Mott Memorial Hall, 64 Madison Avenue ' ' INDEX TO SUBJECTS. Births and Baptisms in Records of First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, 35, 65, I35» 169. John Ledyard, thus without a father and away from his mother — she having a second husband and his grandfather a second wife — attempted to complete his common-school education at Hartford. John, leaving school, found himself a clerk or law student in the office of a lawyer at Hartford, who had married his father's sister. John Ledyard, Jun r ., who Departed this Life March 17, 1762, aged 32 years.
Hartford and Groton Tombstones, illustrative rf Genealogical Sketch of Family of Led- yard, by John Austin Stevens, 14. Obituary Notices — Blatchford, 47; Robinson, 47; Yan Rensselaer, 4S ; Woodruff, 4S , Tilloii, 144; Yan Schaick, 144; Bayley, 17S ; Graham, 17S; Johns, 17S; Sprague, 17S. English rules, would be heir-at- law of his father and grandfather.
Ledyard, John, the Traveller, Biographical Sketch of. Y., 173; Bard, 174; Pollock, 174; Prisoners of the Revolutionary War, 175. Devoted to the Interests of A- Genealogs and Bioer; ISSUED GUAR T E RLY. The mother of Ledyard, to whom he owed much for his best qualities, has been described as a lady of many excellences ; 'of mind and charac- ter, beautiful in person, well informed, resolute, generous, amiable, kind, and above all eminent for piety and the religious virtues." " The educa- tion of her children was the absorbing object of her thoughts and exer- tions." But John, her eldest son, by old. In Memory of Joseph, Son to Ebenezer Ledyard Esq r & Mary his wife. He Departed this Life August y e 19th, 1770, Aged eleven months.
93 ; Brinckerhoff, 94 ; Burr, 143 ; Budd-Collins, 143 ; Correction, 143 ; Noble Family, 143 ; Petition of the Established Church of England in New Rochelle, N. He was of an old commercial family, well known at Bristol. Sacred lies here y e Body of Guidon Ledyard, Son to Ebenezer and Mary Ledyard.
Ledyard, John, Descendants of, in Two Generations, by John Austin Stevens, 10. Marriage Records of Reformed Dutch Church in New York, 27, 77. 49; Filkin, 46; Van Beuren, 46, 143; Hasbrouck, 46, 94 ; Swartwout, 40; Schoonmaker, 46; Parr, 46; Paulding, 47; Grevenraet, 92; Bratt, 92 ; De Sille, 92 ; Yan Horn, 92 ; Astor, 93 ; Holland Church of New York. 1 Thus, both on his mother's and grandmother's part, Ledyard the traveller was ' a descendant of the noted first English clergyman, who made the colony now State of New York his home. John Youngs, the emigrant and distant traveller, when travelling was difficult and dangerous, came with household and followers from the most eastern points of England, Southwold and Great Yarmouth, I to one of the eastern points of our State, at the beginning of its settle- F t ment. Sacred to the Memory of Ebenezer Ledyard, whr died Sep.
Morris of Morrisania, Original Family Records, by Edward F. Y., Records, 43; Dickinson, 44; Wiliits, 44, 92; Rogers- Ransford, 44; Cromwell, 45; Stoeker-Clark, 4^: Cazeaux-Pitt, 45 ; Delancy, 45 ; Stewart-Okill, 45 ; Beekman, 45 ; Murdock- Arden, 45; Meyer. was the daughter of Robert Hempstead of Southold, the lawyer, justice, and judge, and the presiding officer of patriotic public meetings, who owed much of his prominence to the fact that he married another daughter of the same P Judge Benjamin Youngs, his preceptor.
Bryan, the Military Officer of Peter Stuyvesant, Biographical Sketch of, by Charles B. Notes and Queries — Carhart, 43; Trinity Church, N. 1: ilia Of J 1 - : ' ' ' ' THE PUBLICA1 ....:...... She, the widow, his mother, married when t S years of age.
He left a widow and four children, of whom John, the traveller, was the eldest, born \\ 1751.
He had a deed from his father of land at Groton, which was lost or destroyed. As a result of that hazardous occupation, he died at the age of 35, and his family did nut retain the land at Groton.
'[MEAi— V COLLECTION ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 3 1833 01779 5326 GENEALOGY 974.7 N424NB 1876-1878 Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from Allen Country Public Library Genealogy Center THE NEW YORK Genealogical and Biographical -v ECORD. ' PUBLISHED FOR THE SOCIETY, •-Iott Memorial Hall, No. But the fur trade scarcelv escaped the notice of any one, for Hartford and the Connecticut had derived wealth and importance from furs. Hebrew, or Indian, was permitted to be relieved by dramatic as well as held exercises more attractive, he grew weary, it is said, of college confinement. He cut or burnt out from a large tree, with Indian teaching and aid, an Indian canoe — doubtless for exercise on the river. Manners" and habits acquired since he left home, or upon his Indian trail — rather than his vacant purse — may have made such a certificate appear prudent or necessary. When at Gibraltar he was impressed in the British service (some say enlisted), but presently released upon the demand of the shipmaster, to whom he was bound for 1876.] A Biographical Sketch. Arriving in England, substantially without funds or credit, and probably in a plain sailor's dress, he had to make his way on foot to London. Hospitality, even to a "stranger, was deemed honorable.
Devoted to the Interests of American Genealogy and Biography. It also was thought o(, that intelligent white men who could speak the Indian language might aid in extending trade and commerce in large tenitories occupied by Indians, or might aid in securing furs and the fur trade, or, perhaps, in making new- Indian treaties, purchasing land inexpensively, and enlarging empire peace- ably. He covered himself with a bear-skin, and descended the Con- necticut in his canoe to Hartford. The English family of Ledyard, which he approached, did not receive him at once as a genuine Ledyard, nor with open arms or doors. By a judi- cious and faithful discharge of the various duties of his Station he rendered most essential service to his Country : and stood confessed the unshaken Patriot and intrepid Hero : He lived the Pattern of Magnanimity, Courtesy, and Humanity. This stone is now within the enclosure of the monument erected at Fort Griswold — removed thereto in 1S53.
Ledyard says they were a race of Tartars— great travellers— and the Tartar language was the oldest. The idea winch ruled, and by which funds were collected to found the college, was the preparation of Indians as missionaries to convert the Indians. But afterwards, although the tedium of studying' foreign alphabets, grammar, and literature, Latin, Greek. He could have no countenance from some clergymen there, strangers to him, without it ; no employment as ,eacher ; no further education. He sailed first to Gibraltar, and thence to the coast of Barbary for a cargo of mules ; tnuiice to the West Indies, and then back to New London. He never spoke favorably of his treatment, but lie closed his mouth and made no complaints. He made his way to New York, secured a passage, and sailed in a vessel bound to Plymouth, in England. They took turns in asking food and a resting place, then an ordinary thing for any strange traveller on Eong Island.