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The Rhodes Family of North & South Carolina, Alabama & Texas

Updated December 1, 2003

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John Rhodes was born about 1784 in NC and married Mary ____ in either NC or SC and their first known son, John Jr. was born in SC. He bought land in Monroe Co, AL in 1820 where his next two sons, Josiah and Kinchin, were probably born. By 1831 John had moved to Butler Co and bought land there. He died in 1844 probably in Butler and Mary followed him in 1852. John Jr. and Josiah stayed in Butler Co, but Kinchin and his family moved to Wood Co, TX in 1872 and on to Dallas Co by 1894. He died two years later. He first married Lucretia Jane Thornton, but she and their oldest daughter died of diphtheria in 1862. Her family can be traced back to the immigrant, John, who was born in England about 1646 and entered resetled in Isle of Wight Co, VA. Kinchin's second wife was Mary Ann Elizabeth Williams. Her parents, David and Hannah, came from Edgefield Co, SC. One of John's great grandsons, Roy, married Mary Esther Morrison. Her family can be traced back to Alexander born about 1731 in Prince George's Co, VA and Ann Bland. Her family is related to CSA General Robert E. Lee and his to President George Washington.
Others in my family are Emsley James born about 1724 in England; Robert Christopher Cunningham born 1798 in Scotland; Johann Georg Schamburger born in about 1652 in Dresden, Germany; John Doyle born about 1788 in probably TN; John Pledger born about 1650 in Plymouth, Southampshire, England and one of the founders of Salem, NJ and William Price born 1790 in NC.

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