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by Sue Moore Monday, May 09, 2005


Notes for CHRISTOPHER RHODES, SR.:
From LVA Catalogs

Main Entry Lexington intelligencer (Lexington, Va.)
Author Lexington intelligencer (Lexington, Va.)
Title Died- On Friday, Dec. 17, Christopher Rhodes, of Rockbridge County
supposed to be 100 or 110 years old. (p. 3, c. 3)
Publication Saturday, December 25, 1830.
Gen. note From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J.
Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 190).
Subject - Topical Obituaries  Virginia.
Subject -Geographic Lexington (Va.)
Added Entry Henley, Bernard J. (Bernard John)
Added Title Bernard J. Henley papers.
System Number 001137138

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Rockbridge co. Va. A man named Rhodes lived in the pioneer days in Rockbridge co. Va. near the Natural Bridge. He was hunter and Indian fighter. At one time, his stock were all killed or carried off in an Indian raid, and his cabin burned, but the family escaped to the fort. In 1832, six of his sons came to Mill Creek Valley, to the Flesher farm opposite Ripley. (Jackson co. Va.) Their names were Christopher, Benjamin, Michael, Samuel, Mathias and Peter. Christopher, Samuel and Benjamin were married, and lived at the different improvement on the farm, beginning at the upper end. (Mill Creek) Mathias was married, but had no children. Michael and Peter never married. The old farm is still in the hands of descendants of the Rhodes family. (Pioneers of Jackson co. pg 153 by John A. House)

Are people getting these two stories mixed  The other story is Reverend John Rhodes, a Mennonite minister, who along with his wife and seven children were some of the first settlers in the area. In August 1764, John Rhodes, his wife and six of their seven children were killed in the last Indian Massacre in what is now Page County. His son Michael escaped and was held captive by the Indians for three years.

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My grandfather Lenzy Ernest Harper told me stories of the his Rhodes that had lived around the Natural Bridge back in 1957. He told me about three brother (could be more) John, Jacob and Christopher (called Peter) and stories of the indians. He told me about Peter living to be over 100 years old and that he remember his grandmother and another person living when he was little, telling him about the the Rhodes. Not sure if he was the one that told me they came from Ireland or someone else. Sue Moore

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Our first Rhodes, Christopher received a land grant south of the James River. His will was filed in Botetourt Co which was changed to Rockbridge county. This area is in the southern area of Rockbridge county.  JoAnn (Rhodes) Jones 2/23/2003

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http://rootsweb.com/~deschart/z0000015.html

Christopher escaped the Indians (see above), married, and settled in Rockbridge Co VA with his family. A widely known marksman and hunter he lived to be 115. When Christopher was over 100 he won a Christmas shooting match, sitting in his doorway and steadying his long rifle again the doorface. aka Christain Rhodes b: abt 1730-42 d: aft 1831, of Botetourt Co VA, hunter, Indian fighter, married several times, received a land grant south of James River in 1768. His will dated Feb 26 1827 calls him George Christopher Rhodes, and is the archives in Charleston WV, Will Book E of Botetourt Co

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Christan Roads (Tithable List 1778-1779 Rockbridge, July 14, 1778 Capt. John Paxtons & Gilmore Company)

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CHRISTIAN "Christopher Peter" RHOADS 1730 d aft 1830 Botetourt co. Va. Hunter & Indian Fighter maybe married 2nd 4/20/1801 bond Rockbridge co. Va. Rebecca Neece over 21 Bond: Christopher X Roads & Valentin Kizer (in German) Rebecca 1780 d 1853 Jackson co. Va. Rebecca had a dau. Laurie b: 1820 md William Humphries Rebecca will Jackson co. Va. 4/22/1853 son-in-law W. H. Humphreys, Executer, daughter Lauria Humphreys and children (not named) Witness: H. Thomas, James Chancey; probated 8/8/1853

