Smith County, Texas

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LITTLE FAMILY
By Gayle Basaldu

Capt. Daniel Little, born 1731, Germany. He married Annie Mary Lewis, 1751, born 1735, Germany, died 1805, North Carloina. Capt. died 10 DEC 1775, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.

I. Lewis P. Little, born 04 NOV 1770, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. He married Tilitha Sparks, 1795, born 08 FEB 1779, Washington, Virginia, (daughter of Jonas Sparks and Elizabeth Sparks) died 14 JAN 1847, Catawba County, North Carolina. Lewis died 29 OCT 1849, Catawba County, North Carolina, buried: Bethlehem Methodist Church cemetery, Catawba County, North Carolina.

  • A. George Sparks Little, born 19 SEP 1801. He married Nancy Pede, born 20 SEP 1803, died 09 APR 1862, Catawba County, North Carolina. George died 16 AUG 1872, Union County, North Carolina, buried: Bethlehem Methodist Church cemetery, Catawba County North Carolina.
    • 1. Harriet Little, born 1830. She married Daniel Finger.
    • 2. Lewis William Little, born 1833, North Carolina. He married Margaret Elizabeth Finger, born 1837. Served in the 17th Texas Cavalry (dismounted) in the Civil War. Settled in Fannin County, Texas.
      • a. Claud M. Little, born 1877, Texas.
    • 3. Margaret Little, born 1835.
    • 4. Catherine Little, born 1840. Never married.
    • 5. Rev.Albert Little, born 06 SEP 1842, Near Newton, North Carolina. He married Mary L. A. Taylor, 21 NOV 1866, Smith County, Texas, born 1847, Mississippi, (daughter of Josephus Taylor and Martha Taylor) died 1928, Texas, buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Texas. