LITTLE was born after 1765.24
Hosea was a minor when James wrote his will in 1786. He appeared in the census
in 1850 in Union Co. NC.834
In the 1850 census for Union Co., Hosea Lytle was listed in House 869, age 64.
With him were Mary 60, Hosea P. 26, and Edmond 20 teacher.
Hosea Lyttle was listed in the 1850 slave census with 6 slaves. He owned Owned a mill on Lanes Creek in Union Co. NC.108 Parents: James LITTLE and Nancy (LITTLE).
Spouse: Mary GREEN. Hosea LITTLE and Mary GREEN were married.422 Various deeds, especially the Dower Settlement, establish that Hosea's wife was named Mary. Evidence within those deeds, including neighbors, etc. indicate that Mary was the daughter of James Green. Children were: Nancy LITTLE, John LITTLE, Elizabeth LITTLE, William LITTLE, Hosea P. LITTLE, Edmund P. LITTLE.
Hosea LITTLE674,835 was born about 1792 in Pitt Co. NC.674 Placed his birth at 1792 based on 1850 census which listed him as 58. Based his birth place on his being born prior to 1795 when Jacob moved to Anson Co. He appeared in the census in 1820 in Anson Co. NC.836 Hozy was listed near Jacob Little. He was age 26-45 (b 1775-1794); with him was one male 16-26 (probably brother Pleasant Minon or Patrick); one female 15-20 (b 1795-1800); one female under 10. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Anson Co. NC.837 Hozy (Hasen) Little was listed on page 90, along with Jacob and Isaac Sr.. He was listed as 30-40 (b 1790-1800); two males 5-10 (1820-25); one female 20-30 (1800-1810); 2 10-15 (1815-1820); one 5-10 (1825-1830). He appeared in the census in 1840 in Anson Co. NC.838 In the 1840 census, Hosea Little (40-50) was listed between Hugh Ross and Jas. Duncan Jr. The next two neighbors were Churchwell Lotharp and Asa Trawick. The listing was 0010001 1111001. In Hosea's will, only three daughters are mentioned. Perhaps the older daughter (if there was one) had already married and received her settlement or was deceased. He died about Sep 1850 in Union Co. NC.839 Will from Hosea Little Oct 1850, Bk 1, p 70 to Jessie K. Little, Martha J. Sinclair, Rebecca E. Little, Mary Little. These are the only names mentioned. May have been more. "I will that Jesse K. Little Martha J. Sinclair be paid by the executor the value of one cow and calf also Rebecca E. Little and Mary Little be paid out? by the executor the value of one cow and calf and feather bed and furniture to make them equal with the rest of my children and the balance if any be divided equally among all of my children.."
Executor was Dean L. Honbeck?
Witnesses were Coleman Lee and C. Dees. Will was dated August 1850. It was proven in the October session 1850.
In 1850 census, Hosea was listed last in household of Rachel Little along with children Rebecca E age 13 and Mary age 8. This indicates he died after the official census day, which was June 1, 1850, but before the census data was taken, which of course jives with his will date.
John Quincy Adams Little completed an affidavit for Martha Jane Ross Little's pension application that stated that Jesse Knox Little's father died in 1847. Isaac Little died in 1847 or 1848, but not Hosea. However, all indications are that Jesse is Hosea's son. Perhaps John Q. got the death years of Isaac and Hosea confused after so many years. Parents: Jacob LITTLE I and [Little] MARY.
Hosea LITTLE was born about 1834.674 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Union Co. NC.244 Living with Hosea 25, Phetney D. 30, Elizabeth J. 9, Thomas L. 2 was Eli Hornback 14.
Another Hosea Little (likely the son of Jacob) mortgaged his land on Gourdvine Creek to Dean Hornbeck in 1848. He served in the military on 17 May 1862 in 82 Regiment 20th Brigade. Hosea was commisioned 17 May 1862 as 2nd Lt. in Company No. 5. He died before 3 Dec 1862.840 Hosea was murdered by John Medlin, while attempting to capture John for desertion. An article offering an award for the capture of John Medlin was published Dec. 3, 1862. Another article was published in the Weekly Standard (Raleigh, Wake County, NC) November 16, 1864 when Medlin was convicted of murder. (information and source courtesy of Julie Hampton Ganis)
Hosea's wife Fetney Little was listed with her mother in the 1870 census. Parents: Patrick LITTLE and Isabel MEDLIN.
Hosea LITTLE was born on 23 Jan 1868 in Arkansas.316 Parents: Jesse Knox LITTLE and Martha ROSS.
Hosea Anson LITTLE was born on 21 Nov 1871 in IL. He died on 10 Sep 1899 in Oblong IL.223 Died from a heart attack. He was Physician in Linton Indiana.223 He graduated at Barnes Medical College 3 Apr 1893, practiced at Linton, IN, and Oblong, IL. Parents: Daniel J. LITTLE and Sarah J. GURLEY.
Hosea P. LITTLE died before 21 Dec 1859 in Union Co. NC.108,751 Deed 5-64 partitions the land of Edmund Lytle heirs and Hosea P. Lytle deceased heirs. Hosea P. Lytle is clearly deceased. It is not clear in this deed whether Edmund is deceased, but the Carroll Co. MS will of John Little makes this clear. The partition was entered Jan. 1860, but was signed 21 Dec. 1859.
"The lot appropriated to the heirs of Hosea P. Lytle dec. is bounded...on Lanes Creek and a line of the Dower...W.B. Marsh's line...William Marsh's line.. with five of S.B. Marsh's lines...containing three hunderd and ten acres excepting two acres heretofore conveyed to use and benefit of mill valued at nine hundred and eighty six dolloars and sixty six and two third cents. Then we also proceded to make partion between and among the heirs of Hosea P. Lytle decd as follows that is to say the Lot No. 1 is assigned and appropriated to Edmond J. Lytle minor heir of Edmond Lytle and lying...Lot No. 2 is ...appropriated to Alfred Baucum and wife Nancy. Lot No. 3 is ..appropriated to John Lytle... Lot No. 4 is assigned to James a Dunn and wife Elizabeth ... Lot No. 5 is assigned to William Lytle.."