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1810 Botetourt co. VA 5m 16-26, 1m 26-45 1m 45-up, 2f 16-26, 1f 45-up
(Matthias, Benj, Peter, Samuel, Michael and Frederick at home)
1820 Botetourt co. VA 3m 26-45 1m 45-up, 2f 26-45 (Peter, Samuel and Michael
at home)
1830 Botetourt co. VA 2m 30-40 1m 40-50 1m 100-up, 2f 10-15, 1f 20-30 1f
40-50 1f 50-60 (Peter, Samuel and Michael at home)

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His will dated
Feb 26 1827 calls him George Christopher Rhodes, and is the archives in Charleston WV, Will Book E of Botetourt Co (This isn't the same as below which only calls him Christopher Rhodes)

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Will Book E Botetourt County Virginia ( Microfilm ordered at LDS Family History Center - Film contained Books D and E)

Botetourt County to wit I Christopher Rhodes am in good health sound mind and memory knowing that it is appointed for all men to die and make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say I give to my Children here after named the sum of twenty dollars each my sons George Rhodes Christopher Rhodes and Benjamin Rhodes Eve Siler I like wise give and bequeath to my two daughters Ginney Good and Rebecca Rhodes the sum of twenty dollars each this forty dollars is to be paid out of the money that George Good owes my Estate if collected if this money should not be collected of said George Good I will those two Daughters one dollar and fifty cents each to be paid out of my Estate. I will and bequeath to my son Mathias Rhodes the Tract of land he lives on as said Mathias Roads has paid for said land with his own money and one hundred dollars to be paid to him out of my Estate. I will and bequeath to my two daughters Maglin Rhodes and Margaret Rhodes the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars each to be paid to them out of my Estate I will and bequeath to my three sons Michael Rhodes, Peter Rhodes and Samuel Rhodes all the balance of my Estate together consisting of the tract of land I now live on and all the money due in the name of Jacob Rodes Dec,, who acted for me and otherwise for those three above Brothers in his his life time who took all the obligations for money loaned in his own name together with my stock of all kinds household furniture of every description and every articles of every description belonging to my Estate and I do here by alter disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament and Legacey bequests and Executions by me and in any wise before named wills and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and made my mark this 26th of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.
His
Christopher
Rodes

X

Mark

John Douglap
John Holmes
Benjamin Holmes

At Botetourt March Court 1831 this Instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Christopher Rhodes Dec, was Exhibited in Court and proved by the oaths of John Douglap & John Holmes subsending witnesses there to and ordered to be recorded. A copy teste H W Bowyer DC

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Another Christopher Rhodes in VA records, need checked into
http://rcouchauburn.home.mindspring.com/chap2.htm
Thomas Couch (Jr) b: 1710/1720 VA m Mary, lived in Orange County, NC and Spartanburg County (Enoree) South Carolina. Known among researchers as Ole Thomas Couch of South Carolina. Died in SC in 1784 and his 1776 will is included in this book. Thomas had a brother named William; Gave land on Piney Mountain to William White who may have married Thomas Sr.'s daughter Rachel. Thomas was a neighbor of John Stroud in VA, NC, and SC. He was also a Middlesex County VA acquaintance of Benjamin, Aquilla, and Christopher Rhodes. Christopher Rhodes married and bought land with Thomas' daughter Judith Couch in Orange County, NC in 1755. The Rhodes were also in South Carolina at a later date. Chapter six is devoted to Thomas Jr, Mary and their children.

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Mathias Crouse Sr. migrated south from Botetourt County, Virginia to Grainger County, Tennessee between 1800 to 1804. He purchased 40 acres of land in Grainger County from Jesse Christian on March 19, 1803. Jesse Christian had only obtained the 50 acres of land from which this 40 acres was taken the month before. He had purchased it from his father, Allen Christian. The land was located north of the Holston River on the "Spring Branch" next to Christian Rhodes's 5000 acre tract. The Spout Spring Branch of Richland Creek is located just to the East of Blaine and south of present day Hwy. 11. Mathias never purchased any other land in Grainger County and lived there the rest of his life.

