James Monroe Redfern

September 1837–1930 (Age 92)
Illinois, United States

The Life of James Monroe

When James Monroe Redfern was born in September 1837, in Illinois, United States, his father, Isaac Milton Redfearn, was 24 and his mother, Nancy M Watson, was 22. He married Elizabeth Martin about 1856, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1880 and Firebaugh, Fresno, California, United States in 1920. He died in 1930, in California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Dos Palos, Merced, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Redfern
1837–1930
Elizabeth Martin
1839–1875
Marriage: about 1856
Henry Redfern
1857–
Susan Redfern
1870–
Minerva Ellen Carroll Redfern
1866–1893
Anna Catherine Redfern
1871–1915
Dora Isabell Redfern
1875–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1856
Illinois, United States
children

(5)

    Henry Redfern

    Male1857–Male

    Minerva Ellen Carroll Redfern

    Female1866–1893Female

    Susan Redfern

    Female1870–Female

    Anna Catherine Redfern

    Female1871–1915Female

    Dora Isabell Redfern

    Female1875–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Milton Redfearn

    Male1813–1860Male

    Nancy M Watson

    Female1815–Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1837–1930Male

    Elizabeth Temperance Redfern

    Female1839–1897Female

    Francis Emily Redfern

    Female1840–1901Female

    Male1841–1850Male

    Mary Matilda Redfern

    Female1843–1908Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 7

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 28

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Redfern near Rochdale, Greater Manchester, so called from Old English rēad ‘red’ + fearn ‘fern’, ‘bracken’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Redfern, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James M Redfem, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Redfern, "United States Census, 1880"

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