.
Emmett M. Rhodes 
and
Rebecca Jane Hawkins
.

Updated 25 Jul 2010


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The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, Aug 2009

Contributors:

Dorothy Raines Stalnaker and Mabel Starcher Chapman--See red entries, above-- most of the info on this page is from these two ladies and the members of the various families listed herein. The other contributors (below) are primarily responsible for the information on Emmett's ancestors and their families.

Mary Jo Dearing--m_dearing@hocking.net----see Alexander Rhodes page

Sue Moore - sue.moore@svis.org----Most of the early family data

Daryl Lytton - dlytton@primenet.com----Some of the very early family data.

Historical notes from John A. House, friend of William Litton, see Abraham Litton - a Historical Sketch Karen Borton - silence@sparticus.bright.net. Most of the descendants of David Rhodes and Nancy Sinclair Sandy McSpadden - mcpickle@STC.Net. Joseph Rhodes and Sarah Starcher additions and corrections Clark Blake - Additions and corrections Anna Herbertson - Authors Section. Additions Ilene Winters - Additions and corrections--Ilene is gg-grandaughter of Samuel Rhodes and Parthinia Vandyne ------------------------------------------------------------------------ reformatted from WDC GenWeb Project Home Page http://www.primenet.com/~dlytton/wdc/z0000015.html Additions and corroborations by Mary Dearing. Send Mail to WDC GenWeb: dlytton@primenet.com ( And please also send a copy to me, John Gwin, at jmcdgwin@zianet.com --thanks!)




An Outline of the Family



*20.00-- Mr. Rhodes, b. abt 1702; d. abt 1735; bd. unk.; m. bef 1722 to unk. wife. He lived among the foothills of VA with his wife and three children many years before 1738. He was tomahawked and scalped in his doorway about 1735 during an Indian uprising. His wife and daughter were carried into captivity with other women and children; his sons hid in bushes and escaped to a fort. The women were killed because they couldn't keep up with the Indians' flight across the mountains, but a chief took a fancy to the daughter and adopted her.

*21.02-- Christopher Rhodes, Sr., b. abt 1724; d. abt 1839; m. unk. wives. Christopher escaped the Indians (see above), married, and settled in Rockbridge Co., VA, with his family. A widely known marksman and hunter, he lived to be 115. When Christopher was over 100 he won a Christmas shooting match, sitting in his doorway and steadying his long rifle against the doorface. (This is probably Sue Moore's Christian Rhodes; b. abt 1730; d. aft 1830 in Botetourt Co., VA; hunter, Indian fighter, married several times); 12 ch.;

*22.02-- George Rhodes, b. abt 1760; d. bef 1850 in Jackson Co, VA.; 1836 George moved to Billy's Run, Elk Fork, VA with sons Abe and Alec, locating at the John D. Witten (sp?) farm. Greg and Ben followed later about 1837-8, Ben settled at the Aplin place; m1. _ _ (may be _ Ashby); m2. 1 Jan 1789 Rockbridge Co., VA, to Susanna Peters; 9 children

*23.05-- Alexander Rhodes b. abt 1806-07 Rockbridge Co VA (age 74 in 1880 census); m. Feb 23 1829 to Mahalia (Mahala) Edens (b. circa 1811--age 69 in 1880 census; d. ____); 12 children

*24.10--Isaiah Preston Rhodes, b. 6 Jun 1845 [from stone]--age 34 in 1880 census; d. 19 Apr 1909 [from stone]; bd. Lowe Cem., Roane Co., WV; m. 14 Apr 1864 to Amanda J. Tolley (b. 16 Jun 1843 [fr. stone]--age 36 in 1880 census; d. 4 Oct 1921 [fr. stone]; bd. Lowe Cem., Roane Co., WV); 8 children in 1880 census

25.01--Agnes V. Rhodes, b. ca. 1866 in WV (age 14 in 1880);
25.02--Manuel C. Rhodes, b. ca. 1868 in WV (age 12 in 1880);
25.03--Cordelia J. Rhodes, b. ca. 1869 in WV (age 11 in 1880);
25.04--Emmett M. Rhodes, b. ca. 1872 in WV (age 8 in 1880);
25.05--Mary A. Rhodes, b. ca. 1874 in WV (age 6 in 1880);
25.06--Ezra O. Rhodes, b. ca. 1875 in WV (age 5 in 1880);
25.07--Bennet Rhodes, b. ca. 1877 in WV (age 3 in 1880);
25.08--Alfred C. Rhodes, b. ca. 1879 in WV (age 1 in 1880);

