> I have a Jesse Redman in the Hardy Co. personal property tax lists from 1824 through 1835.
I know about this but the property tax list does not provide enough
info for us to proove this is one of the Jesse REDMANs I speak of.
> Who do you think their parents were?
I know the parents of the 3 brothers are Jesse Wolverton REDMAN & Ruth PARKER from
the death certificate of Isaac Wolverton REDMAN as mentioned in this family outline at
The family has a picture of Isaac as an old man & also his funeral card with birth & death info.
> How do you know they were brothers?
Isaac Wolverton REDMAN had a trunk which he used much like a "hope chest" for saving things.
In it he kept things from his military service & also all his correspondence.
So the relationship of the 3 brothers is pulled from the information in the letters.
I know of 4 siblings that are mentioned there & will now give 3 examples from memory:
- after John REDMAN moved to Illinois he wrote to his brother Isaac in Ohio.
- Annie (REDMAN) SPIELMAN who lived in Maryland wrote to her brother Isaac & spoke of
their grandfather William PARKER's land. She also mentioned that
Isaac's daughter Ruth Ann was the "namesake" of their grandmother Ruth PARKER.
- Jane (IVEY) REDMAN wrote to her brother-in-law Isaac after the death of her husband
Jesse REDMAN (Isaac's brother) & talked about how lonely she was without Jesse.
This Jane IVEY was the mulatto child of a wealthy white man Hugh IVEY.
In his Last Will Hugh IVEY gave everything to his daughter Jane, with the stipulation
that if she died before her husband, Jesse would not get to keep any of the money.
In her own will Jane left everything to her relatives (not REDMANs).
> Then a Jesse Redman, born in VA, appears in the 1840 Ross Co., Ohio federal census.
> The Jesse Redman in Hardy Co. may or may not be the man in Ross Co., Ohio
> -- I have no evidence either way at this point.
The 1850 census gives us more helpful info as Jesse's father-in-law is in the household ...
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 FRY
white 74 Hugh IVEY n=VA occ=farmer property=$2000;
The 3 children here were adopted or fostered as Jesse & Jane had no natural children.
I don't know exactly how David REDMOND is related to them.
It is possible that John W. JONES may be related through
brother-in-law Isaac Wolverton REDMAN's first wife Nancy J. JONES.
I have no ideas about Joseph FRY's connection.
1826/02/26 This Hugh IVEY freed 27 slaves with a Deed of Emancipation:
I, Hugh IVEY, of the County of Sussex & State of Virginia after full & mature deliberation &
fully persuaded that freedom is the birthright of all mankind & that no law human or divine
can give or hath given to me a just & equitable right to the labor or service of any
human being without making to him or her a reasonable or stipulated compensation therefore
& wishing to fulfil in this case at least the golden rule to do unto others as I would
they should do unto me & having in my care & under my authority the following slaves to wit:
Harry, Jinny, Fanny, Lex, Nelly, Creacy, Lucy, Nancy, Dalilah, Martha, Hannah, Lilly, John, James,
Nancy, Joel, Matthew, Catherine, Franky, Matilda, Nelly, Hosea, John, Daniel, Jame, Martha, Virginia.
Now know all men by these presents that I, Hugh IVEY, do by these presents relinquish renounce
& forever quit claim to the services & labor of the aforesaid slaves & the increase of the females
for myself & my heirs & I do for myself & my heirs forever by these presents declare, order & direct
that the aforesaid slaves & the increase of the females shall be & remain free from the
controul authority & government of myself & all persons whatsoever claiming right or title
to them by from or under me so far as the said slaves can be free & act for themselves
under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 2nd day of February, 1826.
Signed, sealed & acknowledged in presence of Hugh IVEY (seal)
At a Court held for VA,Sussex-Co the 2nd day of February 1826.
This Deed of Emancipation was acknowledged by Hugh IVEY a party thereto
to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: L. LANIER, Clerk [VA,Sussex-Co Deed Book O p416].
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