Samuel I Redick


SAMUEL l. REDICK, a farmer of South Buffalo township, was born Dec.6, 1857, in the old log house of his father, six miles northeast of Freeport, Pa. He is the son of James H. and Elizabeth (Patterson) Redick.

Rev. John Redick, his grandfather, was born west of the Allegheny mountains, and afterward moved to Armstrong county, being one of the earliest settlers in this section, where his death occurred in 1846. He was a Presbyterian minister.

James H. Redick was born in 1817 in Pennsylvania. In early life he learned the carpenter´┐Żs trade in Pittsburgh, moved to Slate Lick, and worked at his trade for eight years, or until 1851, when he bought 100 acres of land in South Buffalo township, Armstrong county. A strong churchman, he aided liberally to build a church for the Presbyterian denomination at Clinton, this county, and there he and his family worshipped for a long time, all being members of that church. Very social in his nature, he made many friends. Another strong characteristic was his sense of justice, and in all his dealings he never failed to be honorable. His death occurred in 1881, and he was universally mourned, for in him the community lost a good citizen. At the time of his death, he was an elder in the church he had built.

Samuel L. Redick has spent his life on the farm where he was born, and obtained his education in the public school of his district, attending until he was twenty-one years old. He now owns the home farm, and is recognized as one of the leading agriculturist of his township.

On June 6, 1888, Mr. Redick was married, in Pittsburgh, to Emma Wolf, daughter of King Wolf. The ancestors of the Wolf family came from Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Redick are the parents of three children, two of whom are living: James C., born April 4, 1889; and Mary P., born Dec. 14, 1890. Mr. Redick belongs to the Presbyterian Church of Clinton, of which he is an elder. He is a Republican, and has served in his township as collector for seven years and supervisor for three years. He is holding the office of collector now, having been elected Nov. 3, 1913. Although elected justice of the peace upon one occasion, he declined to serve.

Source: Pages 904 - 905 , Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed February 1999 by Nanci Michalkiewicz for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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