Preston I. Rhodes

Birth:  Jun. 6, 1845
Death:  Apr. 19, 1909


 
Lowe Cemetery
Roane Co., WV
Plot: Row 4



Amanda J. Rhodes
Birth:  Jun. 16, 1843
Death:  Oct. 4, 1921
"Our Mother is Gone But Not Forgotten"
 
Lowe Cemetery
Roane Co. WV
Plot: Row 4


This Emmett M. Rhodes family photo, taken about 1942, was in the possession of Stan and Frances Hamrick of St. Albans, WV. The identification below was provided to me, John M. Gwin, by my mother-in-law, Frances M. Hamrick, before she died in 1996.

Standing, l-r:
Emmett M. Rhodes, Rebecca Hawkins Rhodes, Lloyd Taylor (Cora Rhodes' husband),Virgie Rhodes (Mrs. Jim) Nestor, Dan Ludwig (Delcie Rhodes' husband), Ralph Raines (Alma Rhodes' husband), Alma Rhodes (Mrs. Ralph) Raines, Maysel Rhodes (Mrs. Austin B.) Droddy, Frances Marie Droddy (later Mrs. Stanford Hamrick), Delcie Rhodes (Mrs. Dan) Ludwig.


Seated, l-r: Emerson Ludwig, Dorothy Raines (later Mrs. Brooks Stalnaker), Barbara Raines (later Mrs. Herschel Justice), Robert Taylor, Nelda Taylor (later Mrs. Denny Young), Carl Raines.

Children of Emmett and Rebecca not pictured: Elva Rhodes,
Ocie M. Rhodes (Mrs. Floyd Starcher), James H. Rhodes, Mary Rhodes (Mrs. Willie Carnie), Alsie Rhodes (Mrs. Lloyd Geiogue), Naomi Rhodes (Mrs. Herbie Westfall), Sarah Rhodes, (Mrs. Elmer Fields) Cora Rhodes (Mrs. Lloyd Taylor).


25.04--Emmett M. Rhodes, b. Jun 1871; d. unk.; m. (Mar 6 1890?) in Roane Co., WV, to Rebecca Jane Hawkins (b. 18 Dec 1868 in Roane Co., WV; d. 23 Nov 19__ at Harmony, WV; d/o Benjamin Hawkins & Melinda J. Harper); 12 children
26.01--Elva E. Rhodes, b. 11 Sep 1890; d. 25 Jun 1935 (from gravestone, via Findagrave.com); bd. Lowe Cem., Roane Co., WV; never married; no children

26.02--Virgie Z. Rhodes, b. 12 Feb 1892; d. ; 1 child, father unk.; m1. to John Droddy; div.; m2. Jim Nestor

27.01--Wilmer Rhodes b. ; d. ; 3 children
28.01--Rhodes, b. ; d. ;

28.02--Rhodes, b. ; d. ;

28.03--Rhodes, b. ; d. ;
26.03--Ocie (Osie?) M. Rhodes, b. 10 Oct 1893; d. ; m1. Floyd Starcher (b. ; d. ); 2 ch.; m2. Guy Dudgeon (b. ; d. );
27.01--unnamed stillborn daughter Starcher, b. 1918; d. 1918

27.02--Mabel Starcher, b. 1920; m. William "Ervin" Chapman; one child

28.01--Ronald Chapman, b. 19 Oct 1939; m1. Anna Carol Casdorph, 1 ch., (div); m2. Eunice Joyce Earl; Social Security law judge in Charleston, WV (1994)
29.01--Jennifer Karin Chapman, b. 6 Sep 1966;
26.04--James Howard Rhodes b. 23 May 1895; d. 2 Oct 1918 [fr. stone]; bd. Lowe Cem., Roane Co., WV; never m. (but D. Lytton says m. Mary [nee unk.]);

27.01--? (D. Lytton's source says child born Apr. 1 1906--but that would make Howard only 10 or 11 years old when he became the father--not a likely scenario, it seems to me.

26.05--Mary Rhodes b. 20 Apr 1897; d. 1936; m. William "Willy" Carnie;

27.01--Kenneth Carnie; b. unk.; m1. Bea Perkins, 3 ch., div.; m2. unk.; m3.?
Howard Rhodes
Birth:  Mar. 23, 1895
Death:  Oct. 2, 1918

"He has gone to the mansions of rest."
 
