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“Venus is the only Redd slave whose entire life is documented by Redd family historians… Venus died in Spanish Fork in 1876, a faithful member of the LDS church and without any scandal connected to her life—a faithful “mammy” figure, remembered as “Aunt Venus” by the family.” She was also a respected midwife and nurse in her community. DNA tests have proved that her son, Luke Redd, was fathered by her master, John Hardison Redd.*


This grave is located in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery in Spanish Fork, Utah.