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Part V - Elizabeth   |   Part VI - Mary   |   Part VII - Reuben   |   Part VIII - Zachariah   |   Part IX - Alexander Rhodes

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Ch 1 - Sterling   |   Ch 2 - Martha   |   Ch 3 - Elizabeth   |   Ch 3.7 - Andrew W Halford   |   Ch 4 - Joel   |   Ch 5 - Frances
Ch 6 - Benjamin   |   Ch 7 - William B.   |   Ch 7.1 - Frances Jane   |   Ch 7.1.2 - Cynthia F. Sears   |   Ch 7.3 - Thomas D.
Ch 7.4 - William Marble   |   Ch 7.6 - Mary A.   |   Ch 7.7 - Benjamin A.   |   Ch 7.8 - Elizabeth M.   |   Ch 7.11 - Mahala E.
Ch 8 - Catherine   |   Ch 8.1 - Alfred R. Hicks   |   Ch 8.2 - Mary A. Hicks   |   Ch 8.3 - Mahala Hicks   |   Ch 8.4 - Martha J. Hicks
Ch 8.5 - James J. Hicks   |   Ch 8.6 - William B. Hicks   |   Ch 8.7 - Catherine Hicks   |   Ch 8.8 - Frances Hicks   |   Ch 9 - Mary

Descendants of Mary A. "Polly" Hicks

Chapter 8.2 of Part III, Descendants of Wooten Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

CHILDREN OF MARY A. HICKS AND JAMES E. RHODES
(Child #2 of Catherine Harris and James Thomas Hicks)

Mary A. "Polly" Hicks4 (Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born March 16, 1824, in Maury County, Tennessee, and died December 12, 1897. She married Alfred Greenberry Harris4, son of Ancil Mancil Harris3 (Zach.2, Isaac1), and Keziah Veach, on October 1, 1843, in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born May 30, 1822, in Humphreys County, Tennessee, and died March 16, 1849, in Fayette County, Illinois. Mary then married James Ewing Rhodes, son of   Alexander Rhodes and Elizabeth Pettitte, on October 12, 1858, in Fayette County, Illinois. He was born March 21, 1818, and died December 3, 1897, in Fayette County, Illinois. Mary was his second wife. He was married previously to Elizabeth Reeves; their children are listed under his name in Part IX, Chapter 6 - Descendants of James Erving Rhodes . Descendants of Mary and her first husband, Alfred G. Harris, are listed under his name in Part VIII, Chapter 2.2, Descendants of Alfred Greenberry Harris.

    Children of M. A. "Polly" Hicks and James E. Rhodes:
    1. Nancy RHODES b Sep 1856, Fayette Co., IL, d 28 May 1930, Montgomery Co., IL; m 6 Nov 1879 James H. B. REVIS   (s/o Harris REVIS II and Dorothy Elizabeth SCRIBNER) b Dec 1856, Fayette Co., IL, d 17 Aug 1934, Montgomery Co., IL, both bur Craig Cem., Fayette Co., IL

      Children:
      1. Ettie Belle REVIS b Jan 1882, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 23 Jan 1969; m 6 Jan 1901, Montgomery Co., IL, Frederick HICKS   [s/o Jasper Marion HICKS5 (Alfred R.4, Catherine Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Sarah Caroline HERRIN] b 12 Aug 1880, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL, d 15 Jun 1942, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL; both bur Nokomis, Montgomery Co., IL; children listed under his name in this Part, Chapter 8.1, Descendants of Alfred R. Hicks.
      2. Ida REVIS b Mar 1888, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m Dick SANDERS
      3. Charles REVIS, b Jan 1890, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL
      4. Polly REVIS b Mar 1893, Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL; m 6 Sep 1912, Eliott Floyd RHODES6   [s/o James Jerdan RHODES5 (Martha J. Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Nancy Drucilla HICKS5 (Lucinda E. Harris4, Thos. W.3, Zach.2, Isaac1)] obituary under his name ; in this Part, Ch. 8.4, Descendants of Martha Jane Hicks [note: James Jerden RHODES3 (also s/o Elliott W.2, Alex1)]

    2. + John Anderson RHODES   b 20 Nov 1857, Fayette Co., IL; m Settie Sarah BECK
    3. Martha Jane RHODES b Dec 1858, Fayette Co., IL; m 16 Mar 1878, Fayette Co., IL, Thomas Joel SCRIBNER   [s/o Pleasant Frank SCRIBNER and Elizabeth M. HARRIS4 (Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1)] b Aug 1856, Fayette Co., IL; children listed under his name in this Part, Ch. 7.8, Descendants of Elizabeth M. Harris
    4. Mary RHODES b Sep 1860, Fayette Co., IL, d 1936, bur Little Hickory Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 25 Apr 1895, Fayette Co., IL, Thomas Ewing COLE (s/o John COLE and Rutha Carolyn CONNER) b 18 Mar 1844, Fayette Co., IL, d 28 Nov 1931, she was his second wife; he had nine children by his first wife, Melissa Jane FISH
    5. + Thomas Alexander RHODES   b Apr 1862, Fayette Co., IL; m Mary Jane MERRIMAN
    6. + George Jefferson RHODES   b 26 May 1864, Fayette Co., IL, m Harriet Etheline DAVIS


