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Descendants of Thomas Rhodes

Chapter 4 of Part IX of Descendants of Isaac Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

CHILDREN OF THOMAS RHODES AND PENINA STANCIL
(Child #3 of Alexander Rhodes and Elizabeth Pettitte)

Thomas Rhodes2 (Alex.1) was born March 20, 1813 in Tennessee, and died June 9, 1897. He married Penina Stancil. She was born August 14, 1812 in North Carolina, and died on September 5, 1884. They were buried in Stokes Cemetery, Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois. Some of their children spelled their surname "Rhoades."

    Children:
    1. + Elizabeth RHODES   b abt 1832; m Jasper N. STOKES
    2. + Edna Jane RHODES   b 1834 (26-1860); m Richard Tillman COLE
    3. + Mary Ann RHODES (RHOADES)   b 4 Oct 1837; m Elijah Hicks DONALDSON
    4. + Theresa "Thurza" RHODES   b 11 Nov 1839, m 1st James Martin JERDEN; m 2nd John CASEY, Jr., m 3rd Martin H. WHITTEN
    5. + Alexander Ewing RHODES   b 25 Dec 1841; m 1st Hannah BOLYAND, m 2nd Sarah (MERKINS) HARDIN
    6. + Louisa W. RHODES   b Sep 1844: m Thomas B. STOKES
    7. + Nancy Eleanor RHODES   b 13 Sep 1845: m Elias Terrill MERRIMAN
    8. + America E. RHODES   b Oct 1847; m Franklin J.S. FREEMAN
    9. + Margaret E. RHODES   (1850-1920); m John Henry SLATER
    10. + David Ephraim RHODES   b 5 Jan 1852; m Henrietta THOMPSON
    11. + Elijah RHODES   b 1854 (16-1870); m 1st Elizabeth L. CASEY; m 2nd Emily Jane HICKS


CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH RHODES AND JASPER N. STOKES
(Child #1 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

Elizabeth Rhodes3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born in about 1832 in Tennessee. She married Jasper N. Stokes, son of William R. Stokes and Mary Scribner, on March 30, 1852 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born in in Illinois in about 1834; he was age 16 when the 1850 census for Fayette County, Illinois was taken. After Elizabeth's death he married Mary Lovegrove, daughter of John and Susan Lovegrove, on January 7, 1859 in Fayette County, Illinois. He married a third wife, Rebecca E. Adams on December 16, 1863 in Fayette County, Illinois. He had two more children: 1. Madison M. Stokes, 2. Lou Ellen Stokes. It is unclear if they were the children of his second or third wife. He died March 14, 1870, and was buried in Stokes Cemetery, Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. William Ewing STOKES b 27 Jan 1853, Nokomis, Montgomery Co., IL; m 18 Aug 1875, Montgomery Co., IL, Drucilla P. HICKS   [d/o Isham Jehu HICKS and Mahala HICKS4 (Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 1851 (9-1860), Blueville, Christian Co., IL); children listed under her name in Part III, Chapter 8.3, Descendants of Mahala Hicks
    2. Thomas J. STOKES b 12 Mar 1854, Fayette Co., IL, m 18 Mar 1881, Meline S. SKEEN


CHILDREN OF EDNA JANE RHODES AND RICHARD TILLMAN COLE
(Child #2 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

Edna Jane Rhodes3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born in Tennessee in 1834; she was 26 years of age in 1860. She married Richard Tillman Cole, son of John Cole and Rutha Caroline Conner, on July 12, 1849 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born in Tennessee in October, 1827 according to the Fayette County 1900 census record of Hurricane Township. Family sources give the county of his birth as Bedford.

    Children:
    1. Andrew Jackson COLE b 1852 (8-1860), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 1915, Haskell, Muskogee Co., OK; m 11 Aug 1878, Fayette Co., IL, Zenette HAINES   [d/o Claiborne Louis HAINES and Mary Emeline HARRIS4 (Ancil M.3, Zach2, Isaac1)]; their children are listed in Part VIII, Chapter 2.5.5, Descendants of Zenette Haines
    2. Joseph R. COLE b Aug 1859, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 23 Aug 1883, Fayette Co., IL, Laura A. LITTLE (d/o Samuel LITTLE and Malinda WHITE) b Aug 1853, IL, d 1935, both bur Ramsey Cem., Fayette County, IL, she m 1st 28 Nov 1872, Fayette Co., IL, Matthew L. CULBERTSON

      Children of Joseph R. Cole and Laura A. Little:
      1. Zora E. COLE b 3 Sep 1884, Fayette Co., IL, d 2 Feb 1945
      2. Pearl COLE b Jun 1887, Fayette Co., IL; m Homer T. CASEY
      3. Andrew Cecil COLE b 20 Jun 1891, Fayette Co., IL, d 19 Jan 1917, East St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL, bur Ramsey Cem., Fayette Co., IL

