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Samuel Ladd

Male 1649 - 1698  (48 years)


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  • Name Samuel Ladd  [1
    Born 1 Nov 1649  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Feb 1698  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: Killed by Indians 
    • "Chase, in his History of Haverhill, says: "Feb 22d, 1698, this Samuel Ladd, with his son Daniel, and Jonathan Haynes, with his son Joseph, who lived in the western part of the town, had started that morning with their teams, consisting of a yoke of oxen and a horse each, to bring home some hay which had been cut and stacked the previous summer in their meadow in the extreme western part of the town. While they were slowly returning, little dreaming of present danger, they suddenly found themselves between two files of Indians, who had concealed themselves in the bushes on each side of their path. There were seven of them on each side, with guns presented and cocked, and the fathers seeing that it was impossible to escape begged for 'quarter.' To this the Indians replied 'boon quarter, boon quarter.' (good quarter.) Young Ladd, who did not relish the idea of being quietly taken prisoner, told his father that he would mount the horse and endeavor to escape. But the old man forbade him to make the attempt, telling him it was better to risk remaining a prisoner. He cut his father's horse loose, however, and giving him the lash the horse started off at full speed, and though repeatedly fired at by the Indians, succeeded in reaching home, and was the means of giving an immediate and general alarm. Two of the Indians then stepped behind the fathers and dealt them a heavy blow on the head. Mr. Haynes, who was quite aged, instantly fell, but Ladd did not. Another of the savages then stepped before the latter and raised his hatchet as if to strike. Ladd closed his eyes, expecting the blow would fall, but it came not, and when he again opened his eyes he saw the Indian laughing and mocking at his fears. Another immediately stepped behind him and felled him at a blow. The Indians, on being asked why the killed the old men, said they killed Haynes because 'he was so old he no go with us,' meaning that he was too aged and infirm to travel; and that they killed Ladd, who was a fierce, stern looking man, because 'he so sour.' They started for Penacook, where they arrived with the two boys." [2]
    • Unusually, the initial estate inventory in the Probate court records tells the exact date and gives the cause, "slaine by the Indian Enemy upon ye 22nd of Febr. 1697/8"
    Probate 4 Mar 1697/8  Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Estate inventory; total value 73.02.00 
    Probate 1 Aug 1698  Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Widow Martha (Corliss) Ladd is granted letters of administration on his estate 
    Probate 23 Dec 1700  Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Estate account filed by administratrix Martha (Corliss) Ladd; division of real estate ordered 
    Probate 17 Oct 1710  Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Division of real estate; estate settlement; son Daniel Ladd is now administrator 
    Probate 2 Feb 1712/3  Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Six receipts filed against the estate by which the other legal heirs besides son Daniel quit claims against the estate 
    Probate 21 Jul 1715  Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Another quit claim is filed 
    Buried
    Samuel Ladd (1649 - 1698) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Samuel Ladd (1649 - 1698) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Includes biographical and genealogical information.

    Maintained by: Billie Jasper
    Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
    Record added: Dec 20, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 63166255
    Person ID I3460  Wm L Gann Ancestors
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2017 

    Father Daniel Ladd,   b. 1613, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1693, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ann,   d. 10 Feb 1693/4, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F1541  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Martha Corliss,   b. 2 Jan 1653, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Dec 1700  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1674  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Last Modified 2 May 2014 
    Family ID F1543  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Emerson,   b. 26 Jan 1665, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1693, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married Type: Unmarried 
    Notes 
    • On 10 Apr 1686 Elizabeth Emerson, unmarried, gave birth to Dorothy (Haverhill MA Town Records). The father was Samuel Ladd, then 37, who was married to Martha (Corlis) Ladd, mother of their 6 children. Elizabeth was 23 at the birth of Dorothy and at 28 she again gave birth, this time to twin boys who did not survive. Again the father was Samuel Ladd, then 42.
    Last Modified 7 May 2014 
    Family ID F1555  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Vital Records of Haverhill, MA, The Massachusetts Vital Records Project, (The Massachusetts Vital Records Project (http://ma-vitalrecords.org)), Births, p. 202 (Reliability: 2), 2 May 2014.

    2. [S28] The Ladd Family: A Genealogical and Biographical Memoir, Warren Ladd, comp., (New Bedford, MA: Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), pp. 12-13 (Reliability: 1), 2 May 2014.

    3. [S112] Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Essex Co., Probate Records, vol. 306, p. 47 (Reliability: 3), 17 Nov 2017.

    4. [S11] Vital Records of Haverhill, MA, The Massachusetts Vital Records Project, (The Massachusetts Vital Records Project (http://ma-vitalrecords.org)), Deaths, p. 435 (Reliability: 2), 2 May 2014.

    5. [S112] Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Essex Co., Probate Records, vol. 307, p. 421 (Reliability: 3), 17 Nov 2017.

    6. [S112] Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Essex Co., Probate Records, vol. 310, pp. 283-84 (Reliability: 3), 17 Nov 2017.

    7. [S112] Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Essex Co., Probate Records, vol. 310, pp. 505-7 (Reliability: 3), 17 Nov 2017.

    8. [S112] Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Essex Co., Probate Records, vol. 312, p. 88 (Reliability: 3), 17 Nov 2017.

    9. [S11] Vital Records of Haverhill, MA, The Massachusetts Vital Records Project, (The Massachusetts Vital Records Project (http://ma-vitalrecords.org)), Marriages, p. 198 (Reliability: 2), 2 May 2014.

    10. [S40191] Find a Grave, Jim Tipton, founder, (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 125100302 (Reliability: 1), 2 May 2014.