Our Back Rhodes Genealogy Pages


By Beth Collins

Generation No. 1

1.  ELIAKIM1 RHODES was born September 15, 1795 in Georgia, and died February 09, 1863 in Taylor County, Georgia.  He married (1) RHODA SAVAGE April 30, 1812 in Warren County, Georgia.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) ELIZABETH HENDERSON August 03, 1815 in Hancock County, Georgia.  She was born December 29, 1798 in South Carolina, and died June 04, 1871.

    Eliakim (known as Licum) was a land speculator, according to his granddaughter.  I think she's right because where ever I look for deeds, I check for his name and he usually doesn't disappoint.
 
    He bought his first land at age 18 in Warren County, Georgia (I think I've put that deed on the Warren County GenWeb archives site). I've corresponded with someone who's ancestor left money to his brother, Eliakim.  We haven't been able to go back any further yet, however.
 
    Eliakim married twice.  Evidently his first wife, Rhoda, must have died not long after Marina was born. He married Elizabeth and had four more children, one of whom was Absalom.
 
    He moved around:  In 1830 he was in Crawford County, 1840, Macon County, and he ended up in Talbot County in 1850.  Taylor County was formed from these counties so that's where he died.
 
    Marina and Henderson moved to Butler County, Alabama; the other two daughters married local men however only Joiscy has decendants.  (I've been in contact with one of them as well as one of Marina's decendants).
 

       

Child of ELIAKIM RHODES and RHODA SAVAGE is:

2.                i.    MARINA2 RHODES, b: August 12, 1813, Georgia; d: April 20, 1901, Butler County, Alabama.

       

Children of ELIAKIM RHODES and ELIZABETH HENDERSON are:

3.               ii.    ABSALOM MORGAN2 RHODES, b: June 20, 1816, Georgia; d: July 16, 1884, Butler, Taylor County, GA.

4.              iii.    HENDERSON SMALLEY RHODES, b: August 18, 1817; d: Unknown.

5.              iv.    SINTHA [SYNTHIA] CASON RHODES, b: October 19, 1819; d: Unknown.

6.               v.    JOISCY b: RHODES, b: December 17, 1820; d: Unknown. 


Generation No. 2

 2.  MARINA2 RHODES (ELIAKIM1) was born August 12, 1813 in Georgia, and died April 20, 1901 in Butler County, Alabama.  She married MOSES RAWLS April 02, 1826 in Bibb County, Georgia.  He was born December 31, 1801 in Virginia, and died September 09, 1876 in Butler County, Alabama.

        Children of MARINA RHODES and MOSES RAWLS are:

                   i.    WILLIAM R.3 RAWLS, b: 1830, Georgia; d: Unknown; m. SABINA, 1852; d: Unknown.

                  ii.    JOHN H. RAWLS, b: 1832, Georgia; d: Unknown; m. (1) SUSANNAH GLIDWELL, January 31, 1870; d: Unknown; m. (2) LUCRETIA HENDERSON, October 30, 1906; d: Unknown.

7.              iii.    JAMES WESLEY RAWLS, b: January 22, 1834, Georgia; d: Unknown.

                 iv.    MARGARET RAWLS, b: 1836, Georgia; d: Unknown.

                  v.    MARTHA JANE RAWLS, b: 1838; d: Unknown; m. WASHINGTON ELLARDS, January 10, 1858; d: Unknown.

                 vi.    BENJAMIN E. RAWLS, b: 1840, Alabama; d: Unknown.

                vii.    GEORGE W. RAWLS, b: 1842; d: Unknown.

               viii.    MARY F. RAWLS, b: 1847; d: Unknown.

                  ix.    SUSAN R. RAWLS, b: 1849; d: January 12, 1881.

                   x.    LOUISA RAWLS, b: 1851; d: Unknown.

                  xi.    ELIZABETH RAWLS, b: 1854; d: Unknown; m. WILLIAM J. MCCORMICK; d: Unknown.

                 xii.    SARAH RAWLS, b: 1857; d: Unknown.