Lowe Cemetery
Roane Co., WV
Plot: Row 1


26.05--Mary Rhodes b. 20 Apr 1897; d. 1936; m. William "Willy" Carnie;

27.01--Kenneth Carnie; b. unk.; m1. Bea Perkins, 3 ch., div.; m2. unk.; m3.?
28.01--Michael Carney

28.02--Doris Jean Carnie; m. Jason Pritt, 2 ch.;

29.01--Stephanie Pritt

29.02--Brian Pritt
28.03--Joyce Carnie; m. unk., 2 ch.
29.01--unk.

29.02--unk.
27.02--Rufus Henry (?) Carnie, b. unk.; d. in WW2; never married

27.03--Mildred Carnie, b. unk.; m. Mr. Barker; 2 ch.;
28.01--Deborah Barker; m. Mr. Ford

28.02--Diane Barker
26.06--Delcie Rhodes b. 20 Nov 1898; m. Dan Ludwig; 3 ch.
27.01--Charles Ludwig

27.02--Robert Ludwig

27.03--Emerson Ludwig, m. _____, 2 ch.; 28.01--son Ludwig

28.02--Candy Ludwig; m. unk.; 1 ch.
29.01--
26.07--Alsie Rhodes b. 14 Feb 1901; m1. Thurman Jones (div); m. Lloyd Geiogue /JEE-og/; no children

26.08--Naomi Rhodes b. 22 Dec 1903; m. "Herbie" Westfall

26.09--Maysel Belle Rhodes, b. 1 Sep 1904 at Vicars, Roane Co., WV; d. 24 Jan 1972; m1. to Austin Bay Droddy [b. __; d. __; bd. in Droddy Cemetery in Walton, WV; s.o. Daniel M. Droddy and Lydia M. (Droddy); b.o. Fred H. Droddy, Howard Droddy, and Smirna (sp?) V. Droddy (Green)]; 1 child ; m2. Andy Molnar in 1969 or 70

27.01--Frances Marie Droddy b. 31 Jul 1925; d. 9 Nov 1996 ; m. 20 Jun 1947 to Stanford Sherman Hamrick (b. 10 Dec. 1922; d. ca. 21 May 2001, ); two ch.

28.01--Rodger Bruce Hamrick b. ; m5. 1994 to Susan (Ms. Stricker, b.; d. ; who brought two daughters by a prior marriage to the family);
29.01--Tanya Stricker b. 1981; grad. Marshall University, May 2003;

29.02--Ashley Stricker b. aft. 1981; grad. Marshall University, May 2006;

28.02--Sharon Lynn Hamrick b. 28 Sep 1951; m. 24 Jul 1976 in St. Albans, WV, to John McDonald Gwin (b. 29 Oct 1947 in Charleston, WV); they have lived since August 1976 in Las Cruces, NM, where both still teach school and have raised a son and two daughters

29.01--Jeremiah "Jeremy" Scott Gwin b. 3 Oct 1978; m. 9 Jun 2006 in Las Cruces, NM, to Kara Douglas (b. 1981)

29.02--Charity Elizabeth Gwin b. 11 May 1980; m. July 2002 at Las Cruces, NM, to Beau Scott Pihlaja (b. 1979)

30.01--Asher Samuel Neeraj Pihlaja, b. Sep 2007 at Bangalor, India;

30.02--daughter Pihlaja, due to show her face in Dec 2010 in El Paso, TX ;

29.03--Sarah Joy Gwin b. 9 May 1981; m. 30 Dec 2002 at Las Cruces, NM, to Jason Deane Johnson, Sr.;

30.01--Jason Deane Johnson, Jr., b. 7 Feb 2003 at Las Cruces, NM;

30.02--Ryan Jonathan Johnson, b. 1 Sep 2004 at Las Cruces, NM;

30.03--Tate Austin Johnson, b. 21 Apr 2006 at Las Cruces, NM;

30.04--Zachary Jacob Johnson, b. 2008 at Las Cruces, NM;
26.10--Sarah Rhodes b. 20 Sep 1906; d. ; m. Elmer Fields; 1 child

27.01--Glenvil Fields, b. __; d. __; m. never

26.
11--Alma Rhodes b. 2 Mar 1909; d. ; m. Ralph Raines
27.01--Dorothy Raines, b. 25 Feb 1931; m. unk. date to Glenvil Brooks Stalnaker, (b. 25 Oct. 1922; d. 20 Jul 2004; bd. unk.); 1 ch.
28.01--Ralph Allen Stalnaker, M.D., b. 4 Oct 1949; m. Linda Strauser, b. 27 Nov 19_ (div.); no ch.


