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[Goodspeed's] History of Tennessee, Gibson
[County](Nashville: Goodspeed Pub., 1887), p. 913
James P. Rhodes, of the law firm of Rankin &
Rhodes, of Milan, Tenn., is a native of Carroll County, born September 11,
1853, son of James W. and Jane H. (Alger) Rhodes, born
respectively in North Carolina and Tennessee. The father, who was a well-to-do
farmer of Carroll County, located there about 1830. Here our subject was
reared. At the age of eighteen he entered the Union University, of
Murfreesboro, and later attended the East Tennessee University, at Knoxville,
completing his sophomore year there. He then taught school in his native county
six months, and, also entered upon the study of law. He entered Cumberland
University, at Lebanon, and in 1876 graduated from the law department of that
institution. He began practicing at Milan the same year, in partnership with S.
F. Rankin, and they are one of the well known and successful legal firms of
Gibson County. April 27, 1882, Mr. Rhodes wedded Nina P. Hutcherson, and
by her is the father of one child - Essie. Mr. Rhodes is a Democrat, and
a member of the K[nights]. of P[ythias]., and he and wife belong to the Baptist
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1860 Census, Carroll Co., TN, M-653, Roll 1243, p. 3
Dwelling 34, Family 34
James W. Rhodes, 39, farmer, real estate $4,000,
personal estate $6,000, born North Carolina; Jane H. Rhodes, 36, born
Tennessee; Frances P. Rhodes, 16, born Tennessee; Josephus Rhodes, 14, born
Tennessee; William Rhodes, 12, born Tennessee; Amanda Rhodes 10, born
Tennessee; James Rhodes, 7, born Tennessee; Mary Rhodes, 3, born Tennessee;
John Rhodes, 2, born Tennessee.
1870 Census, Carroll County, TN (Lavinia P.O.), M-593,
Roll 1517, p. 262
Dwelling 198, Family 198
James W. Rhodes, 39, farmer, real estate $10,000,
personal estate $1,500, born North Carolina; Jane Rhodes, 47, keeping house,
born Tennessee; James Rhodes, 18, works on farm, born Tennessee; Mary
Rhodes, 15, born Tennessee; Georgia Rhodes, 6, born Tennessee; Ida Lee
Rhodes, 5, born Tennessee.
1880 Census, Gibson County, TN (Milan), T-9, Roll 1255,
Dwelling 160, Family 184
David F. C. Rankin, 56, Carpenter, born Tennessee,
parents born North Carolina; Susan Rankin, 54, wife, keeping house, born
Tennessee, parents born England; Samuel F. Rankin, 32, son, attorney at law,
born Tennessee; Ophelia b: Rankin, 28, daughter in law, keeping house, born
Tennessee, parents born North Carolina; James P. Rhodes, 28, attorney at
law, born Tennessee, father born North Carolina, mother born Tennessee.
1900 Census, Gibson Co., TN (Milan) T-623, Roll 1571,
Dwelling 139, Family 139
Jas. P. Rhodes, born Sept 1853, age 46, lawyer, born
Tennessee, father born North Carolina, mother born Tennessee; Nina Rhodes,
wife, born July 1861, age 38, four children, four living, born Tennessee,
parents born Tennessee; Essie Rhodes, daughter, born Feb 1880, age 17, born
Tennessee; Mert (?) Rhodes, daughter, born Aug 1886, age 13, born Tennessee;
James Rhodes, son, born May 1890, age 10, born Tennessee; Richard Rhodes,
son, born January 1892, age 8, born Tennessee.
Dwelling 140, Family 140
James W. Rhodes, born May 1820, age 80, married 13
years, born North Carolina, parents born North Carolina; Mary L. Rhodes,
wife, born Oct 1844, age 55, born Tennessee, parents born Tennessee.