Rhodes Mill: History -
Old Sketches - Old Photos - Later Photos - Family
These first four photographs date from the very late nineteenth
century, when Newton Marion Rhodes was still alive and his mill
still producing lumber.
These images show Lena Atkinson and her father, known familiarly as
Grandpa Atkinson. Lena married Joseph Turner Rhodes, listed
here in our family tree.
Rhodes Mill and its founder Newton Marion
Rhodes (1897). The Greatgrandfather essay describes this image:
“he strolled down to be photographed, with Uncle Jule and
some six or eight men from the mill, on the dock where logs were
rolled after being drawn up from the pond. ... It was not very cold
when the picture was taken. Some men were in coats, others in
shirtsleeves, but Greatgrandfather has his hat on and a cape around
his shoulders, as befitted an old man.”
Joseph Turner Rhodes' House in the community of Shell
that had built up around his father's mill.
The Rhodes Store founded in Georgiana by brothers Dan and
Newton T. Rhodes after they left Shell; the building still
Wesley Chapel was built with lumber from Newton Marion
Rhodes' mill, and supported with tie rods fetched by his grandson
Joseph Elmer Rhodes Sr.