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  Genealogy: Family Histories

Thomas Spencer Redford Family

also see Redford Family Index to Images, Photographs, and Articles and

Redford Family Index to Images, Photographs, and Articles -Page 2 , Redford Family Index to Images, Photographs, and Articles -Page 3

which includes Van Vlack family, and page 4 Redford Family Index to Images, Photographs, and Articles -Page 4

Hodgson / Redford Family Images

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 03/21/2015

Descendants of John Redford

Generation No. 1

 

1. JOHN1 REDFORD was born 1755 in Charing (Charring) Cross, London, England, and died July 12, 1816 in Fort Harrison, Prairie, Terra Haute, Indiana. He married SARAH GOODWIN February 03, 1786. She was born in Hanover Square, London, England.

More About JOHN REDFORD:

Emigration: Bet. 1776 - 1777, Came to America

Residence 1: 1790, Lived in Penn.

Residence 2: Abt. 1830, Moved family to Perrysburgh (Perrysburg), Cattaraugus, New York (Source: 1880 History of Waukesha County, Biographical sketches page 980.)

More About JOHN REDFORD and SARAH GOODWIN:

Marriage: February 03, 1786

 

Children of JOHN REDFORD and SARAH GOODWIN are:

2. i. ARTHUR A.2 REDFORD, b. December 23, 1793, Livingston Co., New York; d. September 08, 1877, Monroe, Wisconsin.

ii. HENRY REDFORD.

iii. JOHN REDFORD, JR..

iv. JAMES M. REDFORD.

v. ISAAC REDFORD.

vi. MOSES REDFORD.

vii. MARTHA REDFORD.

viii. WILLIAM REDFORD, b. Bet. 1790 - 1800 (Source: 1840 Federal Census, Living in Wisconsin Territory, Milwaukee, Kinnekanic; with one son age 10-15, a 2nd son, age 15-20, a wife, b. abt 1790-1800, and two daus., one age 5-10 yrs, the other 10-15.).

ix. RICHARD REDFORD.

x. PETER REDFORD.

xi. LEWIS REDFORD.

xii. SARAH REDFORD.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. ARTHUR A.2 REDFORD (JOHN1) was born December 23, 1793 in Livingston Co., New York, and died September 08, 1877 in Monroe, Wisconsin. He married MARY SCOTT 1814 in Genesee Co., New York. She was born 1793 in Livingston, New York (Source: Ancestry.com has b. 1795 in Pennslyvannia, Another source has her b. in 1795 in Pennsylvannia.), and died Bef. 1870 (Source: 1870 Federal Census, Not listed living with Arthur.).

More About ARTHUR A. REDFORD:

Elected: 1836, By way of the Great Lakes to Milwaukee

Political: Jackson Democrat, then Abolitionist, then Republican.

Religion: Methodist

Residence 1: 1870, Town of Jefferson, Green, Wisconsin, Post Office: Juda; lives with dau. Jane, her husband, and 3 children

Residence 2: 1830, Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York (Source: 1830 Federal New York Census, page 219.)

Residence 3: 1840, Lisbon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Territory (Source: 1840 Federal Census.)

Residence 4: September 14, 1849, S.W. 1/4 in Section 30, Town of Menomonee

More About ARTHUR REDFORD and MARY SCOTT:

Marriage: 1814, Genesee Co., New York

 

Children of ARTHUR REDFORD and MARY SCOTT are:

3. i. HENRY ARTHUR3 REDFORD, b. December 22, 1815, New York; d. January 26, 1899.

4. ii. THOMAS SPENCER REDFORD, b. July 18, 1818, York, Genesee, New York; d. November 27, 1903, Lisbon, Waukesha County, WI.

iii. ERNEST REDFORD, b. Aft. 1818.

More About ERNEST REDFORD:

Residence: 1894, Farmer in Town of Menomonee (Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894.)

5. iv. ERWIN (IRWIN) H. REDFORD, b. Abt. 1829, New York.

6. v. MORRIS WALLACE REDFORD, b. July 1830, Pottsdam, Genesse County, New York; d. July 06, 1901, South Dakota or Canada.

vi. EMILY REDFORD, b. Abt. 1833, Perrysburgh, Cattaraugus, New York; m. JOSEPH COOK.

