biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
J. B. REDBURN, who is located on section 32, Spring Creek Township, is a farmer and stock-raiser. He was born in the State of Pennsylvania, May 28, 1826, and is the son of James T. and Jemima (Tarley) Redburn. He came to Iowa in 1856, remaining until the following year, when the father died, and the remainder of the family emigrated to the State of Kansas. The subject of this sketch, J. B. Redburn, came to Mahaska County in the year 1860, locating in Harrison Township, and January 24 of the following year was united in marriage with Miss Mary Funk, a daughter of Joseph and Jane Funk. By this union there are eight children now living─Willis S., Jennie, Jemima, Fredericks, Charles, Hayes, Joseph and Cary. Mabel died in infancy. The home farm consists of 160 acres of very fertile land, all under excellent cultivation, and with the best class of improvements thereon. The dwelling is a commodious and well arranged brick structure, with an ample frame barn and other outbuildings to correspond. Mr. Redburn Is a progressive farmer, and keeps himself well advised upon all matters pertaining to the business of farming and stock-raising that are essential to the proper and successful conduct of his business. Socially he is a pleasant gentleman, high-minded and honorable in his transactions with men, and occupies an upper place in the regard of his friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy