Capt. Youngs Ledyard

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Youngs Ledyard, Capt.

Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Youngs Ledyard, Capt. and Mary Billings
Husband of Bridget Ledyard
Father of Mary de Clercq
Brother of Deborah Morgan; Maj. Benjamin Ledyard; Isaac Ledyard, M.D.; Mary Forman; William Ledyard and 2 others
Half brother of Elizabeth Avery

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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.
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Capt. Youngs Ledyard's Timeline

June 24, 1751
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
September 19, 1780
Age 29
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
September 7, 1781
Age 30
Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut, USA