    3. John Mitchell COLE b 10 Apr 1863, Fayette Co., IL, d 24 Oct 1943; m 1st 3 Jan 1891, Fayette Co., IL, Martha Ann RHODES3   [d/o Elliott W.2 (Alex.1) and Martha Jane HICKS4 (Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)]; descendants listed under her name in Part III, Ch. 8.4, Descendants of Martha Jane Hicks; m 2nd 22 Apr 1897, Fayette Co., IL, Flora Ellen RHODES4 [d/o James Jerdan RHODES3 (Elliot W.2, Alex1) and Mary Elizabeth LOVEGROVE]


CHILDREN OF MARY ANN RHOADES AND ELIJAH HICKS DONALDSON
(Child # 3 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

Mary Ann Rhoades3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born October 4, 1837 in Fillmore, Montgomery County, Illinois, and died January 12, 1909 in Fillmore, Montgomery County, Illinois. She married Elijah Hicks Donaldson, son of William C. Donaldson and Elvina Hicks, on January 3, 1856 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born November 10, 1836 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died January 20, 1913 in Fillmore, Montgomery County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. William Andrew DONALDSON b 22 Jun 1857, Montgomery Co., IL, d 14 Jun 1899; m 8 Feb 1877, Emma Jane CRAIG (d/o John Henderson CRAIG and Nancy F. PRICE) b Sep 1857; Emma and children lvd Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, when 1900 census taken

      Children:
      1. Maud E. DONALDSON b May 1879, IL; m Mr. TURNER
      2. Elijah H. DONALDSON b Dec 1882, IL
      3. Elsie S. DONALDSON b Sep 1885, IL; m Mr. HARKEY
      4. Bensey L. DONALDSON b Aug 1889, IL
      5. Mary A. DONALDSON b May 1893, IL; m Mr. FISHER
      6. Ray C. DONALDSON b May 1896, IL
      7. Hershel DONALDSON, deceased
      8. M. DONALDSON; d Chicago, IL, before 1939; left wife and 6 children
      9. Nancy L. DONALDSON

    2. Mary E. DONALDSON b 16 Jan 1859, Montgomery Co., IL; m 26 Mar 1874, William Suiter HARD
    3. Aaron Butler DONALDSON b 29 Jul 1861, Montgomery Co., IL, d 1 Sep 1928; m 15 Feb 1880, Fayette Co., IL, Celia Ann CRAIG (d/o John Henderson CRAIG and Nancy F. PRICE) b 1861 (19-1880), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL
    4. James McClelland DONALDSON b 18 Aug 1864, Montgomery Co., IL, d 21 May 1870
    5. Salena Jane DONALDSON b 11 May 1871, Montgomery Co., IL; m 22 Oct 1895, Montgomery Co., IL, Judson SOLOMON (s/o H. M. SOLOMON and Margaret LOWERY) b 1868 (27-1895), Macoupin Co., IL


CHILDREN OF THERESA "THURZA" RHODES AND HUSBANDS
(1)   JAMES M. JERDEN   (2)   JOHN CASEY, JR. (3)   MARTIN H. WHITTEN

(Child #4 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

Theresa "Thurza" Rhodes3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born November 11, 1839 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died March 14, 1913. Her name was given as Theresa in her obituary. She was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. She married James Martin Jerdan, son of James Jordan and Mary Harris3 (Wooten2, Isaac1) on April 22, 1858 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born August 13, 1836 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died January 10, 1865 in a Civil War prison. Their children are listed under his name in Part III, Chapter 9, Descendants of Mary Harris.

She married her second husband, John Casey, Jr., son of John Casey, Sr. and Drucilla Hill, on April 7, 1868 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was his third wife. He had nine children by his first wife, Elizabeth Whitten, and four children by his second wife, Lavina Whitten. John was born July 21, 1812 in Warren County, Kentucky, and died February 16, 1877. He was buried in Casey Cemetery, Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois.

She and her third husband, Martin H. Whitten, son of Jonathan Whitten and Mary Mounts, were married on February 24, 1878 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was previously married to Clarissa Williams on February 22, 1852 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born December 19, 1830 in Wilson County, Tennessee. He died June 2, 1894, and was buried in Old Hurricane Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.

    Children of Theresa "Thurza" Rhodes and John Casey, Jr.:
    1. + Lavina Elizabeth CASEY   b 22 Mar 1869; m William Woodford WHITTEN
    2. Pinina S. CASEY b 10 Sep 1871, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 1876; m 3 Mar 1889, Charles E. MATTHEWSON (s/o Charles MATTHEWSON and Clarey HUNTLEY) b 1866 (23-1889)
    3. Henry Martin CASEY b 10 Nov 1872, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 15 Oct 1960; m 21 Jan 1894, Ida N. HAYES b Apr 1877, IL, d 1946; lvd Fayette Co., IL when 1910 census taken

      Children:
      1. Carl CASEY b 24 Feb 1901, IL, d 21 May 1910, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL
      2. Cora C. CASEY b 1903 (7-1910), IL
      3. Oral M. CASEY b 1904 (6-1910), IL

