Full Name: John M. Redden
October 5, 1930
Lydia L. Chase
According to U.S. Census records, John Miller Redden
was born in North Carolina in April 1840. He died 5 October 1930 and is
buried in the Coopers Chapel Cemetery near Mt. Pleasant, Texas. The exact
date of his arrival in Collin County is not known, (believed to be about
1892 or 1893). He was in Collin County 1900 census. He married Lydia L.
Chase, daughter of Dean Wilson Chase and Alie Johnson about 1864. They had
35th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
35th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in November, 1861, at Camp
Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina. Its members were raised in the
counties of Mecklenburg, Onslow, McDowell, Moore, Chatham, Person, Union,
Henderson, Wayne, and Catawba. After fighting at New Bern, the regiment was
ordered to Virginia and assigned to General R. Ransom's and M.W. Ransom's
Brigade. It participated in the difficult campaigns of the Army of Northern
Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Fredericksburg. Ordered back to
North Carolina, it fought at Boon's Mill and Plymouth, then returned to
Virginia in May, 1864. The 35th saw action at Drewry's Bluff, endured the
hardships of the Petersburg siege south of the James River, and ended the
war at Appomattox. This unit sustained 127 casualties at Malvern Hill, 25 in
the Maryland Campaign, 29 at Fredericksburg, and 103 at Plymouth. Many were
disabled at Saylor's Creek, and on April 9, 1865, it surrendered 5 officers
and 111 men. The field officers were Colonels James T. Johnson, John G.
Jones, Matthew W. Ransom, and James Sinclair; Lieutenant Colonels M.D.
Craton, Oliver C. Petway, and Simon B. Taylor; and Majors John M. Kelly and
Robert E. Petty.