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The following is from Catherine (Kay) Jewett, if you are connected to or have additional  information on this family please contact Ms. Jewett by clicking the following link:

  My great grandmother, who lived within months of 100 years, was Flora Caroline Rhodes, daughter of Samuel.  In the War Between the States he served in a Virginia Army unit.  On the occasion of her 97th  birthday Flora Caroline was interviewed by a newspaper, and the account appears below:

This article was sent to me by Willie Barton, a descendent of Grandpa Pruett's brother.  He did not know the date of the article.

 

Boaz, Ala, Aug. 20 ,1949- A woman who's seen history made in the South, will celebrate her 97th birthday Monday.
   She is Mrs. Flora Caroline Pruett, born in Fayette County, Ga.   Her mother died when Flora was 8, as the War Between the States began, her father, Samuel Rhodes, joined the Confederate Forces, fought under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in Virginia.


   While her father was in the war, Flora, her two brothers and two sisters were sent to Calhoun County in Alabama to stay at their grandfather's home.   Flora's grandfather had 21 of his children and grandchildren staying with him during the first year of the war. The remaining war years saw 19 living with him.    The women would spin and weave cloth and the few men and boys left on the place would work in the fields.


   Today, Mrs. Pruett recalls that every member of that large household had a specific job to do. She was still too young to do any weaving, but helped her aunt with work in the kitchen.
   In 1871, Flora married Joseph J. Pruett who lived near Heflin. They had 13 children, seven still living.
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Altogether Mrs. Pruett heads five generations - seven children, 40 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.   Mr. Pruett died 32 years ago on Christmas Day.   The Pruetts moved to sand Mountain 65 years ago and in 1915 Mrs. Pruett came to Boaz.


   She has a remarkable memory, recalls not only incidents of her younger days, but is also interested in current events.
   Mrs. Pruett now lives with her daughter here, miss Maude Pruett, on College Street.

 

written by Ina Mae Hunter, News Special Correspondent (no date)

 

Generation No. 1

1. BENJAMIN2 RHODES (WILLIAM1)b. unknown

Child of BENJAMIN RHODES is:

2. i. SAMUEL T.3 RHODES, b: 1823, Georgia; d: 27 May 1896, Alabama.

Generation No. 2

 

2. SAMUEL T.3 RHODES (BENJAMIN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1823 in Georgia, and died 27 May 1896 in Alabama. He married ELISABETH WILLIFORD. She was born 1827 in Fayette, GA, and died 1860 in GA.

More About SAMUEL T. RHODES:

Residence: 1880, Maddox, Calhoun, Alabama

Children of SAMUEL RHODES and ELISABETH WILLIFORD are:

i. ISAAC4 RHODES, b: 1850, Fayette Co.. Ga.; d: Alabama.

3. ii. FLORA CAROLINE RHODES, b: Aug 1852, Fayette Co.. Ga.; d: 1951, Marshall County Al.

iii. ELLA CORNELIA RHODES, b: 27 Sep 1857, Fayette Co.. Ga..

iv. EMMA RHODES, b: 27 Sep 1857, Fayette Co.. Ga.; d: 04 Sep 1927, Calhoun Co., AL.

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. FLORA CAROLINE4 RHODES (SAMUEL T.3, BENJAMIN2, WILLIAM1) was born Aug 1852 in Fayette Co.. Ga., and died 1951 in Marshall County Al. She married JOSEPH JACKSON PRUETT 02 Oct 1870 in Calhoun Co., AL, son of JACOB PRUITT and ANN MORRIS. He was born 27 Aug 1848 in Benton, AL, and died WFT Est. 1849-1938.

More About FLORA CAROLINE RHODES:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery

More About JOSEPH PRUETT and FLORA RHODES:

Marriage: 02 Oct 1870, Calhoun Co., AL

Children of FLORA RHODES and JOSEPH PRUETT are:

i. ALICE5 PRUETT, b: 1872, MadisonCounty, AL; d: 1928, Cullman Co. AL; m. JAMES M. FOWLER; b: 1869, Alabama; d: 03 Mar 1945, Franklin Co. AL.

More About JAMES M. FOWLER:

Residence: 1920, Ebenezer, Cullman, Alabama

ii. SAMUEL PRUETT, b: 1873, AL.

iii. ALICE PRUETT, b: 27 Jun 1874, Marshall Co. AL; d: 1928; m. JAMES M. FOWLER; b: 1868, Alabama; d: 1942, Franklin Co. AL.

More About ALICE PRUETT:

Residence: 1880, Hampden, Marengo, Alabama

More About JAMES M. FOWLER:

Residence: 1920, Ebenezer, Cullman, Alabama

iv. ELLA PRUETT, b: 1875, AL.

v. JOSEPH PRUITT, b: 1877, Duck Springs, Etowah, AL; d: 1964, Marshall, AL.

vi. WILLIS PRUETT, b: Jan 1881; m. BUD LAW.

vii. MAUD E PRUITT, b: Sep 1886.

viii. HARMON D PRUITT, b: Dec 1889.

ix. EUNICE PRUITT, b: Mar 1893.