie (25), Farris J. (15), and Evie L. (12).
Marriage license W. B. Rhodes-Mattie Daniel, Book I, p. 165, Lawrence County, Alabama.
Wednesday, April 26, 1944 issue of the Decatur Daily:
W. B. RHODES IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
Funeral services for W. B. Rhodes, 86, who passed away Tuesday afternoon at his home on Decatur 3, will be held Thursday at two p.m. at the Antioch church with Rev. W. W. Aldrich officiating.
The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Lou Pitts of Hartselle, three sons, Lumby Rhodes of Decatur 3, Alvie Rhodes of Nashville, Tenn., and Forest Rhodes of Decatur 3, a sister, Mrs. Dollie Roberts of Moulton 1 and ten grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be Edward White, Lucian White, Monroe Alexander, Clyde Graves, Fred Jones, and Jeff Long.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ross McMeans, Will Lamon, Dave Mooney, Cullen Pace, Sam Woodall and Minor Russell.

Interment will be in the Bald Knob Cemetery, Brown directing.
Ruby Rhodes, the widow of Forest Gene Rhodes, stated that Mattie died in the influenza epidemic that claimed three of her children. The date of her death is unknown.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

William married Martha Daniel "Mattie", daughter of Stephen Daniel and Rebecca Milam, on 3 Dec 1882 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Martha was born on 2 Nov 1865 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in 1918 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 53. The cause of her death was Enfluenza.

General Notes: Ruby Rhodes, the widow of Forest Gene Rhodes, stated that Mattie died in the influenza epidemic that claimed three of her children. The date of her death is unknown

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 52 M    i. Columbus Sicero Rhodes was born on 10 Nov 1883 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 14 Sep 1955 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 71.

+ 53 U    ii. Virgie Rhodes was born on 30 Jan 1885 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 1 Nov 1918 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 33.

+ 54 F    iii. Mattie Lou Rhodes was born on 5 Jun 1889 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 3 Jun 1978 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 88.

+ 55 M    iv. Alvie Rhodes was born on 3 Oct 1894 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 7 Nov 1949 in Nashville, Tennessee at age 55.

+ 56 M    v. Albert Rhodes was born on 12 Nov 1897 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 31 Oct 1918 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 20.

+ 57 F    vi. Jessie Rhodes was born on 3 Sep 1900 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 2 Nov 1918 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 18.

+ 58 M    vii. Forest Gene Rhodes was born on 11 Feb 1904 in Lane's Precinct, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 15 Jul 1991 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 87.

+ 59 F    viii. Eva Rhodes was born in 1907 in Lane's Precinct, Lawrence County, Alabama.

20. Benaja Alexander Rhodes was born on 18 Mar 1859 in Georgia and died on 3 Aug 1932 in Nash, Ellis County, Texas at age 73. The cause of his death was Heart Attack.

General Notes: The first record of Benjamin was found on the 1860 Morgan County, Alabama census, Basham Gap page 400, at age (1) and born in Georgia.
As no record has been found in the censuses for 1870, the next appearance was on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in Blount County, Alabama, where Benjamin was listed as either a "boarder" or "brother" at age 21. He is in the household of his oldest sister, Mary Ann, and her husband, Nathan Harrison Farrington.
Ellis County, Texas Precinct 3 Enumerated 22 June 1900 by Christian D. Richardson ED 23 Sheet 10 Family number: 184, lists Ben Rhoads (42) as head of household, b: March 1858 in Alabama, father and mother born in North Carolina, Farmer, can read but not write, living on rented farm and married 18 years; Nancy R. (36) housewife, b: October 1863 in Alabama, father in Alabama, mother in Tennessee; can read and write; Tennis U., son (15) b: June 1884; Thomas P., son (12) b: August 1887; Nettie S. daughter (10) b: August 1889; Julia E., daughter (6) b: January 1894 - all born in Alabama
Ellis County, Texas Rice Precinct 1 Enumerated 24 April 1910 by M. P. Curd ED 115 Sheet 4A, Family number 63, lists B. A. Rhodes (51) as head of household, married 27 years, born in Alabama, father and mother born in North Carolina, farming on rented farm; Nancy (47) wife, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother born in Tennessee, mother of 6, 5 living, T. Price, son (23); Ula (Julia Eula) daughter, (16); all born in Alabama and Mable, daughter (7), born in Texas.
Ellis County, Texas 1920 census ED 117 Sheet 3 Line 52 lists Benjamin A. Rhodes (60) head of household, born in Alabama; Nancy R. (56) born in Alabama and Mable, (17) daughter; born in Texas.
Ellis County,Texas East Part of Justice Precinct 8 Census ED 10-43 Sheet 8B, enumerated April 1930 by Shara R. Whitley lists:
Rhodes, Ben A. (71) head of household, born in Alabama (error), farmer, general farming; Nannie (66) wife, born in Alabama; Ben M. (19) grandson, laborer, general farming.
12 July 1999 - Don Campbell at Lawrence County Historical Commission in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama sent the following marriage records:
Benaja Rhodes to Nannie R. Gregory - 30 Sep 1882 Book I Page 224
Benaja Rhodes to Nannie R. Gregory - 1 Oct 1882 Book I Page 125
14-16 July 1999 - Roy and Sandra Rhodes searched birth, marriage and death records at the County Clerk office and Sims Library in Waxahachie, Texas and found the death certificate and obituary for Benjamin Alexander Rhodes. He died 3 August 1932 of a heart attack (angina pectoris) and was buried at Elm Branch Cemetery in Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas, with O. P. Sweatt as attending physician and Spalding as undertaker, both of Waxahachie.

OBITUARY

B. A. RHODES IS DEAD AT 73 OF HEART ILLS

Funeral Is Announced For Nash Church on Tomorrow
B. A. (Uncle Buck) Rhodes, 73, who for many years farmed in Ellis County, always in the vicinity of Waxahachie, died at his home at Nash at 8:40 o'clock Tuesday night. Mr. Rhodes' death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart attack.
Winston County, Ala., was the scene of his birth. He had lived in this county thirty-seven years.
Mr. Rhodes was a Methodist and a Knight of Pythias.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nannie Rhodes, five children - T. E. Rhodes of Chapman Ranch, Mrs. W. D. Morgan of Rhome, Tex., T. P. Rhodes of Dallas, Mrs. I. C. Wood of Lone Cedar and Mrs. A. G. Venable of Howard. He also leaves a brother living in Texas - D. W. Rhodes of Ennis - and thirteen grandchildren.
Funeral services were announced for 10 a.m. Friday at Nash Methodist Church, with interment in the Bardwell Cemetery.

DIRECTIONS TO ELM BRANCH CEMETERY:
Take Lake Bardwell exit off Hiway 287 Freeway and turn right on Hwy. 34. Continue across lake in Bardwell and after crossing railroad tracks go about 1/2 block and turn left on FM 984 South. There is a sign at this intersection that reads Elm Branch Cemetery. Cemetery is approximately 1 mile on the left side of the road. Benjamin's grave is in the center of the cemetery in the old section, marked simply as "B. A. Rhodes and Wife". Daniel Webster Rhodes and wife Susan Catherine and her mother, Louisa E. Callahan are also buried here, but in the extreme rear of the old section.
A. C. (Buddy) Gorman is with the Elm Branch Cemetery Association and lives at RR 1 Box 243, Italy, TX 76651. His telephone number is (972)646-5213.
Roy and Sandra visited the home of Karl and Martha Pace on July 23-24 1999 and viewed old photos and partially completed family group records of members of Benaja's descendants. Martha is the daughter of Mable Rhodes Venable, the only living child of Benaja and Nannie Gregory Rhodes. Mable as almost 97 years of age at this time and was a wealth of information. She had kept meticulous family records in her Bible and notes, letters, and addresses of many of the family. It was she who gave us the correct given name of her father, Benaja, rather than Benjamin, as was listed in census and other documents we had seen. Mable was bright, alert, talkative, very independent, and cooked her own breakfast early each morning, cleaned her room embroidered and crocheted and was an avid fan of the Texas Ranger baseball team, having excused herself at one time to go to her room and watch a game.
Martha is a excellent cook, having prepared a wonderful dinner Friday evening for us and her son Thomas (Sonny) and his wife, Betty Jane and Myra Elizabeth, the daughter of I. C. and Guiula Rhodes Wood. Guiula, we learned, was the correct name of the daughter listed on the censuses as Julia E, and Ula.
Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Benaja married Nannie R Gregory on 30 Sep 1882 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Nannie was born in Oct 1863 in Alabama and died in Apr 1958 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas at age 94.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 60 M    i. Tennis Eugene Rhodes was born on 24 Jun 1884 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 30 May 1949 in Corpus Cristi, Nueces County, Texas at age 64.

+ 61 M    ii. Thomas Price Rhodes Sr was born on 20 Aug 1887 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 7 Aug 1941 in Mississippi at age 53.

+ 62 F    iii. Nettie Sophronia Rhodes was born on 31 Aug 1891 in Ellis County, Texas and died on 21 Apr 1991 in Rhome, Wise County, Texas at age 99.

+ 63 F    iv. Guiula Rhodes was born on 1 Feb 1894 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 22 Sep 1960 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas at age 66.

+ 64 F    v. Mable Enid Rhodes was born on 23 Sep 1902 in Reagor Springs, Ellis County, Texas, died on 7 Jan 2000 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas at age 97, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas.

21. Mary Beatrice Rhodes "Dollie" was born on 16 Oct 1863 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 20 Apr 1951 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 87, and was buried in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Dollie was listed on the 1880 census in Township 6 Range 6 Lawrence County, Alabama at the age of 17, and "helped with the housework".

Mentioned as a surviving sister, Dollie Roberts, in the obituary of William B.
Rhodes in April 26, 1944 issue of the Decatur Daily and living on Route 1, Moulton, Alabama.

April 22, 1951 issue of the Decatur Daily:

Obituary

Mrs. Roberts' Rites Sunday

Final rites for Mrs. Mary B. Roberts, 87, Moulton 2, will be held Sunday at 2 P. M. at Johnson's Chapel.

Mrs. Roberts, a native of Lawrence county, died at her home about 6:45 P. M. Friday.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Andy Roper, Austinville; a son Jewel Roberts, Moulton 2; five step daughters: Mrs. Daisy Woodall, Tyler, Tex.; Mrs. John Edwards and Mrs. Essie Key, Hartselle; Mrs. Lona Shaw and Mrs. Erby Betterton, Birmingham.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cabe Smith. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery, Brown of Decatur directing.

Pallbearers will include Casey Roper, Ernest Delashaw, Price Delashaw, William Roper, J. W. Parker and Willie Delashaw.

INSCRIPTION ON TOMBSTONE:

She Was The Sunshine Of Our Home

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Mary married George Washington Roberts, son of Joseph Roberts and Sally Underwood, on 31 Mar 1896 in Lawrence County, Alabama. George was born on 8 Jun 1847 in Sparta, White County, Tennessee and died on 22 May 1917 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama at age 69.

General Notes: According to Jasper Carl Roberts of Decatur, Alabama, George W. Roberts was with the Union forces during the Civil War. Other than the birth date, he appears to be listed in the Confederate Census of Morgan County, Alabama, along with two of his brothers, Joseph H. and William J. Roberts. These names appear on page 52, lines 176 - 178, directly below the name of William M. Rhodes. The listing is as follows:

178. Roberts, George W.: Born in the spring of 1841 (according to census records he was born 8 June 1848) at Sparta, White County, Tenn. Entered service as private in the Spring of 1861 at Sparta, Tenn. in Capt. C. C. Shields' Company B, 16th Tenn. Infantry for one year enlistment. Re-enlisted as a private in the spring of 1862 at Tupelo, Miss. in Capt. Fisher's Company D, 16th Tenn. Infantry and continued until the close of the war.

(Note: Cemetery records from Johnson's Chapel Cemetery show George Washington Roberts, born 24 February 1840, died 19 December 1917, son of Thomas and Mary (Webb) Roberts, grandson of William C. Roberts, Methodist Minister, member of CSA, husband of Elvira Jane, born 26 April 1845, died 16 June 1916, daughter of Hightower and Nancy (Unknown) Denton. Both buried in this cemetery.) This appears to be the George W. Roberts serving in the CSA.

Marriage license G. W. Roberts - M. B. Rhodes listed in Book L, p. 384, Lawrence County, Alabama

Buried in Johnson's Chapel Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama, with a Masonic
Headstone.

1880 Morgan County, Alabama Census:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
George W. ROBERTS Self M Male W 31 TN Farming TN TN
Margrett E. ROBERTS Wife M Female W 29 TN Keeping House TN TN
Ettie C. ROBERTS Dau S Female W 9 AL TN TN
Elijah M. ROBERTS Son S Male W 7 AL TN TN
Leona A. ROBERTS Dau S Female W 5 AL TN TN
Johnie H. ROBERTS Son S Male W 2 AL TN TN
Daisey C. ROBERTS Dau S Female W 5M AL TN TN

Source Information:
Census Place Township 7, Beat 3, Morgan, Alabama
Family History Library Film 1254027
NA Film Number T9-0027
Page Number 94A

Twelfth Census of the United States Shady Grove Beat No. 161, Morgan County, Alabama, taken 21 June 1900 by John T. Means, enumerator, ED125 Sheet 4, lists George W. Roberts (50) married 4 years, farming own farm, which has a mortgage, unemployed 2 months previous year; "Marry" B. Roberts (37), mother of 1, 1 living; Herd Roberts (15), attended school 9 months, unemployed 3 months; Madgie P. Roberts (13), attended school 4 months; Essie R. Roberts (9); Sallie May Roberts (6); Arthur W. Roberts (4).

Thirteenth Census of the United States Shady Grove Precinct No. 16, Morgan County, Alabama, taken 15 April 1910 by S. A. Swindell, enumerator lists George W. Roberts (62), married 13 years, Merchant - Retail Store; M. B. Roberts (46). mother of 5, 3 living; Sallie Roberts (14); Arthur Roberts (12); Jewel Roberts (6); Zola Roberts (4).

Fourteenth Census of the United States Kitchen's Beat No. 12, Lawrence County, Alabama, taken 21 January 1920 by Paul Nesmith, enumerator, lists Mary B. Roberts (54), widowed, as head of household with Jasper J. Roberts (17) and Zola F. Roberts (13) in residence.

An interesting fact on this census is that Mary B. is neighbor to Margaret Elizabeth (Rhodes) Owens, daughter of George W. Rhodes, Mary's brother.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 65 M    i. Arthur Wilson Roberts was born on 2 Oct 1897 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama, died on 1 Jul 1919 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 21, and was buried in Johnson Chapel, Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

+ 66 F    ii. Dessie V Roberts was born on 7 Aug 1900, died on 19 Jun 1901, and was buried in Johnson Chapel, Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

+ 67 M    iii. Jasper Jewell Roberts was born on 3 May 1902 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama, died on 2 May 1988 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 85, and was buried on 4 May 1988 in Roselawn Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.

+ 68 F    iv. Loyce W Roberts was born on 30 Apr 1904, died on 24 Feb 1906 at age 1, and was buried in Johnson Chapel, Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

+ 69 F    v. Zola Florence Roberts was born on 1 Jun 1906 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama, died on 25 Jun 1983 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 77, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.

22. Alice E Rhodes was born on 19 Nov 1867 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died in Jan 1896 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 28, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama. The cause of her death was Pneumonia.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Alice married Reuben Greenberry Owens, son of John Owens and Martha Rainwater, on 19 Nov 1885 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama. Reuben was born on 15 Aug 1866 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 28 Feb 1950 in Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama at age 83.

General Notes: Marriage license Ruebin G. Owen-Alice Rhodes listed in Book J, p. 148, Lawrence County, Alabama

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 70 M    i. Charles P Owens was born in Aug 1886 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died after Mar 1950.

+ 71 F    ii. Eura Beatrice Owens was born on 10 Jul 1888 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 10 Jul 1946 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 58, and was buried in Enon Cemetery, Cullam, Cullam County, Alabama.

+ 72 M    iii. James William Owens was born on 18 Feb 1890 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 16 Feb 1972 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 81.

+ 73 F    iv. Hallie Bell Owens was born on 1 Apr 1892 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 23 Apr 1987 in Crane Hill, Cullman County, Alabama at age 95, and was buried in Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama.

+ 74 M    v. Ivaler Owens was born about 1894 and died about 1894.

23. Daniel Webster Rhodes was born on 19 Jul 1873 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 25 Jul 1933 in Ennis, Ellis County, Texas at age 60, and was buried in Bardwell Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas. The cause of his death was Tetanus.

General Notes: Marriage license Daniel W. Roads-Susan C. Callahan, Book K, p. 435, Lawrence County, Alabama, issued 3 August 1891, solemnized 4 August 1891 by J. M. Hill, Justice of the Peace.

Lawrence County, Alabama, Township 6 Range 6 census taken 2 June 1880 by James E. Griffin enumerator, Enumeration District 161 Page 1 lists: Rhodes, William (58) Farmer, born in North Carolina, father born in England, mother in North Carolina, head of household; Rachel (45), wife, born in Tennessee, father born in South Carolina, mother in Georgia; William B. (23) son, farmer, born in Georgia, Dollie (17) daughter, housework; Alice (13) daughter, housework, and Daniel W. (6), son all born in Alabama.

Twelfth Census of the United States, Oakville Precinct 9, taken 16 June 1900 by Frank A. Cowan, enumerator, Enumeration District 79, sheet 10 lists Louisa Elizabeth Callahan (47), born March 1853, widowed, mother of 4, 1 living as head of household farming own farm which has a mortgage. In residence are Daniel W. Rhodes (26), born July 1873, married 8 years, Susan Catherine Rhodes (25), born February 1875, mother of 5, 4 living, Monroe W. (7), Rachel E. (6), Lutie W. (2) and Utheard W. (8/12). His brother, George W. Rhoads and his family are several farms up the road, as is his nephew William Rhoads and his family. Several Callahan families are in the area.

