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Asa LADD

Asa LADD is my second cousin eight times removed; related through John and Ruth (SWAN) HARTSHORN.  He is said to have died in Suffolk County, Massachusetts on 17 June 1775 which happens to be the date of the Battle of Bunker Hill.  I can find no records of him being involved in the battle, but, due to his location and the date of his death, and the fact that he died in a county he didn’t live in, it’s a safe bet that he died in battle or wounds sustained while in battle.

Asa LADD was born 16 March 1736 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, there are some conflicting recordings in some books with date 10 March 1735.[1]  He was the son of Daniel and Mehitable (ROBERTS) LADD.  He died 17 June 1775 in Suffolk, Massachusetts.  Asa married twice; first he married Sarah MERRILL 28 December 1757 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[2]  Sarah was born 27 February 1735 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[3]  She was the daughter of Samuel and Ruth (EATON) MERRILL.  She died between 1762 and 1765 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[4]  Asa married second to Hannah CLOUGH in Massachusetts about 1765 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[5]  Hannah was born 18 February 1742 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire.[6]  She was the daughter of Jethro and Mary (DUSTIN) CLOUGH. Hannah married second to Moses MERRILL 28 November 1782 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[7]

Asa and Sarah had the following children:

  1. Sarah LADD born 24 September 1758 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[8] She married Phineas CLOUGH 29 December 1778. Phineas was born 16 April 1749 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire.[9]   He was the son of Josiah and Abigail (HASTINGS) CLOUGH.  She and Phineas disappear from all Massachusetts state records after their marriage.  They had 1 daughter.
  2. Asa LADD born 9 January 1762 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[10] He died 1 June 1851.  Asa married twice; first he married Martha CHASE 14 September 1784in Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire by Moses Dow, Justice of the Peace.[11]  Martha was born about 1766 in Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont.  She died 11 June 1820 in Enosburg Falls, Franklin, Vermont.  They had 10 children. Asa married second to Elizabeth DEMMING in 1830.  Elizabeth was born in 1766 in Enosburg Falls, Franklin, Vermont.  She died in 1844.  They had no children.

Asa and Hannah had the following children:

  1. Richard LADD born 14 April 1766 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[12] He married Betty WOODMAN 9 December 1790 in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire by Reverend Mr. CRAM.[13]  They divorced before 1803.[14]  They had 1 son.  Betty was born 11 May 1764 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.[15]  She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (BANCROFT) WOODMAN.  Betty died 1854 in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire.  Betty married second to Benjamin FELLOWS 28 June 1803 in New Hampshire.[16]
  2. Dustan LADD born 1 July 1768 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[17] Twin of Dudley LADD.
  3. Dudley LADD 1 July 1768 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[18] He died before 1771.  Twin to Dustan LADD.
  4. Dudley LADD born 30 January 1771 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[19]
  5. Merrill LADD born 12 January 1773 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[20]
  6. Dilley Sarah LADD born 19 November 1775 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[21] She died 7 June 1842 in Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts.  Dilley married Clement CASTELL/CASTLE at St. John the Baptist in Margate, Kent, England.[22]  Clement was born 1768 in England.  He was the son of George and Ann (COCK) CASTLE.

Note:

There is little known about the children of Asa and Hannah, no records other than birth were found in the state.  It could be they took their step-father’s name once the parents married.  As to Dilly Sarah, I believe I have the correct person for the records.  If you find otherwise please let me know.

 

[1] Godfrey Memorial Library, comp., “American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI),” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Asa Ladd; A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of the Nation by Ezra S. Stearns; vol. 98, page 526.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Asa Ladd; 16 March 1736; Haverhill Vital Transcripts, page 203.  Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection – Individual Records,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Asa Ladd; Sarah Merrill; Daniel Ladd; Mehitable Roberts; 10 March 1735; 28 December 1757; 1800.  Ezra S. Stearns, Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: a record of achievments of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, print (New York, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908), 869; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 12 January 2018; IV Daniel Ladd; Asa Ladd son of Daniel.

[2] Yates Publishing, “U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Asa Ladd and Sarah Merrill; 1757 Massachusetts.  Warren Ladd, The Ladd Family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R. I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N. J., John Ladd of Charles City Co., VA, print (New Bedford, Mass.: Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), 32; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Asa Ladd #108 and family.  Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Haverhill Massachusetts: to the end of the year 1849, Volume II. – Marriages and Deaths, print (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1911), 199; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Asa Ladd and Sarah Merrill.  Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection – Individual Records,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Asa Ladd; Sarah Merrill; Daniel Ladd; Mehitable Roberts; 10 March 1735; 28 December 1757; 1800.  Samuel Merrill, A Merrill Memorial: an account of the descendants of Nathaniel Merrill, and early settler of Newbury, Massachusetts, print (Cambridge, Mass.: self, 1918–1928), 218; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018; Sarah Merrill; 4th generation 39.ii.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Sarah Merrill and Asa Ladd; Haverhill Vital Record Transcripts page 221.  Ezra S. Stearns, Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: a record of achievments of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, print (New York, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908), 869; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 12 January 2018; IV Daniel Ladd; Asa Ladd son of Daniel.

