Julia Poett, one of Agnes’s two sisters, married San Francisco pharmacist John Redington. When their father Dr. Poett received the northern part of Rancho San Mateo, he gave a portion of it to John and Julia. After Peninsula train service started in the 1860s, John Redington built a small “pill box” station near Oak Grove Avenue, where he flagged down trains for his ride into San Francisco. As a result, he is known as the area’s first commuter.1
One of the Redington’s many children, Arthur, became Hillsborough’s town attorney. Numerous other children moved to Santa Barbara, including a daughter named Julia who married Francis W. Wilson, the architect of Santa Barbara’s train station. Mrs. Wilson’s first cousin, George H. Howard, designed the Burlingame train station.