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Generation No. 1

 

1. JOHN2 RHODES (CHARLES1) was born November 06, 1697, and died May 03, 1778 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He married MARY CRAWFORD 1723 in Louisa, Virginia. She was born March 03, 1702/03, and died May 16, 1794.

 

Children of JOHN RHODES and MARY CRAWFORD are:

2. i. DAVID3 RHODES, b: Abt. 1742; d: 1794, Albemarle County, Virginia.

ii. CHARLES RHODES, b: Unknown; d: 1805, Amherst County, Virginia; m. AMY DUKE; b: Abt. 1740; d: Unknown.

iii. JOHN RHODES, b: November 06, 1729; d: July 15, 1810, Midway Plantation, Albemarle County, Virginia; m. SARAH HARRIS, September 09, 1754; b: May 24, 1736, Hanover County, Virginia; d: January 30, 1803, Midway Plantation, Albemarle County, Virginia.

iv. MARY RHODES, b: Abt. 1744; d: Unknown; m. AZARIAH MARTIN, March 10, 1772, Amherst County, Virginia; b: Abt. 1750; d: Bef. July 26, 1824, Nelson County, Virginia..

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. DAVID3 RHODES (JOHN2, CHARLES1) was born Abt. 1742, and died 1794 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He married (1) SUSANNAH ANDERSON, daughter of NELSON ANDERSON and UNKNOWN. She was born Unknown, and died Aft. 1794. He married (2) MARY MILLS Abt. 1764. She was born Abt. 1744 in Caroline, VA, and died Unknown.

Notes for DAVID RHODES:

According to the Rev. Edgar Woods book on Albemarle County, David Rodes was the son of John Rodes who was born in 1697. John bought from James Armor 400 acres of land on the North Fork of the Rockfish River in an area that was described as St. Martin's parish, Louisa. He also purchased land on Moorman's River.

David Rodes lived on the north side of Moorman's river. According to Woods, he managed his plantation (known as Pomgrain (sp)) and conducted a store. He was appointed Magistrate and served as sheriff of the county in 1776-7. He was married, first, to Mary Mills (it is believed) and second to Susannah Anderson, daughter of Nelson Anderson.

 

Children of DAVID RHODES and MARY MILLS are:

i. JOHN4 RHODES, b: Bef. 1766; d: Unknown.

3. ii. MATTHEW RHODES, b: Abt. 1766, Albemarle County, Virginia; d: Aft. 1822, Albemarle County, Virginia.

iii. CHARLES RHODES, d: Unknown.

iv. MARY RHODES, d: Unknown; m. ROBERT DOUGLAS; d: Unknown.

v. ELIZABETH RHODES, d: Unknown; m. HORSELY GOODMAN; d: Unknown.

vi. NANCY RHODES, d: Unknown; m. WILLIAM DULANEY; d: Unknown.

vii. ANN RHODES, d: Unknown; m. JAMES BALLARD; d: Unknown.

viii. LUCY RHODES, d: Unknown; m. JOSEPH TWYMAN; d: Unknown.

ix. MARTHA RHODES, d: Unknown; m. JOEL YANCEY; d: Unknown.

x. MILDRED RHODES, d: Unknown; m. WILLIAM WALDIN; d: Unknown.

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. MATTHEW4 RHODES (DAVID3, JOHN2, CHARLES1) was born Abt. 1766 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1822 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He married NANCY/ANN BLACKWELL. She was born Abt. 1770, and died Unknown.

Notes for MATTHEW RHODES:

According to the Edgar Woods book on the history of Albemarle County, Matthew Rodes/Rhodes was part of the Albemarle County Light Infantry unit, and also served as a county magistrate in 1816.

In a deed dated 1822, however, Matthew was deeply in debt, and under the insolvent debtors oath, he sold over 900 acres of land (most along the Moorman River) to the "Commonwealth." This, apparently, was prior to his execution! At this time, I do not know what crime Matthew committed, but the deed makes reference to the circuit court in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Children of MATTHEW RHODES and NANCY/ANN BLACKWELL are:

i. DAVID5 RHODES/RODES, b: February 27, 1795; d: Unknown; m. MARTHA YANCEY, 1822; d: Unknown.

ii. MARY RICHARDSON RHODES/RODES, b: April 19, 1797; d: Unknown.

