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Hezekiah Rhodes

Male Abt 1660 - 1716  (~ 56 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Hezekiah Rhodes was born about 1660 in Isle Of Guernsey, Channel Islands; died on 2 Jan 1716 in Middlesex Co., VA.

    Notes:

    Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, VA (p. 23) Hezekiah Rhodes m. 22 O ctober 1684 Elizabeth Nicholls.

    Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Middlesex County, Virginia 16 86-1690 (McLean, Va.: Antient Press), p. 76: 1 April 1689 - Ezekiah ROAD ES humbly petitions this court to prove himself a free borne subject & pro ducing the evidence of Zachery MULLENS for the same, he is accordingly swo rn and his deposition ordered to be recorded - The deposition of Zachery M ULLENS examined & sworn saith that Ezekiah ROADES was born in the Isela nd Gernsey within the Kings Dominion & further your deponent saith th at he the sd. Ezekiah ROADES & your deponent we were play boys togeth er & I knew him there several years & further saith not. Zacher MULLEN S, his marke: Sworn this first day of April in Court, Test: J. Vause Clerk

    Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Vol. 8, p. 189-191: Military Cen sus of Middlesex County, 1687: Ezekiah Rhodes

    Cavaliers & Pioneers, Land Grants Middlesex County, Vol. 6 p. 263: 29 Apr il 1693, 410 acres in Middlesex County, Lines: William Hackney, Sir Willi am Skipwith, Capt. Mathew Kemp, Bonner's creek (branch), Killbee - 350 acr es granted to William Frissell 20 Dec 1667, 60 acres overplush- due for im portation of two persons, Daniel Mathews & Pompey a Negro

    Hezekiah married Elizabeth Nicholls on 22 Oct 1684 in Middlesex Co., VA. Elizabeth was born in 1664 in Middlesex Co., VA; died on 18 Jul 1727 in Orange Co., VA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Hezekiah Rhodes  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Apr 1696 in Middlesex Co., VA; died between Mar and Sep 1762 in Orange Co., VA.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Hezekiah Rhodes Descendancy chart to this point (1.Hezekiah1) was born on 6 Apr 1696 in Middlesex Co., VA; died between Mar and Sep 1762 in Orange Co., VA.

    Notes:

    Orange County, VA Deed Book 1 (1734-1737), p. 164-169: 17-18 Nov 1735, Hen ry Downs of St. marks Parish, Orange County, planter, to Hezekiah Rhoa ds of same, lease and release; for L30 current money.
    100 acres amongst the little mountains, part of 8500 acres granted Jam es Taylor by pattent 21 July 1722 and by him given to Thomas Rucker a nd by Thomas Rucker sold to Henry Downs by deed 4 March 1727.. corner of T homas Jackson's ... in Mr. Baylor's line ... on the north east side Thom as Jackson's spring branch ... now in tenure of Hezekiah Rhoads.
    Witnesses: William Bohannan, Battle Harrison, James Cox.
    18 Nov 1735 Acknowledged by Henry Downs.
    16 Mar 1736 Jane Downs relinquished her right of dower in land formerly c onveyed by her husband Henry Downs.

    Orange County, VA Will book 2 (1744-1778), p. 67-68: Will of Hezekiah Rhod es of the County of Orange and St. Thomas's Parish, being very sick and we ak in body, dated 8 March 1762.
    My beloved wife Ann Rhodes shall have the lent of my whole estate duri ng her widowhood and not to bassel or wast any part thereof and if my wi fe should chance to marry or die then my estate should be sold at aucti on and equally divided among my children and grandchild Epaphroditus Rhode s, Hannah Daughauney, Mary Rhodes, John Dickinson, son of Jane Dickinso n, excepting one horse called Woolf and one bridle and saddle and one g un which he is now possessed with and all my smith's tools which I gi ve my son above his equal share.
    My daughter Mary should be allowed 2.10.0 current money yearly until s he marry, above her equal share.
    One negro boy George I reserve out of my will in order to sell to p ay my debts.
    My said wife and my son Epaphroditus Rhodes executors.
    Witnesses: W. Bell, William Scott, William Crawford:
    23 Sept 1762 Presented into court by Ann Rhodes and Epaphroditus Rhode s. Proved by William Crawford and John Scott. Executors with Thomas Ruck er their security acknowledged bond.