More About EMILY REDFORD:

Residence: 1894, Empire Praire, Missouri (Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894, Note: the 1850 Census indicates a 17 yr old Emily Cook in Ray County, there's also a Joseph Cook, but age 39, same Ray County.)

7. vii. IRA SAMUEL REDFORD, b. Abt. 1834, New York.

8. viii. JANE REDFORD, b. Abt. 1838, New York.

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. HENRY ARTHUR3 REDFORD (ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born December 22, 1815 in New York (Source: 1860 Federal Census, age 44. In May 1933, Sarah Redford read "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4.), and died January 26, 1899 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, In May 1933, Sarah Redford read "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4.). He married (1) ADELINE DONEY, daughter of NEHEIMAH DONEY. She was born Abt. 1833 in New York (Source: 1860 Federal Census, age 27.), and died August 26, 1877 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, In May 1933, Sarah Redford read "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4.). He married (2) LUCINDA BAKER November 08, 1842 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website.). She died 1852.

More About HENRY ARTHUR REDFORD:

Naturalization: 1860, Farmer

Residence 1: 1850, Name listed as Ridford in Town of Menomonee

Residence 2: July 02, 1839, Orig owner (Patent holder) for N. 1/2 in Section 31, Town of Menomonee.

Residence 3: 1860, Town of Menomonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin; Post Office: Lannon Springs

Residence 4: 1870, Town of Menomonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin; Post Office: Waukesha

More About HENRY REDFORD and LUCINDA BAKER:

Marriage: November 08, 1842, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website.)

 

Children of HENRY REDFORD and ADELINE DONEY are:

i. MACARTHUR "MACK"4 REDFORD, b. Abt. 1856, Wisconsin.

ii. EMMA J. REDFORD, b. Abt. 1858, Wisconsin.

iii. FREDERICK O. REDFORD, b. Abt. 1859, Wisconsin; m. MARY A. ?.

More About FREDERICK O. REDFORD:

Residence: 1880, Lived with father family and his wife Mary, no children listed in census.

iv. SARAH REDFORD (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 8.), b. Abt. 1862.

v. ELLA REDFORD (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 5.), b. Abt. 1865.

vi. ETTA REDFORD (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 3.), b. Abt. 1867.

vii. GEORGE H. REDFORD, b. Abt. 1871.

viii. FRANK REDFORD, b. Abt. 1872.

ix. NELLIE REDFORD, b. Abt. 1874.

x. ANMAS (ANNIS) REDFORD, b. Abt. 1876.

 

Children of HENRY REDFORD and LUCINDA BAKER are:

xi. SPENCER4 REDFORD, b. Abt. 1844, Wisconsin.

xii. WALTER REDFORD, b. Abt. 1848, Wisconsin.

xiii. ALMARY REDFORD, b. Abt. 1850.

xiv. CHARLES REDFORD, b. Abt. 1852, Wisconsin.

 

4. THOMAS SPENCER3 REDFORD (ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born July 18, 1818 in York, Genesee, New York, and died November 27, 1903 in Lisbon, Waukesha County, WI. He married (1) JANE (REELY) REALY (Source: Waukesha Freeman, In May 1933, Sarah Redford read "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4. Gives last name as "realy" another source as Reely.). She was born Abt. 1831 in London, England (Source: 1860 Federal Census, age 29.), and died 1864. He married (2) CAROLINE VAN VLACK December 25, 1848 in New York, daughter of DANIEL VAN VLACK and JANE WILEY. She was born 1825, and died 1853. He married (3) ABIGAIL "ABBEY G. NEWELL July 11, 1864, daughter of WHIPPLE NEWELL and MAPLET NEWMAN. She was born April 13, 1838 in Stanfordville, Dutchess County, NY (Source: 1910 Federal Census, Census shows she was age 62, born in April 1838, not 1834. Also 1900 Census shows 1838.), and died March 29, 1931.

Notes for THOMAS SPENCER REDFORD:

Thomas appears to have been the point man for the Redford family, traveling to Wisconsin overland (source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894) while his parents and siblings followed by the Great Lakes water route meeting him in Milwaukee sometime in 1836 (Note: This is countered by Sarah Redford statement below.) If he left New York on foot, on Feb 28, 1836 as reported in the above source, he would have been traveling during the winter months, not very hospitable.

