Agatha Ladd

Brief Life History of Agatha

When Agatha Ladd was born on 1 January 1761, in Blackwater MM, Surry, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Garrard Ladd, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Moorman, was 22. She married William Ellzey on 20 January 1787, in Blackwater MM, Surry, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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William Ellzey
Agatha Ladd
Marriage: 20 January 1787
Isaac Ellzey
Lemuel Ellzey
Garard Ellzey
Priscilla Ellzey
Keziah Ellzey
Esther Ellzey

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    "Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."


    The Friends in the upper part of Black Water Monthly Meeting had grown in such numbers and strength that in February, 1799, they began agitating for a division. A committee was chosen by the Quarterly Meeting to consider the request but quickly reported they did not see how the separation could be safely effected at this time. However, the matter was not allowed to rest and in November, 1800, the division came. The new monthly meeting became known as the Upper while this retained its old name. The meetings in the lower counties continued in Black Water Monthly Meeting while the congregations in Dinwiddie, Prince George, Brunswick and Mecklenburg were transferred.


    This monthly meeting was so depleted in 1807 that the quarterly meeting directed that it should be dissolved. Only three of its once 14 congregations remained and they were exceedingly weak. Of these, Seacock and Stanton were united to the Upper Monthly Meeting, while Black Water was transferred to the Western Branch Monthly Meeting. The Upper Monthly Meeting was given the custody of the records and the long history of this ancient monthly meeting was at an end.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English lad(de) ‘lad’, of obscure origin, used as an occupational name for a young male attendant, a servant, a status name for a man of low birth, or a nickname for a rogue or ruffian.

    History: Most American bearers of this name trace their ancestry to Daniel Ladd, who emigrated from London to Ipswich, MA, in 1634.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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