So apparently there were by this time only 4 heirs: Edmond J. Lytle, minor heir of Edmond Lytle, Nancy Little Baucom and husband Alfred, John Lytle, and Elizabeth Little Dunn and husband James.
Parents: Hosea LITTLE and Mary GREEN.
Hubert LITTLE was born on 18 Apr 1908 in Sebastian Co. AR.718 He died on 15 Jun 1909 in Sebastian Co. AR.718 Parents: Henry Marshall LITTLE and Beulah HALL.
Ida Ann LITTLE was born on 5 Jan 1881 in Sebastian Co. AR.555 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: moved]841 Henry heard of a new kind of cotton being grown in Arizona - Egyptian long staple. He wanted to move west to a drier climate. With his knowledge of gins, he had no trouble getting a job there. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: moved]841 When Henry died, they were living in Clovis. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: moved]841 She died on 9 Aug 1968 in Fresno CA.555 She was buried about 9 Aug 1968 in Clovis Cemetery.555 Parents: John Bradford LITTLE and Mary Jane ROSS.
Spouse: William Henry KINCADE. William Henry KINCADE and Ida Ann LITTLE were married on 5 Jan 1901 in Sebastian Co. AR.555 Children were: Roger Lindle KINCADE, Living, Alton Claude KINCADE, Elton Craven KINCADE, Living.
Infant Daughter LITTLE was born in 1877 in Union Co. NC.49 She died in 1877 in Union Co. NC.49 Parents: Samuel Knox LITTLE and Lydia Caroline GRIFFIN.
Infant Son LITTLE was born in 1874 in Union Co. NC.49 He died in 1874 in Union Co. NC.49 Parents: Samuel Knox LITTLE and Lydia Caroline GRIFFIN.
Infant son LITTLE was born in 1876 in Union Co. NC.49 He died in 1876 in Union Co. NC.49 Parents: Samuel Knox LITTLE and Lydia Caroline GRIFFIN.
Iona Elizabeth LITTLE. Parents: Ervin LITTLE and Eadie Leutichia WEST.
Ione LITTLE. Parents: Samuel Pleasant LITTLE and Mary Ennis FLETCHER.
Ira B. LITTLE was born on 2 Oct 1888 in Anson Co. NC.685 He died on 4 Feb 1966 in Albermarle, Stanly Co. NC.685 He was called B. according to Annie Lee Traywick. Parents: Bryant LITTLE and Perilla Jane MANESS.
Irene LITTLE.666 Parents: William Frank LITTLE and Martha Ellen "Marthy" ROSS.
Isaac LITTLE. Parents: Jacob LITTLE and Hannah (LITTLE).
Lt. Isaac LITTLE654 was born about 1646.653 He died on 24 Nov 1699 in Marshfield Massachussets.842 Anderson says he was about 53 when he died [MarVR 388] Called Lt. Isaac Little when he made his will in 1699. Parents: Thomas LITTLE and Anna WARREN.
Spouse: Bethiah THOMAS. Lt. Isaac LITTLE and Bethiah THOMAS were married before 1674.842 According to Anderson, "on 1 March 1674/5 Isaac Little consented to the settlement of the estate of Nathaniel Thomas [PCR 5:158-59]." Children were: Thomas LITTLE, Dorothy LITTLE, Isaac LITTLE, Bethiah LITTLE, unknown daughter LITTLE, Charles LITTLE, Abigail LITTLE, Bethiah LITTLE, Nathaniel LITTLE, Chief Justice William LITTLE, Bethiah LITTLE, Lemuel LITTLE.
Isaac LITTLE was born on 21 Feb 1677/78 in Marshfield Massachussets.788 He died on 2 Feb 1758 in Pembroke MA.788 Isaac was mentioned in his brother William's will. Parents: Lt. Isaac LITTLE and Bethiah THOMAS.
Isaac LITTLE was born on 18 Mar 1704.788 He died between 27 May 1755 and 17 Jul 1755 in Plymouth Massachusetts.843 Parents: Thomas LITTLE and Mary MAYHEW.
Isaac LITTLE was born on 3 Apr 1710 in Marshfield Massachussets.328 He died before 1730 in Marshfield Massachussets.328 Mayflower Families says he died young, but does not state how young. Parents: Isaac LITTLE and Mary OTIS.
Isaac LITTLE Sr.676,844,845,846 was born about 1722. Assume he was at least 21 when he was named executor of his father's will in 1756, making him born before 1735. In 1762 and 1763 he pays tax for himself and James and does not pay for him in 1764, meaning James was likely born in 1742 or 1743. Assuming Isaac was at least 20 when James was born, he would have been born by 1722. However, the James living with him in 1762 and 1763 could have been his brother James. He was living in Apr 1755 in VA.847 In April 1755, Isaac Little and Jacob Little filed suits against John Atkinson (of Spring swamp). The case was continued. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: moved]848 In May of 1755, Isaac and Jacob Little were represented in their suit against Atkinson by an attorney. While certainly not proof that they moved, this may be an indication. He was living on 14 Sep 1757 in Pitt Co. NC.846,849 Isaac bought 100 acres on Hudsons Mill Swamp from Abraham Petypool. At that time the land was in Beaufort Co. The deed was witnessed by Amos Atkinson and Jacob Little. This land, by then in Pitt Co., was sold 11 Feb 1797 by Isaac and Micah Little to Pleasant Little for 68 pounds after Isaac's death. But in 1790, Isaac Sr. had sold the land to Pleasant for 50 pounds. That deed was witnessed by Jacob Little, Caleb Griffith, and Amos Evans. He was living in 1762 in Pitt Co. NC.792 In the 1762 and 1763 tax lists for Pitt Co., Isaac Little was listed as a taxpayer. He also paid tax for James Little in 1762. In 1764, James was separate. He owned on 7 Aug 1778 in Pitt Co. NC.850 Isaac Little claimed and entered 50 acres of land on the north side of Tarr River bounded by James Sampson, Clark, Caleb Ewell, Mary Mitchell, John Mooring, and his own line. He died before 11 Feb 1797 in Pitt Co. NC.851 Pitt Co. Deed Feb 11, 1797 from Isaac Little & Micah Little to Pleasant Little; former owner Isaac Little Dec. who bequeathed the property to Isaac Little and Micah Little in his last will and testament according to the deed. The Thigpen Tribe lists Isaac as father of Pleasant, Penelope, Elisha, Isaac, Michael, William Gray, James and maybe others (in that order), but does not mention Jacob. Some of the relationships are supported by other facts. A will was supposedly left, but I have been unable to locate it. The names Jacob, Pleasant, Isaac, Elisha, and Michael or Micah all show up in Anson Co. in the early 1800s and are often involved in deeds together - either as grantor/grantee or witness.
