David Rodes Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

David Rodes Collection, 415 THL

Scope and Content: This collection contains correspondence, genealogies, biographies, and other personal papers pertaining to David Rodes and the Rodes family of Virginia.
(1 box) Last updated 4/05.

Biographical/Historical: General David Rodes was born on Feb. 27, 1795 to Matthew Rodes and Ann Blackwell. He married Martha Yancey on Nov. 23, 1822 and had four children before dying. Frances Louisa Penn became his second wife on May 12, 1846 and bore three children with him. Rodes served in the Virginia State Militia, rising from ensign to brigadier general. He died on Feb. 15, 1862.

Cite As: David Rodes Collection, 415 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Correspondence?1818-1828, 7 items, manuscript

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15 Apr 1818 Capt. Mathew Rodes near Charlottesville, Virginia Jno Wills  
3 May 1822 Mr. David Rodes. Lynchburg, Virginia ? Lauthall Sale of father?s land
15 May 1822 Mr. Matthew Rodes, Albemarle ? Lauthall, Charlottesville Sale of father?s land; survey
9 Aug 1823 Capt. David Rodes, Lynchburg Jack? Yancey  
30 Dec 1826 Capt. Rodes, Lynchburg Jack? Yancey, Bedford  
12 Nov 1828 Col. David Rodes, Lynchburg Robert O. Burton, West Point, New York  

Correspondence?1830-1839, 27 items, manuscript

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12 Jul 1830 Capt. David Rodes, Lynchburg, Virginia J. Yancey Jr., Key West, Florida  
7 Jun 1832 Genl. David Rodes, Lynchburg N. M. Taliaferro, Rocky Mount, Virginia  
12 Feb 1833 Col. David Rodes, Lynchburg Jno. M. Yancey, New Orleans  
4 May 1833 Mrs. D. Rodes (Dear Mother), Lynchburg D. Rodes, Rocky Mount  
1 May 1835 Mrs. Martha Rodes, Lynchburg J.M.Y., Green County  
2 Apr 1837 Mrs. Martha Rodes, Lynchburg (My Dear sister) C.D. Yancey, New Orleans  
15 Jul 1837 Mrs. Martha Rodes, Lynchburg (My Dear sister) Jno. M. Yancey Tells woman of his visit to Richmond
15 Sept 1837 Genl D. Rodes B. ? Rogull,  
13 Oct 1837 Gen. Rhodes [sic], Lynchburg Lucinda S. Redd Regarding her uncle, Col. Staples
18 Oct 1837 Mrs. Martha Rodes, Lynchburg ? Yancey, Cumberland  
3 Mar 1838 Gen. D. Rodes of Burton & Rodes, Lynchburg E. ? Burton, Baltimore  
8 May 1838 Gen. David Rodes, Lynchburg Ro. J. Yancey, Cape Girardeau  
30 Dec 1838 Gen. D. Rodes, Lynchburg John ? Bullock  
12 Feb 1839 Genl. David Rodes, Lynchburg Anthony M. Dupuy, Martinsville Seven stores located in county (Martinsville)
2 May 1839 Genl D. Rodes, Lynchburg Wm. S. Reid Jr., Lynchburg  
3 May 1839 Genl. D. Rodes, Lynchburg F. A. Ford, P. Edward  
17 May 1839 Genl. David Rodes, Lynchburg S. Hancock, Charleston, South Carolina Selling of a small bay mare
23 Sept 1839 David Rodes, Esq., Lynchburg P.? Ward, Warrenton? Concerns the property of a Mr. Wills
8 Jun 1839 Gen. D. Rodes, Lynchburg F. A. Ford, P. Edward C.H. Regarding tickets
29 Jul 1839 Gen. D. Rodes, Lynchburg F. A. Ford, P. Edward C.H. Regarding tickets
15 Dec 1839 Genl David Rodes, Lynchburg A. Staples, Patrick Co House Concerns bond of William Bailey, P.N. Scott, and S.B. Scott
16 Dec 1939 Genl. David Rodes, Lynchburg R. D. H??oler, Richmond  
16 Mar 1839 Genl David Rodes, Lynchburg A. Staples, Patrick C.H. Correspondent is having difficulty raising cash to pay for tobacco.
11 Mar 1839 Gen. D. Rodes, Lynchburg E. Burton, New York  
19 Jun 1839 Gen. David Rodes, Lynchburg Wm. D. Fair, T. Lomax, W.H. Bass, R. Gilliam, Randolph Macon College, Washington Hall The Washington Literary Society elected Gen. Rodes as an honorary member of the society
2? Aug 1839 General David Rodes, Lynchburg John R. Woods, Retreat Albemarle, Virginia  
19 Dec 1839 Gen. David Rodes, Esq., Lynchburg Mr. H. Murphy, Richmond  

