I know very little information on my ancestress, Mary Jane Redd born 1818 in NC died 1858 in Henderson (formerly Buncombe) Co. NC She married ca 1834 Robert "Bob" Thompson (1811-1894)of Buncombe/Henderson Co. NC as his first wife by whom he had 8 children born between 1835 and 1856.
Jane Thompson is buried in the Mud Creek Baptist Church in Flat Rock, Henderson Co. NC.
Jane's surname was discovered on the death certificate of her son John Walker Thompson (1856-1929). She previously was thought to be a Walker but the death certificate and other documented facts have proven this to be incorrect.
What I know of the Redd family is very little.
In the Buncombe Co. NC Deed Index is the following"
Deed written March 26 1836, recorded July 4 1836, Deed Book 20 page 201 Joseph Red purchased from Nathaniel Bedingfield a 100 acres tract of land on Green River on the Blue Ridge. There is no record of him selling it.
On the 1840 Henderson Co. NC census page 147 is the following:
Joseph Red Males 40/50 (1) Females 15/20 (2) 30/40 (1)
Listed next to him is
Robert Thompson males 40/50 (1) Females 0/5 (2), 5/10 (3), 20/30 (1), 30/40 (1). I cannot confirm that this is the same Robert Thompson born 1811 who would have been 29 in 1840. Robert and Jane (Redd) Thompson are on the 1850 Henderson Co. NC census age 39 and 35.
Joseph Red (Redd) is not on any North Carolina census before or after the 1840 census. No other deeds in Buncombe Co. NC are found as grantee or grantor for Joseph Red (or any other Red/Redd).
The land was not sold by Red, Redd, Reed, Reid, or any other variation of spelling.
Can someone help?
Betty K. Price
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