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Slaves of Charles Rodes Sr, 1725-1805

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Location: Amherst, Virginia, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Slavery African-American US Black Heritage Project
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Owner: Charles Rodes Sr. (1725-bef.1805) of Amherst County, Virginia


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  • All the rest of my negroes not named I desire to be sold at my death.


  • Secondly it is my will & desire that my beloved wife Amy Rodes may have and retain in her possession free from the claim or claims or molestation of any person whatsoever for and during the time of her natural life the following property, to Wit. All my land I now live on with all its appurtenances thereunto belonging with all my personal estate except such as hereinafter named & willed to others. It is my desire she may have as above the following negroes to wit. Tom, Abram, Jesse, Simon, Jack, Harvey, Elijah, Beck, Lydia, Michael & Peggy.
  • It is also my desire that my daughter Anna Martin living in Kentucky should have my negroe woman Kiz & her child Elijah at my death & all the increase of said negroe Kiz except Michael. It is also my desire that my grandson Charles Martin should have Harvey a negro boy at my wife's death & all the rest of my negroes not named I desire to be sold at my death
  • It is also my will that my son David should have my negroe man Gid & Lucy daughter of Milly subjected to the management as above mentioned by the trustee & all the negroes given in my life time [1] [2] [3]


  1. https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Rodes-174
  2. https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Rodes-174-1
  3. http://www.rhodesfamily.org/WILL_of_CHARLES_RODES.php, Charles Rodes, Amherst County, VA, 1805 Will: The Back Rhodes of Our Genealogy

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