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.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Redus/Arnold Family Reunion

Jen Perren passes along the following family reunion note:

Redus/Arnold Reunion

The Redus/Arnold family reunion will be held on Saturday June 16, 2007 at New Home church at Tucker, Mo. Festivities will begin at 10:00am and last as long as you wish to stay. We will have lots of food, fun, games and reminiscing.

Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. We will set up to eat outside but we also have the air conditioned room inside. We will be grilling hot dogs, hamburgers and Wisconsin brats.

For fun, we have horse shoes, Board games, volley ball, badminton, hopscotch, marbles and maybe "Annie Over." Whatever game you wish to bring or play we are all for it. This is a day to have fun as a family, and fun we will have.

For reminiscing, bring a few of your old favorite family pictures that you think might be interesting to everyone. We won’t bring every picture we have or we’d need a whole week.

Bring your children, grand children and great grand children! Invite friends of the family too. Let’s continue the Redus/Arnold tradition and make it an event old and young alike look forward to attending.

Thanks Jen. Hope to see some of the older family members photos posted to the net. We will be glad to host them here on the blog.