James Redden-father of Martin Redden-AL and GA
In the 1850 census for Union Co GA is listed James Redden, no wife, children--Martin 22, Clarissa 18, Nancy 16, Sabra 14, Marion 16, Martha 13, Samuel 11.I would like to know who the mother of these children was and who were the parents of this James Redden?
Clarissa Redden married ?Crane who died during the war and the 1870 Cherokee Co AL census shows Clarissa Crain(Crane) there with her children.Also in the same county is Marten Redding (Redden) 46, wife Martha [Thomas] 36, and their children. The age is off when compared to the 1850 Union Co GA, but the 1860 Cherokee AL census has Martin Redden 31, Martha 26, James R and Sarah so we know we have the same Martin Redden family.
Some have said that the parents of Martin Redden are James Redden and Cynthia Petty who married in 1829 and live in Hickman Co TN in 1850.This is NOT correct because there are young children with James and Cynthia in the 1850 Hickman TN census and the James Redden in the Union Co GA census has no wife and the young children of the TN census are not there in the GA census.
Additional---Martin Readen (Redden) and Martha are also in the 1880 Cherokee Co AL census.---- Clarissa Redden is shown by some as having been married to a Warren Davis but I have not followed up on that yet.