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Register Report


First Generation

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1. William REDMON. Born in 1735 in Scotland.
William married CASTLEMAN. Born in 1735 in Scotland.
They had the following children:

2 i. George (1755-1790)

3 ii. William (1759-1822)

iii. John. Born in 1759 in Pennsylvania.

iv. Charles. Born in 1761 in Pennsylvania.

Second Generation

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Family of William REDMON (1) & CASTLEMAN

2. George REDMON. Born in 1755 in Pennsylvania. George died in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1790; he was 35.
Article in the Kentucky Citizen, Aug. 1, 1928
LOOKING BACKWARD TO 1789 - REDMON FAMILY AMONG OLDEST SETTLERS Redmon Family Among Oldest Settlers
We are indebted to Mrs. John J. Redmon for a copy of of the will of her ancestor, George Redmon, dated December 31, 1789, which because of its quaint wording, its usual bequests, and the type of that day--long S's, etc.-will be of interest to those who enjoy reading of the early history of the community.
In the name of God Amen, I George Redmon, of the county of Bourbon and district of Kentucky, being thro the abundant mercy and goodness of God, tho weak in body yet of a perfect and sound understanding and memory, do constitute this my last will and testament and desire it to be received by all as such.
I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker, and my body to the earth. As to my worldly affairs, I bequeath in the form and manner following to my brother-in-law, William Bruce. I give seventy acres of land beginning at South Eastwardly corner of the survey I now live on running thence with the line of the (said) survey to corner of John McCandless's field, from thence at right angle for
As for my dear and loving wife, Nancy while continuing my widow, the third part of all my movable estate ard lands, the land, if she should marry, to fall to the children; her saddle and silver shoebuckles, her own property, but not to be given out of the family from her to her daughter, Elizabeth. My own silver shoe buckles I give to my son, Thomas, and not to go out of the family, and as to the remaining part of my estate, I desire that It shall be equally divided among my nine children, Thomas, Charles, George, William, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Sarah, and John, and if ever a silent not yet born, have an equal part with the nine children named and all money due to my estate by bonds or notes to fall into the hands of the executor, and to be laid out in the purchase of lands for the before named equally shared. And as to my burial, I desire to be buried on the top of the hill near thepeach nursery in a Christian like manner without pomp or (Here the paper is so worn that the writing is illegible).
The estate is to remain in the hands of the executors.
I desire that my son Thomas go three years to Lewis Castleman to learn his trade to serve from the age of eighteen till twenty-one, and my son Charles after him when he arrives at like age--and I appoint my wife Nancy, and brother William Redmon, executrix and executor, to see my will performed, and my son Thomas, to be one of the executors, as soon as he is of age.
N.B. I desire two rifle guns, now my property, with the accounterments belonging to them, to be sold at nine month's credit, the purchaser to give bond security.
Given uner my hand and seal this 31st day of December, in the year of A.D. 1789.
GEORGE REDMON, (Seal)
Witness Present:
John Cook, Jun.
Samuel Cook,
Martha (x her mark) Redmon.
This will and testament of George Redmon, deceased, was proved in court by the oath of John Cook and Samuel Cook, witness thereto and Ordered recorded.
Testa:

John Edwards, Clerk,

A copy A.W.

Theo P. Smith, D.C.B.C.


According to data furnished by Jason A. Redmon, of Bourbon county
George Redmon and his brother, William Redmon, came to Bourbon county in 1786 from some place north of Pittsburg, Pa. George settled in Bourbon on the Redmon pike, and William at the mouth of Flat Run, near Stoner creek.
William's wife was Martha Flowers and could 'nt write her name. It seems they left here by 1780.
George Redmon's wife was Nancy Bruce. George was a veteran of the American revolution and took land on script for his services. However, his service record has not been established. Government army records of that time are incomplete.
George and Nancy Bruce Redmon were the parents of nine children who were Thomas Redmon, born _ ; Charles Redmon, born 1779; George Redmon, born 1780; William Redmon, born 1781; Elizabeth Redmon (who married Cochran), born 1783; Polly or Mary Redmon (who married Browning), born 1785; Sallie and Margaret Redmon (Sallie married McCoy; Margaret married Duncan), born 1787; John Redmon born 1789, who married Sarah Hayes of Maryland.
REDMON, GEORGE-A, 35-Bro.-in-law, William Bruce; wife, Nancy; daus., Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Sarah; sons, Thos., Chas., George Wm. and John. 9 chdn. Dec. 31, 1789-Nov. 1796, John Cook, Samuel Cook, Martha Redman, Wts. "If a silent yet unborn." Bro., Wm. Redman, Extr. [1]
George married Nancy BRUCE, daughter of William BRUCE & Hannah MORGAN. Born circa 1755 in Pennsylvania. Nancy died in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1796; she was 41.
They had the following children:

4 i. Thomas (<1775-1824)

5 ii. Charles (1779-1851)

6 iii. William T. (~1781-1864)

7 iv. George (1781-1844)

v. Elizabeth. Born about 1783 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth married Peter COCHRAN.

vi. Mary "Polly". Born circa 1785 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Mary "Polly" married BROWNING.

