My Relationship : 1st Cousin 6 Times Removed
Father: Aaron REDUS
Mother: Lucy Ann OGLESBY
Birth: 28 Apr 1821, Livonia, Washington County, Indiana
Death: 23 Mar 1852, Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi
[Broderbund Family Archive #317, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. SelectedCounties,
1850, Date of Import: Nov 13, 1998, Internal Ref.#1.317.1.26625.20]
Individual: Redus, Augustus
County/State: Monroe Co., MS
Location: Western Division
Page #: 082
These are the papers I found in A.F. Redus' Will file in the Monroe
County Courthouse in Aberdeen Ms. His file is #568
(On the back of this document it says "Est of A. F. Redus dec
Final Decree in Mobile, Probate Court"
State of Alabama, Mobile County, Probate Court March 6, 1860
Augustus F. Redus, deceased, Estate of Decree on final settlement.
The hearing and determining of all matters as to the accounts heretofore
filed by Joseph R. Gates as the administrator of said estate for a final
settlement of his said administration having been regularly continued to
this day. now comes to the said Gates and moves the Court that his said
accounts may be papered (?) and allowed as the same have been by him
filed as aforesaid. And it appearing that due notice of the nature of
and of the time set to make such settlement has been given in all
respects of according to law, and strictly in pursuance of the order of
Court in said estate, made and entered on the sixteenth day of January
1860, and George W. Bond who was heretofore duly appointed by the court
to act as guardian and litern(?) to represent and protect the interests
of Lucy and Marian Redus, the only missus (?) concerned in this
proceeding and settlement; now appearing and in open court consenting to
act and proceeding to contest(?) said settlement, the court proceeds to
hear the matters pertaining to said accounts and to consider the
evidences submitted relating thereto.
Whereupon it is shown by sufficient proof that said administrator has
received of the affects of said estate the sum of Fifty thousand two
hundred and twenty four 56/100 Dollars in money in which sum is included
the balance remaining in his hands on his last partial settlement, also
the sum of Fourteen hundred and sixty eight 15/100 Dollars, being the
final balance of money remaining in his hand on a final settlement of
his ancillary administration of said estate in the probate court of
Monroe County in the state of Mississippi-- and that he has justly
expended for said estate including the cost and expenses of this
settlement and the commissions allowed to him for his services or end
administration the sum of nineteen hundred and fifty one 61/100 Dollars,
leaving a balance of Forty-eight thousand two hundred and Seventy-two
95/100 Dollars for distribution among those entitled and said accounts
appearing to be full and correct. it is considered and decreed by the
Court that said accounts be and the same are hereby in all things
papered(?) and allowed as above stated.
And it appearing to the Court that said decedent left him surviving,
his widow Mrs. Ann E. Redus--who has since intermarried with and is now
to wife of the said Joseph B. Gates, has been duly appointed by and
qualified in this court as guardian--all of whom are entitled to share
the estate of said decedent in equal proportions, so that the said
balance of money which constitutes the entire estate must be divided
into three equal parts. It is considered by the court that each of the
said distributees are entitled to have the sum of Sixteen thousand and
ninety 98-1/3 / 100 Dollars, that being one third part of the said sum
of Forty eight thousand two hundred and seventy two 95/100 Dollars, and
the proper share to which said distributees are severally entitled, It
further appears from an inspection of such accounts that the said Ann E.
Gates, has received on account of her said distributive share of said
estate the sum of Four thousand and ten 50/100 Dollars--being for
property of said estate purchases by her at the sale of the same--which
sum being deducted from her distributive share as above shown, will
leave a balance due her on account of her said distributive share of
Twelve thousand and eighty 48/100 Dollars, which sum said Joseph R.
Gates is directed to retain in right of his said wife.
And it appears from a further inspection of said accounts that said
Joseph R. Gates, as such administrator has during his administration of
said estate, part for the support and remembrance of each of the said
children, the sum of nineteen hundred and twenty Dollars which sum being
deducted from their distributive shares as above shown, will leave a
balance due each of them on account of their said distributive share of
Fourteen thousand one hundred and seventy 98/100 Dollars, which balances
said administration is directed to retain in his hands to be accounted
for in his capacity of guardian of the said Lucy and Marian.
