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Berry Redd md Mary "Polly" Mason, 1820, Richmond Co GA
Posted by: keith moody (ID *****4727) Date: August 25, 2011 at 18:57:59
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Can anyone prove or disprove that the five Redds below were children of Berry Redd & Mary "Polly" Mason??

Descendants of Mary "Polly" Mason


Generation No. 1

1. MARY "POLLY"1 MASON was born Abt. 1805 in SC, and died Bet. 1850 - 1856 in Warren Co GA or Webster Co Iowa. She married (1) BERRY REDD 1820 in Richmond Co GA. He was born Bet. 1790 - 1800 in SC or GA, and died Bet. 1834 - 1837 in Richmond Co GA. She married (2) JOHN FITZGERALD 1837 in Richmond Co GA. He was born Abt. 1803 in Ireland, and died Aft. 1860 in Iowa.

Notes for MARY "POLLY" MASON:
NOTE: This is a THEORY. I have not found definite PROOF of the names of ANY of the children of Berry Redd & Mary "Polly" Mason.


Notes for BERRY REDD:
Took part in the 1821 GA Land Lottery as resident of Richmond Co GA; listed in the 1830 Richmond Co GA census; listed in the 1833 & 1834 Richmond Co Ga tax digests. Article in the 1826 Augusta GA newspaper shows that Berry Red was in jail in Barnwell Co SC for harbouring a runaway slave.

Notes for JOHN FITZGERALD:
I cannot find John Fitzgerald in the 1840 census; he is listed in the 1850 Warren Co GA census; he is listed in the 1860 Webster Co Iowa census with a 2nd wife, indicating that Mary Mason-Redd-Fitzgerald has died.
Warren Co GA records show that he was naturalized in 1847.

1845 Georgia State Census of Warren County
John Fitzgerald 5 free whites, 1 female 6-16, 0 males 6-16, 4 blacks

1856 Iowa State Census of Webster County
John Fitzgerald 49 Ireland, widow, farmer
John H Fitzgerald 13 Georgia

Listed as John Fitzjarrell in his 1837 marriage record & 1849 Warren Co tax digest; called Fitzgerald in other records.
       
Children of MARY MASON and BERRY REDD are:
2.       i.       LAURETTA "LAURA"2 REDD, b. Abt. 1822, GA; d. 03 January 1906, Richmond Co GA.
       ii.       "CHILD" REDD, b. 1828; d. 25 October 1828, Augusta, Richmond Co GA.

Notes for "CHILD" REDD:
Records for Magnolia Cemetery: Berre Red's child, age 9 months, died 25 Oct 1828

3.       iii.       AMELIA REDD, b. 1828, GA; d. 06 May 1895, Richmond Co GA.
4.       iv.       CORNELIUS A REDD, b. Abt. 1832, GA; d. 27 July 1868, Richmond Co GA.
5.       v.       HARRIETT A REDD, b. 07 April 1833, SC; d. July 1914, Greene Co GA.
6.       vi.       WILLIAM AUGUSTUS REDD, b. 15 May 1836, Richmond Co GA; d. 16 October 1911, Jenkins Co GA.
       
Children of MARY MASON and JOHN FITZGERALD are:
       vii.       JAMES2 FITZGERALD, b. Abt. 1840, SC; d. Aft. 1850.
7.       viii.       JOHN HENRY FITZGERALD, b. 1842, GA; d. 03 December 1908, Polk Co Iowa.


Generation No. 2

2. LAURETTA "LAURA"2 REDD (MARY "POLLY"1 MASON) was born Abt. 1822 in GA, and died 03 January 1906 in Richmond Co GA. She married (1) HORACE SMITH 1840 in Cass (now Bartow) Co GA. He was born Abt. 1796 in New Hampshire, and died 13 May 1853 in Richmond Co GA. She married (2) WILLIAM H RICH Abt. 1858. He was born Abt. 1816 in New York, and died 1877 in Richmond Co GA.

