1925 Biography - Smith Redden

Smith Redden was the founder of that family in this county coming here about 1860 from Tennessee, he married Martha Davis of that state and their children were Randolph (2) who married Dora Mathis; they had Onedia (3) who married Robert Winchester (see Morgan); Otto (3) married Effie Verhines and has Thelma (4) and Ralph (4). Otto married second Phoebe Bridges and has John (4), Dick married Oma Shoemaker. Sarah (2) married William H. (see Farris). Alice (2) married John Clymore (see Clymer). Martha (2) married John Dunn, children Herbert, who married Sussie Shelton; Lelia married Hartsell Farris. Blake married Bell McMeakin; Cora married Fred Willard; Brooksie married Merrit Howell, Ward married Carie Webb; Bryon married Alice Farris; Charles (2) removed to Arkansas; Tenny (2) married J. W. Shinn, children, William (3) married Mable Barber; Ola (3) married Dr. Joseph Gann, Edward (3) married Marian; Minnie (3) married Ward Marberry; Davis (3) Ray (3) and Lura (3); Morgan (2) married Ula Carson; Mary (2) married W. N. (see McCorcle); Cora (2) married Charles (see Nobles) Minnie (2) not married.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 422.

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