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Christopher R Rhodes

Male 1829 - 1920  (91 years)


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  • Name Christopher R Rhodes 
    Born 1829  Madison County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1920  [1
    Buried Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1860 JC pg 32
    Person ID I3817  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2008 

    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, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Nancy Golden,   b. Abt 1797, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1849, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1820  Madison County, Kentucky, United States 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 F1185  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Maria Sarah [?] Bowles,   b. 1834, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1881, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1861  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

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

      1870 Jackson Co WV p135
      Rhodes, Christopher R, 41, farmer, 800-400, Mason Co [s Ben & Nancy]
      Mary W, 36, JC [Bowles, d Mason & Sarah Stout Bowles, m 1/15/1861]
      William W, 8 [all kids JC]
      Jonathan S, 4
      Mary Jane, 3
      Benjamin S, 1
      Craul, William, 10, VA

      1880 Jackson Co WV p 142 #73 E Ripley Dist
      Rhodes, Christopher R, 49, f, Home Gd Cw, Madison Co, KY
      Maria, 44, w, JC [Bowles
      William M, 17, s, fl
      Jonathan S, 14,s, fl
      Mary Jane, 13, d
      Hannah M, 10, d
      Benjamin G, 11, s, fl
      Elmira M, 7, d
      Rachel A, 3, d
      Charles O, 3/12, s

      1900 see marriage with Angeline

      JCBR:
      William M, 11/16/1892, CR & Mariah
    Children 
    +1. William M Rhodes,   b. 16 Nov 1862, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jonathan S Rhodes,   b. 1865, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Mary Jane Rhodes,   b. 25 Jan 1867, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1945, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Benjamin Golden Rhodes,   b. 28 Sep 1868, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1944, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +5. Hannah M Rhodes,   b. Jul 1870, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1939, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     6. Elmira M Rhodes,   b. Abt 1873, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Rachel A Rhodes,   b. Jan 1877, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Charles Orel Rhodes,   b. Mar 1880, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F1306  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Angeline Berthena Straley,   b. 1 Apr 1832, Lewis County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1929, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1885  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • 1900 JC Ripley Dist # 74-76
      Christopher R 7/1831 m 15y KY VA KY
      Angeline, 8/1831, 1-1
      Banjamin G 9/1868
      Rachel A 1/1877
      Charles O 3/1880

      1910 Ripley Dist Jackson co WV
      Rhodes, Christopher R m2 24y KY VA KY
      Angeline 78 m2 24y 1-1child WVWV unk
      Benjamin G son 41 sg WV KY WV
      John bro 82 wd KY VA KY

      1920 Ripley, Jackson, WV
      Rhodes, Benjamin 51
      Edna 30
      Ada 9 dau
      Christopher 87 father KY
      Angeline 87 mother
    Family ID F2760  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1829 - Madison County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Christopher R Rhodes and Angeline Berthinia Straley
    Christopher R Rhodes and Angeline Berthinia Straley

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Gravestone.

    2. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.