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Notes for REBECCA NIECE:
Jackson co. VA pg 22
Rebecca Rhodes Will 22 Apr 1853
son-in-law W. H. Humphreys, Executer daughter Lauria Humphreys & children
(not named) Witnesses H Thomas, James Chancey; probated 8 Aug 1853

Children of CHRISTOPHER RHODES, SR. are:
i. JOHN3 RHODES.
ii. MAGDALINE RHODES.
iii. REBECCA RHODES.
iv. ROBERT RHODES, b: Bef. 1757, USA-VA-Rockbridge; d: Bef.
1810, USA-VA-Rockbridge; m. MARGARET MCNUTT, Apr 16, 1782,
USA-VA-Rockbridge; b: 1757; d: 1830.

Notes for ROBERT RHODES:
1802 Rockbridge co. VA Tax List
1820 Rockbridge co. VA 1f 45-up (Margaret Rhodes)
1830 Rockbridge co. VA 1f 70-80 (Margaret Rhodes)

Notes for MARGARET MCNUTT:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~debbie/stories/botetour.html

Mr. John McNutt, & his wife Catharine Anderson removed from Ireland & settled in this county where they brought up a large family - two daughters & seven sons. One of the daughters married an Englishman named Rhodes, & the other Rebecca married Mr. John McCorcle

Cousin Alexander, Aunt desires me to say that Mrs. John McNutt - the mother or you Grand Mother McCorcle, had a brother who emigrated from Ireland & settled in Botetourt County. He was the Father of Colonel Anderson of that cty who was an elder in the presbyterian church.

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v. MARGARET RHODES, b: 1758; d: 1830.

Notes for MARGARET RHODES:
This might have been Robert wife since Robert had died before 1810 and Christopher will.

vi. GEORGE RHODES, b: Abt. 1760, USA-VA- probably Augusta; d.
Bef. 1850, USA-VA-Jackson; m. (1) MAYBE ASHBY; m. (2) SUSANNA PETERS, Jan
03, 1789, USA-VA-Rockbridge (bond date); b: Bet. 1765 - 1770; d: Bef. 1840.

Notes for GEORGE RHODES:
GEORGE 1760 d bef 1850 Jackson co. Va. md 2nd 1/3/1789 Bond Rockbridge co.
Va. Susanna Peters d/o Hannah Peters

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1803 Tavern License Rockbridge co. VA

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1810 Rockridge co. VA 2m 0-10, 2m 10-16, 1m 45-up, 1f 0-10, 1f 10-16, 1f
16-26 1f 26-45
2 males under 10 - Alexander and Benjamin?
2 males under 10-16 - Christopher and Samuel?
1 male over 45 - George
1 female under 10 - Rebecca Margaret
2 females 10-16 - Barbara and Mary Magaline
1 female 16-26 - Catherine
1 female 26-45 - Susanna

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Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book H, pp. 169-170. (Abstract)

7 September 1812 George Rhodes and Susanna his wife of Rockbridge County,
VA to Philip Keller of Rockingham County, VA. For 900 pounds current money
of Virginia, sold 150 acres in Rockbridge County, VA.

Beginning at 2 small hickories corner to William Lyle, With Lyle's line South 33 deg, West 175 poles to a white oak corner to sd. Lyle, With Alexander McCluer's line, South 69 deg, East 153 poles to a small white oak corner to sd. McCluer. North 23 deg, East with Joseph Russell's line 164 poles to a stake near a walnut and white oak corner to James Dougherty. With Doughterty's line, North 69 deg, West 125 poles to the beginning.
Land with appurtenances. Grantees will warrant and forever defend the title.

Signed
George Rhodes (x his mark)
Susanna Rhodes (x her mark)

Witnesses:
John P. Lee
John McCleland
[a name signed in German]
Benjamin Whealiss

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Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book H, pp. 170-171. (Abstract)

The Commonwealth of Virginia to Robert White and John McCleland Gentlemen
Justices of Rockbridge County.

