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John Ledyard

Death: Died in At Sea
Immediate Family:

Son of John Ledyard, Esq and Deborah Ledyard
Husband of Abigail Ledyard
Father of John Ledyard, "The Traveller"
Brother of Youngs Ledyard, Capt.; Mary Seymour; Lt. Colonel William Ledyard (Connecticut militia) and Ebenezer Ledyard
Half brother of Lucretia Sands and Austin Ledyard

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About John Ledyard

John and his wife were cousins. Both families disapproved of the relationship, but John and Abigail slipped away secretly. Despite the efforts of Abigail's father to intercept them, they were married in a civil ceremony.

Like his brother, Youngs, John went to sea as a youth, eventually pursuing a profitable trade between New London and the ports of the Caribbean in partnership with his brother. He died at sea, apparently of fever, within weeks of the death of his brother.

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John Ledyard's Timeline

Age 22
March 17, 1762
Age 33
At Sea