Re: Rednour/Ball in TN, KY, IL
Yes I have found it hard to trace my family history as well. My grandfather was James (b. 1888) Rednour, Killed in a mine explosion in 1945. His father was John A. (b. 1859) from somewhere near Steelville Il. Supposedly John and his twin brother, both half native American were part of a larger family of one of the frontier evangelists. Thier mother died in childbirth to a girl a few years later (slightly retarted child).The twins had to run to Ky. after beating a stepmother (who was from India) for Beating the retarted sister. Supposedly thier father went to India untill his wife finally died (12yrs) then returned to the US and lived in Seattle for a while then ultimately dieing in NY.
Havnt' found a lot of names and dates to substantiate all this, if you can help, please do.