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These are notes from a Lorna Brewster Nigh?an, Aug. 6, 1970, author
"Glimpses of the Past" Painesville Telegraphic (Ohio) to her cousin
Edna Stobbs, Colerain, O.,  R2, Dillionvale, Box 148, 43917.  I have a
carbon copy from Joyce Johnson.  I hope they may be of some help to

* remarks (Edna Stobbs)

In 1819 Elizabeth Dow married Huel Armstrong (Ladd), son of James &
Abigail Ladd of Franklin Court [County?].  The family bought 100 acres
of land in Claridon, (Geauga County on R 322, running east-west) in
1833.  Elizabeth's son, Burton, lost his voice in the Civil War.

1812 - Extract a letter, without envelope and sealed with wax from
Mrs. Ruby Brewster Ladd (wife of Jesse Ladd #2, and daughter of Deacon
Wadsworth Brewster) to her hubby:  "I think there is no more danger in
Ohio from Indians."

In 1819 - Madison (then Geauga County, now Lake County) - Rhodo
Cunningham, Theodocia Brewster, ---cy Ladd, Mary Sanford, were
officers of the first Women's Society Organized in 1819.  In 1821 this
Society agreed to purchase some sheep, the avails to be given to pious
young men studying for the ministry.  In 1823, the society gave
Jonathan Winchester* 3 yards of cloth for his labor of love in the
ministry.  (*Rupert Winchester, husband of Martha Davis Winchester,
was connected to the Ladd's via marriage of his aunt or great aunt to
a Ladd, (I think, Charles).

Dr. George Trumbull Ladd, June 1, 1905, O. was head of the
Philosophical Dept. at Yale Univ. (since 1881) born in Painesville, 63
yrs. Ago, graduated from Western Reserve College in 1864.  Most
Prominent Philosopher in America and author of numerous works.  *(son
of Silas Trumbull Ladd and grandson of Jesse Ladd #2 and Ruby Brewster
Ladd) - of Madison. - they are buried in Madison's Fairview Cemetery.

1816 - James R. Ford used the granary of Jesse Ladd, which stood on
the lot now owned by Joseph Wood* for the 1st stock of goods ever
brought to Madison Township.  *(the Ladd (Jesse) Tavern was located on
R 84 now owned by Wood family, corner of R 84 and Wood Road,
historical stagecoach stop, just west of Madison, junction R 84 and
528. - 2nd road west.)

Ruth Ladd, her husband, Rev. John Ladd, and 8 children, came from
Tolland, Connecticut to Windsor (Ashtabula County, junction R #534 and
R #322) which event was celebrated by the company halting, devoutly
kneeling, and thanking God for their safe arrival.  Winter was passed
in a small log house which they shared with Conrnelius Norris and
family, making a home for 22 persons.  (date not given)  (*The Ladds
and Brewsters, brother and sister, who settled Madison, Geauga County,
now Lake County, came from Tolland, Conn.)

In 1802 (Mantua) there was a tannery owned by Moses Pond (Mantua, R
44, Portage County, north [near] Revenna) which was operated for 10
years.  David Ladd then established a regular tannery.  The first
sawmill was not erected until 1818.  In the early 1820's there was a
glass factory in Mantua, which later was moved to Kent and at a
centennial celebration in Aurora, a glass bottle blown by Jonathan
Tinker, who worked for David Ladd.  In 1821 David Ladd built a brick

Mrs. Ladd (Mrs. Mary Chapman) arrived Randolph (R 44 and R 224,
Portage County, south of Ravenna), 1827, a widow, with 3 sons and 2
daughters.  She was a very useful woman, always called on in cases of
sickness and ready to do a kind act.  She was very poor, but wove and

Fenton Ladd and Mr. Bostivich's sister were married in old brick
church one bright May morning, without guests.  They departed on
life's journey without gifts, congratulations, or old shoes.

Submitted byJanet Newell, October 1998

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