Samuel Ladd (1649 - 1698) MP

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Birthplace: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: Killed by Indians with his friend, Jonathan Haines
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About Samuel Ladd

Spouses/Children: Martha CORLISS Daniel Corliss LADD Daniel Corliss LADD+ Lidia Corliss LADD Samuel Corliss LADD Nathaniel Corliss LADD+ Ezekiel LADD Jonathan LADD, I+ David Corliss LADD, I+ Abigail LADD+ John LADD, Sr+ Joseph LADD

General Notes:

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."

Notes from file: Samuel Ladd was the father of three children born out of wedlock to Elizabeth Emerson, the last two being twins. Children: Dorothy Emerson, b: 10 April 1686 in Haverhill, Essex Co., MA; Infant Emerson, b: 08 May 1691 in Haverhill, Essex Co., MA, d: 10 May 1691 in Haverhill, Essex Co., MA; Infant Emerson, b: 08 May 1691 in Haverhill, Essex Co., MA, d: 10 May 1691 in Haverhill, Essex Co., MA. Elizabeth was subsequently hanged in the Boston Commons after having been convicted of killing her twins. There is no evidence that Samuel assumed any responsibility with respect to Elizabeth and the children.

Note for ELIZABETH EMERSON: Elizabeth was the daughter of Michael Emerson and Hannah Webster. She was born January 26, 1665 in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., and died June 8, 1693 in The Boston Common, Boston, Suffolk Co., Mass. The Records of the Court of assistants of the Massachusetts Bay, Volume I, has an excellent account of the charges and related information regarding Elezabeth Emerson. The Diary of Cotton Mather also has an extended account.

 Death Notes:

Killed by Indians

 Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation. Farmer

Samuel married Martha CORLISS, daughter of George CORLISS and Joanna DAVIS, on 1 Dec 1674 in Haverhill, Essex Co, MA. (Martha CORLISS was born on 2 Jan 1651 in Haverhill, Essex Co, MA and died in 1697 in Norwich, New London Co, CT.)

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Notes from file: Samuel Ladd was the father of three children born out of wedlock to Elizabeth Emerson, the last two being twins. Children: Dorothy Emerson, born, 10 April 1686 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Infant Emerson, born 08 May 1691 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, died 10 May 1691 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts; Infant Emerson, born 08 May 1691 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts died 10 May 1691 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth was subsequently hanged in the Boston Commons after having been convicted of killing her twins. There is no evidence that Samuel assumed any responsibility with respect to Elizabeth and the children. Note for ELIZABETH EMERSON: Elizabeth was the daughter of Michael Emerson and Hannah Webster. She was born January 26, 1665 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts and died June 8, 1693 in The Boston Common, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The Records of the Court of assistants of the Massachusetts Bay, Volume I, has an excellent account of the charges and related information regarding Elezabeth Emerson. The Diary of Cotton Mather also has an extended account.

More About Samuel Ladd: Occupation: Farmer Children of Samuel Ladd and Martha Corliss are: i. Daniel Corliss Ladd, born October 03, 1675 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts; died October 25, 1675 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. ii. Daniel Corliss Ladd, born November 19, 1676 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts; died June 15, 1751 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Susannah Hartshorn November 17, 1701 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts; born March 15, 1681 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts; died June 22, 1750 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Notes for Daniel Corliss Ladd: Notes from John Ladd: 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. Soon after arrival, Daniel was able to escape but was recaptured before he could reach safety. He was bound hand and foot and laid on his back with one foot tied to a tree and kept that way for 14 days. His face was gashed with a knife and black powder place in the wounds until his face was tattooed black. Those marks never left and was referred to as the "Marked Man". After several years, he did escape and returned to Haverhill where he lived until his death in 1751. On Daniels return to his home he became heir to his father's estate and head of the family. He married and fathered many children. Notes from Warren Ladd: At the time his father was killed by the Indians, he was captured by them. Chase, in his History of Haverhill, gives an account of his capture, from which we make the following synopsis: "Samuel Ladd was killed by the Indians at Haverhill, Feb 22, 1698, and his son Daniel taken prisoner and carried to Penacook, NH. Soon after reaching Penacook young Ladd made an attempt to escape. He left the wigwam when all were asleep, and had gone but a short distance when it occurred to him that a hatchet might be needed. He returned, and entered the wigwam where a squaw was sick. He noticed him, gave warning, awakened the other Indians, and he was recaptured where his hands were bound and he was laid upon his back, with one foot fastened to a tree. In this condition he was kept fourteen days. As soon as he was bound his face was gashed, powder was inserted into the wounds, and remained there until it became indented in his flesh that it was impossible to remove it. The dark spots never left his face, and he was often referred to by his descendants as the 'marked man'. Some years after his capture he escaped and returned to Haverhill." More About Daniel Corliss Ladd: Burial: West Parish Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts -------------------- !DATA

The information has been taken from the Ahnentafel for Mary Alice Barden Dewey provided by Shryll Behn

Sources:

Internet: Ancestry World Tree - file submitted by Denis Homan (homden@uneespeed.net) on 4 Jul 2003.

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Samuel Ladd's Timeline

1649
November 1, 1649
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1674
December 1, 1674
Age 25
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
1676
November 19, 1676
Age 27
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1684
September 9, 1684
Age 34
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1689
April 13, 1689
Age 39
April 13, 1689
Age 39
1694
June 22, 1694
Age 44
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1698
February 22, 1698
Age 48
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

!DEATH
He could have died either in 1697 or in 1698