 

3.  ABSALOM MORGAN2 RHODES (ELIAKIM1) was born June 20, 1816 in Georgia, and died July 16, 1884 in Butler, Taylor County, GA.  He married ELIZA A. WILLIAMSON April 04, 1839.  She was born December 15, 1824 in South Carolina, and died May 25, 1904 in Butler, Taylor County, Georgia.

  Absalom was a schoolteacher and was the first school superintendant of Taylor County.  He was also a Baptist minister and the tax commissioner of Taylor County for 25 years.  (I guess you had to moonlight even back then). I own the box he used for his tax job.  All the children married locally and they are all buried (along with their mother) in the same cemetery.  Absalom is buried in the Baptist cemetery - his wife, Eliza, was a Methodist.

        Children of ABSALOM RHODES and ELIZA WILLIAMSON are:

                   i.    FRANCES ELIZABETH3 RHODES, b: January 01, 1842; d: 1927, Alabama; m. WILLIAM S. BREWER, December 31, 1865; d: Unknown.

8.               ii.    MARTHA JANE RHODES, b: October 23, 1843; d: April 04, 1868.

9.              iii.    JOHN WORTH TAYLOR RHODES, b: August 15, 1846; d: June 30, 1918.

                 iv.    MARY ELIZA RHODES, b: December 10, 1857, Butler, Taylor County, GA; d: January 15, 1944, Butler, Taylor County, GA; m. CHARLES M. BARTLETT; d: Unknown.

10.             v.    LENA FLORENCE RHODES, b: October 23, 1866; d: November 16, 1928, Butler, Taylor County, GA.

 

4.  HENDERSON SMALLEY2 RHODES (ELIAKIM1) was born August 18, 1817, and died Unknown.  He married (1) E. DOTRA WALL November 29, 1837.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) MARY J. BASS February 07, 1869.  She died Unknown.

       

Child of HENDERSON RHODES and E. WALL is:

                   i.    KING A. J.3 RHODES, b: September 11, 1838; d: Unknown; m. PHEREBA J. SKINNER, December 30, 1861; d: Unknown.

 

5.  SINTHA [SYNTHIA] CASON2 RHODES (ELIAKIM1) was born October 19, 1819, and died Unknown.  She married WILLIS WHATLEY December 15, 1836, son of DANIEL WHATLEY and MARY EDWARDS.  He was born Abt. 1816, and died Unknown in Texas.

       

Child of SINTHA RHODES and WILLIS WHATLEY is:

                   i.    ELIAKAIM GEORGE WASHINGTON3 WHATLEY, b: September 11, 1837; d: Unknown; m. SUSAN M. WILLIAMSON, October 25, 1860, Taylor County, Georgia; b: Abt. 1834; d: Unknown.

 

6.  JOISCY B.2 RHODES (ELIAKIM1) was born December 17, 1820, and died Unknown.  She married DAVID HIRAM WILLIAMS September 29, 1844.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of JOISCY RHODES and DAVID WILLIAMS are:

                   i.    SYNTHIA ELLEN3 WILLIAMS, b: June 27, 1845; d: Unknown.

                  ii.    LUISA FRIDONIA WILLIAMS, b: November 27, 1847; d: Unknown.

                 iii.    THOMAS J. WILLIAMS, b: June 09, 1850; d: Unknown.

                 iv.    ABSOLAM M. WILLIAMS, b: April 17, 1855; d: Unknown.

11.             v.    ELIAKIM G. WASHINGTON WILLIAMS, b: November 23, 1857; d: Unknown. 


