Reddish in New York

Hiron John Reddish
Son of John H., Grandson of Nicholas

b. abt. 1813 in Middlebury, Genesee County, NY;
s/o John H. Reddish & Martha Fargo
d. 20 Apr 1886 in Warsaw, Wyoming County, NY; m.
Eliza M. Watkins
Daughter of ??
b. abt. 1818, NY;
d. 1893 in Warsaw, Wyoming County, NY.

Children of Hiron J. & Elizabeth
1.Mary Reddish
2.Allen C. Reddish
3.Ortaville H. Reddish
4.Edgar W. Reddish
5.Adelbert W. Reddish
6.Ellen N. Reddish
7.Charles M. Reddish
8.Frank O. Reddish
9.Florence Reddish
10.Eugene Reddish
11.Zachary Reddish

Notes for Hiron John Reddish:

from Beers' "History of Wyoming County, New York":
H.J. Reddish was chosen or appointed Secretary of Wyoming County Sunday School Association. Results of this association "intelligent cooperative on Bible studies, and a healthy public opinion on theological subjects without sectarian prejudices."

Hiron was first and foremost a farmer, like all the generations before him.  In the 1850 census he is listed as a farmer, but in the 1880 census he is listed as a carriage maker.  Like the men of the time, he had many skills in which to earn a living for his large family.

Will of Hiron J. Reddish:
Drawn 31 Oct 1878
Probated 12 July 1886
legatees: Eliza M. Reddish, widow & Florence J. Miller, petitioners.
I, H.J. Reddish of the town of Middlebury, county of Wyoming, State of
New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, ordain, publish and
declare this to be my last will and testament, that is to say; to take effect at the time of my decease.

First.  After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, I give, devise and bequeath to Frank O. Reddish and Eugene A. Reddish the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars each, if not paid before this instrument shall take effect.

Second. I give, devise and bequeath to my wife Eliza M. Reddish all my real and personal property to have and to hold the same for her own use & benefit during her natural life, and all of real and personal property that shall remain at the decease of E.M. Reddish shall be equally divided to my nine children namely Mary Thomas, Allen C. Reddish, Ortaville H. Reddish, Adelbert W. Reddish, Frank O. ReddishFlorence J. Miller, & Eugene A. Reddishor their legal heirs if any of the above named children shall be diseased (sic) when this instrument shall take afect (sic) according to the stipulation of this instrument, except Ortaville H. Reddish is to receive three hundred dollars less than either of the above named heirs he having received this amount $300 more than wither one of the above named whitch (sic) amount is to be equally divided to the above nine children or their legal heirs scording (sic) to stipulation above mentioned.

Likewise I make constitute and appoint _____ to be executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made, no previous will made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 31st day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight.

Hiron J. Reddish (L.S.)

Horace G. Cushing, residing at Wyoming, N.Y.
Byron L. Stearns, residing at Wyoming, N.Y.

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