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Merry Christmas from the Redd Family Council
Inspired by Christ's genealogy in Matthew, we thought you'd like to see how we connect to you and why you would want to join us May 21, 2021-May 22, 2021
Amasa Mason Redd (left) graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and practiced as a psychiatrist for several decades.  Mason’s father originally funded the publication of The Utah Redds and Their Progenitors by Lura Redd. Mason contributed to the book by selecting and arranging the photographs that were included in the publication. Mason’s father was Amasa Jay Redd, son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, Jr., son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.
 
Melanie Redd Mayer (right) is the daughter of Karen and Mason Redd. She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Art History. Melanie has designed our logo and past heirloom brochures for our reunions. And, if you've been paying attention to the genealogy above, her father Amasa Mason Redd is the son of Amasa Jay Redd, son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, Jr., son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.
 Paul Redd, President (left) describes his deep interest in his Redd family ancestors, “As a youth growing up in Monticello in Southeastern Utah, I remember hearing a conversation between my mother and her friend about the DUP. It made me wonder if I had any pioneer ancestors. Since that time, I have been drawn to the story of the family, particularly that of John Hardison Redd and Elizabeth Hancock and the pivotal role they played in my heritage. With Spanish Fork having such significance to the John and Elizabeth family, my role in the family council is to help focus our efforts on the upcoming virtual reunion to enable the heart connection through generations.” Paul is the son of Keith Burns Redd, son of Lemuel Burton Redd, son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.

Landry Lyman Redd (right) is the co-treasurer and has the responsibility to oversee the finances of the family organization, including money received and expenditures. Landry’s father, Michael W. Redd is the son of Lyman Nielson Redd, son of John Wiley Redd, son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.
Thomas (Tom) N. M. Brown (left) was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. He remembers, “My interest in family history started when I discovered my mother’s Book of Remembrance which had photographs of her parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. I am the DNA/Family Tree analyst for the Redds.” Tom is the grandson of Benjamin Franklin Redd, Jr., who was the son of Benjamin Franklin Redd, son of Lemeul Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.

Jan Garbett (right) publishes the Redd Family Newsletter. “I helped Mason Redd do the revision of Lura Redd’s book, The Utah Redds and Their Progenitors and realized there was still research to do. Since then I’ve enlisted many wonderful family members to help do research and hold reunions.” Jan is the granddaughter of Pauline Redd, daughter of William Alexander Redd, son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.
David Sterling Lyon (left) pictured with his attractive and supportive wife is responsible for the family website, “I host and develop the Redd family website, (reddfamily.org) which I hope, will continue to improve as something that’s helpful and useful for people in the family. For the 2021 Redd Family Reunion, I’ll be helping to make sure the reunion materials are available online at the right time.” David is the great-grandson of William Alexander Redd, son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.
 
Rebecca Giles (right) explains, “I am helping the Redd Family Organization develop a historical tour of Spanish Fork for the 2021 Redd Family Reunion.” Rebecca is the daughter of Marie Pace, the daughter of John Pace, son of James Franklin Pace, son of Ann Elizabeth Redd, daughter of John Hardison Redd.
Amelia McConkie Fenn (left) has been serving on the board for over five years. She is the “Next Generation Liaison” charged with the responsibility to help make family history appealing to younger members of the Redd clan. Amelia is the daughter of Sara McConkie Fenn, who is the daughter of Bruce Redd McConkie, son of Margaret Vivian Redd McConkie, daughter of James Monroe Redd, son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.
 
Tonya Saxton Reiter (right) takes whatever assignment she is given. Currently she is heading up the effort to mark the Utah graves of Redd family slaves. She is interested in extending Redd/Hancock slave genealogies and in the process is discovering new Hancock family connections. Tonya is the great-granddaughter of Flady Ainge Morrison, who was the daughter of Luke Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.
Dennis Peters (left) has a long history with the Redd Family Organization, “I have served on the board of the family organization since my very favorite cousin, D. Gordon Wilson, asked me to participate when he was president.” Past President Peters says, “I enjoy the diversity and enthusiasm of our fellow board members. I am very grateful to be part of the Redd family. My grandmother used to correct people who called her Susie Butler instead of Susie REDD Butler, ‘I am a Redd, I only married a Butler!’” Dennis’s maternal grandmother, Susan (Susie) Elizabeth Redd is a daughter of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.
 
Dave Hopper (right) describes what he does on the board, “My job with the organization is to maintain contact information for descendants of John Hardison Redd. I do this on a spreadsheet.” Dave is meticulous and careful to make sure your information remains private and stays only within the family organization. Dave, like Dennis Peters, is also a descendant of Susan (Susie) Elizabeth Redd Butler, daughter of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.
Karen Burt Morgan (left) graduated from the University of Utah in Art History. In partial fulfillment of her degree, she cataloged Lura Redd’s artwork and curated exhibits of her work at the Springville Museum of Art and in Brigham City. Lura Redd was a prolific artist in addition to being a serious family historian. Karen will bring us a virtual gallery to experience Lura’s art as part of the upcoming reunion. Karen is the granddaughter of Pauline Redd, daughter of William Alexander Redd, son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.

Becky Beck (right) is an accountant and audits the financials to keep us a compliant non-profit. Becky is the granddaughter of Garda Redd, daughter of Herbert Haven Redd, son of Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr., son of Lemuel Hardison Redd, son of John Hardison Redd.

As a family council (otherwise referred to as board members of the non-profit) we are excited about our 2021 Redd Family Reunion and would like to remind everyone that your contributions to help fund the upcoming reunion are greatly appreciated. Besides supporting the reunion, any donation to the Redd Family Organization (Family Ties Research) pays for genealogical research and preserving and promoting your family legacy. Because of our non-profit status, your donation is tax-deductible provided you are a US citizen. If you are ready to play Santa, please send your contribution to the following address:

Redd Family Organization
8147 South 230 East
Sandy, Utah  84070
*Other family board participants come and go as they move across the state (Celia Baker) the country (Karen Redd) or the world (Jayne Gubler), or, as new recruits (Tiffany Hughes) join the ranks from ground zero in Spanish Fork.

Will you be next? We are currently looking for a videographer to film presentations, a virtual tour,  and art exhibit. Reply to this email if you are interested.
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