    Orange County, VA Order book 1754-1763, p. 671 (23 Sept 1762) The last wi ll and testament of Hezekiah Rhodes deceased was presented into Cou rt by an Rhodes and Epaphroditus Rhodes, the executors therein named and p roved by the oaths of William Crawford and John Scott, two of the witness es thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of the said execu tors who made oath according to law, certificate is granted them for obtai ning letters of probate thereof in due form giving security, on which th ey with Thomas Rucker their security entered into and acknowledged their b ond according to law in the sum of five hundred pounds current money.

    Hezekiah married Anne Hill on 8 Dec 1720 in Middlesex Co., VA. Anne died after Sep 1762. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Epaphroditus Rhodes  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1740 in Orange Co., VA; died in 1816 in Albemarle Co., VA.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Epaphroditus Rhodes Descendancy chart to this point (2.Hezekiah2, 1.Hezekiah1) was born about 1740 in Orange Co., VA; died in 1816 in Albemarle Co., VA.

    Notes:

    Epaphroditus Rhodes bought land in Albemarle County, Virginia, November 1 7, 1772--Deed Book 6--300 a. from Geo. Waller near Advance Mills, Virgin ia on Jacobs Run. Also in Deed Book 12 on Aug. 21, 1780, he bought 2 00 a. from Thomas Johnson and William Sims bordering on his other propert y. Epaphroditus Rhodes divided his land among his 4 sons. This land info rmation is shown in the Albemarle County Deed Books of the period.

    Jan. 19, 1797 to Reuben--95 a. and 20 pounds.
    Jan. 13, 1797 to John--101 3/4 a., 20 pounds and a gift.
    Jan. 19, 1797 to Hezekiah--114 a., 20 pounds and a gift.
    Aug. 17, 1810 to Thomas--198 a. and a gift.

    Albemarle County, VA, Deed Book 12:240: 19 Jan 1797, Epaphroditus Rhod es & wife Ann to Hezekiah Rhodes, 20 pounds, 114 acres, church lands. Witn esses: John Rhodes, John D. Grymes, Reubin Rhodes

    Epaphroditus married Ann White. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Hezekiah Rhodes  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Feb 1764 in Albemarle Co., VA; died in 1835 in Surry Co., NC.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Hezekiah Rhodes Descendancy chart to this point (3.Epaphroditus3, 2.Hezekiah2, 1.Hezekiah1) was born in Feb 1764 in Albemarle Co., VA; died in 1835 in Surry Co., NC.

    Notes:

    Albemarle County, VA, Deed Book 12:240: 19 Jan 1797, Epaphroditus Rhod es & wife Ann to Hezekiah Rhodes, 20 pounds, 114 acres, church lands. Witn esses: John Rhodes, John D. Grymes, Reubin Rhodes

    Albemarle County, VA, Deed Book 22:245, 13 Oct 1819 Hezekiah Rhodes & wi fe Mary to Francis Burkhead, $1200 114 acres bought from Epaphroditus Rhod es 19 Jan 1797.

