Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mary Jane Hutchson-Redus Information

Recently a query was posted to the Redus-L family newsgroup regarding Mary Jane Hutchinson who married Robert Lutellus Redus. Here is my response to that query. If anyone is a descendant of this couple and have any additional information or pictures to add, please drop us some email. For Russell Dailey and the Redus gang:

Mary Jane Hutcheson (spelling and birth location per Redus in America book by cousin George Redus) was born in Feb 1855 in Carrollton, Pickens Co, GA. I disagree both the spelling and birth location based on original records. I believe she was born in Morgan County GA. She was the daughter of James M. Hutchinson (LDS spelling), born 1827 Georgia, and Martha Ann Harrison, born 1832 Georgia. Martha Ann had a mother Ann [--?--], born 1797 North Carolina.

James and Martha married 6 Jan 1850 in Morgan County GA. On the 1850 census (11 Sep 1850), they were living in Morgan Co GA, his occupation - farmer. On the 1860 census (14 Aug 1860), they were in Shepherds, Morgan Co GA, his occupation overseer. James died sometime between 1860-1870 since Martha is the head of house on the 1870 census. I have not been able to tie down if James was a soldier during the Civil War and I have not found the cemetery records I want from Georgia on this family. Again the surname spelling is the limiting factor here.

Based on the records I have uncovered they had seven children:

1. Sarah Hutchinson b. 1852 Morgan Co GA
2. Mary Jane Hutchinson b. Feb 1855, Morgan Co GA; d. 27 May 1907 TX, bur. May 1907, Palestine, Anderson Co TX, married Robert Lutellus Redus on 19 Oct 1871, Morgan Co GA.
3. Georgia O. Hutchinson b.1857 Morgan Co GA
4. Leon Hutchinson b.1858 Morgan Co GA
5. James Hutchinson b.Jul 1860 Morgan Co GA
6. Lela Hutchinson b. 1860 Morgan Co GA
7. John Hutchinson b. 1863 Morgan Co GA

I have seen a lot of variant spellings for Mary Jane and her families surname in original records. This is typical of any of the Hutcheson, Hutchinson, Hutcherson, Hutchison, etc families. I have some very deep Hutchinson ancestral roots and this always makes finding them a challenge.