George Rhodes and Susanna his wife sold 7 September 1812 to Philip Keller 150 acres in Rockbridge County. Susanna cannot conveniently travel to the Courthouse to make acknowledgement of the deed. The aforementioned justices are to go to Susanna and privately examine her separate and apart from her husband.

She was privily examined and acknowledged that she freely and voluntarily without persuasion or threats make the indenture. Dated 7 September 1812.

Signed Robert White
John McCleland

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George Rhodes War of 1812 VA

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1820 Rockridge co. VA 1m 0-10, 1m 10-16, 1m 16-26, 1m 45-up, 2f 16-26, 1f
26-45, 1f 45-up
1m 0-10 Abram
1m 10-16 Alexander
1m 16-26 Samuel ?
1m 45 & up George
2f 16-26 Mary Magaline and Rebecca Margaret
1f 26-45 Barbara
1f 45 & up Susannah

1830 Rockridge co. VA 1m 15-20 1m 50-60 1m 70-80, 1f 20-30 1f 50-60
1m 15-20 Abram
1m 50-60 George
1m 70-80 ?
1f 15-20 Rebecca Margaret
1f 50-60 Susannah

1835 Rockridge co. VA Deed Bk T pg 256 to John W Tygrett

1840 Jackson co. VA p227 2m 0-5, 2m 05-10, 1m 20-30 1m 70-80 1f 0-5, 1f
50-10, 1f 20-30

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11/12/1835 Rockbridge co. Va. Deed Bk T pg 256 to John W Tygrett

Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book T, pp. 256-257. (Abstract)

12 November 1835.
George Rhodes and Susannah his wife of Rockbridge County, VA to John W. Tygret of Rockbridge County, VA. Tract of land in Gap Run in Arnolds Valley containing an estimated 80 acres. Consideration of $150.00.
Beginning at two white oaks and a hickory in Arnolds old line, South 8 deg, East 98 poles to three white oaks, South 55, East 120 poles to a white oak and maple by a rock, North 55, East 100 poles crossing the gap run to 2 white oaks, North 60 deg, West 210 poles crossing said run to the beginning.

Land with appurtenances.

Signed George Rhodes (x his mark)
Susanna Rhodes (x her mark

Rockbridge County to wit
William Paxton, Jr. and Reuben Grigsby, Justices of the Peace in the County certified that George Rhodes acknowledged the deed and desired it to be certified. 12 October 1835.
Signed: William Paxton and R. Grigsby.

Rockbridge County to wit:
William Paxton, Jr. and Reuben Grigsby Justices of the Peace certify that Susanna Rhodes, wife of George Rhodes, personally appeared and was privily examined separate and apart from her husband. She acknowledged the deed and willingly sealed and delivered the same. 12 October 1835, signed William Paxton, Jr. and R. Grigsby

Clerks Office Rockbridge County, VA.
Certificate produced and acknowledged and admitted to
record.

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George Rhodes b: abt 1760 d: bef 1850 Jackson Co VA(WV) 1836 George moved to Billy's Run, Elk Fork WV with sons Abe and Alec, locating at the John D. Witten (sp?) farm. Greg and Ben, followed later about 1837-8, Ben settled at the Aplin place

vii. ABRAHAM RHODES, b: 1765; d: Bef. 1810; m. BARBARA FUNKHOUSER, Aug 02, 1796, USA-VA-Shenandoah; b: 1767.

Notes for ABRAHAM RHODES:
Don't know for sure if son of this Christopher.

viii. MATTHIAS RHODES, b: Abt. 1770, USA-VA-Rockbridge; d: 1846, USA-VA-Jackson; m. MARTHA MARGARET ANDERSON, Mar 13, 1810, USA-VA-Botetourt (William Anderson Father); b: 1788.