    Surry County, NC, Deed Book P:216, 2 Nov 1819: Jonathan Joyner to Hezeki ah Rhodes $1100, 150 acres on Yadkin River; Lines: John Stuart, Durrett, C abin branch, Joyner. Witnesses: Davis Durrett, Samuel Bolyjack, Epaphrodit us Rhodes

    Hezekiah Rhodes Pension File S-7385 Surry County, North Carolina:
    On this the 14th of August 1832 personally appeared in open court bei ng a court of record ... Hezekiah Rhodes of the County of Surry ... who ag ed sixty-eight years in February last who being first duly sworn accordi ng to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obt ain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed the 7th of June 1832:
    That he the said Hezekiah Rhodes entered the militia service of the Unit ed States in the fall of the year before the capture of Cornwallis at York town for two months in the company commanded by Capt. William Dalton, in t he Regiment commanded by Col. Hiatt Richardson in the County of Albemar le in the State of Virginia for the period of two months; that they march ed from Albemarle County ... to Cabin Point, below Richmond, that on leavi ng the service he did not obtain a written or regular discharge. [Not e: in 1780 he would have been 16 years old]
    And the said Hezekiah Rhodes further states that he again entered the ser vice in the Spring of the year Cornwallis was taken, in the month of M ay as a drafted militia soldier under Capt. John Miller in the Regiment co mmanded by Hiatt Richardson for the period of two months, that they march ed to Richmond in Virginia, from thence to Four Mile Creek below Richmon d; and at Four Mile Creek he turned out as a volunteer and marched to t he lines of the British Army below the Mablin Hills; that on leaving the s ervice the second time he did not receive a regular or written discharge.
    And the said Hezekiah Rhodes further states that he again entered the ser vice as a drafted militia soldier in August of the year Cornwallis was tak en, he thinks in 1781, under Capt John Miller of the County of Albemarl e, and in the Regiment commanded by Col. Hiatt Richardson, Major Macklehan ey, for the period of two months, the Brigade commanded by General Hugh Ne lson; that they marched from Albemarle to Williamsburgh where they encamp ed till General Washington was ready to march to Yorktown before the sie ge of that place; that they remained before Yorktown till Cornwallis was c aptured, and there he the said Hezekiah Rhodes was ordered to Fredericksbu rgh to guard the prisoners taken at the surrender of Yorktown; that we w as taken sick at this place and was carried from thence in a waggon to Alb emarle; that on leaving this his third period of service he did not obta in a written or regular discharge; that having moved since 1819 from Albem arle in Va to Surry County in North Carolina the day not known th at it is in his power to offer any proof of his said service except his o wn declaration ...
    And the said Hezekiah Rhodes further states that he would refer to the fo llowing persons as is neighbors capable of testifying to his character: T homas Williams ... Peter Clingman merchant and postmaster of Huntsville . .. The Revd. William Jean of the Methodist Church and the Revd Joshua Cart er of the Baptist Church ...
    Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
    Witness John Wright, Clerk
    ... the Court do hereby declare their opinion .. that the above named app licant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states ...
    J. Whitaker Chm.

    Surry County, NC, Will Book 4, pp. 87-89 Nov. term 1835
    I Hezekiah Rhodes of the county and state aforesaid ... do make and const itute this my last will and testament ...
    First ... unto my beloved wife Polly Rhodes during her natural life or wi dowhood one negro young Peter and one good bed.
    Secondly ... unto my son Richard Rhodes one negro woman named Miny and h er increase ... also choice of one horse and two feather beds and furnitu re and forty dollars in money to be raised out of my estate.
    Thirdly ... unto my son John Rhodes one negro man named Jeffrey and one h orse the second choice and sixty dollars in money to be raised out of my e state ... in case the said negro Jeffrey should die then the said Jo hn to have an equal share with my other children hereinafter named.
    Fourthly ... unto my son Clifton Rhodes one horse third choice and an equ al share with those hereinafter named.
    Fifthly ... unto my son Epaphroditus Rhodes five dollars and no more b ut if my son Epaphroditus does pay a debt of two hundred and seventy-fi ve dollars for which I am his security then and in that case he is to ha ve an equal share with those hereinafter named.
    And my further will is that my executor ... shall proceed to sell a ll my estate not before willed my lands on one and two years credit and af ter paying the aforementioned sums the rest and residue to be equally divi ded between my daughter Lucy Edwards wife of Samuel Edwards, and Fanny Har rison wife of John C. Harrison, Sally Hutchins wife of Amos Hutchins, Mild red Crew wife of Jesse Crew and my son David Rhodes and the heirs of my da ughter Nancy Bruce, decd, formerly the wife of Eli Bruce, and the hei rs of my daughter Betsy Marshall, decd, formerly the wife of Richard Marsh all and the heirs of Agnes Philips, formerly the wife of Joseph Philips, a nd my further wish is that my children have the negroes put up for sale am ongst themselves and purchase them or divide them amongst them in some sat isfactory way to prevent their being sold out of the family and scatter ed through the world.
    ...appoint my trusty friend Henry P. Poindexter executor ...this the 31 st day of July AD 1835
    Witnesses: Samuel Bolyjack, Abraham Bolyjack, Wm. Spillman Jurett