To Thomas S. Redford, probably, belongs the distinction of having been the first one to drive his stake in this town. When he first came here, he accompanied the surveying party of Hudson, Vliet and Brink, who surveyed through the town early in 1836. In May of this year, he collated the claim which he now occupies, on Section 25.

In June of 1836, Presley N. Ray, James Hanford and William Packard came out from Milwaukee and selected claims, and assisted T. S. Redford in erecting his first shanty, this being a sort of headquarters for all until each could get a cabin raised. Soon after, probably about the month of August, John Weaver, Lucius Botsford, Thomas Rolf and David Bonham came into the town. They at once made claims and proceeded with all dispatch to erect houses for their families, for they were all, but one, family men. Having got their houses up and ready during this fall and winter, they then went into the city of Milwaukee, where the women and children were staying, and brought them out before the snow was off the ground in the spring. A. A. Redford came in at this time also. These four women were the first in the town, as also were their children the first of the small folks. (Note Presley N. Reay/Ray appears to be the only one of the three men listed above that actually homesteaded in the Town of Lisbon).

It's interesting to note that in the 1837, 1838, 1840, and 1842 Census', the head-of -house is not Thomas, but his father, Arthur, living in the Town of Lisbon. Later Arthur is credited with owning the S.W. 1/4 in Section 30, Town of Menomonee, as of Sept 14, 1849. So even though the claim may have been Thomas', he was not considered the man-of-the-house. See below

Under English common law, full majority was reached at the age of 21. Anyone under 21 was legally an "infant". Only persons who had reached majority could perform certain legal actions under the law: Buy or sell land without restriction; Vote or hold public office; Bring suit in oneís own name; Devise land by will; Sign a bond or note; Patent land (Note: Thomas' land was patented in 1839, when he was age 21.); Marry without consent; Act as a guardian; or Serve on a jury. Nothing in the law prevented an infant from buying land or other property. But such an action could be later be repudiated by the minor. Therefore, we generally find such purchases made on the infantís behalf by an adult guardian or next friend. Blackstone points out that an infant could renege on the deal upon reaching majority: "an infant may also purchase lands, but his purchase is incomplete: for, when he comes to age, he may either agree or disagree to it, as he thinks prudent or proper, without alleging any reason..." source: http://home.nc.rr.com/rwbaird/Misc/legalage.htm

 

In May 1933, Sarah Redford, daughter of Henry, who was brother to T. S. Redford read this paper "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. In it she says that except for her father Henry, the oldest son, the entire Redford family traveled to Milwaukee by boat from New York state, and arrived in 1836. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4.

On September 5, 1908, Lieut. O. P. Clinton read a paper "More of History" (He Treats of First Settlers and First Things in Waukesha County) before the Waukesha County Historical Society in Oconomowoc, where he states that T. S. Redford was the third to make a claim in the Town of Lisbon in 1837, but doesn't say who the first two were. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday September 17, 1908, page 6, col 2.

In 1870, an Edward Rice, age 10, b. Wisconsin lives with Thomas and wife Abigail.

BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Spencer Redford, was born in Genesee County on July 18, 1818. He worked on his father's farm until he was 18, and later learned the carpentry trade. He attended common schools in New York and entered the College of Milwaukee after coming west. On February 28, 1836, he left New York carrying a 25 pound pack on his back and headed west on foot. "I traveled from Cattaraugus County, through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois and reached Milwaukee on the 23rd of April, 1836. Some days I traveled in Michigan all day and did not find more than 2 or 3 homes, and poor ones at that." Joining a surveying party of Hudson, Vliet and Brink, he made the first claim in Lisbon Township and built a cabin of basswood logs. He did his cooking over a fire outside the house. During the summer, he worked at the carpenter trade in Milwaukee. "The land from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi was neatly all in a state of nature." When the Town of Lisbon was first settled, it usually 2 days to make the trip to Milwaukee, a distance of 16 miles over logs and through the mud, fording streams and camping out one night on the road.  "We may all thank God for the ox. Provisions were high, and no grain had been raised to feed the horse, but the ox worked all day, then turned loose to pick his own feed at night. When Wisconsin was first settled, we had every obstacle to contend with. First, we had no market for our produce. There was no outlet for it except home consumption. I attended the first wedding that took place in the Town of Lisbon. There were no gilt cards, no presents, but we had a good big Johnnycake passed around, and we wished them all the good things of this life the same as they do nowadays. After the ceremony, the young couple took their wedding tour home behind a yoke of oxen." Using a team of oxen, he hauled 1100 bushels of wheat to market in 1840 and sold it for 50 cents a bushel.

