Thursday, September 20, 2018

1701 Birth of Joseph Ladd in Little Compton, R.I. - Post 430 for Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance 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 1701 birth record of Joseph Ladd in the Little Compton, Rhode Island  Town Records:

The birth record is near the bottom of the page.  Here are the children of William and Elizabeth (Tompkins) Ladd of Little Compton:

The transcription of the birth record for Joseph Ladd is:

"LADD, Joseph, [of William and Elizabeth]       Oct. 19, 1701"

The source citation for this record 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 133 (image 500 of 691), Joseph Ladd birth entry.

This record is a derivative source record for the birth of Joseph Ladd.   The original record is in the Little Compton town record books, which are on the Family History Library US/CAN microfilm 946838 (available at the local FamilySearch Center).  The information is also published in the book by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families ( Little Compton, R.I.: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967), on pages 389-391, Ladd Family sketches.

Joseph Ladd (1701-1748) was the son of William Ladd and Elizabeth Tompkins.  He married Lydia Gray (1707-????), the daughter of Samuel Gray and Deborah Church of Little Compton.  

Joseph Ladd and Lydia Gray are my  6th great-grandparents, through their daughter Elizabeth Ladd (1735-1814) who married  Benedict Oatley (1732-1821).


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