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Col Rezin Redman
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1778
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1837, USA


Oldest son of Anne Wynn and Benjamin Redman. In 1803 he was an Ensign in the Clark Co. Militia. On Nov 29 1809 he was promoted to Major. He participated in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811 and became a Lt. Col. on June 10, 1813. He reached rank of Col. From the Roll of a detachment of the Field & Staff of IN. Militia Rezin is listed as Major from Sept 11 - Nov. 24, 1811 under the command of Lieut. Col. Bartholomew. Near the end of 1813, he was a Judge in a court held in Charlestown, IN. A number of land records show transfer of land from Benjamin Redman to Rezin Redman. Straw's Mill on Silver Creek, Jeffersonville, IN, was put up not long after 1804 by Rezen Redman. He married Elizabeth Stacy abt. 1808. They had two sons before she died abt. 1811. He then married Elizabeth Downs Dec 19, 1811 in Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN. They had four children. After she died in 1824, Rezin moved to Warren Co., IL.(land located in present day Henderson Co., IL.) The earliest permanent white inhabitant of Henderson Counties Honey Creek precinct was Captain Rezin Redman. A veteran of the War of 1812 , but not a recipient of a warrant in the county. He was an officer in the second war with England, and became imbued with that daring spirit, dauntless resolution and matchless strategy which are such necessary characteristics in the frontiersman and pioneer. Early history reports Redman came up the Mississippi in 1825 before a foot of the county's virgin soil had been polluted by the touch of man. He immediately built a crude lean-to shelter on Honey Creek along a slough where it emptied into the Mississippi. He brought his family here and put up a small two-room log cabin, where the family remained for years. (Copied from History of Henderson County 1882 page 341. He married a third time to Nancy Eberman and they had four children. His will was on file in Henderson Co., IL., but the original record can not be located. (Copied from Rivers Railways, and Roads a history of Henderson County page 10)


Not until 1834 though was Redman able to secure a deed to his homestead. In that year he purchased Lot: W2SW Section Number: 12 Township: 08N Range: 06W Meridan: 4 County of: Henderson Acres: 80 Price per Acre: $1.25 Total Price: $100.00 Type of Sale: FD Date of Purchase: 11/03/1834 Volume: 699 Page: 070.

In 1835, he Purchased Lot: W2NE Section #: 31 Township: 09N Range: 05W Meridan: 4 County of: Henderson Acres: 80 Price per Acre: $1.25 Total Price: $100.00 Type of Sale: FD Date of Purchase: 07/01/1835 Volume: 699 Page 037.

On January 25, 1836 he Purchased Lot: E2SW Section Number: 12 Township: 08N Range: 06W County of: Henderson Acres: 80 Price per Acre: $1.25 Total Price: $100.00 Type of Sale: FD Date of Purchase: 1/25/1836 Volume: 699 Page: 070 for a total of two hundred forty acres. (Copied from Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Database)

Clark Co IN Land Deeds recorded as Extract #180 Clark Co., Indiana - Deeds: 30,464
15 Mar 1837 Rezin Redman of Desmoins co, Wisconsin and now in Clark county Indiana to Thomas J. Downs and Hiram R. Bowen of Clark co, IN $1000 - Jeffersonville lot 92. This was recorded 3 months before he died. I think the Desmoins co, WI. is probably referring to Des Moines Co., IA. It was part of Wisconsin Territory. Des Moines Co., IA. borders Henderson Co., IL. *LJS


From 'The Origins of the Stewart Family' by Jennie Murray Stewart, pub. 1915 states Rezin was 'buried in Stacy Cemetery in Clark Co., IN. by his 1st wife.' Other family descendants state that he is buried in Freeland Cemetery in Henderson Co., IL. Written and researched by Laura J. Stewart.


Find A Grave member, Rick Lyman (#47252529), photographed and uploaded photos of all existing gravestones found un Freeland Cemetery on Jan. 1, 2016. There was not a gravestone found for Col. Redman, so we still do not have absolute proof he is buried here. If he was buried in Stacy Cemetery in Clark Co, IN., as per Jennie Murray Stewart's book, there is no gravestone there either. *LJS

Family links: 
  Benjamin Redman (1750 - 1836)
  Elizabeth Stacy Redman
  Elizabeth Downs Redman (1794 - 1824)
  Nancy P. Eberman Freeland (1804 - 1861)*
  Rezin Asbury Redman (1810 - 1889)*
  Priscilla Ann Marie Redman McCaine (1812 - 1880)*
  Julia Franklin Redman Bowen (1814 - 1864)*
  Benjamin Washington Redman (1816 - 1876)*
  Martha Jane Redman Freeland (1832 - 1900)*
  Emily Permelia Redman Vaughan (1836 - 1926)*
  Mary Ellenor Redman Arnold (1776 - 1837)*
  Rezin Redman (1778 - 1837)
  Nancy Redman Prather (1782 - 1871)*
  Chloe Redman Thompson (1788 - 1840)*
  Ann Caroline Redman Nicholson (1792 - 1875)*
  Susan Chewksbury Winn Redman Stewart (1795 - 1832)*
  William Wynn Redman (1799 - 1849)*
*Calculated relationship
Freeland Cemetery
Henderson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Laura J. Stewart
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
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Col Rezin Redman
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