TO SOUTHOLD’S JOHN LEDYARD
C.A. Wood.Appearing in the Long Island Forum, September, 1953.
from the end of the article. By John Ledyard Teague December 6, 2003, email:
Ledyard had 1.one
Wesley Ledyard who married Emeline Horton.
George and Phebe lived opposite the Southold
Presbyterian (Old First) Church in the house with Dutch doors
which now stands on Oak
opposite the High School. He 2.diedAug.
John Wesley and Emeline Horton Ledyard had
three sons, George Banks Ledyard, 3.John
Wesley Ledyard and Charles
Moore Ledyard and three daughters Sarah, Abigail and Phebe.
The Banks in the name of the great nephew of The Traveler came from Sir
Joseph Banks of London
a patron of The Traveler..
George B. Ledyard, a veteran of the Civil War, married first Feb.
Ella Terry sister of Jonathan Barnes Terry a one time president of the
Southold Savings Bank. George B. Ledyard's second wife was Mary Adelia
Burch of EatMarion.
He had several daughters and one son Charles Wesley Ledyard who died at BuffaloJune
aged twenty-one. George B. Ledyard had previously died in that city Oct.
John Wesley Ledyard brother of George B. Ledyard was a hat
merchant in Philadelphia.
Charles Moore Ledyard for many years was a produce dealer
He went to the west coast for his health and died in San
and was buried in WillowHillCemetery,
sister of John W. and George B. Ledyard, who lived
at Southold from 1836 to 1901 married
a Frenchman named James Edward Teague, born 1839 and died
1871, who came to work in the Southold Foundry near the railroad depot,
which burned May
They lived, as did widow Teague for many years after her
husband's death, in the small cottage on Main
next west of the present Catholic Church now the home of John W. Montgomery. 6. They
son Frank Teague and three daughters Emma, Annie and Abigail
Teague, all deceased except Annie who has long resided at East
now one of its sprighteliest octogenarian
Ledyard Teague lived her spinstersister Abigail
Moore Ledyard, born 1834, for a great many years. "Aunt Abbie
was dressmaker to many of the "first families", first more in the sense
of priority rather than opulence. The impassionate soldier the CivilWarMonument
for years was known as "Abbie's man," because
of her activity in the erection of the memorial.
and Abigail Ledyard had a younger sister Phebe
Naomi Ledyard born Dec.
She lived until 1905, dying at the age of sixty-six. She married first
and second, April 1, 1869 Simeon Benjamin Horton born July
He conducted Southold's first meat market. They had Lydia W. Horton born Nov.
and Clara Adelia Horton, born Dec.
Lydia W. Horton, great, great niece of The Traveler, born Nov.
at the SoutholdMethodistChurch, Capt
. Charles T. Brooks of East Marion bornJune
a former supervisor of the town.
children May Ledyard Brooks born Aug.
widow of Russell Tabor, Myron B. Brooks of Belle Rose, AueensCounty,
26, 1896 and Sheldon Horton Brooks of Greenport, born July 24.1910,
are great, great, great niece and nephews respectively of The Traveler.
"Aunt Clara" Horton, after the death of her parents at Southold, lived
many years in the home of Capt. Charles and Lydia and was a second mother
to the children of her sister. She married Nov.
Clarence Ashton Wood. Lydia
and Clara July
George Ledyard, brother of The Traveler, and the former's
who was given the name of her Aunt Fanny Ledyard Peters the only sister
of The Traveler, Thomas and George Ledyard. Fanny Ledyard
was the last occupant of the historic old BarnabasHorton"Castle"
which stood until the late 1870s at the corner of Hortons
On its site now stands the house which has since been the home of Dr. Amos
L. Sweet, Prof. David Philander Horton, Rensselaer G. Terry Sr. and the
latter's widow. Miss Fanny one of the last of the local Ledyards
died in July 1888 at the age of eighty-eight.