In one deed, Pleasant refers to Elisha as "brother" and Elisha is executor of Pleasant's will in 1832. Jacob sells land twice to Pleasant, witnesses some of his deeds, and witnesses his will, but no family relationship is stated.
The younger Isaac's widow, Delilah Teal Little, states in her warrant application that Isaac's brother Jacob wrote the names of her first 4 children in the family bible. The last 4 names were written by Daniel Fones who is mentioned as an adjacent property owner in Micah's first land transaction in Anson Co. in 1808.
Jacob and Isaac appeared in Anson Co. about the same time (1796) and bought land very near each other. Micah and Pleasant stayed in Pitt Co. for about 10 more years and showed up in Anson Co. deeds about the same time (1808).
Joseph R. Little, MD, Salisbury NC, sent a copy of a letter fragment to the Carolinas Genealogical Society which he assumed to be either from Elisha (his ancestor) or a cousin of Elisha. In this fragment, headed "North Carolina Anson Septemer 1840" the author says he saw James Little and Pleasant Little lately, Uncle Jakob had been dead about 2 years, and Uncle Isaac was well and keeping a mill on Lanes Creek. The author said he was married and had 3 children, the oldest being a son 6 years old. This letter seems to establish that Jacob and Isaac were brothers, although "Uncle" could have been used just as a measure of respect. I would guess the Pleasant to be Pleasant Menon Little, but do not know who James would be. Parents: William LITTLE and Morning (LITTLE).
Spouse: PLEASANT. Isaac LITTLE Sr. and PLEASANT were married.676 Children were: James LITTLE, Jacob LITTLE I, Pleasant LITTLE, Penelope LITTLE, Elisha LITTLE, William Gray LITTLE, Micah LITTLE, Isaac LITTLE.
Isaac LITTLE was born on 11 Jun 1738 in Pembroke MA.328 Parents: Isaac LITTLE and Abigail CUSHING.
Isaac LITTLE676 was born about 1774 in Pitt Co. NC. Isaac's birth is based upon census records. In 1790, there was an Isaac Little in Pitt Co. This is likely the father of Isaac and Micah and perhaps Jacob and Pleasant. With Isaac was one other male 16 or over. While it cannot be proved, it is likely that this male is the younger Isaac which would make him born by 1774.
In 1800, there is no Isaac in Pitt Co. and there is an Isaac in Anson Co. on pg 233, age 16-26 (b 1774-1784). In 1810, no Isaac appears in the census, and in 1815 no Isaac appears in the list of taxables. In 1820, Isaac is listed on page 39 as 45+ (b 1775 or earlier). In 1830, Isaac is listed on page 90 as 50-60 (b 1770-80). And in 1840, Isaac is listed on pg 60 as 60-70 (b 1770-80). If the Isaac's in 1800 and 1820 are the same man, then Isaac was born 1774-1775.
He appeared in the census between 1800 and 1840 in Anson Co. NC.852,853,854 The 1800 census had Isaac Little (01100 20010) on pg 233. This puts Isaac at 16-26 (1774-1784) and wife as 26-45 (b 1755-1774), with 1 male 10-16 (b 1784-1790) and 2 females under 10 (b 1790-1800). Since according to this and later censuses Isaac was likely only 26 in 1800, it is likely that the male 10-16 was not a child of Isaac - perhaps a younger brother (Michael?) or a boarder.
Isaac does not appear in the 1810 census. There are two Jacob Littles in the 1810 census and the younger one fits this family almost exactly. Is it possible that the census taker somehow got the names confused?
In 1820, Isaac was listed as 45+ (b 1775 or earlier) with 2 males 10-16 (b 1804-1810), 2 males <10 (1810-1820); 1 female 45+, and 1 10-16. If all four young males and the young female are their children, then only three of the four youngsters listed with Isaac Little in 1800 could be theirs - assuming the pension statement saying they had 8 children was correct.
In 1830, Isaac Little was listed between Benjamin Braswell and Aaron Stegall. Three households away was Hozy Little, followed by Dugal Ross, John Wooten, Jonathan? Presson, Thomas Manas, Charles Griffin, Jacob Little, Cary Tolson, and Thomas Griffin. Isaac was listed as 50-60 (b 1770-1780) with 3 males 15-20; 1 female 50-60, and 1 female 15-20.
In 1840, Isaac was listed between Enoch Griffin and Alfred Ashcroft, some distance away from Dugal Ross and Jacob Little's heirs. Isaac was listed as 60-70 with 1 female 60-70 and 1 female 5-10. He served in the military in 1813 in Fort Johnson, North Carolina.855 Joseph White, in support of Delilah's claim, stated, "whilst I was a member of the Legislature of North Carolina in the year 1822 Capt. Thomas Boykin was also a member of the Legislature from Samson? County and informed me that Isaac Little of Anson served in his company at Fort Johnson in the year 1813..."
Richard Manos also provided a statement to support Delilah's claim. He stated that Isaac was a private in Capt Tindal's company from Anson and served at Fort Johnson in Capt. Boykins or Sulivents company. He said Isaac was a volunteer for 6 months and was discharged before that term was out "as all or most of the married men was." He was "in a position to know this fact having Recvd a land warrant for 80 acres..."
Capt. Fredrick Staton and James Dunn witnessed Delilah's statement and said they were well acquainted with her and she was the person so stated. John Jarman (German) and James Dunn stated that Isaac served two months in Capt. Jno Blues company and that "we were in a position to know this facts having received land warrants of 80 acres each for our services." Dunn did not know his warrant; Jarman's was No. 55.019.
Isaac served in the Ninth Company, detached from Anson Regiment. A Benjamin Teal was also listed in that regiment; this may have been a brother of Delilah. He died on 29 Jul 1845 in Anson Co. NC.856 I am not sure if Delilah's claim presented in Anson County Court 5 Novermber 1853 says 1843 or 1845 for Isaac's death. I believe it is 1843. He owned Pitt Co. in Pitt Co. NC.845 Parents: Isaac LITTLE Sr. and PLEASANT.
