RHODES, HENRY DAVID
RHODES, HENRY DAVID (ca. 1819–1866). Henry David Rhodes, planter, was born in Alabama about 1819. Shortly before 1858 he moved from Mississippi to Texas with his wife, Mary, and five children. By 1859 he had acquired 1,514 acres of land in southern Colorado County in tracts lying on both sides of the Colorado River within the James J. Ross survey. In 1860 Rhodes controlled an estate valued at more than $160,000, including 103 slaves-the fourth largest accumulation in the county. Most of what remained of this estate after emancipation was dispersed upon Rhodes's death in 1866. His son Joseph served with the Confederate forces during the Civil War.
Colorado County Historical Commission, Colorado County Chronicles from the Beginning to 1923 (2 vols., Austin: Nortex, 1986). Ralph A. Wooster, "Wealthy Texans, 1860," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 71 (October 1967).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Charles Christopher Jackson, "RHODES, HENRY DAVID," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/frh02), accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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