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Thanks to Wayne Rhodes of the Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia for bringing us this data. Check out their website at www.jmlibrary.org.

Taken from: Jesse Lewis Russell, Behind These Ozark Hills: History, Reminiscences, Traditions Featuring the Author's Family (New York: Hobson Book Press, 1947), p. 197.

Also see: Descendants of Henry Rhodes & Susan Skyes

Rabie RHODES, owner of Rabie Rhodes Chevrolet Company of Harrison [Arkansas], is one of Harrison's leading businessmen and a citizen of great worth to the community. He came to Harrison from Van Buren, Arkansas, in 1938. He became an automobile dealer in 1924 and has been conspicuous in the industry ever since, having previously engaged in the business in Van Buren. The Rhodes Chevrolet Company has branch establishments in Berryville and Marshall [Arkansas].

Born in Crawford County, February 27, 1901, Mr. Rhodes was educated in the common schools, spending his earlier years on a farm. His father was William Franklin (Bud) Rhodes, also a native of Crawford County, the latter having been a son of James Rhodes, an earlier settler in north Arkansas, whose relationship is traceable to the Rhodes clan, several of whom have lived in Carroll County in the community north of Green Forest ever since the Civil War. His [Rabie's] mother was, before marriage, Savilla (Sis) Dyer, a member of a well-known Crawford County family.

Mr. Rhodes was married to Sybal Campbell, of Van Buren, in 1933, and to them have been born two daughters - Mary Olive and Ann Marie.

Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes are members of the Methodist Church. He is a member of the Lions Club and active in the Chamber of Commerce and all civic affairs.


1900 Census, Crawford Co., AR, T-623, Roll 56, p. 251 [Whitley Township]: Dwelling 91, Family 97: William F. Rhodes, born Aug 1860, 39, married 6 years, born AR, father born TN, mother born TN, farmer; Savilla Rhodes, wife, born Jan 1862, 33, five children, three living, born AR, father born TN, mother born KY; Clem Mc. Rhodes, son, born Jul 1895, 4, born AR; Hazel A. Rhodes, daughter, born July 1897, 2, born AR; James O. Rhodes, son, born Oct 1899, 8/12, born AR.

1910 Census, Crawford Co., AR, T-624, Roll 48, p. 257 [Whitley Township]: Dwelling 239, Family 243: William F. Rhodes, 48, farmer, married 16 years, born AR, father born NC, mother born TN; Servilla Rhodes, wife, 47, six children, four living, born AR, father born TN, mother born TN; Clem M. Rhodes, son, 15, born AR; Hazel Rhodes, daughter, 11, born AR; James O. Rhodes, son, 10, born AR; Rabie G. Rhodes, son, 9, born AR.

1920 Census, Crawford Co., AR, T-625, Roll 59, p. 233 [Van Buren Township]: Dwelling 529, Family 574: W. F. Rhodes, 59, born AR, father born NC, mother born TN, farmer; Savilla Rhodes, wife, 57, born AR, father born TN, mother born KY; Clem M. Rhodes, son, 24, born AR, teacher public school; Hazel Rhodes, daughter 21, born AR; Opie Rhodes, son, 20, born AR, laborer factory; Rabie Rhodes, son, 18, born AR, laborer [glass?] plant.

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