Spouse: Delilah TEAL. Isaac LITTLE and Delilah TEAL were married on 2 May 1794 in Pitt Co. NC.857 Children were: Nancy LITTLE, Sarah Elizabeth (possible) LITTLE, Unknown LITTLE, Unknown male LITTLE, Unknown male LITTLE, Unknown female LITTLE, James "Jimmy" LITTLE, Michael unproven LITTLE.
Isaac LITTLE Jr.835 was born about 1810 in Anson Co. NC.858 In the 1840 census, Isaac Little is listed as 30-40, as are Jacob and Patrick. One of them was not born until at least 1810, based on the 1810 census. I am guessing that it is Isaac, but it could have been one of the others. He died in 1847 in Union Co. NC.859 "information that Isaac Little is dead" docket of Oct to Jan 1848
D.S.L Halbrook? gave bond for estate of Isaac Little - docket to Jan 1848 Dean L (or S) Hornbeck was executor of Hosea's estate. Probably same person as D.S.L. Halbrook? In a petition to the P&Qs court in January 184x, Hornback stated that the heirs were Stephen, Anna, Ellis, Polly & Jacob Little.
In the October 1848 court session, Hornbek stated that Isaac Little was indebted $223 to William Allen ($55.42), James Bivens ($5.27), William Little ($80.72), L. C. Str? ($5.00), A. Baucom ($10.00). Years provision for the widow was $46.60. 115 acres was auctioned; Jefferson Caudle bought it for 72 cents per acre.
He owned Owned in 1847 in Gourdvine Creek, Union Co. NC.45 In a petition to sell 160 acres on Gourdvine Creek adjacent to Wilie Jackson & others to settle debts of Isaac Little deceased, the administrator stated "Your petioner further states? to your worships that the heirs at law of the said Isaac Little are Stephen, Anna, Ellis, Polly & Jacob Little" It has been stated that Isaac and Susan had a son named Isaac, but this does not appear likely. Isaac was not listed as an heir in the petition by Susan to sell part of Isaac Sr.'s estate and he was not listed with her in the 1850 census. There is no Isaac Little listed in Union or Anson Co. in the 1850 or 1860 census. In 1840, Isaac Little (30-40) was listed with one male under 5 (Ellis P.) and one male 5-10 (Stephen). He did not likely have a son who had already left home. Parents: Jacob LITTLE I and [Little] MARY.
Spouse: Susan [LITTLE]. Isaac LITTLE Jr. and Susan [LITTLE] were married about 1833. Estimating marriage date based on birth of son Stephen. Children were: Stephen LITTLE, Ellis P. LITTLE, Anna LITTLE, Polly (Mary) LITTLE, Jacob LITTLE.
Isaac LITTLE was born about 1848 in North Carolina.43 Parents: Michael unproven LITTLE and Mary [LITTLE].
Spouse: S.A. REDFERN. Isaac LITTLE and S.A. REDFERN were married on 6 Dec 1871 in Anson Co. NC.44 Record says "Dec. 6, 1871, Isaac Little, s. of Michael & Polly Little, and S. A. Rushing, d. of John Redfern" so she was apparently married to a Rushing.
Isaac LITTLE was born about 1848.551,860 He died on 2 Feb 1922.49 He was buried in Little Family Cemetery, Union Co. NC. Parents: Pleasant Minon LITTLE and Anna MEDLIN.
Israel Bidwell LITTLE was born on 5 Sep 1838 in Montgomery Co. NC.861 Parents: James LITTLE and Living.
Ivy Lorenzo LITTLE was born on 2 Jul 1896 in Crossroads, Sebastian Co. AR.862 He died on 29 Feb 1984 in Heavener OK.684 He was buried in Heavener OK.684 Parents: John Bradford LITTLE and Mary Jane ROSS.
Spouse: Lucy Louvania LIVINGSTON. Ivy Lorenzo LITTLE and Lucy Louvania LIVINGSTON were married on 19 Dec 1915.862 The Little Legend says 19 Dec. 1925, but it is a typo. They married 19 Dec. 1915. Children were: Delora LITTLE, Eula Mae LITTLE, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living.
J.P. LITTLE was born about 1872 in North Carolina.729 There were two male children listed as J.P.: one age 8, the other age 7. He died before 1900.552 He was apparently deceased by the 1900 census when only 6 of the 15 children were still living. See Family Census note listed with Pleasant M. Little for details. Parents: Pleasant M. LITTLE and Catherine M KIKER.
J.P. LITTLE730 was born about 1873 in Oak Forest, Iredell Co. NC.729 There were two children named J.P. listed with P.M. and C.M. Little in the 1880 census. One was 8 and one was 7. I am using the younger one for J.P. Little whose obituary says he died at age 64. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Iredell Co. NC.552 In 1900, Joseph P. Little, age 28, was listed next to a Hair family. With him were wife Maggie and children James C. and Cora N. Next door was P.M. and Catherine. Nearby was sister Sarah and her husband Washington L. Mayes and children. He died about 1936 in Statesville, Iredell Co. NC.730,863 The obituary provided by Jane Davis is not dated and she does not have a date but Mrs. Richard Davis was listed as a surviving sister. According to Jane, Mrs. Davis is Etta Little Davis, for whom she provided a 1939 obituary. Thus J.P. died before June 26, 1939. If he is the J.P. who is age 8 in the 1880 census, he must have died in 1936 since his obituary said he was 64. Parents: Pleasant M. LITTLE and Catherine M KIKER.
Spouse: . J.P. LITTLE and Margaret RAY were married.730
Jacob LITTLE was born in 1714 in Beaufort Co. NC.724 It is possible that this Jacob, who Terry Savage says was born in Beaufort, is the son of William Little who died in Beaufort in 1756. It looks less likely that this is our Jacob who, according to his pension application, was born in Surry VA in 1755. I guess it is possible the elder Jacob had moved to Surry Co. but it seems unlikely that he moved there and then moved back. Children named in this Jacob's will (Asa, Nahum) do not seem to match.