Thirteenth Census of the United States, New Decatur, Alabama, taken 23 April 1910 by Walter H. Sorber, enumerator, Enumeration District 166, Sheet 14A lists Daniel W. Rhodes (36), married 18 years, working as a car repairer in the Railroad Shops as head of household living at 1222 Third Avenue South, with wife Susan C. (35), mother of 5, 4 living, Monroe W. (17), working in Railroad Shops as Machine Hand, Rachel E. (16), Lutie W. (12) and Utheard W. (10).


Fourteenth Census of the United States, Justice Precinct Ellis County, Texas taken 26-27 January 1920 by H. E. Perkins, enumerator, Enumeration District 130, Sheet 5A lists Daniel Rhodes (46) Farmer, Susan, wife, (44), Lutie (23), Elvis (26) and Utheard W. (20), and Louisa E. Callahan, mother in law, (66) in household.

Fifteenth Census of the United States, Justice Precinct 3, Ward 2, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas, taken 2 April 1930 by Vesta A. Brunson lists:

Rhodes, Daniel W. (56), head of household, carpenter, house; Susan C. (55) wife; and Callahan, Louisa E. (77) mother in law, all born in Alabama.

In adjacent resident is his oldest son, Monroe W. Rhodes (27), farming employee, with wife Mary (22), whose father and mother were born in Tennessee, and daughter Frances (8/12).


We never knew until July 23, 1999 why Daniel brought his family to Texas, as up to this point it was thought he was the only one of the family that had left Alabama. At this time we discovered the family of his half-brother, Benaja Alexander Rhodes, had been in Texas since 1895 and had one surviving daughter, Mable Enid Rhodes Venable who was living with her daughter, Martha and her husband Karl Pace, in Waxahachie. Mable was almost 97 years of age and a virtual goldmine of family information. Dan and the family had lived with them for a while after their arrival in Texas. Benaja had encouraged Dan and his family to come to Texas.

In adjacent resident is his oldest son, Monroe W. Rhodes (27), farming employee, with wife Mary (22), whose father and mother were born in Tennessee, and daughter Frances (8/12).

Ennis, Texas newspaper, July 24, 1933

Carpenter Dies After Sticking Nail in Foot

Daniel W. Rhodes, age 60 years, a carpenter, died at his home at 404 West Milam Street, this morning at 1:50 with tetanus. He stuck a nail in his foot July 4 and developed tetanus several days ago.

Surviving are his wife and four children, a daughter, Mrs. Homer Tomlin of Mexia, and three sons, M. W. Rhodes of Hallsville; L. W. Rhodes of Mexia and U. W. Rhodes of Corsicana, all of whom are here. Eleven grandchildren also survive.

He was born July 24, 1873, in Lawrence County, Ala., and came to Texas in 1911. They lived at Howard for a few years, then moved to Crisp where they lived for three years. They had lived in Ennis for the past twelve years.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Ennis, Texas newspaper, July 22, 1933

D. W. RHODES CRITICALLY ILL WITH TETANUS

D. W. Rhodes is seriously ill with tetanus at his home on South Sherman street. He stuck a nail in his right foot on July 4 and developed tetanus only a few days ago. His condition is considered critical.

Ennis, Texas newspaper, July 26, 1933

D. W. RHODES FUNERAL HELD THIS AFTERNOON

Funeral services for D. W. Rhodes, age 60 years, native of Alabama and resident of Ennis for twelve years, who died at his home, 404 West Milam Street Monday morning at 1:50 with tetanus, were held this afternoon at 1:15 at the home with Rev. W. E. Fisher, pastor of the First Methodist church conducting the service.

Interment was made in the Bardwell cemetery with J. E. Keever in charge of arrangements.

Active pallbearers were Homer Tomlin, Ike Wood, A. G. Venable, Pete Aldridge, R. A. McCulloch and Allen McClain.

Honorary pallbearers were C. C. Coker, George Bolen, Owen Marchbanks, W. J. Richardson, H. F. Tucker, Leonard Dandridge, W. D. Arden, W. M. Tidwell, R. L. Etheredge, V. G. Onstead, Dr. A. J. Cox, Dr. C. P. Cook, J. D. Shegog, Rufus Miller, W. A. J. Hodo, Frankie Davis, Jim Hicks and T. E. Hay.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Daniel married Susan Catherine Callahan, daughter of Henry Callahan and Louisa Livingston, on 4 Aug 1891 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Alabama. Susan was born on 26 Feb 1875 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 24 Aug 1957 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 82.

General Notes: Susan Catherine's father, Henry M. Callahan, is listed on the 1860 Lawrence County census at age 18 in the residence of his father, James S. and mother Susan Bracken Callahan and 6 siblings.

He enlisted 14 November 1863 in Decatur, Alabama under Captain Irwin in Company D, 27th Alabama Infantry. Irwin is listed on the roster of Company D as Irwin, H. B. "Punch", Capt. He is listed on the 1860 Lawrence County, Alabama census Page 904 as Irwin, H. B. (27), male, farmer, with $6,000 in real estate and $14,000 personal property, so he must have been a well to do farmer. There is a Martha Irwin listed on the 1850 Lawrence County Slave Census as the owner of 6 slaves, but it is not known if the two are related.

Henry M. or H. M. Callahan appears on a roll of prisoners of war forwarded to Rock Island IL from the military prison, Louisville, Kentucky on 30 May 1864 in a roll dated Office of the Provost Marshall, General District of Kentucky. It goes on to say he was discharged on 30 May 1864. He was captured near Cassville, Georgia on 20 May 1864 by forces under the command of Major General Thomas, commanded the Department of the Cumberland; forwarded to Captain S. E. Jones, via Provost Marshall General of Louisville, dated 27 May 1864. He is listed on a muster roll as present for November and December 1863.

Excerpts from the diary of J. P. Cannon, taken from "Bloody Banners and Barefoot Boys":

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1864: Near Cassville, Ga.

We left Adairsville last night at 10 o'clock and had a dreary, tiresome march all night arriving at Cassvile at daylight and "slept on arms" till 9 a.m., then moved half a mile and formed a new line.

Our company was detailed as skirmishers, and we had a lively time the balance of the day, but being in the timber we all took shelter behind trees and a six hour battle resulted in very little loss to either side. We were relieved early in the night and returned to the line-of-battle, but the pickets kept up a ceaseless firing as long as we remained awake.

General Johnson sent around a circular complimenting the troops upon their steadiness and faithfulness on the battlefield and on retreat. He said we have repulsed every assault, that we are weakening the enemy and strengthening.

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1864:

We had to skedaddle again last night, passing through Cartersville and across the Etowah River, marched all night till 12 o'clock today when we stopped and formed in line-of-battle. The Yankees followed closely and almost by the time we got ready they were in line, confronting us and the pickets commenced their same old pastime.

Since this campaign opened, all the cooking has been done in the rear by men detailed for that purpose, as we have had no time for cooking, having been in line-of-battle or on the retreat since the 12th of May. The usual picket fighting and sharp-shooting has been going on all day, but nothing of importance occurred. Two hundred Yankees crossed the river on a reconnoitering expedition, but were captured without a fight.

MONDAY, MAY 23, 1864: "Way down in Georgia"

We had a fair night's sleep and got up wondering what would be the program for the day. At 10 a.m. we commenced "advancing backward" again and moved in the direction of Marietta; had a hot, dusty, and disagreeable march all day, stacked arms and camped in line-of-battle.

Rations are getting very scarce. We are getting about enough cornbread and bacon for one meal. This constitutes a day's rations. Lt. Chandler slipped out on a foraging expedition during the march, and came in at night with an arm full of cornbread, which we enjoyed very much in the absence of anything better. Jim says there is nothing to eat in the country and he is the best forager in the regiment. When he fails, no one else need try.

Until late in 1999, it was believed that this was the extent of Henry's service during the Civil War. However, a copy of pension records was received from a cousin, Larue Rhodes Carter, living with her husband Walter in the Country Trails Care Center in Grand Saline, Texas.

This document stated that service in the Union Navy was the basis for payment of a pension to Louisa Elizabeth Callahan and minor daughter, Susan Catherine and that Henry had served as a "Landsman" on the USS Phlox.

According to this document, the payments were commenced on the 18th day of September 1890 in the amount of $8.00 per month, with subsequent increases to $12.00 per month from April 19, 1908; $25.00 per month from October 6, 1917; $30.00 per month from May 1, 1920; and $40.00 per month from June 4, 1928, which was a tidy sum at that time.

Further inquiries at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. produced copies of Henry's Union service. After signing an Oath of Allegiance to the Union at the Rock Island, Illinois prisoner of war camp, he was enlisted in the Union Navy on 10 June 1864 for a period of three years. Information entered on his record indicate place of residence as Alabama, civilian occupation: Boatman; Physical description: 5'7", hazel eyes, dark hair, dark complexion; and vessels on which served: Constellation, Phlox

Declaration for Original Invalid Pension submitted by Henry M. Callahan on 22 August 1882 states he was enrolled on the 10th day of June 1864 in the New York Battery commanded by Captain Spots and was honorably discharged at Washington, D. C. on the 1st day of August 1965. At this time his age was given as 40 years.

"While in the service aforesaid, and in the line of duty I received the following disability, to wit:

Disease of the lungs from relapse of measles contracted in 1864. Treated by Johnson on boat & in hospital in New York.

I am now confined to my bed and have been for 10 months - not able to do anything & not able to help myself. I am entitled to a pension for disease of the lungs from measles contracted in the service."

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 75 M    i. Monroe William Rhodes was born on 24 Aug 1892 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 30 Jan 1966 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas at age 73, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Longview, Texas.

+ 76 F    ii. Rachel Elvis Rhodes was born on 29 Jan 1894 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 30 Sep 1972 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 78, and was buried in Mexia Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.

+ 77 M    iii. Ulysses Webster Rhodes was born in 1897 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in 1899 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 2.

+ 78 M    iv. Luttie Waymon Rhodes was born on 26 Jun 1897 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 8 May 1969 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas at age 71, and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.

+ 79 U    v. Utheard Wilvie Rhodes was born on 26 Sep 1899 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 28 Dec 1979 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas at age 80.

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24. Floyd Farrington

25. William Harrison Farrington "Bill" was born on 25 Dec 1866 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 21 Aug 1944 in Farrington, Grayson County, Texas at age 77, and was buried in Whitaker Cemetery, Farrington, Grayson County, Texas.

General Notes: 1870 Census Dry Creek Township 6 Range 6 Lawrence County Alabama taken 11 August 1870 lists:

H. Farrington (28), Farmer, born in Georgia, Mary (24), William (4), Sarah (3),
1880 Census Blount County Alabama ED 2 Page 1 Line 2 Summit and Brookville Beats, taken 2 June 1880 lists N. H. Farrington (38) farmer, born in Georgia as head of household, Mary A. (34) wife, William H. (14), Margaret S. (12), Newton B. (10), Maria E. (9), Laura A. (11), and Roxanne (1), B. A. Rhoads (21) boarder. (B.A. is Mary Ann's younger brother)

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
N. H. FARRINGTON Self M Male W 38 GA Farmer GA NC
Mary C. FARRINGTON Wife M Female W 34 GA Keeping House NC NC
Wm. H. FARRINGTON Son S Male W 14 AL Works On Farm GA GA
Margaret S. FARRINGTON Dau S Female W 12 AL At Home GA GA
Newton B. FARRINGTON Son S Male W 10 AL Works On Farm GA GA
Maria E. FARRINGTON Dau S Female W 9 AL At Home GA GA
Laura O. FARRINGTON Dau S Female W 4 AL At Home GA GA
Roxana FARRINGTON Dau S Female W 1 AL GA GA
B. A. RHOADS Other S Male W 21 AL Laborer NC NC

As no census for 1900 listing William Harrison Farrington was found, it is theorized he was in the process of settling in Texas at that time. The following is an excerpt from the Grayson County Plat Book in the Montgomery County Library in Conroe, Texas and provided by Shirlee Morrison, a volunteer with the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness:

Farrington, W. H.. Howe, R.F.D. No. 1, farmer. Established in 1900. Located in Grayson County, 1901. Born in Morgan County, Alabama December 20, 1865. Married Mary E. Robertson January 11, 1886. Wife born in Gordon County, Georgia April 6, 1863. Eight children; six boys, John, Harrison, James, Jesse and Odell; two girls Lizzie and Bertha Lee, Farrington Precinct.

Dallas and Preston Road, House 149, Justice Precinct 4, Grayson County, Texas Census ED 98 Sheet 9A, enumerated 26 April 1910 by G. C. Gregory, lists:

Farrington, William H. (42) head of household, married at 22, born in Alabama, farmer, general farming;
Mary E. (43), wife, married at 22; Noah (21); Lizzie (18); Johnnie (16); Harrison (15); all born in Alabama; James (13); Birtie (11); Jessie (7); and Odell (5) all born in Texas

Ancestry.com, 1910 census, District 98, page 17, family 149:

Farrington, William H. 42 Alabama 1866
Mary E. 43 Georgia 1867
Noah 21 Alabama 1887 (Prob. as per tomb)
Lizzie 18 Alabama 1891
Johnnie 16 Alabama 1893
Harrison 15 Alabama 1894
James 13 Texas 1897
Bertie 11 Texas 1898
Duey Not listed 1899
Jessie 7 Texas 1902
Odell 5 Texas 1904

Justice Precinct 5, Grayson County, Texas Census ED 110 Sheet 8B enumerated 10 January 1920 by K. F. Davis lists:

Farrington, Bill W. (52) as head of household, farming, working cattle; Lillie (30) wife; Jessie (19); Odell (15); Dorothy (4); Billie (2); Ella May (10); granddaughter; and Noah (30)

Justice Precinct 4, District 43, Grayson County, Texas Census ED 91-43 Sheet 11A, enumerated 16 April 1930 by Nellie B. Camp lists:

Farrington, W. H. (63) as head of household, farmer, general farming; Lillie (40) wife, born in Arkansas, father in Illinois, mother in Arkansas; Noah (41) laborer, general farming; Dorothy (14); Billie (12); Lester (10) and Gordon (8).

Sherman Democrat, Monday, August 21, 1944 Page 7

W. H. FARRINGTON

VAN ALSTYNE

W. H. Farrington, 77, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday at his home in the Farrington community after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Gunter Baptist church, conducted by Elder Howard Bell of Tioga, and Rev. Ashenhurst, pastor of the Gunter Baptist church.

Interment will be in Whitaker cemetery, directed by Fox-Fanning. The grandchildren will be pallbearers.

Mr. Farrington was born Dec. 25, 1866 in Alabama. He had been a resident of the Farrington community 42 years. He was married first to Miss Mary Robinson who died in 1913 and later to Miss Lilly Ann Jones who died in 1942. He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Dodd of San Antonio, Mrs. Fred Dobbs of McKinney and Mrs. Earl Hestand of Maple, Texas, eight sons, John Farrington of Sudan, Texas, Harrison Farrington of Sherman, Jim and Jesse Farrington of Van Alstyne, Odell Farrington of Fort Worth, Lester Farrington of Howe, Gordon Farrington of Dorchester and William Farrington of Howe; 16 Grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

William married Mary Elizabeth Robertson on 7 Jan 1886 in Blount County, Alabama. Mary was born on 6 Apr 1863 in Gordan County, Georgia, died on 8 Aug 1914 in Grayson County, Texas at age 51, and was buried in Whitaker Cemetery, Farrington, Grayson County, Texas.

General Notes: These are tombstones in the Whitaker cemetery.

The tombstone of W.H. has a tombstone of Mary E. Farrington immediately to the left (as you face the grave) We could not take a picture of it (ran out of film) Inscription reads: Mary E. Farrington wife of W. H. Farrington b April 1867 d 28 Aug 1914.

To his right is a tombstone (a small stone) reading Duey, son of W.H. and Mary E. b 4 Aug 1899 d 8 Sep 1906


Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 80 M    i. Noah Farrington was born on 10 Feb 1887 in Winston County, Alabama, died on 23 Jan 1944 in Howe, Grayson County, Texas at age 56, and was buried in Whitaker Cemetery, Farrington, Grayson County, Texas.

+ 81 F    ii. Lizzie Farrington was born in 1890.

+ 82 M    iii. John Henry Farrington was born on 12 Aug 1893 in Alabama and died on 28 May 1969 in Anton, Hockley County, Texas at age 75.

+ 83 M    iv. Nathaniel Harrison Farrington was born on 5 Jan 1893 in Alabama and died on 26 Dec 1945 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas at age 52.

+ 84 M    v. James Wheller Farrington "Jim" was born on 4 Aug 1897 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 8 Nov 1954 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas at age 57.

+ 85 U    vi. Birtie Lee Farrington was born on 23 Dec 1897 in Oklahoma and died on 16 Apr 1996 in McKinney, Collin County, Texas at age 98.

+ 86 M    vii. Duey Farrington was born on 4 Aug 1899 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 8 Sep 1906 in Grayson County, Texas at age 7.

+ 87 F    viii. Jessie Farrington was born on 4 Aug 1899 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 8 Sep 1906 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas at age 7.

+ 88 F    ix. Dorothy Farrington was born in 1906 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas.

+ 89 M    x. Odell Farrington was born in 1906 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 25 May 1954 in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas at age 48.

William next married Lillie Ann Jones in Mar 1915 in Grayson County, Texas. Lillie was born on 31 Jul 1889 in Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas and died in 1942 in Howe, Grayson County, Texas at age 53.

General Notes: Sherman Democrat, July 1942, no page number:

MRS. LILLIE ANN FARRINGTON

HOWE - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Ann Farrington, 52, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Gunter Baptist church with the Rev. Roy C. Kerr, pastor, and the Rev. Henry Ball, pastor of the Tioga Baptist church, officiating. Mrs. Farrington died Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. at her home on Howe Route One.

Interment will be at the Whitaker cemetery under the direction of Fox-Fanning of Van Alstyne. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Farrington's grandsons.

