13 Generations in North America
Acknowledgments:Special thanks to William Laimbeer, Philadelphia Historical Society, Dr. Robert W. Harper, history professor, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, and Thomas Bowen, editor and publisher, Today's Sunbeam, Salem, NJ.Disclaimer:History is not just a record of events; facts are elusive without access to people of the past.To reconstruct the most probably path, one must exercise imagination and empathy, whilst striving to maintain truth.Bill Redstreake (1932-____ ).
FIRST Generation in North America:John-the-Finn, a.k.a. JOHN REDSTREAK, born in Varkus, Finland, abt. 1620.Cooper and fur trader on both shores of Hudson's south river (Delaware R) in "New Sweden" (1637-1655), then lower portion of "Nieuw Nederland" (1656-1664), then, after the Dutch lost their south river, he continued to trade in the renamed region, "West New Jersey" (1664-?).First wife: Unknown, believed to be a Flemish or Dutch Walloon woman from "de Vereenigde Netherlandts" (the United Netherlands).Consort (2nd wife):"Walela" (Hummingbird), sometimes called Bright Star, a member of the Unami/Unalactigo tribes of the Leni Lenapes (later called "the Delawares").
SECOND Generation:JOHN REDSTREAKE (born between 1660-1670 in Nieuw Nederland, if born before 1664 -- or in West New Jersey, if born after 1664.)His mother was 1st (?) or 2nd wife (?) of John-the-Finn.This John Redstreak(e) was a fur trader and farmer in what is now the Penn's Neck region of NJ.His 1st wife:Unknown.Then, he md. twice-widowed Frances Go(o)dwin/Godwyn on 9/29/1714, "contrary to (Quaker) discipline" -- assume John was a Baptist.Quote is from Hinshaw's Quaker Records, Vol. II, p.93.( Frances Go(o)dwin, widow of Thomas Chandler, who died in Philadelphia on 7/13/1694, md. 2nd husband/ Edward Goodwin in 1700 and had 4 sons; then after her 2nd husband died, she married John Redstreak in 1714.)
THIRD Generation:JOHN REDSTREAK (1700?-1737), owner of "New Netherlands Farm" (a vast plantation, which may have been purchased from his father-in-law John Pledger Esq.).In 1726, this John Redstreak married Elizabeth Pledger, dtr. of John Pledger Esq. (1680-1743/44) and his 1st wife Dorothy Roberts.
Elizabeth was a granddaughter of John Pledger (1650-1702?), a ships carpenter, who came to Nieuw Nederland (later named West New Jersey) on the eastern shore of Hudson's south river BEFORE 1664 on a Dutch ship -- most probably "de Onrust" (the Restless) or "de Walvis" (the Whale) -- with his "cousin" (brother-in-law) Hypolite LeFevre to negotiate for the land at "Varkens Bloed" (Pigs Blood), a former Dutch whaling post (near "Fort Elsborg"), which became "Fenwicke's Colony" (now Salem, NJ), the 1st permanent Quaker settlement in North America.
NJ Will of John Redstreak, 12/17/1737: Leaves to eldest son, John, land and marsh (500 acres), known as Meclombe Island."When John Redstreak(e) died in 1737, his wife Elizabeth Pledger Redstreak(e) was pregnant with Pledger Redstreake.(After John's death, Elizabeth md. 2nd husband/ Anthony Casparson; then md. 3rd/ Edmund Weatherby).
Descendants of Elizabeth's uncle Joseph Pledger (elder brother of John Pledger Esq.), who arrived in Salem (at age 2) in 1675 with his mother, moved to South Carolina, then other generations of Pledgers moved to Georgia and Texas. (10 Pledgers from Georgia served in the Civil War.)For additional information about 1st PLEDGERS in North America, access internet listings for -- John Pledger ... "1st Pledgers in North America"
FOURTH Generation:Four sons of John Redstreak (1700?-1637) and Elizabeth Pledger Redstreak, 3 died as children:
1.JOHN REDSTREAKE (1731-1768)
2.FRANCIS REDSTREAKE (1732-1735)*
3.JOSEPH REDSTREAKE (1734/36?-1747)
4.PLEDGER REDSTREAKE (1738-1747)
*Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, PA, 7/24/1735:"We hear from Penn's Neck that John Redstreak's son of three years and Negro workman died after eating poisoned mushrooms."(Note:Redstreak is an English cider apple, yellow with red streaks.An E on the end indicates an English given name.)