Notes for LAURETTA "LAURA" REDD:
Census: 1850 Taliaferro Co GA; 1860-1900 Richmond Co GA

More About LAURETTA "LAURA" REDD:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond Co GA

Notes for HORACE SMITH:
Tax digest: 1849 Warren Co GA; 1850-1851 Taliaferro Co GA;
1850 Taliaferro Co GA census listed as Horris Smith.
1852 Augusta City Census: Horace Smith: 1 male, 1 female, 1male 6-16, 1 female 6-16===4 total whites
Records of Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, GA: Horris Smith, native of New Hampshire, age 54, died 13 May 1853
       
Children of LAURETTA REDD and HORACE SMITH are:
       i.       ESTELLA3 SMITH, b. 1842, GA; d. 1926, Richmond Co GA; m. THOMAS JEFFERSON COLVIN, 1858; b. Abt. 1829; d. 12 June 1864, Civil War.
       ii.       ALBERT SMITH, b. 1843, GA; d. Aft. 1910, Nassau Co FL; m. SUSAN EVANS, 1877, Duvall Co FL; b. Abt. 1852, SC; d. Aft. 1910, Nassau Co FL.
       iii.       MARY SMITH, b. 1849, GA; d. Bet. 1850 - 1852.
       
Child of LAURETTA REDD and WILLIAM RICH is:
       iv.       JULIA3 RICH, b. 1859; d. 1927, Richmond Co GA; m. (1) EDWARD C MORRIS, Abt. 1878; b. May 1857, SC; d. Aft. 1900; m. (2) JON BOATWRIGHT, Bef. 1915.

3. AMELIA2 REDD (MARY "POLLY"1 MASON) was born 1828 in GA, and died 06 May 1895 in Richmond Co GA. She married JOHN JOSEPH BISCHOFF 1847 in Greene Co GA. He was born 1817 in Baden, Germany, and died 1895 in Richmond Co GA.

Notes for AMELIA REDD:
Census: 1850 Clarke Co GA; 1860-1870 Greene Co GA; 1880 Richmond Co GA
       
Children of AMELIA REDD and JOHN BISCHOFF are:
       i.       MARY LOUISE3 BISCHOFF, b. Abt. 1848; d. 02 January 1902, Fulton Co GA; m. WILLIAM PETAT.

More About MARY LOUISE BISCHOFF:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond Co GA

       ii.       JOHN JOSEPH BISCHOFF, JR, b. Abt. 1849; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870.
       iii.       CHARLES JEROME BISCHOFF, b. 11 March 1851, GA; d. 23 September 1935, Chatham Co GA.

More About CHARLES JEROME BISCHOFF:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond Co GA

       iv.       AGNES OSCELINE URSULA BISCHOFF, b. Abt. 1854, GA; d. 01 October 1936; m. GEORGE E HEYSER.
       v.       THOMAS ISIDORE BISCHOFF, b. Abt. 1856, GA; d. Aft. 1902, Sharon, Taliaferro Co GA.
       vi.       BEED/BUD BISCHOFF, b. Abt. 1859; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870.

4. CORNELIUS A2 REDD (MARY "POLLY"1 MASON) was born Abt. 1832 in GA, and died 27 July 1868 in Richmond Co GA. He married SARAH T MCDADE 1854 in Richmond Co GA. She was born Abt. 1836 in Richmond Co GA, and died 1901 in Richmond Co GA.

Notes for CORNELIUS A REDD:
The NEW YORK TIMES and several other northern newspapers reported in July 1868 that Cornelius A Redd of Augusta, GA had been murdered by the local police.

Census: 1850 Burke Co GA; 1860 ???; widow 1870, 1880, 1900 Richmond Co GA
       
Child of CORNELIUS REDD and SARAH MCDADE is:
       i.       SARAH OPHELIA3 REDD, b. 30 January 1861, Richmond Co GA; d. 1938, Richmond Co GA; m. ROBERSON GOLDSMITH TARVER, 24 April 1888, Richmond Co GA; b. 16 August 1855, Burke Co GA; d. 1933, Richmond Co GA.

