John T. Redmond, a progressive and well-to-do farmer and stockman of Prairie township, is a native of Canada. He was born in Huron, March 24, 1869, and is a son of James and Rosanna (Murphy) Redmond, both natives of Ireland, who came to Canada when children with their respective parents.
James Redmond was reared to manhood in Canada and was married there. He followed farming there until 1871, when he came to Pettis County, Missouri, with his wife and children. He settled on a farm of 160 acres, north of Green Ridge in Prairie township. He was a frugal and industrious man and an upright citizen and good neighbor. He died in 1915, at the age of eighty-seven years. Politically, he was a Democrat, and he and his wife were communicants of the Catholic Church. She died in 1913, aged eighty years. They were the parents of the following children: C. E., resides in Sedalia township; Mrs. Catherine McGrath, deceased; Elizabeth, deceased; John T., the subject of this sketch; and Mary, married L. D. Cole, Columbus, Montana.
John T. Redmond was reared in Pettis County and educated in the public schools. He has made farming and stock raising his chief occupation, and is well known as the successful breeder of Poland China hogs. He owns a well improved farm of 80 acres in Prairie township and is successful farmer.
John T. Redmond was united in marriage in 1896 with Miss Josie Sullivan, a daughter of Michael Sullivan, who was an early settler of Pettis county. No children were born to this union. Mrs. Redmond died in 1898.
Mr. Redmond is a Democrat and belongs to the Catholic Church. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Redmond is a substantial citizen and is known for his integrity, honesty, and industry.
Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)