She was born July 31, 1889 in Harrison, Ark., a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James H. Jones. Coming to Texas 45 years ago, she had lived in the Howe community for the past 17 years. She was married to W. H. Farrington in March, 1918 and had been a member of the Gunter Baptist church 10 years.

Surviving are her husband and the following children: Billie, Lester and Gordon Farrington of Howe and Mrs. Dorothy Hestand of Maple; step-children, Noah Farrington and Jessie Farrington of Howe, Odell and Harrison Farrington of Sherman, John Farrington of Ralls, Mrs. Lizzie Dodd of San Antonio; Jim Farrington of Durant, Okla., and Mrs. Bertie Lee Dobbs of McKinney; a number of grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Clark of Denison, Mrs. B. A. Anderson of Collinsville, Mrs. Virgil Powers of Howe; and three brothers, J. H. Jones of Sherman and W. M. and Wesley Jones of Denison.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 90 F    i. Dorothy Marie Farrington was born on 29 Dec 1916 in Grayson County, Texas and died on 12 Aug 1993 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas at age 76.

+ 91 M    ii. William Dalton Farrington "Billie" was born on 6 May 1917 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 19 Jun 1948 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas at age 31.

+ 92 M    iii. Lester Farrington was born on 19 May 1920 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 4 Aug 1984 in Cartwright, Bryan County, Oklahoma at age 64.

+ 93 M    iv. Gordon Farrington was born on 28 Sep 1922 in Grayson County, Texas and died on 13 Jan 1977 in Euless, Tarrant County, Texas at age 54.

26. Margaret Sarah Farrington "Meg" was born on 21 Sep 1867 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 14 Aug 1937 in Brooksville, Alabama at age 69, and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Brooksville, Blount County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Margaret married Docktor A Roberts "Dock" on 28 Feb 1888 in Blount County, Alabama. Docktor was born on 9 Feb 1868 in Blount County, Alabama, died on 3 Sep 1910 in Blount County, Alabama at age 42, and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Brooksville, Blount County, Alabama. The cause of his death was Murdered.

General Notes: An excerpt from Farrington Tales and I'm Sitting On Mine compiled by Kay Farrington Frost follows:

Article found in the Southern Democrat, Thursday, September, 1910

DOCK ROBERTS KILLED AT BROOKSVILLE

Shot to death by Jesse Barren on Roberts' Plantation Saturday Morning

In a difficulty near Brooksville last Saturday Dock Roberts was shot and killed by Jess Barren, both white. The shooting took place in a barn at a tenant house on Roberts' plantation about 10 o'clock Saturday morning. From the reports received here it appears that Roberts attacked Barren with a large stick, coming upon him very unexpectedly and but few words were spoken in the difficulty. Barren, it appears, had been out hunting and had a shot gun with him, but when attacked by Roberts, made an effort to get away and in doing so fell into a cow stall. Roberts is alleged to have then made a rush for the gun when Barren fired while still lying on the ground, the entire charge entering Roberts' right lung. Roberts, it is said, after being shot wrenched the gun from Barren and struck him several blows before he expired. Roberts is a large man while Barren is small.

Barren surrendered to the officers and is now in jail. He claimed that he shot in self defense.

The cause that brought on the difficulty does not appear to be very clear. The two men are said to have had a difference some years ago about some land lines and it is claimed by some that this brought on the difficulty, while others allege that Roberts thought Barren had reported him as a road defaulter and that this was the cause of the trouble.

Barren will be given a preliminary trial before Judge Kelton next Wednesday.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

27. Samuel Newton Farrington was born on 25 Sep 1869 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 16 Jul 1945 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama at age 75, and was buried in Crestwood Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

General Notes: 1900 Winston County, Alabama census lists:

Sam'l Farrington (30) born Sept 1869 as head of household; Molly Farrington (28) wife, married 10 years, 8 children, 8 living; William H. (7), son, born June 1892; Violet S. (1), daughter, born October 1898; Lois A. (2), daughter, born December 1896

Thirteenth Census of the United States: 1910 - Population taken 21 April 1910 by Ernest M. Hyatt, Blount County, Alabama lists Samuel N. Farrington as head of household at age 40, farming on own farm, which is free from mortgage, born in Alabama, father born in Georgia, mother in Tennessee, married 20 years with wife Mollie S. at age 37, born in Tennessee, father and mother born in Georgia, mother of 8, 5 living. Children are: William H. (17), Violet S. (16), Fletcher N. (7), Samuel F. (4), and Eula V. (9/12).

Married in home of bride's mother.

Listed as "Addison" at one year old on 1870 Township 6 Range 6 Lawrence County, Alabama, census taken 11 August 1870 and living between James and Mary M. Livingston and Aaron Callahan, a miller.

Occupation: Farmer and carpenter

Church affiliation: Methodist

Burial: Crestwood Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama

Howellton, Precinct 22, Etowah County, Alabama, Census ED 28-40, Sheet 2A enumerated 18 April 1930 by Robert M. Wood lists:

Farrington, Sam N. (59) head of household, married at 20, farmer; Mollie S. (58) wife, married at 19; Eula (19); Lucille (16); and Ellis (13).

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Samuel married Molly Susan Roberts on 29 Jul 1890 in Blount County, Alabama. Molly was born on 27 Sep 1871 in Tennessee, died on 11 Jun 1956 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama at age 84, and was buried in Crestwood Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 94 M    i. William Harrison Farrington was born on 22 Jun 1892 in Winston County, Alabama and died on 9 Jul 1979 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama at age 87.

+ 95 F    ii. Violet Safronia Farrington was born on 22 Oct 1893 in Winston County, Alabama and died on 14 Jul 1933 in Blount County, Alabama at age 39.

+ 96 F    iii. Lois Abigail Farrington was born on 11 Dec 1896 in Winston County, Alabama, died on 27 Sep 1900 in Winston County, Alabama at age 3, and was buried in Ashridge Cemetery, Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama.

+ 97 M    iv. Fletcher Napoleon Farrington was born on 25 May 1902 in Holly Pond, Blount County, Alabama and died on 2 Apr 1968 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama at age 65.

+ 98 M    v. Samuel Jesse Farrington was born on 17 Mar 1905 in Blount County, Alabama and died on 24 May 1969 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama at age 64.

+ 99 F    vi. Eula Velma Farrington was born on 7 Jul 1909 in Blount County, Alabama.

+ 100 F    vii. Grace Lucille Farrington was born on 7 Nov 1913 in Blount County, Alabama and died on 16 Jun 1991 in East Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama at age 77.

+ 101 M    viii. Ellis Raphord Farrington was born on 14 May 1917 in Blount County, Alabama.

28. Mary Elizabeth Farrington "Bet" was born in Feb 1870 in Blount County, Alabama.

General Notes: Buried in Sivley Cemetery
Listed as Margaret at 6 months old on 1870 Lawrence County, Alabama, census taken 11 August 1870

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Mary married John W Heatherly on 21 Sep 1890 in Blount County, Alabama. John was born in 1858 in North Carolina.

General Notes: 1880 Etowah County, Alabama, John listed as farm laborer in household of Aaron Hopper


Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Aaron C. HOPPER Self M Male W 22 AL Farmer AL AL
Nancy H. HOPPER Wife M Female W 23 NC Keeping House SC NC
John W. HEATHERLY BroL S Male W 22 NC Laboring On Farm SC NC
Joseph H. HOPPER Son S Male W 1 AL AL NC
Lissus G. HOPPER Son S Male W 2M AL AL NC

Source Information:
Census Place Hoppers, Etowah, Alabama
Family History Library Film 1254013
NA Film Number T9-0013
Page Number 287A



Bremen, Precinct 10, Cullman and Jasper Road, Cullman County, Alabama Census ED 50 Sheet 4B enumerated 9 January 1920 by Perry B. Packer lists:

Heatherly, John W. (61) head of household, rents, born in North Carolina, farmer, general farming; Maria E. (47) wife, born in Alabama; Mary H. (26), born in Tennessee; Joseph R. (16); Mack R. (14); Marlin E. (12); Travis J. (7), all born in Alabama

Berlin, District 23, Cullman County, Alabama, Census ED 22-28 Sheet 4B enumerated 9 April 1930 by Minnie F. Singleton lists:

Heatherly, John W. (72) head of household, married at 33, farmer, general farming; Maria E. (58) married at 18; Travis J. (17)

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 102 M    i. John W Heatherly Jr was born on 24 Oct 1892 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Feb 1968 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 75.

+ 103 M    ii. James A Heatherly was born on 18 Dec 1895 in Florida and died in Jun 1976 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California at age 80.

+ 104 F    iii. Jane B Heatherly was born in 1897 in South Carolina.

+ 105 M    iv. Johnnie M Heatherly was born in 1900 in Alabama.

+ 106 M    v. Joseph R Heatherly was born on 3 Mar 1903 and died in Oct 1983 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 80.

+ 107 M    vi. Mack R Heatherly was born on 6 Nov 1906 in Alabama and died on 11 Feb 1979 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 72.

+ 108 M    vii. Marlin Edmumd Heatherly was born on 27 Jul 1908 in Alabama and died in Sep 1986 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama at age 78.

+ 109 M    viii. Travis J Heatherly was born in 1913.

29. Laura A Farrington was born in 1876 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Laura married Leonard Deese.

30. Roxie Ann Farrington "Roxana" was born in Sep 1879 in Blount County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Roxie married Charley Davis in 1896 in Winston County, Alabama. Charley was born in Oct 1875 in Georgia.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

31. Addie Farrington was born on 18 Jan 1882 in Winston County, Alabama and died on 28 Feb 1944 in Gum Springs, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 62.

General Notes: Thirteenth Census of the United States: 1910 - Population Taken 21 April 1910 by William C. Taylor, enumerator, Ashridge, Precinct 11, Winston County, Alabama:

Farrington, Addie Head of household (28) Married 3 years, Farmer/own farm, born: Alabama; Father b: GA Mother b: GA
Roda Wife (22) Mother of 1/1 living
Olla Daughter (1 11/12)
Mary Ann Mother (66)
Alice Sister (28)

Civil District No. 8, Lawrence County, Tennessee Census, ED 50-15 Sheet 18 B, enumerated April 20, 1930 by Lon Brewer lists:

Farrington, Addie (49) head of household, farmer, general farming, married at 25; Rhoda (42), wife, married at 18; Ollie (21); Dallas (18); Essie (16); Otho (14); Jewel (11), all born in Alabama; Odis (8) born in Texas; Edna (7) born in Alabama; and Odell (2) born in Tennessee.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Addie married Rohida Winifred King "Rhoda", daughter of William King and Nancy Gurthrie, on 25 Aug 1907 in Winston County, Alabama. Rohida was born on 22 Feb 1888 in Winston County, Alabama and died on 8 Jul 1952 in Gum Springs, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 64.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 110 U    i. Ollie Mae Farrington was born on 14 May 1908 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 22 Apr 1991 in Tennessee at age 82.

+ 111 F    ii. Willie Ida Farrington was born on 18 Apr 1910 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 6 Mar 1949 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee at age 38.

+ 112 M    iii. Dallas Farrington was born on 16 Dec 1912 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 28 Apr 1982 in Garden City, Wayne County, Michigan at age 69.

+ 113 F    iv. Essie Anna Farrington was born on 21 Apr 1914 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 6 Aug 1943 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 29.

+ 114 M    v. William Otho Farrington was born on 6 Jun 1916 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 18 Dec 1958 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee at age 42.

+ 115 M    vi. Jewel Addie Farrington was born on 22 Sep 1918 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama.

+ 116 M    vii. Odis Harvey Farrington was born on 6 May 1920 in Howe, Grayson County, Texas and died on 6 Apr 1988 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee at age 67.

+ 117 F    viii. Edna Rhoda Farrington

+ 118 M    ix. Frederick Odell Farrington was born on 24 Mar 1928 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee and died on 22 Apr 1975 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas at age 47.

32. Alice Farrington was born on 18 Jan 1882 in Winston County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Alice married Alec Wright.

33. Ada Farrington "Ader" was born on 15 Feb 1883 in Winston County, Alabama and died on 15 Jun 1966 in Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama at age 83.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Ada married J. W. Beck on 23 Jan 1908. J. was born in 1888 in Alabama.

General Notes: 1930 Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama, Census ED 67-4 Sheet 3A Line 44 enumerated 4 April 1930 by George W. Wilson lists:

J. W. Beck (43), Blacksmith, owns shop, born in Alabama as head of household; Ada (45) wife; Elsie (16); Hampton (13), Otho (9).

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 119 M    i. Melford Beck was born 1910 Alabama in Alabama.

+ 120 F    ii. Elsie Beck was born in 1914 in Alabama.

+ 121 F    iii. Hampton Beck was born on 5 Jan 1917 in Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama and died on 13 Mar 1992 in Jasper, Walker County, Alabama at age 75.

+ 122 M    iv. Otho Beck was born in 1921 in Alabama.

34. James Alexander Basham was born in Oct 1865 in Basham Gap, Morgan County, Alabama, died in 1908 in Birdston, Navarro County, Texas at age 43, and was buried in Birdston Valley Cemetery, Birdston, Navarro County, Texas.

General Notes: Listed on 1870 Morgan County, Alabama, Danville P. O. in the household of Christopher C. and Emaline Gibson, as stepson, age (4).

Listed on 1880 Lawrence County, Alabama, Oakville, Beat 9 as stepson, age (14), works on farm.

Twelfth Census of the United States Navarro County, Texas, Precinct 7, ED 108, Sheet 6 taken 7 June 1900 by J. T. Johnson, enumerator, lists Bassham, J. A. (34) Born Oct 1865 in Alabama, farm laborer, as head of household, Nellie (23), married 6 years, mother of 2, 2 living, born in Texas, father in Georgia, mother in Texas, Mable (4) born Nov 1895, and Beulah (1) born Jan 1899, both in Texas.

Not found in Texas in 1910 or 1920 soundexes.

Marriage license issued 13 August 1894 by J. J. Nelson, Clerk, County Court, Navarro County to Mr. J. A. Basham and Miss Nellie McCrary.

Marriage performed by W. L. Patterson, Minister of the Gospel, 15 August 1894, signed 16 August 1894, returned and filed for record 17 August 1894 and recorded 20 October 1894 by J. J. Wilson, Clerk by B. H. Woods Sr., Deputy

Marriage license mailed to Mrs. O. E. Paxton (Daughter) 3222 Northampton St. NW, Washington, D. C. (4-17-43)

No record of death certificate in New Mexico or Texas February 2001

Burial in old local cemetery between Birdston and Streetman, Texas

James at one time preached at churches on a circuit, Later he managed (or owned) the Molloy Hotel in Corsicana and the family, Nellie, Mabel and Louise (Beulah) lived in the hotel.

Note:

*It is doubtful that James owned or managed the hotel, given his financial status. Likely he fit the category of individuals that lived in the hotel in exchange for firewood or labor. See article on Molloy Hotel below.

MOLLOY HOTEL, Navarro County History:

"Know all men by those present that we, James C. Neil of Grimes County, Thomas I. Smith of Navarro County and David R. Mitchell of said county agreed to be partners in the sale of property acquired by anyone of them."

David R. Mitchell acquired the land originally granted to Jesus Ortez and on January 30, 1850, conveyed 100 acres of it to the town Commissioners to be the original site of the town of Corsicana.

Lots 8, 9, and 10 in Block No. 241 recorded in Vol. L, page 134 of the Navarro County Deed Records, was granted to Henry Molloy in 1874 from Grantor F. A. Rice and A. Groesbeck, trustees for $700.00. The revised map of Corsicana drawn by Theo. Kosse described the property as the H. T. & C. Railroad Addition to the City of Corsicana. In 1871 when the railroad reached Corsicana a progressive period was felt almost immediately. Commecial expansion was evident and Corsicana population soared.

Mr. Rice and Mr. Groesbeck were railroad men and Rice, Navarro County, and Groesbeck, Limestone County was named for these men.

In 1881 Henry Molloy and wife, Ellen E. Molloy, being the grantor of the property granted to George T. Jester and D. M. Pendergast Warranty Deed for the consideration of $500.00 at this time, Henry and Ellen E. Molloy put a second story on their building and Jester and Pendergast owned the first story of the Molloy Hotel.

In April 1881 H. L. Molloy and wife entered into a certain contract and agreement with George T. Jester and D. M. Pendergast for a consideration of $1,974.00 to build and execute upon certain lots and premises owned by Molloy, certain improvements and buildings in said contract recorded Deed 40, page 294.

The Molloy Hotel served Navarro County for a span of 100 years. At one time there was a barber shop, cabinet shop, tailor shop, Western Union Telegraph office, large dining room, a grocery store, and 20 rooms upstairs. Mrs. Margaret Hardwick Miller, wife of Dr. Will Miller, lived with her grandmother at the Molloy boarding house. She recalls her grandmother hiring young men who lived in the country to bring wood in and do other chores to pay for living there and attending school in Corsicana. Mrs. Miller remembered a huge wood cook stove and always the good food her grandmother served.

There was a drummer Room in the rear area of the dining room. This served as a display area for their wares. Two of the first passengers to arrive on the H. & T. C. Railroad were Alex and Phillip Sanger, who became giants in the mercantile business, later Sanger Brothers and still later Sanger-Harris.

The hotel was owned by some of the leading citizens of Corsicana during the years. In 1926 a Greek gentleman named Spiro N. Georgas (1892-1969) bought the hotel. Mr. Georgas lived in America a few years before he went back to Greece and married the girl his parents had chosen for him. Spiro N. and Sylvia Georgas had two children, Nicholas and Effie. They were members of the St. John's Episcopal Church.

GEORGE'S GRILL

George's Grill established a reputation for some of the finest steaks in all central Texas. Cattle were brought in by truck, butchered on the back lot and stored in a wooden walk-in refrigerator. Fresh beef was George's forte.