    4. Thomas Jefferson CASEY b 2 Oct 1875, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 7 Jan 1938; m 1st 16 Feb 1896, Mattie RIGGS (d/o John RIGGS and Bell UMBLE) b 1877 (19-1896), Fayette Co., IL; m 2nd 16 Jan 1901, Isabel or Ida O. Belle RHODES   [d/o Thomas Alexander RHODES6 (Elliott W.5, Martha J.Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] and Sarah Ann COLE5 [Rebecca J. Harris4, Ancil M.3, Zach2, Isaac1)] their child is listed under her name in Part III, Chapter 8.4, Descendants of Martha Jane Hicks ; m 3rd 1910, Sarah Ina WILSON (d/o James Bell Woolard WILSON and Mary Elizabeth STOKES) b 17 Jul 1889; no descendants identified


    Children of Theresa "Thurza" Rhodes and Martin H. Whitten:
    1. Clarissa WHITTEN b 8 Jan 1879, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL; m Edward LANKFORD
    2. Delbert WHITTEN b abt 1880, Fayette Co., IL, d 27 May 1970, Pana, Christian Co. IL; m 1st Lulu HARRISON; m 2nd Mrs. Emma JERDEN, widow of Vincent JERDEN
    3. Dallas WHITTEN b Aug 1882, Fayette Co., IL



CHILDREN OF LAVINA E. CASEY AND WILLIAM W. WHITTEN
(Child #1 of Theresa Rhodes and John Casey, Jr.)

Lavina Elizabeth Casey4 (Theresa Rhodes3, Thos.2, Alex.1) was born March 22, 1869 in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois, and died August 4, 1958 at Alton, Madison County, Illinois. She married William Woodford Whitten, son of Martin H. Whitten and his first wife Clarissa Williams, on June 6, 1884 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born December 31, 1855 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died August 28, 1839 in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois. Lavina and Woodford were buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. They were living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois when both 1880 and 1900 censuses were taken. He was previously married to Mahala F. Hicks, daughter of Alfred R. Hicks3 (Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) on April 11, 1878 in Fayette County, Illinois. Their children are listed under her name in Part III, Chapter 8.1 of Descendants of Alfred R. Hicks.

    Children of Lavina E. Casey and William W. Whitten:
    1. Rolla W. WHITTEN b Dec 1885, Fayette Co., IL, d 9 Feb 1960; m Mamie HAYES (d/o Mack HAYES) b 1888 (22-1910), IL, lvd Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, when 1910 census taken

      Children:
      1. Norvall WHITTEN b 1905 (5-1910), IL
      2. Gladys WHITTEN b 1908 (2-1910), IL
      3. Hulda WHITTEN b 1910 (age 1 mo 1910), IL

    2. Jesse Edward WHITTEN b 11 Sep 1890, Fayette Co., IL, d 11 Jun 1967; m 1st Nov 1910, Elsie Elizabeth HICKS   [d/o James Thomas HICKS5 (Wm. B.4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Nancy Jane MERRIMAN] children listed under her name in Part III, Ch. 8.6 of Descendants of William Berry Hicks ; m 2nd 22 Sep 1915, Malinda Frances HICKS   [d/o Cyrus HICKS6 (Wm. R. Hicks5, James J. 4, Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1), and Cynthia Melissa MEYER; their children are listed under her name in Part III, Ch. 8.5, Descendants of James Jerdan Hicks
    3. Lena WHITTEN b Jul 1893 (6-1900), Fayette Co., IL, d 1937; m Charles O'HARA

      Child:
      1. William O'HARA

    4. Martin Henry WHITTEN b Dec 1895, Fayette Co., IL, d 1972; m 19 Jan 1916, Edith Jeanette DAVIS [d/o James Norris DAVIS6 Eliz. Rhodes5, Martha J. Hicks4, Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Amanda Elizabeth BOLYARD] b 5 May 1898, Fayette Co., IL; children listed under her name in Part III, Ch. 8.4, Descendants of Martha Jane Hicks
    5. Nora WHITTEN b abt 1897, Fayette Co., IL, died before 1900
    6. Georgia Grace WHITTEN b 1900 (9-1910), Fayette Co., IL; m 30 Oct 1920 Ray Watson HALFORD [s/o Ashley Rathal HALFORD and Nancy Elizabeth DAVIS6 Eliz. Rhodes5, Martha J. Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) they had 9 children - three were born before 1930; children listed under his name in Part III, Chapter 8.4, Descendants of Martha Jane Hicks [Note: Eliz., Rhodes3 also d/o Elliott Wilburn Rhodes2 (Alex.1)]
    7. Willie WHITTEN b 1902, Fayette Co., IL, d 1904
    8. Genevive WHITTEN b 1905 (3-1910), Fayette Co., IL; m Otho HENSLEY


CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER EWING RHODES AND WIVES
(1)   HANNAH BOLYARD   (2)   SARAH MERKIINS

(Child #5 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

Alexander Ewing RHODES3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born December 25, 1841 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died there July 3, 1930. He was married twice. He and his first wife, Hannah Bolyard, were married February 3, 1859 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born in Ohio, and died August 6, 1889 at age 50 years 1 month and 2 days; therefore she was born about July 4 1839. She was buried in Casey Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. Alexander married his second wife, Sarah (Merkins) Hardin, widow of John Hardin, on December 8, 1889 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born in about 1855 in North Carolina, and was the daughter of John Merkins and Miss Bowman. The family was living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois at census time in 1860, 1870, and 1880.

