> I am searching for any possible links between UGRR operators John and Jesse Redman,
> in Ross County, Ohio and Pennsylvania or Virginia (West Virginia) Redmans.
I "think" this John & Jesse REDMAN belong to the REDMANs I research but can not find
proof of that. You can see the full line at another message in this thread at ...
John & Jesse & youngest brother Isaac Wolverton REDMAN lived early on
in that part of Virginia which became West-Virginia.
From there they went to PA,Greene-Co & then on to Ohio.
From Ohio John went to Indiana & I lose track of him.
Jesse married & died in OH,Ross-Co,Chillocothe without any natural children.
Isaac (who married in PA) eventually went to Missouri where he died.
(One of the family members has an old letter written
from their sister Ann to Isaac in Ohio.)
This REDMAN family have multiple intertwined relationships with
WILSON & ADAMS families.
Here are some of the census records for Jesse ...
* 1840 Census of OH,Ross-Co (Elisha COLEMAN is on the same page);
* 1850/09/14 Census of OH,Ross-Co,Springfield p365b dwelling#826 hh#833
enumerated by John A. HAYS, LDS-film#1255063, NA-film#T9-1063:
mulatto 44 Jesse REDMOND n=VA occ=farmer (cannot read or write)
mulatto 33 Jane REDMOND n=VA
mulatto 18 David REDMOND
mulatto 06 John W. JONES
black 08 Joseph E. FRY
white 74 Hugh IVEY n=VA occ=farmer property=$2000 (father-in-law);
2 dwellings away from him is a Wm. REDMOND family who are white
... but I don't know if they is any connection.
Jesse REDMAN=REDMOND had no natural children but fostered or adopted some children.
The David above had some type of family relationship but he was not a natural son.
* 1860 Census of OH,Ross-Co,Springfield:
* 1870 Census of OH,Ross-Co,Springfield:
Elisha COLEMAN @82 (infirm);
Here are census records for the David living with Jesse above ...
* 1860 Census of OH,Scioto-Co:
mulatto VA ?? REDMAN David occ=running a boarding house
mulatto VA 16 REDMAN Gerusa
mulatto VA 26 REDMAN John (boarder)
mulatto VA 21 REDMAN Benjamin (boarder);
* 1870 Census of OH,Scioto-Co:
REDMAN Jerusha @24 n=OH (mulatto);
Here are census records for Isaac ...
* 1860 Census of PA,Greene-Co,Jackson-Twp,White-Cottage-P.O.
p159,160 dwelling#1123 family#1106 (all black):
VA 29 Isaac REDMAN occ=farmer value=$500/$300 (read=no)
PA 29 Nancy
PA 13 Mary
PA 08 Julia A.
PA 07 Ruth A.
PA 05 Marget
PA 03 Saml
PA 3m Isaac, Jr.;
Family tradition says that he walked from PA to WV where he enlisted in the Union army at WV,Cameron.
He served in Company B, 7th West-Virginia Volunteer Infantry
(source: 7th West-Virginia Muster Roll).
He was with the unit in many battles including at PA,Gettysburg.
He was wounded at the seige of WV,Petersburg.
About 1869 Isaac & his 2nd wife Cynthia moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio.
About 1875 Isaac moved his family from Ohio to WVA,Wood-Co,Parkersburg.
* 1880 Census of WV,Wood-Co,Lubec p390b occ=farmer LDS-film#1255416, NA-film#T9-1416;
He obtained bounty land east of MO,Wright-Co,Dawson.
Though I too think there is a relationship, I have been unable to
find any documentation that links this family to Barnet REDMAN.
Barnet's marriage to Stacy LETT was mentioned in
"WV,Mineral-Co Family Traits, Tracks & Trails" by J. C. SANDERS.
Barnet REDMAN=REDMOND was married to Elenor=Ellen=Nellie LETT.
(I don't know if she is related to Stacy LETT.)
They had these census records ...
* 1850 Census of PA,Greene-Co,Franklin p260 house#192:
mul M n=VA 58 Barnet REDMAN occ=laborer
mul F n=VA 50 Elenor
mul F n=VA 28 Margaret
mul M n=VA 18 Jackson
mul F n=VA 14 Catherine
mul F n=PA 12 Ruth
mul F n=PA 08 Elenor
mul M n=PA 06 Barnet
mul F n=PA 05 Rachel
mul M n=PA 03 Arther;
* 1860 Census of PA,Greene-Co,Franklin p208 house#1458:
mul F n=VA 70 Nellie REDMAN occ=washerwoman
mul F n=MD 30 Margaret
mul F n=PA 22 Catherine
mul F n=PA 20 Ruth
mul M n=PA 25 Andrew
mul M n=PA 16 Barnet
mul F n=PA 18 Ellen;
During the American Civil War their son Barney served as a Private in
Company B, 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Colored Troops, Union Army.
