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Christian REDMAN & PRATT family

Christian REDMAN is mentioned on Paul HEINEGG's webpage at ...

Here is some info I can add to that family ...

.1 Christian REDMAN=READMAN=REAPMAN d=1760-1763 m=Mary ???
..2 Abraham REDMAN n=abt.1762 (1776/11/18 apprenticeship)
..2 Katherine REDMAN n=bef.1765
(he witnessed some MANSELL deeds in South-Carolina)
(probably the one on the 1800 Census#2 of SC,Fairfield-District)

Here are some notes related to this Christian & John REDMAN ... (note: I am copying & pasting this from my notes so it will repeat some of HEINEG's info also)

1760/08/21 For 11 pounds, Christian REDMAN purchased 100 acres of land in VA,Culpeper-Co,Brumfield-Parish in the fork of Robinson's-River at the foot of the Lost-Mountain & crossing the mountain, adjoining Ambrose POWELL & William CROSSWAIT's line from Robert LEAVELL [VA,Culpeper-Co Deed book #2 p384].

1762/08/27 John REDMAN n=abt.1740 (no race indicated) was sued for a debt of 8 pounds, 5 shillings by George LAMKIN in VA,Fauquier-Co with Jeffrey JOHNSON as his security [VA,Fauquier-Co Minute Book 1759-1762 p8 & Minutes 1759-1762 p10 by SPARACIO].

1763/06/12 The estate of "Christian REAPMAN" was appraised at 18 pounds, 6 shillings & included 5 old hoes, 2 old plows, a cow, sow, 3 pigs, a horse, 3 shoats & 3 books [VA,Culpeper-Co Will book A p334].

1772/01/13 A survey for a Northern-Neck grant to Benajah RICE mentions land of the widow REDMAN & lists John REDMAN as a chain carrier [Grant W p188-9 & Survey #3 p185].

1775/05/15 John REDMAN (making his mark) & Jonathan PRATT & his wife Mary of VA,Culpeper-Co sold to Jacob NICELY for 30 pounds (12 pounds to be paid on demand, 9 pounds to be paid on 15 May 1776 & the remaining to be paid on 15 May 1777) 100 acres in the parish of Brumfield which had been purchased by Christian REDMAN, "Father of the said John", from Robert LEAVELL by deed recorded in VA,Culpeper-Co on 21 August 1760, which land adjoined Ambrose POWELL & William CROSSWAIT's line [Deed book H p5-6].

1778/11/16 NICELY sold this land to Samuel KERSEY [Deed book H p140].

1782-1801 VA,Culpeper-Co tax list for John REDMAN
with 100 acres of land [Land Tax List 1782-1813].

1782-1804 John REDMAN appeared on the VA,Culpeper-Co tax lists.

1782 VA,Culpeper-Co Personal Property Tax List for John REDMAN with his own tithe & 3 cattle.

1783 VA,Culpeper-Co Personal Property Tax List for John REDMAN with a horse & 4 cattle.

1789 VA,Culpeper-Co Personal Property Tax List as John REDMAN, Sr.

1795 VA,Culpeper-Co Personal Property Tax List as John REDMAN, Sr.

1796 VA,Culpeper-Co Personal Property Tax List for John REDMAN
with 2 tithes.

1797 VA,Culpeper-Co Personal Property Tax List for John REDMAN
with 2 tithes.

1797/12/20 Part of this land was still called Redman's-Mountain in a VA,Culpeper-Co deed from John STROTHER to William COVINGTON [Deed book T p243-244.345-346].

1800/01/02 William COVINGTON & his wife Mildred sold for 90 pounds the land whereon John REDMAN was then living in VA,Culpeper-Co to William SMITH of VA,Madison-Co being land adjoining McDANIEL's line, THOMPSON's line (then BUTLER's), Thomas BRAGG's, Samuel YOUNG's & Redman's-Mountain [Deed book U p517].


Christian REDMAN's widow m2=Jonathan=Johnathan PRATT, Sr.

Info on Jonathan=Johnathan PRATT, Sr.:

1740/06/25 He purchased a 200 acre tract of land in VA,Orange-Co from Richard MAULDIN of VA,Caroline-Co.

1741/07/22 He purchased 150 acres of land on the great fork of the Rappahannock-River from Martin DUETT.

1748/05/22 Deed of lease from Henry SHORTER for 100 acres in the fork of the Rappahannock upon Beaver-Dam.