    Children of Alexander E. Rhodes and Hannah Bolyard:
    1. + Thomas Jefferson RHODES   b Jan 1860; m Sarah Elizabeth PARHAM
    2. + John Alexander RHODES   b 5 Dec 1866; m Dora Adeline MORELAND
    3. David RHODES b 1869 (1-1870), Fayette Co., IL,; m 1st Elizabeth ROBINSON; m 2nd Lulu  ? 

      Children of David Rhodes and Elizabeth Robinson:
      1. Fay RHODES
      2. Thelma RHODES
      3. Alonzo RHODES
      4. (male) RHODES

    4. Norris Elijah RHODES b 11 Sep 1873 IL; m Ada  ? 

      Children of Norris E. and Ada Rhodes:
      1. Adrian RHODES
      2. John RHODES
      3. Eugene RHODES
      4. Naomi RHODES
      5. Jeanette RHODES; m Mr. McCABE
      6. Jerome RHODES

    5. Pinina or Minnie RHODES b 1876 (4-1880), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 13 Oct 1894, Fayette Co., IL, Rufus LAWSON (s/o Samuel LAWSON and Elizabeth HAYS) b 1864 (30-1894), Fayette Co., IL; he m 1st 20 Dec 1883, Fayette Co., IL, Barbara SHOFER (d/o John SHOFER and Nancy CLINE) b 1862, Fayette Co., IL
    6. Charles Edd RHODES b 3 Mar 1879, IL; m Mary SPRAGUE

      Children:
      1. Honor RHODES; m Carl SLEIGHT
      2. Blanche RHODES; m Paul SLEIGHT (brother of Carl SLEIGHT)
      3. Marlee RHODES; m Earl BOWEN
      4. Mary Louise RHODES
      5. Mildred RHODES; m Edward BLUMEMSTOCK
      6. Norris RHODES
      7. Russell RHODES
      8. Noi RHODES; m Milford SCHRIECKINGEST
      9. Ruthy RHODES

    7. Dora J. RHODES b 20 Mar 1882, Fayette Co., IL; m 18 Feb 1900, Christian Co., IL, Sydney SLATER (s/o Horatio SLATER and Paulina Ann DANIELS) b May 1878, IL

      Child:
      1. Lena SLATER

    Children of Alexander E. Rhodes and Sarah Merkins:
    1. Iva RHODES
    2. Ina RHODES
    3. Ira RHODES; m Carrie  ? 

      Children:
      1. Cecil RHODES
      2. Freda RHODES
      3. Glenn RHODES
      4. Ira RHODES
      5. Jack RHODES
      6. Gene RHODES
      7. Jerry RHODES
      8. Dewayne RHODES

    4. Ida RHODES b 1898 (79-1977); m 1st Mr. McCLAIN; m 2nd Mr. BADGELOW

      Children of Ida Rhodes and Mr. McClain:
      1. Lester McCLAIN


CHILDREN OF THOMAS JEFFERSON RHODES AND SARAH E. PARHAM
(Child #1 of Alexander Ewing Rhodes and Hannah Bolyard)
Thomas Jefferson Rhodes4 (Alex. E.3, Thos.2, Alex.1) was born in January 1860 in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois. He married Sarah Elizabeth Parham, daughter of William Parham and Miss Powell, on January 20, 1881 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born in September 1889 in Granville County, North Carolina. The month and year of their births were given in the Montgomery County, Illinois 1900 census record for Audubon Township. The record stated that Sarah was the mother of eight children of whom six were then living.

    Children:
    1. Myrtle RHODES b May 1885, IL
    2. Gracie RHODES b Aug 1889, IL
    3. Ora RHODES b Jul 1892, IL
    4. Jessie RHODES b Nov 1893, IL
    5. Alice RHODES b Jan 1896, IL
    6. Felda C. RHODES b Oct 1898, IL


CHILDREN OF JOHN ALEXANDER RHODES AND DORA A. MORELAND
(Child #2 of Alexander Ewing Rhodes and Hannah Bolyard)

John Alexander Rhodes4 (Alex. E.3, Thos.2, Alex.1) was born December 5, 1866 in Illinois, and died August 14, 1934. He married Dora Adeline Moreland, daughter of James Moreland and Sarah Tate, on June 20, 1888 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born November 27, 1871 in Illinois, and died September 2, 1960 in Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois. They were living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois, when the 1910 census was taken. Some of their children spelled their surname "Rhoads."

