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Re: Redman/Warrick of Loudoun Co., VA
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I have been researching the Redman families of Hardy Co., VA (now WV). The first Redman in Hardy Co. is John Redman in the Hardy Co. personal property tax list of 1801 on the list of free Negroes and Mulattoes. Included in the list (and many years thereafter) along with John Redman is Abraham Warrick and his wife and children. One year Abraham Warrick's wife's name is listed as Cristeny and another year there is a John Warrick living in his household.
John Redman was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, having enlisted in the Continental Army at Winchester in Dec 1777. John Redman served in the Continental Army as a waiter to Lt. Vincent Howell whose family came from Fauquier and Frederick Cos. John Redman was discharged after the war was over and married a woman by the name of Sarah Days. Two other Redman men appear in the personal property tax list as free Negroes and Mulattoes by 1806, Aaron and Richard Redman. Richard Redman was also a veteran of the Continental Army, Aaron was not (or at least he did not file a pension application as did John and Richard). Richard Redman and his wife Rachel testify that they were present at the wedding of John Redman and Sarah Days (location not given). Richard enlisted in the Continental Army at the Fauquier Co. courthouse in June 1780.
One of the years that Aaron Redman is listed in the personal property tax list of Hardy Co., he is listed as having Peggy Smith and Nancy Smith living in his household. One year John Redman has Joseph Long living in his household. Several of the Redman families are living off and on on the land of Abraham and Edward Fidler (father and son), two free men of color that owned their own land at least as early as 1804 in Hardy Co.
I've suspected that these men came to Hardy Co. from either Loudoun, Frederick or Fauquier Cos. Do you recognize some of these names as Loudoun Co. people?
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