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Edward M. Tripp (1835 - 1884) & Lydia L. Smith (1841 - 1920): Edward M Tripp was a farmer at Warrensburg, Chesterton, and Horicon, New York. He died of tuberculosis. A daguerreotype, circa 1870, is available at the John Paul Rhodes Home Page. along with other family information.Bessie Byrd Wiley (1879-1934) married Arthur Edward Tripp (1874-1949): Bessie Wiley's mother was Carrie V. Wiley (1842-1920) 2nd wife of Benton Wiley. Several pictures of Benton Wiley are posted below.

There is a link below to a group picture of John C Rhodes and Sarah Elizabeth Paris Rhodes. In the picture ...
BACK ROW: 1. John C. Rhodes, Civil War veteran (CSA); 2. Oldest son, John Dixon Rhodes; 3. Young man in background is Paul Houston Rhodes, John Dixon Rhodes' son; 4 & 5 Alice Rhodes Emory and husband Trimm Emory (with mustache, behind Alice); 6.7. & 8. James Tilton "Jim" Rhodes (hat cocked) & 1st wife Edie, & son, John Rhodes; 9 & 10. Harriet Viola (Rhodes) Robertson and baby Howard Lee Robertson (husband Joseph Bartow Robertson not pictured); 11. Silas Rhodes (with mustache); 12. Rosie Rhodes (Silas' oldest daughter); 13 & 14 Naomi Rhodes Alley and daughter; 15 & 16 Sarah Etta Anderson Rhodes, wife of Harry Alexander Rhodes, and infant son John Peter Rhodes b.1909.

FRONT ROW: 1. Sarah Elizabeth Paris Rhodes from Cave Spring, GA, wife of John C. Rhodes; 2. Agnes Rhodes (oldest daughter of John Rhodes, Jr.); 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. & 8. six children belonging to John Rhodes, Jr., Ed Rhodes, and Harriet Viola Rhodes Robertson; 9. Lillian Rhodes, daughter of Silas Rhodes (hands folded in lap); 10. Callaway Alley; 11. Herbert Alley; 12. Daughter of Naomi Alley, name unknown; 13. Harry Alexander Rhodes (standing with foot on rock).

Subjects were identified by John Peter Rhodes, in the year of his death, 1987, except as noted in the following. (1.) John Peter Rhodes in 1987 thought back row 6, 7 & 8 were Ed Rhodes, wife & baby; however, in 1997 James Bedell "Jim" Rhodes identified these as his father, James Tilton Rhodes, 1st wife Edie, & son John Rhodes. (2.) Corrections and additions to Harriet Viola Rhodes and Joseph Bartow Robertson family were provided by Samuel Carlton (Sam) Robertson in 1999. (3.) Information on family of John Dixon Rhodes provided by Bettie J. Rhodes Massfeller and Eugene Dickson Rhodes in 2000. A family bible from the John Dixon Rhodes' family was used as a source of some of the information.

John C and Sarah Elizabeth Paris Rhodes are buried in Liberty Cemetery, Acworth, Georgia. The graves are in the front, near an old foundation, assumed to be that of a church. Only stones marked the graves until around 1958 when John Peter Rhodes (1909-1987) had proper granite markers placed. Several surrounding graves remain marked only by stones; these are probably other Rhodes family members.

John C Rhodes Military Record, from Lillian Hendersonís "Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia."... CSA War info -- Enlisted as Junior 2nd Lt. on May 10, 1862. Promoted to 2nd Lt. Oct. 17, 1862. Reduced to Cpl Feb 1863. Appointed 5th Sgt. Company K 60th Regt. Ga. Vol. Infantry, Evans Brigade, Gordonís Divison.Army of Northern Virginia. Men from Bartow and Paulding counties. Captured Fishers Hill Virginia Sept. 23, 1864. Paroled Point Lookout Md. Mar. 17, 1865. Furloughed 30 days Mar. 1865.

The parents of John C Rhodes were Richard Newton Rhodes, born March 20, 1809, and Martha Shipp, born August 27, 1813, married in Walton County, Georgia on September 11, 1834.

Rhodes, Tripp, Anderson, Wiley
Updated March 11, 2004

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