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Henry Ledford, Sr.

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 8, 1755 (35)
Drapers Meadow, Augusta County, Province of Virginia ( Indian Attack - killed at "Draper's Meadow Indian Massacre")
Immediate Family:

Son of William John Ledford and Susan Ann Ledford
Husband of Lucy Ledford and Laura Paralee Ledford
Father of Nicholas Ledford; Infant Ledford; Frederick Ledford; Obadiah Ledford; Isabella Sibella Rogers and 2 others
Brother of William L. B. Ledford and John Ledford

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About Henry Ledford, Sr.

Came to Virginia in 1738 on the ship Wapoole with Captain James Patton at age 18 as an indent ured servant for seven years.After four month journey, arrived at Port Belhaven on the Potomac River, then traveled overla nd to Augusta County, VA. Later around 1745 moved Southwest with Patton to what is now Montg omery County, VA near Blacksburg.

1755 killed along with James Patton in an Indian attack.Children left Virginia due to the Indian uprisings, and moved to Rowan County, NC with Henry' s brothers.3 Jan 1754, bought 75 acres from James Patton for 3 pounds 15 shillings. Dorothy Geneva Simmons Skelton, 'The Squire Simmons Family 1746-1968', p 5 - cites Augusta County Deed Book 6: 140-143 [Ledford file]

4 Jan 1754-Deed Book No. 6, pg 41, Same [Patton] to Henry Ledford, 75 acres, part of a tract patented to Patton 3d Nov 1750 on West Fork of the Roanoke. 'Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Vol III, Lyman Chalkey, p 321-322 [copy on file]In July 1755 Henry Ledford was killed at the Draper's Meadow Indian Massacre. His family left Virginia with William L. B. and John Ledford to settle in Rowan County, NC.

Henry had 7 children according to "Generations". Names of 3 are unknown.Three of his sons came to North Carolina with their uncles John and William.Three of his sons came to North Carolina with their uncles John and William.

(Medical):Henry Ledford was killed in an Indian attack at West Fork on the Roanoke River.


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3 Jan 1754, bought 75 acres from James Patton for 3 pounds 15 shillings. Dorothy Geneva Simmons Skelton, 'The Squire Simmons Family 1746-1968', p 5 - cites Augusta County Deed Book 6: 140-143 [Ledford file]

4 Jan 1754-Deed Book No. 6, pg 41, Same [Patton] to Henry Ledford, 75 acres, part of a tract patented to Patton 3d Nov 1750 on West Fork of the Roanoke. 'Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Vol III, Lyman Chalkey, p 321-322 [copy on file] In July 1755 Henry Ledford was killed at the Draper's Meadow Indian Massacre. His family left Virginia with William L. B. and John Ledford to settle in Rowan County, NC.

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Henry Ledford, Sr.'s Timeline

1720
1720
Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1739
1739
Age 19
VA, USA
1741
1741
Age 21
Province of Virginia
1743
1743
Age 23
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1748
1748
Age 28
VA
1750
1750
Age 30
VA
1750
Age 30
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1755
July 8, 1755
Age 35
Drapers Meadow, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1758
1758
Age 35