Junior's census records included ....
* 1870/06/09 Census of PA,Greene-Co,Franklin-Twp #4:
PA 25 Barney REDMAN occ=laborer
PA 18 Margaret
PA 02 Catharine
PA 10m Sarah Ellen
(living next door to Josiah WORKMAN);
* 1880 Census of PA,Greene-Co,Franklin (all mulattos) p211b LDS-film#1255133 NA-film#T9-1133:
PA VA VA 37 Barnet REDMAN occ=day laborer
PA PA PA 27 Margaret
PA 12 Catharine
PA 10 Sarah Ellen
PA 07 Charles E.
PA 05 Josirus
PA 03 Ruth E.;
Barnet's wife mentioned above, Elenor=Ellen=Nellie LETT was first married to Solomon BRUCE.
They had a son named Andrew Jackson BRUCE=BRUSE (was sometimes later called a REDMAN).
1863/07/16-1865/09/20 During the American Civil War he enlisted as a substitute & was mustered
into Company D, 6th Regiment of Pennsylvania, U.S. Colored Infantry where he served as a Corporal.
I don't know who his first wife was but his 2nd marriage was on
28 Mar 1892 to Amanda PARKER=PARK (I have her obituary too).
1893/05/04 PA,Greene-Co Death Register: "007 01 BRUSE, Andrew - colored male @69
(father=Solomon BRUCE mother=Ellen REDMOND m=VA,Hardy-Co occ=laborer
d=04 Mar 1893 PA,Greene-Co,Waynesburg at Richhill Street
cause=suffered heart disease 1 year buried=PA,Greene-Co,Green-Mount-Cemetery".
1893/03/09 Obituary in the `Waynesburg Republican':
"Andrew Jackson BRUCE: Sudden Death of an Esteemed Colored Citizen -
Our community was shocked Saturday morning to learn of the sudden death of Andrew BRUCE,
which occurred about 6am, the cause being heart failure.
Mr. BRUCE had been on our streets & was working the day before.
He arose about 5 o'clock that morning but retired again.
Near 6, his wife noticed him breathing hard & in a few minutes he expired.
He had been in poor health for a year, suffering from heart trouble.
He was born in 1830 at VA,Williamsport & was brought here over 50 years ago.
He was well & favorably known having the respect of everyone.
He was a hard-working, upright, honest citizen. During the war
he enlisted in Company D, 6th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry & was a good soldier.
He had been a member of the A.M.E. church for 26 years & had faithfully filled
every office of the church (excepting as pastor) at different times in that period.
He was a member of the G.A.R. & Masonic Order.
He had been married twice, his second wife surviving.
He leaves a family of 9 children who are:
Mrs. Lucy J. (BRUCE) FERRELL of Washington;
A. A. BRUCE of this place;
Frank BRUCE of Washington;
Mrs. Annie (BRUCE) TURNER of PA,Waynesburg;
Mrs. Katie (BRUCE) STEWART of Homestead &
James BRUCE &
Wilbur BRUCE, at home;
2 are dead.
Ruth REDMOND &
Mrs. Joseph WORKMAN are half-brothers & sisters of the deceased.
The funeral was held on Monday at 3pm, the remains being buried in
the honors of war. Interment in PA,Greene-Co,Green-Mount-Cemetery".
Jane's message mentions that she thinks the above Solomon BRUCE was connected to the
VanMETER slaves. I know about them but am not so sure about the connection,
because that would mean that Solomon named 2 of his sons Andrew.
Solomon BRUCE & Jane (unknown) had son Andrew H. BRUCE born about 1849 (per 1850 census).
Solomon BRUCE & Elenor=Ellen=Nellie LETT had son Andrew Jackson BRUCE=BRUSE-REDMAN born about 1824-1830 (per death info).
The Solomon BRUCE who was the former VanMETER slave is on the
1860 Census of PA,Greene-Co,Perry-Twp,Mt.Morris-PO living next door to
the David KEENER family. This David was a cousin of the KEENER connected by marriage
to the Isaac Wolverton REDMAN family I mentioned early on in this message.
I would be interested to hear of your REDMAN connections