Generation No. 3

 7.  JAMES WESLEY3 RAWLS (MARINA2 RHODES, ELIAKIM1) was born January 22, 1834 in Georgia, and died Unknown.  He married (1) MARGARET PONCHETTA SANCHEZ April 06, 1858 in Levy County, Florida.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) NANCY JANE O'CONNER July 01, 1869 in Jackson County, Florida.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of JAMES RAWLS and MARGARET SANCHEZ are:

                   i.    GEORGE W.4 RAWLS, d: Unknown.

12.             ii.    ALEXANDER b: RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                 iii.    JAMES RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                 iv.    LOUISA RAWLS, d: Unknown.

       

Children of JAMES RAWLS and NANCY O'CONNER are:

                  v.    WILLIAM BENJAMIN4 RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                 vi.    LOUISA JANE RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                vii.    MARY M. RAWLS, d: Unknown.

               viii.    MARTHA SUSAN RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                  ix.    JOHN DREW RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                   x.    CHARLES ERWIN RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                  xi.    SARAH E. RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                 xii.    LANGLEY AUGUSTUS RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                xiii.    NANCY ANN RAWLS, d: Unknown.

                xiv.    JAMES ISAAC RAWLS, d: Unknown.

 

8.  MARTHA JANE3 RHODES (ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born October 23, 1843, and died April 04, 1868.  She married PERSONS WALKER WILLIAMSON December 14, 1865, son of JAMES WILLIAMSON and SUSAN PICQUARD.  He was born Abt. 1845, and died Unknown.

       

Child of MARTHA RHODES and PERSONS WILLIAMSON is:

                   i.    GEORGE4 WILLIAMSON, b: Abt. 1868; d: Unknown; m. LEONA RAYBURN, 1893; d: Unknown.

 

9.  JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3 RHODES (ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born August 15, 1846, and died June 30, 1918.  He married FRANCES GREENE CALDWELL November 18, 1869 in Taylor County, GA, daughter of YELVERTON CALDWELL and SARAH WARREN.  She was born March 10, 1850 in Butler, Taylor Co., GA, and died October 24, 1913 in Taylor County, GA.

John solved the religion problem - he just never joined any church.  As you can tell, he had three sons but only one lived to adulthood and he had two girls so the Rhodes name has died out in Taylor County. 
    John donated some of his land to place a school on.  It was called the Rhodes school but I don't believe it is there anymore.
Someone in the family told me that the reason he gave the school was because he had so many daughters and he wanted to give them jubs as teachers.  I have my grandmother's license to teach the third grade.
    He fought in the Civil War in Pruden's Battalion and it affected him for the rest of his life.   
     

Children of JOHN RHODES and FRANCES CALDWELL are:

                   i.    WILLIAM EDWIN4 RHODES, b: March 12, 1871; d: April 05, 1889, Butler, Taylor County, GA.

13.             ii.    SARAH ELIZABETH RHODES, b: October 21, 1872, Butler, Taylor Co., GA; d: 1894, Butler, Taylor Co., GA.

14.            iii.    MOLLIE MAY RHODES, b: May 16, 1875, Butler, Taylor County, GA; d: 1959, Florida.

                 iv.    MARY SALUDY RHODES, b: November 06, 1878, Butler, Taylor County, GA; d: December 13, 1959; m. JOHN FOREST CHAPMAN, December 18, 1902; d: Unknown.

                  v.    EUNICE BELLE RHODES, b: January 16, 1882, Butler, Taylor County, GA; d: Abt. 1929; m. EDMUND ROBERT SMITH, January 28, 1906, Taylor County, Georgia; b: September 27, 1871, Talbot County, Georgia; d: August 06, 1923, Talbot County, Georgia.

                 vi.    YELVERTON HENRY EUGENE RHODES, b: March 23, 1883, Butler, Taylor County, GA; d: October 20, 1884, Butler, Taylor County, GA.

15.           vii.    ABSALOM MORGAN CLIFTON RHODES, b: April 28, 1885, Butler, Taylor County, GA; d: Unknown.