[3] Merrill, A Merrill Memorial, 218.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Sarah Merrill; 27 February 1734/5.

[4] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Haverhill Massachusetts: to the end of the year 1849, Volume II. – Marriages and Deaths, print (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1911), 435; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Sarah (Merrill) Ladd, w. of Asa [bet. 1762-1776].

[5] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 12 January 2018), Hannah Clough and Asa Ladd; FHL microfilm 14767.  Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Haverhill Massachusetts: to the end of the year 1849, Volume II. – Marriages and Deaths, print (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1911), 199; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Asa Ladd and Hannah Clough; bef 1766; page 68.  Ladd, The Ladd Family, 32.

[6] New Hampshire Registrar of Viatal Statistics, “New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Hannah Clough; FHL microfilm 1000489.  New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Statistics, “New Hampshire, Birth Index, 1659-1900,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Hannah Clough; 18 February 1742.

[7] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 12 January 2018), Moses Merrill and Hannah Ladd; FHL microfilm 14767.

[8] Warren Ladd, The Ladd Family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R. I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N. J., John Ladd of Charles City Co., VA, print (New Bedford, Mass.: Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), 32; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Sarah Ladd #345.  Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 January 2018), Sarah Ladd; FHL microfilm 14767.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Sarah Ladd; Haverhill Vital Record Transcripts p. 204.

[9] New Hampshire New Hampshire Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord, “New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900,” online images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 13 January 2018), Phineas Clough; FHL microfilm 1000489.  “New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904,” database online, Family History Library, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 13 January 2018), Phineas Clough; FHL microfilm 1000489.  New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Statistics, “New Hampshire, Birth Index, 1659-1900,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 13 January 2018), Phineas Clough; 15 April 1749.  New Hampshire Registrar of Viatal Statistics, “New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 13 January 2018), Phineas Clough; FHL microfilm 1000489.

[10] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Asa Ladd; Haverhill Vital Record Transcripts, p. 203.  Warren Ladd, The Ladd Family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R. I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N. J., John Ladd of Charles City Co., VA, print (New Bedford, Mass.: Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), 32, 58; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Asa Ladd #346.

[11] Ladd, The Ladd Family, 32, 58.  New Hampshire New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, “New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947,” online database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Martha Chase and Asa Ladd; FHL microfilm 1001276.  “New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947,” images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestr.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Asa Ladd and Martha Chase; 14 September 1784.  New Hampshire Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920,” database online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 12 January 2018), Asa Ladd and Martha Chase; FHL microfilm 1001276.

[12] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Richard Ladd; Haverhill Vitral Record Transcripts page 204.  Warren Ladd, The Ladd Family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R. I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N. J., John Ladd of Charles City Co., VA, print (New Bedford, Mass.: Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), 32, 59; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Richard Ladd #347.

[13] New Hampshire Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920,” database online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 12 January 2018), Richard Ladd and Betty Woodman; FHL microfilm 1001276.  New Hampshire New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, “New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947,” online database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Richard Ladd and Betty Woodman; FHL microfilm 10001276.  “New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947,” images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestr.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Richard Ladd and Betty Woodman; 9 December 1790.  Ladd, The Ladd Family, 32, 59.

[14] Ladd, The Ladd Family, 32, 59.

[15] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Betty Woodman; Newbury Vital Record Transcripts page 552.  Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 January 2018), Betty Woodman; FHL microfilm 823653.

[16] New Hampshire New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, “New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947,” online database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Betsey Ladel and Benjamin Fellows; FHL microfilm 1000991.

[17]“Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Duston Ladd; Haverhill Vital Record Transcripts, page 203.  Warren Ladd, The Ladd Family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R. I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N. J., John Ladd of Charles City Co., VA, print (New Bedford, Mass.: Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), 32; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Dustan Ladd #348.

[18] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Dudley Ladd; Haverhill Vital Record Transcripts, page 203.

[19] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Dudley Ladd; Haverhill Vital Record Transcripts, p. 203.  Warren Ladd, The Ladd Family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R. I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N. J., John Ladd of Charles City Co., VA, print (New Bedford, Mass.: Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), 32; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2011; Dudley Ladd #349.

[20] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 January 2018), Merrill Ladd; Haverhill Vital Record Transcripts page 204.  Warren Ladd, The Ladd Family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R. I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N. J., John Ladd of Charles City Co., VA, print (New Bedford, Mass.: Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), 32; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Merrill Ladd #350.

[21] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 January 2018), Dilley or Sarah Ladd; FHL microfilm 14767.  Warren Ladd, The Ladd Family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R. I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N. J., John Ladd of Charles City Co., VA, print (New Bedford, Mass.: Edmund Anthony & Sons, 1890), 32; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 11 January 2018; Dilley Ladd #351.

[22] Saint Martin in the Fields, “England Marriages, 1538-1973,” index online, Family History Library, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 12 January 2018), Clement Castell and Sarah [Dilley] Ladd; FHL microfilm 1737004, 1886164.

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