4. iii. ROBERT P. RHODES/RODES, b: 1797, Greene Co. VA (according to 1860 census); d: Bet. 1870 - 1878, Nelson County, Virginia.

iv. LUCINDA RHODES/RODES, b: September 23, 1801; d: Unknown.

v. HENRIETTA RHODES/RODES, b: May 09, 1803; d: Unknown; m. CLEMENT P. MCKENNIE; d: Unknown.

vi. GILLY STEPHENS RHODES/RODES, b: December 02, 1804; d: Unknown; m. ROBERT GUY; d: Unknown.

vii. ANN BLACKWELL RHODES/RODES, b: September 18, 1807; d: Unknown; m. DANIEL FISHBURNE; d: Unknown.

viii. ELIZABETH FRANCES RHODES/RODES, b: August 09, 1809; d: Unknown; m. NATHANIEL MASSIE; d: Unknown.

ix. MILDRED E. RHODES/RODES, b: April 09, 1811; d: Unknown.

x. JUDITH RHODES/RODES, b: July 22, 1819; d: Unknown.

 

Generation No. 4

 

4. ROBERT P.5 RHODES/RODES (MATTHEW4 RHODES, DAVID3, JOHN2, CHARLES1) was born 1797 in Greene Co. VA (according to 1860 census), and died Bet. 1870 - 1878 in Nelson County, Virginia. He married MILDRED MARSHALL February 20, 1824 in Albemarle County, Virginia (Source: Albemarle County Marriage listings.), daughter of WILLIAM MARSHALL and SALLY RODES. She was born 1803 in Albemarle County, Virginia (according to 1860 Nelson Co. census), and died Bef. 1878.

Notes for ROBERT P. RHODES/RODES:

The Rhodes lived in Nelson County, Virginia, on the north side of the Rockfish River, and just east of the Rockfish Depot on Rt. 617. The Rhodes family appears in the 1850 and 1860 Nelson County census.

In a deed dated 1878, T.A. Rhodes Oliver, Eliza M. Rhodes and Mary M. Rhodes sold/gave 143 acres that had belonged to their father to their nephews James Thomas Anderson, Willard O. Anderson and Samuel M. Anderson.

According to census records, most of the children of Robert P. Rhodes and Mildred Marshall were born in Albemarle County, so I don't know if the Rhodes family moved to Nelson County just before 1850, or if the boundary lines of Nelson and Albemarle changed in this area.

On August 11, 2000, I visited the site of the former Rhodes homeplace. The house was destroyed by fire sometime after 1878 and before 1917. According to a local resident, "Miss Eliza" and "Miss Mary," daughter of Robert and Mildred Rodes/Rhodes, had gone to the Rockfish post office and store. Upon their return, a fire that had been on another ridge jumped the river and consumed the house.

While there is no inscription on stones in a small cemetery on the property, it is assumed that these are the graves of Robert Rhodes and his wife.

On the 1860 Nelson County Virginia census, Robert P. Rhodes listed his place of birth as Greene County, Virginia. He was born in 1797 and Greene County was not formed until 1838, meaning that he was born in the part of Albemarle which is now Greene. This is consistent with information regarding the site of the original Rhodes land, which was along the banks of the Moorman River.

 

Children of ROBERT RHODES/RODES and MILDRED MARSHALL are:

i. T. ANN6 RHODES, b: Abt. 1822, Albemarle County, Virginia; d: Aft. 1878; m. UNKNOWN OLIVER; d: Bef. 1878.

ii. ELIZABETH C. RHODES, b: Abt. 1825, Albemarle County, Virginia; d: Unknown.

5. iii. SARAH JANE RHODES, b: August 22, 1826, Albemarle County, Virginia (according to 1860 Nelson Co. census); d: June 11, 1873.

iv. FRANCES A. RHODES, b: Bet. 1830 - 1833; d: December 13, 1918, Nelson County, Virginia.

More About FRANCES A. RHODES:

Burial: Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson Co. VA

v. CORNELIA EDNA RHODES, b: September 20, 1834; d: January 14, 1904.