In 1979, after extensive renovation, the new owners, Robert Wheelock and family, opened the Courtyard to be one of the finest restaurants in the region. To retain much of the original charm, the oak hardwood floors, tin ceilings and plaster exterior were used with artifacts of decor imported from around the world. The magnificent Back-Bar, removed from a hotel in Scotland, was initially built with square nails and decorative woodwork from a horse-drawn hearse. In the lobby stands an antique marquee from a church in France. Also from Europe is the beautiful, hand-carved Breton Hall Tree at the rear of the dining room. Directly above hangs an excellent example of Japanese watercolor. The leaded glass windows in the entry came from a church in England. On the walls thoughout the building are artifacts and objects of art from Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. The mural abot the entry is by local artist Arnold Pena.

Wyvonne Yaws Puttman

Later they lived in a house on 4th Avenue in Corsicana and Mabel went to school there. The family left Corsicana and lived on a farm in Navarro County between Corsicana and Birdston.

While on the farm, Nellie and the children contracted typhoid fever (from untested or untreated well water) and were very ill, especially Nellie. They moved to Nellie's mother's home in Birdston to be taken care of and to recuperate. (Nellie's mother was Dora Bell McCrary Sherrard). In the meantime, James Alexander Basham was away working in a grocery store. He contracted pneumonia, returned to Birdston and died there. He is buried in a local cemetery between Birdston and Streetman. Also buried in the cemetery are Dora Bell McCrary Sherrard and Jake Sherrard.


Note: Birdston Cemetery visited Friday May 11, 2001 and recently placed tombstones for "Jake" and Dora photographed. James probably buried in an unmarked grave.

The Birdston Cemetery is located as follows:

Directions from Streetman: Follow 416 going NE for 2.9 miles. There is a sharp left turn followed by a sharp right turn. The Birdston Cemetery is in plain view.

Past the cemetery is a sign reading Birdston Valley Cemetery. The non-paved road came to a "T" with a sign which reads CE 1260. The right turn leads into the Richland Chambers reservoir. The left turn which is westerly past the first gate to the left the Birdston Valley Cemetery can be seen about 100 yards beyond the gate. The gate is locked and there is no sign assuring that this is the Birdston Valley Cemetery.

After recovery from typhoid fever, Nellie and her daughters moved to Houston, Texas. Nellie worked and the girls went to school. They moved to Dallas about 1911 or 1912.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

James married Nellie Mae McCrary on 15 Aug 1894 in Navarro County, Texas. Nellie was born on 1 Jul 1877 in Parker County, Texas and died on 26 Jun 1951 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina at age 73.

General Notes: Listed on 1870 Morgan County, Alabama, Danville P. O. in the household of Christopher C. and Emaline Gibson, as stepson, age (4).

Listed on 1880 Lawrence County, Alabama, Oakville, Beat 9 as stepson, age (14), works on farm.

Twelfth Census of the United States Navarro County, Texas, Precinct 7, ED 108, Sheet 6 taken 7 June 1900 by J. T. Johnson, enumerator, lists Bassham, J. A. (34) Born Oct 1865 in Alabama, farm laborer, as head of household, Nellie (23), married 6 years, mother of 2, 2 living, born in Texas, father in Georgia, mother in Texas, Mable (4) born Nov 1895, and Beulah (1) born Jan 1899, both in Texas.

Not found in Texas in 1910 or 1920 soundexes.

Marriage license issued 13 August 1894 by J. J. Nelson, Clerk, County Court, Navarro County to Mr. J. A. Basham and Miss Nellie McCrary.

Marriage performed by W. L. Patterson, Minister of the Gospel, 15 August 1894, signed 16 August 1894, returned and filed for record 17 August 1894 and recorded 20 October 1894 by J. J. Wilson, Clerk by B. H. Woods Sr., Deputy

Marriage license mailed to Mrs. O. E. Paxton (Daughter) 3222 Northampton St. NW, Washington, D. C. (4-17-43)

No record of death certificate in New Mexico or Texas February 2001

Burial in old local cemetery between Birdston and Streetman, Texas

James at one time preached at churches on a circuit, Later he managed (or owned) the Molloy Hotel in Corsicana and the family, Nellie, Mabel and Louise (Beulah) lived in the hotel.

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Note:

*It is doubtful that James owned or managed the hotel, given his financial status. Likely he fit the category of individuals that lived in the hotel in exchange for firewood or labor. See article on Molloy Hotel below.

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MOLLOY HOTEL, Navarro County History:

"Know all men by those present that we, James C. Neil of Grimes County, Thomas I. Smith of Navarro County and David R. Mitchell of said county agreed to be partners in the sale of property acquired by anyone of them."

David R. Mitchell acquired the land originally granted to Jesus Ortez and on January 30, 1850, conveyed 100 acres of it to the town Commissioners to be the original site of the town of Corsicana.

Lots 8, 9, and 10 in Block No. 241 recorded in Vol. L, page 134 of the Navarro County Deed Records, was granted to Henry Molloy in 1874 from Grantor F. A. Rice and A. Groesbeck, trustees for $700.00. The revised map of Corsicana drawn by Theo. Kosse described the property as the H. T. & C. Railroad Addition to the City of Corsicana. In 1871 when the railroad reached Corsicana a progressive period was felt almost immediately. Commecial expansion was evident and Corsicana population soared.

Mr. Rice and Mr. Groesbeck were railroad men and Rice, Navarro County, and Groesbeck, Limestone County was named for these men.

In 1881 Henry Molloy and wife, Ellen E. Molloy, being the grantor of the property granted to George T. Jester and D. M. Pendergast Warranty Deed for the consideration of $500.00 at this time, Henry and Ellen E. Molloy put a second story on their building and Jester and Pendergast owned the first story of the Molloy Hotel.

In April 1881 H. L. Molloy and wife entered into a certain contract and agreement with George T. Jester and D. M. Pendergast for a consideration of $1,974.00 to build and execute upon certain lots and premises owned by Molloy, certain improvements and buildings in said contract recorded Deed 40, page 294.

The Molloy Hotel served Navarro County for a span of 100 years. At one time there was a barber shop, cabinet shop, tailor shop, Western Union Telegraph office, large dining room, a grocery store, and 20 rooms upstairs. Mrs. Margaret Hardwick Miller, wife of Dr. Will Miller, lived with her grandmother at the Molloy boarding house. She recalls her grandmother hiring young men who lived in the country to bring wood in and do other chores to pay for living there and attending school in Corsicana. Mrs. Miller remembered a huge wood cook stove and always the good food her grandmother served.

There was a drummer Room in the rear area of the dining room. This served as a display area for their wares. Two of the first passengers to arrive on the H. & T. C. Railroad were Alex and Phillip Sanger, who became giants in the mercantile business, later Sanger Brothers and still later Sanger-Harris.

The hotel was owned by some of the leading citizens of Corsicana during the years. In 1926 a Greek gentleman named Spiro N. Georgas (1892-1969) bought the hotel. Mr. Georgas lived in America a few years before he went back to Greece and married the girl his parents had chosen for him. Spiro N. and Sylvia Georgas had two children, Nicholas and Effie. They were members of the St. John's Episcopal Church.

GEORGE'S GRILL

George's Grill established a reputation for some of the finest steaks in all central Texas. Cattle were brought in by truck, butchered on the back lot and stored in a wooden walk-in refrigerator. Fresh beef was George's forte.

In 1979, after extensive renovation, the new owners, Robert Wheelock and family, opened the Courtyard to be one of the finest restaurants in the region. To retain much of the original charm, the oak hardwood floors, tin ceilings and plaster exterior were used with artifacts of decor imported from around the world. The magnificent Back-Bar, removed from a hotel in Scotland, was initially built with square nails and decorative woodwork from a horse-drawn hearse. In the lobby stands an antique marquee from a church in France. Also from Europe is the beautiful, hand-carved Breton Hall Tree at the rear of the dining room. Directly above hangs an excellent example of Japanese watercolor. The leaded glass windows in the entry came from a church in England. On the walls thoughout the building are artifacts and objects of art from Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. The mural abot the entry is by local artist Arnold Pena.

Wyvonne Yaws Puttman


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Later they lived in a house on 4th Avenue in Corsicana and Mabel went to school there. The family left Corsicana and lived on a farm in Navarro County between Corsicana and Birdston.

While on the farm, Nellie and the children contracted typhoid fever (from untested or untreated well water) and were very ill, especially Nellie. They moved to Nellie's mother's home in Birdston to be taken care of and to recuperate. (Nellie's mother was Dora Bell McCrary Sherrard). In the meantime, James Alexander Basham was away working in a grocery store. He contracted pneumonia, returned to Birdston and died there. He is buried in a local cemetery between Birdston and Streetman. Also buried in the cemetery are Dora Bell McCrary Sherrard and Jake Sherrard.

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Note: Birdston Cemetery visited Friday May 11, 2001 and recently placed tombstones for "Jake" and Dora photographed. James probably buried in an unmarked grave.

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The Birdston Cemetery is located as follows:

Directions from Streetman: Follow 416 going NE for 2.9 miles. There is a sharp left turn followed by a sharp right turn. The Birdston Cemetery is in plain view.

Past the cemetery is a sign reading Birdston Valley Cemetery. The non-paved road came to a "T" with a sign which reads CE 1260. The right turn leads into the Richland Chambers reservoir. The left turn which is westerly past the first gate to the left the Birdston Valley Cemetery can be seen about 100 yards beyond the gate. The gate is locked and there is no sign assuring that this is the Birdston Valley Cemetery.

After recovery from typhoid fever, Nellie and her daughters moved to Houston, Texas. Nellie worked and the girls went to school. They moved to Dallas about 1911 or 1912.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 123 F    i. Mable Clair Basham was born on 23 Nov 1895 in Birdston, Navarro County, Texas and died on 18 Feb 1990 in Venice, Sarasota County, Florida at age 94.

+ 124 F    ii. Beulah Lee Basham "Louise" was born on 19 Jan 1899 in Navarro County, Texas, died on 11 Nov 1952 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska at age 53, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Tarrant County, Texas.

35. Leatha Sophrona Gibson was born on 9 Apr 1870 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 23 May 1928 in Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama at age 58.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Leatha married Henry Munroe Wiley, son of James Wiley and Catherine Gibson, on 27 Mar 1887 in Morgan County, Alabama. Henry was born on 3 Oct 1865 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 27 Jun 1953 at age 87.

General Notes: 1900 Census ED 128 Sheet 10 Line 32, Beat No. 5 West L&N RR taken 16 June 1900 James E. Lee, enumerator lists Henry M. Wiley (33) born October 1866 as head of household, married 13 years, Farmer, born in Alabama, Leatha S. (28) born April 1872, housewife, mother of 4, 4 living, Beulah (12), born October 1888, Frederick (8) born January 1892, Dessie (6) born May 1894, and Erun (2/12) born April 1900 all born in Alabama.

1920 Census ED 157 Sheet 6 Line 60 Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama lists Henry M. (57) and Leathy S. (49) no children in residence.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 125 F    i. Bulah Wiley was born in Feb 1888 in Morgan County, Alabama.

+ 126 M    ii. Frederick Wiley was born on 2 Jan 1892 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 25 Apr 1933 at age 41.

+ 127 F    iii. Dessie Wiley was born on 8 May 1894 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 28 Jun 1975 in Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama at age 81.

+ 128 F    iv. Erun Wiley "Tiney" was born on 19 Apr 1900 in Morgan County, Alabama, died on 26 Apr 1960 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 60, and was buried in Falkville Cemetery, Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama.

36. Isaac Rector Gibson "Rex" was born on 18 Jun 1873 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 18 Jun 1919 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 46, and was buried in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullman County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Isaac married Mary J Millican on 4 May 1893 in Morgan County, Alabama. Mary was born on 3 Nov 1871 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama, died on 3 Nov 1908 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 37, and was buried in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullman County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 129 F    i. Trannie Gibson

+ 130 M    ii. Lesley Gibson was born in Nov 1894 in Alabama.

+ 131 F    iii. Villie Lula Gibson was born on 28 Jul 1897 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died on 6 Oct 1969 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 72.

+ 132 F    iv. Addelie Gibson was born about 1900.

+ 133 F    v. Hassie Omie Gibson was born on 11 Sep 1904 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died on 11 Aug 1991 in Bremen, Cullman County, Alabama at age 86.

+ 134 F    vi. Ruthie Gibson was born in 1908 in Alabama.

Isaac next married Gertrude May Roden about 1913. Gertrude was born on 18 Aug 1893 in Dekalb County, Alabama and died on 3 Mar 1976 in Herrin, Illinois at age 82.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 135 F    i. Blanche Inez Gibson was born on 5 Jul 1914 in Alabama.

+ 136 F    ii. Naomi Inea Gibson was born on 28 Nov 1916 in Alabama, died on 14 Oct 1967 in St. Louis, St. Louis County Missouri at age 50, and was buried in Herrin City Cemetery, Illinois.

37. Frances Ellen Gibson was born on 5 Aug 1875 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 26 Oct 1968 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 93.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Frances married George Bradford on 21 Feb 1894 in Morgan County, Alabama. George was born on 1 Jan 1872 and died on 5 Jul 1962 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 90.

General Notes: 1900 Census Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama Pct. 5 ED 128 Sheet 12 Line 62 lists George (29) and Ellen (25) with no children.

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1910 Census Cullman County, Alabama ED 30 Sheet 14 lists George W. (39) and Frances E. (34) with no children.

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1920 Census Cullman County, Alabama ED 58 Sheet 3 Line 58 lists George W. (49), Frances E. (42) and Raso M. (16) adopted daughter.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes

38. Carrie Gibson was born on 21 Feb 1877 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 26 Oct 1968 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 91.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Carrie married T Marion England on 11 Aug 1915 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama. T was born on 23 Nov 1879 and died in Jun 1965 in Alabama at age 85.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

39. Charles Gibson was born on 22 Oct 1880.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Charles married Octavia Gillespie. Octavia was born in 1906 in Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

40. Hallie Bell Rhodes was born on 23 Nov 1871 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 15 May 1957 in Lick Mountain Township, Conway County, Arkansas at age 85, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Mrs. Hallie Hillis of Center Ridge Dies

Mrs. Hallie Hillis, 85, of Center Ridge died May 15 at a Morrilton hospital. She was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Conway County most of her life. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Hillis of Morrilton and Percy Hillis of Kennett, Mo.; three daughters, Mrs. Allen Flowers of Center Ridge, Mrs. Ollie Lewis of Alex, Okla., and Mrs Melvin Crowder of Morrilton; a sister, Mrs. Ludie Carlisle of Cleveland; 27 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Sunnyside Cemetery. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery by Reid's Funeral Home.

Inscription on tombstone:

The picture may dim but the memory is ever bright.

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Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Hallie married Robert Edward Lee Hillis on 11 Nov 1889 in Conway County, Arkansas. Robert was born on 1 Dec 1866 in Arkansas, died on 19 Feb 1932 in Hannah Ford, Arkansas at age 65, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Lick Mountain Township Conway County Census taken 22 June 1900 by Ada C. Halbrook, enumerator, ED 8 Sheet 13 Line 62 lists Edward Hillis (32) as head of household, born in Arkansas, married 10 years, born in Arkansas, farming on rented farm. Wife is listed as Hally (28), mother of 7, 4 living, born in Alabama, father born in Georgia, mother in Alabama, with children, son Leslie (9) attended school 3 years, can read but not write; daughter Eugene (7) attended school 3 years, can read but not write; Alice (3); Inez (6/12), all born in Arkansas.

Edward and Hallie Bell had 4 other children, two girls and one boy, and another listed as "child". One was named Sallie Ann, after her aunt, and it is believed that all are buried in Sunnyside Cemetery.

Ed is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery. Inscription on tombstone: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 137 M    i. Thomas Leslie Hillis was born on 12 Jul 1890 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 9 Nov 1954 in Dexter, Missouri at age 64.

+ 138 F    ii. Lula Eugenia Hillis was born on 28 Jan 1893 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 19 Feb 1975 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas at age 82.

+ 139 M    iii. Lawrence W Hillis was born on 23 Feb 1894 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas, died on 25 Jul 1898 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas at age 4, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 140 F    iv. Ellen Hillis was born on 22 Apr 1895 in Conway County, Arkansas, died on 27 Jul 1898 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 3, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 141 F    v. Sallie Ann Hillis was born on 16 Jun 1896 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas, died on 30 Jun 1897 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 1, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 142 F    vi. Laura Alice Hillis was born on 27 Sep 1896 in Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 11 May 1984 in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma at age 87.

+ 143 F    vii. Inez Hillis was born on 18 Dec 1899 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas, died on 22 Jul 1903 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas at age 3, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 144 M    viii. Edward Percival Hillis "Dick" was born on 15 Aug 1901 in Conway County, Arkansas and died on 16 Jul 1967 in Booneville, Cooper County, Arkansas at age 65.

+ 145 M    ix. William Freede Hillis Sr was born on 6 Dec 1904 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 15 Jun 1926 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 21.

+ 146 M    x. James Jackson Hillis "Cotton" was born on 28 Oct 1906 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 8 Nov 1964 in Morrilton, Conway County, Arkansas at age 58.

+ 147 F    xi. Doris Wanda Hillis was born on 22 Aug 1914 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 148 U    xii. Hillis

41. Luta Ada Rhodes "Ludie" was born on 10 Jan 1878 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 15 May 1968 in Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas at age 90, and was buried in Cleveland, Cemetery, Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: 10 August 1999 - Conversation with Margaret Merrick in Jacksonville, Arkansas:

Daughter listed as Lou on 1880 Lawrence County Alabama census and as Luta on 1900 Conway County Arkansas called "Ludie", and served as Postmistress in Cleveland, Arkansas.

Email received 26 August from Janice Baker (mjbaker@mcsi.net) states Mrs. Ludie Carlisle was appointed postmistress of Cleveland, Arkansas when Woodrow Wilson became president, replacing John J. Parker, a local businessman who kept the postoffice in the back of his general store.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Luta married John Warner Carlisle in 1909 in Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas. John was born on 24 Aug 1885 in Arkansas, died on 24 Nov 1941 at age 56, and was buried in Cleveland, Cemetery, Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Nichols Township Conway County Arkansas census taken 23rd and 25th of April 1910 by Robert McCracken, enumerator lists Warner Carlile (24) as head of household, married 1 year, farmer born in Arkansas, father in Georgia and mother in South Carolina, Luttie Carlile, (30) wife, born in Alabama, father in Georgia and mother in Tennessee, no children. Living next door to her father and mother, Tom J. and Ella Rhodes.


