NameRichard Redden
Birthabt 1780, Bernardstown, Somerset, New Jersey
Census1840, McLean Co., Illinois571 Age: 60
Deathabt 1840/1850 Age: 60
OccupationNelson township treasurer (1816)
FatherChristopher Redden (1753-1838)
MotherMargaret Grant (~1755-)
Spouses
Birth9 Jul 1790, Massachusetts85
Census28 Sep 1850, Stout’s Grove, McLean, Illinois569 Age: 60
Death1853, Illinois570 Age: 62
Cause of deathCholera570
ReligionCongregationalist
FatherSgt. Daniel Knapp (1753-1836)
MotherHannah Savage (1757-1838)
Marriage4 Dec 1834, Portage, Ohio572
Notes for Richard Redden
Richard was chosen as treasurer for Nelson township in 1816 when it was set off from Hiram township.

He is listed in the 1840 U.S. Census of McLean Co., IL, but Hannah Redding is living with two young children (ae 2 & 8) in 1850. So he probably died 1840-1850.
Portage Co., Ohio, Marraiges, v. 1, shows a Richard Redden marrying Nancy Jacobs on 17 Sep 1818, possibly his first wife.
Notes for Hannah (Spouse 1)
We see two Hannah Trasks getting married in Portage County in 1834 (probably one Hannah (Knapp) Trask, since she had several children to take care of, and a daughter Hannah Trask). The Warner, Beers & Co., History of Portage County, Ohio, lists her as one of the founders of the Congretational Church in Garrettsville in 1834 (p. 463). The land records in Portage Co. show the Reddens selling their land shortly thereafter. They appear in the McLean Co., IL, 1840 census records. D.K.F. Trask married there in 1841 as well as Laura and Lucinda Trask. Note that there were TWO Trask-Maxson weddings there in the 1830s-1840s. This increases odds of the Trasks being brother/sister, as well as the Maxsons.

1850 U.S. census of McLean Co., IL, shows Hannah Redding (ae. 61, born MA.), living with Lucy Ann Maxson (ae. 8) and Freeman Park (ae. 2) in Stout's Grove, which is where D.K.F. Trask's children were buried. She is listed only about 3 families ahead of the listing for D.K.F. Trask, who has Sarah A. and Lydia A. Maxon living with him.

Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve states that she came to Ohio in 1824. This is consistent with what we know.

LDS Ancestral file is source for the 9 Jul 1790 birthdate.96
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