"Hi Alan! Thanks for the church record references--they're really helpful. Otis Redding is my 6G uncle (if you think that Sarah Redding who married John Canwell was a sister of Otis, as I believe Deborah also was)."
"Here's a little more information on the Redding family.
Oliver C. Redding, born around 1838, was the son of John Redding and Hannah Canwell. The son of Otis and Esther Redding, John Redding was originally from Wayne and moved to Franklin…"
I live in and own the Isabella Redding home. I have heard many stories about this area and remember "old timers" telling me about the area when I was a kid growing up here. One story had the post office located in four different…"
"Thanks, Chris, great info.
Here's a little more on this topic. The photo caption below verifies that it was Isabella who was the first postmistress, and as your map indicates a Redding home was indeed the northern corner of Sumner near…"
"According to Maine Postal History and Postmarks, the post office at Redding was begun in 1899. I take it that this was on the Sumner side of the town line, where Isabella was living in 1900. The only Redding shown on the 1880 map of Sumner was…"
Found this in one of my great-grandmother's scrapbook boxes. (Inez Redding Bisbee)I've read that her mother, Isabella Holman Redding was actually the first postmistress of Redding (which isn't a real town in Maine), and hence why the post office was…