My name is Carole Burris and I live in East TX. I just
happened on your website on your family and I am very interested
in your Reddon line.
In 1860 in Jackson Co. AR. my gg-grandparents, William Coleman
and Sarah Leonard are living with their 1 year old daughter,
Mary(my g-grandmother). In their household is also a 6
year old girl named Margarett Redden. Two doors down live
James F. Smalley and family and three of Reddick and Louisa
Reddon/Reddon children, Sarah, Issac and Harriet.
Also in Oil Trough living with the Holderby family is Mellis
(Mellie) Redden. I believe Margarett was also a daughter of
My g-grandmother was said to be Cherokee and had enough
indian blood to have gotten land in OK. (her 1st husband burned
her records). We have also heard that Redden was a family
name. Sarah Leonard was the daughter of Delia (Delilah
Bullinger) and Ezra Helfer..
Their father was killed in the Civil War and their mother died
between 1863 and 1867 in AR., possibly White or Jackson Co.
We have a record that says in 1863 Sarah went to White Co. ( we
think to get away from the Civil War in Jacksonport). Between
1868 and 1870 Delia has moved with the girls to Grayson Co. TX.
We cannot find who they came to TX with, and being such a
dangerous time, we know they would not have traveled alone.
I have been wondering if Louisa, Reddicks wife, could have been
a sister of Delia. Delia was b. 1824 MO. Her father
was said to be Solomon Bolllinger. The people who had
taken in the Redden children were interrelated through
marriages, etc. (except I don't know about the Holderbys)
Could you give me any insight to this possibility? I have
a huge amount of information on the families I have mentioned
and we would love to find out if the Reddens were related to our
Thanks in advance if you are willing to communicate with me and
maybe we could help each other.