Notes for MATTHIAS RHODES: Jackson co. VA pg 346
Mathias Rhodes deceased will 2 OCt 1846 wife Martha Rhodes, Persons owing his estate Jesse & Charles Carney, Jacob Rhodes, George Morrill, and Archibald Skidmore. Heirs; Witnesses- Joel Cunningham, Samuel Rhodes & Aerlia Armstrong; Probated 23 Nov 1846

Will, 10/2/1846, Prob 11/23/1846
Wife, Martha
Persons owing his estate: Jesse & Charles Carney, Jacob Rhodes, George Morrill, Archibald Skidmore heirs; witnesses, Joel Cunningham, Samuel Rhodes and Aerlia Armstrong Parents: Christopher RHODES.

Rockbridge Co Marriages: Rhodes, Mathias & Martha Anderson 13 Mar 1810; bondsman William Anderson, father. Minister Samuel Houston- 29 Mar 1810

1820 Botetourt co. VA 1m 45-up, 1f 26-45
1830 Botetourt co. VA 1m 50-60 1f 20-30 1f 30-40
Matthias living close to Christopher in census

Notes for MARTHA MARGARET ANDERSON:
MATHIAS 1770 Rockbridge co. Va. d will 10/2/1846 probated 11/23/1846 Jackson co. Va. md 3/13/1810 Botetourt co. Va. Martha Anderson 1794 Del.

1820 Botetourt co. Va. 1m 45-up 1f 26-45
1830 Botetourt co. Va. 1m 50-60 1f 20-30 1f 30-40
1840 Jackson co. Va. 1m 10-15 1m 70-80 1f 40-50


ix. EVE RHODES, b: Abt. 1772; m. PHILIP SYLOR, Oct 12, 1790, USA-VA-Rockbridge.

Notes for EVE RHODES:
Christopher Roads signed the marriage bond for his dau. Eve Roads to Phillip Sylor, witness were Jonathan Porge and James Wilson
x. CHRISTOPHER RHODES, JR., b: 1772, USA-VA-Rockbridge; d: Abt. 1857, USA-VA-Jackson; m. CATHERINE PEETERS, Jun 02, 1801, USA-VA-Rockbridge by Rev. D Blain; b: 1786, PA; d: Aft. 1860, USA-VA-Jackson, Sandy.

Notes for CHRISTOPHER RHODES, JR.:
CHRISTOPHER "Peter" 1772 d 1857 Jackson co Va. md 6/1/1801 Rockbridge co.
Va. Catherine Peters 1777 Pa. d/o James Peters of Lexington, Va d bef 1801
Bond on marriages: Christopher Rhodes and Christian Varner

10/11/1837 Rockbridge co. Va. Deed Book V p 163 sold to John A. Reynolds

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They came from near Natural Bridge in VA to Wood co. now Jackson co. WV
1810 Rockbridge census 1 0-10 m, 1 26-45 m, 4 0-10 f, 2 26-45 f
1820 Rockbridge census 2 0-10 m, 1 16-26 m, 1 45-up m, 5 0-10f, 1 10-16 f, 1
16-26 f, 1 26-45 f
1830 Rockbridge census 1 5-10 m, 1 10-15 m, 1 20-30 m, 1 50-60 m 1 0-5 f, 1
5-10 f, 1 10-15 f, 3 15-20 f 2 20-30 f, 1 40-50 f
1840 Jackson census 216: 1 10-15 m, 1 15-20 m, 1 70-80 m no females

1850 Jackson VA census 211-451
Christopher Rodes 78 VA
Catherine 60 PA
Sophia 38 VA
Jacob 24 VA
Polly 22 VA
Peter Rodes 60 VA
Gilbert Tolly 13 VA

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Jackson co. VA
Christopher Rhodes Will pg 48 1 Sept 1854 wife Catherine, daughters Polly Rollins and Sophia Rhodes, son-in-law Watson Rollins, R. R. Riley, Executor, Witnesses Robert R Riley & Andrew Waugh; Probated Mar 1858

