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Descendants of McComas Rhodes

Chapter 5 of Part IX of Descendants of Isaac Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

CHILDREN OF MCCOMAS RHODES AND WIVES
(1)   SALLY ANN HARRIS   (2)   SARAH ANN COLE

(Child #4 of Alexander Rhodes and Elizabeth Pettitte)

McComas Rhodes2 (Alex.1) was born February 16, 1814 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, and died November 30, 1879 in Ramsey, Fayette County, Illinois. He married Sally Ann Harris, daughter of Ancil Mancil Harris3 (Zach2, Isaac1) and Keziah Veatch, on March 25, 1841 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born June 13, 1824 in Humphreys County, Tennessee, and died Feb 17, 1845 in Fayette County, Illinois. They had no children. He and his second wife, Sarah Jane Cole, daughter of John Cole and Rutha Caroline Conner, were married on December 1, 1846 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born in Henderson County, Tennessee in about 1830; she was 40 years of age when the 1870 census for Fayette County, Illinois was taken. She died October 17, 1900 at age 71 years, 10 months, and 19 days. They were living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois when the censuses were taken in 1860, 1870 and 1880.

    Children of McComas Rhodes and Sarah J. Cole:
    1. Richard Tillman RHODES b abt 28 Nov 1847, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 30 Nov 1878 (age 64y, 9m, 14d - birthdate computed from age at death), Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL; m 1st 29 Nov 1866, Fayette Co., IL, Mahala E. HARRIS   [d/o Alfred Greenberry Harris4 (Ancil M. Harris3, Zach2, Isaac1) and Mary A. Hicks4 (Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 10 Jan 1847, Fayette Co., IL, d 7 Jan 1868, Fayette Co., IL, no children; m 2nd 22 Sep 1869, Fayette Co., IL Martha Caroline HICKS5  [d/o James Jerdan HICKS4 (Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Nancy Caroline HALFORD] descendants listed under her name in Part III, Ch. 8.5 Descendants of James Jerdan Hicks
    2. John A. RHODES b abt 1849, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL
    3. Frances Evaline RHODES b 5 Sep 1850 Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m James F. HARRIS5   [s/o Alfred G.4 (Ancil M.3, Zach2, Isaac1) and Mary A. HICKS4 (Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] descendants listed under his name in Part VIII, Ch. 2.2 of Descendants of Alfred Greenberry Harris
    4. + James Asberry RHODES   b May 1852; m 1st Mary J. COLE; m 2nd Telithew J. CULBERTSON
    5. William Harvey RHODES b 1854 (6-1860), Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 10 Jul 1926; m 1st  ? , m 2nd  ? , m 3rd 2 Jan 1910, Emily Jane (HICKS) RHODES, widow of Elijah RHODES3 (Thos.2, Alex.1)
    6. + Marion Ewing RHODES   b 18 Aug 1859; m Mary Jane Elizabeth SHAFFER
    7. Ruth E. RHODES b 27 Aug 1864, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m James F. HARRIS5   [s/o Alfred G.4 (Ancil M.3, Zach2, Isaac1) and Mary A. HICKS4 (Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] descendants listed under his name in Part VIII, Ch. 2.2, Descendants of Alfred Greenberry Harris
    8. McClelland J. RHODES b 24 Mar 1866, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 15 Mar 1939; m 23 Jan 1889, Edna Jane STOKES [d/o Thomas B. STOKES and Louisa W. RHODES3 (Thos.2, Alex.1)]; both bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL

      Children:
      1. William Jefferson RHODES b Mar 1890, Fayette Co., IL; m 15 Feb 1941, Helen Margaret JOHNSON (d/o Ray Frank JOHNSON and Gertrude Jane ROSS) b 31 Oct 1910, Assumption, Christian Co., IL
      2. Lola E. RHODES b Mar 1892, Fayette Co., IL
      3. Martin M. RHODES b Jul 1899, Fayette Co., IL

    9. Willis Edward RHODES b 14 Apr 1868, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 1955; m 15 Feb 1891, Laura F. MERRIMAN (d/o Jeremiah MERRIMAN) b Jan 1875, d 1946, both bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL; lvd Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, when 1900 and 1910 censuses taken

