William Alexander Redd



(early New Harmony resident, bishop)


William 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.


Parents and Siblings:
    Lemuel Hardison Redd
    Keziah Jane Butler Redd
        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

(7/31/1836-6/9/1910)   (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 Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(8/24/1863-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/18/1866-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(4/27/1870-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(1/6/1872-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(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)

Wife and Children:
    Mary Verena Bryner Redd
        William Redd
        Elda Grace Redd
        Belle Redd
        Myrtle Redd
        Verena Redd
        Lura Redd
        Fern Redd
        Jessie Redd
        Paul Hardison Redd
        Preston Lyman Redd
        Vilo Redd
        Pauline Redd
        Mary Redd
        Kay Bryner Redd

(3/3/1866-5/30/1934)   (married 2/27/1884)
(11/7/1885-11/9/1944)   (married Irene Ricks Smellie)
(8/30/1893-5/9/1991)   (married George Elijah Laycock)
(8/15/1895-5/11/1987)   (married Octave Willis Ursenbach)
(8/10/1897-3/21/1978)   (married Grace Brandley)
(4/12/1899-10/31/1958)   (married Jeanette Wride)
(11/11/1902-8/6/1983)   (married Melvin J. Burt)
(3/9/1905-4/21/2000)   (married Sterling E. Snyder)
(4/28/1907-8/12/2000)   (married Velma Esther Nalder)




Redd 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