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REDDING, Armistead: Descendents say that he was buried here. He was believed to be the first pioneer in Culleoka area. He and Polly migrated from Woodford or Fayett County, Kentucky about 1807. In 1810, he was a founding member of Friendship Baptist Church in Culleoka a couple of miles northeast of here. Bio by Wayne Austin. No tombstone found.

Born to Joseph and Ann (Weakley) Redding. Siblings include: Sara (born 1778 in Virginia), Felix (Born June 23, 1782 in Virginia), Carroll, Eli, Joseph Jr., John, Robert, and Jane.

Married Polly "Mary" (Paxton) in 1804. Polly had a child named Maggie E. Tomlinson. Children born to Armistead and Polly Redding include:

Isaac (b. 1805
Margaret Ann (b. Nov. 26, 1806; d. Aug. 8, 1886
Murray (b. 1808; d. infant
Samuel Moore (b. 1810
John Lester (b. Oct. 10, 1812; d. Aug. 12, 1900
Carrol (b. 1814; d. infant
Polly (Mary)(b. 1816
Jane (b. 1818; d. 1836
Thompson (b. 1820

Married Betsy J. Tomlinson Jul 21, 1850.)


Written by Jackie London,sent by Mary Bob McClain, 3 Apr 2011. Updated 8 Jul 2011.