Cleveland, Conway County Arkansas census taken 27 January 1920 by Marvin Brents, enumerator lists Warner Carlile (34) as head of household, Ludie, (37)
Nichols Township, Conway County, Arkansas Census ED 15-14, Sheet 1B, enumerated 2 April 1930 by John W. Swain lists:

Carlile, John W. (44) as head of household, married at 23, born in Arkansas, merchant, grocery store; Ludie A. (46) married at 25, born in Alabama.

Buried in Cleveland, Arkansas Cemetery. Inscription on tombstone: THE PICTURE MAY DIM, BUT MEMORY IS EVER BRIGHT

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 149 F    i. Helen Carlisle was born in 1913 in Conway County, Arkansas and died in 1933 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 20.

+ 150 F    ii. Alice May Carlisle was born on 23 Apr 1910 in Conway County, Arkansas, died on 23 May 1911 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 1, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

+ 151 M    iii. Warner Rhodes Carlisle was born on 14 Jul 1911 in Conway County, Arkansas, died on 23 Jul 1911 in Conway County, Arkansas, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

42. Sally Ann Rhodes was born on 30 Dec 1879 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 25 Oct 1881 in Lick Mountain Township, Conway County, Arkansas at age 1, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Sally died as a toddler, the result of having spilled a pot of boiling water over her and is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas. Inscription on tombstone: Sallie A. Daughter of T. J. and Ellen Rhodes b. Dec. 30, 1879 d. Oct 25, 1881 - Gone But Not Forgotten

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

43. C W Rhodes "Woodie" was born in Aug 1872 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Woodie (6) and Olly/Oley (5) were listed on the 1880 Lawrence County census, Township 6 Range 6, 5 June 1880, enumerator James E. Gaffin, ED 167 Sheet 4 Line 26 in the household of William C. and Mary Cornelius.

Wm. C. Cornelius (30) Farmer, born in Alabama, father born in Tennessee, mother in Alabama; Mary (41), wife, born in Alabama, father in Tennessee, mother in Alabama; Rhodes, Woodie (6), cousin, born in Alabama: Oley (5), daughter, born in Alabama.

A marriage record was found listing her name as Mary Patrick, married 3 August 1877 in Blount County, Alabama. A page for William C. and Mary Cornelius has been entered into the Rhodes database.

Marriage bond signed by L. D. Stover and C. W. Rhodes 24 January 1895. Marriage affidavit issued 24 January 1895 for C. W. Rhodes (21) and Kissie A. Bennett (18) by R. N. Vail, Clerk County Court.

It has been theorized that when Thomas Jefferson and James M. Rhodes brought their families to Arkansas by ox-drawn covered wagons after 1880, that C. W. (Woodie) and his sister Oley were left with kin until settlement was established. Both the children are listed in the household of William Cornelius as "cousins". The marriage bond for C. W. and Kissie Bennett was signed by L. D. Stover, whose wife was Cordelia Cornelius, lending credence to this belief. It also appears that the Stovers may have accompanied the Rhodes brothers to Arkansas. L. D. was also the brother of Rhoda (Aunt Rade) Stover, second wife of James M. Rhodes.

Nichols Township Conway County, Arkansas census taken 20 June 1900, Elbert A. Williams, enumerator lists Woodie Rhodes (27) born August 1872 in Alabama as head of household and married 5 years, farmer on rented farm, Kissie A. (28) born October 1871 in Arkansas, mother of 3, 3 living, Lorida (6), born October 1895, Arthur C. (2) born August 1897, and Clide R. (2/12) born March 1900.

Conversation with Margaret Brents Merrick on 17 March 2000 revealed that Woodie was the son of "Uncle Jim" and his first wife, Delpha McDaniel Rhodes, as she recalled the names being mentioned in that context. According to her account, Jim's second wife, Rhoda Stover, was mean to Woodie. Rhoda was called "Aunt Rade" by the family, and conversations with Doris Hillis Crowder in Springfield, Arkansas corroborates Margaret's remarks. Woodie's little sister, Olly, that was listed with him as cousins in the household of William Cornelius on the 1880 Lawrence County, Alabama, apparently remained in Alabama, as no mention of her has arisen.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes

C married Kissie A Bennett on 30 Jan 1895 in Conway County, Arkansas. Kissie was born in Oct 1871 in Arkansas.

General Notes: Lick Mountain Conway County Arkansas census taken 12 June 1880, A. B. Gaylord enumerator lists John Bennett (42) Farmer, born in Missouri, father and mother in Kentucky, Elizabeth (34) wife, born in Arkansas, father and mother in Illinois, Elizabeth (13); Polly Ann (6); Kissy A (4) daughter, born in Arkansas, Dorthea A. (69) mother, born in Kentucky, father and mother born in Kentucky.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 152 F    i. Lorida Rhodes was born in Oct 1896 in Arkansas.

+ 153 M    ii. Arthur C Rhodes was born in Aug 1897 in Arkansas.

+ 154 M    iii. Clide R Rhodes was born in Mar 1899 in Arkansas.

44. Oley Rhodes was born in 1874 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

45. William Edward Rhodes was born on 22 May 1875 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 10 Feb 1945 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 69.

General Notes: The Decatur Daily - February 12, 1945

William E. Rhodes Dies At Infirmary

William Edward Rhodes, 69, passed away Saturday night at the Baugh's infirmary following a three day illness.

The deceased is survived by his wife; one son, Prentiss B. Rhoades; four daughters; Mrs. S. H. Watson, Miss Edna Mae Rhoades; Mrs. Arthur Gillespie, and Mrs. Harold Walling; one brother; three sisters; thirteen grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Funeral service will be announced later by Mutual Service.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

William married Mary Dora Callahan, daughter of Jeremiah Callahan and Mary Ogles, in 1895 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Mary was born on 12 Oct 1874 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 155 M    i. Pursie Rhodes was born on 14 Jan 1898 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in Jan 1973 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 75.

+ 156 F    ii. Edna Mae Rhodes was born in Jun 1898 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 157 F    iii. Bessie Rhodes was born on 27 Sep 1898 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 22 Apr 1901 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 2.

+ 158 F    iv. Alice Rhodes was born about 1900 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 159 M    v. Travis Rhodes was born on 18 Sep 1901 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 7 Nov 1902 at age 1.

+ 160 F    vi. Jessie Rhodes was born on 9 Sep 1903 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 10 Sep 1904 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 1.

+ 161 M    vii. Prentiss Beecher Rhodes "Bee" was born on 6 Mar 1912 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 6 Aug 1987 at age 75.

+ 162 F    viii. Lucille Rhodes "Tiny" was born on 4 Dec 1914 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 15 Feb 1998 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 83.

46. James Rhodes "Jim" was born on 7 Jun 1876 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 31 Jan 1944 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 67.

General Notes: James and Ida are listed on the 12 June 1900 census Enumeration District 79 Sheet 7 at Oakville Precinct No. 9, Frank A. Cowan, enumerator. At this time they had been married 4 years, and Ida was the mother of 2 children, 1 living. Anna L., born December 1899 is listed at 5/12 years.

Thirteenth Census of the United States: 1910 - Population
Shady Grove, Precinct No. 16, Morgan County, Alabama - 22 April 1910 by S. A. Swindell, enumerator ED 148 Sheet 5 lists Rhodes, J. M. (33) married 13 years, born in Alabama, Father born in Georgia, Mother in Alabama, Ida (32), mother of 7, 6 living, born in Alabama, Father born in NC, Mother in TN, Annie (10), Harvey (8), Cora (6), Louis (4), Ida (3) and John Henry (2/12). Occupation: General Farming

Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920 - Population
Shady Grove, Precinct 16, Morgan County, Alabama 23 January 1920 by Jerry S. Parker, enumerator. ED 154 Sheet 4B lists Rhoads, James M. (42), Ida (41), Annie (20), Harvey (18), Cora (16), Louis (14), John H. (9), Ida M. (12), Lucille (3 10/12)

Trinity-Danville Road, Neel, Shady Grove, Morgan County, Alabama, Census ED 52-31, Sheet 3A enumerated 10 April 1930 by Mrs. Dora Lee Murphree lists:

Rhoades, Jim (53) as head of household, married at 23, born in Alabama, father born in Georgia, mother born in Alabama, farmer, general farming; Ida (52) wife, born in Alabama, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee; Annie (30); Cora (26); Ida M. (23); Johnny (20); Lucille (14); Harvey (28), head of household, married at 23, farmer, general farming; Inez (22) married at 17; Gilbert (3 4/12.

There were two other children born to Jim and Ida Rhodes who died in infancy. No names or dates are known.

Morgan County, Alabama, Marriage Book G-45:
J.M. Rhoads married Ida Hembree at bride's residence on 9/28/1896

Decatur Daily - February 1, 1944

JIM RHODES DIES IN LAWRENCE HOME

Funeral services for Jim Rhodes, 67, who passed away at his home on Moulton 2 following a long illness, will be held Wednesday at two p.m. at the Union Grove church in Lawrence County, Rev. A.G. Tingley and Rev. Floyd O. Parker officiating.

The deceased is survived by his wife, three sons, Harvey and Louis Rhodes of Decatur 3, and Johnny Rhodes of Hartselle 2; three daughters, Mrs. Annie White of Danville 3, Miss Cora Rhodes and Miss Lucie Rhodes of Moulton 2, two brothers, Ed Rhodes of Falkville and Johnnie Rhodes of Florida, and three sisters, Mrs. Roxie Tulles, Mrs. Margaret Owens, and Miss Rachel Rhodes of Hillsboro.

Interment will be made in the Bald Knob Cemetery, Drinkard directing.

James and Ida Jane buried side by side at Bald Knob Cemetery in
Lawrence County, Alabama. Spelled Rhoads on the headstone.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes

James married Ida Jane Hembree on 28 Sep 1896 in Morgan County, Alabama. Ida was born on 25 Dec 1878 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 2 Dec 1959 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama at age 80, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: MRS. IDA RHODES

Mrs. Ida Jane Rhoades, 81, of Moulton 2, died Wednesday at 9:50 p.m. at her residence following a long illness.
Funeral rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Union Grove Methodist Church in Lawrence County. The Revs. Floyd Parker and A.J. Tingley are to officiate.
Burial is to be in Bald Knob Cemetery in Lawrence County with Brown Funeral Co. of Decatur in charge. Pallbearers are to be Hoyt Woods, Gilbert and Bobby Rhoades, J.D. Bullard, Duel Hammonds, and Hollis Cowart.
The body was returned to the residence this morning and will remain there until time for services.
Mrs. Rhoades is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wheeler Hampton and Mrs. Earnest McDougald, both of Moulton 2, and Mrs. John White, Decatur; three sons, Lewis of Decatur 3, Johnny of Hartselle 1, and Harvey of Danville 3; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 163 F    i. Anna Lee Rhodes was born on 15 Dec 1899.

+ 164 M    ii. James Harvey Rhodes was born on 21 Nov 1901 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 27 Aug 1969 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 67.

+ 165 F    iii. Cora Lee Rhodes was born on 28 Jul 1903, died on 2 Dec 1980 at age 77, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 166 M    iv. William Louis Rhodes was born on 6 Aug 1905 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 10 Mar 1975 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 69.

+ 167 F    v. Ida May Rhodes was born on 27 Mar 1907 and died on 22 Dec 1935 at age 28.

+ 168 M    vi. John Henry Rhodes "Johnny" was born on 23 Feb 1910 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 22 Apr 1988 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 78.

+ 169 F    vii. Lucille Rhodes was born on 28 Mar 1916, died on 17 Apr 1990 at age 74, and was buried in Johnson Chapel, Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

47. Margaret Elizabeth Rhodes was born on 19 Feb 1878 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 25 May 1955 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 77, and was buried in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Obituary from the Hartselle Enquirer, May 26, 1955

Mrs. Owens rites at Forest Chapel.

Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Owens, 77, who died Wednesday at her residence, 603 Sparkman Street.

Services were conducted at Forest Chapel, interment following in the adjoining cemetery, Howell Moss Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Owens is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Harvey Segars, Hartselle; Mrs. Grady Parker, Hartselle; five sons, Clarence of Hartselle; Tom, Falkville; Ed, Decatur; Clellie, Columbia, TN; E.L., Gadsden; two sisters, Miss Rachel Rhoades, Hartselle; Mrs. Roxie Tullis, Moulton; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

1910 Lawrence County census: Margaret was aged 32, and widowed. She and her seven children were living in Oakville with her father and mother. Margaret could read, but not write.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Margaret married George T Owens on 15 Jan 1899 in Lawrence County, Alabama. George was born in 1847 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died in 1909 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 62, and was buried in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama. The cause of his death was Killed when a wagon turned over on him.

General Notes: Marriage license G. T. Owen-Margaret Rhodes listed in Book M, p. 112, Lawrence County, Alabama.

Buried at Forest Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Morgan County,
Alabama. Margaret is also buried same place. 2 December 1996 Linda Owens Green said she talked with Ed Owens a couple of years ago who told her George was killed when a wagon turned over on him. She also said he was in the Union army. Ruth said her grandmother, Margaret Owens, said George ran away from home when he was a boy and went somewhere up north, not sure where. She said that is probably the reason he joined the Union army. Ruth also said Margaret drew a widow's pension and Tommie drew something for his arm from his daddy's union pension. Need a copy of his papers.

He had one son when he married Margaret. His name was Oliver.

George Owens was found on the roster of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, US, which was formed in Northern Alabama. This is the same unit that the three younger Sterlings were a part of. Three older Sterlings, Hiluriah, George and David Houston, all married the three oldest Livingston girls. Although one of the wives appeared on the relief and salt books of Lawrence County during the war, no records have been located on the men. Hiluriah was the only one to be listed on the 1870 census, leading us to believe the other two did not survive the war.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 170 M    i. George Clarence Owens was born on 1 Mar 1900 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 3 Nov 1977 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 77, and was buried in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

+ 171 M    ii. Thomas Evans Owens was born on 9 Mar 1902 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 16 Feb 1960 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 57.

+ 172 M    iii. Aaron Lawson Owens was born in 1904 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in Gadsten, Alabama.

+ 173 M    iv. Earl L Owens "Bunk" was born in 1905.

+ 174 M    v. Edward James Owens was born on 25 Apr 1905 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

+ 175 F    vi. Clellie L Owens was born in 1907 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in 1995 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee at age 88.

+ 176 F    vii. Fannie Lee Owens was born on 20 Jul 1908 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 7 May 1994 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 85.

+ 177 U    viii. Trannie B Owens was born on 20 Jul 1908.

48. Rachel Rhodes was born on 29 Jul 1880 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 17 Dec 1961 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 81, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Funeral was at Union Grove Methodist Church
Tombstone reads "At Rest"
Rachel Rhodes helped George M. Rhodes widow, Virgie Hamilton Rhodes to raise his children, LeRoy, Lillian and Lawson. Julie Pearl died at the age of 1 or 2.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

49. Roxie Ann Rhodes was born on 14 Jun 1885 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 16 Jan 1982 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 96, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Buried next to her husband at Bald Knob Cemetery in Lawrence County, Alabama.

Obituary was in "The Decatur Daily" on January 17, 1982. She was survived by daughter Mrs. Kate Jeffreys and four grandchildren. They were all from Town Creek, Alabama.

She was a member of Union Grove Methodist Church.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Roxie married Maylon Simpson Tullis in 1900 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Maylon was born on 21 Feb 1876 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 19 Apr 1953 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 77, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920 - Population, taken 2 January 1920 by Paul Nesmith, enumerator Kitchen's Beat No. 12, Lawrence County, Alabama list Maylon S. Tullis as head of household at age 42, wife Roxie A. and age 33 with Katie E. at age 13, farming own farm.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


The child from this marriage was:

+ 178 F    i. Katie Evelyn Tullis was born on 28 Jun 1906 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 28 Mar 1987 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 80.

50. George Madison Rhodes was born on 6 Apr 1889 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 8 Jan 1933 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 43, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920 - Population taken 2 January 1920 by Paul Nesmith, enumerator, Kitchen's Beat, Precinct No. 12, Lawrence County, Alabama list George M. Rhoads as head of household at age 38, farming, with wife Virgie at age 28 with children Leroy L. (3), Lillian N. (2) and Julia P. (3/12)

Inscription of his tombstone at Bald Knob Cemetery in Lawrence County, Alabama reads:

A LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

George married Virgie Cleola Hamilton on 28 Feb 1915 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Virgie was born on 13 Jul 1890 and died on 10 Aug 1975 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 85.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 179 M    i. Leroy Leamon Rhodes was born on 9 Apr 1916 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 18 Sep 1996 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 80.

+ 180 F    ii. Lillian Ann Rhodes was born on 5 Oct 1917 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 23 Apr 1991 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 73.

+ 181 F    iii. Julia Pearl Rhodes was born on 22 Jun 1919 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 15 Aug 1920 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 1.

+ 182 M    iv. Frank Lawson Rhodes

51. John Thomas Rhodes was born on 30 May 1894 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 15 May 1952 in Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida at age 57, and was buried in Fortner Cemetery, Parrish, Manatee County, Florida.

General Notes: Fourteenth census 1920 taken 5 January 1920 Kitchen's Beat No. 12, Lawrence County, Alabama lists John T. Rhoads and Lula M at age 25 farming on rented farm with one child, Charlie B. at age 2 1/12.

Lived in Tampa, FL.

In his brother Jim's obituary in The Decatur Daily, Johnnie was listed as a survivor living in Florida.