JOHN REDSTREAKE (1731-1768), owner of "New Netherland Farm," a vast plantation in Salem County, NJ, md. Isabella Dunlap ( ?- 1822), daughter of militia captain James Dunlap and Elizabeth Brick.Elizabeth eloped with Capt. Dunlap while she was still the wife of Ephraim Worthington, who "caused her to flee for her life."(Isabella was the grandaughter of John Brick, a judge in Cohansey, NJ, who came to Cumberland County, NJ, before 1680.)
NJ Will of John Redstreake, 1768:"Daughters Martha and Isabel, 100 pounds each (then a very sizeable sum), when 18.Son, Francis, the plantation where I live, when he is 21.My wife is pregnant.If it is a boy, it is to be called John.He will have the plantation where Alexander Hill now lives."
FIFTH Generation -- Offspring of John and Isabella:
1.Isabel Redstreake ( ? - ? ), who md. James Smith Jr., son of her 1st step-father on 2/21/1774.
2.Marthew (Martha) Redstreake (1753/55? - ?), who md. Samuel Pedrick -- grandson of Roger Pedrick, who came to eastern shore of Hudson's south river in 1662 and purchased 1,000 acres on Oldman's Creek for consideration of $5.00 (2.5 cents/acre).In 1662, English "heritics" from Connecticut were then settling in Nieuw Nederland.
3.FRANCIS REDSTREAKE (1765-1840), md. Hezekiah Lampson (1763-1811), daughter of Matthias Lampson (1705-1773) and granddaughter of Thomas Lampson, who arrived in Salem before 1690.Francis and Hezekiah had 2 children.
5.JOHN REDSTREAKE (1769-1825), educated in England, md. 1st/ Sarah Van Horn (dtr of his 2nd step-father); md 2nd/ Sarah Smith (widow of Jan Van Culin), then md. 3rd wife, Ruth Johnson, mother of their 8 children.
After the death of the preceding John Redstreake's father in 1768 (revised calendar 1770), the widow, Isabella Dunlap Redstreake, md. James Smith Sr., who fathered Jonathan, Edward and Mary Smith.After the death of her 2nd husband, Isabella md. an aging Rev. Peter Van Horn, a Tory supporter of King George.They took John Redstreake (1769-1825) to England "for an education."His older brother, Francis was left with his grandfather, John Brick in Cohansey, NJ.
The SIXTH GENERATION splits into descendants of
Francis Redstreake (1765-1840) ... 2 children
John Redstreake (1769-1825) ... 8 children
SIXTH Generation -- Children of Francis Redstreake (1765-1840) and Hezekiah Lampson Redstreake:
1.JOHN REDSTREAKE (1786-1860), cabinet-maker, raised by his grandfather John Brick, after his mother sailed to England.He rmoved to Philadelphia in 1809.Rec'd First Baptist Church of Phila., 9/4/1809, from Cohansey Baptist Church.Md. Eliza (Drew) Stilley (1794- ? ), layer-out-of-the-dead.12 children.On 9/12/1823:"John Redstreake hereby excluded from privileges of church for schism and contempt of church."
2.Sarah S. Redstreake ( ? - ? ), md. 1st/ 1814; md. 2nd/ 1822.No record of who she md. in family bibles.
SIXTH Generation -- Children of John Redstreake (1769-1825), educated in England,and his 3rd wife Ruth Johnson Redstreake:
1.JAMES J. REDSTREAKE (1808-1898), a farmer in Penn's Neck, NJ; md 1st/ Clarrisa Gibbon (1812-1839); md. 2nd/ Ann Elizabeth Brown (1816-1890) in 1857.No record of children.
2.Abigail Dunlap Redstreak (1809-1810)
3.Mary Ann Redstreak (1810- ? ), md. William Hall, farmer, in 1837.
4.Elizabeth ("Eliza Jane") Redstreake (1811-1866), md. Thomas Gibbon, farmer, in 1839.
5.EDWARD DUNLAP REDSTREAKE (1813-1891), farmer, md. Mary Stout in 1837.They had 5 children.
6.Ruth Hester (Hetty) Redstreake (1815- ? ), md. Ephraim Jefferson, farmer in DE
7.Henrietta Redstreak (1820-died as infant)
8.Isabella Redstreake (1822- ? ), md. 1st/ Izaac Murphy; md. 2nd/....... Swing.
The SEVENTH GENERATION spits into the descendants of
John Redstreake (1786-1860) and his cousin
Edward Dunlap Redstreake (1813-1891):
SEVENTH Generation -- Children of John Redstreake (1786-1860) and Eliza (Drew) Stilley Redstreake:
1.FRANCIS (Frank) N. REDSTREAKE (1811-1837), md. Anna E. ..........., who md. .......... Patton as 2nd husband. No Redstreake children.
2.Eliza Jane Redstreake (1813-1842), md. William Barton in 1834.
3.HENRY H. REDSTREAKE (1816-1847).No record of marriage or children.
4.Mary Ann Redstreake (1818-1901), md. Levin H. Patrick.
5.WILLIAM J. REDSTREAKE (1820-1893), md. Emily Alburger in 1846.No children.
6.Emily S. Redstreake (1822-1858), md. Thomas Armitage.
7.ARMOR STROUD REDSTREAKE (1825-1875), visitor-of-the-poor, md. Susan Buchanan in 1847.They had 4 sons; two may have died as Union soldiers in the Civil War.
Md. 2nd/ Isabella Y. Shearer from Scotland in 1865.They had 1 surviving son, and 2 dtrs who died as babies.
8.EDWARD G. REDSTREAKE (1825-1877).Never md.
9.CHARLES H. REDSTREAKE (1829-1898), saddler, md. Sarah White, great-, great-, great-granddaughter of Charles Christopher Springer (1658-1738) -- Swedish name, Karell (Carol) or Carl Christofersson Springer -- a young Swede, kidnapped off the streets of London and sold as indentured servant in Virgina.(He became important man in Wilmington, DE, and was one of the founders of the Old Swedes Church.)Charles and Sarah White Redstreake had 4 children.
10.Susan G. Redstreake (1831-1909).Never md.
11.JOHN MORTON REDSTREAKE (1833-1905), jeweler, md. Eveline S. Thompson (1842-1882).No children.
12.Joseph D. Redstreake (1836-1880), artist and varnish maker.No record of marriage.
Note: Sarah White Redstreake, descended from the Springer family, was also descended from John Morton, the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who was born in a log cabin.
SEVENTH Generation -- Children of Edward Dunlap Redstreake (1813-1891), who md. Mary Stout in 1837:
1.JOHN STOUT REDSTRAKE (1840-1917), who spelled name with two E's, congressman and farmer in Salem County, NJ, md. in 1873 to Elizabeth Allen (1841-1899), 3 children.After death of 1st wife, he md. Hannah Dixon (1866-1950).Biographical, Geological & Descriptive History of First Congressional District of New Jersey:"The paternal grandfather of John S. Redstrake, an Englishman, born June 11, 1770(?), married Sarah Van Horn, Feb. 6, 1792, and sailed for America."(No mention of Tory Rev. Van Horn, who took John S. Redstrake's paternal grandfather to England during the American Revolutionary War.)
2.Mary Jane Redstreake (1838-42-1887?), md. Joseph Abbott in 1861.