16.          viii.    ALICE VALERIA MYRTLE RHODES, b: May 23, 1888, Butler, Taylor Co., GA; d: January 09, 1962, Jacksonville, FL.

                  ix.    EVA LAVERNE RHODES, b: June 02, 1890, Butler, Taylor Co., GA; d: April 27, 1971, Thomaston, Georgia; m. LESTER ROYAL, December 18, 1915; b: August 09, 1884; d: February 22, 1956.

                   x.    RUBY ELIZABETH RHODES, b: March 12, 1898, Butler, Taylor Co., GA; d: June 24, 1935, Roy, Harding County, New Mexico; m. JOE ROYETON, 1926; d: Unknown.

 

10.  LENA FLORENCE3 RHODES (ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born October 23, 1866, and died November 16, 1928 in Butler, Taylor County, GA.  She married CHARLES M. BARTLETT May 23, 1886 in Butler, Taylor County, GA.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of LENA RHODES and CHARLES BARTLETT are:

17.              i.    JEWEL4 BARTLETT, d: Unknown.

                  ii.    JAMIE BARTLETT, b: 1888; d: Unknown; m. ALICE MCCRARY; d: Unknown.

                 iii.    VERA BARTLETT, b: 1890; d: Unknown; m. JACK BROOKS; d: Unknown.

                 iv.    VICTOR BARTLETT, b: 1894; d: Unknown.

                  v.    WARREN BARTLETT, b: 1898; d: Unknown.

 

11.  ELIAKIM G. WASHINGTON3 WILLIAMS (JOISCY B.2 RHODES, ELIAKIM1) was born November 23, 1857, and died Unknown.  He married (1) BASHIE BLAIR.  She was born 1861, and died Unknown.  He married (2) CATHERINE AMERSON, daughter of JOHN AMERSON and SEBIE BLOODWORTH.  She was born 1864, and died Unknown.

       

Child of ELIAKIM WILLIAMS and BASHIE BLAIR is:

18.              i.    JOHN HIRAM4 WILLIAMS, b: 1880; d: Unknown.


Generation No. 4

 

12.  ALEXANDER B.4 RAWLS (JAMES WESLEY3, MARINA2 RHODES, ELIAKIM1) died Unknown.

       

Child of ALEXANDER b: RAWLS is:

19.              i.    LURENA ELIZABETH5 RAWLS, b: Private.

 

13.  SARAH ELIZABETH4 RHODES (JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born October 21, 1872 in Butler, Taylor Co., GA, and died 1894 in Butler, Taylor Co., GA.  She married OSCAR EUGENE ADAMS.  He died Unknown.

       

Child of SARAH RHODES and OSCAR ADAMS is:

20.              i.    LEWIS ROBINSON5 ADAMS, b: September 10, 1894; d: April 09, 1954, Butler, Taylor Co., GA.

 

14.  MOLLIE MAY4 RHODES (JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born May 16, 1875 in Butler, Taylor County, GA, and died 1959 in Florida.  She married GEORGE WASHINGTON FOUNTAIN.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of MOLLIE RHODES and GEORGE FOUNTAIN are:

                   i.    MARY LIZZIE5 FOUNTAIN, b: Private.

                  ii.    ROSA FOUNTAIN, b: Private.

 

15.  ABSALOM MORGAN CLIFTON4 RHODES (JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born April 28, 1885 in Butler, Taylor County, GA, and died Unknown.  He married (1) CLAUDIA BEELAND.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) LUCYE COX May 12, 1909.  She was born 1888, and died 1925.

       

Children of ABSALOM RHODES and LUCYE COX are:

21.              i.    ANITA KATHERINE5 RHODES, b: July 11, 1911; d: July 25, 1986.

                  ii.    EVELYN RHODES, b: Private; m. EUGENE PEED, Private; b: Private.

