Redding Roberson Tuten was born 30 June 1837 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. He was the son of Thomas Atkins Tuten and Theresa 'Resa' Jones. During the year 1861, Redding enlisted in Company I, 4th Regiment North Carolina State Troops, to serve in the armies of the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Company I was known as the Pamlico Rifles. He died 30 July 1862 in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at age 25.
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