Wilkes County, Georgia - Smith-Rhodes Cemetery
Transcription and Genealogical Notes by Lisa Bridges
Located in a pasture about a mile down a dirt road that turns off of Quaker Springs Road, off Highway 44, near Washington, Georgia. The access road is blocked by a locked gate near the home of Thomas McAvoy, Jr.

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LASTFIRSTDate of BirthDate of DeathMarker NotesGenealogical Notes
Rhodes Nora L. 10-19-1857 11-07-1893 Sleep Nora dear and take your rest, God called you home, He thought it best. She was a kind and affectionate wife, A fond mother and friend to all.

Note: Nora Rhodes was my gg-grandmother. I have seen her name alternately listed as Elenora, Elnora, and Lanora. Her maiden name was Smith, and she was the daughter of Jonathan Smith (born ca 1807, died aft. 1870) and his second wife, Eliza E. Eidson (born ca 1818). Nora died three days after the birth of her eleventh child, Samuel Burrell Rhodes. Her oldest child, Frances Elizabeth "Fannie" Rhodes (1879-1928), was my great-grandmother. Nora's father Jonathan Smith was the son of Elbert Smith (1783-1837) and the grandson of Nathan Smith, a Revolutionary soldier whose name appears on the marker for the Battle of Kettle Creek.
Rhodes James S. 11-07-1856 08-12-1908 Lead Kindly Light | May he find joy in the life everlasting.

Note: This is my g-grandfather, James Samuel "Sam" Rhodes, son of William Whitfield Rhodes (1826-1886) and Frances Estelle "Fannie" Hackney (1830-1901). It would appear that Sam was named after his two grandfathers, Samuel Rhodes (1799-1863) and James T. Hackney (ca 1796-1859).
Rhodes Samuel Burrell 11-04-1893 05-08-1894 At Rest

Note: This is the son of Sam and Nora Rhodes, the child that she died three days after giving birth to. He apparently died at the age of six months.
Rhodes William W. 12-24-1826 11-24-1886

Note: These are my ggg-grandparents, William Whitfield Rhodes and Frances Estelle "Fannie" Hackney, married January 24, 1856, in Wilkes County, GA.
Rhodes Fannie E. 10-04-1830 05-29-1901

Smith Infant Daughter 12-14-1888 07-22-1889 d/o Joe W. & H. A. Smith - Beautiful, Lovely, / She was but given / A fair bud to earth / To blossom in Heaven.

Note: I believe this to be an infant daughter of Joseph W. Smith and his wife, Henrietta A. Marshall, who were married in Wilkes County on May 16, 1861. I think this Joseph Smith would be the son of Jonathan Smith and his first wife, Lucy Cosby, so this infant would be Jonathan's granddaughter.
Smith John M. 12-13-1890 08-27-1891 Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.

Note: I don't know whose infant this was, whether another of Joe and Henrietta's or not?
Smith Frank Tupper 02-11-1876 03-27-1897 Make the hope of heaven more dear Note: I believe this to be the son of Nora Smith's brother Jonathan P. Smith and his wife, Nancy "Nannie" Darden.
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