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Re: MOODY's from Maine for my cousins /// more
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****1156) Date: April 17, 2011 at 11:52:28
In Reply to: Re: MOODY's from Maine for my cousins /// CORRECTION by Nona Anon of 11595

A History of the First Century of the town of Parsonsfield, Maine (now Standish I believe) publ. in 1888 gives the following on Magnus REDLAND (spelled that way but under the heading of the spelling of RIDLON)
"The ancestor who first settled in this country was Magnus REDLAND born 1674 at Orkney Islands, Scotland. He first settled in York, York Co., Maine in 1717 or 1718. The first settler at Parsonsfield was Magnus RIDLON (spelled that way) and he was born in Buxton, ME on Aug. 5, 1815, he moved to town in 1840 and settled at Kezar Falls and married Emily EMERY. (it goes on with a bit more but then continues with the following details of his ancestors)-
Magnus REDLAND son of Thomas REDLAND and Barbara LAUGHTON was born in the parish of St. Andrews, Orkney Isles on Sept. 3, 1674. He was named for his maternal uncle Magnus Laughton who stood his godfather at his baptism. Had brothers Nicol and Edward and sisters Janet and Catherine.
This young man was taken by a British Press-gang and brought to America on a man-of-war. He deserted and first settled in the town of York [Maine] where he owned land. He married Susanna AUSTIN a widow of Ichabod AUSTIN whose maiden name was YOUNG of Scottish extraction and had 5 children: EBENEZER, Daniel, Matthias, John and Susanna born in York. His wife died in 1730 and he removed to Biddeford [ME] and married Quelly Massie {Townsend} daug. of Abraham TOWNSEND and [Magnus and Massie] had born to them Abraham, Jeremiah and Jacob [REDLAND/Redlon] at Saco Ferry so called.
Magnus purchased land of his father-in-law, house on bank of Saco River at Rendezvus Pt. two miles below the present city of Saco. His will was made in 1766 and he died in 1772 at the age of 98 yrs."
that's all the info it gives.
So this gives a bit more detail of the ancestors of Harrison G. REDLON who m. Affie H. MOODY.

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