Virginia Hortense Woodruff Rodes

  • Birth Nov 1833 Alabama, USA
  • Death 4 Sep 1907 Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 120874536

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 Members






  • Created by: charlott jones
  • Added: 27 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120874536
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Hortense Woodruff Rodes (Nov 1833–4 Sep 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120874536, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by charlott jones (contributor 47003358) .