CHILDREN OF JOHN A. RHODES AND SETTIE S. BECK
(Child #1 of Mary A. Hicks and James Ewing Rhodes)

John Anderson Rhodes5 (Mary A. Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born November 20, 1857, Fayette County, Illinois, and died July 26, 1931, in Fayette County. He married Settie Sarah Beck, daughter of Nathaniel Beck and Sarah Matthews, on February 21, 1884, in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born in January, 1862, and died in 1931. The date of her birth was given in the Fayette County, Illinois 1900 census for Hurrricane Township. They were buried in Little Hickory Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. (son) RHODES b abt 1886, IL, d in infancy
    2. Mary E. RHODES b July 1888, IL
    3. James Franklin RHODES b Sep 1889, IL, d 27 Jul 1909, age 20
    4. Ada B. RHODES b Aug 1891, IL; m Mr. HAYES
    5. Noi E. RHODES b 22 Jul 1893, IL; m Mr. BROWN
    6. John Freddie RHODES 14 May 1895, IL, d 14 Dec 1957, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 7 Nov 1916, Edna WILSON (1899-1967)
    7. Alpha F. RHODES b Feb 1897, IL; m Mr. FISH


CHILDREN OF THOMAS A. RHODES AND MARY J. MERRIMAN
(Child #5 of Mary A. Hicks and James Ewing Rhodes)

Thomas Alexander Rhodes5 (Mary A. Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born in April, 1862 in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois, and died there on December 13, 1928. He married Mary Jane Merriman, daughter of Mathias Ferrin "King" Merriman and Harriet Culbertson. Mary Jane was born in January, 1871 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died there in 1947. They were buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. Walter Ferrin RHODES b 22 Jun 1891, Fayette Co, IL; m Susie Mae  ? 

      Child of Walter F. Rhodes and Susie M.  ? :
      1. (infant son) RHODES d 11 Sep 1913, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL

    2. Ina P. RHODES b Jan 1893, Fayette Co, IL; m Joseph A. RHODES   [s/o John William RHODES5 (Martha J. Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Lucinda Elender RHODES5 (Robt. H.4, Susannah Harris3, Zack.2, Isaac1)]; he m 1st 17 Aug 1902, Fayette Co., IL, Ivy BOYD (d/o Charles Albert Riley BOYD and Sarah ann SPEARS) b 18 Aug 1887, d 3 Jun 1905, bur Little Hickory Cem., Fayette Co., IL; children of both marriages listed under his name in this Part, Ch. 8.4, Descendants of Martha Jane Hicks ; [note: John William RHODES3 (also s/o Elliott W.2, Alex1)]
    3. Lillie Mae RHODES b 10 Jun 1895, Fayette Co, IL, d 6 Jan 1985, Nokomis, Montgomery Co., IL; m 14 Jul 1914, Ernest LeRoy COLE [s/o John Mitchell COLE and Martha Ann RHODES5   (Martha J. Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1)], children listed under his name in this Part, Ch. 8.4, Descendants of Martha Jane Hicks; A copy of her obituary follows:
      Services for Mrs. Lilly May Cole of Nokomis were held Wednesday Jan 9, at 1 p.m. in Sutton Funeral home there, with the Rev. Harold Wise officiating. Burial was in Nokomis Cemetery. Mrs. Cole, age 89 last June 10, died Jan. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Golden Manor nursing home in Nokomis.

      Born in Ramsey, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Marman (sic) [Merriman] Rhodes, she married Ernest Cole there on July 14, 1914. He died in 1946.

      Mrs. Cole was a member of the First Baptist Church at Nokomis. She is survived by three sons, and three daughters, Victor Cole of Ramsey, Claud, Reuben and Mrs. Verner (sic) [Verna] Eller, all of Nokomis, Mrs. Gladys Roe of Centralia, and Mrs. Martha Sides of Mt. Olive, with 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers, two sisters, one son and one granddaughter.

      [Note: the son who died was Vern LeRoy Rhodes who was born 10 Dec 1922 and died 19 Dec 1969.]
    4. Matt F. RHODES b 25 Oct 1899, Fayette Co., IL, d 27 Jan 1974; m 1st 7 Apr 1920, Viola E. LEIGH b 21 Oct 1895, d 22 Sep 1954; both bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m 2nd 17 Oct 1955, Gertrude MURKIN (d/o Neri and Emma MERKIN) b 5 Mar 1910, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL, d 20 Sep 1978, Decatur Memorial Hosp., Decatur, Macon Co., IL, bur Craig Cem., Fayette Co., IL; she m 1st John Melvin SANDERS
      Obituary of Matt F. Rhodes
      (Sunday, Jan. 27, 1974)

      Matt F. Rhodes, 74, of Ramsey, was dead on arrival 2 p.m. Friday at Pana Community Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Miller funeral Home, Ramsey, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, near Ramsey.