    Children:
    1. Emmett RHODES (RHOADS) b 25 Nov 1889, Fayette Co., IL, d 28 Jul 1892; m 30 Jul 1910, Fayette Co., IL, Emma E. BARTLETT (d/o Jesse BARLETT and Mary BARTON) b 20 Jul 1892, Fayette Co., IL, d 17 Nov 1968 (age 76), bur Ramsey Cem., Fayette Co., IL

      Children:
      1. Bartlett RHOADS; m 26 Nov 1938, Louise TETERS
      2. Alva RHOADS; m Hattie BLYTHE

    2. Laura RHODES b abt 1890, Fayette Co., IL; m Andy YOUNKER

      Children:
      1. Bertha YOUNKER; m Mr. MICHAELS
      2. John YOUNKER
      3. Ernest YOUNKER
      4. Dora A. YOUNKER
      5. Lyle YOUNKER
      6. Norma YOUNKER; m FREDERICKSON
      7. Arnold YOUNKER
      8. Ralph YOUNKER
      9. Marty YOUNKER; m Mr. GERTZ

    3. Effie May RHODES b 18 Jan 1892, Fayette Co., IL, d Aug 1895, bur Mt Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    4. Minnie Louise RHODES b 1894 (16-1910), Fayette Co., IL; m Clyde EARP

      Child:
      1. Minnie Louise EARP; m Bob BRENNAN

    5. Vive RHODES b 24 Oct 1896, Fayette Co., IL, d 15 Aug 1981; m 6 Apr 1876, Fayette Co., IL, George W. ISBELL (s/o William ISBELL and Nancy LITTLE); both bur Ramsey Cem., Fayette Co., IL (Note: this family may have spelled their name Isabel)

      Children:
      1. Ruby ISBELL; m Leon CAUBEL
      2. Anna May ISBELL b 18 Aug 1917, d 18 Jan 1920
      3. Willie ISBELL; m Dean STROBEL

    6. Ernie RHODES b 1901, Fayette Co., IL, d 1907, age 6y
    7. Alfred RHODES b 5 Feb 1905, Fayette Co., IL, d 23 Feb 1905
    8. Gladys RHODES b 1908 (2-1910), Fayette Co., IL; m Terry C. HILL, (s/o Lee HILL and Eva MILLER)

      Children:
      1. Norman HILL; m Helen MOXEY
      2. Anna Rose HILL; m Norman FUNDERBURK

    9. Verna RHODES b 2 Jul 1910, Fayette Co., IL, d 1984; m 1935, John H. TURNER
    10. Mildred RHODES b 1912, Fayette Co., IL
    11. Gertrude RHODES b abt 1914, Fayette Co., IL; m Edward HOLTCAMP


CHILDREN OF LOUISA W. RHODES AND THOMAS B. STOKES
(Child #6 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

Louisa W. Rhodes3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born in September 1844 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died in 1901. The name on her marriage license was "Lusezuelthy Rhodes." She married Thomas B. Stokes (1844-1888), son of William R. Stokes and Mary Scribner, on November 7, 1860 in Fayette County, Illinois. They were living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois when the censuses were taken in 1870, 1880, and in 1900. Louisa and two of her daughters were listed together in 1900. At that time she was a widow, and the mother of 13 children, three of whom were living. We haver record of 11 of their children; apparently they had two more. Louisa and Thomas were buried in Stokes Cemetery, Hurricane Township, Fayette, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. Mary Lucetta STOKES b 8 Oct 1861, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 31 Mar 1915; m 4 Nov 1877, (Rev) Martin McCallister HICKS6  [s/o Wm. R. Hicks5, James J.4, Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Nancy Caroline HALFORD]; descendants listed under his name in Part III, Ch. 8.5, Descendants of James Jerdan Hicks
    2. Elijah R. STOKES b 1864 (6-1870), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 25 Sep 1887, Montgomery Co., IL, Elnora "Ellen" MYERS6   [d/o William Burton MYERS and Elizabeth Ann HALFORD5 (Wm. S.4, Eliz. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 16 Nov 1869, Montgomery Co., IL, d 21 Jul 1905; children listed under her name in Part III, Ch. 3, Descendants of Elizabeth Harris
    3. William Doyle STOKES b 23 Dec 1866, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 11 Aug 1887, Fayette Co., IL, Rebecca Ann HICKS5 [d/o James Jerdan HICKS4 (Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Nancy Caroline HALFORD] descendants listed under her name in Part III, Ch. 8.5, Descendants of James Jerdan Hicks
    4. Paralee Alameda STOKES 1869 (1-1870), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 5 Sep 1886, Fayette Co., IL, Dickson Liberty DAVIDSON (s/o Adley DAVIDSON and Lucinda SPEARS) b 1856 (30 - 1886), Montgomery Co., IL
    5. Edna Jane STOKES b Nov 1871, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 23 Jan 1889, Fayette Co., IL, McClelland J. RHODES3   [s/o McComas RHODES2 (Alex.1) and Sarah Jane COLE]; children listed under his name in this Part, Ch. 5, Descendants of McComas Rhodes
    6. Antoinette STOKES b 1874 (6-1880), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL
    7. Thomas J. STOKES b May 1877 (23-1900), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 1st Hannah b Feb 1873; m 2nd Sarah J. (1873-1953); lvd Seminary Twp., Fayette Co., IL, when 1900 census taken
    8. Reuben G. STOKES b 13 May 1879, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, (10th child), d 1901
    9. Agnes STOKES b Oct 1881, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL
    10. Delia STOKES b abt 1882, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m Mr. GALLUP
    11. Ida L. STOKES b Aug 1887, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL


