Youngs Ledyard, Capt.
|Birthplace:||Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony|
|Death:||Died in Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut, USA|
Son of Youngs Ledyard, Capt. and Mary Billings
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About Capt. Youngs Ledyard
Died from wounds incurred in the defense of Ft. Griswold.
Youngs was lieutenant of militia; killed at Fort Griswold, Sept. 6, 1781; his house and its contents were burned; he left a wife and four small children (Conn. Men in the Rev'n, 577).
THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 248
"Captain Youngs Ledvard, a nephew of Colonel Ledyard, born June 24th 1751 was son of Youngs Ledyard and his wife Mary (Avery) who after the death of her first husband married Stephen Billings December 12, 1765, whose son Andrew was also slain. In the Morgan Genealogy we learn "Captain Youngs Ledyard and his brave companions, on witnessing this cold blooded butchery (the killing of Colonel Ledyard), believing no quarter or mercy was to be expected, and determined to avenge the barbarous act and to sell their lives as dearly as possible, again rushed into combat and were cut down and fell almost to a man around the corpse of their beloved commander."
source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris p. 221 _____
Capt. Youngs Ledyard - Wounded, died the next day, Age 31
Gravestone Inscription: In Memory of Capt Youngs Ledyard who was mortally wounded making heroic exertions for the defence of Fort Griswold Sept 6th of which he died the 7th AD : 1781 in the 31st year of his Age.
Capt. Youngs Ledyard's Timeline
June 24, 1751
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
September 19, 1780
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
September 7, 1781
Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut, USA