5. HARRIETT A2 REDD (MARY "POLLY"1 MASON) was born 07 April 1833 in SC, and died July 1914 in Greene Co GA. She married BARNABAS JONES 03 September 1848 in Taliaferro Co GA, son of JOHN JONES and SARAH JACKSON. He was born Abt. 1826 in Warren Co GA, and died 28 September 1864 in Civil War (measles).

Notes for HARRIETT A REDD:
Census: 1850-1900 Taliaferro Co GA; 1910 Greene Co GA

More About HARRIETT A REDD:
Burial: Wisteria Cemetery, Union Point, Greene Co GA
       
Children of HARRIETT REDD and BARNABAS JONES are:
       i.       HENRY B3 JONES, b. Abt. 1849, Taliaferro Co GA; d. Bet. 1850 - 1860, Taliaferro Co GA.
       ii.       ELIZABETH JONES, b. Abt. 1853, Taliaferro Co GA; d. Bet. 1860 - 1879, Taliaferro Co GA.
       iii.       MARY JANE JONES, b. Abt. 1855, Taliaferro Co GA; d. Bet. 1887 - 1900, Taliaferro Co GA.
       iv.       BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JONES, b. 03 June 1857, Raytown, Taliaferro Co GA; d. 21 September 1943, Napa, Napa Co CA; m. (1) NANCY LESTER, 24 February 1886, Cullman Co AL; d. Bef. 1910, Oklahoma; m. (2) ANGELINE TALLANT, 10 December 1910, Johnston Co OK; b. 1894, Oklahoma; d. 1952, California.

More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JONES:
Burial: Pioneer Cemetery, Calistoga, CA

       v.       JOHN NATHAN WARREN JONES, b. 10 August 1859, Taliaferro Co GA; d. 21 July 1927, Lawrence Co TN; m. LUCY EUFRASIA HOOD, 24 October 1888, Addison, Winston Co AL; b. 28 June 1871; d. 02 March 1949.

More About JOHN NATHAN WARREN JONES:
Burial: Center Point Cemetery, Lawrence Co TN

More About LUCY EUFRASIA HOOD:
Burial: Center Point Cemetery, Lawrence Co TN

       vi.       JEFFERSON ESAU JONES, b. 13 December 1861, Taliaferro Co GA; d. 15 April 1958, Atlanta, Fulton Co GA; m. MARY LUNA BIRD, 16 September 1900, Taliaferro Co GA; b. 1881, GA; d. 12 July 1969.

More About JEFFERSON ESAU JONES:
Burial: Crestlawn Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co GA

More About MARY LUNA BIRD:
Burial: Crestlawn Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co GA

       vii.       BARNIE ANN "LADY" JONES, b. 06 April 1864, Taliaferro Co GA; d. 06 October 1929, Greene Co GA; m. ROBERT ISAAC MOORE, 31 October 1891, Taliaferro Co GA; b. 26 September 1870, Taliaferro Co GA; d. 24 September 1956, Greene Co GA.

Notes for ROBERT ISAAC MOORE:
Robert & Barnie Ann Moore are buried in Wisteria Cemetery, Union Point, Greene Co GA

       viii.       CORNELIUS WAYNE "GOODIN" JONES, b. 26 November 1874, Taliaferro Co GA; d. 08 July 1967, Oconee Co GA; m. SARAH "SALLY" LUNCEFORD; b. 1883; d. 1955.

Notes for CORNELIUS WAYNE "GOODIN" JONES:
No children.
NOTE: Harriett Redd-Jones had Cornelius Wayne Jones 10 years after Barnabas Jones died.

Cornelius & Sallie Jones are buried at Bethel Baptist Church, Union Point, Greene Co GA

6. WILLIAM AUGUSTUS2 REDD (MARY "POLLY"1 MASON) was born 15 May 1836 in Richmond Co GA, and died 16 October 1911 in Jenkins Co GA. He married NANCY ABBY BURKE Abt. 1860. She was born 08 November 1843 in GA, and died 03 October 1909 in Jenkins Co GA.

