Malachi Green RHODES was born April 10, 1811 in
Augusta, Richmond, GA, and died September 30, 1884 in Talladega, Co, AL.
He married Mary Ann James ARRINGTON January 30, 1832 in Mobile, Alabama,
daughter of Willis and Silvey ARRINGTON. Mary Ann was born May 22, 1814 in
NC, and died June 16, 1883 in Talladega, Alabama. They had seven children
who, in order of birth, were William J. born November 9, 1832; in Mobile
Alabama; Sarah born circa 1835 in Alabama; Thomas born circa 1842 in
Alabama; John Willis Rhodes, Malachi born June 19, 1846, in Columbian,
Alabama; Mary born circa 1848 in Alabama; Harvey C. born circa 1851 in
Alabama; and Rebecca Fanny born circa 1853 in Alabama.
Malachi Green & Mary Ann James (Arrington) RHODES were
natives of GA. & N.C., respectively.
Malachi was a carriage-maker by trade. He came to
Alabama & settled in Clark Co. Alabama in 1831. Shortly thereafter he
moved to SW corner of St. Louis & Lawrence streets, Mobile Alabama, where
he was in the carriage business until 1836. From Mobile he moved to Morgan
Co., Alabama. In 1839 he moved to Talladega Alabama. He came into
Talladega City in 1841, and was in the carriage business until 1855, when
he engaged with the Southern Express Company, and remained with them until
his death, which occurred Sept. 30, 1884. He reared five sons, four of
whom were soldiers in the Confederate Army during the war. Malachi is
found in Capt. Hardie's Co., Talladega Militia Home Guard as private (age
over 45) muster roll. His name, his wife's name and those of his children,
including their ages and places of their birth, can be found in the US
Census for Talladega County, Alabama, for 1850, 1860, 1880. The US Census
for Shelby County, Alabama, for 1870 states he was a carriage maker. The
1880 census for Talladega Co. #67 pg.1, s.d.2, e. d. # 132; line 1; list
son Malachi Jr.; daughter Mary A. & wife Mary Ann listed as crippled.
Malachi Green Sr. is shown born in Ga., His father is from Ga. & his
mother from S.C., His wife, Mary Ann's father is listed being from Va. &
her mother from N.C.
Malachi is buried in family cemetery with wife & some
slaves in Talladega, Alabama per article found in the Surname file at
Alabama State Archives written in 1955 by Mary O.M. Parker's daughter.
Malachi Green RHODES is listed in the Register of
Burials of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Talladega Station.
Burial: October 01, 1884, Family Cemetery, Talladega, Alabama.