Charleston Daily Mail  July 22, 2004

Glenvil Brooks Stalnaker

Glenvil Brooks Stalnaker, 81, of Dunbar, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

He was a Christian and had been employed by Union Carbide in Institute. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Raines Stalnaker; son, Dr. Ralph Stalnaker of Sutton; sisters, Jerusha Scarberry of Ripley, and Elsie Higley of Bidwell, Ohio.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar with the Rev. Harold B. White Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Ferrell Cemetery, Roane County.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Keller Funeral Home.


27.02--William Carl Raines, b. 25 Oct 1934; m. 24 Nov 1956 to Mary Kaiser (b. 20 Nov 1939); 3 ch.
28.01--Debra Raines, b. 23 Aug 1958; m. 20 Apr 1991 to Dean Sockman; 1 ch.
29.01--Andrew Raines Sockman, b. 5 May 1995
28.02--Donna Raines, b. 3 Sep 1960; m. 20 Sep 1986 to Leslie "Les" Vance; 1 ch.
29.01--William Curtis Vance, b. 6 Feb 1989
28.03--Michael Raines, b. 9 Feb 1970; m. 24 Oct 1993 to Mona Hayes
27.03--Barbara Jean Raines, b. ___; m. Hershel Justice (b. ___; d. 7? Jan 1994); 1 ch.
28.01--Connie Justice; m. to Dennis Zelensnik (sp?)
27.04--Warren "Pug" Raines, ; m. to Betty Harper; 2 ch.
28.01--Tammy Raines

28.02--Rebecca Raines; m. to Tony Veltri; 1 ch.
29.01--Trevor Veltri, b. summer 1993
27.05--Carol Louise Raines; b. unk.; m. to Ron Westfall (b. ca. 1946); 2 ch.; Williamstown, WV

28.01--Lisa Ann Westfall, b. ca. 1968

28.02--Tina Lynn Westfall, b. ca. 1970, former Capt., USAF; m. ca. 1995 to Jeff A. Blackman, Capt., USAF
29.01--Blackman,

29.02--Blackman,

Jeff, Tina,
and their kiddos,
from their
Facebook page

26.12--Cora Rhodes b. 18 May 1911; d. ; m. Lloyd Taylor, 3 ch. 27.01--Orville Ray Taylor, b. 24 Jun 1931; d. 7 Jul 1933, age 2 yrs., 13 da.
27.02--Nelda Taylor; m. to Denny Young; 2 ch.
28.01--Sherry Young; m. unk.; 1 ch.
29.01--Jennifer (nee unk.)
28.02--Susan Young; m1. unk. (div); m2. Bob (nee unk.)
27.03--Robert Taylor; m. Vivian McDonald; 2 ch.

28.01--Robert Dale Taylor, m1. Kathy ______ , 2. ch. (div); m2. Joann _____
29.01--Robert "Bobby" Dale Taylor, Jr.

29.02--Brian Taylor
28.02--James Michael "Mike" Taylor; m. Lori ______ (she brought 2 ch. by a former marriage)
29.01--Jacqueline "Jackie" ______

29.02--Damion John "PJ" _______




Some Pertinent Census Data



From the 6 Jun 1900 Census of Harper Dist., Roane Co., WV
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
RHoH
Race
/Sex
Age
DOB

MS
#yrs
md.
#ch/
#lvg.
POB
S/F/M
Occ/Trade
Profssn.
John M. Gwin Comments
52/52
Emmet M. Rhodes
head
wm
28
Jun 1871
m
10

WV/WV/WV
farmer


Rebecca J. Rhodes wife
wf
32
Dec 1867
m
10
6/6
WV/WV/WV keeping house


Elva E. Rhodes daughter wf
9
Sep 1890
s


WV/WV/WV


Vergie Z. Rhodes daughter wf
8
Feb 1892
s


WV/WV/WV


Osie M. Rhodes daughter wf
6
Oct 1893
s


WV/WV/WV


James H. Rhodes son
wm
5
May 1895
s


WV/WV/WV


Mary M. Rhodes daughter wf
3
May 1897
s


WV/WV/WV


Delsie J. Rhodes daughter wf
1
Nov 1898
s


WV/WV/WV


From the 23 Apr 1910 Census of Harper Dist., Roane Co., WV

Address/
Res/Fam
Name
RHoH
Race
/Sex
Age
Est DOB
fr.Age
MS
#yrs
md.
#ch/
#lvg.
POB
S/F/M
Occ/Trade
Profssn.
John M. Gwin Comments
81/82
Emmet M. Rhodes
head
wm
38
1872
m1
20

WV/WV/WV
farmer, gen. farm


Rebecca J. Rhodes wife
wf
42
1868
m1
20
11/11
WV/WV/WV


Elva E. Rhodes daughter
wf 19
1891
s


WV/WV/WV


Virgie I. Rhodes daughter wf 18
1892
s


WV/WV/WV hotel cook
Evidently Wilmer is not yet born, and none of the daughters is married.