In 1831 in Anson Co. Pleasant Little sold land to Elisha Little "brother" . Witnessed by Jacob Little and William P. Little. Probable that Pleasant, William, Elisha, and Jacob are brothers. Whether or not they are sons of Jacob is unknown.
Per note from Terry Savage, this Jacob died without a will. Moved to Anson Co. with brothers William and John Little. Settled in that part of Anson Co. that became Rowan Co. in 1769. [Rowan was actually formed in 1753, but perhaps the borders changed in 1769]
What makes me suspect this is that our Jacob was born in VA in 1755 and then moved to Pitt Co. (quite a ways from Anson or Rowan Co.) He was apparently raised in Pitt Co. according to his pension application.
Jacob LITTLE367 was born before 1715. Jacob was an adult when his father made his will in 1736. Parents: Robert LITTLE.
Jacob LITTLE was born before 1735. Jacob was one of the executors of William's estate, so it would seem he would have been at least 21, although I believe he could be younger. He was living in Aug 1779 in Edgecombe Co. NC.864 Colonial Records cites "An act for annexing part of Halifax to Edgecombe: " Lower corner of Halifax county that lies next to Fishing Creek is more convenient to Edgecombe ..And whereas that part of the dividing line between the counties of Edgecombe and Pitt on the North side of Tar River has never been run..." This division was made in 1779.
Appointed, along with Amos Atkinson and Chals Waldrom, commisioner to run a dividing line between counties of Edgecombe and Pitt. Completed the same by " taking the course from Wm Jackson's 5 miles to the Edgecombe & Pitt lines from thence have directed our course S 40 degrees W and marked a fair line with three chops in each tree to the mouth of Cheek's Mill Creek on Tar River without any variation of the said course the distance being about ten miles." need source
He died in 1791 in Edgecombe Co. NC.138,865,866 Will in Edgecombe Co. Book C, p 157, dated May 19, 1787, probated Feb 1791, Wife Mary, residue during widowhood, reversion of plantation to son Asa. Son and Exr: Nam (Nahum) 2 negroes, deske, chist. Dau: Janne, 1 negro, cow and calf, lume and geare, tea table, saddle and iron skillet. Son: Asa, 1 negro , chist, cow and calf, horse, saddle 25 specie. Exr: James Little, Jacob Gremmer. Witness Rob't Gremmer, Joshua Sharp, John Sharp Parents: William LITTLE and Morning (LITTLE).
Jacob LITTLE I was born on 28 Mar 1755 in Surry Co. VA.867 He was living between 1776 and 1795 in Pitt Co. NC.867 He served in the military on 10 Aug 1780 in Pitt Co. NC.868 Jacob volunteered as a private in the militia on 10 Aug. 1780 in Pitt Co. under Capt. John Hodges. The troop joined Col. Seawall's Regiment at Ramsey's Mill on Deep River, then marched to the Yadkin. Jacob was discharged 22 Oct 1780 due to sickness. In Dec. 1780, Jacob volunteered again in Pitt Co., this time as a minute man in Col. James Gorum's Regiment. The unit was assigned to protect the area between Wilmington and New Bern from the scavaging of the British and the Tories. Jacob served "under Lt. John Robinson in a skirmish with the enemy at night near Gen'l Bryan's Mills, the night on which Gen'l Bryan's house was burned." He was living on 17 May 1795 in Pitt Co. NC.869 Jacob sold 80 acres on the south side of the Gum Swamp to Benjamin Parramore in 1795. The land was adjacent to Jacob's first deed in Josiah Knox's line, it being the whole of the land combined in the bounds of two deeds from Josiah Knox to Jacob Little. The deed was witnessed by Pleasant and Isaac Little. He was living between 1795 and 1838 in Anson Co. NC. Jacob had several land transactions in Anson starting in 1795:
He was granted 100 acres on Gourdvine Creek via a warrant from His Excellency Sam Ashe on August 7, 1795. Recorded 1797. Jan 22 1795 - transferred to Jacob Little. Jan. 22, 1795 Richard Lee enters 100 ac; border his own lines on Gourdvine Cr; includes the Gum Pond (not clear whenthe entry was transferred from Lee to Jacob.
Entered claim for 100 acres on Gourdvine bordering Richard Lee's survey on Nov 10, 1796. Same day Isaac Little entered claim bordering Richard Lee's land on s side of Gourdvine Creek
Listed in tax list for Anson Co. in 1815 in Capt. Curlee's Company. Poll tax only.
Land grant 9 Feb 1816 on Bull Branch.
Deed Book 30, p 90, tract of his land sold to settle suit.
1820 census in Capt. Steagall's Co.
1830 - Anson Census: Jacob on pg 90. 1 M 70, 1 F 60; 1 F 40; 1 M 1 F 20; 1 M 1 F 15; 1 F 10 to 15; 1 M 2 F under 10. On page 90 with Isaac (1 M 50; 3 M 15-20) and Hozy (30). Next page (91) has Patrick (15-20) and Pleasant M. Little (30). Pleasant Little (60) is on pg 65. William is on pg 51.
1831 - Pleasant Little sold land to Elisah Little "brother." Deed was witnessed by Jacob and William P. Little.
1833 - Pleasant Minon Little sold to Thomas Maness land beginning at Jacob Little's corner. Witnessed by Isaac Little Jun.
October 1833 - Jacob Little, aged 78, appears in Pleas and Quarter Session to make his declaration to obtain pension benefits. Volunteered in Pitt Co. NC 10 August 1780 under Capt. John Hodges. Was born in Surry Co VA March 28 1755. Moved to Anson County in 1795.
1834 - Jacob Sr to Jacob Jr land from the land granted him in 1797 He owned 100 acres on Gourdvine Creek on 10 Nov 1796 in Anson Co. NC.870,871 On Nov. 10, 1796, Jacob Little entered 100 ac on waters of Gourdvine Cr, bordering Richard Lee's survey, and 100 ac on waters of Bridge Br. At the same time Isaac Little entered 100 ac on waters of Gourdvine Cr bordering Richard Lee's land on S side of the creek. He appeared in the census in 1800 in Anson Co. NC.872 Listed as 20010 21011; Jacob is 26-45; females 26-45 & 45 & over. Probable that the female over 45 is mother or mother-in-law He appeared in the census in 1810 in Anson Co. NC.873 A Jacob Little is on page 16 (20010 32011; head of household would be 26-45). his might be the Jacob who witnessed the sale in Pitt Co. in 1803. What happened to him?
