I do not know the author of the following. It was sent to me many years ago.
"...At the present writing I believe our earliest Redmon ancestor in America to be William Redmon. Now whether he was born in America or Northern Ireland I am not sure. He died in 1779. He had 7 children by his first wife including my ancestor, George and others (were) Thomas, Mary(Malone), Mildred, Anne (Higgins or Hagens), Benjamin and Mahaney then Sarah (Crews) by second wife.
George whom I will refer to as George, Sr. was born probably in Pennsylvania but Benjamin was born in Prince George's County Maryland. George Sr died in 1790. Now we have evidence that George Sr. died in a different place which is confusing one Charlotte County, and the other place Bourbon County, Kentucky. (Betty's notes: I don't see any confusion here. He probably was an heir of an estate in Charlotte Co., VA and that estate included some land in Charlotte Co., VA. That was a suit brought against George, even though he lived in Bourbon County, KY.) The reference that says that he died in Kentucky states that he settled on the Flat River 4 miles northeast of Paris, Kentucky along the Redman Pike in 1785. He married Nancy Bruce. We are not sure if he was married once or twice but had 9 children. Elizabeth, Thomas, Charles, George, Jr., William, Mary, Sarah, John and Margaret. George, Jr., is my ancestor and it is interesting that Margaret married John Bennett May 20, 1765 in Pennsylvania and that is probably where Bennett Redmon's first wife came from.
George Jr was born in 1757, March 24, Frederick County, Virginia and apparently migrated to North Caroline from when he enlisted 3 times in the Revolutionary Army. First Nov 10, 1778 with Captain Nichols, the second April 1, 1779 with Captain John Johnston and the last re-enlisted with Captain Chapman. His wife'name was Henrietta and we do not have her maiden name. They had 13 children. Ledson, Polly, Washington, Ann, Sally, Betsy, Jemima, Bennett (My ancestor)Rebecca, George, Ruhemma, Eunice and William Noel. He moved to Kentucky and finally in his old age he moved to Edgar County, Illinois with Bennett. George and Henrietta died in Edgar County and are buried in the Green cemetery (Betty's note: They are buried in the Redmon Cemetery)south of Paris, Illinois. They arrived in Edgar County about 1830 from Shelby County, Kentucky. Jemima married William Metcalfe and the village of Metcalf is named for her oldest son, John. George III married Elizabeth Green and her father John was a surveyor with George Washington. Polly married Johathan (Jonathan) Yount in Shelby County, Kentucky 10-10-1800. SDally (Sarah married Robert Tague. Rebecca married Samuel Woodsil and like all the other marriages took place in Shelby County, Kentucky. William Noel did not marry until 1835 and married Lou Ann Miller and the place is uncertain. William drowned in the Platte river on the way to the gold rush Nov 11, 1860. He and some other Edgar county people, the Mumsell's were walking ahead of the main party."
DAR number 501427, 410742, 479629, 113763
Private George Redmon(D) Wagoner (This is George Redmon(d) II
KENTUCKY HISTORY Temple Bodley & Dr. Wilson" Several volumes Biography of C. Nathaniel Redman
"George Redman married Nancy Bruce, came from Pennsylvania in 1785 settled on Flat River, 4 miles north east of Paris Kentucky, along Redman Pike."
George Redman's will, Bourbon Co. Court House, Paris Ky., Dec 31, 1789 Pr Nov Court 1790, wife NANCY, 9 children named, Thomas, Charles, George, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Sarah and John. Executors: wife NANCY & brother William Redman Wits: John Cook, Jr., Sam Cook MARTHA(x) Redman (This was wife of brother William.
DRAPER MSS: Kentucky, Filson's Quarterly, 5.p.81. Notes on First Settlers of Clark Co., Kentucky
John B. Shane's Interview with Benjamin Allen" Benjamin Allen, Sr. came to Kentucky from Berkeley County, Virginia, 1789. Tells of those he had known in Virginia. "In 1791 a boat came down the river and was hailed sent a canoe and took me to the boat. It was REDMAN'S who have been well acquainted with my father in Virginia. Redman went on 4 mies beyond Bourbon, told me on parting to call at his house on my way up, from there he would lend me a nag."