Ocie M. Rhodes daughter wf 16
1894
s


WV/WV/WV


Howard J. Rhodes son
wm
14
1896
s


WV/WV/WV


Mary M. Rhodes daughter wf 12
1898
s


WV/WV/WV  


Delcie J. Rhodes daughter wf 11
1899
s


WV/WV/WV


Alcie M. Rhodes daughter wf 9
1901
s


WV/WV/WV


Naomi P. Rhodes daughter wf 7
1903
s


WV/WV/WV


Macel B. Rhodes daughter wf 5
1905
s


WV/WV/WV


Sarah M. Rhodes daughter wf 3
1907
s


WV/WV/WV


Alma G. Rhodes daughter wf 1yr./
1mo.
ca. Mar 1909
s


WV/WV/WV


From the 29 Jan 1920 Census of Lynn Camp Pct., Roane Co., WV
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
RHoH
Race
/Sex
Age
Est DOB
fr.Age
MS
att.
sch.
A. to
R/W
POB
S/F/M
Occ/Trade
Profssn.
John M. Gwin Comments
FM/185/185
Emmit M. Rhodes
head
wm
48
1872
m

n/n
WV/WV/WV farmer/own farm
There were eight pages in this 1920 Lynn Camp census, and in my quick visual scan of them, I recognized these neighbors with "familiar" last names whom I may revisit later:

Wm. H. and Elisa E. Westfall, 156;
Daniel M. and Lola E. Raines, 166;
James N. and Lottie Hawkins, 170;
Andrew J. and Lillie B. Hawkins, 171;
Henry C. and Flossie Hawkins, 176;
John E. and Mary E. Gandee, 178;
Holly L. and Josephine
Rhodes, 205;
Halleni(n?)
Rhodes, 206;
Miles S. and Malissa J. Rhodes, 208;
Lenox and Cora
Raines, 209;

Rebecca J. Rhodes wife
wf
52
1868
m

y/y
WV/WV/WV none
This is Rebecca Jane Hawkins (Mrs. Emmett) Rhodes

Elva E. Rhodes daughter
wf 29
1891
s

y/y WV/WV/WV none

Naomia P. Rhodes daughter wf 17
1903
s
y
y/y WV/WV/WV none

Macel B. Rhodes daughter wf 15
1905
s
y
y/y WV/WV/WV none This is Maysel Belle Rhodes who will marry Austin Bay Droddy; they will have one child, Frances Marie Droddy, who will marry Stanford Sherman Hamrick; they will have two children, Rodger Bruce and Sharon Lynn; Sharon will marry me; and our daughter Sarah Joy Gwin will marry Jason Deane Johnson, Sr., and name their third son Tate Austin Johnson after his maternal grandmother's maternal grandfather.

Sarah M. Rhodes daughter wf 13
1907
s
y
y/y WV/WV/WV none

Almie G. Rhodes daughter wf 10
1910
s
y
y/y WV/WV/WV none

Cora E. Rhodes daughter wf 8
1912
s
y

WV/WV/WV none

Wilmer Rhodes grandson
wm
7
1913
s
y

WV/WV/WV none This is Virgie's son Wilmer, born out of wedlock and raised by her parents.

From the 22 Apr 1930 Census of Harper Magisterial Dist., Roane Co., WV
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
RHoH
Race
/Sex
Age
Est DOB
fr.Age
MS
Age
1stMd.
A.to
R/W
POB
S/F/M
Occ/Trade
Profssn.
John M. Gwin Comments
167/168
Emmit M. Rhodes
head
wm
58

m
19
no
WV/WV/WV farmer, gen. farm


Rebecca J. Rhodes
wife
wf
63

m
23
yes
WV/WV/WV none


Cora E. Rhodes
daughter
wf
18

s

yes
WV/WV/WV none


Wilmer Rhodes
grandson
wm
17

s

yes
WV/WV/WV laborer, gen. farm This is Virgie's son Wilmer, born out of wedlock and raised by her parents.