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In Response To: Re: Redman/Warrick of Loudoun Co., VA ()
I have not seen the name Wolverton Redman, or Wolverton as a Redman middle name, in any Hardy Co. records. That doesn't mean it's not there, I've just not seen it (yet). I have studied all the personal property tax lists of Hardy Co., VA from 1786 through 1850 - no Wolverton Redman there, and he's not in the deed or will books. I've looked through a significant portion of the court records, but not all of them. I'll keep an eye out for him.
There were fpc Redman in other counties in VA. Have you looked in Augusta, Fauquier, Loudoun, Jefferson, Culpeper Cos. and the Richmond and Fredericksburg areas?
The first Redman into Hardy Co. appeared between 1801 and 1806 (personal property tax lists). They were John, Richard, and Aaron Redman. All three came with famiies, and John and Richard were both eventually pensioners of the Rev War. They were not the first fpc into the county. First were the families of Fidler, Sellers/Sellars/Cellars, Payne/Pain, etc. I find some of these people as early as the 1780's in the personal property tax lists, but no Redman until 1801. I often find fpc in the personal property tax lists who do not appear in the census records for Hardy Co.
Note: if you are using Ancestry.com to look for 1840 Hardy Co. census records -- Hardy Co. is mistakenly listed under Harrison Co. Somehow the images and the resulting index of the two counties were combined and listed as Harrison Co. I've reported the problem to Ancestry several times, through a couple of different avenues, but the problem is not yet fixed.
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