Will Sept 1, 1854; Probated Mar 1858
2 daughters now living with me: Peggy Rollins & Sophia Rhodes (singel dau) property not subject to debts of Polly's husband Watson Rollins or Sophia's if she marries wife Catherine friend RR Riley, Exec

JCWR:
Christopher Rhodes, appraisal Feb 1859

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Jackson County History
Rhodes Family
A man named Rhodes, probably Matthias, lived in pioneer days in Rockbridge County, Virginia, near the National Bridge, for which the county was named. He was a hunter and Indian fighter. At one time, his livestock were all killed or driven off by Indians and his cabin burned, but the family escaped to a fort. In 1831, six of his sons came to Upper Mill Creek and settled on the Flesher farm in West Ripley. The names of these men were: Benjamin, Christopher, Matthias, Michael, Peter and Samuel. Benjamin had came via Madison County, Kentucky, where many of his children were born. He, Christopher and Samuel, were married, with families, and lived at several sports on the farm where they made improvements, beginning at the upper end of the farm. Mathias was married but had no children. Michael and Peter never married, Peter being listed in the 1850 Census as aged 60 years. The old farm was still in the hands of descendants of the Rhodes family in 1906. Christopher Rhodes, M. Catherine Peters, of Lexington, Virginia. They had settled first in Wood County. Their children were:
Benjamin Rhodes, M a Bradley
Polly Rhodes, M. a Rhodes
Mary Rhodes, M. Watson, S. of John M & Margaret (Hoffman) Rollins
Elizabeth Rhodes, M. Archibald D Thomas, a Methodist Protestant minister.
Madeline Rhodes, M Absalom, S. of John Harpold, June 22, 1843
Nancy Rhodes, M James H Bradley
Sophia Rhodes, did not marry.
Jacob Rhodes, M. Malinda, d: of John M Rollins, Nov. 7, 1848

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Not sure which Peter Rhodes on this deed
Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book T, p. 255. (Abstract)

12 November 1835.
Peter Rhodes of Jackson County, VA to John W. Tygret of Rockbridge
County, VA. Tact of land on Elk Creek in Arnolds Valley containing an
estimated 60 acres. Consideration of $1.00

Beginning at a white oak on the point of the ridge. South 49 deg, West 86 poles to 2 white oaks on the bank of Elk Creek, Down the creek, North 31 deg, West 123 poles to 2 white oaks on the bank of sd. creek, Down said creek, 87 deg, East 54 poles to 3 black oaks, South 46, East 188 poles to the beginning.

Land with appurtenances.

Signed Peter Roads (x his mark)

Rockbridge County to wit
Joseph Cloyd and Wm. Paxton, justices of the Peace in the County
certified that Peter Rhodes acknowledged the deed and desired it to be
certified. 21 Nov 1835.
Signed: Jo. Cloyd & William Paxton.

It was recorded 9 May 1836, Teste: Samuel McD. Reid CRC.

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Notes for CATHERINE PEETERS:
1860 Jackson County
pg 104 # 955-900
Rollins, Watson, 30
Mary, 38
Agnes, 16
JP (m), 8
Jacob, 6
Daniel, 4
Rhodes, Catherine, 83
Sophia, 48


Marriage Notes for CHRISTOPHER RHODES and CATHERINE PEETERS:
Married by Daniel Blain (Presbyterian). Maybe Jun 1, 1801.
[lockhart.ged]

Married by Daniel Blain (Presbyterian). Maybe Jun 1, 1801.

xi. JEAN RHODES, b: Abt. 1778; m. GEORGE GOODE, Dec 23, 1799, USA-VA-Rockbridge.

Notes for JEAN RHODES:
George Goode & Jean Rhodes dau. of Christopher Rhodes, Consent of father Christopher (X) Rhodes and of Christipher Rhodes Jr. for sister Dec. 23. 1799 Rockbridge co. VA, Phillip Syler also signed the paper.

