George was married twice. His first wife, who he wed on January 19, 1837, in Daviess County, Kentucky, was Lucy Jane Dawson. She died in November of 1860 in Daviess County.
He then wed Elizabeth Phillips on May 14, 1861. She had been married twice before the marriage to George and was married as Elizabeth Lyons.
George, with his brother John A., helped settle their father's estate. Although it is likely their father died before 1840, when he disappeared from the census, it appears his estate was not settled until the death of his wife, John and George's mother. The administration bond was filed on January 10, 1848. on Daviess County, Kentucky. Also signing as sureties were Michael D. Wells and Moses P. Fuque.
He passed away on August 20, 1881, in Whitesville, Daviess County, Kentucky. He is buried at the Cates Cemetery, Whitesville, Daviess County, Kentucky. A memorial page has been established on Find A Grave.
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April 30, 1831 - Birth - Washington County, Kentucky.
1840 - Marion County Tax List - George W. no land, 1 wm over 21.
1841 - Marion County Tax List - On the 1841 Marion County tax list, George is listed with no land and 1 white male over 21.
1850 - United States Federal Census - In the 1850 census, George W. Rhodes, 37, is living in District 1, Daviess County, Kentucky with his wife, Jane D. Rhodes, 32. With them are their children Elizth M. Rhodes, 13; Nancy J. Rhodes, 12; James D. Rhodes, 11; Valentine Rhodes, 5; and Mary F. Rhodes, 2. Also living with the family is John Brown, 17.
1860 - United States Federal Census - In 1860, George is enumerated as G. W. Rhodes, 47; living in District 1, Daviess Co., Kentucky, with his wife, Lucy J., 42. Their mailing address was Owensboro. Living with them were their children, Nancy J. Rhodes, 20; James B. Rhodes, 19; Volentine Rhodes, 12; Mary F. Rhodes, 10, George S. Rhodes, 8; and Rebeca Rhodes, 6.
1870 - United States Federal Census - By 1870, George's first wife had died and he had remarried. George, 57, is enumerated with his children, George S, 20; and Rebecca, 18. Also enumerated in an Elizabeth, who I believe is his second wife, but her age is given as 18. She should be in her 50s.
1880 - United States Federal Census - In the 1880 census, George Rhodes, 66, is living with his wife, Elizabeth Rhodes, 63, in Boston, Daviess County, Kentucky. Living with them are John Blanford, 22, and Annie Baker, 20. George was farming. Blanford and Baker are listed as servants.
August 20, 1881 - Death - Whitesville, Daviess County, Kentucky.
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