James REDUS , Sr — [DEP’s direct ancestor] Monday, Apr 10 2017 

James REDUS , Sr
My Relationship : 7th Great Grandfather

Source: James REDUS , Sr

Extract record – MyHeritage Family Trees to Aaron Redus – MyHeritage Monday, Apr 10 2017 


Aaron Redus was approximately four years old when his parents moved to Wythe County, Virginia. His father purchased four hundred acres of land on the Little Reed River near what is now known as Wytheville, Virginia. In 1808, Aaron’s father, James Redus III, bought 333 acres of land on the south side of the New River at the head of Bingham’s Branch. He paid $1,000 to William and Unity Carter.

The land had an operating lead mine on it which is still producing. In 1814, because of a cloudy title, James Redus sold the land and bought 55 acres of land in the newly opened Indiana Territory near the city of Livonia, Washington County.

Aaron and his brother Joel remained in Virginia to be near their fiances as they did not want to leave them behind. ||Joel married Catherine English on November 25, 1815, and Aaron married Lucy Ann Oglesby on February 28, 1816. Both marriage(s) took place in Grayson County, Virginia.

The two brothers with their wives then departed Virginia and moved to Livonia, Indiana to be near to their parents already living there. Lucy Ann’s maternal grand-parents, Capt. James Cole and Fannie Chisman Wills were descendants of a French Huguenot name Nicolas Martiau, progenitor of President George Washington, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, and Governor Thomas Nelson, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. |

|Aaron and Lucy Ann lived very near his parents in Livonia. The first three children were born there. Meanwhile, Aaron’s older half brothers, Thomas, James and William Redus left Pennsylvania and traveled with their parents as far as Virginia, then continued their journey into East Tennessee, where they settled in Grainger County. Here they met their future wives and established themselves until a major influx of settlers began migrating into the area and encroaching on their land.

Thomas and William Redus and later James Redus with their wives kinfolks decided to leave and move to the newly formed Mississippi Territory which was opening up for settlement.|

|The families from East Tennessee fitted several flat boats, and came down the Holston River, which emptied into the Tennessee River. They traveled as far as Lawrence County, Alabama at the mouth of the Elk River. Mooring their flat boats where the two rivers combined, they then paddled their ways in canoes up the Elk. Several miles up the river they founded and established Simms settlement, and established their homes here. |

|Unfortunately this was still forbidden land that belonged to the Chickasaw Indians. The Army received orders to remove the intruders, and destroyed their homes. Thomas Redus was the exception as he established a Grist Mill, that was valuable to both Indians and Soldiers, he was allowed to remain on his property. When the Indians through several treaties gave up the land, the settlers were allowed to return.|

|Enticed by their older brothers to consider moving to North Alabama, Aaron and Samuel with their wives and Aaron’s three children moved to Northern Alabama about 1820. At Louisville, Kentucky they traveled down the Ohio River by steamship then down the Tennessee River to Muscle Shoals southwest of Athens, Alabama.

Joel, John and their sisters remained with their parents in Indiana. Aaron found game in abundance and the rich Tennessee Valley soil perfect to grow his crops. Aaron purchased land and raised cotton, fruits and vegetables. He also established a friendship with Samuel Tanner and became a merchant in Tanner’s mercantile business. Samuel’s son, Peterson Tanner, married Aaron’s daughter, Sarah Chaffin Redus in 1834.

Migrating with younger children, the youngest only a few months old, was a very trying experience for both Aaron and Lucy Ann. The remaining ten children were all born in Athens, Alabama. ||About 1840, the family moved to Mississippi and were enumerated living in the Western District of Monroe County, Mississippi in 1850. Aaron purchased land near Wren, Mississippi and raised cotton, fruits and vegetables.

The two eldest children, Elizabeth and Sarah had married so they stayed behind in Athens, Alabama. A great-great-grandson of Aaron, Samuel Crawford, Mary Louise (Redus) Crawford’s grandson, was still farming the property that once belonged to Aaron Redus. |

|Aaron was an elder in the Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Wren, Mississippi, and by his faith in his Heavenly Father, became one of the wealthiest men in Northeast Mississippi. He died July 18, 1858, at Wren, Mississippi, and was buried beside his beloved wife in the Union church graveyard. The enclosed family plot is surrounded by an ornate iron fence and the gate inscribed with Aaron Redus’ name on it.

