Susannah LADD: Birth: 10 MAY 1704.
John LADD: Birth: 21 FEB 1717.
Note: Daniel Ladd was known as, "The Marked Man."
At the time his father was killed by the Indians in his presence, 22 February 1698, Daniel was captured by them. He was taken prisoner, along with a young friend. "They then started for Penacock, where the arrived with the two boys. Young Ladd soon grew weary of his situation and one night after his Indian master and family had fallen asleep, he attempted to escape. He had proceeded but a short distance, when he thought that he should want a hatchet to fell trees and assist him in crossing streams. He then returned, entered a wigwam near his master's, where an old squaw lay sick, and took a hatchet. The squaw watched his movements and thinking that he was going to kill her she screamed loudly. This wakened the Indians in the wigwam, who instantly arose, re-captured him and delivered him again to his master, who bound his hands, laid him upon his back, fasted one of his feet to a tree, and in that manner kept him fourteen nights. They then gashed his face with their knives, filled the wounds with powder and kept him on his back until it was so indented in the flesh that it was impossible to extract it. He carried the scars to his grave, and is now frequently spoken of by his descendents as the "marked man." - Ladd Genealogy & The History of Haverhill, Mass.
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