|ROBERT RHODES FAMILY
Bertie Co., NC
|Rev. Dr. Doug Showalter -- email@example.com|
ROBERT RHODES [d: abt 1808, Bertie Co.] was the father of EPHRAIM RHODES, who likely was the father of ROBERT WILEY RHODES in Trigg Co., KY. I would like to determine the parents of Robert. To help in that venture, here is a time line of information, presumably about this same Robert Rhodes in early Bertie Co.:
==1759 [17 Jan] Robert Rhodes purchased 470 acres of land in Bertie Co. from DANIEL MURPHY [Deed Book I, p. 347].
==1761 Robert Rhodes purchased land in Bertie Co. from THOMAS PEIRCE [Deed Book K, p. 62].
==1768 Robert Rhodes appears on a list of taxpayers in Bertie Co.
==1771 in September, JOHN RHODES Bertie Co. will lists the following names: Thomas Rhodes, Henry Rhodes, William Rhodes, Charles Rhodes, John Rhodes.
==1776 Minutes of the Sandy Run Baptist Church indicate that the church was meeting in the home of Robert Rhodes [Sandy Run Baptist Church, Record Book 1773-1804, West Chowan Association].
==1781 Robert Rhodes appears on a list of taxpayers in Bertie Co. The following Rhodes taxpayers also appear on this list: Elisha, Henry, Henry Jr., Henry Sr, Isaac, James, John Sr. John Jr., Penelope, Thomas.
==1790 Bertie Co. Census lists the following of some 25 Rhodes households enumerated:
==1793 in November, HENRY RHODES Bertie Co. will lists the following names: Alice, Henry, Mary, Clary Rhodes.
==1795 Robert Rhodes gives land in Bertie Co. to [son] ROBERT RHODES Jr. [Deed Book Q, p. 243].
==1795 in November, JOHN RHODES Bertie Co. Will lists:
==1796 in February, THOMAS RHODES Bertie Co. Will lists:
==1797 JOEL COOK et Ux grants two parcels of land to EPHRAIM RHODES [Deed Book R, p. 443, 444].
==1800 Bertie Co. Census lists the following:
==1800 in November, JAMES RHODES Bertie Co. Will lists:
==1805 in August, JOSHUA RHODES Bertie Co. Will lists:
==1803 in August, SARHA RHODES Bertie Co. Will lists:
==1808 [Feb] The Will of ROBERT RHODES SR. is proved in the court of Bertie Co., NC
|ROBERT RHODES SR. WILL|
|BERTIE CO., NC -- WILL BOOK F, pp. 82/83 -- FEB COURT, 1808|
|[ ? ] = words hard to decipher|
First I tend to [feles?] my beloved wife MARTHA RHODES one feather Bead Sted & cord and two sheets & three blankets two pewter basons and one dish two plates six spoons two knives & forks one cow & calf one horse bridle & saddle one chest four [sellens?] chears one sow & pigs and as much of my kitchen furniture and one negro woman named [PHEBE?] and plantation utensils as my Executors shall think she needs . All the above I tend to her during her life not for her to sell lend or dispose of any part of the same without the consent of my Executors. I likewise give her one good beef & cow 1 pork & fodder sufficient to support her one year.
2ndly, I tend to my Daughter [EURIDICE?] HOWARD the use of one hundred & forty five dollars during her life and should she have child or children then my will is that the money be divided amongst them and their heirs.
3dly I give and bequeath to my Sons & daughters as followith to wit to my son ABRAHAM the sum of one hundred & forty five dollars to ISAAC, to JACOB, TO EPHRAIM TO ELISABETH GLISTON to my sons ELISHA & HENRY RHODES to each of them the sum of one hundred & forty five dollars each--
4thly my will & desire is that after all my just debts is paid that the remainder of my be Equally divided amongst all my children, to wit, ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB, EPHRAIM, ELIZABETH GLISON, HENRY & ELISHA RHODES [p. 83] & ROBERT & WILLIAM RHODES--
Lastly I do constitute & appoint my son ROBERT RHODES & SOLOMON CHERRY [Junr?] [sole/Job?] Executors of this my last will Testament In testimony of which I have set my hand & affixed my seal the day & date above written [?]
SAMUEL SHARROCK ROBERT RHODES [+ his Mark]
State of North Carolina } Feby Term 1808
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