3.Elizabeth Redstreake ( ? - ? ), md. Theophilus Fox, a butcher.
4.Sarah D. Redstreak ( ? - ? ), md. Braitley Branning, DE farmer.
5.Emma Redstreake ( ? - ? ), md. George Snitcher.
The EIGHTH GENERATION splits into the descendants of
Armor S. Redstreake (1825-1870), his brother
Charles H. Redstreake (1829-1998) and their 2nd cousin
John Stout Redstrake (1840-1917)
EIGHTH Generation -- Children of Armor S. Redstreake (1825-1870) and his 1st wife, Susan G. Buchanan (1831-1861) -- 3 sons, including 1 that died as infant two week's after his mother's death in 1861 -- and his 2nd wife, Isabella Y. Shearer (1842-1882) -- 3 children, 2 died as infants.
Children of Armor and Susan Redstreake:
1.FRANKLIN REDSTREAKE (1848-1869).No record of marriage.
2.HARRY WALKER REDSTREAKE (1851-1871).No record of marriage.
3.Anna Eliza Redstreake (1854- ? ), md. Samuel Patton in 1875.
4.EDWARD MORTON REDSTREAKE (1861-died as infant).
Children Of Armor and Isabella (from Scotland):
1.GEORGE SHEARER REDSTREAKE (1865-1936), general manager of Jamison Gold Mine, then hotel owner in Lost Sierras section of Northern CA; md. Angelina Marchetti (1887-1955) in Methodist Episcopal Church in Quincy, CA, on 4/27/1910.They had 2 sons.
2.Laura Belle Redstreake (1867-died as infant).
3.Rosa Belle Redstreake (1871-died as infant).
EIGHTH Generation -- Children of Charles H. Redstreake (1829-1894), saddler, and his wife Sarah White:
1.WILLIAM REDSTREAKE (1852-died at age 4).
2.Emma Redstreake (1858-died at age 10 weeks).
3.Kezia (Kitty) Redstreake (1860?-1934), md. 1st/ Ted Bourquin; md. 2nd/ William Bourquin -- (brothers).
4.EDWARD SPRINGER REDSTREAKE (1862-1934), printer who lived in Ashland, NJ, md. Mary W. Smith (1867-1958).They had 5 children.
5.Lida (Rose) Redstreake (1862/63-1923). md. 1st/ ....... Bender; md. 2nd/ (James?) Jackson; md. 3rd/ John Vogel.
6.Mary (Mame) Redstreake (1866-1923). md. ....... White.
EIGHTH Generation -- Children of John Stout Redstrake (1840-1917), congressman and farmer, and his 1st wife, Elizabeth Allen:
1.JAMES A. REDSTRAKE (1875-1876).
2.Mary Redstrake (1880-1880).
3.Elizabeth G. Redstrake ( ? - ? ), md. ....... Hires.
There are no more Redstrake family members.
The NINTH GENERATION includes children of
George Shearer Redstreake (1865-1936)
Edward S. Redstreake (1862-1934)
NINTH Generation -- Children of George Shearer Redstreake and Angelina Marchetti Redstreake:
1.JOHN REDSTREAKE (1865- ? ), postmaster, Quincy, CA, longboard ski racer, honored by "Annual Redstreake Snow Ball" in Plumas County, CA; md. Elinor Alice Peter ( ? - 2001).They had 2 daughters; one died as an infant.
2.DOUGLAS REDSTREAKE ( ? -1997), md. 1st/ Marietta Elizabeth ........ ( ? - 1957); md. 2nd./ ......................; md. 3rd/ ........................ (Adopted 1 son with 1st wife.)
NINTH Generation -- Children of Edward S. Redstreake (1862-1934), printer, and his wife, Mary W. Smith:
1.CHARLES REDSTREAKE (1888-1950), printer in NYC, md. 1st/ Margaret Bromley -- 1 child; md. 2nd/ Lillian Erickson.
