1925 Biography - Milton Ladd

Milton Ladd was prominent in public affairs in our early history. He was said to be a minister, but his denomination is not known. He was commissioned to survey land at different times by the county. His mother was the daughter of Elisha Reynolds. The only other knowledge of his family is that he had a daughter, Nancy, born in this county, 1824. She married J. M. Davdige in 1840, a lawyer reared in Louisville, Kentucky, and who resided in Vienna a short time, prior to 1843, but removed to Pulaski County, near what is now Olmstead. His father was Razin Davdige, also a lawyer of Kentucky. The mother of the Drs. Whitnel who came to this county from Kentucky, was a Ladd, but it is not known if they were connected with this family. Another daughter of Milton Ladd married Jackson Simpson, when he was past middle life.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 400.

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