|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1843|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1930|
In 1847 the family moved from Virginia to Missouri, Jacob's father Chesley died (1854) when Jacob was only eleven . August 2nd, 1862 Jacob mustered into the 8th Missouri Cavalry (Company I ) as a private., he was 19 years old., his description, reads: 5ft 6 in tall, complexion, fair., hair., light., eyes., black., he entered in at Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri. He is listed as" wounded and missing in action at Cache River Cotton Plant Arkansas", by his Commanding Officer " Might". His record states that he was severely wounded in the left shoulder in action. He was promoted from Private to Sergeant on January 01, 1864, he mustered out at Little Rock, Arkansas., July 20, 1865.. The injury to his shoulder left him with a handicap the remainder of his life. His daughter Flora Redifer Sumner kept his Civil War uniform with the musket ball that was taken from his shoulder. We have not been able to locate the uniform after Aunt Flora died.
He was converted while still a young man and became a member of the Methodist Church, living as a constant Christian, the remainder of his life. After leaving the service, Jacob went to live in Mercer County, Illinois, and then moved back to Dallas County, Missouri where he met and married Lydia Emaline Tedlock in 1872 in Hickory County, Missouri. All their children were born in Missouri except the last two, Flora and Virgia who were born in Kansas where the family had resided for almost ten years.
In 1895 the family along with the James A. McDonald family went by wagon train to Oregon.
There were three wagons in the train,and no guide, as the Oregon Trail was well established by then.They arrived in October of 1895 and settled near Myrtle Creek, Oregon.Jacob with most of his family lived in this area until 1913., when he and some of the family moved to Drain, Oregon where he died in 1930. While living in the Roseburg area ,Jacob operated a boarding house, dining room, and small store. It was located at the corners of Douglas and Main streets,119 North Main.
Listed in the people who attended his funeral were Mr and Mrs L. B. Redifer "Laurie Bentley Redifer" from Redmond, Oregon. This was Jacob's nephew, his brother's son., the youngest son of Robert Porterfield Redifer.
Jacob's first cousin William S.Redifer died in the civil war at Calhoun, Kentucky, their fathers were brothers, Chesley Kenny Redifer and Charles Lewis Redifer.Jacob's brother William Wesley Redifer also fought in the Civil War.
Chesley Kenny Redifer (1805 - 1854)
Susan Rebecca Halderman Redifer (1804 - 1874)
Lydia Emaline Tedlock Redifer (1849 - 1925)*
Elbridge Walson Redifer (1872 - 1963)*
Robert Luther Redifer (1877 - 1952)*
Andrew Chilton Redifer (1880 - 1974)*
Ira Vernon Redifer (1882 - 1969)*
Flora May Redifer Sumner (1886 - 1972)*
Virgia Alice Redifer Craig (1889 - 1954)*
William Wesley Redifer (1833 - 1872)*
Julia Ann Redifer Smith (1834 - 1893)*
Martha Jane Redifer (1837 - 1854)*
Mary Susan Redifer Caywood (1838 - 1908)*
Chesley Kenny Redifer (1839 - ____)*
Jacob Haldeman Redifer (1843 - 1930)
Robert Porterfield Redifer (1846 - 1922)*
Rebecca Rachel Redifer O'Dell (1846 - 1909)*
Created by: Juliane Montgomery Burba...
Record added: May 06, 2010
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