CHILDREN OF NANCY E. RHODES AND ELIAS T. MERRIMAN
(Child #7 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

Nancy Eleanor "Ellen" Rhodes3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born September 13, 1845 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died August 11, 1926. She married Elias Terrill Merriman on March 28, 1861 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born April 16, 1843, the son of Dempsey Merriman and Matilda Scribner. He died October 7, 1926.

    Children:
    1. Burnette MERRIMAN b 9 Jan 1862, Fayette Co., IL, d 7 Jan 1900; m 13 Jul 1884, John ALEXANDER (s/o Jacob ALEXANDER and Mary Ann HICKS) b Oct 1865, Fayette Co., IL; lvd Fillmore, Montgomery Co., IL, when 1900 census taken

      Children:
      1. James Hershel ALEXANDER b May 1885, IL
      2. Nellie N. ALEXANDER b Sep 1891, IL; m 14 Jan 1906, Ora D. HARRIS   [s/o William Berry HARRIS5 (Alfred G. Harris4, Ancil M.3, Zach2, Isaac1) and Lenora J. SKEEN; children listed under his name in Part VIII, Ch. 2.2 of Descendants of Alfred Greenberry Harris
      3. Hiram ALEXANDER b Sep 1893, IL
      4. Elijah ALEXANDER b Dec 1895, IL

    2. Dempsey Marion MERRIMAN b 9 Mar 1864, Fayette Co., IL, d 19 Apr 1913
    3. James Martin MERRIMAN b 11 Aug 1866, Fayette Co., IL, d 27 Apr 1979; m 11 Aug 1887, Fayette Co., IL, Adaline WHITTEN, (d/o Martin H. WHITTEN and Clarissa WILLIAMS) b 1861 (9-1870), Fayette Co., IL
    4. + Harriet L. MERRIMAN   b 22 Mar 1870; m Henry Hinton ALEXANDER; m 2nd Henry MOORE
    5. Mary Ann Matilda MERRIMAN 16 Sep 1872, Fayette Co., IL, d 9 Feb 1920; m 1st 22 Mar 1891, Fayette Co., IL, St. Clair Odell DAVIS   [s/o Joseph C. DAVIS and Sarah Lucretia HARRIS5 (Thos., D.4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1)]children listed under his name in Part III, Ch. 7.3 of Descendants of Thomas D. Harris; m 2nd 18 Jun 1904, Montgomery Co., IL, George Washington DAVIS, older brother of St. Clair Odell DAVIS; their child listed under his name in Part III, Ch. 7.3 of Descendants of Thomas D. Harris
    6. William Alexander MERRIMAN b 12 Aug 1874, Fayette Co., IL, d 12 Jun 1962; m 24 May 1896, Fayette Co., IL, Martha Ann STOKES (d/o John Milton STOKES and Elizabeth FLEET) b 1875 (5-1880), Fayette Co., IL
    7. Maud Jane MERRIMAN b 3 Nov 1877, Fayette Co., IL
    8. Rachel Louise MERRIMAN b 1 Dec 1880, Fayette Co., IL, d 19 Feb 1952, St. Clair, MI; m 15 Apr 1901, Thomas Whitten DAVIS   [s/o Joseph C. DAVIS and Sarah Lucretia HARRIS5 (Thos., D.4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] children listed under his name in Part III, Ch. 7.3 of Descendants of Thomas D. Harris


CHILDREN OF HARRIET L. MERRIMAN AND HENRY HINTON ALEXANDER
(Child #4 of Nancy Eleanor Rhodes and Elias Terrill Merriman)

Harriet L. Merriman4 (Nancy E. Rhodes3, Thos.2, Alex.1) was born March 22, 1870 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died in 1948. She married Henry Hinton Alexander son of Jacob Alexander and Mary Ann Hicks on March 1, 1858 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born in December 1858 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died in 1925. They lived in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois at census time in 1900 and 1910. After her husband's death she married Henry Moore.