It is further ordered , that all accounts, vouchers, evidences and
statements on file relating to this and any forms of settlement, and all
other paper writings on file related said estate be recorded,,
And it now appearing that said administrator has in his capacity of
guardian of the said Lucy and Marian Redus filed in this court his
inventory as required by law, setting forth that he has in his hands as
such guardian the sum of fourteen thousand One hundred and Seventy
98/100 Dollars, belonging to each of them, and that he has fully
Also included in his file was a document signed by Joseph R Gates of
Mobile, Ala constituting and appointing LaGrayette Haughton of the
county of Monroe, state of Mississippi, as attorney in fact---"To wit
whereas I subscriber or administrator of Augustus Redus dec. have filed
a petition in the probate court of Monroe County, Miss for the sale of
Lot No. (no number given) in New Aberdeen in said county of Monroe
belonging to said estate.......I do hereby authorize and empower my
said attorney to sign my name to said bond and sell the said lot of land
and make the deed to the purchase thereof......signed J. R. Gates
The Administrative notice that was published in the newspaper was also
included in the file and stated the land was "Block of land 122, lying
in the town of New Aberdeen, Monroe County."
(to be continued)
A. F. Redus Estate Corporation Tax for Block 122, New Aberdeen was
valued at $200.00 and was taxed 38 cents. for the year of 1852.
Block 122 in New Aberdeen .16-1/4
County Tax .16-1/2
School Tax .04
Rec'd the above tax for 1852 .37
by the hand of J. R. Gates
Joseph R. Gates adm of A F. Redus dec 1856 to L. D. Leedy--Feb 4 To fee
for selling Block of Land in New Aberdeen No. 122-- $10.00. Rec'd May
7th 1856 paid in full from J. R. Gates adm hand of Haughton.
To the Honorable W. N. Tucker judge of the Probate Court of Monroe
County, Miss, the undersigned administrator of August F. Redus Dec
respectfully reports that by virtue of an order of this honorable court
made at the October term 1855 thereof, and after motion made and duly
given according to law and the directions of said order, did on the 4th
day of February 1857 at the auction house of Ludy & Kidd in Aberdeen of
said county at the house prescribed by law proceed to sell said lot of
land described in the petition of the undersigned--to wit Block No.
(122) One Hundred Twenty Two- on a credit of twelve months, when B. L.
Hatch being the highest and last bidder became the purchaser thereof for
the sum or Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) and your petition did
thereupon execute to said B. L. Hatch a deed of conveyance of said block
of land (block 122 in New Aberdeen). Signed J. R. Gates on
October 6, 1856.
A letter in the file from Haughton to the W. A. Tucker judge states "
Block No 122 is in that part of said town know as New Aberdeen, and that
said block of land is unproductive and of little or no benefit to said
estate. He also suggested that it would be for the interest of the
heirs of said decedent to sell the said block of land, and asked for the
judge's permission to do so and that citations were to be sent to Ann E.
Redus (the widow), Lucy Redus and Marion Redus (minors) directing them
to appear before your honor on the first Monday of October next, to show
cause if any can , why the said block of land aforesaid should not be
sold. Signed Don Haughton for Petitioner.
I guess that is about all I can say about Augustus F. Redus. Now that
my eyes are accustomed to the penmanship of olden days, I will attempt
to see exactly what I copied out of the Aaron Redus file.
I guess the following is what I should have placed at the beginning,but
here it is at the end. It is a letter from Jos. R. Gates to Judge
Tucker of the Probate Court in Monroe County:
Your Petitioner Joseph R. Gates would respectfully request unto your
Honor that Augustus F. Redus , late partner of the firm of Joseph R.
Gates and Augustus F. Redus doing Business in the City of Mobile, State
of Alabama under the name firm and style of Gates & Redus , died
interstate on the 21st day of March 1852 in the City of New Orleans,
State of Louisiana, leaving a widow and two minor children, and a
personal and real estate in the County of Monroe, State of Mississippi
of the value of Thirty-thousand dollars that the widow of the said
deceased resides in the City of Mobile, State of Alabama and desires
your Petitioner to administration upon the estate of the said A. F.
Redus deceased in the County of Monroe State of Mississippi, and he
therefore begs your honor to grant him letters of administration upon
the estate of the said A. F. Redus deceased in Monroe County State of
Mississippi upon his entering into bond with such security as your honor
may approve and in duty-bound he will ever pray.
signed Jos R. Gates, Petitioner
I certainly this is interesting and helpful to some of you. All of this
information was in a "will" file, but it actually is not a will like I
was thinking it was going to be, but I am learning. Sometimes I do not
know what I am getting, but I do know I am looking for "Redus" , and if
it says "Redus" I get it, whatever it is.
I wonder if A. F. Redus had a will in Mobile, AL?