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Mrs Billy Harden (#47744007)
 member for 2 years, 10 months, 26 days
Elaine Kennedy
Picture of Ellen Gay Rhoades
As you go in the Gate there to the left at that tree Is were Uncle Thad My Daddy Grand paw Mack and grand maw Art is buried .

Added by Elaine Kennedy on Dec 03, 2014 12:11 AM

Elaine Kennedy
Were did you all live when you were growing up Billy ? Can you tell me any thing about Aunt Hattie and Uncle Clate ? I wish I had known them so bad .
How old are you may I ask ? I am the oldest of 9 Kids there is 5 of us living . I am 67 years old and the sister is the baby she is 58 years old.
would love to have Pictures of your Family.
I will share what I have

Added by Elaine Kennedy on Dec 02, 2014 12:17 PM

Elaine Kennedy
Matilda Louisa Stiles
Born : Dec 8,1866 Golaid, Golaid Co Texas
Died : Mar 24,1917 Gonzales, Gonz Co,Texas
Married :

John H. Rhoades

Children :

1. Mack Rhoades
Born: Jan 1,1893 Leesville, Gonzales Co Texas
Died: ,1937 San Antonio, Bexar Co Texas
Married: Nov 5,1919 Dewitt, Wilson Co Texas

Artie Emily( Art ) West
Born :Sep 22, 1897 Leesville Gonzales Co Texas ?
Aug 14, 1965 Leesville Gonzales Co Texas

Children Of Mack and Artie Rhoades
Gillis Marie Rhoades
Born :
Died :

Jesse Leary Jones
Died: Uvalde, Uvalde Co Texas

William Edgar ( Unk ) Rhoades
Oct 21,1922 Leesville Gonzales Co Texas ?
Aug4, 1977 Gonzales, Gonzales Co Texas

2. Jesse Fly Rhodes
Born : Sep 25,1895 Gonzales ,Texas
Died: Dec 7,1950 Baytown, Harris co Texas
Married: Aug 6,1919 Dewitt Wilson Co,Texas

Fannie Lee West
Born: Nov 12,1901 Leesville ,Gonzales Tx
Died: SEP 30,1983 Baytown, Harris Co Tx

Notes: Uncle Jesse and Aunt Fannie Spelled their Last Name with out the a in Rhoades Why I am not sure but all of the Siblings put the a I heard he got tired of spelling it for them and dropped the a.

Three Rhoades brothers married 3 West sisters My Grand parents being a set of them

Mack Rhoades Artie West
Jesse Rhodes Fannie West
Willie Rufus Matilda ( Till ) Miram West

3. William Rufus Rhoades
Dec 23,1885 Leesville, Gonzales Co Texas
Nov 21,1946 " " "
Married: Oct 12,1910 Gonzales, Gonzales Co Texas

4. Thadeus ( Thad ) Rhoades
Apr 23, 1892 Leesville, Gonzales Tx
Jan 21,1964 Leesville, Gonzales Tx

Notes : Uncle Thad was a wonderful Man he helped raised Aunt Gillis and Daddy when Papa Mack when the State Hospital in San Antonio, Texas

5. John Wesley Rhoades
Born :
Died ;
Notes : I think he only lived a Year are so.

6, Willie Jane Rhoades
Born: April 6,1887 Leesville, Gonzales Tx
Married: Apr 5,1906 Gonzales, Texas

Mike Martin

7. James Bentley ( Jim ) Rhoades
Born: Dec 18,1886 Goliad, Goliad Co Texas
Aug 23,1962 Nixon , Gonzales Co Tx

Nora Mahan

8. Hattie Louise Rhoades
May 2,1897 Leesville, Gonzales co tx
May 3,1964 Luling Caldwell Co Tx
Married ;
Samuel Claton ( Clate ) Harden Sr.

9. Ellen ( Gay ) Rhoades
July 17, 1900 Leesville Gonzales Co Texas
Jan 14 ,1961
Married : mar 6, 1921 Gonzales Co Texas

Clifton Caraway
Died :

I am going to Join Ancestry. com again I sure miss it a lot. are you on it are have you been on it you can get tons of info from it
Have you went to Ancient it is free and tons of family pictures I love it.
Layne Let me know if you get this please

Added by Elaine Kennedy on Dec 02, 2014 10:48 AM

Elaine Kennedy
Hi Billy ,
Glad you contacted me It was such a wonderful surprise. I would love to work with you on our tree. I talked with the Same person you talked to and see told me that my grand paw was John Henry Rhodes because John Hiram was not married and lived at home till he was up in years.
but I was told that John Hiram was my grand paw since I was a kid and I asked about it.
Boy I wish I had known to ask question Way back when.
but I guess that is all of us . I am going to start your Info for you. is there any thing you want to know ? let me know .

Added by Elaine Kennedy on Dec 02, 2014 8:28 AM

Elaine Kennedy
RE: 15538626
hello Sweet Cousin Glad to hear from you Please lets stay in touch.

I'm not sure where the Great Grand parents are buried but I will check more on it . I had talked to the same person you did and she told me the same thing but ever since I was told about my grand parents it was John Hiram she told me the same thing she told you but she told me it had to be John Henry I need to get back on and do searching . are you on it ? I love that Site . we did have people in Lavaca I know. I am so happy you contacted me.