 

16.  ALICE VALERIA MYRTLE4 RHODES (JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born May 23, 1888 in Butler, Taylor Co., GA, and died January 09, 1962 in Jacksonville, FL.  She married BAILEY POPE JONES April 12, 1916 in Butler, Taylor Co., GA, son of SAMUEL JONES and GEORGIA AMERSON.  He was born December 21, 1883 in Reynolds, Taylor County, GA, and died September 18, 1935 in Reynolds, Taylor County, GA.

       

Children of ALICE RHODES and BAILEY JONES are:

22.              i.    ROY FRANCIS5 JONES, b: January 23, 1917, Reynolds, Taylor County, GA; d: August 23, 1996, Reynolds, Taylor County, GA.

                  ii.    EDWIN POPE JONES, b: November 18, 1920, Reynolds, Taylor County, GA; d: February 11, 1993, Temple Terrace, Florida; m. VERONICA ANN ZWOLENSKI, Rhode Island; b: September 09, 1919, Crompton, Rhode Island; d: October 08, 1991, Temple Terrace, Florida.

                 iii.    VIRGINIA ELIZABETH JONES, b: April 22, 1923, Reynolds, Georgia; d: September 09, 1982, Jacksonville, FL.

 

17.  JEWEL4 BARTLETT (LENA FLORENCE3 RHODES, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) died Unknown.  She married RILEY GRAY.  He died Unknown.

       

Child of JEWEL BARTLETT and RILEY GRAY is:

                   i.    RILENE5 GRAY, b: Private.

 

18.  JOHN HIRAM4 WILLIAMS (ELIAKIM G. WASHINGTON3, JOISCY B.2 RHODES, ELIAKIM1) was born 1880, and died Unknown.

       

Children of JOHN HIRAM WILLIAMS are:

                   i.    RESSIE5 WILLIAMS, b: Private; m. TAUNTON, Private; b: Private.

                  ii.    LENA WILLIAMS, b: Private; m. CECIL PENNINGTON, Private; b: Private.

                 iii.    LIBBY WILLIAMS, b: Private; m. HOWARD TAUNTON, Private; b: Private.

                 iv.    JOEL A. WILLIAMS, b: 1893; d: Unknown.

                  v.    LEILA L. WILLIAMS, b: 1899; d: Unknown; m. CLYDE WALKER; d: Unknown. 


Generation No. 5

 

19.  LURENA ELIZABETH5 RAWLS (ALEXANDER B.4, JAMES WESLEY3, MARINA2 RHODES, ELIAKIM1) was born Private.  She met PORTER Private.  He was born Private.

       

Child of LURENA RAWLS and PORTER is:

23.              i.    RUTH COLE6 PORTER, b: Private.

 

20.  LEWIS ROBINSON5 ADAMS (SARAH ELIZABETH4 RHODES, JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born September 10, 1894, and died April 09, 1954 in Butler, Taylor Co., GA.  He married EVE STEWART.  She died Unknown.

       

Child of LEWIS ADAMS and EVE STEWART is:

                   i.    OSCAR STEWART6 ADAMS, b: Private; m. FRANCES, Private; b: Private.

 

21.  ANITA KATHERINE5 RHODES (ABSALOM MORGAN CLIFTON4, JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born July 11, 1911, and died July 25, 1986.  She married CHARLIE PAUL MCDANIEL.  He was born November 06, 1910, and died March 29, 1983.

       

Children of ANITA RHODES and CHARLIE MCDANIEL are:

                   i.    BONNIE6 MCDANIEL, b: Private.

                  ii.    CLIFTON MCDANIEL, b: Private; m. TERRY BISHOP, Private; b: Private.

                 iii.    CHARLIE PAUL MCDANIEL, JR., b: December 16, 1934, Reynolds, Taylor County, GA; d: February 01, 1935, Reynolds, Taylor County, GA.

