Born: c. 1882

Died: August 27, 1962

Married: Sarah Ann

Children: Leon Redwood, Lewis Redwood

John L. Redwood was a logger who was an early settler at Keese Mills in the early 1900s. He was superintendent at William A. Rockefeller, Jr.'s estate at Bay Pond. He became a carpenter who constructed many local camps, retiring in 1952. In 1923 he was chairman of the Franklin County board of supervisors. His wife was active in the women's suffrage movement in the 1920s.


Malone Farmer, November 23, 1910

The appellate division of the supreme court has reversed the judgment in the case of the state against John Redwood, who was sued for a penalty for having dogs in the woods inhabited by deer. The case was tried at county court here and a verdict of no cause of action resulted. A new trial has been ordered. The constitutionality of the law was attacked by the defense.


Malone Farmer, January 19, 1921

John Redwood, of Bay Pond, accompanies William Rockefeller this week to Jekyll Island, the Rockefeller winter home, off the coast of Georgia. He plans to return in time to attend "Farmers' Week" at Cornell University. Some years ago Mr. Redwood spent some time at the Southern home of Mr. Rockefeller. Mrs. Redwood and son Thomas are considering a Florida trip during Mr. Redwood's absence. They may accompany two of Mr. Redwood's sisters who contemplate visiting their brother. Thomas, at Kissamee, near Orlando.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 1, 1952

Mr. and Mrs. John Redwood visited Samuel Newell at the Stern Cottage in Saranac Lake recently.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, August 28, 1962

John Redwood

John Redwood, 80, of Keeses Mills, died at 1:30 p.m. yesterday in his home.

His father was Lovel Newell and his mother Eliza Redwood; he assumed his maternal name. Redwood was a carpenter who constructed many local camps; he retired ten years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ann, and two sons, Leon of Keeses Mills and Lewis of Syracuse. He also has 1 grandchild, 8 great-grandchildren and a brother, Harold Newell of Keeses Mills.

Mr. Redwood is reposing at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Keeses Mills Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Thomas Woodward officiating. Interment will be at Brighton Cemetery, Gabriels.

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