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  • ID: I264
  • Name: John F. REDD
  • Surname: Redd
  • Given Name: John F.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1784 in VA
  • Death: 30 Jul 1855 in Lincoln Co., TN
  • Burial: Redd Graveyard, Foster Hollow, Petersburg, Lincoln Co., TN
  • _UID: 0E7ADAF2EC0FD511B568BD47275DDA4E02E2
  • Note:
    The attached father is not proven, but many of the common names make this man, very suspect for our John!

    From Family Notes: John Franklin Redd SR., was born in Virginia, as some of his children including John Franklin Ress JR., and one of his sisters were sent back to Virginia to a school to finish their education.

    Spotsylvania Co., VA: Formed in 1720 From Essex, King & Queen, and King William Counties.

    Orange County was formed from Spotsylvania in 1734 and was named not from the color of its soil as erroneously stated by Howe and others for there is no soil of orange color in the County but for William Prince of Orange one of England's most worthy kings.

    (I cannot find an historical document containing an "F." or "Franklin"-but see the child of Lucy REDD SHINAULT!)

    Spotsylvania and Caroline Counties are beside each other in VA. Orange is also just to the Northwest of Spotylvania.

    1830 United States Federal Census (This Census is listed in alphabetical order!)
    Name: John Redd
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Caroline, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 3
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
    Free Colored Persons - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 8
    Total Slaves: 1
    Total Free Colored Persons: 1
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 10

    1840 United States Federal Census (This Census is listed in alphabetical order!)
    Name: John Redd
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Caroline District, Caroline, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 3
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 3
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 9
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 11
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11

    They moved to Bedford Co., TN from VA in the 1830's (Actually about 1846-based on birthplaces of all children). They lived northwest of Bedford Community, south of the Duck River. 1850 Bedford Co., TN Census. Death date is from Bible records from Victoria Woodard SMITH.

    1850 Bedford Co., TN Census: (all born in VA)
    John REDD age 65
    Susan age 47
    Susan age 22
    John age 20
    Mordica age 12
    Martha age 10
    Mary age 8
    Christina age 6

    Dabney T. REDD age 27 b VA (right next door)
    Sarah age 25 b VA
    Martha Ann age 3 (born TN)
    John Henry age 1/12 b TN

    Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008
    Name: John Redd
    Probate Date: 14 Jun 1855
    Probate Place: Lincoln, Tennessee, USA
    Inferred Death Year: Abt 1855
    Inferred Death Place: Tennessee, USA
    Item Description: Index to Wills, 1826-1921; Wills, Vol 1-2, 1809-1863

    Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008
    Name: John Redd
    Probate Date: 1855
    Probate Place: Lincoln, Tennessee, USA
    Inferred Death Year: Abt 1855
    Inferred Death Place: Tennessee, USA
    Item Description: Probate Estate Cases, 1840-1920, Rowls, Edith May-Robertson, Henderson

    Fayetteville Observer, Apr 9, 1857:
    Sheriff's Sale: By virtue of a writ of vendtioni exponas issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lincoln County, Tennessee, and to me directed, I will expose to sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at the court-house door in the town of Fayetteville, on Saturday, the 2nd day of may, 1857, all the right title, claim and interest that John F. Redd and John Redd, has in and to a certain Tract of Land in Lincoln County, Tenn., and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning on a rock, on the line of a 50 acre entry in the name of Daniel Warren, the name of Levi Chaney...marked line between D. Warren and Mark Collier, to a ...Levied on by W. H. Foster, a Constable of said county, at the suit of Mark Collier against John F. Redd and John Redd, March 30th, 1857.

    Fayetteville Observer, August 14, 1873: Jas. Reed appointed admnistrator of the estate of John Redd, dec'd.
    James H. Redd appointed adm'r of the estate of Susan C. Redd, dec'd.

    Some information is from Kathryn Lindstrom from Lincoln Co. Genealogical Library vertical files in Fayetteville, TN.