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http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/rockbridge/vitals/marriages/rcvd1997
/mar1799.txt

Rockbridge County, VA
Marriage Bond of George Goode & Jean Rhodes, 23 December 1799.
(Transcription)

Know all men that we George Goode William Hillis & Christopher Rhodes are held and firmly bound to James Monroe Govenor of the Commonwealth of Virginia or his successor in sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars for which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs Exors & c jointly & severally firmly by these presents. Witness our hands and seals this 23rd Day of December 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound George Goode & Jean Rhodes daughter of daughter of Christopher Rhodes of Rockbridge County

If therefore there shall be no lawful Cause to obstruct the same then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.
George goode (seal)
Wm Hillis (seal)
Christopher Rhodes (seal)
Attest
A Reid Cl

Rockbridge County to wit

Christopher Rhodes appeared before me a Justice of the Peace for said County & made Oath that from the information of his parents his sister Jean Rhodes who is about to intermarry with George Good is above the age of Twenty one years, and also from his own knowledge- That said marriage is with the consent of Christopher Rhodes his father that said Jean is and has been a resident of said County for upwards of one year, and that no fraud or collusion is about to be practised for obtaining a Marriage License therefor given under my hand this 24 day of Decemr 1799 Alex Shields

This 23 day of December
Sir this to let you know that I have giv my Consent that [& attest] george goode may have my Dauter and tharefor no man may be afraid to giv them lisens for or stand betwise them and Damaige

Christopher Rhodes his (test)
X
Christp [ ] a Col Rhods (test)
Philip [S]yles
John Adkison

Sworn to by Christopher Rodes this 23rd Dec 99

xii. BENJAMIN RHODES, b: Abt. 1783, USA-VA-Rockbridge; d: Nov 12, 1851, USA-VA-Jackson; m. (2) NANCY GOLDEN, Dec 21, 1820, USA-KY-Madison; b. 1790, USA-KY; d: Sep 1849.

Notes for BENJAMIN RHODES:
1820 Mason Co. VA
Benjamin Rhodes 1m 10-16
3m 16-26
1m 45-up
1f 10-16
1f 45-up

1830 Madison co. KY pg 114
Benjamin Rhodes 2m 0-5
2m 5-10
3m 10-15
1m 40-50
1f 0-5
1f 30-40

1840 Jackson co. VA pg 216
Benjamin Rhodes 3m 5-10
1m 50-60
1f 0-5
1f 15-20
1f 40-50

1850 Jackson co. VA 220-449
Benjamin Rodes 67 VA
Mary A 27 KY
John 21 KY
Christopher 19 KY
Doctor D 17 KY
Samuel 15 KY
Letitia 12 VA

Jackson co. VA
Benjamin Rhodes Will pg 9 20 Oct 1851
Children: Mary Ann, Doctor, Daniel & Letitia Jane Rhodes; John Harper
Executor, Witnesses William b: McMahon, Louisa McMahon; (no date of
Probation)

xiii. MICHAEL RHODES, b: Abt. 1790.

Notes for MICHAEL RHODES:
Unmarried

xiv. PETER RHODES, b: 1790.

Notes for PETER RHODES:
Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book T, p. 255. (Abstract)

12 November 1835.
Peter Rhodes of Jackson County, VA to John W. Tygret of Rockbridge County, VA. Tact of land on Elk Creek in Arnolds Valley containing an estimated 60 acres. Consideration of $1.00

Beginning at a white oak on the point of the ridge. South 49 deg, West 86 poles to 2 white oaks on the bank of Elk Creek, Down the creek, North 31 deg, West 123 poles to 2 white oaks on the bank of sd. creek, Down said creek, 87 deg, East 54 poles to 3 black oaks, South 46, East 188 poles to the beginning.

Land with appurtenances.

Signed Peter Roads (x his mark)

Rockbridge County to wit
Joseph Cloyd and Wm. Paxton, justices of the Peace in the County certified that Peter Rhodes acknowledged the deed and desired it to be certified. 21 Nov 1835.
Signed: Jo. Cloyd & William Paxton.