Our Jacob Little family is on p 18 (21101 20110); Jacob is 45+; female is 26-45; younger males would be Hosea, Pleasant M., Patrick, and Jacob Jr. Two households away is Pleasant Little (01101 31010); Pleasant is 45+. Michael Little is on pg 58 (11010 31010) He appeared in the census in 1830 in Anson Co. NC.874 Jacob is listed on page 90 between Chalres Griffin and Cary Tolson, 6 households following Hozy Little and 9 following Isaac Little.
Jacob is listed as 70-80. With him is one male 20-30, one male 15-20, and one male 5-10. He has one female 60-70, one 40-50, one 20-30, one 15-20, one 10-15, one 5-10, and one under 5. As it is unlikely that the children under 10 are his - given that his wife is now at least 60, I suspect that one of his sons and his family are living with him. This would likely be Jacob Little and Frances, his wife.
Nearby are Isaac (40-50), Hosy Little (30-40), Patrick (20-30), and Pleasant M. (30-40). Pleasant M. has one male living with him age 15-20. Isaac Little could be this male or the male 15-20 living with Jacob. He died about 10 Mar 1838 in Anson Co. NC.835 Jacob willed his "daughter Rebecca Little shall keep and enjoy quiet and peacable possession of all the property she now owns..." He also willed that his "son Jacob Little have the use of my horse to tend one crop before he be sold." He nominated his "son Hosea Little and Isaac Little Junr executors" to his will. The word "son" was singular and some believe that means Isaac was not his son. However, it is probably more likely that the "s" was inadvertently omitted than it is that Jacob would leave a nephew as executor when he had other sons. Many Little researchers have concluded that Jacob Little whose will was signed and probated in 1838 and Jacob Little who applied for a RW Pension in 1834 were different men. The oft-stated evidence was that Jacob Little's will was signed in 1838, proving that this Jacob was alive until that time, while the other Jacob was apparently deceased by December 1835 based upon the pension papers filed by Capt. James E. Stewart for Jacob Little's heirs. These researchers were misled, as were the compilers of Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Applications, by a misinterpretation of the writing of the year 1855, which they interpreted to be 1835. In two places, the year 1855 is written such that it looks like 1835, leading all to believe that Jacob Little was deceased by 1835. What all these researchers overlooked was the first line in the statement: "Know all men by these presents that I Pleasant Menon Little of the Anson part of Union County do hereby constitute and appoint Capt. J. E. Stewart of Washington City as my true and lawful attorney...." With a knowledge of formation of North Carolina counties, it is obvious that this letter could not have been written in 1835 because Union County was not formed until 1842. The petition was actually filed in 1855.
Proof that the two Jacobs are the same man is circumstantial but quite strong.
1. There was only one Jacob Little listed in every Anson Co. census from 1800 through 1830, except for 1810 when there were two. The ages of Jacob Little track consistently throughout those years with the age of Jacob Little's birth date of 1755, as provided in his pension application.
2. According to Jacob Little's pension application, he moved from Pitt Co. to Anson Co. in 1795. In 1795, Jacob Little was granted land in Anson Co., which he sold in 1834 to Jacob Little Jr. This land was adjacent to other land he subsequently owned. In Jacob Little's will, he states that his son Jacob should be allowed use of his horse to bring in one crop, indicating Jacob Jr. already shared the horse and must live together or adjacent with Jacob Sr.
3. The 1834 sale to Jacob Little Jr. from Jacob Little Sr. of his original 1795 grant was witnessed by P.M. Little who is described as the son of Jacob Little in the 1855 pension application submittal.
4. P.M. Little also witnesses the sale of land by Jacob Little's executors, further strengthening his connection to the Jacob Little who left a will in 1838.
5. Jacob's signatures on his pension claims filed in 1832 and on his will signed in 1838 appear to be the same.
There are two puzzles that have not been solved.
1. On Feb. 12, 1803, Jacob Little and Pleasant Little witnessed a sale by John Williams to John Mooring in Pitt Co. Our Jacob was then living in Anson Co. The elder Jacob, uncle to our Jacob, had died in 1797. Could Jacob have returned to Pitt Co. and witnessed this deed while there?
2. In Dec. 1807, Pleasant Little sold his last property in Pitt Co. In Feb. 1808, he bought land in Anson Co. Also that year Micah Little bought land in Anson. In the 1810 Anson Co. census, Jacob Little age 26-45 is listed with two males under 10 one female 45+, 1 26-45, 2 10-15 and 3 under 10.
A second Jacob Little is listed about 23 households later and Pleasant Little 2 households later still. The second Jacob is listed as 45+ with 2 males under 10, 1 10-15, and 1 16-25; females were 1 under 10, 1 16-25, and 1 26-45. It would seem that Pleasant, Micah, and a second Jacob had moved from Pitt Co. in 1808 and were now in the census. Who is this Jacob? He is not in the census in 1820 or thereafter.
Jacob Little is apparently the father of Pleasant Menon, Hosea, Patrick, Isaac, and Jacob Little. His daughters include Rebecca, Elizabeth Allen, and at least one more daughter who was married to Janny Pool
There exists strong evidence indicating that Jacob Little was the father of five sons: Pleasant Menon, Hosea, Patrick, Isaac, and Jacob; a daughter Rebecca.
1. Jacob's will, signed 10 March 1838, included provisions for only two of his children, but named others. He left his daughter Rebecca all the property "she now owns being at present and heretofore her own right & property..." He allowed "son Jacob have the use of my horse to tend one crop before he be sold." He wanted all of his property sold to pay debts and if any money was left it was to be "equally divided among all my said daughters." If any land remained unsold, it was to be sold by his executors. He appointed his "son Hosea Little and Isaac Little Jr." as executors.
2. Hosea Little and Isaac Little, as executors of Jacob Little's estate, sold 20 acres to Elizabeth Allen in Jan. 1841 and it was witnessed by Pleasant Menon Little and Patrick Little. It is common for the heirs of an estate to witness the sale of estate property by the executors, and it is already proven by the pension application that Pleasant Menon Little is a son of Jacob. Thus it is very likely that Patrick is also a son. The sale to Elizabeth Allen may be an indication that she is a daughter of Jacob. Unfortunately no records of estate sales or account settlements can be found.
