My Relationship : 1st Cousin 6 Times Removed
Father: Aaron REDUS
Mother: Lucy Ann OGLESBY
Birth: 28 Sep 1827, Athens, Limestone County, Alabama
Death: 3 Nov 1878, Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi
Burial: Blackland Cemetery, Prentiss County, Mississippi
Census - 1850 Mississippi Monroe County Western Division Page 45
Census - 1860 Mississippi Tishomingo County Page 31
Census - 1870 Mississippi Prentiss County Township 4 Range 6 Page 24
Luther Redus was the first Sherriff of Prentis County, Mississippi. He fough
tin the Civil War as a Confederate soldier in Company I-K Mississippi
Infantry. His brother, James Ware Redus, John Redus, William Redus and George
Redus also fought with the South during the Civil War.
Luther Warren Redus left Aberdeen, Mississippi after his marriage to Mary
Elizabeth Bowdry to live on the plantation that her father gave them (Hedid
the same for his other children). In the 1860 census of Prentiss County,
Mississippi he was listed as having eight slaves and owning considerable
property in the Blacklands community. He was appointed Captain of the 12th
Justice District of Tishomingo County, Mississippi by Governor Alcorn. He was
also the Sheriff of Prentis County for many years.
His brother, Thomas Jefferson Redus died in Shreveport, La in November of 1854
without leaving a will. Luther Warren went to Shreveport in 1856 and provided
the court sworn testimony concerning the names of Thomas Jefferson Redus's
next of kin. Thomas was not married. His estate was divided among his mother
and father (Aaron and Lucy), and his 12 sisters and brothers. He owned
valuable property in downtownShreveport as well as 160 acres of land in Desoto
County, La. In the settlement, one hundred dollars was paid to a photographer
for a large portrait of Thomas Jefferson Redus to be given to his parents.
According to his only son "Gus", Luther Warren delivered the portrait to his
fatherin Aberdeen, Mississippi. The portrait was in the possession of Mary
Louise Redus Crawford in the late 1950s.