This project was started late one night in 2000, while my son was ill and sleeping. I worked the graveyard shift so I was home wide awake. I began looking up information on my closest relatives. I started off not knowing very much about who my ancestors were, or where they were from. Now I have over 300 names in my ancestory list and more hopefully to come. I became very excited when I discovered that through the Farrington Line of the family thatI was related to King William "The Conqueror" of England and all the way back through the Vikings to the King of Finland in the year 500 (Just call me "Your Majesty"). Thanks to members of my family and Ancestory.com I was able to do all of this.
03/26/2006 My Mom Diana and I are in Abilene Kansas and we are researching the family on the Vickers side. We have found the graves of Alonzo L. and his wife Sarah, and his father Lorenzo who is buried in Solomon, Kansas. We found lots of additional information, and even met the Coup family who are relatives living in Abilene Kansas. They are related from Alonzo Vickers daughter Harriet. It was great to meet them.
08/07/2006 My Mom Diana passed away on this date from Ovarian Cancer. She was so excited when I started doing my family research and is a big reason why I was so successful. Love you Mom, say hi to all the relatives for me. xoxoxo
02/04/2007 My Great Uncle Kirby (Charles E. Rhodes) died of Lung Cancer this date. He was in Chattanooga, TN.
April 2008 My Aunt Sue passed away from bone cancer this month.
Sue's daughter (my Cousin Jody) also passed away from cancer Dec 2008.
I have received information on my Paternal lineage and it is located on Ancestry.com under The Rhodes Family. It traces the Rhodes name back to the Channel Islands in 1600's.
Enjoy! Rick Rhodes
PS. When you open the Interne Tree, right click your mouse on my name and select primary person and you will see the rest of the family tree. If you want to see detailed information, go to index of individuals and then click on them to see a photo if available and their info.
- Margaret Jeanette (Jennie Mae) Poff (Baker) (9 KB)
Richard City, Marion Co., Tenn - Mother of Beatrice Billy Baker
- Jacob and Effie Mae Moberly 1901 (474 KB)
Photo from Jake Moberly, taken in Missouri they later moved to Laverne, OK
- Peggy (Beatrice Baker) Rhodes and kids (24 KB)
Peggy, Leon (Mickey), Sue and Sharron
- Mc Amis Clan- 1920's Bradley Co., Tenn (59 KB)
From right: Joe, Mary Ellen, Emma Rhodes, Haddie Hooper , Harvey, Julie Hooper, Elizabeth Barnard, Walter, Eddie, Harden, Effie Martin, Auther (Mc Amis kids-some w/ married names)
- Rick in classic boxing pose (36 KB)
Rick was in Boxing from 1973 to 1979. Photo taken at age 11
- Ben Moberly and Sons (38 KB)
From right to left, Ken, Jacob, Benjamin, Frank, and George. Sisters Mary and Betty not shown
- Audrey Iantha Moberly (23 KB)
Great Grandma with Scott Rhodes
- The Graves Family- Sept 1901 (44 KB)
Wife and Children of Zachariah P. Graves
- Rick and Mick (Leon) (12 KB)
I am finally as tall as my Dad (13 yrs old) 1975
- Jacob Moberly (30 KB)
Photo taken in 1901, "nice suit"
- Joe C. Mc Amis and daughter Emma Rhodes (10 KB)
Picture taken in Chattanooga Tn
- C.L. Farrington Family (27 KB)
Photo of Charles L. Farrington, Nannie Graves (standing) Effie Mae Farrington (Moberly) sitting at his side. Martha Rozella Farrington standing. The boy is William Francis Farrington.
- Fun w/ Jody (10 KB)
Taken in California at Grand dad Leon Rhodes house.
- Jacob Moberly (33 KB)
Another 1901 pose. A little more casual this time.
- Melvin Alonzo Vickers (7 KB)
Grandpa at the horse races in Grants Pass, Or
Son of Emmit Vickers of Buffalo, Ok
- Daniel Harmon Farrington (29 KB)
- Jacob and Effie Moberly (39 KB)
The picture speaks for itself. 1940's America
- Melvin and Audrey Vickers (9 KB)
In Shreveport, LA 1945
- Martha Shaw (Farrington) (30 KB)
- Effie Mae Moberly (Farrington) (27 KB)
Picture was part of a set w/ a photo of Jacob her husband. She was very young.
- Diana Dee Vickers (Croteau) (10 KB)
- William (Ramsey) and Charles (Kirby) Rhodes (10 KB)
Taken in 1929 Ringgold, Ga. two years before Ransey's death
- Effie Mae Moberly (Farrington) (23 KB)
My Great Grandma. She was loved by all.
- Leon Glen Rhodes, Jr. (Mickey) (6 KB)
- Leon Rhodes age 13 (8 KB)
Granddad looked pretty happy. He quit school at age 12 and went to live and work on a dairy to help support the family, due to Ransey's alcohol problem. Granddad never forgave his Dad.
- Ricky S. Rhodes (7 KB)
High School Graduation Picture 1980
- William the Conqueror (6 KB)
A distant relative
- Leon Rhodes and kids (8 KB)
Taken in February 1943 with Sue, Mickey and Sharon
- Airman Rick Rhodes (4 KB)
Graduate of Air Force basic training and honor graduate of the USAF Security Police Academy. 1983
- William II Rufus King of England (6 KB)
William the Conqueror's son and also relative
- Deputy Sheriff Rick (51 KB)
Josephine Co, Oregon 1988