      He was born in Fayette County, the son of Thomas and Mary Rhodes. He is a retired farmer and a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He married Viola Leigh April 7, 1920. She died September 22, 1954. He then married Gertrude Sanders Oct. 17, 1955. Surviving are his wife; daughter Mrs. Clarence (Velma) Walker of Tower Hill; six step children, sister, Mrs. Lillie Cole of Nokomis; three grandchildren; ... three great grand children.
      Children of Matt F. Rhodes and Viola E. Leigh:
      1. Lois Luella RHODES b 24 Jan 1921, Fayette Co., IL, d 25 Sep 1921, bur next to parents in Mt. Carmel Cem., Hurricane Twp., Fayette Co., IL
      2. Velma RHODES; m Clarence WALKER

    5. Myrtle Elizabeth RHODES b 25 Nov 1902, nr Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL, d 20 Jun 1970, bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m Aug 1920, Montgomery Co., IL, Jesse Bell COLE (s/o Alameda Rosetta COLE, who died at his birth) b 22 Aug 1883, Fayette Co., IL, d 20 Apr 1970, Decatur, Macon Co., IL; (Alameda Rosetta Cole d/o William O. Cole and Dorothy Eleanor Scribner); Jesse Bell COLE m 1st 1909, Sarah E. RHODES4   [d/o John William RHODES5 (Martha J. Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1), and Lucinda Eleanor RHODES5 (Robt. H.4, Susannah Harris3, Zach.2, Isaac1)]; Note: John William Rhodes also s/o Elliott W. Rhodes2 (Alex1); see obit of Jesse Bell Cole under his name in this Part, Ch. 8.4, Descendants of Martha Jane Hicks


CHILDREN OF GEORGE J. RHODES AND HARRIET E. DAVIS
(Child #6 of Mary A. Hicks and James Ewing Rhodes)

George Jefferson Rhodes5 (Mary A. Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) was born May 26, 1864, in Fayette County, Illinois, and died January 24, 1941. He married Harriet Etheline Davis, daughter of James Anderson Davis and Miranda Catherine Harris, on December 14, 1891, in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois. She was born February 26, 1874, Fayette County, Illinois, and died December 19, 1943. They were buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. Jesse James RHODES b 13 Jul 1894, Fayette Co., IL; m 29 Jul 1919, Fayette Co., IL Fay Florence RHODES   [d/o Elijah RHODES3 (Thos.2, Alex1) and Emily Jane HICKS] b 12 Aug 1896, Fayette Co., IL

      Children:
      1. Alpha RHODES b 13 Feb 1926, IL; m Harold BRUNS
      2. Harlan Harding RHODES b 17 Jan 1921, Decatur, Macon Co., IL
      3. Donna Jean RHODES (liv)

    2. William Wesley RHODES b 12 Dec 1895, Fayette Co., IL, d 11 Jan 1962, bur Mt.Carmel Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m May 1923, Della T. CRAIG (d/o Jacob CRAIG, Jr., and wife Margaret) b 28 Jan 1900, IL

      Children:
      1. Norma Ann RHODES b 13 Dec 1923, IL; m Steve MEYERS
      2. Leo August RHODES b 10 Aug 1928, IL
      3. Cora Ruvanna RHODES (liv)

    3. Martin Lesley RHODES b 13 Oct 1897, Fayette Co., IL, d 11 Sep 1898
    4. Roy Everett RHODES b 1 Aug 1899, Fayette Co., IL, d 1970; m 24 Jul 1922 Lena Viola RHODES   [d/o Charles Ferrin RHODES6, (Lucinda E.5, Robert H.4, Susannah Harris3, Zach.2, Isaac1) and Anna BOYD] b 27 Mar 1905, Fayette Co., IL, d 18 Dec 1989, Nokomis, Montgomery Co., IL, both bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL; [Note: Charles Ferrin Rhodes3 (also s/o Elliott W.2, Alex1)]
    5. Elsie Bell RHODES b 29 Nov 1905, Fayette Co., IL, d 17 Jul 1962; m 12 May 1923 Clarence Lesley RHODES   [s/o James Jerdan RHODES5 (Martha J. Hicks4, Cath. Harris3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Nancy Drucilla HICKS5 (Lucinda E. Harris4, Thos. W.3, Zach.2, Isaac1)] b 4 Oct 1899, d 20 Apr 1970; children listed under his name in this Part, Ch. 8.4, Descendants of Martha Jane Hicks; [note: James Jerdan Rhodes3 (also s/o Elliott W.2, Alex1)]


Research sources are listed in the Appendix

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