Notes: a. see title top of article on website (in title):Clarence;
and all bold lettering: spelling error
b. All italicized and underlined
words are numbered with corresponding corrections and documentation.
Restating corrected sentence with corrections in bold lettering.
Ledyard had two sons George born 1811, died June
24, 1811 and John Wesley Ledyard (Sr)
who married Emeline Horton. [Salmon Records, Cleveland
Wesley Ledyard [Sr]) died 22
Apr 1866 aged 62. [ibid]
Wesley Ledyard (Sr.) and Emeline
Horton Ledyard had three sons, George Banks Ledyard, John Wesley Ledyard,
Jr., and Charles Matthew Ledyard and three daughters Abigail Moore Ledyard,
Sarah Moore Ledyard and PhebeNiomi
Ledyard. [Census 1850, Southold]
Wesley Ledyard, Jr.,
Matthew Ledyard for many years….etc. [ibid]
Ledyard, sister of John Wesley Ledyard, Jr. and George Banks Ledyard,
who lived at Southold from birth on October 14, 1836.
relocated to BrooklynNew
York right after marriage. Sarah was married
at the SoutholdMethodistChurch
on December 26, 1853,
to an Irishman named Edward James Teague, born 1829
and died 1871. He came from Northern
Ireland then NewarkNew
Jersey in 1853 then Southold to work for
a short time in the Southold Foundry near the railroad depot, which
burned May 26, 1860.
Sarah Moore and Edward James Teague had their first three children in
Brooklyn, Edward O. born 1856, Frank Stevenson born April 4, 1860
and SarahAnnie born March 1863. The family relocated to NewarkNew
Jersey, along with his mother-in-law Emeline
Horton after John Wesley (Sr) death in 1866,
Edward’s home before marriage. There they had Emma Bell born December 1868
and Abigail Ledyard born May 1871.They
were joined in Newark
by John Wesley Ledyard Jr., his wife Ellen (Nellie) Pollock and
first infant child in 1869 until Edward James Teague’s death in 1871 at
the age of 42. John and family went to live out their lives in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; the remainder of the family except Edward O., who was 15,
returned to Southold, including the deceased Edward James and is buried
with his wife Sarah at the (First) Presbyterian Cemetery in Southold.
Sarah lived out the rest of her life in Southold and died on January
25, 1901. It is believed Edward O. married, had a
family, a wife who died young, and lived the rest of his life in Brooklyn, New
York. Widow Teague lived for many years after
her husband’s death, in the small cottage on Main
Street next west of the present Catholic Church
now the home of John W. Montgomery. [Census 1860 Brooklyn,
Kings, NY p96; census 1870 Newark, Essex, NJ
p215. Tombstone at (First) PresbyterianChurchCemetery
Southold. Birth, death dates agree with all censuses. Given names reversed
in Dr. Woods writing as well as on the tombstone itself, both incorrect.
Every piece of documentation attests to that fact, marriage certificate,
all censuses and Newark City Directories, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871].
sons Edward O. Teague, Frank Stevenson Teague and three daughters
Emma Bell Teague, S. (Sarah) Annie Teague and Abigail
Ledyard Teague, etc…. [Census 1870, Newark,Essex, NJ].
Ledyard Teague lived her spinster aunt Abigail Moore Ledyard, born
1834, for a great many years.[Census 1910, 1900, p250A, and 1880 p555,
Southold, Suffolk, NY]
Ledyard…etc. She married Franklin Wilson first, April
3, 1860 and second, April
1, 1869 Simeon Benjamin Horton born July
12, 1823. [New York City Methodist Marriages 1785-1893, p378]
Ledyard, brother of The Traveler, and the former’s
Ledyard had daughters Betsy, born 1798 and died April 21, 1816;
Abigail, born 1806 and died April 24, 1816. The third daughter,
was given the name of her Aunt Fanny Ledyard Peters who was
the only sister of The Traveler, Thomas Grover, Charles Fredrick and George.
[Salmon Records, Cleveland
Supplement-death records; there is belief of the possibility of a fifth