George Redmon Sr b abt 1725
Died Bourbon County, KY
Will dated Dec 31, 1789
Probate 1790 and continued until 1796
Will Book A, page 35
There is an Ann Redman on the Bourbon Co., Ky census dated March 1791 and a William Redmon, Bourbon 1791, a George Redman, Madison Co., KY, 1789
Children of George Redmon, Sr. and unknown first wife? (was Nancy Bruce the mother of these children, I don't think so!)
George Redmon I, was born in 1725. When he died he quoted in his will "If a silent yet unborn" George I would have been close to 65 years old. George Redmon II was born 1757. This was 1790. George Redmon II's mother would not have been of childbearing age. She would have had to be born abt 1737. If she was George Sr.'s age, she would not have been of age to be with child.
It is my opinion that Nancy Bruce was not the mother of George II. She was a younger woman with the possibility she was carrying a child.
Children of George Redmon I:
Margaret Redmon mrd John Bennett May 20, 1765, Pennsylvania
Sarah Redmon mrd Daniel Coxe June 5, 1771, Pennsylvania
Thomas Redmon b abt 1755 married Nancy
Charles Redmon married Mary Rybolt
George Redmon II born March 23, 1757 Frederick Co., VA died April 5 1837 Edgar Co., Ill, Redmon Cemetery married Henrietta Noland (There is enough circumstantial proof that Henrietta was the daughter of Daniel Noland and Henrietta Smallwood. The father of Henrietta Smallwood was Ledston
William Redmon b abt 1759 died Oct 1822 married Clark Co., KY, Martha Jewell
George Redmon, II born March 24, 1757, Frederick County, VA died April 5, 1837, Edgar County, Illinois, buried Redmon Cemetery married Henrietta Noland 1777, Rowan County, North Carolina, according to his Revolutionary War Record but does not state his wife's name. Henrietta was born abt 1758, probably Charles Co., Maryland and died 1840, Edgar County, Illinois. Buried Redmon Cemetery. George Redmon was the son of George Redmon I and his first unknown wife.
Children of George Redmon II and Henrietta Noland from their bible record: DAR records:
Ledson (Letson)(Ledston) Redmon born Dec 25, 1778, Rowan Co., NC died May 15, 1856, Edgar Co., IL married Fanner Glascock (see deeds to Jonathan Yount in Shelby Co., KY)
Mary Elizabeth Redmon born Mar 2, 1780, Kentucky (Census all indicate Kentucky)died 1872 per probate in Shelby Co., KY married October 10, 1800, Shelby Co., KY, Jonathan Yount, son of George Yount and Polly Underwood (See Yount Genforum: "Old Soldier" George Yount)
Washington Redmon, Aug 8, 1781 (nothing known)
Ann Redmon born Oct 4, 1784, Kentucky
Sarah Redmon born Oct 5, 1786 died Nov 26, 1869, Homer, Vermillion, Illinois married Joseph Yount 1819, Shelby Co., KY (See Yount GenForum, "Old Soldier"George Yount)son of George Yount and Polly Underwood. Joseph and Jonathan Yount, brothers, married sisters, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Redmon.
Betsy Redmon born Jan 30, 1789, Kentucky
Jemima (Miney) Redmon b May 22, 1791, died July 1866, Paris, Edgar Co., IL married William Metcalf April 13, 1809, Shelby Co., KY
Bennett Redmon born Oct 2, 1794, Kentucky died March 20, 1870, married Mary Nice.
Bennett had a son, Smallwood Redmon
Rebecca Redmon b Dec 21, 1795 mrd Samuel B. Woodsill Mar 30, 1813, Shelby Co., KY
George Redmon III born July 26, 1797 married Elizabeth Green dau of John Green
Rubemma b Aug 18, 1799, Kentucky
Eunice Redmon b Apr 7, 1802, Kentucky married Mr. Asher
William Noel Redmon b Apr 2, 1805, Kentucky, married Lou Ann Miller. He died 1860.
See Nolands of Estill County, KY. Estill County, Ky was cut from Madison and Clark counties. Clark County was cut from Bourbon and Fayette in 1792
For more information on the Redmon family of Edgar County, Illinois see
EDGAR CO. HISTORY 1880-1975-Vol II. submitted by James W. Davis M. D.
Also REDMON ON THE EDGE OF THE PRAIRIE
Revolutionary War record of George Redmon (Redmond) S32473 selected and nonselected records.
Centennial Commemoration, 1974
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