William Augustus REDUS
My Relationship : 2nd Cousin 5 Times Removed
  • Father: Luther Warren REDUS
  • Mother: Elizabeth Jane BOWDRY
  • Birth: 2 Aug 1855, Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi
  • Death: 28 Mar 1952, Paris, Lamar County, Texas
  • Burial: McDonald Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, Texas
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  • Sources
  • Census - 1860 Mississippi Tishomingo County Page 31
    Census - 1870 Mississippi Prentiss County Township 4 Range 6 Page 24

    William Augustus Redus was the only child of Luther Warren Redus and Mary
    Elizabeth Bowdry. He was born near Booneville, Mississippi, August 2, 1855.
    He died of old age March 27, 1952, and is buried in the McDonald cemetery
    between Cooper and Paris, Texas. He was tall, slim and had a full head of
    white hair. He married Mary Frances Jumper in 1882. She was born in
    Booneville, Mississippi, December 28, 1865, near the end of the Civil War.
    However her tombstone shows that she was born April 11, 1864. The date of her
    death on her tombstone is December 28, 1902. Some members of her family say
    she died January 2, 1902 at the age of 37. She is also buried in McDonald
    cemetery next to "Gus" and her daughter Lizzie.
    I (Mary Evelyn (Corky) McVay Swanson have vivid and fond memories of my great
    grandfather. During WWII, my father was in the Navy and my mother and I lived
    with my grandparents, Ruth Esther Redus and Truman Miles Daniel on a farm near
    Brookston, Texas. I was three and my aunt was four. We spent our days with
    "Grandpa". He loved to tell stories about his childhood, especially about his
    experiences during the civil war (he was six when war broke out). My love of
    genealogy began then. Grandpa had every old letter that was written to James
    A. Redus from his sister "Phoebe Darnell" from Baltimore, Maryland. I do not
    know what became of the letter and realize now the significance of the letter
    since there is so little information about Phoebe and what became of her.
    Grandpa always talked about Mary Frances as the wife his mother pickedfor him.
    Apparently Gus and Mary Frances came to Wolfe City in HuntCounty with Mary
    Frances family. Her mother is buried in Paris, Texas, but her grandmother
    Sarah Frances Jowers Jumper and David Jumper are buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    in Hunt County. By the time my grandmother, Ruth Esther (the youngest of the
    9 children) were born, they definitely had settled in Lamar County.
    His funniest tale (he couldn't get through it without cracking up) was about
    when he and Jim went down to the creek to fish one day. The Union soldiers
    came up and demanded that Jim sing and dance for them. Jim was afraid and
    just stood there for a few minutes. The soldiers begin to shoot at his feet,
    he began to dance and sing, "Jeff Davis is a fine man, Lincoln is a fool, Jeff
    Davis rides a fine horse, Lincoln rides a mule". Grandpa just knew they were
    dead, but the soldiers just laughed and rode on.

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    Ancestors of William Augustus REDUS

                                          /-James REDUS , Sr
                                /-James REDUS , Jr
                                |         \-Catherine PARSONS
                      /-Aaron REDUS
                      |         \-Sarah CHALFANT
            /-Luther Warren REDUS
            |         \-Lucy Ann OGLESBY
    William Augustus REDUS
            \-Elizabeth Jane BOWDRY

