Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Mordacai Redd

Male Abt 1735 - 1807  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Mordacai Redd 
    Born Abt 1735  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1807  Woodford County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I106703  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 

    Father Thomas Redd,   b. Abt 1708, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1754, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Barbee,   b. 1714, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1760 and 1762, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F46745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agatha Minor,   b. Abt 1741, Locust Hill, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1807, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1757  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F41824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research Notes from Carol Rumburg Clemmer

      Woodford County, Kentucky, Will Book C, page 50-52,
      Will of Mordecai Redd
      Will dated: 15 March 1807
      Recorded: 3 August 1807

      1807-Will of Mordecai Redd, Woodford Co., KY (father of Lucy Redd Bullock)
      -
      -written March 15, 1807

      ". . . First I give and bequeath to Agatha my Dearly beloved wife all my personal property (after paying my just debts) during her natural
      life and at her decease to be equally divided amongst all my Surviving children that is to say Elizabeth Williams, LUCY BULLOCK, Alice Yeiser, Nancy Haws, John Redd, Mordecai Redd & Thomas Redd my wish and desire is that all my land in Jefferson Co., that I have not deeded away may be equally divided between John Redd & Isaac Haws for which land they will stand indebted to my estate at my death at the rate of 75 pounds pr hundred acres which will be deducted out of their proportion of my estate. . . "

      -probated August 3, 1807

      ". . .The last will and testament of Mordicai Redd deceased was produced in court and proven by the oaths of Benjamin Wilson and Austin Williams two of the subscribing witnessess thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on motion of Agatha Redd, John Redd & Thomas Bullock executors therein named who Execute and ack. bond."

      Mentioned in the Will of 15 March 1807
      Wife, Agatha,
      Daughter, Elizabeth Williams,
      Daughter, Lucy Bullock,
      Daughter, Alice Yeser,
      Daughter, Nancy Haws,
      Son, John Redd,
      Son, Mordecai Redd,
      Son, Thomas Redd,
      (Son-in-law), Isaac Haws,
      Executors: wife, Agatha
      Son, John Redd
      (Son-in-law), Thomas Bullock

      Mentioned in the settlement of 4 April 1820
      (son-in-law), & executor, Thomas Bullock
      Heirs of Alice Yeizer
      Son, John Redd
      Son, Mordecai Redd
      Heirs of Thos. M. Redd
      (son-in-law), Charles Williams
      (son-in-law), Isaac Haws
      Estate finalized 2 April 1821.
      ===
      From "History of Woodford County," 1938 pp. 165-168:

      "Mordecai Redd came to Woodford County (KY) soon after the Revolution and settled on a farm near Mortonsville. . . The splendid old brick residence was built about 1804 . . . and Mordecai did not die until 1807, it is presumed he built the house. . . Mordecai was a revolutionary soldier and came from Virginia. . . Mordecai Redd and Agatha Minor, his wife, had these children: Elizabeth who married Austin Williams (incorrect as she married Charles Pierce Williams and Austin was their son); Lucy who married Thomas Bulloch, Sr; Alice who married _____ Yeiser; Nancy who married Isaac Hows; John who married Anne Waller (sister of Lucy) Bulloch; Mordecai, Jr. who married _____ _____; and Thomas M. Redd who married Betsy Bulloch."
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      1762-1772 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book D, Guardian Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; page 75
      £250 Mordacai Redd, guard. to Thomas and Wm. Collins, orphs. of Thomas Collins, with Thomas Redd, sec. Mch. 5, 1764.
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      1761-1766 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book F; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Sept 5, 1763. Bettsworth Grasty of Caroline Co. and Elizabeth wife, to Mordacai Redd of Spts. Co. 30 curr. 164 a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses. Septr. 5, 1763.
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      1761-1766 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book F; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 5, 1763. James Brown and Elizabeth, his wife, to Mordaeai Redd of Spts. Co. £40 curr. 237 a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses. Sept. 5, 1763.
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      1761-1766 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book F; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 6, 1764. Sharshal Grasty and Ann, his wife, then of Fairfax Co., and George Grasty to Mordacai Redd. £85 curr. 492 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Jno. Battaley, Jos. Brock, Thos. Powe. Augt. 6, 1764.
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      1762-1765 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book D; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 504-30.
      22-23 May 1763. Thomas Poole of Spotsylvania County and Elizabeth his wife to Mordicai Red of same. Lease
      and release: for £50 current money. 111 acres ... in the Revd. John Thompson's line ... on the top of a mountain ...
      with the old line ...
      Thomas Poole
      Wit: Owen Minor, Wm. Wood, John Allinder.
      16 Aug. 1764. Acknowledged by Thomas.
      ===
      Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775 (Vol. II)
      N-293
      Mordecai Redd of Spotsylvania Co. 84 A. on Hazel River, in Culpepper Co., VA. Surveyor George Hume. Oct 22, 1766.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier]; p. 312
      May 25, 1774. Mordacai Redd and Agatha, his wife, of Frederick Co. to Jno Tayloe and Francis Thornton, Execrs., of Presley Thornton, Esqur., Decd., and Wm. Fitzhugh,. Esqu., which sd. Taylor, Thornton and Fitzhugh and trustees of the Estate of Benj. Grymes, Gent. £150 curr. 730 a. in Spts. Co. Wm. Reid, Harry Bartlett, Geo. M. Cormack, Thos. Minor, Jno MaxcDonald, Angus MacDonald. July 21, 1774.
      ===
      1773-1775 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book G; [Antient Press]; Page 264-267
      THIS INDENTURE made the 20th day of May 1773 Between MORDECAI REDD of County of FREDERICK and AGGATHA his Wife of one part and JAMES CRUMP of County of FAIRFAX Witnesseth that for the sum of Thirty three pounds current money of Virginia they the said Mordecai Redd and Aggatha his Wife hath granted unto the said James Crump his heirs land in the Parish of Bromfield in the County of Culpeper containing One hundred and eleven acres of land and bounded Beginning at a Gum in the REVD. JOHN THOMPSONs line thence South Corner to said Thompson thence West to one chesnut oak on top of a Mountain thence North to one chesnut in the old line thence with the old line to the Beginning.
      In presence of JOHN McDONALD, Mordecai Redd
      ANGUS McDONALD Aggatha Redd At a Court held for Culpeper County the 20th day of May 1774
      This Indenture was acknowledged by Mordecai Redd party thereto & ordered to be recorded.
      George the Third to Angus McDonald and John McDonald Gent Whereas Mordecai Redd & Aggath his Wife have sold unto James Crump land in County of Culpeper and Whereas the said Aggatlha cannot travel to our said County Court of Culpeper to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance we do therefore give unto you power to personally go to the said Aggatha and examine her apart from her said Husband whether she doth the same freely without his Persuasions and when you have received her acknowledgement that you openly Certify us thereof here in our said Court. Witness JOHN JAMESON Clerk of our Court the Twenty Seventh day of May in the Fourteenth year of our Reign.
      FREDK. Sct We the Subscribers have executed the within Commission to us directed as the Law directs. Given under our hands and seals this seventh day of June 1774.
      ANGUS McDONALD JOHN McDONALD
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 18th of July 1774
      This Commission together with the Certificate of Execution thereof being returned were ordered to be recorded.
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      1773-1775 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book G; [Antient Press]; Page 315-318
