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Thomas Henry REDDING (1727-1762) m. Ann PALIN (1728-1778)
s/o Joseph REDDING (1680-1731) and Sarah PENDLETON (1696-1740)
d/o Thomas PALIN (1671-1732) and Dorothy Ann ROLFE (1687-1727)
p/o Joseph REDDING (1754-1815)

1727 Thomas Henry REDDING born at Pasquotank, North Carolina

1728 Ann PALIN born at Pasquotank, North Carolina [Ann PALIN’s grandparents – Henry and Ann – are listed in the Albemarle, NC Early Census Index for 1694]

29 Jun 1731 Joseph REDDING, Thomas’ father, abstract of will in Pasquotank, NC: June 29, 271. Aug 3, 1731. Sons: Samuel, Thomas, John, Jonathan, and Joseph. Daughters: Mary, Miriam, and Sarah Reading, An Pendleton. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Witnesses: David Boles, Daniel Rhodes and Benja. Pritchard. Proven before Geo. Burrington. (doc)


1753 Thomas Henry REDDING and Ann PALIN married at Pasquotank, North Carolina

1754 Thomas REDING listed on Pasquotank NC Early Census Index

1754 son Joseph REDDING born at Pasquotank, North Carolina; died 10 Jan 1815 at Back Creek, Randolph, NC; married Jane Elizabeth Jean NEEDHAM on 30 Sep 1774 at Pasquotank, North Carolina

1756 dau Sarah REDDING born at Pasquotank, North Carolina; died 1793 at Wilkes, NC; died 5 Jul 1847 at Lawrence, Tennessee;

1757 son William H REDDING born at Charlotte, Virginia; married Martha Patsy MARTIN on 29 Apr 1801 at Halifax, Halifax, NC

1760 dau Miriam REDDING born at Pasquotank, North Carolina

1762 Thomas Henry REDDING died at Pasquotank, North Carolina [An Abstract of North Carolina Wills, Pasquotank County p.246: “1762-Reding, Thomas, Joseph, Sarah; wife (not named).” (doc)]

24 Jul 1762 Thomas Reding will probated in Floyd, VA: Fiduciaries Accounts, Vol 3, 1895-1898 (doc)

1767 Thomas REDING listed on Pasquotank NC Tax List/Early Census Index

1778 Ann PALIN died at Pasquotank, North Carolina

1784-87 NC Census, Pasquotank, NC: p.2, 7
th entry: Thomas Reding 1 white male 21-60; 4 white male under 21 or over 60; 5 white females all; 4 blacks 12-50; 9 blacks under 12 or over 50; 23 total (doc)

1786 Thomas REDING listed on District #3, Pasquotank NC Early Census Index, p2