- 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.