I have been searching in depth for the family of Delila PIEDMAN for a number of years now.The original marriage record shows her name clearly, however it appears to me that it could just as easily be REDMAN as PIEDMAN.This record is found in the marriage books of Hall Co. GA, and shows Wily Prince and Delila PIEDMAN having been married in 1825.
There are simply no PIEDMANS from this area in this time frame and what has been found on that name has shown to be, in most cases, a corruption of the name PUTMAN, which I have also researched in depth. I am pretty convinced that the transcriber made an error.
Delila and Wiley PRINCE moved to Monroe Co. TN by 1830 and in that census, shown living in the same household, is an older woman of 50-60, possibly her mother.The famiily is in Polk Co. TN in 1840.I believe Delila died there before 1850.There are few records left in Polk Co.TN due to the war and court house fires and I found nothing there to connect the PRINCE and REDMAN name.My great grandmother, Mary Malissa PRINCE KING HUFF stated on the census that her mother was born in KY, and we are pretty certain about that.
The PRINCE line I descend from migrated from Pendleton SC in the early 1820's.The 1820 census of Pendleton SC shows the number 6 in column 12, the unnaturalized citizen column.There is certainly the possibility that the enumerator wrote the farmers in the wrong column and I tend to think this might be the case, but if this is an accurate entry, these people were most certainly recent immigrants. There were REDMANS shown in the immigration records for 1819-1820 entering through SC. It is possible that Delilah PIEDMAN-REDMAN migrated to Hall Co. GA at the same time as the PRINCE clan did, or it may be that she was already there, having come from KY at some point.She likely had family in Hall Co. GA or Pendleton SC.
I have been working on a connection to the Rachel REDMAN line in Hall Co. GA.I know that there were many REDMANS in other areas of KY, including Warren, Laurel and Bell Counties where I also have loose ties.There were REDMANS in Monroe and McMinn and surrounding TN counties where the PRINCE clan resided, but no PRINCE-REDMAN connection has been found.I am not sure how or if the REDMANS of this area of TN or KY may connect to those in Hall Co. GA.I would love to hear from anyone who could shed light on this!