James H. Rhodes

Brief Life History of James H.

When James H. Rhodes was born in 1815, in North Carolina, United States, his father, John Rhodes Sr, was 26 and his mother, Charlotte Brunt Rhodes, was 17. He married Mary Cox in 1832, in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in 1884, in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69.

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James H. Rhodes
Nancy Ann Rose
Marriage: May 1844
Mary Ann Rhodes
Alex Rhodes
Julius Rhodes
Emily Paralee Rhodes
James Henry Rhodes
Robert Riley Rhodes
Edny Rhodes
David Allen Rhodes
Albert Shaw Rhodes
Thomas B Rhodes
Amanda Rhodes
Julia Frances Rhodes
Elizabeth Alice "Betty" Rhodes
Wiley Sampson Rhodes

Sources (15)

  • J H Rhoads, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jas H Rhodes, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • J H Rhoads, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Name Meaning


either a topographic name for someone who lived by ‘(the) woodland clearings’, plural form of Middle English rode (Old English rod, rodu), or a habitational name for someone who came from a place so named, principally Rhodes in Bury (Lancashire) or possibly from one of the many minor places in Yorkshire similarly named, or Rhodes Minnis (Kent). The Yorkshire name sometimes alternates with the singular form (see Rhode and Rode ). The Rh- spelling was introduced in the 16th and 17th centuries by clerks with a classical education, who associated the name with the Greek island of Rhodes, famous in ancient history and mythology. There is also no connection with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century. The surname is particularly common in Yorkshire and Lancashire but occurs with various spellings in smaller numbers widely across England.

variant of Rhode , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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