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John W. Leddon

Born 1876 - Died 1945

John W. Leddon (1876-1945) seems to have been a waterman on Aquia Creek and the Potomac River.  His mother was a Dickerson from Stafford.  John lived in a little shack on the lower end of Coal Landing.  He caught turtles in Aquia Creek and kept them in a pen next to his house.  Water turtles were considered a delicacy and people purchased them from John and ate them.  John W. Leddon was buried at Regester Chapel near Stafford Courthouse.