Thanks to Wayne Rhodes of the Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia for bringing us the following data. Check out their website at www.jmlibrary.org.[Goodspeed's] History of Tennessee Fayette [County] (Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1887), p. 874.
Albert H. Rhodes was born in Fayette County, Tenn., August 20, 1848, and is of a family of twelve children born to William and Elizabeth (Moore) Rhodes, our subject, one brother and a sister being the surviving members. The parents were natives of North Carolina and were married there, and in 1836 moved to Fayette County, Tenn., locating near the present Fayette Corners, where they resided until they died. The father when young received good educational advantages, having graduated at Chapel Hill College, North Carolina, and afterward received his medical diploma at Madison Medical College, at Philadelphia. He practiced his profession for many years in Fayette County, then retired and gave his time to agricultural pursuits until his death in January, 1871. The mother died November, 1870. Albert H. Rhodes remained at home until his parents died, then in 1872 attended the Baptist University at Murfreesboro, Tenn., then returned to Fayette County, making his home with a relative until October 27, 1880, when he married Mary Lou Johnson, a native of Hardeman County. Three sons have been born to them, all living: William Albert, Thomas Whitson, and Gaston Harvey. Mr. Rhodes has the old home tract of 227 acres , and also owns two other tracts in Fayette County, one of fifty acres and one of 212. He is a member of the Baptist Church and Mrs. Rhodes of the Methodist. His political support is given to the Democratic party. Two of Mr. Rhodes' brothers, Jno. M. and Benjamin Rhodes, were in the Confederate Army, and died of exposure, John M. at Lauderdale Springs, Miss., and Benjamin at New Madrid. Mr. Rhodes is an industrious, upright man, of good social standing, and a prominent church member.
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1850 Census, Fayette Co., TN (Civil Dist. No. 3), M-432, Roll 877, p. 254
Dwelling 308, Family 308
William Rhodes, 39, physician, real estate $4,200, born North Carolina; Elizabeth Rhodes, 33, born North Carolina; Adeline T. Rhodes, 12, born Tennessee; John Rhodes 10, born Tennessee; Thomas Rhodes, 8, born Tennessee; Sampson Rhodes, 6, born Tennessee; Harper Rhodes (male), 4, born Tennessee; Albert Rhodes, 3, born Tennessee; Joanna Rhodes, 1, born Tennessee; David Caldwell, 25, teacher, born North Carolina.
1860 Census, Fayette Co., TN (Civil District No. 2) M-653, Roll 1248, p. 426
Dwelling 267, Family 267
William Rhodes, 50, farmer, real estate $20,025, personal estate $44,650; E. A. Rhodes, 44; T. M. Rhodes, male, 22, born Tennessee; T. S. Rhodes, 20, male, born Tennessee; b: S. Rhodes, male, 17, born Tennessee; Harper Rhodes, male, 14, born Tennessee; A. H. Rhodes, male, 15, born Tennessee; J. C. Rhodes, female, 12, born Tennessee; W. N. Rhodes, male, 9, born Tennessee; Gaston C. Rhodes, male, 2, born Tennessee.
1870 Census, Fayette Co., TN (Somerville PO) M-593, Roll 1526, p. 215
Dwelling 59, Family 59
William Rhodes, 59, farmer, real estate $2,000, personal estate $1,000, born North Carolina; Elizabeth Rhodes, 53, born North Carolina; Albert Rhodes, 22, farm laborer, born Tennessee; William Rhodes, 18, born Tennessee; Gaston Rhodes, 13, born Tennessee.
1900 Census, Hardeman Co., TN (4th District) T-623, Roll 1576, p. 69
Dwelling 64, Family 65
Albert H. Rhodes, born Aug 1846, age 53, widowed, born
Tennessee, no occupation; Thomas W. Rhodes, son, born Oct 1883, age 16, born
Tennessee, at school; Gaston H. Rhodes, son, born March 1885, age 15, born
Tennessee, at school; Lou Murphy, black, servant, born Aug 1874, age 25,
widowed, two children, two living, born Tennessee.