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Hi Paul HEINEGG
From your page for REDMANs at ...
start quote: 3. Margaret Redmond, born say 1730, was indicted by the churchwardens of Cameron Parish in Loudoun County court on 15 November 1758 for having a base born child (no race indicated), but the case was dismissed because she was "not found" [Orders 1757-62, 180, 204]. She was apparently the mother of
i. Aaron, born about 1758, bound out by the churchwardens of Cameron Parish in Loudoun County to Peter Wilson to learn the trade of shoemaker on 14 August 1759 [Orders 1757-62, 265], perhaps the second unnamed tithable in John Redman's Culpeper County household in 1787, taxable in Culpeper County from 1788 to 1804 :end quote
Paul, I believe these 2 people (Margaret & son Aaron) were caucasians & not African-Americans. This Margaret REDMAN=REDMOND was the daughter of Andrew REDMAN n=abt.1710 & his unknown first wife (5 children). He m2=abt.1744 NJ,Gloucester-Co,Haddonfield-Meetting-House (now Camden-Co) to Mary STEVENS (2 children).
On 6 Feb 1744\5 this Andrew REDMAN was bondsman & witness to the Last Will of Phillip DEVEREX of NJ,Gloucester-Co.
Andrew REDMAN moved his family from New-Jersey to VA,Loudoun-Co.
About 1757 his daughter Margaret had a son Aaron out of wedlock. By 1760 she was married to Edmund PHILLIPS, Sr. & they had 8 children.
On 10 Mar 1764 this Andrew REDMAN signed his last Will in VA,Loudoun-Co which mentioned:
Andrew REDMAN was buried in VA,Loudoun-Co & on 03 May 1764 his last Will was proved in VA,Loudoun-Co & filed on 08 May 1764.
* "Abstracts of Wills, Inventories & Administration Accounts of VA,Loudoun-Co 1757-1800" Book A p3;
In 1767 Andrew REDMAN's son John REDMAN first appears on the Personal Property Tax List for VA,Loudoun-Co,Shelburne-Parish living on the farm of his employer Israel THOMPSON. This would indicate that he had reached the age of 21 in that year.
The first black American Quaker invited to membership did not occur until more than 100+ years later then the REDMANs mentioned above.
On the 15th of the fourth month of 1891 African-American Emily RODMAN was accepted as a member of the 'Monthly Meeting of Friends' in PA,Philadelphia for the Western District. She dressed in the old fashioned Quaker garb of "hooped petticoats" & a bonnet. She occasionally spoke in meeting & remained a member & constant attendance until her death in the 6th month of 1910.
start quote: taxable in the "list of Free Negroes & Mulattoes" in the western district of Hardy County from 1806 to 1819: listed with his unnamed wife and seven small children as well as Peggy and Nancy Smith on Abel Seymour's land in 1809, listed with a female over the age of sixteen in 1813, called "Aron, Sr." in 1818 :end quote
1777 During the American Revolutionary War, the illegitimate child Aaron REDMAN enlisted from VA,Loudon-Co for a 3 year term & served as a soldier in the continental infantry in various Companies under the command of Col. Daniel MORGAN:
No mention is ever made of Aaron being a person of any colour other than white. I know about the marriages for about a dozen of Aaron's children & have not yet heard about any family traditions of African-American ancestry.
* 1829/05/20 American Revolutionary War Records - Virginia, section#2 (11) to (16) (doc#34 list#6) (11) ARMAND's Corps (16) List of non-commissioned officers & Privates, reported to the executive as entitled to land in list#3, who will receive the same, if the executive shall agree with the agent in opinion p195 #164 Private Aaron REDMAN who enlisted for a 3 year term in the Continental army;
* 1835 American Revolutionary War Records section#2 (18) doc#44] (18) VA,Richmond - not received bounty land;
* 1938 "Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution - soldiers, saliors & marines 1775-1783" p489,655 edited by John H. GWATHMEY of VA,Richmond - as Aaron REDMON n=174?;
1788-1789 Aaron REDMAN moved his family from Virginia to KY,Fayette-Co.
1789-1795 Aaron REDMAN appeared on the Tax Lists KY,Fayette-Co.
1796 Aaron REDMAN moved his family to KY,Green-Co (now KY,Adair Co) where for some 30 years he farmed a 94-188 acre tract of land.
1796-1834 Aaron REDMAN appeared on many tax & census records.
1801/12/11 Part of KY,Green-Co went into the formation of KY,Adair-Co.
1807/08/22 Isaac TRUAX & his wife Betsey of KY,Adair-Co sold for 100 pounds of current money to Aaron REDMAN of KY,Adair-Coa tract of land of 188 acres at Butlers-Fork on the waters of Russells-Creek (being a part of the 380 acre tract purchased in 1800).
* 1810 Census#3 of KY,Adair-Co,Columbia LDS#0181350 roll#5 p21 for Aaron REDMAN with:
1810/12/28 Isaac TRUAX & his wife Betsey sold for $500 to his brother John TRUAX, both of KY,Adair-Co a certain tract of land on Butlerfork of Russell-Creek containing 100 acres (being a part of the 380 acre tract purchased in 1800).
1814/10/20 Isaac TRUAX & his wife Betsey of KY,Adair-Co sold for the sum of $472 in hand, to William DOUGHERTY of the county, a certain parcel of land containing 118.25 acres laying in KY,Adair-Co on the waters of Butlers-Fork of Russell Creek (part of the 380 acres purchased in 1800).
* 1820 Census of KY,Adair-Co roll#M33_16 p22 as Aron REDMOND;
1829/05/20 Aaron REDMAN appeared on the list of Revolutionary War soldiers still entitled to receive land.
* 1830 Census of KY,Adair-Co LDS#0007812 roll#M19-33 p2 as Aaron REDMAN;
1830/06/07 @74 Aaron REDMAN filed military Pension Claim #W9622 in KY,Adair-Co & he was granted $96/yr.
1830/09/01 Pensions Certificate #20231 was issued for Aaron REDMAN which listed the amount due at that time as $49.31.
1834 Aaron REDMAN moved from Kentucky to IN,Gibson-Co. Geographically, the location of IN,Posey-Co & IN,Gibson-Co is in the extreme corner of southwest Indiana (west & north of Evansville).
1834/03/19 Aaron REDMAN applied for a transfer of his Revolutinary War pension to IN,Gibson-Co.
1834/spring When Aaron REDMAN & his wife were no longer able to take care of their land, they moved in with their son John REDMAN who had a farm in IN,Gibson-Co,Montgomery-Twp - about 1 mile southwest of Antioch Church.
1835 Aaron REDMAN appeared on the list of non-commissioned officers & soldiers of the Virginia line on continental establishment, whose names appear on the army register & who have not received bounty land
After his 1840 death, his widow applied & received an $80 pension & continued to live with her son.
1840 Aaron REDMAN was buried in IN,Gibson-Co,Montgomery-Twp,Mounts-Farm (in old REDMAN family graveyard on son John's land)
Many of Aaron REDMAN's descendants are buried in Antioch-Cemetary.
In IN,Gibson-Co,Princeton's town square, there is a large memorial monument which includes the name of Aaron REDMAN for participating in the Revolutionary War.
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