3. Jacob Little's land sales were likely to his sons, but he never indicated they were such. In Dec. 1834, Jacob sold land that was granted to him in 1795 to Jacob Little Jr. and the sale was witnessed by Patrick Little and P.M. Little. .In Dec. 1836, his deed to Patrick Little was witnessed by Hosea Little and Janny Pool. It is possible, but not proved, that one of Jacob's daughters was married to Janny Pool.
Parents: Isaac LITTLE Sr. and PLEASANT.
Spouse: [Little] MARY. Children were: 1st unknown dau of Jacob LITTLE, Hosea LITTLE, 3rd unknown dau of Jacob LITTLE, 2nd unknown dau of Jacob LITTLE, Pleasant Minon LITTLE, Patrick LITTLE, Jacob LITTLE Jr, Rebecca LITTLE, Isaac LITTLE Jr..
Jacob LITTLE Jr was born between 1802 and 1804 in Anson Co. NC.875 Guessing that Jacob is the son living at home in 1820, who is listed as 16-18. He was living on 17 May 1845 in Union Co. NC.876 Jacob, Frances, David Liles, and Winney Liles were received by letter in the Meadow Brook Baptist Church on May 17, 1845. He was Baptist in 1845/46 in Union Co. NC.876 He died about Aug 1846 in Carroll Co. TN.877 Carroll Co. Court minutes of Sept 1846 state that Anderson Liles was appointed admr of Jacob Little and acknowledged bond of $400 with Isaac Sparks Jr & Clark Henson as his securities. B. Rogers, Josuha Mabery & John Hodge were appointed Commissioners to lay off one year's support for the widow Little.
Deed from Jacob Little to Henry Mullis dated 14 Dec 1843 was proven in court by Cary Tolson in the Union Co. NC Docket Oct 1846. p 297
Deed of trust to Patrick Little dated Jan 2nd 1847 was proven by Jacob Little and returned and assured to be registered. Union Co. NC Docket. p 319. This must have been nephew Jacob Snyder Little. How do we know Jacob Little who died in Carroll Co. TN is the son of Jacob who fought in the RW?
1. Jacob Little who died in Carroll Co. TN about Aug. 1846 was the same Jacob Little who left Union Co. in 1845 or 1846. Carroll Co. Court minutes of Sept 1846 state that Anderson Liles was appointed admr of Jacob Little and acknowledged bond of $400. In January 1847, Anderson Liles filed the inventory. In 1847, Frances Little went to court to obtain money for Winney Liles, pauper,. Meadow Brook Baptist Church records in Union Co. NC show Jacob Little and Frances Little received by letter May the 17th 1845 and David Liles and Winney Liles the same date. They were listed as dismissed by letter "Jacob Little and Frances His wife Dec the 20: 1846 David Liles and Winney Liles His daughter Dec the 20: 1846." Likely, the family joined another church upon reaching TN, but it took several months for the paperwork to reach Union Co. and be processed.
Jacob Little sold his last piece of property in Union Co. to Henry Mullis Nov 3, 1845. He had sold another tract to Mullis in 1843. We have found no deeds to Jacob in TN, but the evidence is strong that he and his family, along with David Liles and some of his family joined Frances' brothers in Benton and Carroll Co. in early 1846.
There is one conflicting piece of evidence. An entry in the Union Co. NC Docket (p. 319) says that a deed of trust to Patrick Little dated Jan 2nd 1847 was proven by Jacob Little and returned and assured to be registered. I cannot find a deed that supports this. It is possible that this Jacob is Jacob Snyder Little, but he would have been 16 years old.
2. Jacob Little's will, dated 1838, states that son Jacob should be allowed to use the horse to bring in one crop before it is sold. Except for 1810, there is only one Jacob Little listed in any Anson Co. census or any tax list we can find. Jacob Little Sr. sold land to Jacob Little Jr. (Dec 1834, witnessed by Patrick and P.M. Little), and Patrick Little (Dec. 1836, witnessed by Hosea Little & Janny Pool). "Son Hosea Little and Isaac Little" are named as executors of Jacob's estate and sell a tract to Elizabeth Allen (Jan 1841, witnessed by P.M. Little and Patrick Little). The land that Jacob sold in 1843 and 1845 is the land he bought from Jacob Sr. and the land he was granted adjacent to his own land and that of Jacob Little Sr.
3. The land sold by Jacob Jr. and the land sold by Hosea & Isaac as executors of Jacob's estate is the same land that Jacob was granted in 1795 and 1796.
4. Jacob Little's pension application states that he moved from Pitt Co. to Anson Co. in 1795.
Parents: Jacob LITTLE I and [Little] MARY.
Spouse: Frances LILES. Jacob LITTLE Jr and Frances LILES were married before 1832/33. The 1830 census lists no female in the right age bracket with David Liles. There is a female in the Jacob Little household, so she could have been already married to Jacob Jr. and living in that household. Children were: Nancy Ann LITTLE, David Liles LITTLE, Ellen LITTLE, Harvey Ingram LITTLE, Miles Washington LITTLE, Daniel J. LITTLE.
Jacob LITTLE was born about 1846.674 Parents: Isaac LITTLE Jr. and Susan [LITTLE].
Jacob S. LITTLE was born on 6 Nov 1844 in Stanley Co. NC.878 He died in Dec 1929 in Stanley Co. NC.878 Parents: Jacob W. LITTLE and Margaret J. LOVE.
Jacob Samuel LITTLE was born on 9 Apr 1870 in Union Co. NC. He died on 10 Mar 1951. Parents: Samuel Knox LITTLE and Lydia Caroline GRIFFIN.
Jacob Snyder LITTLE was born on 22 Dec 1830.52,879 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Olive Branch, Union Co. NC.880 Jacob S. Little was living next door to John Q. Little. Jacob was 28, Hannah 22, James B 3, and Daniel P 1. He was living on 30 Jun 1873 in Greensboro, Guilford Co. NC.881 Jacob S. Little was listed as case no. 364 in the Greensboro NC list of bankrupts. There was also a John G. A. Little listed in Greensboro, Case 134, 3-12-73. I bet this was John Quincy Adams Little who provide proof in Jesse Little's widow's application. He died on 16 Jul 1909 in Union Co. NC.52 A different hand wrote "Jacob S. Little. Died. July, 16th 1909. Being 78 years six months and 24 days old." The same handwriting recorded the death of Ruthy? Little daughter of J.T. and Lela and an infant son in 1911.
