WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
WILLIAM ALEXANDER REDD
(early New Harmony resident, bishop)
BIOGRAPHYWilliam Alexander Redd was born September 19, 1861, in Spanish Fork, Utah county, Utah.
When he was one year old, his family moved to New Harmony where he grew up.
William was baptized and confirmed on June 27, 1869, by his uncle, Wilson D. Pace, who was the bishop of the ward. He was ordained a Teacher on March 25, 1877, by another uncle, Harvey A. Pace. And he was ordained an Elder on May 9, 1877 by Elder Jacob Gates.
William married Mary Verena Bryner on February 27, 1884 in the St. George Temple.
Pres. John Taylor called Elder Redd to fill a mission to the Southern States. He left on February 10, 1887 an served to 1889. During part of that time, he served as President of the South Carolina Conference.
On September 15, 1890, William Redd was ordained a Bishop and set apart to preside over the Harmony Ward by Apostle Francis M. Lyman. Bishop Redd served in that office for 28 years.
Redd and his family left New Harmony in the fall of 1908 and went to Canada where other strong polygamous familys had made communities on the Alberta Plains.
William A. Redd died on January 6, 1911 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. He was buried in the Temple Hill Cemetery.
Mary Verena Bryner Redd died on May 30, 1934 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. She was buried in the Temple Hill Cemetery.
REFERENCESRedd Family Website
William Alexander Redd
by Lura Redd
Excerpts from William Redd's Missionary Journal
The William A. Redd Home in Raymond, Alberta, Canada
Find-A-Grave entry for William Alexander Redd
Find-A-Grave entry for Mary Verena Bryner Redd