Notes for CORNELIA EDNA RHODES:

On the grave marker at Hilltop Cemetery, the stone for this woman reads "Edna." While I cannot be absolutely certain that "Edna" and "Cornelia E." Rhodes are one and the same, the information seems to fit from census records. In John W. Anderson's will which was written in 1899 and probated in 1902, he mentions Cornelia E. Rodes. Given that this woman died in 1904, that fits in as well.

More About CORNELIA EDNA RHODES:

Burial: Hilltop Cemetery, Rt. 636, Nelson Co. VA

vi. ELIZA M. RHODES, b: Abt. 1836; d: October 27, 1917, Nelson County, Virginia.

More About ELIZA M. RHODES:

Burial: Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson Co. VA

vii. MARY M. RHODES, b: Abt. 1838; d: February 15, 1917, Nelson County, Virginia.

More About MARY M. RHODES:

Burial: Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson Co. VA

viii. EVALINA R. RHODES, b: Abt. 1844; d: Unknown.

 

Generation No. 5

 

5. SARAH JANE6 RHODES (ROBERT P.5 RHODES/RODES, MATTHEW4 RHODES, DAVID3, JOHN2, CHARLES1) was born August 22, 1826 in Albemarle County, Virginia (according to 1860 Nelson Co. census), and died June 11, 1873. She married JOHN WILLIAM ANDERSON January 29, 1846, son of UNKNOWN and MARY ANDERSON. He was born June 24, 1826 in Nelson County, Virginia (according to 1860 Nelson Co. census), and died November 11, 1902.

More About SARAH JANE RHODES:

Burial: Hilltop Cemetery, Rt. 636, Nelson County, Virginia

More About JOHN WILLIAM ANDERSON:

Burial: Hilltop Cemetery, Rt. 636, Nelson County, Virginia

Occupation: Blacksmith, Nelson County Virginia

 

Children of SARAH RHODES and JOHN ANDERSON are:

i. MARY S.7 ANDERSON, b: November 20, 1846, Albemarle County, Virginia (according to 1860 Nelson Co. census); d: December 13, 1934; m. T. A. FOSTER, October 26, 1869; d: Unknown.

More About MARY S. ANDERSON:

Burial: Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson Co. Virginia

ii. FRANCIS M. ANDERSON, b: June 20, 1848; d: February 13, 1852.

More About FRANCIS M. ANDERSON:

Burial: Hilltop Cemetery, Rt. 636, Nelson County, Virginia

iii. ANN E. ANDERSON, b: December 17, 1850, Nelson County, Virginia (according to 1860 Nelson Co. census); d: July 29, 1926; m. CHARLES M. WHITE, February 20, 1872; d: Unknown.

iv. WILLIAM R. ANDERSON, b: August 11, 1853; d: July 10, 1859.

More About WILLIAM R. ANDERSON:

Burial: Hilltop Cemetery, Rt. 636, Nelson County, Virginia

v. CHARLES W. ANDERSON, b: March 16, 1856, Nelson County, Virginia (according to 1860 Nelson Co. census); d: February 05, 1930; m. (1) BETTIE COOPER; b: October 08, 1854; d: October 27, 1894; m. (2) MAGGIE SMITH, 1896; d: Unknown.

More About BETTIE COOPER:

Burial: Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson Co. Virginia

vi. JOHN R. ANDERSON, b: November 10, 1857, Nelson County, Virginia (according to 1860 Nelson Co. census); d: January 21, 1863.

More About JOHN R. ANDERSON:

Burial: Hilltop Cemetery, Rt. 636, Nelson County, Virginia

6. vii. JAMES THOMAS ANDERSON, b: June 01, 1859, Nelson County, Virginia (according to 1860 Nelson Co. census); d: May 05, 1930, Nelson County, Virginia.

7. viii. WILLARD OLIVER "BROOKS" ANDERSON, b: July 28, 1862; d: November 23, 1917.

ix. SAMUEL MARSHALL ANDERSON, b: May 25, 1865; d: September 02, 1933; m. EMMA W. PLUNKETT, December 25, 1889; d: Unknown.

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