8 vii. John W. (1785-1851)

9 viii. Sallie (ca1786-)

10 ix. Margaret (~1787-1869)


3. William REDMON. Born in 1759 in Pennsylvania. William died in Clark County, Kentucky on September 15, 1822; he was 63.
Came to Kentucky with brother George about 1784-86 and settled on Flat Creek. About 1796 William sold his land in Bourbon County and relocated on a farm just northeast of present day Winchester in Clark County. He is listed in the 1810 census for Clark County with a family of 8 and 8 slaves. [2]
On February 22, 1780 when William was 21, he married Martha Patsie JEWELL, in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
They had the following children:

11 i. Mary “Polly” (1781-1838)

ii. Margaret “Peggy”. Born on July 20, 1782. Margaret “Peggy” died in Clark County, Kentucky in September 1861; she was 79.

iii. Sarah “Sallie”. Born on April 10, 1784 in Clark County, Kentucky. Sarah “Sallie” died in Missouri.

iv. Martha Patsy. Born on September 16, 1785.

v. George W. Born on September 24, 1788 in Kentucky. George W. died in Clark County, Kentucky in 1833; he was 44.

vi. Thomas. Born on October 20, 1790. Thomas died about 1812; he was 21. Buried in War Of 1812.

A Thomas Redman served as a private in Captain Wiley R. Brassfield's Company in Lewis' Regiment

of Kentucky Volunteers; on August 15, 1812, he enlisted for two months. (Report of the Adjutant

General of the State of Kentucky, Soldiers of the War of 1812, p. 113) [2]


vii. William Thorne. Born on February 20, 1793 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. William Thorne died in Montgomery County, Kentucky on February 11, 1874; he was 80.

viii. Robert. Born on October 20, 1794 in Clark County, Kentucky. Robert died in Kentucky on May 6, 1868; he was 73.

ix. Nancy Ann. Born on April 25, 1797 in Clark County, Kentucky. Nancy Ann died in Clark County, Kentucky in 1800; she was 2.

x. John W. Born on November 8, 1799. John W. died in Clark County, Kentucky on February 2, 1874; he was 74.

xi. Squire Jewell. Born on January 30, 1803. Squire Jewell died in Boone County, Missouri in 1832; he was 28.

Third Generation

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Family of George REDMON (2) & Nancy BRUCE

4. Thomas REDMON. Born before 1775. Thomas died in Harrison County, Kentucky in May 1824; he was 49.
Notes for Thomas REDMON: [3]

George Redmon, Sr., will of 1790 mentioned his "desire that my son Thomas go three years to Lewis Castleman to learn his trade, to serve from the age of eighteen till twenty-one."


Thomas is on the Bourbon Co tax list for 1800; in the Harrison Co census for 18 10 he is listed with 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45 (Thomas), 4 females under 10, 1 female 26-45 [Nancy].
Marriage to Nancy Flowers on October 16, 1798, is in Bourbon Co Marriages. (Bourbon Co Marriage Register gives date as March 17, 1798, by Rev. M. Hitt) There is an earlier marriage listed for Thomas Redman, to Peggy Gordan on March 11, 1793; may be Thornas' first marriage.
Thomas left a will in Harrison Co [Will Book B, p. 192], signed April 29, 1824, probated May 1824. Thomas Redmon being in a low state of health.
Two children, Elvina Abigail and Thursy Jane, children born of Mrs. Jane Hurley, a tract of land known by the name of the "Boyd Farm" which I purchased of Samuel Dilse, containing 24 1/4 acres. My brother John Redman is to be the guardian of my two children.
All the rest of my land is to be sold and all my slaves are to be sold.
To my lawful children, John Redman, Elizabeth Johnson, Matilda Redman, Sally Redman, Rhoda Redman, George W. Redman, Nancy Redman, Wesley W. Redman and Polly Ann Redman. Wife Nancy.
Executors, my two brothers, George and William Redman. Witnesses, Joel C. Frazer and John Frazer. [From Abstracts of the Court Records of Grant, Harrison and Pendleton Counties, Vol. 1, pp. 120-21]
Settlement of Thomas Redmon's estate on March 20, 1835 [Record Book E, p. 528]. Executor Charles Redman. Mentions

