Adelbert William Reddish
Son of Hiron John Reddish & Eliza M. Watkins
b. 7 May 1842 in Warsaw, Wyoming County, NY
d. 9 May 1925 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE. m. 27 Feb 1867 in NY
m. 20 Feb 1867 in Stafford, New York
Marian Charlotte Ranney
Daughter of Ozias B. Ranney & Abigail Bethiah Northrup
b. 3 March 1845 in Stafford, Genesee County, NY
d. 11 June 1926 inLancaster County, NE
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Children of Adelbert & Marian:
1. Oscar Dudley Reddish - b. 17 Aug 1875 in Lancaster County, NE.
d. 4 June 1964 in Crete, NE; m. Esther Barrett, b. 13 April 1881 in Lancaster County,
d. 16 April 1972 in Lincoln, NE. They had 1 son.
2. Clarence Victor Reddish - b. 9 Aug 1879 in Lancaster County, NE.
d. 16 July 1938 in Lancaster County, NE; m. 12 Apr 1904 Mary Grimm, b. 4 Apr 1878 in Lancaster County, NE to Henry Grimm and Marie Suter; d. 14 Nov 1952 in Lancaster County, NE. They had 6 children, 1 daughter and 5 sons.
First marriage for Clarence Reddish was to Stella Brady, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C.G. Brady, on 10 Feb 1901. Stella Brady Reddish was born 10 Nov 1881. She gave birth to one child Ralph Glen Reddish on 7 Mar 1903, 8 days later Stella died, on 15 Mar 1903. Baby Ralph died shortly after on 19 Mar 1903.
More about Adelbert Reddish:
While still in New York, Adelbert enlisted in Company A, 9th NY Cavalry on 5 Oct 1861, at the age of 19. He served as Private and received a medical discharge on 24 Feb 1863 in Washington, D.C. He remained in the hospital there for several months before returning home to Warsaw to recover. Adelbert re-enlisted in the same Company on 4 Feb 1864, remaining until the end of the war when he was mustered out on 17 July 1865 in Cloud Mills, Viginia.
Simutaneously, his brother Allen C. Reddish, also served in the Civil War with Company H, 9th NY Cavalry, enlisting 5 Oct 1861 at the age of 22, and mustered out on 9 Apr 1862 in Washington, D.C.; as did their cousin Wilbur H. Snyder, who died of disease acquired in the war.
Adelbert was present for the battles at Petersburg, the seven-day fight in the Wilderness, Winchester, Cedar Creek, and Fredericksburg. He had his horse shot out from under him, and took a group of Confederate soldiers prisoner, one of whom would be his son's father-in-law. Needless to say, when the two men discovered this fact at his son Oscar's wedding, they never spoke again. Evidentally, when Adelbert was taking these men prisoner, one aimed his sidearm at Adelbert's head, while Adelbert, in turn, pulled his saber and cut off the man's ear.
In 1897, Adelbert attended a reunion of his Regiment at Mount Vernon.
Homestead in Nebraska:
In March 1879, Adelbert and Marian took advantage of the Homestead Act and settled their land Lancaster County, Nebraska, just outside the town of Lincoln. There he built up one of the most desirable homesteads in the county, which continues to be farmed by Reddish family members today.
While Adelbert contemplated "moving on," after turning the farmland over to his sons, he remained in Nebraska. His siblings fanned out across the country, with a brother in California, a brother in Washington, and a sister in Wisconsin.
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