      THIS INDENTURE made the 18th day of May 1774 Between MORDECAI REDD & AGATHA his Wife of Parish of Bromfield & County of Culpeper of one part and URSILA ALLEN of the Parish of HAMILTON & County of FAUQUIER Witnesseth that said Mordecai Redd & Agatha his Wife for sum of Twenty five pounds current money of Virginia hath granted unto said Ursila Allen in her actual possession now being a parcel of land in the Parish & County aforesaid and bounded Beginning at a chesnut and a Gum standing on the West side of the Hazle River thence West to a Dogwood on the South side of a Mountain thence South to the beginning containing eighty four acres of land
      In presence of us OWIN MINOR, Mordecai Redd
      JOHN MINOR, CORNELIUS
      SAMUEL KING, WILLIAM ALLEN
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 20th of June 1774
      This Indenture and Receipt endorsed was proved by the Oaths of Cornelius Mitchell and William Allen and ordered to be Certified and at a Court held for the said County the 15th of August following the said Indenture and Receipt endorsed were proved by Oath of Samuel King another witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.
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      1775-1778 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book H; [Antient Press]; Page 364-365
      THIS INDENTURE made this 17th day of February 1777 Between ROBT. STROTHER & BETTY his Wife & JOHN STROTHER SENR. of Parish of Bromfield County of Culpeper of one part and MORDECAI REDD of County afsd of other part Witnesseth that said Robt. Strother & his Wife & John Strother Senr. for sum of four hundred & fifty pounds Virginia money hath granted unto Mordecai Redd & his heirs forever land in Parish & County afsd and Bounded Begining at a white oak in JOHN STROTHERS & CHAS. BROWNINGs line thence with Strothers line to a Sycamore on the Rush River thence up the river N. to a Spanish Oak on the side the River near REDS MILL thence N. Et. up a branch being a Dividing line between EDM. DAVIS & Robt. Strother thence along sd Davis's line N. to a Black stump thence another Course continued along Davis's No. to a large pine corner to Davis & FULLER thence with GARWOODs line So. to a Corner Stump within the fence still with Garwoods line No. to a black oak thence with SHERWOODs line N. still with Sherwoods line to a large red oak on the ROAD side still with same S. to some maples on a Branch near the said Road Corner to Sherwood & Chrs. Browning with Brownings line to the begining containing 430 acres Robert Strother
      At Court held for Culpeper County the 17th Betty Strother
      February 1777 This Indenture of Bargain & Sale John Strother
      Ordered to be recorded Previous to which the said Betty was first privily Exd. as the Law directs.
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      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 235-240
      THIS INDENTURE made this First day of March 1779 Betwen MORDECAI REDD and AGATHA his 'Wife of the County of Culpeper of one part and GEORGE CALVERT of County aforesaid Witnesseth that said Mordecai Redd and Agatha his Wife for the sum of Seven hundred and seventy five pounds current money of Virginia do sell unto the said George Calvert. Junr. land in County aforesaid and bounded begining at a black oak in JOHN STROTHERs and CHAS. BROWNIGs line thence with Strothers line East to a white wallnut on the Rush River thence up the River near the MILL thence North up a Branch being the Dividing line between WILLIAM DAVIS and ROBERT STROTHER thence with Davis line North to a black Stump West to a large Pine Corner to Davis and the FULLER and GARWOOD thence with Garwoods line South to a Stump within the fence thence North with SHEARWOODs line North to a large red oak on the ROAD side thence South to some Maples in a branch near the Road Corner to CHS. BROWNING thence with Brownings line South to the Begining containing Four hundred and thirty acres .
      Presence of us JOHN STROTHER, Mordecai Redd
      JOHN SLAUGHTER. GEORGE JETT
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to JOHN STROTHER, WILLIAM BROWN & JOHN SLAUGHTER Gent. Whereas Mordecai Redd and Agatha his Wife have sold land unto George Calvert junr. and Whereas the said Agatha cannot travel to our Court of Culpeper to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance we do give you power to personally go to the said Agatha and examine her apart from her husband and when you have received her acknowledgement that you Certify us thereof in our Court. Witness JOHN JAMESON Clk this First day of March 1779.
      Culpeper scr By Virtue of the within writ we caused the said Agatha Redd to come before us and examined her apart from her husband touching her acknowledgement of the Deed who freely acknowledged the same this 2nd day of March 1779.
      JOHN STROTHER JOHN SLAUGHTER
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 15th of March 1779
      This Indenture was proved by two of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be certified and at a Court held for the said County on the 17th of March 1779 was fully proved by a nether witness and with receipt endorsed Commission thereto annexed and Certificate is ordered to be recorded.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier]; p. 348
      Apr 22, 1779. Thomas x Steward and Elizabeth, his wife, of Spts. Co. and Lucy Dixon of Frederick Co. to James Tutt of Spts. Co. £250. 150 a. in Spts. Co., purchased by sd. Steward of Francis Purvis, etc. witnesses, Rd. Brooke, John McCalley, Francis Rose, John Minor, John Tutt, Ben. Tutt, Mordacai Redd. Octr. 21, 1779.
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      ===
      Grantee: Redd, Mordicai
      Acres: 1,000
      Book: 6
      Survey Date: 9-29-1783
      County: Jefferson
      WaterCourse: Floyda Fk
      Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
      Volume 1
      Part 1
      CHAPTER II VIRGINIA GRANTS (1782-1792)
      THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
      page 110
      More Info: Grantee: Redd, Mordicai
      Acres: 1,000
      Book: 6
      Page: 176
      Date Survey: 9-29-1783
      County: Jefferson
      Watercourse: Floyda Fk