Correspondence?1840-1843, 32 items, manuscript

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12 Jun 1840 Mr. Robert Rodes by Mr. George Madison Bright B. Zarm Land bonds
n.d.-- after
31 Jul 1840
Mrs. Ann Rodes c/o Gen. D. Rodes C.D. McKennie? McKennie statement of account
25 Jun 1840 Genl. David Rodes, Lynchburg N. Massie, Richmond Concerns cotton yarn and mercantile trade
30 Jan 1841 Gen. D. Rodes, Lynchburg Francis H. Smith,
VA Military Institute
Lexington, VA
Check for $83.35 placed in account.
n.d., but before 17 Feb 1841 Mr. David Rodes Tho. M. Davis
O.W. Brown
Invitation to a supper at the Lynchburg Hotel with the Mechanic Artillery of the 22nd Inst.
25 Feb 1841 Outside address: The Clerk of the Circuit Superior Court of Lynchburg.
Inside address: Genl. D. Rodes
?? Allen, Richmond Concerns the amount of $1,000
27 Mar 1841 Gen. D. Rodes, Lynchburg E.J. Burton
Philadelphia
 
18 May 1841 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg
Jno. R. Jones, Charlottesville, VA Letter of introduction to David Hunter of Louisa
21 May 1841 Genl. D. Rodes, Lynchburg Jos.? Allen?, Richmond  
4 Jun 1841 David Rodes, Esq. Sam Mu?, Petersburg, VA  
9 Jun 1841 Genl. Rodes, Lynchburg Thomas W. Gilmer, House of Representatives, Washington, DC Mr. Norvell?, applicant for consulate at Rio
23 Jun 1841 Genl. Rhodes [sic], Lynchburg R. Peyton?, Richmond  
9 Jul 1841 Gen. D. Rodes, Lynchburg N. Cawbs?, Baltimore  
31 Jul 1841 Mrs. David Rodes, Lynchburg
Dear Cousin Martha
Lizzie
Columbia, TN
 
8 May 1841 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg
Dear Papa
? Rodes
VMI, Lexington, VA
From his son in the Virginia Military Institute. It concerns his son?s (W. Rodes) expedition to Staunton in which he describes his visit with his relatives. He and his fellow cadets were there for four days.
14 Aug 1841 Gen. David Rodes Lynchburg, VA
Dear Papa
V? Rodes
Camp Rutherford
From his son in Camp Rutherford
13 Sep 1841 Mrs. Martha A. Rodes
c/o Burton & Rodes
Dear Cousin Martha
E. ? B.
New York
 
9 Oct 1841 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Anselm Watkins
Breckinridge (Post-marked Hardinsburg, KY)
Regarding letter from Mr. Warren? Garraway and the tobacco business
6 Dec 1841 Genl. Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
D.S. Doggett
Randolph Macon
 
21 Dec 1841 Genl. Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
D.S. Doggett  
20 Jan. 1842 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Dear Papa
V.H. Rodes
VMI, Lexington, VA
 
24 Jan 1842 David Rodes, Esq.
Lynchburg, VA
Geo. Welcker
Engineer Dept.
Washington, DC
Regarding son?s appointment to the Military Academy
25 Jan. 1842 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
M.L. Gaggin
House of Reps
Washington, DC
Concerns son?s (V.H. Rodes) probable appointment to West Point
28 Jan. 1842 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Dear Papa
V.H. Rodes
VMI
Lexington, VA
 