--the widow

--a legacy paid to the children of Mrs. Hurley

--John Redman's receipt

--money advanced by the testator to Elijah Johnson

--the shares in the estate of Westly and Sarah

--money paid for making Westly's clothes

--money paid for recording Sarah's inquest

--the money balance of Westly and Sally's estate for distribution (they appear to be deceased heirs) Notes that their estate was divided into 7 portions, to John Redman, to William Johnson and wife Elizabeth, to Robert Rankin and wife Matilda, to Will Shawhan and wife Rody, to George W. Redman, to Nancy Redman. [From Abstracts of the Court Records of Grant, Harrison and Pendleton Counties, Vol. 3, p. 54]
On October 14, 1798 when Thomas was 23, he married Nancy FLOWER, daughter of Thomas FLOWER (~1735-) & Prudence PUSEY, in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Born circa 1775 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
They had the following children:

12 i. John (1797-1865)

ii. Elizabeth. Born circa 1800 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

On April 19, 1821 when Elizabeth was 21, she married William JOHNSON, in Harrison County, Kentucky. Born circa 1800 in Harrison County, Kentucky.

iii. Matilda. Born circa 1802 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

On February 22, 1825 when Matilda was 23, she married Robert RANKIN, in Harrison County, Kentucky.

iv. Sally. Born circa 1804 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Sally died before 1835; she was 31.

13 v. Rhoda "Rhody" (~1806-1834)

14 vi. George Washington (ca1807->1870)

15 vii. Nancy (1810-1893)

viii. Wesley W. Born circa 1812 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Wesley W. died before 1835; he was 23.

ix. Polly Ann (Mary). Born circa 1814 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.


5. Charles REDMON. Born on December 10, 1779 in Pennsylvania. Charles died in Harrison County, Kentucky in 1851; he was 71.
Notes for CHARLES REDMON: [4]
(Charles] was born above Pittsburg in 1779, and emigrated with his parents to Bourbon County, and learned the saddlers trade at Millersburg. Settled off South Fork of the Licking, and afterward moved to the farm, one and a half miles from Cynthiana, where he died. His wife was a native of Lexington, born about 1782, and died in 1856. They were the parents of eight children.
[Charles] was a native of Pennsylvania, and brought to Bourbon County, Ky., by his parents when he was quite young, and settled on the place known now as Flat Run. He remained with his parents to the age of twenty-one, when he removed to Cincinnati and engaged in the saddler's business, which he followed for three years, at the expiration of that time, he returned to Kentucky, settling in Harrison County, on a farm one and a half miles from. Cynthiana, having 900 acres of land. He was born in 1787, and died in 185 1. His wife was born in Lexington , Ky., and with her parents settled on Flat Run, Bourbon County. She died in 1856, aged seventy-two years. They were the parents of twelve children, eight of whom living to the age of maturity. [Perrin, p. 677]
George Redmon, Sr., will of 1790 mentioned that he desired his son Charles to apprentice to Lewis Castleman "when he arrives at age" (i.e., 18). In the Harrison Co census for 1810 where Charles is listed with I male 10- 16, 1 male over 45 (Charles), 2 females 10- 16, 1 female 26-45 [Mary]. In April 1816 Charles Redmon and others appointed by the county court to "lay off the north end of the public ground [in Cynthiana] into city lots for sale" to raise money for building a courthouse. [Perrin, p. 252]
Charles left a will in Harrison Co [Will Book F, p. 3711, written May 18, 185 1, probated June 24, 185 1.

Leaves the following:

Son William, 131 or 132 acres

Son George, 112 acres

Son John, 100 acres

Son Hope, 130 acres, plus my dwelling house and barn

Wife (not named), slaves Press, Nan, Annas, Brit and the children of Annas and Brit

Daughter Sally, slaves Frank, Mary and Mariah, plus 130 acres "if she should marry"

Daughter Minerva, 2 Negro girls, Charlot and Betty, to Charles and William the sons of my daughter

Minerva


Daughter Margaret, 3 Negroes Mary, Jane and Henry

Daughter Elizabeth, a Negro girl and a boy Peter

Executors, son William and James R. Curry

Witnesses, J.L. Frazer and James Browning [From Abstracts of the Court Records of Grant, Harrison and

Pendleton Counties, Vol. 1, p. 233]
Settlement of Charles' estate on October 23, 1851 (Record Book G, p. 248).