    Descendants of William Augustus REDUS

    1 William Augustus REDUS
      =Mary Frances JUMPER  Marriage: 1882, Prentiss County, Mississippi
          2 Lizzie REDUS
          2 Willie Belle REDUS
            =Charles Walker JUMPER  Marriage: 25 Oct 1904, Cooper, Delta County, Texas
                3 Flora JUMPER
                  =Arthur Cleon ANDERSON  Marriage: 27 Aug 1932, Lufkin, Texas
                3 Andrew J JUMPER
                3 Lillie Mae JUMPER
                  =Julius Rexford WEAVER
                3 Eugene Wilson JUMPER
                  =Edith Mae WILLIAMSON
                3 Lancing Granville JUMPER
                3 Charles Walker JUMPER Jr.
          2 Minnie Frances REDUS
            =James Andrew GOLDEN  Marriage: 25 Sep 1904, Lamar County, Texas
                3 John William GOLDEN
                3 Mary Lee GOLDEN
                3 Mattie Irene GOLDEN
                3 Annie Gertrude GOLDEN
                3 Ida Mae GOLDEN
                3 Jimmie Mildred GOLDEN
          2 Luther James REDUS
            =Mary Pearl KOWALSKI  Marriage: 1907/1940
            =Blanche POOL  Marriage: 2 Feb 1912
          2 Hubert Burton REDUS
            =Jimmy Mildred DENTON  Marriage: 15 Oct 1911
                3 Virginia Arlene REDUS
                  =B F CLARK
          2 Horace David REDUS
            =Bessie Irene GOLDEN  Marriage: 25 Sep 1913, Paris, Lamar County, Texas
                3 Willie Bess REDUS
                3 Horace Burton REDUS
                  =Robbie Nell JORDAN  Marriage: 26 Dec 1939
                      4 Horace Burton REDUS Jr
                      4 Penelope REDUS
                      4 Richard Lynn REDUS
                      4 Pamela REDUS
                3 Mary Elizabeth REDUS
                  =George Leroy O'CONNOR
                      4 Spencer Leroy O'CONNOR
                      4 Gary Richard O'CONNOR
                        =Mary KULCHAK
                3 Thelma Alice REDUS
                  =Frank A BYERS
                3 Laura Frances REDUS
                  =Jahrenr Peyton LUTES
                      4 Patricia LUTES
                      4 Don Allen LUTES
                3 William Vernon REDUS
                  =Sarah Frances HAVEY  Marriage: 4 Nov 1952
                      4 John Michael REDUS
                      4 William David REDUS
                      4 Teresa Lynn REDUS
          2 Richard Irwin REDUS
            =Virginia Belle SHANNON  Marriage: 17 Sep 1917, Paris, Lamar County, Texas
                3 Minnie Belle REDUS
                  =Gerald BURNSED
                      4 David BURNSED
                      4 Terry BURNSED
                3 William Richard REDUS
                3 L. J. REDUS
                  =Darrell POWELL
                      4 Mickey REDUS
                      4 Larry REDUS
                      4 Belinda REDUS
                        =Jimmy Don BROWN
                3 Vera Jo REDUS
                  =George Wilson THOMPSON
                      4 Sandra Kay THOMPSON
                        =Paul Monroe BABB
                      4 George Richard THOMPSON
                3 Hubert Blaylock REDUS
                  =Christine Elizabeth JONES  Marriage: 18 Jun 1945
                3 Edgar Lyndol REDUS
                  =De Loria CANIDA  Marriage: 10 Jun 1950, Paris, Texas
          2 Marcus Dewitt REDUS
            =Ernest PARISH  Marriage: 17 Mar 1920, Paris, Lamar County, Texas
                3 William Walter REDUS
                  =Jo Ann HAMLETT
                3 Wilma Eunice REDUS
                  =Benny JULIUS
                3 Marcus Duane REDUS
                  =Margaret Elizabeth PRICHARD  Marriage: 27 Sep 1946
          2 Ruth Esther REDUS
            =Truman Miles DANIEL  Marriage: 24 Jul 1920, Clarendon, Donley County,  Texas
                3 Ruth Evelyn DANIEL
                  =R. W. MCVAY , Jr  Marriage: 6 Oct 1937, Brookston, Lamar County, Texas
                3 Truman Redus DANIEL
                  =Vida Dorothy RUTLAND
                3 Betty Joan DANIEL
                  =Joe Dwight WEEMS  Marriage: 13 Sep 1947, Lubbock, Texas
                3 Sue Eileen DANIEL
                  =Keith Del ALBEE  Marriage: 1960

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