I want to know more about my Family I love all my Family.

Added by Elaine Kennedy on Dec 01, 2014 9:47 PM

Diana Moore- Medina
RE: 47498129 & 47498104
I went to the cemetery yesterday, and the place that they are suppose to be, has no stones. But there are some Hermes next to it, but they may be relatives. I hate when people don't have headstones.I will see what I can find out!


Added by Diana Moore- Medina on Oct 13, 2014 7:54 AM

M. S. Taylor
RE: 59268383
This has been done.

Thank you.

Added by M. S. Taylor on Aug 12, 2014 1:49 PM

M. S. Taylor
Nancy Harden Wood-Simpson
I have transferred management to you.

Added by M. S. Taylor on Aug 12, 2014 1:46 PM

Bill and Denise
RE: Find A Grave Memorial #95943286
No problem. Picture transferred. Have a blessed day.

Added by Bill and Denise on Jul 29, 2014 7:09 AM

Eugene Cornelius
Lewis Green Rogers Transfer Request
While I did create the memorial for this gentleman, I no longer manager. Note that find a grave is the current manager - thus your request will have to be submitted to them. Sorry, wish I could help. You will need to use the edit function on the memorial page to request the transfer.

Added by Eugene Cornelius on Jul 24, 2014 2:21 PM

Karen Ziege Bartelt
RE: Herman C Westphal #89982259
So very nice of you to have done that. Wish I could have been more of a help.

Added by Karen Ziege Bartelt on Jul 20, 2014 6:41 PM

Debra Hoch
RE: 24206468
So sorry must have missed the email notice on this just saw it when I signed in findagrave. I transferred several harden family members that I seen. I am only kin to them distantly. If there are any others you would like transferred let me know. I would be happy to do it.

Added by Debra Hoch on May 27, 2014 9:20 AM

debra harper
RE: 120851708
Hello you are very welcome I did for a fried of mine Jennifer Gonzales that was her grandma

Added by debra harper on Apr 03, 2014 7:26 AM

Karen Ziege Bartelt
RE: Herman Westphal
Sorry - I know very little about this branch of the family. All of the adoption events happened after Herman left Wisconsin. Wish I could help more. KB

Added by Karen Ziege Bartelt on Feb 05, 2014 9:14 PM

Karen Ziege Bartelt
Herman Westphal
I got your message. You can transfer them to me if you want, but I really appreciate the link. It's really neat that my great grand aunt now has all of her children accounted for. Seems complete, somehow. Regards, Karen

Added by Karen Ziege Bartelt on Feb 05, 2014 12:44 PM

Libbi Davis
RE: 106622089
Yes ma'am, it was my pleasure. I think I might have another photo if you'd like.

Added by Libbi Davis on Oct 11, 2013 7:18 AM

RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 108328618
We just added the photos as you requested.

Added by jljwtj on May 28, 2013 11:12 AM

I did not
I did not understand your message to me, nor the reason for it. It is okay to request, but there should be a reason. Please also expect the answer to go either way.

Added by Sebastian on Feb 18, 2013 8:12 PM


Added by Sebastian on Feb 18, 2013 12:08 AM

uh yes. Sure.
Yea, right, sure, in a heart beat.

Added by Sebastian on Feb 17, 2013 8:26 PM

dirk bailey
RE: Herman John & Nellie Mae Stobbs Memorial
I think I have the Thompson one... at least I think I recognize the name. There were no other Stobbs, and no Westphal markers in the area.

Call the cemetery office - they'll sort out the exact locations for you. They're good about doing it over the phone, and for family. They just don't like it when I show up looking for 25 locations all within a few days. Let me know the locations, and I'll try to photograph them.

OH - BTW - Ask IF THEY HAVE A MONUMENT - the cemetery office will have that info too... saves me the time of poking around looking for something that might not actually be there.


Added by dirk bailey on May 04, 2012 12:03 PM

dirk bailey
RE: Herman John & Nellie Mae Stobbs Memorial
What names are you looking for? Chances are I already have the photos in my camera, and just haven't posted 'em yet. I've photographed that whole area where Herman and Nellie are buried. Its a hard area to figure out the boundries - but the general area is south of the mausoleum. There is one island that is divided into Bible, Arbor, Memory, Good Shepard, and Babyrest. You can call the cemetery office at 361-882-5497 and they'll give you the exact locations. If you show up to find them, they'll give you the plot maps so you can almost walk right to them.

I'd recommend for the other person you're looking for -Westphall?? I think you need to call the office and post the grave location. The next time I go to South Tx, I'll try to take the picture. Seems nobody else wants to track down the requests in Rose Hill.


Added by dirk bailey on May 04, 2012 11:25 AM

dirk bailey
RE: Herman John Stobbs
Hi Mrs Billy,

No relation. I've been photographing sections of Rose Hill, and he must have been in the section I've been working on. I am still working on the middle section, south of the mausoleum, which must have been where the Stobb's are buried.


Added by dirk bailey on Apr 07, 2012 10:54 AM


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