Nice to hear from you. Yes, I'm Carlos' wife. I have found quite a bit about J.G. Rodery, also. I am pretty sure he was born in Weakley Co., Tn. I did find which unit he was in, but I haven't gotten any of the records. Just what I have found online. I, also, found him aand his first wife in the 1870 census- he was married to Mary, born in Tn. and had 2 daughters, ages 4 and 3. So I assume they all died sometime after Serena was born in 1875. Because in the 1880 census, he was married to Lydia and Serena and Levi were listed.
Well, I can't list everything here, so e-mail me and we can compare notes. I'm glad you answered my query. The person I wrote to in this message board never got back to me. I can't figure out who she is. Can you? My e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be anxious to hear from you.