Buried in Fortner Cemetery, Parrish, Florida

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

John married Lula Mae Waddell on 20 Aug 1916 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Lula was born on 27 Oct 1894 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, died on 5 Feb 1972 in Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida at age 77, and was buried in Fortner Cemetery, Parrish, Manatee County, Florida.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 183 M    i. Charlie B Rhodes

+ 184 M    ii. Albert Louis Rhodes was born on 10 May 1921 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 9 May 1985 in Mississippi at age 63, and was buried in Fortner Cemetery, Parrish, Manatee County, Florida.

+ 185 M    iii. Marvin Washington Rhodes

+ 186 M    iv. Johnie D Rhodes was born on 28 Sep 1925 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 8 Sep 1993 in Parrish, Manatee County, Florida at age 67.

+ 187 M    v. Clarence T Rhodes

+ 188 M    vi. Robert Hicks Rhodes

+ 189 F    vii. Trecia Ann Rhodes

52. Columbus Sicero Rhodes was born on 10 Nov 1883 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 14 Sep 1955 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 71.

General Notes: Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920 - Population taken 12 January 1920 by Paul Nesmith, enumerator, Kitchen's Beat No. 12, Lawrence County, Alabama:

Rhoads, Lumby Head of household (35) Farmer
Nancie Wife (25) b:Alabama Father b: GA Mother b: GA
Annie Daughter ( 7)
Alford Son (2 6/12)

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Columbus married Nancy Rebecca Shelton on 10 Jun 1911 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama. Nancy was born on 27 Aug 1883 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 1 Jun 1978 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 94.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 190 F    i. Annie Rhodes was born on 3 Apr 1912 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 16 Jun 2000 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 88.

+ 191 M    ii. Almon Rhodes was born on 28 May 1916 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 22 Jul 1917 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 1.

+ 192 M    iii. Alfred Rhodes was born on 28 Aug 1917 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 22 Dec 1921 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 4.

+ 193 F    iv. Elizabeth Rhodes

+ 194 M    v. Melton Wilson Rhodes was born on 4 Oct 1923 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 8 Oct 2003 in Meridianville, Madison County, Alabama at age 80.

+ 195 U    vi. Baby Rhodes was born on 7 Oct 1925 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 31 Jan 1926 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

53. Virgie Rhodes was born on 30 Jan 1885 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 1 Nov 1918 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 33.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

54. Mattie Lou Rhodes was born on 5 Jun 1889 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 3 Jun 1978 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 88.

General Notes: April 26, 1944 obituary of William B. Rhodes lists as a surviving daughter, Mrs. Mattie Lou Pitts of Hartselle

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Mattie married Ollie Crow on 14 Feb 1909 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Ollie was born on 17 Jun 1887 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 14 Dec 1925 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 38, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 196 U    i. Printice Crow was born in 1910.

+ 197 M    ii. Freeman Crow was born on 30 Apr 1912 and died on 2 Dec 1991 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 79.

+ 198 M    iii. Horace Gordon Crow

+ 199 F    iv. Irene Crow

+ 200 F    v. Ailene Crow

+ 201 M    vi. William Crow was born on 6 Jan 1924 and died in Apr 1973 at age 49.

Mattie next married Claude Pitts.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 202 M    i. Boy Pitts

55. Alvie Rhodes was born on 3 Oct 1894 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 7 Nov 1949 in Nashville, Tennessee at age 55.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

56. Albert Rhodes was born on 12 Nov 1897 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 31 Oct 1918 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 20.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

57. Jessie Rhodes was born on 3 Sep 1900 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 2 Nov 1918 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 18.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

58. Forest Gene Rhodes was born on 11 Feb 1904 in Lane's Precinct, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 15 Jul 1991 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 87.

General Notes: Morgan County, Alabama, Marriage Book X-460:

Gene Forest (Forest Gene) Rhodes, 27 years old, 5'10", 145 lbs., native Alabamian, farming, first marriage, Methodist, Decatur 3 married Ruby Russell, b 7/25/1935, 5'4", 140 lbs., native Alabamian, farming, first marriage, Christian, Decatur 3. They married September 23, 1934 at Southside Baptist Church, Decatur, Alabama.

Forest was named for Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest, described by General William Tecumseh Sherman "the very devil" and is reported to have pronounced Forrest "the most remarkable man our Civil War has produced on either side . . . He had a genius which is to me incomprehensible." Forest himself summarized his military genius with a few brief words, "War means fighting and fighting means killing." In spite of his maxim to "get there first with the most men," he faced overwhelming odds on almost every battlefield yet never lost a battle that he personally commanded.

Nathan Bedford Forrest was perhaps the most interesting and controversial general of the Civil War. This uneducated, almost illiterate, backwoodsman was a self-made millionaire who enlisted as a private and with no prior military training rose to the rank of Lieutenant General and has been called the greatest cavalry commander of either army. General Dabney Maury went so far as to say that he was the greatest general of the war (greater than Lee, Grant or Jackson).

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Forest married Ruby Russell on 23 Sep 1934 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama. Ruby was born on 23 Jul 1917 in Limestone County, Alabama, died on 22 Jul 2004 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 86, and was buried on 25 Jul 2004 in Roselawn Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Ruby Russell Rhodes

Funeral for Ruby Russell Rhodes, 86, of Decatur will be Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Ridout’s Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel with Thomas Thrasher and Bobby Graham officiating.

Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rhodes died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at her daughter’s residence. She was born July 25, 1917, in Limestone County to William L. and Ethel Pepper Russell. She was a member of Old Moulton Road Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest G. Rhodes.

Survivors include one son, Billy Rhodes of Decatur; one daughter, Ethel Jean Meadows of Decatur; one brother, Charles Thomas of Trinity; two sisters, Wilma Eady and Frances Ogles, both of Trinity; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Published in the Decatur Daily on 7/24/2004.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 203 F    i. Ethel Gene Rhodes

+ 204 M    ii. Billy Joe Rhodes

59. Eva Rhodes was born in 1907 in Lane's Precinct, Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

60. Tennis Eugene Rhodes was born on 24 Jun 1884 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 30 May 1949 in Corpus Cristi, Nueces County, Texas at age 64.

General Notes: Living at Chapman Ranch, Texas in August 1932 according to obituary of his father.

Burial in Oldham, Texas.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Tennis married Jessie Ethel Hichcock on 20 Aug 1905 in Ellis County, Texas. Jessie was born on 20 Apr 1891 in Ellis County, Texas, died on 1 Nov 1918 in Ellis County, Texas at age 27, and was buried in Boren Cemetery, Reagor Springs, Texas. The cause of her death was Typhoid Fever.

General Notes: Attending physician at birth of son - Dr. W. B. Armstrong

Marriage performed by F. M. Vines, OMG (Ordained Minister of the Gospel)

Death certificate gives cause of death as typhoid fever.

Burial at Boren Cemetery in Reagor Springs, Ellis County, Texas in plot with father D. M. Hitchcock, mother Hattie C. Hitchcock and her mother Mrs. Griffith, and brother David Allie Hitchcock.

Boren Cemetery at Reagor Springs is located as follows:

Exit Highway 287 Freeway at Reagor Springs exit between Ennis and Waxahachie onto Old Waxahachie-Ennis Road and turn onto Boren Drive, which goes only one direction. Near end of this road are mailboxes reading Vincent and Ray House. Improved road turns into "trail" through what could be called a pasture, but can be negotiated by car. Cemetery has a chain link fence around it, and is visible from the Vincent mailbox. Jessie is buried in plot with her mother and father D. M. and Cassie Hitchcock, brother David Alley and her maternal grandmother Mary Lou Griffith.

Old Richardson-Reagor cemetery containing about 30 graves is also in this area off Pigg Road off the Old Waxahachie-Ennis road.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 205 F    i. Ethel Irene Rhodes

+ 206 F    ii. Velma Lee Rhodes was born on 10 Jul 1909 in Howard, Ellis County, Texas.

+ 207 M    iii. Ben M Rhodes was born on 1 Dec 1910 in Howard, Ellis County, Texas and died on 25 Apr 1976 in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California at age 65.

+ 208 F    iv. Elsie Mae Rhodes

+ 209 M    v. Jess Eugene Rhodes was born on 31 Oct 1915 in Howard, Ellis County, Texas and died on 4 Oct 1984 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico at age 68.

Tennis next married Mrs Verdie Ivey.

61. Thomas Price Rhodes Sr was born on 20 Aug 1887 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 7 Aug 1941 in Mississippi at age 53.

General Notes: 1920 Justice Precinct 6, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, ED 120 Sheet 12B enumerated 17-19 January 1920 by Oran A. Miller lists:

Thomas Rhodes (33), head of household, truck driver; Carrie F. (23) wife

1930 Dallas County, Texas, Justice Precinct 1, ED 57-73 Sheet 23A, 17 April 1930 lists:

Thomas Rhodes (42), head of household, painter, city maintenance, born in Alabama; Carrie (32), wife, born in Mississippi and Caroline (7) daughter, born in Texas.

Living in Dallas, Texas in August 1932 according to obituary of his father.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Thomas married Carrie Fred Cofer about 1919 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. Carrie was born in 1898 in Mississippi.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 210 M    i. Thomas Price Rhodes Jr was born on 19 Oct 1920 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas and died before 1930 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas.

+ 211 F    ii. Carolyn Virginia Rhodes was born on 25 Sep 1922 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas and died in Mississippi.

62. Nettie Sophronia Rhodes was born on 31 Aug 1891 in Ellis County, Texas and died on 21 Apr 1991 in Rhome, Wise County, Texas at age 99.

General Notes: Living at Rhome, Texas in August 1932 according to obituary of her father.
Died in a rest home in Iowa Park, Texas.
Nettie had 2 boys and 2 girls, all of whom died shortly after birth, possibly due to RN factor.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Nettie married William Dalton Morgan on 15 Dec 1907 in Ellis County, Texas. William was born in 1881 in Texas.

General Notes: Marriage ceremony performed by H. P. Tyra, Minister of the Gospel, on 15 December 1907 in Ellis County, Texas.

W. D. and Nettie raised Tennis Rhodes' twin granddaughters, whose mother was Velma Lee Rhodes Ross, who died in childbirth.

Justice Precinct 5, Wise County, Texas Census ED 249-13, Sheet 10A enumerated 17 April 1930 by Mrs. G. W. Pegues lists:

Morgan, William D. (49) as head of household, married at 28, born in Texas, father born in Georgia, mother born in Texas, farmer, own farm; Nettie (40) married at 18, born in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

63. Guiula Rhodes was born on 1 Feb 1894 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 22 Sep 1960 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas at age 66.

General Notes: Living at Lone Cedar community in Ellis County in August 1932 according to obituary of her father.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Guiula married Isham Clinton Wood Sr about 1912 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. Isham was born on 16 Jul 1882 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas and died in Mar 1973 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee at age 90.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 212 M    i. Henry Benaja Wood was born on 13 Nov 1913 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas and died on 3 Mar 1961 in Corpus Cristi, Nueces County, Texas at age 47.

+ 213 F    ii. Dorothy Kathleen Wood

+ 214 M    iii. Isham Clinton Wood Jr was born on 19 Aug 1917 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas and died on 26 Feb 1988 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas at age 70.

+ 215 F    iv. Myra Elizabeth Wood

64. Mable Enid Rhodes was born on 23 Sep 1902 in Reagor Springs, Ellis County, Texas, died on 7 Jan 2000 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas at age 97, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas.

General Notes: Married at the Methodist church parsonage by Eugene Hawk, pastor.

Living at Howard, Texas in August 1932 according to obituary of her father.

Email received 14 July 1999 by Roy B. Rhodes at Livingston, Texas from Karl Pace of Waxahachie, Texas:

You have found the Rhodes family in Waxahachie, Texas. My mother-in-law is Mable Rhodes Venable, age 96. She will be 97 on 9-21-99 and lives with her daughter Martha Nan Venable Pace and myself. Although up in years, Mable is very agile, very sharp minded as she works crossword puzzles every day, crochets, embroiders, cooks her own breakfast and helps keep her room very clean. As you can see, we are proud of her and love her very much.

She said to tell you to write her at this address: 102 Kiowa Lane, Waxahachie, Tx 75165 or call her at 972-937-0940. However, she is hard of hearing but does wear two hearing aids and can converse quite well over her amplified telephone.

Benjamin was her father and of course, Nancy was her mother. She was born in 1902 here in Ellis County, Texas. The family lived at Reagor Springs, between Waxahachie and Ennis, Tx for many years. Benjamin Alexander Rhodes was a farmer and a good one. They farmed about 200 acres. Mable had two sisters and two brothers. She is the only one of that family remaining.

She said she had rather you write to her and she really does want to converse with you to determine who you are. Please let us hear from you and where you are living.

Sincerely, Mable Venable, Karl S. and Martha N. Pace

Email Received early morning 7 January 2000 from Karl and Martha Pace: (Martha is Mable's daughter)

Mable Rhodes Venable passed on to be wih Jesus at 1:30 AM this date, Friday, January 7. We loved her immensely and know that you did too!

Visitation will be at Wayne Boze Funeral Home at West Main between Brookside and the railroad, here in Waxahachie, 972-937-5815, between 6PM and 8PM Saturday, January 8, 2000.

The funeral will be at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 9, 2000 at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home. The family will be at 102 Kiowa Lane, Waxahachie at the home of Karl and Martha Pace, 972-937-0940.

WAXAHACHIE DAILY LIGHT - SUNDAY - JANUARY 9, 2000

MABLE RHODES VENABLE

Mable Rhodes Venable was born at Reagor Springs, Texas to B. A. and Nannie Rebecca Rhodes on Sept. 23, 1902. She was 97 years, three months and 15 days of age. She was a member of The Ferris Heights United Methodist Church since 1936 and was a member of the choir there for many years.

She was a longtime member of the Waxahachie Rebekah Lodge and had held many offices in the lodge, including: Noble Grand, Vice Grand, Chaplain, Lodge Deputy, and District Deputy President. She was awarded the Decoration of Chivalry which is the highest honor the Lodge can bestow on a Past Noble Grand. She was Captain of the Rebekah Drill Team for a number of years and proud of the team's winning tradition within the state while she was their leader. Mable lived her entire life in Ellis County and worked for Cheeves Brothers Department Store for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. G. Venable; a daughter, Onella Elaine Venable. She is survived by one daughter, Martha Pace and husband Karl; one son, Thomas (Sonny) Venable and wife Betty; a daughter-in-law, Nell Venable of Midlothian; six granddaughters; three grandsons; six great-grandsons; ten great-granddaughters; two great-great-granddaughters; four nieces; and one nephew.

This grand lady had many, many friends and often said that "friendship is the biggest ship of all!" She loved her family and her last words to them was "I see my Daddy coming for me and I'm going to be with Jesus!" She passed from this world Friday, Jan. 7, in this, the year 2000.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 W. 287 Business. The Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000 in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel with Wayne Naugher officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Burial Park. Pallbearers will be Buck Jordan, Charles Jordan, Kels Lowry, Tommy Reed, Wendell Cook and Billy Joe Cook. Honorary pallbearers are James Hutto, T. K. Wheeler, Dr. Jerald Cox, Lawrence Banks, Tom Ed Burleson, Randall Dyess, Samuel P. Dyess and Jimmy Dyson.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Mable married A G Venable on 1 Feb 1924 in Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas. A was born on 5 May 1895 in Ellis County, Texas, died on 22 Feb 1952 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas at age 56, and was buried on 24 Feb 1952 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. The cause of his death was Killed in Auto Accident.

General Notes: A. G. was killed in an auto/tractor-trailer accident on Texas 287 and FM 831.
Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery, Waxahachie, Texas 24 February 1952.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 216 F    i. Onella Elaine Venable was born on 5 Aug 1925 in Howard, Ellis County, Texas and died on 25 Oct 1973 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas at age 48.

+ 217 M    ii. Billy Rhodes Venable

+ 218 F    iii. Martha Nan Venable

+ 219 M    iv. Thomas Morris Venable "Sunny"

65. Arthur Wilson Roberts was born on 2 Oct 1897 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama, died on 1 Jul 1919 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 21, and was buried in Johnson Chapel, Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Arthur married Ethel Moore.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 220 M    i. Artie Wilson Roberts was born on 6 May 1916 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 6 May 1916 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama.

66. Dessie V Roberts was born on 7 Aug 1900, died on 19 Jun 1901, and was buried in Johnson Chapel, Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

67. Jasper Jewell Roberts was born on 3 May 1902 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama, died on 2 May 1988 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 85, and was buried on 4 May 1988 in Roselawn Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Kitchens, Lawrence County, Alabama Census, ED 20-40, Sheet 2B, enumerated 14 April 1930 by Joseph H. Houston lists:

Roberts, Jewel J. (27) as head of household, married at 19, farmer, general farming; Vera A. (28), wife, married at 20; Mary B. (66), mother; and Faynell (8).

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Jasper married Vera Almertis.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


The child from this marriage was:

+ 221 F    i. Fay Nell Roberts

Jasper next married Mae Delashaw, daughter of John Delashaw and Ella Whisnant,. Mae was born on 10 Oct 1912 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 20 Feb 1980 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 67, and was buried on 21 Feb 1980 in Roselawn Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 222 F    i. Emma Carolyn Roberts

+ 223 F    ii. Shirley Mae Roberts

+ 224 M    iii. Jasper Carl Roberts

68. Loyce W Roberts was born on 30 Apr 1904, died on 24 Feb 1906 at age 1, and was buried in Johnson Chapel, Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

69. Zola Florence Roberts was born on 1 Jun 1906 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama, died on 25 Jun 1983 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 77, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Zola married Luther Roper on 25 Jul 1920 in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee. Luther was born on 30 Dec 1901, died on 6 Feb 1981 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 79, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 225 M    i. Andy Casey Roper

+ 226 M    ii. Luther Babe Roper

+ 227 F    iii. Annie Lou Roper

+ 228 F    iv. Annie Loura Roper was born on 15 Sep 1925 and died on 2 Jun 1954 at age 28.