1 Feb. 1842     Quarterly report of Cadet V. Rodes
5 Feb. Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Walter Coles, House of Representatives
Washington, DC
 
11 Mar 1843 My Darling Daughter F.L. Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
 
30 Dec 1843 Mrs. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
My Dear Cousin
M.E. Harrison
Female Institute
 
19 Nov 1843 Mrs. Martha A. Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. J.? Yancey
Wayne County, MO
(Greenville, MO)
 

Correspondence?1847-1849, 21 items, manuscript

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7 Apr 1847     A copy of an Order of Dismysion [sic]
Atty. General v. Rhodes et. als 18 Ch.
7 Aug 1847 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Dear Papa
V.H. Rodes
New Orleans
 
4 Sept ?47 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
M. ? Langhorne
White Sulphur Spring
 
14 Nov postmarked, no year Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Charlottesville, VA Envelope with cancelled 3-cent stamp
21 Jan 1848     Report card for Sallie Rodes for season ending this date.
22 Feb 1848 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
F.W. Smith
VM Institute
Recommendations
28 Feb 1848 Bococke Wm. J. Yancey
Lynchburg
 
26 Mar 1848 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
O.G. Clay or Leday?
Richmond
 
28 May 1848 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. J. Yancey
Greenville, MO
 
9 Sept 1848 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Daniel Fishburn
Waynesboro
 
14 Oct 1848   Charles A Yancey of New Orleans Statement appointing Genl. David Rodes, Lynchburg, VA, my true and lawful attorney, his full power and authority to transact all business re settlement and division of estate of his father, Joel Yancey
4 Dec 1848 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
J. Wells
Richmond
 
28 Dec 1849 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Your Brother Ro. Rodes, Walnut Grove  
11 Jan 1849 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
N. J. Gaggin House ?  
7 Mar ?49 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
1 May ?49 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
18 May 1849 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
15 Jun 1849 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. J. Yancey
Springville, MO
 
6 Jul ?49 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
13 Sept 1849 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
3 Oct 1849 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove, Millington
 
17 Oct 1849 (deed) Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ira Garrett, CC Extract of deed recorded in Albemarle County Court, with envelope. David and Frances Rodes to Brightberry B. Garth
20 Oct ?49     Agreement re negroes in the house of Robert Rodes
17 Dec 1849 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
John J. Ambler
Jaquelin Hall
 

Correspondence?1850-1859, 37 items, manuscript

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24 Jan 1850 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Paul Whitehead
Norfolk
 
1 Apr ?50 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
22 May ? Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
  Small envelope
12 Jun 1850 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
3 Jul 1850 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
20 Jul 1850 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
11 Oct 1850 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
25 Nov [c. 1850] Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
M.S. Crawford
Louisville
 
27 Nov 1850 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
21 Oct 1851 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Richmond
Tho. J. Nance
 
31 Oct 1851 Genl. D, Rodes Thomas Ballard
Charlottesville
 
3 Nov 1851 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. Whitehead
Lovingston
 
Friday 11/52 Dear Uncle D J. M. Fishburn
Lexington
 
21 May 1852 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Mill McCram?
Louisville
 
26 Jun 1852 Dear General Charlottesville
C.P. McKennie?
 
3 Aug 1852 Dear Brother Ro. Rodes
Walnut Grove
 
3 Nov 1852 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
H.T. Jordan
St. Helena
 
28 Nov 1852 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
H.T. Jordan  
29 Apr 1853 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. J. Yancey  
19 Jul 1853 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Ro. J. Yancy  
11 Nov ?53 My dear Shio? Cora Reid, Woodville  
1 Sept 1854 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
H.T. Jordan
St. Helena
 
5 Aug 1855 Mrs. Martha A. Rodes
Dear Sister
Ro. J. Yancey  
1857 J.M. Crouse by L.S. Irvine Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
An accounting of weights of meat and costs.
17 Jun 1857 Messrs. Mosby & Holcomb, Auctioneers, Lynchburg C.P. McKennie?
Charlottesville, VA
 
