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Re: Laurana Elizabeth Rhodes???
Posted by: Betty B. REVELS Date: January 31, 2002 at 07:38:30
In Reply to: Laurana Elizabeth Rhodes??? by Nancy S. Baker of 1076

BURTON REECE AND LOU RHOADS HAD SEVERAL CHILDREN..JAMES HARRISON,JAMES JACKSON THOMAS CLAYTON,(JACK) ELIZA CATHERINE(MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER)OCTAVIA MOLLY GEORGIA LOUISE PINKNEY LAWSON,IRA LUTHER WHO WAS TWIN TO LUWANNA WHO DIED AS INFANT. BURTON WAS A MEAN MAN WHO DID NOT DO HIS FAMILY RIGHT SO THEREFORE LOU HAD TO FEND FOR THEM SHE WAS A REAL PIONEER WOMAN SHE COLD HIT A SQUIRREL WITH A ROCK AND ONCE BEAT A HAWK TO DEATH WITH A ROCK. SHE WAS DAUGHTER OF BURTON RHOADS AND CATHARINE MULL.LOU DIED 3 WEEKS AFTER THE TWINS WERE BORN,ELIZA TRIED TO CARE FOR THEM BY FEEDING THEM FROM A BOTTLE FILLED WITH TEA BUT THE LITTLE GIRL DIED.LOUS FAMILY OF RHOADS WERE FAIRLY WEALTHLY AT THE TIME OWNIG A LARGE MILL,AMONG OTHER PROPARTIES BUT WHEN THE OLDER COUPLE DIED AND THE ESTATE WAS SETTLED ALL THE SIBLINGS RECEIVED A LARGE PORTION EXCEPT LOU AND HER CHILDREN ONLY RECEIVED $10.00 EACH.MOLLY BLAINE ANDGEORGIA DID NOT GET A PORTION EITHER. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU OUT.


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