+ 229 M    v. John Hoover Roper

+ 230 M    vi. William Euin Roper Sr

+ 231 F    vii. Mable Ann Roper

70. Charles P Owens was born in Aug 1886 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died after Mar 1950.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Charles married Maude D.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


The child from this marriage was:

+ 232 F    i. Pauline I Owens was born in 1900 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

71. Eura Beatrice Owens was born on 10 Jul 1888 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 10 Jul 1946 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 58, and was buried in Enon Cemetery, Cullam, Cullam County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Eura married Albert Smith Holmes about 1904 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama. Albert was born on 19 Nov 1883, died on 14 Oct 1918 at age 34, and was buried on 15 Oct 1918 in Enon Cemetery, Cullam, Cullam County, Alabama. The cause of his death was Spanish Influenza.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 233 M    i. Vernon Holmes was born on 6 Dec 1905 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Oct 1910 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 4.

+ 234 F    ii. Eunice Ruby Holmes was born on 6 Jul 1907.

+ 235 F    iii. Myrtle Irene Holmes was born on 6 Mar 1909 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama.

+ 236 M    iv. Alvin Holmes was born on 16 May 1911 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Mar 1967 in Alabama at age 55.

+ 237 M    v. Louis Holmes

+ 238 F    vi. Girl Holmes was born in Dec 1914 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Dec 1914.

+ 239 U    vii. Shelmer Holmes

+ 240 F    viii. Opal Grace Holmes was born in Aug 1918 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Feb 1919 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama.

+ 241 M    ix. Albert Smith Holmes Jr

72. James William Owens was born on 18 Feb 1890 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 16 Feb 1972 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 81.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

James married Sarah Framces Kyle, daughter of Samuel Kyle and Mary Leamon, on 6 Apr 1911 in Morgan County, Alabama. Sarah was born on 13 Oct 1890 in Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 21 Apr 1967 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 76.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 242 M    i. Albert Ausbie Owens was born on 17 May 1912 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 19 Jul 1993 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 81.

+ 243 M    ii. Hubert Owens was born on 2 Jun 1915 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 13 Aug 1918 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 3.

+ 244 M    iii. Acie Howard Owens was born on 17 May 1917 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 28 Dec 1975 at age 58.

+ 245 M    iv. William Owens

+ 246 F    v. Lillie Mae Owens was born on 18 Jun 1919 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 6 Nov 2003 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 84.

+ 247 U    vi. J W Owens was born on 14 Mar 1921 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 31 Mar 1924 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 3.

+ 248 F    vii. Annie Pearl Owens was born on 14 Apr 1924 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 13 Dec 1987 in Ohio at age 63.

+ 249 F    viii. Edith Aselene Owens was born on 6 Mar 1926 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 11 Jan 1958 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 31.

+ 250 F    ix. Eula Frances Owens

73. Hallie Bell Owens was born on 1 Apr 1892 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 23 Apr 1987 in Crane Hill, Cullman County, Alabama at age 95, and was buried in Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Hallie married Rev Joseph Turney Speakman, son of William Speakman and Julia Milligan, on 28 Jan 1908 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama. Joseph was born on 1 Jan 1890 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama, died on 14 Jun 1953 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 63, and was buried in Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama.

General Notes: Justice Precinct 10, Hartsell, Morgan County, Alabama Census, ED 165 Sheet 9B, enumerated 8 January 1920 by Lawrence Waldsmith lists: Speakman, Joseph T. (30) head of household; Hallie (27) wife; Ruby (9); Ethel (6); James K. (4 4/12); Willie (1 4/12)

Justice Precinct 1, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama Census, ED 22-4 Sheet 6A enumerated 13 April 1930 by Wm. M. Flowers lists: Speakman, J. T. (40) head of household, planer, Arnold factory; Hallie (38) wife; Jmes (14); Willie (12); Johnnie (7); Paul (5) and Dortha (1 5/12)

Burial in Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Alabama.

Joseph Turney Speakman was employed by C. Arnold and Son Lumber Company in Cullman, Alabama, and was a minister at Bell Springs Baptist Church near Lacon, Chance's Crossroad Baptist Church, between Crane Hill and Jones Chapel, and was one ot the founding members of Brickyard Baptist Church off 278 West of Cullman.

Married by R. P. Puckett, Morgan County, Alabama - witnesses: J. L. Foote, Tom Speakman and J. F. Stewart.

REVERAND JOE T. SPEAKMAN, SR.

Funeral services for Rev. Joe T. Speakman, Sr., 63, of 1318 Catherine St., Cullman, Alabama were held at North Side Baptist Church on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Hershel Brown of Montgomery, Alabama officiating. Interment in Cullman City Cemetery. Rev. Speakman was born January 1, 1890 and died on June 14, 1953 at Cullman Hospital.

Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Hattie "Owens" Speakman; 3 daughters; Mrs. B. E. Lee, Birmingham, Alabama; Mrs. Pierce Cox of Cullman, Alabama; and Mrs. Adrian Pittman of Crane Hill, Alabama; 6 sons; Reuben Speakman; John Speakman; Bill Speakman; Paul Speakman; Joe Speakman Jr.; and James Speakman; 19 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; 1 sister; Mrs. Jim Ward of Hartselle, Alabama and 4 brothers; Tom Speakman, Cofer Speakman; Jim Speakman and Sam Speakman.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 251 F    i. Ruby Irene Speakman was born on 11 Sep 1910 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 6 Dec 1992 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia at age 82.

+ 252 F    ii. Ethel Mae Speakman was born on 8 Jan 1913 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 4 Jan 1996 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 82.

+ 253 M    iii. James Knox Speakman was born on 19 Aug 1915 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 2 Nov 1966 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama at age 51.

+ 254 M    iv. William Mason Speakman "Bill" was born on 4 Aug 1918 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 15 Dec 1985 in Cullman County, Alabama at age 67.

+ 255 M    v. Joseph Turney Speakman Jr was born on 20 Aug 1922 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 5 Jun 1993 in Vinemont, Alabama at age 70.

+ 256 M    vi. Paul Owen Speakman was born on 18 May 1925 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 22 May 1991 in Crane Hill, Cullman County, Alabama at age 66.

+ 257 F    vii. Allice Dorothy Speakman

+ 258 M    viii. Rev Rueben Preston Speakman was born on 2 Feb 1932 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died on 16 Apr 1987 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama at age 55.

+ 259 M    ix. John Harold Speakman

74. Ivaler Owens was born about 1894 and died about 1894.

General Notes: Died as an infant.
Source: Roy B. Rhodes

75. Monroe William Rhodes was born on 24 Aug 1892 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 30 Jan 1966 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas at age 73, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Longview, Texas.

General Notes: Dallas Morning News - February 1, 1966

LONGVIEW, Texas (Sp.) - Funeral services for Monroe W. Rhodes, 73, were held Monday in Welch Funeral Home. Burial was in Memory Park Cemetery. He died Sunday morning at a Longview hospital. Mr. Rhodes, a retired pipeline company employee, was a native of Alabama.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Monroe married Mary Hannah Onstead on 5 Dec 1917 in Ennis, Ellis County, Texas. Mary was born on 8 Mar 1899 in Haskell, Texas, died on 31 Mar 1973 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas at age 74, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Longview, Texas.

General Notes: Mary was buried 2 April 1973 alongside Monroe in Memory Park Cemetery in Longview, Gregg County, Texas.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 260 F    i. Frances Larue Rhodes was born on 19 May 1919 in Garrett, Ellis County, Texas and died on 5 May 2000 in Gand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas at age 80.

+ 261 M    ii. Monroe William Rhodes Jsr was born on 22 Dec 1920 in Garrett, Ellis County, Texas and died on 15 Jul 1998 in Houston, Harris County, Texas at age 77.

+ 262 F    iii. Norma Elizabeth Rhodes

+ 263 M    iv. Virgil Webster Rhodes "Jack"

76. Rachel Elvis Rhodes was born on 29 Jan 1894 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 30 Sep 1972 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 78, and was buried in Mexia Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.

General Notes: Mexia Daily News - Monday, October 2, 1972 - page 2

Tomlin Services Are Conducted in Mexia Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Homer Tomlin, 78, were held in Corley-Porter Chapel Sunday at 2 P.M. with the Rev. Ed Spivey officiating. Burial was in Mexia Cemetery.

Mrs. Tomlin died Saturday in the Manor Nursing Home. She had lived in Mexia for 50 years.

Survivors include a son, Homer Tomlin Jr. of Mexia; two daughters, Mrs. J. S. Rothrock of Mexia and Mrs. C. L. Ryan Jr. of Teague; two step-daughters, Mrs. Claude Billingsley of Abilene and Mrs. Olin Francis of Anson. A brother, U. W. Rhodes of Corsicana; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Rachel married Fritz D Mosbruker.

Rachel next married Homer Tomlin on 20 Nov 1920 in Ennis, Ellis County, Texas. Homer was born on 16 Oct 1887 in Rankin, Ellis County, Texas, died on 16 Apr 1957 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 69, and was buried in Mexia Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


Children from this marriage were:

+ 264 F    i. Bessie Marie Tomlin was born on 3 Aug 1921 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas and died on 2 Mar 1989 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 67.

+ 265 F    ii. Willie Elizabeth Tomlin "Liz" was born on 13 Feb 1923 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas and died on 28 Aug 1986 in Teagye, Freestone County, Texas at age 63.

+ 266 M    iii. Homer Webster Tomlin Jr was born on 11 Feb 1924 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, died on 1 May 1986 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 62, and was buried in Mexia Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.

+ 267 F    iv. Jesse Knight Tomlin "Little K" was born on 10 Jun 1925 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas and died on 14 Jan 1929 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 3.

77. Ulysses Webster Rhodes was born in 1897 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in 1899 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 2.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

78. Luttie Waymon Rhodes was born on 26 Jun 1897 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 8 May 1969 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas at age 71, and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.

General Notes: We often wondered how Lutie Waymon Rhodes got his name, which he never liked, and always went by L. W. or "Slim". In the course of researching the Callahans, a wealth of information was obtained from Dorothy (Mrs. Louis) Callahan Davis of Decatur, Alabama. L. W.'s grandmother was Louisa Elizabeth Livingston Callahan, and from this material it was learned that she was called "Lute E", so it can be reasonably assumed that this was the origin of L. W.'s name.

Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas, Friday, May 9, 1969

L. W. Rhodes

L. W. (Slim) Rhodes, 71, plumbing contractor and native of Alabama, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. O. E. Permenter officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Fred of Canoga Park, Calif.; Charles of Houston; Roy of Pasadena, and Cecil of Conroe; 12 grandchildren; one brother, U. W. Rhodes, Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Elvis Tomlin, Mexia.

Pallbearers will be Douglas Liles, T. C. Baggett, A. B. Thornton, Alvin Miller, Norman Gilcrease, and Samuel Nicholson.

Mexia Daily News, Mexia, Texas, Friday May 9, 1969 - page 7

Rhodes Rites Will Be Held in Corsicana

L. W. Rhodes, 72, a former resident of Mexia, died Thursday in a Corsicana hospital following a long illness.

Funeral services are pending for Saturday afternoon at Corley Chapel in Corsicana.

Mr. Rhodes was a resident of Mexia for 35 years prior to moving to Corsicana 12 years ago. He was a plumber while in Mexia, and was active in the First Baptist Church.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Freda Rhodes, of Corsicana, he is survived by four sons, F. W. Rhodes, of California; Kenneth Rhodes, of Bellaire; Roy B. Rhodes, of Pasadena; and Cecil Rhodes, of Conroe; one sister, Mrs. Homer Tomlin, of Mexia, and one brother, U. W. Rhodes, of Corsicana, and 12 grandchildren.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Luttie married Lettie Dalton.

Luttie next married Freda Ione Lyne, daughter of Fred Lyne and Nancy Richardson, on 31 Dec 1923 in Ennis, Ellis County, Texas. Freda was born on 21 Mar 1905 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas and died on 9 Jul 1972 in Houston, Harris County, Texas at age 67.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

79. Utheard Wilvie Rhodes was born on 26 Sep 1899 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 28 Dec 1979 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas at age 80.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes


previous  Fifth Generation



80. Noah Farrington was born on 10 Feb 1887 in Winston County, Alabama, died on 23 Jan 1944 in Howe, Grayson County, Texas at age 56, and was buried in Whitaker Cemetery, Farrington, Grayson County, Texas. The cause of his death was Pneumonia.

General Notes: NOAH FARRINGTON
VAN ALSTYNE - Noah Farrington, 55, died Sunday night at his home on Howe Route 1 after a lengthy illness. Death resulted from pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Gunter Baptist church, conducted by Elder Thomas Ball. Nephews will be pallbearers and interment will be in Whittaker cemetery, directed by Fox-Fannin.
Mr. Farrington would have been 56 years of age in February and was a native of Alabama. He was a son of W. H. and the late Mrs. Farrington and had resided in Grayson county for the past 40 years.
Survivors are his father of the home address on Howe Route 1; seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Dodd of San Antonio, J. H. Farrington of Sudan, Mrs. Bertie Lee Dobbs of McKinney, Jim, Harrison and Jesse Farrington of Van Alstyne and Odell Farrington of Cleburne; three half-brothers, Billy, Lester and Gordon Farrington, and a half-sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hestand, all of Gunter.

(Note) No newspaper or date on obituary but probably 24 January 1945, as he would have been 56 in February.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

81. Lizzie Farrington was born in 1890.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Lizzie married Lloyde E Dodd in 1925. Lloyde was born in 1891 in Tennessee.

General Notes: Justice Precinct 1, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Census ED 15-120 Sheet 3B enumerated 8 April 1930 by Mrs. Emma Atkinson lists:

Dodd, Lloyd E. (39) head of household, born in Tennessee, married at 34, sewing machine mechanic; Lizzie M. (38), wife, married at 33, born in Alabama; Emily (19) daughter in law, book binder at book bindery; Lucille Whitaker (3 8/12) grandchild and Jennie Dodd (61) mother, born in Tennessee

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

82. John Henry Farrington was born on 12 Aug 1893 in Alabama and died on 28 May 1969 in Anton, Hockley County, Texas at age 75.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

83. Nathaniel Harrison Farrington was born on 5 Jan 1893 in Alabama and died on 26 Dec 1945 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas at age 52.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

84. James Wheller Farrington "Jim" was born on 4 Aug 1897 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 8 Nov 1954 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas at age 57.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

85. Birtie Lee Farrington was born on 23 Dec 1897 in Oklahoma and died on 16 Apr 1996 in McKinney, Collin County, Texas at age 98.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

86. Duey Farrington was born on 4 Aug 1899 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 8 Sep 1906 in Grayson County, Texas at age 7.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

87. Jessie Farrington was born on 4 Aug 1899 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 8 Sep 1906 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas at age 7.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

88. Dorothy Farrington was born in 1906 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

89. Odell Farrington was born in 1906 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 25 May 1954 in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas at age 48.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

90. Dorothy Marie Farrington was born on 29 Dec 1916 in Grayson County, Texas and died on 12 Aug 1993 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas at age 76.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

91. William Dalton Farrington "Billie" was born on 6 May 1917 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 19 Jun 1948 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas at age 31.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

92. Lester Farrington was born on 19 May 1920 in Gunter, Grayson County, Texas and died on 4 Aug 1984 in Cartwright, Bryan County, Oklahoma at age 64.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

93. Gordon Farrington was born on 28 Sep 1922 in Grayson County, Texas and died on 13 Jan 1977 in Euless, Tarrant County, Texas at age 54.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

94. William Harrison Farrington was born on 22 Jun 1892 in Winston County, Alabama and died on 9 Jul 1979 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama at age 87.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

95. Violet Safronia Farrington was born on 22 Oct 1893 in Winston County, Alabama and died on 14 Jul 1933 in Blount County, Alabama at age 39.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

96. Lois Abigail Farrington was born on 11 Dec 1896 in Winston County, Alabama, died on 27 Sep 1900 in Winston County, Alabama at age 3, and was buried in Ashridge Cemetery, Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

97. Fletcher Napoleon Farrington was born on 25 May 1902 in Holly Pond, Blount County, Alabama and died on 2 Apr 1968 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama at age 65.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

98. Samuel Jesse Farrington was born on 17 Mar 1905 in Blount County, Alabama and died on 24 May 1969 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama at age 64.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

99. Eula Velma Farrington was born on 7 Jul 1909 in Blount County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

100. Grace Lucille Farrington was born on 7 Nov 1913 in Blount County, Alabama and died on 16 Jun 1991 in East Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama at age 77.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

101. Ellis Raphord Farrington was born on 14 May 1917 in Blount County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

102. John W Heatherly Jr was born on 24 Oct 1892 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Feb 1968 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 75.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

103. James A Heatherly was born on 18 Dec 1895 in Florida and died in Jun 1976 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California at age 80.

General Notes: [Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: 29 Nov 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.101567.123]

Individual: Heatherly, James
Birth date: 18 Dec 1895
Death date: Jun 1976
Social Security #: 416-38-5383
Last residence: CA 90041
State of issue: AL


Source: Roy B. Rhodes

104. Jane B Heatherly was born in 1897 in South Carolina.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

105. Johnnie M Heatherly was born in 1900 in Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

106. Joseph R Heatherly was born on 3 Mar 1903 and died in Oct 1983 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 80.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

107. Mack R Heatherly was born on 6 Nov 1906 in Alabama and died on 11 Feb 1979 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 72.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

108. Marlin Edmumd Heatherly was born on 27 Jul 1908 in Alabama and died in Sep 1986 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama at age 78.

