Thursday, August 25, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 328: Elizabeth Ladd (1735-1814) Birth Record

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the birth record of Elizabeth Ladd (1735-1814) in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island:

The birth records for Joseph Ladd, his wife Lydia and their children are:

The extracted information for the the Joseph Ladd family is:

*  LADD Joseph, Oct. 19, 1701
*  LADD, Lydia (Gray), his wife, Oct. 16, 1707
*  LADD, Deborah, of Joseph and Lydia,     May 16, 1732
*  LADD, Joseph,                                           Aug. 16, 1733
*  LADD, Elizabeth,                                      July 9, 1735
*  LADD, William,                                        Oct. 16, 1737
*  LADD, Lydia,                                           Sept. --, 1740

The source citation for the birth of Elizabeth Ladd is:

"Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, ( : accessed 23 June 2014), Volume 4, Newport County Vital Records, Little Compton Births and Deaths, page 134 (image 501 of 691), Elizabeth Ladd birth entry.

This book is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the name, birth date and birth place of Elizabeth Ladd and her siblings.  This book refers to the Little Compton town record book, which apparently has the births of the Ladd children in Volume 2, page 43.  I have not searched for the Little Compton town records that have this birth record, but I know the volume and page number to find it.  

Elizabeth "Betsy" Ladd (1735-1814) is my 5th great-grandmother.  She married Benedict Oatley (1732-1821)  in 1755, and they had seven children. 


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1 comment:

Linda Stufflebean said...

I used to volunteer at Ladd School, a residential school for severely handicapped, near the University of Rhode Island when I attended college. I imagine some descendant of this family was the founder.