      Grantee: Redd, Mordica
      Acres: 576
      Book: 14
      Survey Date: 12-15-1788
      County: Fayette
      WaterCourse: S Elkhorn
      Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
      Volume 1
      Part 1
      CHAPTER II VIRGINIA GRANTS (1782-1792)
      THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
      page 111
      More Info: Grantee: Redd, Mordica
      Acres: 576
      Book: 14
      Page: 309
      Date Survey: 12-15-1788
      County: Fayette
      Watercourse: S Elkhorn

      Grantee: Redd, Mordica
      Acres: 2,137
      Book: 5
      Survey Date: 10-25-1792
      County: Jefferson
      WaterCourse: Floyd Fk
      Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
      Volume 1
      Part 1
      CHAPTER III OLD KENTUCKY GRANTS (1793-1856)
      THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
      page 228
      More Info: Grantee: Redd, Mordica
      Acres: 2,137
      Book: 5
      Page: 61
      Date Survey: 10-25-1792
      County: Jefferson
      Watercourse: Floyd Fk

      Grantee: Redd, Mordica
      Acres: 924
      Book: 19
      Survey Date: 6-20-1814
      County: Wooford
      WaterCourse: S Elkhorn
      Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
      Volume 1
      Part 1
      CHAPTER III OLD KENTUCKY GRANTS (1793-1856)
      THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
      page 228
      More Info: Grantee: Redd, Mordica
      Acres: 924
      Book: 19
      Page: 66
      Date Survey: 6-20-1814
      County: Wooford
      Watercourse: S Elkhorn

      NOTES: THOMAS BULLOCK was son-in-law of MORDECAI REDD. Mordecai Redd built Thomas Redd & Jemima [Abbott] Redd a wonderful magnificent early Kentucky home which still stands and can be found in the Sunday section of present day newspapers.
      Mordecai Redd was born cir 1735 in King & Queen co., VA and died cir 1807 Woodford Co., Ky -- one of several Children of Thomas Redd, Jr & Elizabeth Barbee. His wife was Agatha Minor of Spotsylvania.
      1. There is an old letter (or maybe a memory) which talks about the Redds of PrEd traveling in carriages or stagecoaches to Henry Co., Va to visit the family of John Redd of Henry Co Va for the Christmas Holidays.
      2 And adds that the Redds of PrEd were mostly blondes and the Redds of Henry were mostly dark (or visa versa Redds of PrEd were dark & Henry Co were blond.)
      [Source for the will and notes above, Anne Baker, Lexington, KY, starr460@insightbb.com]

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