General Notes: [Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: 29 Nov 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.101567.10]

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

109. Travis J Heatherly was born in 1913.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

110. Ollie Mae Farrington was born on 14 May 1908 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 22 Apr 1991 in Tennessee at age 82.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

111. Willie Ida Farrington was born on 18 Apr 1910 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 6 Mar 1949 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee at age 38.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

112. Dallas Farrington was born on 16 Dec 1912 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 28 Apr 1982 in Garden City, Wayne County, Michigan at age 69.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

113. Essie Anna Farrington was born on 21 Apr 1914 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 6 Aug 1943 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 29.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

114. William Otho Farrington was born on 6 Jun 1916 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama and died on 18 Dec 1958 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee at age 42.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

115. Jewel Addie Farrington was born on 22 Sep 1918 in Addison, Winston County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

116. Odis Harvey Farrington was born on 6 May 1920 in Howe, Grayson County, Texas and died on 6 Apr 1988 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee at age 67.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

117. Edna Rhoda Farrington

118. Frederick Odell Farrington was born on 24 Mar 1928 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee and died on 22 Apr 1975 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas at age 47.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

119. Melford Beck was born 1910 Alabama in Alabama.

General Notes: 1930 Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama Census ED 67-4 Sheet 3A Line 48 enumerated 4 April 1930 by George W. Wilson lists:

Melford Beck (20), farmer, general farming, as head of household; Velma (17) wife, both born in Alabama, and newly married.

120. Elsie Beck was born in 1914 in Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

121. Hampton Beck was born on 5 Jan 1917 in Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama and died on 13 Mar 1992 in Jasper, Walker County, Alabama at age 75.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

122. Otho Beck was born in 1921 in Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

123. Mable Clair Basham was born on 23 Nov 1895 in Birdston, Navarro County, Texas and died on 18 Feb 1990 in Venice, Sarasota County, Florida at age 94.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

124. Beulah Lee Basham "Louise" was born on 19 Jan 1899 in Navarro County, Texas, died on 11 Nov 1952 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska at age 53, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Tarrant County, Texas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Beulah married Earl F Weed.

125. Bulah Wiley was born in Feb 1888 in Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Bulah married Roscoe Wilhite.

126. Frederick Wiley was born on 2 Jan 1892 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 25 Apr 1933 at age 41.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

127. Dessie Wiley was born on 8 May 1894 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 28 Jun 1975 in Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama at age 81.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

128. Erun Wiley "Tiney" was born on 19 Apr 1900 in Morgan County, Alabama, died on 26 Apr 1960 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 60, and was buried in Falkville Cemetery, Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Erun married Dennis Parker. Dennis was born on 7 Jul 1898, died on 13 Feb 1970 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 71, and was buried in Falkville Cemetery, Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

129. Trannie Gibson

130. Lesley Gibson was born in Nov 1894 in Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Lesley married Dixie.

131. Villie Lula Gibson was born on 28 Jul 1897 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died on 6 Oct 1969 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 72.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

132. Addelie Gibson was born about 1900.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

133. Hassie Omie Gibson was born on 11 Sep 1904 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died on 11 Aug 1991 in Bremen, Cullman County, Alabama at age 86.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

134. Ruthie Gibson was born in 1908 in Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

135. Blanche Inez Gibson was born on 5 Jul 1914 in Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Blanche married Jake/Jackie La Botte. Jake/Jackie was born on 29 Jul 1909 in Murphyboro, Jackson County, Illinois and died on 4 Apr 1989 in Illinois at age 79.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

136. Naomi Inea Gibson was born on 28 Nov 1916 in Alabama, died on 14 Oct 1967 in St. Louis, St. Louis County Missouri at age 50, and was buried in Herrin City Cemetery, Illinois.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

137. Thomas Leslie Hillis was born on 12 Jul 1890 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 9 Nov 1954 in Dexter, Missouri at age 64.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

138. Lula Eugenia Hillis was born on 28 Jan 1893 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 19 Feb 1975 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas at age 82.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

139. Lawrence W Hillis was born on 23 Feb 1894 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas, died on 25 Jul 1898 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas at age 4, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Buried beside his sister Sallie M.
Source: Roy B. Rhodes

140. Ellen Hillis was born on 22 Apr 1895 in Conway County, Arkansas, died on 27 Jul 1898 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 3, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

141. Sallie Ann Hillis was born on 16 Jun 1896 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas, died on 30 Jun 1897 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 1, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

142. Laura Alice Hillis was born on 27 Sep 1896 in Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 11 May 1984 in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma at age 87.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

143. Inez Hillis was born on 18 Dec 1899 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas, died on 22 Jul 1903 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas at age 3, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

144. Edward Percival Hillis "Dick" was born on 15 Aug 1901 in Conway County, Arkansas and died on 16 Jul 1967 in Booneville, Cooper County, Arkansas at age 65.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

145. William Freede Hillis Sr was born on 6 Dec 1904 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 15 Jun 1926 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 21.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

146. James Jackson Hillis "Cotton" was born on 28 Oct 1906 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas and died on 8 Nov 1964 in Morrilton, Conway County, Arkansas at age 58.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

147. Doris Wanda Hillis was born on 22 Aug 1914 in Center Ridge, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

148. Hillis

149. Helen Carlisle was born in 1913 in Conway County, Arkansas and died in 1933 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 20.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

150. Alice May Carlisle was born on 23 Apr 1910 in Conway County, Arkansas, died on 23 May 1911 in Conway County, Arkansas at age 1, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

151. Warner Rhodes Carlisle was born on 14 Jul 1911 in Conway County, Arkansas, died on 23 Jul 1911 in Conway County, Arkansas, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

152. Lorida Rhodes was born in Oct 1896 in Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

153. Arthur C Rhodes was born in Aug 1897 in Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

154. Clide R Rhodes was born in Mar 1899 in Arkansas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

155. Pursie Rhodes was born on 14 Jan 1898 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in Jan 1973 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 75.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

156. Edna Mae Rhodes was born in Jun 1898 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

157. Bessie Rhodes was born on 27 Sep 1898 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 22 Apr 1901 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 2.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

158. Alice Rhodes was born about 1900 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

159. Travis Rhodes was born on 18 Sep 1901 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 7 Nov 1902 at age 1.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

160. Jessie Rhodes was born on 9 Sep 1903 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 10 Sep 1904 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 1.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

161. Prentiss Beecher Rhodes "Bee" was born on 6 Mar 1912 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 6 Aug 1987 at age 75.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

162. Lucille Rhodes "Tiny" was born on 4 Dec 1914 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 15 Feb 1998 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 83.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

163. Anna Lee Rhodes was born on 15 Dec 1899.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

164. James Harvey Rhodes was born on 21 Nov 1901 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 27 Aug 1969 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 67.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

165. Cora Lee Rhodes was born on 28 Jul 1903, died on 2 Dec 1980 at age 77, and was buried in Bald Knob Cemertery, Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Cora married David Wheeler Hampton. They had no children.

166. William Louis Rhodes was born on 6 Aug 1905 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 10 Mar 1975 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 69.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

167. Ida May Rhodes was born on 27 Mar 1907 and died on 22 Dec 1935 at age 28.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

168. John Henry Rhodes "Johnny" was born on 23 Feb 1910 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 22 Apr 1988 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama at age 78.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

169. Lucille Rhodes was born on 28 Mar 1916, died on 17 Apr 1990 at age 74, and was buried in Johnson Chapel, Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Lucille married Eldridge E Redmond. Eldridge was born on 10 Aug 1918 and died on 29 Mar 1986 at age 67. They had no children.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Lucille next married Earnest N McDugald, son of Willie McDugald and Mary Vessel, on 15 Feb 1947 in Morgan County, Alabama. Earnest was born on 22 Jul 1925 in Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Morgan County, Alabama, Marriage Book NN188:

Earnest N. McDugald, Route 2, Hillsboro, b 7/22/1925 in Morgan County, AL, mechanic, Father: Willie McDugald, Mother: Mary Vessel, first marriage, married Lucille Rhoades, Route 2 Moulton, b 3/28/1916 in Lawrence County, Alabama, father - Jim Rhoades, mother - Ida Hembree, first marriage. They married February 15, 1947.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

170. George Clarence Owens was born on 1 Mar 1900 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 3 Nov 1977 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 77, and was buried in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Buried at Forest Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Morgan County, Alabama near Hartselle.

Clarence lived at home with his mother Margaret Owens. Clarence dated the same woman, Olie Holmes, for 55 years but never married her. Ruth said every Sunday morning he would get up, get ready and leave at about 10:00 a.m. to go see Olie and return home about 10:00 p.m. that same night.

Clarence was a truck driver.

According to the 1910 Lawrence County, Alabama census he could read and write, and was a farm laborer

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

171. Thomas Evans Owens was born on 9 Mar 1902 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 16 Feb 1960 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 57.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

172. Aaron Lawson Owens was born in 1904 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in Gadsten, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

173. Earl L Owens "Bunk" was born in 1905.

General Notes: Retired from Goodyear in Gadsden, Alabama

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Earl married Portia Bechtel.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

174. Edward James Owens was born on 25 Apr 1905 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

175. Clellie L Owens was born in 1907 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died in 1995 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee at age 88.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

176. Fannie Lee Owens was born on 20 Jul 1908 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 7 May 1994 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 85.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

177. Trannie B Owens was born on 20 Jul 1908.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

178. Katie Evelyn Tullis was born on 28 Jun 1906 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 28 Mar 1987 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 80.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

179. Leroy Leamon Rhodes was born on 9 Apr 1916 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 18 Sep 1996 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 80.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

180. Lillian Ann Rhodes was born on 5 Oct 1917 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 23 Apr 1991 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 73.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

181. Julia Pearl Rhodes was born on 22 Jun 1919 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 15 Aug 1920 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 1.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

182. Frank Lawson Rhodes

183. Charlie B Rhodes

184. Albert Louis Rhodes was born on 10 May 1921 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died on 9 May 1985 in Mississippi at age 63, and was buried in Fortner Cemetery, Parrish, Manatee County, Florida.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

185. Marvin Washington Rhodes

186. Johnie D Rhodes was born on 28 Sep 1925 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 8 Sep 1993 in Parrish, Manatee County, Florida at age 67.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

187. Clarence T Rhodes

Clarence married Linda.

188. Robert Hicks Rhodes

189. Trecia Ann Rhodes

190. Annie Rhodes was born on 3 Apr 1912 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 16 Jun 2000 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 88.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

191. Almon Rhodes was born on 28 May 1916 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 22 Jul 1917 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 1.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

192. Alfred Rhodes was born on 28 Aug 1917 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 22 Dec 1921 in Lawrence County, Alabama at age 4.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

193. Elizabeth Rhodes

194. Melton Wilson Rhodes was born on 4 Oct 1923 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 8 Oct 2003 in Meridianville, Madison County, Alabama at age 80.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

195. Baby Rhodes was born on 7 Oct 1925 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 31 Jan 1926 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

196. Printice Crow was born in 1910.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

197. Freeman Crow was born on 30 Apr 1912 and died on 2 Dec 1991 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama at age 79.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Freeman married Bertha Phillips. Bertha was born on 20 Mar 1913 and died on 10 Aug 1983 at age 70.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

198. Horace Gordon Crow

199. Irene Crow

200. Ailene Crow

201. William Crow was born on 6 Jan 1924 and died in Apr 1973 at age 49.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

202. Boy Pitts

203. Ethel Gene Rhodes

204. Billy Joe Rhodes

205. Ethel Irene Rhodes

206. Velma Lee Rhodes was born on 10 Jul 1909 in Howard, Ellis County, Texas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

207. Ben M Rhodes was born on 1 Dec 1910 in Howard, Ellis County, Texas and died on 25 Apr 1976 in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California at age 65.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

208. Elsie Mae Rhodes

209. Jess Eugene Rhodes was born on 31 Oct 1915 in Howard, Ellis County, Texas and died on 4 Oct 1984 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico at age 68.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

210. Thomas Price Rhodes Jr was born on 19 Oct 1920 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas and died before 1930 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

211. Carolyn Virginia Rhodes was born on 25 Sep 1922 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas and died in Mississippi.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

212. Henry Benaja Wood was born on 13 Nov 1913 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas and died on 3 Mar 1961 in Corpus Cristi, Nueces County, Texas at age 47.

213. Dorothy Kathleen Wood

214. Isham Clinton Wood Jr was born on 19 Aug 1917 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas and died on 26 Feb 1988 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas at age 70.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

215. Myra Elizabeth Wood

216. Onella Elaine Venable was born on 5 Aug 1925 in Howard, Ellis County, Texas and died on 25 Oct 1973 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas at age 48. She never married and had no children.

General Notes: Onella Elaine Venable never Married
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: 25 Jul 1999, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.100461.83]
Individual: Venable, Onella
Birth date: 5 Aug 1925
Death date: Oct 1973
Social Security #: 464-17-8482
Last residence: TX 75165
State of issue: TX

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

217. Billy Rhodes Venable

218. Martha Nan Venable

Martha married Truman Longino.

Martha next married Karl Sidney Pace.

219. Thomas Morris Venable "Sunny"

220. Artie Wilson Roberts was born on 6 May 1916 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 6 May 1916 in Neel, Morgan County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

221. Fay Nell Roberts

222. Emma Carolyn Roberts

Emma married Joseph W Parker.

223. Shirley Mae Roberts

Shirley married Levi Smith.

224. Jasper Carl Roberts

225. Andy Casey Roper

226. Luther Babe Roper

Luther married Lillie Mae Engle.

Luther next married Wilma Woods.

Luther next married Martha Elizabeth Brown.

227. Annie Lou Roper

228. Annie Loura Roper was born on 15 Sep 1925 and died on 2 Jun 1954 at age 28.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

229. John Hoover Roper

John married Nannie Faye Lewis.

230. William Euin Roper Sr

231. Mable Ann Roper

232. Pauline I Owens was born in 1900 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

233. Vernon Holmes was born on 6 Dec 1905 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Oct 1910 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 4.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

234. Eunice Ruby Holmes was born on 6 Jul 1907.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Eunice married Frank Miller.

235. Myrtle Irene Holmes was born on 6 Mar 1909 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Myrtle married Roscoe Brown.

236. Alvin Holmes was born on 16 May 1911 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Mar 1967 in Alabama at age 55.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Alvin married Geneva Stapp in Dec 1947 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

237. Louis Holmes

Louis married Hazel O Flowers. Hazel was born on 31 Dec 1912 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died on 13 Oct 1999 in Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama at age 86.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

238. Girl Holmes was born in Dec 1914 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Dec 1914.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

239. Shelmer Holmes

240. Opal Grace Holmes was born in Aug 1918 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died in Feb 1919 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama. The cause of her death was Spanish Influenza.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

241. Albert Smith Holmes Jr

242. Albert Ausbie Owens was born on 17 May 1912 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 19 Jul 1993 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 81.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

243. Hubert Owens was born on 2 Jun 1915 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 13 Aug 1918 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 3.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

244. Acie Howard Owens was born on 17 May 1917 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 28 Dec 1975 at age 58.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

245. William Owens

246. Lillie Mae Owens was born on 18 Jun 1919 in Falkville, Lawrence County, Alabama and died on 6 Nov 2003 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 84.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

247. J W Owens was born on 14 Mar 1921 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 31 Mar 1924 in Morgan County, Alabama at age 3.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

248. Annie Pearl Owens was born on 14 Apr 1924 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 13 Dec 1987 in Ohio at age 63.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

249. Edith Aselene Owens was born on 6 Mar 1926 in Morgan County, Alabama and died on 11 Jan 1958 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 31.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

250. Eula Frances Owens

251. Ruby Irene Speakman was born on 11 Sep 1910 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 6 Dec 1992 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia at age 82.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

252. Ethel Mae Speakman was born on 8 Jan 1913 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 4 Jan 1996 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama at age 82.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

253. James Knox Speakman was born on 19 Aug 1915 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 2 Nov 1966 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama at age 51.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

254. William Mason Speakman "Bill" was born on 4 Aug 1918 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 15 Dec 1985 in Cullman County, Alabama at age 67.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

255. Joseph Turney Speakman Jr was born on 20 Aug 1922 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 5 Jun 1993 in Vinemont, Alabama at age 70.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

256. Paul Owen Speakman was born on 18 May 1925 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama and died on 22 May 1991 in Crane Hill, Cullman County, Alabama at age 66.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

257. Allice Dorothy Speakman

258. Rev Rueben Preston Speakman was born on 2 Feb 1932 in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama and died on 16 Apr 1987 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama at age 55.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

259. John Harold Speakman

260. Frances Larue Rhodes was born on 19 May 1919 in Garrett, Ellis County, Texas and died on 5 May 2000 in Gand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas at age 80.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

261. Monroe William Rhodes Jsr was born on 22 Dec 1920 in Garrett, Ellis County, Texas and died on 15 Jul 1998 in Houston, Harris County, Texas at age 77.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

262. Norma Elizabeth Rhodes

263. Virgil Webster Rhodes "Jack"

264. Bessie Marie Tomlin was born on 3 Aug 1921 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas and died on 2 Mar 1989 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 67.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes

265. Willie Elizabeth Tomlin "Liz" was born on 13 Feb 1923 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas and died on 28 Aug 1986 in Teagye, Freestone County, Texas at age 63.

General Notes: Willie Elizabeth (Liz) was a beautician, (now called cosmotologist), owning her own shop, and had a wide following from both Mexia in Limestone County and Teague in Freestone County. Liz and C. L. are buried in adjacent plots in the Mexia City Cemetery.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

Willie married Charlie Lee Ryan Jr on 18 Jan 1942 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas. Charlie was born on 7 Mar 1911 in Victor, Erath County, Texas and died on 4 Jul 1983 in Houston, Harris County, Texas at age 72.

General Notes: Charlie Lee (C. L.) was a mechanic by trade and in much demand because of his expertise and integrity. He was a quiet and unassuming person and a loving and caring husband.

Source: Roy B. Rhodes

266. Homer Webster Tomlin Jr was born on 11 Feb 1924 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, died on 1 May 1986 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 62, and was buried in Mexia Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.

General Notes: Homer was a large man (at one time weighed 415 pounds) and worked as a bar-tender/bouncer at several clubs in and around Mexia over the years. Later he was to become a dispatcher for the Freestone County Sheriff's Department. He was a very jovial and outgoing person and had many friends throughout the area. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Mexia and is buried in the Mexia City Cemetery.

267. Jesse Knight Tomlin "Little K" was born on 10 Jun 1925 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas and died on 14 Jan 1929 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas at age 3.

General Notes: Source: Roy B. Rhodes



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