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Redd, Philip

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Redd, Philip
February 26, 2007 04:48PM
History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin,
F.A. Battey Pub. Co., Chicago, 1884. p. 266. [Laura Furnace Precinct]

PHILIP REDD was born October, 19, 1819, in Trigg County, Ky. He is the
fourth child of a family of eight born to William and Frances (Hackett)
Redd, who were reared in Caroline County, Va. The father immigrated to
Christian, now Trigg County, in 1818; he engaged in farming. Our subject
at the age of eighteen was employed as manager on his father's farm--a
position he held for three years. In 1840 he went to Eddyville, Caldwell
Co., and with his brother, George K., engaged in the tanning business.
In 1844 they came to Mr. Redd's present location and purchased about
3,600 acres of land and at once commenced the erection of a tannery. This
business they carried on with great success. His brother died in December,
1883, aged seventy-one. Mr. Redd then bought out the entire business,
which consists of tannery, saw and grist-mill, a blacksmith-shop and
shoe-shop, all of which are enclosed with a substantial board fence twelve
feet high. He is also engaged in the cultivation of fish, having a pond
for this purpose on his premises. His tanning business at times has been
quite extensive, having sold as high as $23,000 worth of leather in a year;
he is also largely engaged in farming, employing from twelve to fifteen
hands. His residence was built in 1852 at a cost of about $2,000. Mr.
Redd is one of the earliest settlers of this locality.

Redd Hackett
Christian-KY Caroline-VA

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