Lemuel H. Redd

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

LEMUEL HARDISON REDD SR.

(early settler of New Harmony)

BIOGRAPHY

Lemuel H. Redd was born July 31, 1836 in Sneads Ferry, Onslow County, North Carolina.

In 1862, President Brigham Young asked Lemuel and Keziah to settle the frontier area of New Harmony. That spring, the couple moved with their four small children, excited to be venturing into the unknown. Lemuel's brother, Benjamin Jones Redd (John Hardison Redd's remaining son) was a cattle herder, tender, and driver on the trip south. Lemuel quickly became involved as a leader in the young town, serving in the civil government and as a member of the county court.

In 1870, Lemuel decided it was time his large family moved into something better able to accommodate their needs. He purchased an unfinished brick house and a farm from his good friend John D. Lee. He paid $4500, payable in cattle and $1500 payable in wheat for the home and land. John agreed to let him pay it off at the rate of $500 a year. Lemuel built the house into a duplex with an identical home on each side. On one side lived his wife Keziah, with their 10 children, and his wife Sarah Louisa lived on the other side with their 12 children. For 20 years they raised, loved and taught their children, endured hardships, and stayed true to the faith, living side by side. Lemuel was happiest when he was with his family. "Each of his children will recall days spent in the canyons, gathering and roasting pine nuts, horseback riding, camping trips, and other things that please children. It was his joy to see his children happy."

Redd died June 9, 1910, in Colonia Juarez, Mexico.


FAMILY

Parents and Siblings:
    John Hardison Redd
    Elizabeth Hancock
        Harriet Redd
        Edward Ward Redd
        Ann Moriah Redd
        Ann Elizabeth Redd  
        Mary Catherine Redd
        Lemuel Hardison Redd
        John Holt Redd
        Benjamin Jones Redd

(12/27/1799-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married 3/2/1826)
(1/25/1798-xx/xx/xxxx)
(about 1826-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(1/31/1828-xx/xx/xxxx)   (died as an infant)
(7/26/1830-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(12/16/1831-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(1/4/1834-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(7/31/1836-6/9/1910)   (see marriages below)
(6/13/1838-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(6/20/1842-9/16/1887)   (married Clarissa Elvira Taylor and Nancy Luella Workman)

First Wife and Children:
    Keziah Jane Butler
        Lemuel Hardison Redd, Jr.  
        Mary Jane Redd
        John Wilson Redd
        William Alexander Redd
        James Monroe Redd
        Caroline Elizabeth Redd
        Amos Thornton Redd
        Della Sarah Lancaster Redd
        Farozine Ellen Redd
        Loraine Edward Redd
        Mariah Luella Redd
        Charity Alvira Redd
        Alice Redd


(2/25/1836-5/15/1895)   (married 1/2/1856)
(10/5/1856-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(4/27/1858-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(12/23/1859-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(9/19/1861-xx/xx/1911)   (married Mary Verena Bryner)
(8/24/1863-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/18/1866-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(8/25/1868-xx/xx/1870)
(4/27/1870-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(1/6/1872-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(12/1/1873-6/xx/1874)
(6/16/1875-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(7/7/1877-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/22/1879-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Abel S. Rich)

Second Wife and Children:
    Sarah Louisa Chamberlain
        Moriah Vilate Redd
        Wilford Solomon Redd
        Wayne Hardison Redd
        Benjamin Franklin Redd
        Terresa Artemisia Redd
        Lemuel Burton Redd
        George Edwin Redd
        Susan Elizabeth Redd
        Parley Redd
        John Wiley Redd
        Jenny (or Jennie) May Redd
        Effie Redd
        Ancil Ray (or Rey) Redd
        Hazel Lurena (or Lurene) Redd


(10/8/1849-3/2/1908)   (married 11/5/1866)
(9/14/1867-12/19/1867)
(1/23/1869-1/25/1869)
(2/27/1870-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(4/27/1872-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(8/14/1874-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(9/17/1876-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(12/7/1878-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(12/14/1880-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/7/1883-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/18/1886-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(5/9/1888-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(7/13/1890-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(8/27/1892-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(5/13/1895-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)

Third Wife:
    Mary Mariah Holt


(11/14/1827-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married 11/5/1879)


PHOTOS

TBD


REFERENCES

The Redd Family Website

A history of Lemuel Hardison Redd Sr.

Another history of Lemuel Hardison Redd Sr.

Another history of Lemuel Hardison Redd Sr.

Memories of New Harmony
by Alice Redd Rich (daughter of Lemuel H. Redd),   1957

Book: The Utah Redds and Their Progenitors