John Newton Redford

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John Newton Redford

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Williamson County, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas, United States
Cause of death: drowned in Lampasas River
Immediate Family:

Son of James Redford and Sallie B Redford (Shelburne)
Husband of Susan Helen Redford (Armstrong)
Father of James Addison Redford; W. Ausborn Redford; Sallie Ann Humphries; Liddie J. Redford; Sylvia Hawkins Faulkner and 2 others
Brother of Mary Jane Terry and Ruth Adaline Oliver

Managed by: Julia Victoria Bauer
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About John Newton Redford

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John Newton Redford was born on July 22, 1822 in Williamson County, Tennessee and came to Texas before 1836. When he was 14 years old Texas was fighting the War of Independence from Mexico. After the Battle of San Jacinto, most of Sam Houston’s Volunteer Army went home. The call for more volunteers went out and John Newton Redford entered the Texas Army at about the age of 15. The army volunteers were given vast amounts of land for their services. John Newton Redford served in the Texas Army for 3 months, and, in 1838, he received a land bounty of 320 acres in Gonzales County. He obtained another 320 acres of bounty land in Caldwell County in 1845.


Shortly after 1846, other Redford family members moved to Texas and settled in Austin County. John Newton Redford’s parents were James and Sallie B. Shelburne Redford. Susannah Helen Armstrong’s family came to Texas about 1850. John Newton Redford married Susanna Helen Armstrong on San Jacinto Day, April 21, 1853 in Washington County, Texas, where they farmed and raised their eight children. Two of their daughters died in young adulthood of tuberculosis. The growing family seldom missed a church service at the Greenvine Primitive Baptist Church. The Redford family was known for its “Sunday spread of vittles” for dinner. The preacher was a frequent visitor for these wonderful “spreads”.


The Redfords kept a complete family record in their family Bible. The Bible is now in the possession of Mary S. J. Ross of Waco, Texas. On May 31, 1891, at the age of 69, John Newton Redford drowned in the Lampasas River, near the town of Lampasas. Family tradition is that his body was never recovered. Susannah H. Armstrong Redford died in Milam County, Texas. The six surviving children moved to several different sections of Texas to raise their families; all of them were greatly respected citizens of their communities, and they reflected their strong religious backgrounds in the ways they lived their lives.

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John Newton Redford's Timeline

1822
July 22, 1822
Williamson County, Tennessee, United States
1854
1854
Age 31
Brenham, Washington County, Texas, United States
1859
1859
Age 36
Washington County, Texas, United States
1861
January 8, 1861
Age 38
Washington County, Texas, United States
1864
1864
Age 41
Washington County, Texas, United States
1866
December 3, 1866
Age 44
Washington County, Texas, United States
1869
1869
Age 46
Washington County, Texas, United States
1891
May 31, 1891
Age 68
Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas, United States
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