    This is what Sandra Vickers Brown wrote back in 1998 "My dad's mother was Cora Jane Cheeves. Her mother was Victoria Woodard Smith. I came across a Bible belonging to Victoria in the possession of my second cousin who's mother was Cora's sister. He lives in Huntsville, AL. I found in this Bible names and dates that I felt might help us locate more info about Victoria, her mother Rachel who married a Robert Smith or other family. Inside was this: John Redd died 7-30-1855 age 62 years old. Suzannah Redd died 7-3-1873. With this info along with the 1850 Bedford Co., TN census I found that John then was born in 1784 and that Suzannah was born in 1803. Now what I would like to find out is the connection with my great grandmother and the Redd's. Also you may know something else. There is also a Susan E. Melson died 5-7-1887 in the Bible. Could this be John and Susannah's daughter? Other info in this Bible: S. V. Smith borned 8-2-1866, Mita Jane Smith born 10-20-1881, Nannie Lee Arnold born 7-13-1888 and John Smith died 10-26-1946 age 62 years old. There is an inscription also: WHEN THIS YOU SEE REMEMBER ME signed Sallie Melson. If you could help us with any of this we would be so grateful. I do know the John Smith was a stepbrother to Cora Cheeves. He married Tennie ???? They were to have lived on "POORGRAB" Rd near Petersburg, TN. May have been buried there. -Sandra Vickers Brown. Her e-mail was (1998).

    There is a Montgomery Co., TN (very north) land grant on 25 Sep 1827 to Mordica REDD for 300 acres surveyed on 1 May 1826.

    Fayetteville Observer, 24 May 1855: John F. Redd has his name signed to a Prohibitiory Call: The following call-formidable in numbers and respectability-had been handed us for publication in the Observer, with a request that we would state that the signers are residents of the 10th civil district-that they are not members of any temperance organization, and that there were between twenty and thirty other signatures, which were not handed in in season to appear in print: We whose names are annexed, being voters of Lincoln County, TN deploring the ruionouse effects of the intemperate use of intoxicating drinks.....

    Will in Lincoln Co., TN Will Book 2, page 136: Will of John Redd, deceased: I John Redd of the county of Lincoln and state of Tennessee, do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following, viz. 1st, to my beloved and affectionate wife, Susan C. Redd, the tract of land on which we now live, also another tract of land containing one hundred acres, lying on the head waters of East Mulberry. I do further will that the said Susan C. Redd shall have all stock, household and kitchen furniture that is this day in my possession, all of which I bequeath to her so long as she may live. Second, I further ordain that after the death of my wife Susan C. Redd, all of my lands and tenements belonging to the estate, be sold and equally divided among my sons and daughters and their heirs. Third, I will that John F. Redd, my Executor, assist his mother in attending to all business, and after her death strictly comply with this my last will and testament in which I this day set my hand and seal, June the 14th 1855.
    Test: W. M. Head & Joel Foster John (X) Redd. Will was proven in open court on the 3rd of March 1856. Eli L. Hodge, Clerk
  • Change Date: 5 Jul 2015 at 16:45:00

    Father: James REDD b: 22 Nov 1764 in Spotsylvania Co., VA
    Mother: Lucy

    Marriage 1 Susanna CONNALLY b: ABT 1803 in , VA
    • Married: ABT 1820 in VA
    1. Has Children James H. REDD b: 1 Dec 1821 in VA
    2. Has Children Dabney Turner REDD b: 1823 in VA
    3. Has Children Lucy Ann REDD b: 16 Oct 1825 in VA
    4. Has Children Sarah E. REDD b: 16 Dec 1827 in VA
    5. Has No Children Susan E. REDD b: 1828 in VA
    6. Has Children John Franklin REDD b: Apr 1829 in VA
    7. Has Children Mordecai "Mock" William REDD b: 16 Oct 1837 in VA
    8. Has Children Martha "Mattie" Ann REDD b: 20 Feb 1840 in VA
    9. Has Children Mary Ramsey REDD b: 1842 in VA
    10. Has Children Barbara Christianna M. REDD b: 1844 in VA

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