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From: "Karen Fowler Caldwell" <>
Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY-L] Check out RootsWeb: MDSTMARY-L Benedict Rhodes and Eleanor Medley
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 02:05:58 -0400
Marion Co., Kentucky Deed Book _, pages 306-309
Deed of Partition
William Rhodes Heirs
This Indenture made this first day of February, 1883, Witness that whereas
William Rhodes and wife died several years ago in the County of Marion and
State of Kentucky said and possessed of a tract of land of two hundred and
fifty five acres situated on Hardin's Creek in Marion Co., Ky, the same that
was inherited by them of Benedict Rhodes in the year 1859. Whereas the said
William Rhodes and wife at their death left the following named children,
his heirs at law (to wit) B. C. Rhodes, F. L. Rhodes, Ellen A. Rhodes, Mary
C. Rhodes, wife of Dr. N. Leake, Harriett E. Rhodes, wife of Austin Howard,
William T. Rhodes and Emily V. Rhodes which are all the children left by the
deceased at their death.
The first 2 children are Benedict Constantine and Francis Lucian Rhodes.
The rest are listed in the baptismal records below:
RHODES, WILLIAM & ELIZABETH HARRIETT CISSELL *
Baptized Eleanore Rhodes, 10-18-1832, by Rev. John Wathen at St. Charles
Catholic Church. Birth date not given. Sponsors, Cyprian Rhodes & Ellen
Rhodes. Parents, William & Henrietta Rhodes.
Baptized Mary Camilla Rhodes, 3-08-1835, by Rev. Louis Nicholas Petit at
St. Charles Catholic Church. Birth date, 1-16-1835. Sponsor, Helenda Rhodes.
Parents, William & Harriet Rhodes.
Baptized Elizabeth Harriett Benedicta Rhodes ? Ceremonies supplied
7-15-1838. Birth date not given. Sponsor, Elizabeth Rhodes. Parents, Wm. &
Baptized William Thomas Rhodes, 3-04-1840, by Rev. Louis Nicholas Petit at
St. Charles Catholic Church. Birth date, 12-21-1839. Sponsor, Zachariah
Mattingly. Parents, Wm. & Elizabeth Harriett Rhodes.
Baptized Emily Victoria Rhodes, 12-11-1842, by Rev. Louis Nicholas Petit
at St. Charles Catholic Church. Birth date, 5-03-1842. Sponsors, Wilfred
Medley & Ann Medley. Parents, Wm. & Harriett Rhodes.
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From: "Jerry L. Clark" <>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 10:54 PM
Subject: RE: [MDSTMARY-L] Check out RootsWeb: MDSTMARY-L Benedict Rhodes and
> There are a couple of web sites that claim that the William Rhodes who
> married Harriett Elizabeth Cissell was not the son of Benedict Rhodes and
> Eleanor Medley, but they claim rather William Rhodes born abt 1800 was the
> son of William Rhodes who married Mildred ?, this William Rhodes being the
> brother of Benedict Rhodes.
> I would love to have more confirmation as to known Children of Benedict
> Rhodes and Eleanor Medley, as Well as his brother William Rhodes who
> Mildred ?
> And that may explain why he was born in Washington D. C.
> Any records you can find that sheds more light on the subject would be
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> Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] Check out RootsWeb: MDSTMARY-L Benedict Rhodes and
> Eleanor Medley
> _RootsWeb: MDSTMARY-L Benedict Rhodes and Eleanor Medley_
>>From my notes I have:
> Benedict Rhodes (b. 25 Mar. 1775~d. 21 Nov. 1858) married 13 Jul. 1801
> Washington Co., KY to Elinor Medley (b. 6 Oct. 1781~d. 15 Sep. 1858),
> daughter of
> John M. Medley.
> Benedict's brother William Rhodes (d. intestate 1818) of Bardstown, Nelson
> Co., KY was another son of Abraham Rhodes and Mary Gough. In 1823 his
> Mildred was living in Washington, D.C. Their son Hillary Rhodes lived
> variously in Washington, D.C. and New York City. See Nelson County Will
> Bk. D, pp.
> 30, 44, 126; and Nelson County Deed Bk. 16, pp. 157-159. William and
> Mildred's son William Rhodes (b. 4 Apr. 1800~d. 24 Jan. 1880) married 20
> Nov. 1824
> Washington Co. to Harriett E. Cissell (1802-1876), daughter of Matthew
> In a history of St. Charles Borromeo Church there is a description of most
> of these individuals (Rhodes, Medleys, Cissells, et al). A lot of detail
> put into the description of Benedict: "Of this Mr. Bennett Rhodes, I am
> told, that he was an English gentleman, was elegant in his manners and
> long black cloak and a "stovepipe" hat: that until he came to St. Charles
> old log church had no seats, and he had two benches constructed, one for
> himself and one for his wife (Nelly Medley); that he possessed the only
> four-wheeled vehicle that had ever appeared at St. Charles Church, and so
> great was the
> wonder of it, that crowds of boys and men, and perhaps women, would
> around to see the sight, and a guard had to be placed, to keep it from
> picked to pieces during church. The old man, however, did not ride in it
> himself to church, but starting his wife and children on ahead he rode
> behind it
> on a noble steed, caparisoned with bit and martingale."
> Todd Whitesides
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