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John J RhodesMale 1828 - 1912  (84 years)


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  • Name John J Rhodes 
    Born 1828  Madison Co KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1912  on Elk Fork Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I232  RhodesChris1830
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2005 

    Father Benjamin Rhodes, Sr,   b. Abt 1783, Rockbridge Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1851, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Nancy Golden,   b. Abt 1797, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1849, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1820  Madison Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1820 Mason Co VA ??
      Rhodes, Benjamin
      1m 10-16
      3m 16-26
      1m 45+
      1f 10-16
      1f 26-45

      1840 Jackson Co
      3m 5-10 Sam, Doc, Chris
      3m 10-15 John, Dan, Ben
      1m 50-60 57y
      1f 0-4 Leticia
      1f 15-20 Mary
      1f 40-50

      1850 Jackson Co, VA pg 63 - #449-450 8/27/1850
      Rodes Benj 67 M Farmer Va
      Rodes Mary A 27 F Ky
      Rodes John 21 M Farmer Ky
      Rodes Christopher, 19 M Farmer Ky
      Rodes Doctor D 17 M Farmer Ky
      Rodes Samuel 15 M Ky
      Rodes Letitia J 12 F Va
      1850 Jackson Co VA Mortality Sch
      Rhodes, Nancy, 52, F, May, KY, fever

      1860 Jackson County
      pg 32 # 296-273
      Rhodes, Christopher, 29, farmer, 1200-150, KY
      John, 31, KY
      Mary A, 39, KY
      Jane, 22, KY

      John House:
      Ben Rhodes was twice married, but I did not learn the names of these wives. His children were:
      Peter Rhodes, went to California.
      Mathias Rhodes, married a Parsons.
      Joe Rhodes, lived on the old home farm.
      Ben Rhodes, married first Patty Parsons, who died, and he later married Hannah, daughter of John P. Parsons.
      John Rhodes, married a Hamilton. He died on Elk Fork in 1910 or 1911, aged eighty four years.
      Christopher Rhodes, married first Sarah Bowles, and later Mary Rollins, widow of John Rollins, whose maiden name was Straley.
      Mary Ann Rhodes, married a Hammond, and went west.
      Jane Rhodes, married a Smith and lived on Kentuck.
      Sam Rhodes married a Hammond, and lived on the Flesher farm at Ripley.
      D.D. Rhodes, married Prudence V. Casto, daughter of John R. Casto. She was born in 1836, and died in 1907. They had eight children.

      Jackson County, West Virginia - Rhoads Cemetery

      Submitted by Jeanie Rhodes , February, 1999

      This cemetery is just behind the Middle School. We transcribed the last 5 stones and did a quick drawing of the cemetery. The rest of the stones were bulldozed into a ditch and covered over years ago.

      The above is a reference to the RHOADS CEMETERY in Ripley, Jackson County, WV.
      The remaining stones are:

      1) Benjamin Rhoads / died Nov. 12, 1851 in the / 67th year of his age. (NOTE:
      The original stone is weathered and standing upright. At its base is a new
      granite stone with the same inscription. The new stone was added in June of
      1998.--JLR)

      2) Nancy, wife of B. Rhoads. / died Sept. 20, 1849 in the 53rd year of her age. (NOTE: The original stone is weathered and standing upright. At its base is a new granite stone with the same inscription. The new stone was added in June of 1998.--JLR)

      3) Blank stone on the ground. (from the family record of Mark Rhodes, this
      stone once read: William Rhoads, son of B & N. Rhoads / died 1844 in the 20th year of his age.)

      4) M. R. (small, rough stone, upright)

      5) Blank, small, rough, upright stone)

      You may list me as the contact on this cemetery and if there are questions I can't answer, I will forward them to Mr. Rhodes (above).

      I hope this helps someone.
      Jeanie Rhodes
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hamilton,   b. Abt 1836, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1860  Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • 1860 Jackson County
      pg 86 #786-739
      Rhodes, John J, 23; -15, Madison Co, KY
      Elizabeth J, 21, Jax (Hamilton, d/o John & Nancy Hamilton; m. John J, s/o Benjamin & Nancy Rhodes, 9/22/1860
      ME (f), 9 months, Jax

      1870 JC p 186
      Rhodes, John J, 43, farmer, Elk Fork, 600-130, Madison co, KY
      Elizabeth, 34, JC, [Hamilton, d John & Nancy, m 9/22/1860
      Boggs, Dexter, 9, Roane

      1880 Jackson Co p 66 # 142
      Rhodes, John J, 54
      Elizabeth, 44
      Boggs, Dexter, 18

      1900 JC Washington Dist # 337, l/w Daniel Evans
      John J Rhoses, bdr, 3/1829, wd, WV KY KY

      1910 living with brother Christopher
      Rhodes, John 82 wd
    Children 
     1. M E Rhodes,   b. Abt 1859, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1860 JC pg 32 with brother Chris

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Census.

    2. [S33] John House.

    3. [S11] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.