Lands are divided among John Redmon, George Redmon and Sally Ann Redmon. [From Abstracts of the

Court Records of Grant, Harrison and Pendleton Counties, Vol. 3]
Charles married Mary RYBOLT. Born on March 6, 1785 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Mary died on January 6, 1856; she was 70.
They had the following children:

16 i. William Temple (1805-<1897)

17 ii. Minerva (1807-1890)

18 iii. Margaret (1810-1857)

19 iv. George (1816->1882)

20 v. John (1818-)

21 vi. Elizabeth "Betsey" (1819-1906)

22 vii. Charles Hope (~1825-1898)

viii. Sarah Ann. Born about 1829 in Harrison County, Kentucky.

On June 22, 1852 when Sarah Ann was 23, she married Washington BRUCE, in Harrison County, Kentucky. [5]


6. William T. REDMON. Born about 1781 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. William T. died in Cooper County, Missouri in 1864; he was 83.
Notes for William T. Redmon: [6]

Identification of Elizabeth his wife and Hardin Bruce as his son is tentative and based on the bio of Hardin. It fits with census and other data, he may have given his mother's maiden name to Hardin Bruce.


On the Bourbon Co tax list for 1800; in the Bourbon Co census for 1810 where he is listed with 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45 (William), 1 female 16-26, and 1 slave. He is listed in the 1820 census as William T. Readman and as William T. Redman in 1830 and 1840.
November 26, 1808, William T. Redmon paid $800 to John Byrd and wife Elinor Byrd and son John M. Byrd for 109 3/4 acres of land on Flat Run. The tract was adjoining to land owned by John Shaw, Jese Claypole, William Byrd and Lewis Ashby and beginning at the comer of a survey of Benjamin Forsythe. [Bourbon County Deed Book F, pp. 476-78]
The following deposition of May 1823, although a little difficult to follow, gives the history of the land surrounding William T. Redmon's tract:
John Ardery deposeth, at tavern of Henry Timberlake in Paris, that when he came to Ky. in year 1785 Abraham Byrd was settled on land of Mounce Byrd who by reputation was his father, on waters of Hinkson, now in dispute; that John Byrd, brother of Abraham, succeeded Abraham in possession of another part of said tract, and one Martin Rodney immediately succeeded in possession of another part of said tract. John Byrd and John Shaw now live on the land Rodney improved, that Byrd purchased land where he now lives in claim of Mounce Byrd, and succeeded Rodney and continued in possession; thinks John Byrd settled in said claim under Mounce Byrd where WILLIAM REDMON now lives about two years after Abraham Byrd settled and WILLIAM REDMON or those who claim under him followed John Byrd in possession and continued since; that Abraham and John Byrd were settled under their father, and John Byrd put Alexander Rader in possession of place where George Hughes lives, and said Hughes succeeded said Rader and has continued since--all under said Mounce Byrds patent', that the place on which Jesse Claypool lives was settled by Jonathan Huling about two or three years after Rodney settled at other place aforesaid, under John Byrd, and enclosed ground and raised corn and Claypole succeeded him in possession and has since. Further states the place Isaac Cook lives on was settled when deponent came to Ky. in 1785, by John Cook, who tended corn and enclosed ground and continued there until his death, under Isaac Ruddell's preemption, and at his death said John Cook, and Isaac Cook succeeded him, that John Cook, son of John Cook, settled on another part of said tract under his father John in said claim of Ruddell, after John's death, and Martin Hitt succeeded him in possession and Daniel Ayres succeeded him and Jackey S. Hitt succeeded Ayres when he intermarried with Ayres' widow who was left on the place and said Hitt has continued until this time. [Julia Ardery, "Bourbon Circuit Court Records," Register of KHS, Vol. 37, pp. 260-61] The deposition was taken in a land dispute-, William Redmon was one of the defendants..
William T. married Elizabeth.
They had the following children:

23 i. William (~1811-)

24 ii. Hardin Bruce (1830-)
7. George REDMON Jr. Born on September 13, 1781 in Pennsylvania. George died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on August 29, 1844; he was 62.
Notes for GEORGE REDMON: [7]

In the Bourbon Co census for 1810 where he is listed with 3 males under 10, 1 male 26-45 (George, 29), 1 female 16-26 [Sallie, 24], and 1 female over 45.


