Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Louvice Roden Tidwell #52Ancestors #21

Updated June 20, 2015
Louvice Roden, aka Lavisa, Leuvice, Louvenia, was born about 1790 in South Carolina. She was the daughter of Revolutionary War soldier Jeremiah Roden and his wife Susannah Kirkland. The Roden family had moved to Blount County, Alabama by the 1830 census.

It appears by DNA I'm on the right track with this family.
Ancestry DNA circles. Photo of Jeremiah's grave by Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter) (#47958320). Photo of Susannah's grave by Nancy Cornelius (#47621517). Both allow use of their photos from findagrave.

Louvice Roden married Josiah Tidwell about 1810. They had possibly been neighbors in South Carolina before the marriage. In 1802 Jeremiah Roden sold land to Edmond Tidwell, father of Josiah, in Chester, South Carolina.


Louvice and Josiah settled in Blount County, Alabama. In June 1833 Josiah was issued a land patent for 80.44 acres in section 27 of Blount County. In March 1858 Josiah was issued another patent for an additional 120.66 acres on section 27.

Louvice and Josiah had at least eight children:
Harriett born about 1811 in Tennessee, married George W Cowden
John Roden born about 1813 in Tennessee, married (1) Cecelia Huffstuttler and (2) Sarah Gilliam Beavers
Orlena Arrena born 1816 in Tennessee, married Rev. Deforest Allgood
Rowan "Ryan" born about 1819 in Alabama, married Cynthia"Cincianna" Cornelius
Kesterson born 1819 in Alabama, married (1) Nancy Huffstuttler  and (2) Louisa Elizabeth Brown
Sheba born 1828 in Alabama
Gazzam born 1829 in Alabama, married Sarah J Montgomery
and Vienna born 1831 in Alabama.

Louvice died sometime after the 1860 census of Blount County, Alabama. She was not mentioned in the estate of Josiah, which was filed September 28, 1870.