Source: Extract record – MyHeritage Family Trees to Aaron Redus – MyHeritage

Nancy Caroline Thomas Patty (1821 – 1909) – Find A Grave Memorial [Excerpts/LINK] Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 

Nancy Caroline Thomas Patty

Source: Nancy Caroline Thomas Patty (1821 – 1909) – Find A Grave Memorial

Cleburne County – Wayne Ruple – Google Books Thursday, Feb 23 2017 

Cleburne County

By Wayne Ruple

Source: Cleburne County – Wayne Ruple – Google Books

Cleburne County – Wayne Ruple – Google Books Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 

Cleburne County By Wayne Ruple


“METHODIST PREACHER. William Riley Patty (1863-1913) was a well-known Methodist minister. He preached many sermons at Upper Cane Creek Church. Reverend Patty suffered from arthritis late in life and went to Hot Springs, Arkansas, for treatments. The hotel he was staying in caught fire, and he escaped but became ill with pneumonia. He died shortly thereafter. (Courtesy East Alabama History Museum). [PHOTO]…”

Source: Cleburne County – Wayne Ruple – Google Books

RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: ABERNETHY Extended Fanily Tree – June 2015 Thursday, Jan 19 2017 

Sarah PATTY was born 18 OCT 1774 in , Newberry Co., SC. She was the daughter of 6. Charles Patty and 7. Mary Jane Jay.

Source: RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: ABERNETHY Extended Fanily Tree – June 2015

DavePatty-MountainMan-2015_RenFaire.jpg (426×720) Thursday, Jan 19 2017 

Dave Patty – “Mountain Man”
– at the Alabama Renn. Faire in Florence, Alabama

Source: DavePatty-MountainMan-2015_RenFaire.jpg (426×720)

Geni – Jesse Patty (1744-1795) Thursday, Dec 22 2016 

Jesse Patty is your 13th cousin five times removed.

You {CAA]  →
Gerald Lee Abernathy your father →
Lee Abernathy his father →
Benjamin Franklin Abernethy his father →
William Pinkney (Willie P.) Abernethy his father →
Benjamin Logan (Logan Benjamin) Abernethy his father →
Turner T. Abernethy his father →
Robert Abernathy his father →
David Abernathy, Sr. his father →
Robert Abernathy, lll his father →
Christine Abernathy his mother →
Roger Tillman her father →
Ruth Tilghman his mother →
Penelope Blount, Countess of Devonshire her mother →
Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex & Leicester her mother →
Catherine Carey, Chief Lady of the Bedchamber her mother →
Sir William Carey, Kt. her father →
Thomas Carey his father →
Alice Carey his mother →
Thomasine Wise her sister →
Alicia Russell her daughter →
Elizabeth Russell her daughter →
Dionise Bond her daughter →
William Bond her son →
Anna Whitmore his daughter →
Lady Elizabeth Craven (born Whitmore) her daughter →
Mary Coventry (Craven) her daughter →
Mary Gibbs her daughter →
Thomas Gibbes her son →
Elizabeth (Gibbes) Paty his daughter →
Edward Thomas Patty her son →
James Patty his son →
Jesse Patty his son

Source: Geni – Jesse Patty (1744-1795)

John Faulkner (1678-1727) | WikiTree: The FREE Family Tree Monday, Sep 19 2016 

John Faulkner aka Forkner, Falkner, Falconer

Born about 1678 in Hog Pen Neck, Kent County, Maryland

Son of Francis Faulkner and [mother unknown]

Brother of Thomas Faulkner

Husband of Sarah Elizabeth (Ford) Faulkner — married 1703 in Colony of Maryland

Father of Francis Faulkner Sr., Emanuel Ford Faulkner and William Joseph Faulkner Sr.

Died 1727 in Queen Anne’s County, Colony of Maryland

[…more on source site]

Source: John Faulkner (1678-1727) | WikiTree: The FREE Family Tree

RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Dowling Family Genealogy – (Ayers descendants) Tuesday, Aug 16 2016 

Rogimalech Baker AYERS

b: 1750 d: AFT 1838

Source: RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Dowling Family Genealogy

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