 

22.  ROY FRANCIS5 JONES (ALICE VALERIA MYRTLE4 RHODES, JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born January 23, 1917 in Reynolds, Taylor County, GA, and died August 23, 1996 in Reynolds, Taylor County, GA.  He met RUTH ROBERTS Private, daughter of EUGENE ROBERTS and EMMA FRY.  She was born Private.

       

Children of ROY JONES and RUTH ROBERTS are:

24.              i.    PRISCILLA6 JONES, b: Private.

25.             ii.    MARY ELIZABETH JONES, b: Private.

26.            iii.    BARBARA JEAN JONES, b: Private.

27.            iv.    HARRIET CAMILLE JONES, b: Private.

28.             v.    RONALD ROBERTS JONES, b: Private.  


Generation No. 6

 

23.  RUTH COLE6 PORTER (LURENA ELIZABETH5 RAWLS, ALEXANDER B.4, JAMES WESLEY3, MARINA2 RHODES, ELIAKIM1) was born Private.  She met COLE Private.  He was born Private.

       

Child of RUTH PORTER and COLE is:

                   i.    GLORIA JEAN7 COLE, b: Private; m. CUTCHENS, Private; b: Private.

 

24.  PRISCILLA6 JONES (ROY FRANCIS5, ALICE VALERIA MYRTLE4 RHODES, JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born Private.  She met (1) GARY BENGE Private.  He was born Private.  She met (2) JULIUS LINTON JORDAHL Private.  He was born Private.

       

Children of PRISCILLA JONES and JULIUS JORDAHL are:

                   i.    JACQUELYN SUZANNE7 JORDAHL, b: Private.

                  ii.    JEFFREY LINTON JORDAHL, b: Private.

                 iii.    VICTORIA RUTH JORDAHL, b: Private.

                 iv.    EDWIN LINTON JORDAHL, b: Private.

 

25.  MARY ELIZABETH6 JONES (ROY FRANCIS5, ALICE VALERIA MYRTLE4 RHODES, JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born Private.  She met KENNETH SCOTT COLLINS Private, son of JACK COLLINS and MELBA JENKINS.  He was born Private.

       

Children of MARY JONES and KENNETH COLLINS are:

                   i.    VIRGINIA GARLAND7 COLLINS, b: Private.

                  ii.    JULIA FRANCES COLLINS, b: Private.

                 iii.    JANE BAILEY COLLINS, b: Private.

 

26.  BARBARA JEAN6 JONES (ROY FRANCIS5, ALICE VALERIA MYRTLE4 RHODES, JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born Private.  She met ROBERT COOPER Private, son of HILL COOPER and MARY BROWN.  He was born Private.

       

Children of BARBARA JONES and ROBERT COOPER are:

                   i.    FRANCES RUTH7 COOPER, b: Private.

                  ii.    ANDREW ROBERT COOPER, b: Private.

                 iii.    BARBARA MARLOW COOPER, b: November 1985, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia; d: November 1985, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.

                 iv.    DANIEL HILL COOPER, b: Private.

 

27.  HARRIET CAMILLE6 JONES (ROY FRANCIS5, ALICE VALERIA MYRTLE4 RHODES, JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born Private.  She met JAMES GEESEY Private, son of ORIN GEESEY and HELEN ZOELLNER.  He was born Private.

       

Children of HARRIET JONES and JAMES GEESEY are:

                   i.    ROBERT JAMES7 GEESEY, b: Private.

                  ii.    PAUL ORIN GEESEY, b: Private.

 

28.  RONALD ROBERTS6 JONES (ROY FRANCIS5, ALICE VALERIA MYRTLE4 RHODES, JOHN WORTH TAYLOR3, ABSALOM MORGAN2, ELIAKIM1) was born Private.  He met BETSY HILEY Private, daughter of HERBERT HILEY and BETTY JORDAN.  She was born Private.

       

Children of RONALD JONES and BETSY HILEY are:

                   i.    ASHLEY MICHELE7 JONES, b: Private.

                  ii.    JENNIFER LAUREN JONES, b: Private.