2.THEODORE REDSTREAKE (1891-1957), rug designer, md. Marie Jervis.No children.
3.Sarah Redstreake (1899- ? ), md. George A. Smith.1 son, George Redstreake Smith, and 1 grandson, George Redstreake Smith II.
4.EDWARD MORTON REDSTREAKE (1902-1977), sales manager, test equipment, md. Marian Jones (1905-1977).
They had 8 children, and moved from Ashland, NJ, to Montgomery County, PA, with 5 of their children in 1948.
5.Mary Redstreake (1905-1936), md. Charles Wilson.No children.
The TENTH GENERATION includes children of
John Redstreake (1911- ?) ... northern CA
Douglas Redstreake (who adopted a son) ... northern CA
Charles Redstreake (1888-1950) ... NJ
Edward Morton Redstreake (1902-1977) ... NJ
TENTH Generation -- children of John Redstreake (1911- ? ) and Elinor Alice Peter ( ? -2001):
1.Baby Girl (died as infant in 1948 with then inoperable heart condition).
2.Cynthia (Cindy) Redstreake ( ? -____), md. Rick Knapp, FBI agent, an 11th generation Redstreake daughter, ........................... (1950?-____).Born with a heart problem, Cindy was kept alive; and when she was still a baby, her heart condition was corrected in one of the first open-heart surgeries.
TENTH Generation -- one adoped son of Douglas Redstreake:
JOHN REDSTREAKE ( ? ____), md. ..............................; two 11th generation dtrs., ........................................... (one named Jill?).
TENTH Generation -- son of Charles Restreake (1888-1950):
1.CHARLES REDSTREAKE Jr. (1918-1968), md. Mary Jane Lombardo (1922-____), 2 sons, 1 dtr.
TENTH Generation -- Children of Edward Morton Redstreake (1902-1977) and Marian Jones:
1. Marian ("Honey") Harriet Redstreake (1924-____), md. Arthur William Townsend -- one son, David Townsend; then after death of 1st husband (and death of her sister) she md. brother-in-law, Marvin E. Carlson.
2. EDWARD MORTON REDSTREAKE Jr. (1926-2000), draftsman, md. 1st/ Doris Stites in 1946 -- one daughter, Dorothy Redstreake; md. 2nd/ Leora McCardell -- one daughter, Elizabeth Jane Redstreake, and one 11th generation son, EDWARD M. REDSTREAKE III.
3. Lois Mae Redstreake (1929- ? ), md. Marvin E. Carlson, farmer then mechanic -- 3 daughters: Linda, Diane, Donna.
4. WILLIAM NEWTON REDSTREAKE (1932-____), writer/businessman; md. June Worthington (1932-____), two 11th generation sons and one daughter.
5. Joan Marie Redstreake (1933-____), md. Robert Stauffer, plumber -- 3 daughters, Joanne, Cathy, Karen.
6. ROBERT THEODORE REDSTREAKE (1935-____), calibration specialist, md. Diane Engle (1938-____), three 11th generation sons, one daughter..
7. Marylynn Redstreake (1938-____), md. Leonard David Wert, 3 sons.
8. Susan Louise Redstreake (1948-____), md. Dr. Joseph Geary, professor, University of Albama, 1 son, 2 dtrs.
The ELEVENTH GENERATION includes children of
Charles Redstreake Jr. (1918-1969) and Mary Jane Lombardo Redstreake
Edward M. Redstreake Jr. (1926-2000) and Doris Stites ... and Leora MCardell
William N. Redstreake (1932-____) and June W. Redstreake
Robert T. Redstreake (1935-____) and Diane Engle
(11th generation descendants John Redstreake and his brother Douglas appear in preceding section)
ELEVENTH Generation -- Children of Charles Redstreake Jr. (1918-1968) and Mary Jane Lombardo Redstreake:
1.CHARLES REDSTREAKE III (1942-2001), businessman/company founder, md. Trudy Lynch (1943-____), five children, including 3 adopted (from Trudy's 1st marriage to Richard Miller), re: 12th generation.
