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Samuel Ladd[1]

Male 1649 - 1697  (47 years)


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  • Name Samuel Ladd  [2, 3
    Born 1 Nov 1649  Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Feb 1697  Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3155  Main
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 

    Father Daniel Ladd, Sr. of the "Mary & John",   b. 1613, Deal, Kent Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1693, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Ann Moore,   b. 1617, Newbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1694, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1639  Salisbury, Essex Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Corliss,   b. 2 Jan 1652, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1698, Norwich, New London County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1674  Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Ladd,   b. 19 Nov 1676, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1751, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Nathaniel Corliss Ladd,   b. 9 Sep 1684, Haverhill, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1757, Coventry, Tolland County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Nov 1649 - Haverhill, Essex, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Dec 1674 - Haverhill, Essex, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Feb 1697 - Haverhill, Essex, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From: http://www.laddfamily.com/673.htm

      From the notes of John Ladd: He had little schooling and spent his youth helping his father on the farm. Farming was his occupation for life. On his 18th birthday his father gave him a farm which he operated, living at home until he married Martha Corliss on December 1, 1674. As a wedding present his father built him a house, next to his own, in the village.

      On February 22, 1698, Samuel Ladd and Jonathon Haynes, with their eldest sons, Daniel and Joseph, left to bring in hay from a meadow about 3 miles west of town. Both Daniel and Joseph were 20 years old. When returning they were surrounded by Indians and taken prisoner with no chance to defend themselves. Samuel and Jonathon were killed and the two boys taken to an Indian village at Pencock and held captive.

      Notes from Warren Ladd: He lived in the West Parish, and his house stood on the spot where the West Parish church now (1889) stands. Chase, in his History of Haverhill, says: "Feb 22d, 1698, this Samuel Ladd,with his son Daniel, and Jonathan Hanynes, with his son Joseph, who lived in the western part of the town, had started that morning with therir teams, consisting of a yoke of oxen and a horse each, to bring home some hay which had been cut and stacked the preceding 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 temselves in the bushes on each side of their part. 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 which the Indiams 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 hourse 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 it 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 upon 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 behnd him and felled him at a blow. The Indians, on being asked why they killed the old men, said they killed Haynes because'he was so old he no go with us', meaning that he was to aged and infirm to travel; and that they killed Ladd, who was a fierce, stern looking man, because 'he to sour'. They started for Penacook, where they arrived with the two boys." [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S831] The Ladd Family, Warren Ladd, (Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), Call Number CS71.L154., http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wprokasy&id=I00002.

    3. [S834] Bill Prokasy, Bill Prokasy, (wprokasy database on RootsWeb), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wprokasy&id=I00245.

    4. [S874] Ladd Family, (http://www.laddfamily.com/), http://www.laddfamily.com/673.htm.