Oct 1857 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
H.T. Jordan
St. Helena
List of hands? names ands measurements for shoes. (photocopy of manuscript)
Oct 1857 Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
H.T. Jordan
St. Helena
List of hands? names ands measurements for shoes. (typescript)
29 Jul ?59 Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
L.R. Ward
Hardins Tavern, VA
 

Correspondence?1863, 10 items, photocopy, typed

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6 Feb ?63 My Dear Nannie Mountain View
Cora
Typescript with photocopies of letters
7 Feb My Dear Nannie Mountain View
Cora
Typescript with photocopies of letters
10 Feb ?63 My Dear Nannie Mountain View
Cora
Typescript with photocopies of letters
11 Feb My Dear Nannie Mountain View
Cora
Typescript with photocopies of letters
13 Feb 1863 My Dear Nannie Mountain View
Cora
Typescript with photocopies of letters

Correspondence?1875-1921, 12 items, manuscript

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218 Mar 18[7]5 Capt. David Rodes   Battalion Order of Griffin D. Lecku?, Capt.
26 Nov ?78 My Dear Lon F.L. Rodes
Lynchburg
 
20 Sep 1888 Dear Johnnie? L.R. Reid, Woodville
Signed "Your devoted wife"
 
13 Jan ?92 Dear Sucy? J.J. Reid
Woodville
Signed "Your Devoted "husband
 
7 Sept 1897 Mrs. A. Smith Jennings, 1602 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA M.D. Walden Proctor  
19 Dec 1900 Gilbert Walden, Esq.
Washington, DC
Aepea? Holmes?, 32 King St., Cheapside, London, E.C.  
6 Dec 1901 J.J. Reid J.W. Malden On stationery of First Ward Planing Mill Co.
25 Dec 1901 J.J. Reid J.W. Malden
Morgantown, WV
On stationery of First Ward Planing Mill Co.
11 Jan 1904 J.W. Malden J.J. Reid
Buck?
 
25 Mar 1907 J.J. Reid J.W. Malden
Clarksburg, WV
 
? Dec 1907 The family of John J. Deirdern, Woodville, VA John Al Dall?  
21 Nov ?21 Mrs. Brown Dr. Wm. Gerry Morgan
1624 Eye St.
Washington, DC
 

Correspondence?undated, 6 items, manuscript

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29 Jun Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Dear Brother
?
Poplar Grove
 
n.d. Gen. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
J.R. Woods
Mt. McKinnics?
 
n.d. Genl. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Dear Davy
J. Wills Marked " Strictly Confidential"
Feb. Dear Cora Augusta County  
  Capt. David Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Joel Yancey  

Correspondence?Rodes, Robert Emmett, 1848-1852, 6 items

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22 Jul 1848   Supt. Francis H. Smith, Virginia Military Institute Robert E. Rodes commission in U.S. Army
21 May 1850 Dear Papa R.E.R.?
VMI
 
3 Jan 1851 My dear Father R. E. Rodes
Lexington
 
17 Nov 1851 My dear Father R. E. Rodes
Farmville
3 leaves photocopy and typescript
18 Nov Gen. D. Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
Farmville, VA postmark Photocopy of outer paper used as envelope
7 Dec 1851 Gen. D. Rodes
Lynchburg
My dear Father
R--
Appomattox County
 