Notes for WILLIAM AUGUSTUS REDD:
Census: 1850 Richmond Co GA; 1860 Screven Co GA; 1870 ???, 1880 Jefferson Co GA; 1900 Burke Co GA
       
Children of WILLIAM REDD and NANCY BURKE are:
       i.       JOHN E3 REDD, b. 1861, GA; d. 1928; m. PARIS STONAKER, Abt. 1883; b. October 1857, GA; d. 1930, Jenkins Co GA.
       ii.       WILLIAM REDD, b. Abt. 1867; d. Aft. 1880.
       iii.       ISIDORE H REDD, b. 1868; d. 1916; m. ANNIE P PERKINS, 10 January 1897, Burke Co GA; b. Abt. 1882; d. Aft. 1910.
       iv.       CORNELIUS E REDD, b. 1872; d. 1939; m. LULA J PERKINS, 01 January 1897, Burke Co GA; b. Abt. 1882; d. Aft. 1930.
       v.       ALCUREN REDD, b. Abt. 1874; d. Aft. 1880.
       vi.       ZEKIEL REDD, b. January 1878, GA; d. Aft. 1900.

7. JOHN HENRY2 FITZGERALD (MARY "POLLY"1 MASON) was born 1842 in GA, and died 03 December 1908 in Polk Co Iowa. He married FLORENCE LAFFERTY 11 October 1866 in Polk Co Iowa. She was born March 1847 in Ohio, and died Bet. 1920 - 1930 in Iowa.

Notes for JOHN HENRY FITZGERALD:
Census: 1850 Warren Co Ga; 1860 Webster Co Iowa; 1870, 1880, 1900 Polk Co Iowa
       
Children of JOHN FITZGERALD and FLORENCE LAFFERTY are:
       i.       JAMES J3 FITZGERALD, b. September 1867, Iowa; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Iowa.
       ii.       MARY ADELLA FITZGERALD, b. 1869, Illinois; d. Aft. 1930, Iowa; m. EDWARD DORIS, 30 April 1895, Polk Co Iowa; b. Abt. 1870, Wisconsin; d. Aft. 1930, Iowa.
       iii.       CHARLES SMITH FITZGERALD, b. January 1873, Polk Co Iowa; d. 1935, Polk Co Iowa.

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NEED PROOF:
1)that the Mrs Mary Redd who married John Fitzjarrell/Fitzgerald in 1837 is the widow of Berry Redd. Berry Redd WAS the only Redd listed in the 1830 Richmond Co census and in the 1833-1834 tax digests.
2)that the above named Redd children ARE the children of Berry Redd & Mary "Polly" Mason

CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
1)The 1830 Richmond Co GA census shows that Berry & Mary Redd had three daughters under the age of 10. Lauretta Redd (b.1822) & Amelia Redd (b.1828) claimed "born GA, parents born South Carolina" and they eventually moved back to and died in Richmond Co GA.
2)Mary Mason & 2nd husband John Fitzgerald were listed in the 1850 Warren Co GA census. Their six month old son John Henry Fitzgerald was christened in Feb 1843 at the Catholic Church near Sharon, Taliaferro GA GA.
3)In the 1850 census, Lauretta Redd Smith & Harriett Redd Jones are living six houses apart, listed near Sharon, Taliaferro Co GA
4)Although Amelia Redd's marriage is recorded in Greene Co GA; the actual marriage was done by a priest at the Catholic Church near Sharon, Taliaferro Co GA
5)Amelia Redd Bischoff & Lauretta Redd Smith Rich are buried in the same plot of Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta GA.
6)William Augustus Redd & Amelia Redd Bischoff had sons with the unusual name Isidore
7)Cornelius A Redd was murdered in 1868; Harriett Redd Jones had son Cornelius Wayne Jones (1874) & William Augustus Redd had son Cornelius Redd (b.1872)
8)Augustus Redd (14) was listed in the 1850 Richmond Co GA census with Mary Redd, age 70 (possibly his grandmother) & directly next door to Green B Redd (b.1809). Green B Redd died in 1853 Richmond Co Ga, leaving a will in which he mentions nephew Cornelius Redd.
9)Records for Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Ga show that Cornelius A Redd (1832-1868) was "born Augusta GA"; Berry & Mary Redd were the only Redd family living in Richmond Co in 1832.


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