    Hezekiah married Mary Watts about 1784 in Albemarle Co., VA. Mary was born about 1765 in Orange Co., VA; died after 1835 in Surry Co., NC. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. John Rhodes  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1785 in Albemarle Co., VA; died after 1860 in Amherst Co., VA.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  John Rhodes Descendancy chart to this point (4.Hezekiah4, 3.Epaphroditus3, 2.Hezekiah2, 1.Hezekiah1) was born about 1785 in Albemarle Co., VA; died after 1860 in Amherst Co., VA.

    Notes:

    Madison County, VA Chancery records: 5 September 1845: summons for John Rh oades and Lucretia Rhoades his wife and her children: Thornton, Newton, Da bney, Eliza Ann, Julina Frances, Elizabeth, Susan Columbia, and William Fr anklin Rhoades to appear in Madison County, in October next, to answer a b ill in chancery by Lewis Harrison in his own right and as executor of Jo hn Harrison deceased.

    Amherst County, VA, Deed Book BB, pp. 319-321: 10 October 1851, John Rhoa ds & Lucretia his wife, John T. Rhoads & Mary his wife, Dabney M. Rhoa ds & Eliza his wife, William L. Story & Eliza Ann his wife, Robert N. Lint hicum & Juliana T. his wife, Lewis N. Rhoads, Elizabeth Rhoads, Susan M. R hoads, Sarah C. Rhoads, and Wiliam F. Rhoads, of the first part and Jes se Mundy of the second part; $77.50, grant to Jesse Mundy interest in trac t, part of land on which John Rhoads resides. Recorded 17 May 1852

    John married Lucretia Harrison on 25 Nov 1815 in Madison Co., VA. Lucretia was born about 1792 in Madison Co., VA; died on 12 Mar 1857 in Amherst Co., VA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. John Thornton Rhodes  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1816 in Madison Co., VA; died on 14 Jul 1895 in Amherst Co., VA.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  John Thornton Rhodes Descendancy chart to this point (5.John5, 4.Hezekiah4, 3.Epaphroditus3, 2.Hezekiah2, 1.Hezekiah1) was born in 1816 in Madison Co., VA; died on 14 Jul 1895 in Amherst Co., VA.

    Notes:

    1880 Census Amherst Co., VA T-9 Roll 1353p. 193: Dwelling 168, Family 17 4: John T. Rhodes, 64, tanner; Mary H. Rhodes, 63, wife, keeps house; Dav id B. Rhodes, 25, son, farmer; Paulina Rhodes, 21, daughter, at home; Mart ha H. Linthicum, 14, niece, at home.

    Ordained a minister of the Baptist Church in Amherst County in 1866.

    Minutes of the Baptist General Assoc., 1895, p. 45:
    Rev. J. T. Rhodes, one of the oldest ministers in the Albemarle Associati on, fell quietly on sleep July 14, 1895, in his 79th year. For about for ty years he was a true and faithful servant of God, working in a quiet wa y, sowing the seed of the gospel in a section where it was much neglecte d. His life work was confined principally to Campbell and Amherst countie s. He organized, built and dedicated, many years ago, Gethsemane Bapti st Church, which he faithfully served up to the time of his death. The ve rdict of all who knew him was - "A good man is gone to receive his reward ." --J. O. Sessons.

