Thursday, September 27, 2018

1731 Marriage of Joseph Ladd and Lydia Gray in Little Compton, R.I. - Post 431 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 1731 marriage record of Joseph Ladd and Lydia Gray in the Little Compton, Rhode Island  Town Records:

The marriage record is in the middle of the L listings:

The transcription of the marriage record for Joseph Ladd and Lydia Gray is:

"LADD, Joseph, and Lydia Gray; m. by Richard Billings, Justice; int. Jan. 9; m. Aug 25, 1731."

The source citation for this record is:

"Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, : accessed 26 September 2018), Volume 4, Newport County Vital Records, "Little Compton - Intentions and Marriages," page 38 (image 405 of 691), Joseph Ladd and Lydia Gray marriage entry.

This record is a derivative source record for the marriage of Joseph Ladd and Lydia Gray.   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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