George Redmon, was born in Pennsylvania in 1781, and when only five years of age he came down the Ohio River, accompanied by his father [George, Sr.], and settled on Flat Run, Bourbon County, where he was reared and educated. He began life as a farmer, an occupation he followed as long as he lived. In 1806 he was married to Sallie Hayes, a native of Maryland, who was born in 1786, and when quite young was brought to Kentucky by her parents. George Redmon died on his farm Aug. 1844, and his wife followed him in 1851. The old place is now owned and occupied by Washington Redmon. This couple had born to them a family of eleven children, seven sons, viz: Thomas Jefferson, William T., George L., Charles, John W., Washington, and Solomon S., and four daughters, viz: Mary Ann, who married Edmund Nunn; Elizabeth, who married John K. Ashurst-, Margaret, who married Thomas M. Smith; and Sallie, who married John W. Jones. Of this large family only three are now [in 18821 living, viz: Charles, Washington and Mrs. Sallie Jones. [Perrin,p.581]
On February 9, 1814, George Redmon paid $182 to Benjamin Forsythe for 12 acres and 20 poles on Flat Run, beginning at a line in Isaac Ruddel's preemption. [Bourbon County Deed Book K, p. 369]
It was not until 1823 or 1824 that ... the first debating society was organized [in Paris]. Among the prominent members were ... George Redmon, a shoemaker. The latter, especially, was a ready speaker, and took an active part in the debates and proceedings of the society. [Perrin, p. 931]
Paris Western Citizen, September 6, 1844:

Deaths ---- George Redman, Sr., on the 29th of August, after a short illness of six days, at his residence in this county, left a wife and family.


Notes for SALLIE HAYES:

An inventory of "Sally Redmon's estate" was made on November 9, 1850. Probably refers to this Sally. [Bourbon County Will Book O, pp. 95, 97]


In 1806 when George was 24, he married Sallie HAYES, daughter of Thomas HAYES (1762-), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Born in 1786 in Maryland.
They had the following children:

25 i. Thomas Jefferson (1806-1886)

26 ii. William T. (1809-)

27 iii. George L. (1809-1863)

28 iv. Charles (1816-1883)

v. John W. Born in 1818 in Flat Run, Bourbon County, Kentucky. John W. died in 1882; he was 64.

29 vi. Washington (1824-1908)

30 vii. Solomon S. (1827-1872)

viii. Mary Ann. Born in 1824 in Flat Run, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Mary Ann died in 1882; she was 58.

On December 10, 1832 when Mary Ann was 8, she first married Edmund NUNN, in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Mary Ann second married John Kennedy ASHURST, son of Josiah ASHURST (~1768-1820) & Rebecca (Rebeckah) KENNEDY (~1773-1855). Born about 1787 in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

31 ix. Elizabeth (~1815-)

x. Margaret. Born in 1828 in Flat Run, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Margaret died in Madison County, Kentucky on July 31, 1879; she was 51.

Notes for MARGARET REDMON: [6]

Kentucky Register (Richmond), Friday, August 1, 1879:

Mrs. Margaret Smith, widow of Massena Smith, formerly of Harrison County, died suddenly Thursday at the home of her brother Wash Redmon in this county. Mr. Redmon's house caught fire and she helped carry out her trunk. She expired when she sat down to rest.


Margaret married Thomas Messena SMITH.

32 xi. Sarah “Sallie” (1823-<1850)


8. John W. REDMON. Born on February 8, 1785 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. John W. died in Bourbon County, Kentucky in June 1851; he was 66.
Notes for John W. REDMON: [8]

May 1823--John Redmon deposeth in year 1786 patent was issued from Virginia to John Williams for 250 acres which he admits interferes with claim of defendants, that George Redmon, father of defendant, made an actual settlement upon same 1788, and resided there until his death, that he left will, that he purchsed of Benjamin Forsythe, etc. [Bourbon Circuit Court Records, Register of KHS, Vol. 37, p. 260]


Will of John W. Redmon: dated June 7, 1851; probated July 7, 1851; mentions wife Catharine, son John, daughter Nancy Croscton (Anne Croxton?), son Joseph and his son's grandfather John King. [Bourbon County Will Book 0, p. 175]
On July 28, 1815 when John W. was 30, he first married Sophia KENNEDY, daughter of Joseph KENNEDY (-1797) & Christine VAN DER AKERS, in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
Notes for Sophia KENNEDY:

Bio of Kennedy family in Paris True Kentuckian, August 29, 1934. Sophia married "Big John" Redmon.


They had the following children:

33 i. Anne K. (1816-1878)

34 ii. Joseph Kennedy (~1818-1879)
before 1850 when John W. was 64, he second married Elizabeth Catherine KING, daughter of John KING & Hannah.
They had one child:

35 i. John T. (1821-1882)




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