    Children:
    1. Martha M. A. ALEXANDER b 1888, IL, d 11 Aug 1889 (age 1y 8d), bur Harris Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    2. Joel A. ALEXANDER b 20 Apr 1890, IL, d 21 Jul 1915, bur Harris Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    3. Rosa D. ALEXANDER b Jan 1891, IL
    4. William H. ALEXANDER b 27 Jan 1894, IL, d 29 Dec 1925, bur Harris Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    5. Velva ALEXANDER b 1897 (13-1910), IL
    6. Mary Ann ALEXANDER b 1899, IL, d 1927
    7. Gordon ALEXANDER b 1901, IL, d 14 Jan 1902, bur Harris Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    8. Jetta P. ALEXANDER b 10 Apr 1905, IL, d 17 Apr 1905, bur Harris Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    9. Mabel ALEXANDER b 27 Apr 1908, IL, d 7 Apr 1925, bur Harris Cem., Fayette Co., IL


CHILDREN OF AMERICA E. RHODES AND FRANKLIN J. S. FREEMAN
(Child # 8 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

America E. Rhodes3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born in October 1847 in Fayette County, Illinois. She married Franklin J.S. Freeman, son of Gideon A. Freeman and Rebecca H. Donaldson, on August 8, 1866. He was born in May 1847 in Illinois. They were living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois in 1870 and 1880, and in Fillmore Township, Montgomery County, Illinois in 1900 and 1910.

    Children:
    1. Lauri An FREEMAN b 1867 (3-1870), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 27 Dec 1885, Montgomery Co., IL, Frederick EVANS (s/o John Evans and Elizabeth WHITTEN)
    2. Roxie FREEMAN b 1868 (12-1880), IL (name spelled "Rockcy" on census)
    3. Norris G. FREEMAN b 1869 (age 11 mo 1870), IL, d 26 Mar 1873 (age 3y 8m 26d)
    4. Joseph B. FREEMAN b 1874 (6-1880), IL;
    5. Moses A. FREEMAN b Jan 1877 IL; m 6 Jul 1902, Montgomery Co, IL, Frances Effie TOBERMAN (d/o Peter TOBERMAN and Nancy ALLEN) b 1873, Montgomery Co., IL; 1910 census for Montgomery Co., IL shows she was mother of one child, none living
    6. Elijah C. FREEMAN b Mar 1880, IL
    7. Charlotte FREEMAN b Oct 1881, IL
    8. (Infant) FREEMAN, d 1885, bur Little Hickory Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    9. Charles D. FREEMAN b Nov 1886, IL
    10. Barnett D. FREEMAN b Jan 1888, IL
    11. Paul R. FREEMAN b Sep 1892, IL


CHILDREN OF MARGARET E. RHODES AND JOHN HENRY SLATER
(Child #9 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

Margaret E. Rhodes3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born in 1850 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died in 1920. She was buried in Ramsey Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. She married John Henry Slater on September 6, 1876 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born in 1848, and died February 4, 1888, age 39 years 6 months and 3 days. He was buried in Stokes Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. They were living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois, in 1880. Margaret was living with her son-in-law Zachary Taylor Harris and daughter, Laura, in Ramsey Township, Fayette County, Illinois in 1900.

    Children:
    1. Laura "Luri" SLATER b Jun 1877, Fayette Co., IL; m 23 Oct 1895, Fayette Co., IL, Zachary Taylor HARRIS   [s/o William Alexander HARRIS4 (Thos. W. Harris3, Zach. Harris2, Isaac1) and Mary Ann PRATER] b Mar 1876, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL
    2. Thomas John SLATER b 21 Mar 1879, Fayette Co, IL; m Nancy Edna LITTLE (d/o William LITTLE and Melvina D. CARLOCK) b May 1875, IL; lvd Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL when 1910 census taken

      Children:
      1. Eva H. SLATER b 1906 (4-1910), IL
      2. Marian SLATER b 1908 (age 1y 10 mo 1910), IL

    3. Meredith E. SLATER b 1886, Fayette Co., IL, d 16 Sep 1887 (age 1y 6m)


CHILDREN OF DAVID EPHRAIM RHODES AND HENRIETTA THOMPSON
(Child #10 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

David Ephraim Rhodes3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born January 5, 1852 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died December 29, 1915. He married Henrietta Thompson, daughter of Samuel and Lucinda Thompson, on January 11, 1877 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born August 7, 1851 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died May 6, 1930. They were buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. Iona RHODES b 17 Feb 1878, Fayette Co., IL, d 1967; m Edward M. STOKES (1878-1958); both bur Ramsey Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    2. Cora Belle RHODES b 18 May 1879, Fayette Co., IL, d 31 Jan 1931; m 20 Mar 1901, Britus Edward HAMBLEN (1881-1943); both bur Ramsey Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    3. Idell RHODES b 4 Jun 1885, Fayette Co., d 1965; m 3 Nov 1907, William Douglas ENGLAND (1885-1970); both bur Ramsey Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    4. Elvis RHODES b 28 Aug 1888, Fayette Co., IL; m Minnie MORELAND
    5. Georgia Ann RHODES b 6 Feb 1893, Fayette Co., IL; m 16 Nov 1913, Delbert ENGLAND
    6. Mina Gladys RHODES b 16 Nov 1897, Fayette Co., IL; m Nova CASEY


CHILDREN OF ELIJAH RHODES AND WIVES
(1) ELIZABETH L. CASEY (2) EMILY J. HICKS

(Child #11 of Thomas Rhodes and Penina Stancil)

Elijah Rhodes3 (Thos.2, Alex.1) was born in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois, in about 1854; he was 16 years of age in 1870. He died in 1900. He married Elizabeth L. Casey, daughter of John Casey and Lavina Hilton, on April 3, 1873 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born April 8, 1857 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died December 10, 1887 in Oconee, Shelby County, Illinois. He and his second wife, Emily Jane Hicks, daughter of Jefferson Hicks and Frances Priscilla Sears, were married on March 19, 1889 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born August 12, 1861 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died June 24, 1953 in Pana, Christian County, Illinois. They were living in Audubon Township, Montgomery County, Illinois in 1880, and in Ramsey Township, Fayette County, Illinois, in 1900. After Elijah's death, Emily Jane married William Harvey Rhodes, son of McComas Rhodes2 (Alex1) and Sarah Jane Cole.