1748/06/24 He served on jury duty.

1764/09/20 He deeded 180 acres of land to his son James PRATT
(which he sold after his father's 1781 death).

1769/11/15 He deeded a 150 acre tract of land to his son Jonathan PRATT
(which he sold after his father's 1781 death).

1777/10/24 Johnathan PRATT, Sr. signed his Last Will which mentioned:
"In the name of God, Amen, I, Johnathan PRATT of the county of Cullpper, being well in body & of perfect memory, thanks be to God. Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body ...
To my son Thomas, my horse & mare colt & 2 stears for the use of the plantation to make bread for the support of me & my wife during my lifetime & after my death, the half of the increase of my young mare & the half of the increase of my other stock & at my death.
I give my son Thomas all principle of my stock & all my possess.
To my wife's daughter, Katherine REDMAN, the bed she now lies on & 1 cow".

1781/05/04 The Last Will of Johnathan PRATT, Sr. was probated.

1781/08/20 The estate inventory was taken & indicates that he was rather well-to-do for the time.

* 1984 "PRATT Profiles" compiled by Mrs. Grace (PRATT) THOMAS (4600 South Wellington Salt-Lake-City, UT 84117) ;

* 1985/autumn South-Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research (SCMAR) v13 #4 p223;

* 1996 "PRATT Families of Virginia & Associated Families" p232-234 by William Neal HURLEY, Jr. & published by Heritage Books Inc. of MD,Bowie,Pointer-Ridge-Place 1-800-398-7709;


.1 Jonathan=Johnathan PRATT, Sr. n=abt.1715 d=1777-1781 VA,Culpepper-Co m1=abt.1739 to Mary ??? m2=1760-1777 Mrs. Mary REDMAN

..2a Elizabeth PRATT m=Robert MANSCILL=MANSELL, Sr. n=Ireland military=American Revolutionary War occ=planter & blacksmith d=abt.1819 NC,Stokes-Co (near Bethania)

..2a Thomas PRATT n=abt.1740 occ=prominent early merchant of SC,Newberry d=abt.1814 m=Mary Ann ???
[Thomas PRATT signed affidavit stating he was present at wedding of George PRATT to Elizabeth (REDMAN?) on 1799/06/01 in Newberry]

..2a James PRATT n=abt.1742 d=abt.1804 m=Mary ???

..2a Jonathan=Johnathan PRATT, Jr. n=abt.1745 VA
(1770 moved to VA,Faquier-Co)
(1790 Census#1 of SC,Newberry-Co with 2-1-4-0-0 )
(Owner of Jonathan Pratt's Singing School)
(Owner of 2 stills & sold whiskey.)
d=Feb 1802 m=Elizabeth HUGHES=HUGHS

...3 George PRATT
...3 William PRATT, Sr. n=abt.1776
m1=Isabella=Ibby HALL m2=Rebecca Worth TAYLOR
...3 Sarah? PRATT m=Gideon NELSON
...3 Frances PRATT n=1784-1785 m=abt.1808 NC,Orange-Co
to Asa CATES n=31 Dec 1782 d=07 Aug 18??
...3 Milley PRATT

...3 Jonathan=John PRATT, III n=11 Jan 1791 SC,Newberry-Co occ=Ordinary in SC,Union-Co d=18 Jul 1860 AL,Cherokee-Co,Leesburg buried=AL,Cherokee-Co,Leesburg,Leesburg-Cemetery m=Dorcas Eliza MOORE n=Feb 1798 SC d=abt.1871 AL,Cherokee-Co,Leesburg buried=AL,Cherokee-Co,Leesburg,Leesburg-Cemetery

....4 Jonathan=John PRATT, IV n=14 Apr 1831 SC,Union-Co,Union res=AL,Centre & England d=24 Jun 1905 TN,Hamilton-Co,Chattanooga buried=AL,Cherokee-Co,Centre,Pratt-Family-Cemetery m=21 May 1853 TN,DeKalb-Co to Julia R. PORTER

This last John PRATT moved to England & found employment in a piano manufacturing company.
He was the inventor of the first practical typewriter.
In 1886 he took out a typewriter patent in UK,England,Manchester & his invention is exhibited at the Science Museum in UK,England,London.
The American "Father of the Typewriter" is considered to be 19th century inventor Christopher Latham SHOLES buried=WI,Milwaukee.


I would always be interested to hear of any additional info.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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