Re: James Reddin--Elizabeth Stocks in Georgia
I hesitate to jump in here as this is not a direct line for me.My line descends from John Redden, James' brother.
I have corresponded with someone who works extensively on James and whose research I believe to be reliable.She tells me that James and John both served during the War of 1812 when both were in their teens.I have not confirmed this.
This problem is that there were two James Reddens (however the name is spelled at the time).One was in Habersham Co. in 1840 and the other was in Troup Co. in 1840.Both were about the same age (40-49 on the census).The James in Troup Co. was married to Polly Nicholson as his wife is named in the 1860 census.I have Elizabeth down as a wife for him but no children from this marriage - if it is his marriage.As both marriages occurred in Greene Co., I thought that the marriage to Elizabeth was short-lived.However, perhaps both James started out in Greene Co.Bummer.Had they known the trouble that would cause later researchers, I'm sure one of them would have moved.
The Redden researcher believes that both John and James were the sons of Thomas Redden/Radin but she admits that she cannot yet prove it.This Thomas was in Oglethorpe and Greene Cos. in early 1800s.
The James in Troup Co. had sons William L., Thomas J., George W., John L., Wiley A. and Christopher Columbes and a daughter Martha.George lived with his parents in their old age.CC was killed during the Civil War.I have seen the Columbus in Towns Co. and wanted it to connect but it does not seem to.Perhaps a family connection way back.
This probably does nothing but add to the confusion.But you never know when a crumb will help.