    Children of Elijah Rhodes and Elizabeth L. Casey:
    1. Lavina P. RHODES b Dec 1875, Fayette Co., IL, d 1916; m 1st 10 Jun 1894, Fayette Co., IL, John KLINGHAMMER (s/o Andrew and Mary KLINGHAMMER) b 1874, m 2nd Mr. FARBER
    2. Thomas Walter RHODES b 22 Dec 1877, Fayette Co., IL; m 7 Mar 1900, Effie D. FISH (d/o John Calvin FISH and Margaret A. NOWLIN) b 5 Apr 1879, IL, d 22 Jun 1904, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    3. Mary Lucinda RHODES b Jan 1880, Fayette Co., IL; m Mr. DRENNEN
    4. Levi Davidson RHODES b abt 1881, Fayette Co., IL
    5. + Alta P. RHODES   b 20 Jan 1882; m Howard SLATER
    6. Elijah Delbert RHODES b 1884, d 1884 (age 21d)
    7. Elma K. RHODES b 10 Jun 1885, d 1879; m Fred KLINGHAMMER (s/o Andrew KLINGHAMMER and Mary LAWSON) (1885-1973); lvd Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, at census time in 1910

      Children:
      1. Corda KLINGHAMMER b 1905 (8-1910), IL
      2. Ester KLINGHAMMER b 1909 (1-1910), IL
      3. Ina KLINGHAMMER; m (Rev.) Clifford HOFFMAN

    Children of Elijah Rhodes and Emily Jane HICKS:
    1. Bessie RHODES b Jan 1890, Fayette Co., IL; m 1st Joel R. HILL,   [s/o Joseph Preston HILL and Catherine HICKS5 (Alfred R.4, Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 11 Apr 1880, Fayette Co., IL; children listed under his name in Part III, Ch. 8.1 of Descendants of Alfred R. Hicks; m 2nd William S. HILL (s/o Richard J. HILL and Nancy J. WEBB) b 1878 (2-1880), Fayette Co., IL, m 3rd Noah MERRIMAN
    2. Ray RHODES b Mar 1892, Fayette Co., IL
    3. Fay Florence RHODES b 12 Aug 1896, Fayette Co.; m 29 Jul 1919, Fayette Co., IL, Jesse James RHODES6  [s/o George Jefferson RHODES5 (Mary A. Hicks4, Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Harriet Etheline DAVIS] b 13 Jul 1894, Fayette Co., IL; children listed under his name in Part III, Ch. 8.2, Descendants of Mary A. Hicks;
    4. Louie V. RHODES b 16 Sep 1898, Fayette Co., IL, d 19 Dec 1978, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 28 Jul 1919, Montgomery Co., IL, Ida Mae FUNDERBURK


CHILDREN OF ALTA P. RHODES AND HOWARD SLATER
(Child #5 of Elijah Rhodes and Elizabeth L. Casey)

Alta P. Rhodes4 (Elijah3, Thos.2, Alex.1) was born January 20, 1882 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died December 27, 1971 at Peoples Hospital in Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa. She married Howard Slater. Four children were named in the obituary of Alta Slater which appeared in the Ramsey News Journal on 6 Jan 1972. They were Cecil, Dale, Clifford, and Zoe Slater. The obituary of their son, Lynn O. Slater, follows:

Lynn O. Slater:
Lynn O. Slater, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 1971 while he and his wife were visiting in Texas. He was the son of Howard and Alta (Rhodes) Slater, former residents of Ramsey and Oconee communities. His father passed away some years ago. He leaves his wife, one son, Duane Slater of Springville, Ill, one daughter, of Waterloo, Iowa, four grandchildren, his mother, sister, Zoe Vonda Vore, and four brothers, Cecil and Dale, both of Aurora, Iowa, Clifford of Jessup, Iowa, and James of Amherst, Wisc. He was a nephew of Louie V. Rhodes of Ramsey, Bessie Merriman, Fay and Ray Rhodes of Pana, and Elma Klinghammer of Decatur, Ill. He was brought back to Cedar Falls for burial.
    Children named in obituary of Alta Slater:
    1. Cecil SLATER, of Aurora, IA
    2. Dale SLATER, of Aurora, IA
    3. Clifford SLATER, of Jessup, IA
    4. Zoe SLATER, of Aurora, IA
    5. Lynn O. SLATER, d 25 Jan 1971


Research sources are listed in the Appendix

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