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Virginia Hortense Woodruff Rodes
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Birth: Nov., 1833
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1907
Tuscaloosa County
Alabama, USA

Daughter of David and Eliza Antonette (Bell) Woodruff

She always went by the name of Hortense.

She was a school teacher and taught for a period in Selma and for a time in Tuscaloosa probably at her mother's school for girls. She was very well read and an accomplished musician. She also served as the choir leader at the Presbyterian Church in Tuskaloosa.

Married Robert Emmett Rodes, Civil War General, on 10 September 1857 in Tuscaloosa.

The reason that she is not buried with him is due to the fact that the spot that should have been reserved for her was taken up by his brother, Virginius Rodes who served on his staff.


Robert Rodes Jr.
Bell Yancy Rhodes who married J. W. Trainor


Milford Fenn Woodruff
Plymouth Woodruff
David Pendleton Woodruff
Horace T. Woodruff
Eliza B. Woodruff
Zachery Taylor Woodruff 
Family links: 
  David Woodruff (1798 - 1875)
  Robert Emmet Rodes (1829 - 1864)
  Florence Woodruff (____ - 1844)*
  Horace P. Woodruff (____ - 1852)*
  Plymouth B. Woodruff (1829 - 1858)*
  Milford Fenn Woodruff (1830 - 1861)*
  Virginia Hortense Woodruff Rodes (1833 - 1907)
  Zachary Taylor Woodruff (1847 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Tuscaloosa County
Alabama, USA
Created by: charlott jones
Record added: Nov 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120874536
Virginia Hortense <i>Woodruff</i> Rodes
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Remembering a true southern lady.
- charlott jones
 Added: Nov. 27, 2013

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