More About THOMAS SPENCER REDFORD:

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Education: T.S. attended common schools in New York, later the College of Milwaukee.

Emigration: February 28, 1836, Left New York, traveling across country on foot, arriving at Milwaukee on Apr. 15, 1836

Membership 1: Active member of Old Settlers' Society

Membership 2: January 02, 1866, President of Stock Market selling or exchanging livestock each month in Lannon Springs. James Salmon, secretary; James Prendergast, treasurer; and William Lannon, superintendent. (Source: Waukesha Plaindealer newspaper, Jan 2, 1866.)

Occupation: 1836, During the summer he worked as a carpenter in Milwaukee

Political: Republican

Residence 1: Abt. 1831, Moved with parents to Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, New York

Residence 2: Bet. 1835 - 1836, 1st settler in town. Owns 160 acres, the S.E. 1/4 in Section 25, Town of Lisbon. (Source: Source, Several sources indicate that Redford arrived already in 1835, but a equal number in 1836.)

Residence 3: May 15, 1836, Staked his claim in Town of Lisbon, built a home of basswood but cooked outside due to lack of chimney/fireplace.

Residence 4: Bet. 1836 - 1837, Lived in Milwaukee, then permanently to Lisbon homestead in 1837.

Residence 5: Bet. 1848 - 1853, Cattaraugus County, New York, where he built a saw and grist mill. (Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894.)

Residence 6: 1860, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; Post Office: Lannon Springs

Residence 7: 1870, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; Post Office: Waukesha

More About THOMAS REDFORD and CAROLINE VAN VLACK:

Marriage: December 25, 1848, New York

More About THOMAS REDFORD and ABIGAIL NEWELL:

Marriage: July 11, 1864

 

Children of THOMAS REDFORD and JANE REALY are:

i. EMMA ANN4 REDFORD (Source: 1870 Federal Census, Middle name Ann.), b. Abt. 1856 (Source: 1860 Federal Census, age 4.); m. WILLIAM HODGSON.

More About WILLIAM HODGSON:

Residence: 1880, St. Mary's, Kansas

9. ii. MARTHA JANE REDFORD, b. June 12, 1861, Town of Menomonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. May 18, 1953, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin.

 

Children of THOMAS REDFORD and CAROLINE VAN VLACK are:

10. iii. ADELBERT D.4 REDFORD, b. March 17, 1850, New York.

11. iv. SYLVESTER T. REDFORD, b. April 16, 1853.

12. v. THOMAS S. REDFORD, b. Abt. 1852, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

 

Children of THOMAS REDFORD and ABIGAIL NEWELL are:

vi. MABEL (MAPLET) B.4 REDFORD, b. March 01, 1875.

More About MABEL (MAPLET) B. REDFORD:

Residence: 1910, Lives with father and mother, Abigail in Town of LIsbon

vii. IRWIN REDFORD, b. September 12, 1872.

 

5. ERWIN (IRWIN) H.3 REDFORD (ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1829 in New York (Source: 1860 Federal Census, age 31.). He married LORA ?. She was born Abt. 1822 in New York.

More About ERWIN (IRWIN) H. REDFORD:

Occupation: 1860, Laborer in mill

Residence: 1860, Eau Pleine Twp, Portage, Wisconsin

 

Child of ERWIN REDFORD and LORA ? is:

i. NELLIE4 REDFORD, b. Abt. 1859, Wisconsin (Source: 1860 Federal Census, age 1.).

 

6. MORRIS WALLACE3 REDFORD (ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born July 1830 in Pottsdam, Genesse County, New York, and died July 06, 1901 in South Dakota or Canada (Source: Ancestry.com, Howard Brooks Austin's Family Tree; Contact: Howard Austin [email protected]). He married HARRIET WHITNEY. She was born Abt. 1835 in New York (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 35.).

More About MORRIS WALLACE REDFORD:

Date born 2: Abt. 1814 (Source: Genealogy.com World Family Tree, According to family tree, he was born 1814 and died in 1868. Harriet was born in 1823 abd died same yr in 1868.)

