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 Lemuel Hardison “Lem” Redd

Lemuel Hardison “Lem” Redd

Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 1 Jun 1923 (aged 66)
Moab, Grand County, Utah, USA
Burial Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA
Plot 2_34_2_1
Memorial ID 67030 · View Source
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Son of Lemuel Hardison Redd and Keziah Jane Butler

Married Eliza Ann Westover, 10 Apr 1878, St. George, Washington, Utah

Children - Herbert Haven Redd, Lemuel Hardison Redd, Hattie Ellen Redd, Edith Redd, Lula Redd, Charles Redd, Marion Redd, Amy Redd

Married Lucy Zina Lyman, 31 Oct 1883, St. George, Washington, Utah

Children - Amasa Jay Redd, Anna Redd, Carlie Eliza Redd, "L" Frank Redd

History - Lemuel Hardison Redd, Jr., was born in Spanish Fork, Utah, October 5, 1856, the first child of L. H. Redd, Sr. and Keziah Jane Butler. When "Lem" was six years old he moved with his family to New Harmony. There he grew to manhood. Representing Kane County, he obtained teaching credentials at the University of Deseret in 1875-76, and taught the following year in New Harmony. In 1878, he married Eliza Ann Westover and the new couple moved to Leeds where Lem opened a butcher shop. Soon after, they were called to San Juan.

When the Hole in the Rock company arrived in Bluff, L. H. Redd was immediately called into positions of trust and responsibility. In 1881, he was ordained a high priest and set apart as second counselor to Bishop Jens Nielson, in which capacity he labored for twenty years. On Bishop Nielson's death, he became bishop of Bluff. In 1883 he was sealed to Lucy Zina Lyman in the St. George Temple. He served as superintendent of the Sunday School, secretary of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA), and ward clerk. From 1910 until his death in 1923, he presided over San Juan Stake.

The following activities highlighted L. H. Redd's record as a public servant. He served as first County Assessor and Collector and gave support to a long list of public enterprises--educational and cultural projects, the damming of the San Juan River, water and light systems, telephone and mercantile cooperatives. He represented his district in the second Utah State Legislature and was re-elected to a second term. He is remembered for wisdom in dealing with the Indians. He helped organize and held large interests in the Bluff, Monticello, and Grayson cooperative stores, the San Juan-Dolores telephone system, Blanding Irrigation Company, State Bank of San Juan, and the LaSal Livestock Company.

Lemuel Hardison Redd took a great deal of pride and satisfaction in the knowledge that he was one of the founders of San Juan County. His vigorous life of activity came to an end June 1, 1923, from an attack of influenza.

(Saga of San Juan, p. 323)




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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67030
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lemuel Hardison “Lem” Redd (25 Oct 1856–1 Jun 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67030, citing Blanding City Cemetery, Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .