|Birth: ||May 6, 1791|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1888|
Pvt. 2nd Regiment Tennessee Mounted Volunteers
Married 12/25/1812 in Taswell Co., TN to Avis Packard Wiley, a Native American squaw.
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For Wiley's early life see notes of his father.
In 1812, Wiley moved with his wife to Powells Valley, where he volunteered in the War of 1812. He served in the military from 9-23-1813 to 1-1-1814, enlisting in Jacksboro, TN. He was in Capt. Doak's regiment.
After the war he moved to Lexington, KY, and later to the headwaters of the Kentucky River.
In 1823 Wiley moved to the Cumberland Mountains and settled near Grassy Cove where he died and is buried, with his wife.
Wiley Redwine was thus a soldier in the Creek Indian wars under Jackson.
He later became a Methodist minister.
As one of Jackson's soldiers, he receiving land warrants of 40 and 80 acres. He applied for a pension in Valley Head in 1871, with James Bundren (his son-in-law) as his character witness.
He was a colorful character about Grassy Cove, where he moved in 1826. He was referred to as "Father Redwine" and had a place near the old ford on Whites Creek. He lived near Reelfoot when it suddenly turned into a lake. Many of the Redwine Indians have blond hair and blue eyes. Descendants through his daughter Sarah Redwine, who married James Bundren (the author's great-great grandparents), still identified themselves as Redwine Indians. Wiley went back and forth between Grassy Cove and Sand Mountain, and in the 1850 census he was counted in both places.
CUMBERLAND'S FIRST 100 YRS. 976.875/H2K BOOK 1840 BLEDSOE CO TN CENSUS
1860/1870 CUMBERLAND CO TN CENSUS PRISONER IN WAR OF 1812 Capt R, TN Militia, Dekes Co ASA Pvt. HENRY GREEN REDWINE WAS LISTED IN 1860/1870 CENSUS.
22 March, 1888, Vol. 2, No.18, of Genealogical & historical Notes:
Crossville, TN newspapers, "THE OLDEST RESIDENT DEAD, Mr. Wyly Redwine, the oldest citizen in the county, and he had but few seniors, if any, in that state, died in Grassy Cove on the 8th instant. He was born in North Carolina, May 6, 1791, and was consequently in his 97th year. When he was young, his father moved to Knoxville. In 1805 he moved to Sequatchie and was the third settler to penetrate the cornbrakes of that fertile valley. At that time there was no mill nearer than Knoxville, and the then settlers had to take it time about going there to mill. He moved from Sequatchie to Powells Valley, when he volunteered in the war of 1812 and followed the gallant Jackson in his memorable campaign against the British. After the war, he moved to Lexington, KY, but found game too scarce so he moved to the headwaters of the Kentucky River. In 1823 he moved to the Cumberland Mountain and settled near where he died."
Some show him dying in Spring City, Rhea, TN: see info below:
1810 Lexington, KY
1830 Bledsoe Co., TN, age 30-40
1840 Bent Co., KY
1850 Bledsoe Co., TN, age 59
Occupation: Blacksmith, farmer and Methodist preacher
Event: Ethnicity/Relig. "Redwine Indian" from NC
Event: Comment 1 Buried in Cumberland Co., TN with Avis.
From Regimental History: COLONEL WILLIAM HIGGINS
DESIGNATION: 2nd Regiment Tennessee Mounted Volunteers
DATES: December 1813 - February 1814
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Madison (Ala.), Lincoln, Robertson, Smith, and Wilson Counties
CAPTAINS: Samuel Allen, John B. Cheatham, John Crane(Craine), Adam Dale, William Doak, Thomas Eldridge, Stephen Griffith, James Hamilton(Hambleton), John Hill, Joseph Kirkpatrick
Along with Colonel Perkins' regiment, this unit comprised the sixty-day volunteers enlisted by William Carroll to fill the rapidly dwindling ranks of Jackson's army decimated by the desertions of December 1813. Determined to
make the most of this new army, Jackson marched these 850 green troops into Creek territory where they encountered the Red Sticks at Emuckfau and Enotochopco (22 and 24 January 1814). The Tennesseans at these battles suffered heavy casualties. The line of march went through Huntsville to Fort Strother and then to the battlefields.
1. Frederick Augustus Redwine
2. Harriett Wiley "Hattie" Redwine
3. Sarah Redwine
4. Dau. Redwine
5. Dau. Redwine
6. Dau. Redwine
7. John Wiley Redwine
8. Louvina Redwine
9. Henry Green Redwine
Frederick Augustus Redwine (1767 - 1859)
Avis Packard Wiley Redwine (1793 - 1855)
Harriett Wiley Redwine Lively (1814 - 1899)*
Sarah Redwine Bundren (1816 - 1881)*
Henry Green Redwine (1853 - 1926)*
Joshua Michael Redwine (1785 - 1859)*
William Wiley Redwine (1791 - 1888)
Grassy Cove Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Hank Rogers
Record added: Mar 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66946270