It was recorded 9 May 1836, Teste: Samuel McD. Reid CRC.

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unmarried

Living with Christopher in 1850 Jackson co. VA census

xv. FREDERICK RHODES, b: Bet. 1790 - 1800.

Notes for FREDERICK RHODES:
1830 Botetourt co. VA 1m 20-30 1m 30-40 1f 15-20
Living close to Matthias and Christopher in census
Frederick maybe grandson instead of son

xvi. SAMUEL RHODES, b: Abt. 1796, USA-VA-Rockbridge; d: Apr 19, 1865, USA-WV-Roane; m. PARTHENIA VANDYNE, Dec 03, 1829, USA-VA-Botetourt; b. 1809, USA-VA-Botetourt; d: Jun 07, 1884, USA-WV-Roane.

Notes for SAMUEL RHODES:
Source Sarah Coon
Pension Application of Parthenia Vandine Rhodes from the national archives.
Parthenia was granted $8 per month in 1878 for the service of Samuel Rhodes in the War of 1812. Samuel Rhodes died 19 April 1865 and Parthenia died 7 June 1884. At the time of her death was living with A Chaney and family. They were living at Penial, WV. Samuel Rhodes served in the Virginia Militia under Captain David Rolen/Rowland. Samuel was 5'2" tall and had black hair and dark complection. Parthenia and Samuel married on 3 December 1828 in Botetourt co. VA. She also gives the date of 15 November 1828. The marriage bond and was taken out by James W Vandine and Samuel Roads. Parthenia's father named as John Vandine. John W Rhodes and Eliza Moss gave statements on behalf of their mother.

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Sister or Sister-in-law named Margaret b: 1788

Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book R, p. 407

28 Aug 1832, John Tolley of the 1st part, Henry McCorkle of the 2nd part, Samuel Rhodes of the 3rd part. John Tolley indebted to Samuel Rhodes for $107.85 note, with Joseph Tolley as his security, payable 1 Dec next to Henry McCorkle, 1 black cow, 1 red cow, 1 white cow and 1 red or fleck cow, crop of corn growing on land which Tolley resides property of Robert Houston, 16 or 20 acres. If the above debt is not paid corn to be sold, if that doesn't cover the debt the cows are to be sold. If debt is paid this indenture is to be void.

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1840 Jackson co. Census pg 216
2m 0-5, 1m 40-50, 1m 60-70, 3f 0-5, 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40, 1f 50-60

1850 Jackson county census (p 63) #450-455 8/27/1850 220-450
Rodes Samuel 60 M Farmer Va can't r/w
Rodes Parthenia 39 F Va Can't r/w
Rodes John 19 M Farmer Va att sch
Rodes James 16 M Farmer Va att sch
Rodes Margaret 13 F Va
Rodes Martha 13 F Va
Rodes Sally A 11 F Va
Rodes Isum 8 M Va
Rodes Virgil 6 M Va
Rodes Eliza 3 F Va
Rodes Margaret 62 F Va

1860 Roane co. 640-676
Samuel Rhodes 64 VA
Parthena 51
Isom C. 17
Virgil S 15
Eliza 12
Mary C 10

1870 Roane Co. 34-17
Parthenia Rhodes 59
Isam C 28
Virgil A 26
Mary C 19
Robert S 2

1880 Roane Co
Rhodes, Parthena 69 mother Va, living with John W
Rhodes- Parthena 70 mother in law WV, l/w Andrew & Mary Chancey

Notes for PARTHENIA VANDYNE:
1880 living with John W Rhodes in 1880 census Roane co. WV


Child of CHRISTOPHER RHODES and REBECCA NIECE is:
xvii. LAURIE3 RHODES, b: Bef. 1820; m. WILLIAM H HUMPHREYS.

Notes for WILLIAM H HUMPHREYS:
1850 Jackson co. VA 217-411
Wm Humphries and his family
Rebecca Rodes 70 VA