      Children:
      1. Mitchell M. RHODES b Jan 1892, Fayette Co., IL
      2. Ethel M. RHODES b 2 Oct 1894, Fayette Co., IL, d 2 May 1914, Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., IL, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m May 1913, David MULLIKEN
      3. Ora J. RHODES b Dec 1895, Fayette Co., IL, d 2 May 1912, Fayette Co., IL
      4. Delta RHODES b 1902 (8-1910), Fayette Co., IL
      5. Freda RHODES b 1904 (6-1910), Fayette Co., IL

    10. David Easton RHODES b 21 Oct 1870, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, and died 2 Dec 1956; m May 26, 1895, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, Carrie May HICKS5   [d/o Martin McCallister Hicks5 (James J.4, Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Mary Lucetta Stokes] children listed under her name in Part III, Ch. 8.5 of Descendants of James Jerdan Hicks
    11. Julia Ann RHODES b 11 May 1872, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 20 Apr 1888
    12. Silas Clark RHODES b 25 Mar 1874, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 26 Mar 1905, Fayette Co., IL, bur Little Hickory Cem., Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 1st 7 Dec 1893, Fayette Co. IL, Eliza Ann ROBERTSON (d/o Hiram Greenberry ROBERTSON and Luthera C. HARRIS) b 10 May 1878, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 22 Oct 1898; m 2nd 30 Jan 1900, Stella M. MERRIMAN (d/o Matthias Ferrin "King" MERRIMAN and Harriet CULBERTSON) b 20 Feb 1885, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL

      (Note: Luthera C. Harris is the daughter of John R. Harris and Elizabeth Ann Nave. There is no known relationship between them and the descendants of Isaac Harris of Brunswick Co., VA

      Child of Silas C. Rhodes and Eliza A. Robertson:
      1. Mancil E. RHODES b 22 Oct 1896, IL

      Children of Silas C. Rhodes and Stella M. Merriman:
      1. Aaron A. RHODES b 12 May 1901, Fayette Co., IL
      2. Wade Olen RHODES b 14 Feb 1903, Fayette Co., IL, d 16 Feb 1905, bur Little Hickory Cem., Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL


CHILDREN OF JAMES ASBERRY RHODES AND WIVES
(1) MARY JANE COLE (2) TELITHEW JANE CULBERTSON

(Child #4 of McComas Rhodes and Sarah J. Cole)

James Asberry "Berry" Rhodes3 (McComas2, Alex.1) was born in May 1852 in Fayette County, Illinois. He died there on February 7, 1905, and was buried in Little Hickory Cemetery, Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Jane Cole, daughter of William O. Cole and Rebecca Jane Harris4 (Ancil M.3, Zach2, Isaac1). They were married January 28, 1875 in Fayette County, Illinois. Her children are listed under her name in Part VIII, Chapter 2.4, Descendants of Rebecca Jane Harris.

After her death, he married Telithew Jane Culbertson, daughter of John Thomas Culbertson and Mary Pope, on September 25, 1884 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born April 18, 1857 in Ramsey, Fayette County, Illinois, and died there on April 15, 1940, and was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. She was married previously to Campbell C. Harris; and, after James Asberry Rhodes's death, she married John William Rhodes, son of Eliott Wilburn Rhodes2 (Alex.1) and Martha Jane Hicks4 (Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1). They had no children.