Occupation: 1870, Carpenter

Residence 1: 1870, Winneconne, Winnebago, Wisconsin

Residence 2: Abt. 1849, Went to California for 1849-50 Gold rush, staying there for several yrs. (Source: Waukesha Freeman, In May 1933, Sarah Redford read "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4.)

Residence 3: Aft. 1870, ? Sometime before or aft 1870 he operated a lumber mill in Knowlton, Wisconsin (Source: Waukesha Freeman, In May 1933, Sarah Redford read "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4. Note: Knowlton is in Marathon County.)

Residence 4: 1894, Farmer in South Dakota (Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894.)

 

Children of MORRIS REDFORD and HARRIET WHITNEY are:

i. JOHN4 REDFORD, b. Abt. 1859, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 11.).

13. ii. FRANK BYRON REDFORD, b. Abt. 1865, Wisconsin; d. 1954.

iii. UNK REDFORD, b. Bet. 1865 - 1870.

iv. NELLIE REDFORD, b. Abt. May 1870, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 3 mos (?).).

 

7. IRA SAMUEL3 REDFORD (ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1834 in New York (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 36.). He married CATHERINE ROSS, daughter of DANIEL ROSS. She was born Abt. 1844 in Scotland (Source: 1870 Federal Census.).

More About IRA SAMUEL REDFORD:

Naturalization: 1870, Farmer

Residence 1: 1870, Town of Menomonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin; Post office: Waukesha

Residence 2: 1894, Agriculturalist living in Menomonee Falls (Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894.)

 

Children of IRA REDFORD and CATHERINE ROSS are:

i. EVRETTE (EVERETTA) E.4 REDFORD (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Eneretta is name in census.), b. Abt. 1862, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 8.).

ii. ALICE REDFORD, b. Abt. 1864, Town of Menomonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 6.).

iii. JOHN GRANT REDFORD, b. Abt. 1869 (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 1.).

More About JOHN GRANT REDFORD:

Residence: 1933, Milwaukee

iv. CARRIE REDFORD, b. Abt. 1872.

v. DAISY REDFORD, b. Abt. 1878.

vi. PANSY REDFORD (Source: Waukesha Freeman, In May 1933, Sarah Redford read "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4. Lists Pansy as a daughter.), b. Aft. 1878.

 

8. JANE3 REDFORD (ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1838 in New York. She married WILLIAM (HENRY) WEAVER (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 32.). He was born Abt. 1838 in New York.

More About JANE REDFORD:

Residence 1: 1870, Town of Jefferson, Green, Wisconsin, Post Office: Juda

Residence 2: 1894, Monroe, Wisconsin (Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894, This source has a Henry Weaver not William.)

More About WILLIAM (HENRY) WEAVER:

Occupation: 1894, Digging hydraulic wells.

 

Children of JANE REDFORD and WILLIAM WEAVER are:

i. CHARLOTTE4 WEAVER (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 11.), b. Abt. 1859, Wisconsin.

ii. MARTHA WEAVER (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 9.), b. Abt. 1861, Wisconsin.

iii. IDA WEAVER (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 7.), b. Abt. 1863, Wisconsin.

 

Generation No. 4

 

9. MARTHA JANE4 REDFORD (THOMAS SPENCER3, ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born June 12, 1861 in Town of Menomonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died May 18, 1953 in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin. She married WILLIAM HENRY SAMUEL EDWARDS October 29, 1884. He was born May 14, 1861 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died August 23, 1944 in Sussex, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Notes for MARTHA JANE REDFORD:

Nickname: Mattie

BIOGRAPHY: Martha Jane (Mattie), who was born in the Town of

Menomonee on the 12th day of June, 1861, was a descendant of a long line

of Redfords who contributed to the pioneer settlement of this country

BIOGRAPHY: Martha Jane became the wife of William H. Edwards on

October 29, 1884. This marriage united two pioneer families. The

Edwards's had emigrated from the Isle of Wight in 1800 and settled in

St. Sylvestre, Quebec. They later traveled to Wisconsin.

BIOGRAPHY: Martha Jane and William raised 2 daughters, Myrtle

and Florence. Myrtle married Walter Austin and had 3 children: Grace,

who married William Nichoson, Howard, who married Alyce Brooks and had

one son, Howard Brooks Austin, and Harold, who married Lois Holznecht.