25? Jun 1852 Dear Papa R.E.R.
Locust Grove
 
n.d.     "The Verses"?lines on the back of a Confederate Note

Miscellaneous, 43 items, manuscript, typescript, news clippings

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15 Apr 1818     Fragment. Itemized list with two dates: 15 Apr and 1 May, 1818
Ending 31 Aug 1820 .   A list of Wait? Tax accounts
1828     Corner fragment of paper marked "Muster Roll 1828"
Oct 1828 "A Roll of the Lynchburg Light Artillery Co., Octo. 1828," with the following columns: Names, Octo, Bat, of ? Lat., Octo, Balr
27 Jan 1832 Mr. David Rodes   Bill for 1 year subscription to the Richmond Whig
9 Nov 1832     Receipt of Capt. David Rhodes, signed by Saml. McCorkle, Treasurer
1 Jan 1833 D. Rodes H. Decominglin? Paper fragment of account showing bottom line
30 May 1833   Saml. McCorkle Receipt of Col. David Rhodes
20 Jun ?33 Col. D. Rhodes Lynchburg, VA Receipt of Samuel McCorkle
1846 David Rodes H. Decominglin Bill or receipt
1846 Mr. Jos. Maise & H. Gibson   Fragment re tax on lot no. 116
18 Aug 1846 Genl. D. Rodes Archibald Blair, Notary
Richmond
Bank draft
18 Feb 1850     Itemized list of moneys paid or due
10 Jan 1852 Gen. D. Rhodes, Trustee for Lucy Penn A. Gorman Receipt
11 Oct 1854 Mrs. Penn Gen. Rodes Receipt
9 Feb 1869 Genl. D. Rodes J.? Kirkpatrick Bill re auction re Miss Sallie H. Rodes
189? L. Millan Mr. L. L. Reid Itemized list of October and November
4 Dec 1912     Seven 8 ? x 14" pages of typescript of "Remarks of William A. Reid, of the Pan American Union, before the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers of America, Chicago.
15 Mar 1976 Clipping from the Winchester Evening Star, Mar. 15, 1976, "The Battle of New Market Lives On."
26 Jan postmark Gen. D. Rodes
Lynchburg
  Envelope fragment
6 May postmark Genrl. David Rodes Charlottesville, VA Small envelope only, marked Politics? Of Miss V. Mason
n.d.     A bill of materials and repairs
n.d.   No author "Love of Country." Small treatise on love of country with color pencil drawing of British flag and excerpts from Sir Walter Scott?s poem "Patriotism."
n.d.     "Unfurl the Starry Banner," a poem signed "Dixie." [
n.d. Estelle L.P.R. Lines dedicated to Estelle by L.P.R.
n.d.   No author Lines of poetry, beginning "Behold the peaceful valleys once teeming?."
n.d.     "Jessica?s Dream," a poem
n.d.     Fragment describing bounds of 65 acres, 25 poles.
n.d.     Five pages of notes taken from p. 1114 and following of Burke?s Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronage of the British Empire. A genealogy.
n.d. Genl. D. Rodes
Lynchburg, VA
  Envelope fragment
n.d.     Envelope of news clippings
n.d.     Small fabric-covered booklet with embroidered cover; ribbon closing.
n.d. Dear Johnnie Lucy R. Reid Letter written over an order form of Landreth?s Seed Cabinets
n.d. David Rodes, Esq. S.S. Sanford, Manager Complimentary season admission card to Sanford?s New Orleans Open Troupe Late of the Opera House?Philadelphia Now at Masonic Hall, Lynchburg
n.d. Miss Fanny L. Rodes Mother L. Penn  
n.d   V.H. Rodes Arguments on Bonaparte speech[sic] Aught regulars to have returned to Carthage. In favor of his return.
n.d. Harved Ann? or Sin.,
3718 Ivydale Dr., Annandale, VA 22003
 
n.d. Sue Will  
n.d. Small envelope marked "In Memoriam"
n.d. Poem clipped from unknown newspaper
n.d.     Love poem signed W.C.L.
n.d.     D. Rodes agreement to pay for support of Mrs. A. Rodes; 4-line itemized account

Rodes Family Genealogy, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 9 leaves, photocopy

Rodes, Matthew?last will and testament, Rodes land surveys,
6 items, manuscript; and May 3, 1822 notice of sheriff's sale, 1 item, photocopy of news clipping

Rodes-Reid Family news articles, 3 leaves photocopy, 1 leaf manuscript

Rodes, Brigadier General Robert Emmett, 1829-1864, biographies, 5 leaves, printed, photocopy

Slave bill of sale?1864, 1 item, 1 page, manuscript