    Children of James Asberry Rhodes and Telithew J. Culbertson:
    1. Fred B. RHODES b Jun 1886, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL
    2. Thurman Allen RHODES b Sep 1888, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; m Laura Mae OLDIS
    3. Rutha Eva RHODES b Oct 1890, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; Mr. BURCKHART
    4. Ada May RHODES b Mar 1893, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL; Mr. MORRIS
    5. Homer E. RHODES b Feb 1895, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 26 Dec 1978, Blueville, Christian Co., IL; m Cynthia A. DAVIDSON [d/o Henry C. DAVIDSON and Elizabeth A. MEYER6 (Cynthia F. Sears5, Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b 1901, Fayette Co., IL, d 1973, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL; children listed under her name in Part III, Chapter 7.1.2, Descendants of Cynthia Frances Sears
      OBITUARY OF HOMER E. RHODES
      Homer E. Rhodes, 83, of Edwardsville, formerly of Bingham, died Tuesday Dec. 26 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday in Lesley-Marks Funeral Home, Edwardsville with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Edwardsville. Mr. Rhodes was born in Fayette County, son of James and Telithew Rhodes. Surviving are sons, Lowell of Clinton, Earl of Royalton, and Ronald of Pekin; daughters Mrs. George (Pauline) Forbus, Vandalia, Mrs. Maurice (Dorothy) Thompson, Pekin, Mrs. Sharon Peterson, Knoxville, Tenn; brothers, Thurman and Rufus, both of Iowa; sisters, Ada May Morris, Rochelle, Ida Belle Lindhorst, Pana, 27 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
    6. Eda Belle RHODES b Apr 1897, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL
    7. Cyrus T. RHODES b Mar 1899, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL
    8. Ruffus RHODES


CHILDREN OF MARION EWING RHODES AND MARY JANE E. SHAFFER
(Child #6 of McComas Rhodes and Sarah J. Cole)

Marion Ewing Rhodes3 (McComas2, Alex.1) was born August 18, 1859 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died there on January 20, 1933. He married Mary Jane Elizabeth Shaffer, daughter of John Shaffer and Nancy Cline, on February 20, 1879 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born October 16, 1860 in Tennessee, and died January 3, 1939. She was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. Estella Jane RHODES b 2 Dec 1879, Fayette Co., IL; m 20 Dec 1897, Rev. William S. HILL (s/o Richard J. HILL and Nancy J. WEBB) he m 2nd Winnie EARL; m 3rd Bessie RHODES4 [d/o Elijah RHODES3, Thos.2, Alex.1) and Emily Jane HICKS]
    2. + William Elvis RHODES   b 2 Sep 1881; m Ada A. ROBERTSON
    3. Delbert RHODES b 13 Sep 1885, Fayette Co., IL, d 10 Mar 1975, Vandalia, Fayette Co. IL; m Ida B. WORKER (d/o John H. and Nancy Ann WORKER) b 16 Feb 1889, d 5 Aug 1954, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL, their two infant children buried beside them

      Children:
      1. Paul RHODES, d infant
      2. Fern RHODES, d infant

    4. Alva M. RHODES b Jan 1900, Fayette Co., IL


CHILDREN OF WILLIAM ELVIS RHODES AND ADA A. ROBERTSON
(Child #2 of Marion Ewing Rhodes and Mary Jane Elizabeth Shaffer)

William Elvis Rhodes4 (Marion E.3, McComas2, Alex.1) was born September 2, 1881 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died November 9, 1846. He married Ada A. Robertson, daughter of Hiram Greenberry Robertson and Luthera Harris, on August 17, 1902 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born in 1881 in Illinois, and died in 1970. They were buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. They were living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois when the 1910 census was taken.

    Children:
    1. Edith RHODES (1902-1908), Fayette Co., IL, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL
    2. Velva RHODES b 1904 (6-1910), Fayette Co., IL
    3. Virgil RHODES b 1906 (4-1910), Fayette Co., IL
    4. Cecil RHODES b 1907 (3-1910), Fayette Co., IL
    5. Glen C. RHODES b 1908 (2-1910), Fayette Co., IL; m 1936 Josie L. WILLIAMS, b 1903, Montgomery Co., IL, d 26 Sep 1971, Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL, bur Sunset Memorial Gardens, Loves Park, Winnebago Co., IL; she m previously Forest C. Beck
    6. Marvin R. "Stoney" RHODES b 27 Jun 1909, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL, d 23 Dec 1974, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; m 23 Dec 1931, Helen BALDOCK; lvd Fayette Co., before moving to Belvidere, Rockford, and South Beloit area where they lvd 27 years; bur Sunset Memorial Gardens, Loves Park, Winnebago Co., IL
    7. Ollie W. RHODES (1910-1910), Fayette Co., IL, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL


Research sources are listed in the Appendix

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