    John married Mary Hester Padgett on 23 Mar 1840 in Amherst Co., VA. Mary was born about 1820 in Amherst Co., VA; died after 1880 in Amherst Co., VA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. David Benjamin Rhodes  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1854 in Amherst Co., VA; died in 1896 in Amherst Co., VA.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  David Benjamin Rhodes Descendancy chart to this point (6.John6, 5.John5, 4.Hezekiah4, 3.Epaphroditus3, 2.Hezekiah2, 1.Hezekiah1) was born about 1854 in Amherst Co., VA; died in 1896 in Amherst Co., VA.

    Notes:

    1880 Census Amherst Co., VA T-9 Roll 1353p. 193: Dwelling 168, Family 17 4: John T. Rhodes, 64, tanner; Mary H. Rhodes, 63, wife, keeps house; Dav id B. Rhodes, 25, son, farmer; Paulina Rhodes, 21, daughter, at home; Mart ha H. Linthicum, 14, niece, at home.

    Amherst County, VA, Chancery Order Book 12, p. 350: Lavell vs. Taliaferro 's administrator, et al. C. A. Rhodes, in his own right and as execut or of J. T. Rhodes, decd, and Julia E., his wife, Mary L. Mays & Geor ge W. her husband, Emma C. wright and John J. Wright her husband, Ann ie M. Keaton and P. H. Keaton her husband, Rebecca J. Smoot and P. P. Smo ot her husband, Paulina B. Mays and Ed. N. Mays her husband, Joseph P. Rho des and Otelia his wife, John P. Beard administrator of David B. Rhodes, d eceased, and Lucy Ann, widow of D. B. Rhodes, who married C. M. Mahone a nd said C. M. Mahone her last husband and her children, David P. Rhodes, M audie Ann Rhodes, Janie Bell Rhodes, Annie Rhodes, Rosa E. Rhodes and Benn ie Rhodes, all six of whom are infants under 21 years old sue by Lucy A nn Mahone being their mother and next friend, Mary Connelly and Patrick Co nnelly and Nellie his wife, and John J. Connelly, VS. David C. Connel ly & Lizzie his wife, Michael Connelly and ... his wife and George Connel ly who are non residents and Rosa L. Kennedy

    David married Lucy Ann Cash on 14 Nov 1883 in Amherst Co., VA. Lucy was born on 4 Jun 1867 in Amherst Co., VA; died on 23 Jan 1953 in Amherst Co., VA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. David Preston Rhodes  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Oct 1884 in Amherst Co., VA; died on 20 Jan 1962 in Amherst Co., VA; was buried in Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, VA.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  David Preston Rhodes Descendancy chart to this point (7.David7, 6.John6, 5.John5, 4.Hezekiah4, 3.Epaphroditus3, 2.Hezekiah2, 1.Hezekiah1) was born on 9 Oct 1884 in Amherst Co., VA; died on 20 Jan 1962 in Amherst Co., VA; was buried in Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, VA.

    Notes:

    Amherst County, VA Fiduciary Accounts, Book 2 p. 158: An inventory of t he estate of David Preston Rhodes, a minor, which came to the knowled ge of Lucy A. Mahone, his guardian: the following estate real and persona l, was possessed by my deceased husband David Benjamin Rhodes at the ti me of his death; viz: about eighteen acres of land, 2 milch cows, 1 hors e, 1 feather bedstead and clothing for same and a few articles of househo ld furniture, and one ninth part in John T. Rhodes estate. Lucy A Maho ne Guardian, recorded May 1 1901.

    David married Nannie Belle Moore on 30 May 1906 in Amherst Co., VA. Nannie was born on 21 Apr 1887 in Amherst Co., VA; died on 23 Jul 1977 in Amherst Co., VA; was buried in Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, VA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. David Sherman Rhodes  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Jun 1907 in Amherst Co., VA; died on 7 Jun 2000 in Lynchburg, VA; was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA.


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