In June of 1880 he returned to their old home in Washington County, where he lived until 1887. Then he returned again to the San Juan mission accompanied by his wife, Lucinda A Pace, whom he had married in 1884 and their two small children.
In Bluff, Monroe engaged the cattle business, in a company with Joshua Steves, Apostle Brigham Young Jr, and Platte D. Lyman. Later he joined the Bluff Pool (a cattle company) when the people of Bluff bought out a Texas cattle company.
In 1899, he was one of 13 men, most of them married who left Bluff as missionaries. He served in Tennessee, where years before his grandfather had accepted the Gospel. He returned home in 1901 and in 1905 moved his famly to Monticello where he farmed. He served in various capacities in the Church, from Pres of the YMMIA, to the High Council in the Stake.
James Monroe Redd matured rapidly during this experience. Among his children was a daughter, Margaret Vivian Redd. Born in Bluff on October 13, 1889. She grew up a real pioneer child. She learned the pioneer trades of carding, spinning, weaving wool, cooking with the handicaps of small stoves and wood fires. She learned the ways of the camps as well as of the home. She was resourceful.
He died May 30 1937, folowing a lingering illness.