Florence married William Steinmann and had 2 children: Roy, who married

Lorraine Weiss and had 2 children, Jacqueline and Richard, and Helen,

who married Charles Thurow and had one daughter, Margaret.

BIOGRAPHY: After William's death in 1944, Martha Jane spent her

remaining years with her daughter, Myrtle, who lived in Green Bay.

Martha Jane passed on in 1953 at the age of 92.

BIOGRAPHY: Martha Jane (Mattie), who was born in the Town of

Menomonee on the 12th day of June, 1861, was a descendant of a long line

of Redfords who contributed to the pioneer settlement of this country

BIOGRAPHY: Martha Jane became the wife of William H. Edwards on

October 29, 1884. This marriage united two pioneer families. The

Edwards's had emigrated from the Isle of Wight in 1800 and settled in

St. Sylvestre, Quebec. They later traveled to Wisconsin.

BIOGRAPHY: Martha Jane and William raised 2 daughters, Myrtle

and Florence. Myrtle married Walter Austin and had 3 children: Grace,

who married William Nichoson, Howard, who married Alyce Brooks and had

one son, Howard Brooks Austin, and Harold, who married Lois Holznecht.

Florence married William Steinmann and had 2 children: Roy, who married

Lorraine Weiss and had 2 children, Jacqueline and Richard, and Helen,

who married Charles Thurow and had one daughter, Margaret.

BIOGRAPHY: After William's death in 1944, Martha Jane spent her

remaining years with her daughter, Myrtle, who lived in Green Bay.

Martha Jane passed on in 1953 at the age of 92.

 

More About WILLIAM HENRY SAMUEL EDWARDS:

Burial: August 26, 1944, Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Occupation: Bef. 1914, Farmer in Town of Lisbon

More About WILLIAM EDWARDS and MARTHA REDFORD:

Marriage: October 29, 1884

 

Child of MARTHA REDFORD and WILLIAM EDWARDS is:

14. i. MYRTLE GRACE5 EDWARDS, b. August 10, 1885.

 

10. ADELBERT D.4 REDFORD (THOMAS SPENCER3, ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born March 17, 1850 in New York (Source: 1860 Federal Census, age 10, Mar 1850 given in 1900 Census while living in Nebraska. In May 1933, Sarah Redford read "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4. She gives full birth date.). He married MARY J. SELBY. She was born April 1860 in Iowa (Source: 1880 Federal Census.).

More About ADELBERT D. REDFORD:

Occupation: 1880, Farmer

Political: Republican

Residence 1: 1880, Dorchester, Nebraska (Source: 1880 History of Waukesha County, page 980.)

Residence 2: 1880, Frontier, Nebraska (Source: 1880 Federal Census.)

Residence 3: 1894, Farmer with 4 children in Cambridge, Nebraska (Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894.)

Residence 4: 1900, Village of Cambridge, Medicine Creek Precinct, Furnas Co., Nebraska

Residence 5: 1910, Cambridge Precinct, Furnas, Nebraska (also living with them is granddaughter Gladys O. Redford, age 6, born in Colorado.

Residence 6: 1920, As Delbert Redford, age 69, in Cambridge, Furnas, Nebraska

 

Children of ADELBERT REDFORD and MARY SELBY are:

i. ALBERT C.5 REDFORD, b. April 1875, Frontier, Nebraska (Source: 1880 Federal Census.).

ii. EMMA R. REDFORD, b. January 1881, Nebraska (Source: 1900 Federal Census.).

iii. IDA C. REDFORD, b. August 1883, Nebraska.

iv. THOMAS S. REDFORD, b. May 1890, Nebraska.

v. FRANCIS J. REDFORD, b. December 1899, Nebraska.

 

11. SYLVESTER T.4 REDFORD (THOMAS SPENCER3, ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born April 16, 1853 (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 16, 1900 Census lists Apr 1853. In May 1933, Sarah Redford read "Redford Pioneers" to the Waukesha County Historical Society. Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 8, 1933, page 5, cols 2-4. She gives full birth date.). He married ESTHER (HESTER) DALE (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Lists a Hester.), daughter of JOHN DALE and MARY ?.

More About SYLVESTER T. REDFORD:

Political: 1894, Republican

Residence 1: 1880, Town of Pewaukee (Source: 1880 Federal Census, ED 267, son-in-law living with in-laws.)

Residence 2: 1870, Age 16 living on father's Lisbon homestead

Residence 3: February 1891, Duplainville (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Feb 21, 1891.)

Residence 4: 1894, Farmer with 4 children in Town of Pewaukee (Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894.)

 

Children of SYLVESTER REDFORD and ESTHER DALE are:

i. CAROLINE M.5 REDFORD, b. April 1877 (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Not sure if this is an daughter of Sylvester from another marriage? Caroline's listing is after his but it indicates "S. daughter" born Wisconsin. Also listed below Caroline is a Mary A. Cook, age 6, and a George Cook, age 16, both as adopted daughter and son of John Dale or Sylvester (?). Both also born in Wisconsin. 1900 Census lists her as daughter born Apr 1877.).

ii. ALLEN REDFORD, b. February 1882 (Source: 1900 Federal Census, age 18.).

iii. ALVIN REDFORD, b. August 1883 (Source: 1900 Federal Census, age 16.).

iv. SYLVESTER REDFORD, b. July 1890 (Source: 1900 Federal Census.).

v. IDA M. REDFORD, b. February 1899.

 

12. THOMAS S.4 REDFORD (THOMAS SPENCER3, ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) (Source: 1860 Federal Census, age 7 (Thomas is not listed as a son in the Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894).) was born Abt. 1852 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin. He married ESTER ?. She was born Abt. 1860 in Wisconsin (Source: 1910 Federal Census, age 50.).

More About THOMAS S. REDFORD:

Residence: 1910, Town of Pewaukee

 

Children of THOMAS REDFORD and ESTER ? are:

i. SYLVESTER5 REDFORD, b. Abt. 1891 (Source: 1910 Federal Census, age 19.).

ii. IDA M. REDFORD, b. Abt. 1899, Wisconsin (Source: 1910 Federal Census, age 11.).

 

13. FRANK BYRON4 REDFORD (MORRIS WALLACE3, ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) (Source: Genealogy.com World Family Tree.) was born Abt. 1865 in Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 5.), and died 1954. He married MARIA MATILDA OLSON. She was born Abt. 1875, and died 1922.

 

Child of FRANK REDFORD and MARIA OLSON is:

15. i. LESTER EDWIN5 REDFORD, b. Abt. 1915; d. 1997.

 

Generation No. 5

 

14. MYRTLE GRACE5 EDWARDS (MARTHA JANE4 REDFORD, THOMAS SPENCER3, ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born August 10, 1885. She married WALTER HASTINGS AUSTIN December 24, 1904. He was born April 03, 1886.

More About MYRTLE GRACE EDWARDS:

Residence: August 1944, Green Bay, Wisconsin

More About WALTER AUSTIN and MYRTLE EDWARDS:

Marriage: December 24, 1904

 

Children of MYRTLE EDWARDS and WALTER AUSTIN are:

16. i. HOWARD EDWARDS6 AUSTIN, b. May 03, 1910, Sussex, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. April 21, 1981, Seven Springs, Florida.

ii. GRACE MAE AUSTIN, b. December 25, 1905, Sussex, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. October 29, 1979, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin.

iii. ? AUSTIN.

 

15. LESTER EDWIN5 REDFORD (FRANK BYRON4, MORRIS WALLACE3, ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1915, and died 1949. He married ROSEMARY ISABEL BROWNLEE.

 

Child of LESTER REDFORD and ROSEMARY BROWNLEE is:

17. i. ROBERT ERNEST6 REDFORD.

 

Generation No. 6

 

16. HOWARD EDWARDS6 AUSTIN (MYRTLE GRACE5 EDWARDS, MARTHA JANE4 REDFORD, THOMAS SPENCER3, ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) was born May 03, 1910 in Sussex, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died April 21, 1981 in Seven Springs, Florida. He married ? BROOKS.

 

Child of HOWARD AUSTIN and ? BROOKS is:

i. ?7 AUSTIN.

 

17. ROBERT ERNEST6 REDFORD (LESTER EDWIN5, FRANK BYRON4, MORRIS WALLACE3, ARTHUR A.2, JOHN1) He married CONSTANCE IRENE BULL.

 

Child of ROBERT REDFORD and CONSTANCE BULL is:

i. LAWRENCE EDWIN7 REDFORD, m. DARLENE ANN YIP.


 

 

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