Annie Traywick has his date of birth as 1 July 1909. He was buried about 16 Jul 1909 in Smyrna Cemetery, Union Co. NC.706 He was buried about 16 Jul 1909 in Smyrna Cemetery, Union Co. NC.706 Jane Davis has his death date (and thus burial date) as 1 July 1909. He was mail carrier in Union Co. NC.882 The Oct 1943 article about J.B. Little said "Uncle Jacob S. Little, renowned first rural mail carrier in Union county, was just under eighty when he died. Parents: Pleasant Minon LITTLE and Anna MEDLIN.
Spouse: Hannah Louise MCNEELY. Jacob Snyder LITTLE and Hannah Louise MCNEELY were married on 13 Sep 1854 in Union Co. NC.52,883 Children were: James Buchanan LITTLE, Daniel Filmore LITTLE, Almetta Ellin LITTLE, Phetna Lucretia LITTLE, Unnamed LITTLE, David Alexander LITTLE, Emily Boon LITTLE, Samuel Pleasant LITTLE, Francis Annie LITTLE, Mary Louiza LITTLE, Jacob Thomas LITTLE, Lillie Alice LITTLE, Maggie Odessa LITTLE.
Jacob Thomas LITTLE was born on 9 Dec 1875.52 Parents: Jacob Snyder LITTLE and Hannah Louise MCNEELY.
Jacob Vines LITTLE16 was born on 19 Feb 1809.126 He died on 28 Jan 1895 in Aurora, Beaufort Co. NC.126 Died at home of daughter Lida Baynor L. Ross Parents: Asa LITTLE and Felicia (Lesha) ALLIGOOD.
Jacob W. LITTLE725 was born about 1805 in Montgomery Co. NC.884 He died on 10 Oct 1858 in Union Co. NC.884 Jacob and Margaret had numerous other children who I did not bother to list here. They are listed in the Ancestral File. Parents: James LITTLE and Rosanna TUCKER.
James LITTLE. Parents: Francis LITTLE and Mary (LITTLE).
James LITTLE was born.24 It is unclear whether James was a minor when James signed his will August 1786. Parents: James LITTLE and Nancy (LITTLE).
James LITTLE.95 Parents: James LITTLE and Rebecca BLACKFORD.
James LITTLE owned Purchased in 1775 in Anson Co. NC. According to the deed from Jesse Alsobrooks, Hosea Little et al to John Little, James Little purchased the land on Thompsons Creek and adjacent to Jeremiah Gulledge from Marsh Rushing in 1775. He died about Sep 1792 in Anson Co. NC.24 James Little signed his will 24 Aug 1786, but it was not probated until Oct. 1792.
James LITTLE137 was born about 1691 in Surry Co. VA.886 The Ancestral File lists him as a son of William and unknown wife, along with all the other children. He died in Dobbs Co. NC.95 Thigpen lists James as a child of William Little and Martha Parnell, who it claims is the second wife of William. Parents: William LITTLE and Martha PARNELL.
James LITTLE676 was born about 1739 in Surry Co. VA. If William was truly born in 1745, then the others must have been born later. However, Joseph was listed in the 1762 tax list for Pitt Co. as an adult, making him born by 1741. So that makes you wonder about the 1745. He died before 1794.16,887 April 23, 1794, Lucy Little, Edmund Ricks, and Benjamin Bell, executors of the estate of James Little, bought land from Edwin Perry for the use of Readin Little and James Little, heirs of the said James Little, on Coneto Creek adjoining the line of the said James Little. The deed was witnessed by Joseph Little and Reddick Little. Quite possible that this James is not the James listed in William's will, but a son of Thomas Little. Parents: William LITTLE and Morning (LITTLE).
James LITTLE676 was born about 1742/43.792,888 James was listed with Isaac in the 1762 and 1763 tax lists. I believe this indicates he is at least 16 and not 21; thus indicating he was born after 1741 and by 1746 . In the 1764 tax list, James was listed separately from Isaac for the first time, indicating he was 21. This would mean he was born around 1743. This James may have been Isaac's brother and not his son. I suspect that The Thigpen Tribe has combined generations with this family.
The Thigpen Tribe lists James Little as the 7th child of Isaac Little and provides an 1855 death date. Their James Little married a Catherine first, and a Harriet second and had children Louis Gray, Elizabeth, and Samuel. However, James Little who was listed with Isaac Little in the 1762 tax list, could not have died in 1855 since that would make him about 110. The Thigpen Tribe does not list their sources.
The Thigpen Tribe provides a birth date for the first child of Louis Gray Little, supposed son of James Little, as 1831. This would indicate Louis was born around 1800 (age 30 when his child was born.) In turn that would mean that James was in his 60s when Louis was born. Parents: Isaac LITTLE Sr. and PLEASANT.
James LITTLE676 was born between 1744 and 1747.792 James, Josiah, and George Little were all listed with Thomas in the 1763 tax list, indicating they were at least 17 but not 21 and were thus born between 1743 and 1747. In 1764, James was still a minor, thus he was born between 1744 and 1764.
Thomas Littel deeded James land in May 1763 and did not apparently deed land to his other two sons until his death in Feb. 1764. This would seem to indicate James had come of age or married. However he was listed on Josiah's tax listing the next year - which seems contradictory. He appeared in the census in 1790 in Pitt Co. NC.793 Next door were George and Josiah Little. See note for Josiah. He died on 4 Aug 1799 in Pactolus, Pitt Co. NC.319,865 On page 154, Edward Cox says that "no proof has been found that James Little, son of Thomas, has more than one son and yet records of one James Little and one William Little so closely align..." that they should be investigated. On pg 155 he says "James Littel died Aug. 4, 1799 leaving a son William. He lived near Pactolus in Pitt County, and left fourteen children." He then goes on to list William as "E1" and list his children, of which there are 14. The Thigpen states that James had other children but does not list them.
Parents: Thomas LITTLE.
Children were: William LITTLE.