2.Mary Margaret (Sissie) Redstreake ( ? -____), md. John Speakman, 4 dtrs., Mary Ellen, Cathy, Johanna, Jackie.
3.ROBERT REDSTREAKE (1950-____), md. Susan Gorzkowski, two 12th generation clildren.
ELEVENTH Generation -- 3 children of Edward M. Redstreake Jr. (1926-2000) and Doris Stites ... and Leora McCardell:
1.Dorothy Redstreake ( ? -____), md. ...........................
children of Leora:
1.Elizabeth Redstreake ( ? -____), md. .........................
2.EDWARD MORTON REDSTREAKE III ( ? -____)
ELEVENTH Generation -- Children of Wm. N. Redstreake (1932-____) and June Worthington Redstreake:
1.EDWARD WORTHINGTON REDSTREAKE (1958-____), md. Diane Grunkly (mother of his son), then md. 2nd/ Eileen Gavin (1961-____)
2.Anne Louise Redstreake (1960-____), md. Scott French (1962-____), one son, Sawyer Martin French.
3.THOMAS PLEDGER REDSTREAKE (1970-____) ... not yet md. ... soon?
ELEVENTH Generation -- Children of Robert T. Redstreake (1934-____) and Diane Engle Redstreake:
1.WILLIAM EDWARD REDSTREAKE (1958-____), md. Jennifer (Jenny) Larue (1961-____), two 12th generation sons.
2.JOHN ROBERT REDSTREAKE (1959-____), md. Clair Virginia Annon.No children.
3.SCOTT THEODORE REDSTREAKE (1965-2001).
4.Deborah Diane Redstreake (1969-1999).
The TWEVETH GENERATION includes children of:
Charles Redstreake III (1942-2001) and Trudy Lynch Redstreake
Robert Redstreake (1950-____) and Susan Gorzkowski
Edward Worthington Redstreake (1958-____) and Diane Grunkly (ex-wife)
William Edward Redstreake (1958-____) and Jennifer Larue Redstreake
TWELVETH Generation -- Children of Charles Redstreake III (1942-2001) and Trudy Lynch::
1.RICHARD REDSTREAKE (1962-____). md. Denise Buchanan (1964-____), a 13th generation son and dtr.
2.Shelly Redstreake (1963-____), md 1st/ Joseph Ward, 2 sons -- 3rd son by John Dragon.
3.JAMES REDSTREAKE (1965-____), md. Carolyn Brennan (1965-____), two 13th generation sons.
4.Patty Redstreake (1969-____), md. Gary Mills, 2 sons.
5.Robin Redstreake (1970-____), md. John Semola, 1 son, 1 dtr.
TWELVETH Generation -- Children of Robert Redstreake (1950-____) and Susan Gorzkowski:
1.CHARLES JOSEPH REDSTREAKE (1982-
2.Jillian Redstreake (1985-
TWELVETH Generation -- Son of Edward WorthingtonRedstreake (1958-____) and ex-wife Diane Grunkly:
1.NICHOLAS T. REDSTREAKE(1984-
TWELVETH Generation -- Sons of William Edward Redstreake (1958-____) and Jennifer Larue Redstreake:
1.JOSHUA WILLIAM REDSTREAKE (1984-
2.JEREMY ROBERT REDSTREAKE (1986-
The THIRTEENTH GENERATION includes children of:
Richard Redstreake (1962-____) and Denise Buchanan
James Redstreake (1965-____) and Carolyn Brennan
THIRTEENTH Generation -- Children of Richard and Denise Redstreake:
1.RICHARD REDSTREAKE (1987-
2.Christine Marie Redstreake (1990-
THIRTEENTH Generation -- Children of James and Carolyn Redstreake:
1.JAMES REDSTREAKE (1987-
2.THOMAS REDSTREAKE (1989-
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