Rhoda Long was the daughter of Thomas Long and Caroline 'Smith' Long. She was the granddaughter of Moses Long and Rhoda 'Atchley' Long. Also the Smith's.
She worked her way through Mossie Creek College at Jefferson City, Tennessee. Rhoda worked very hard putting herself through school, her mother wasn't able to help her and at this time, her father, Thomas had died. She taught school for several years in Tennessee. Later Rhoda moved to Texas and taught school. Rhoda never married, and was a Baptist.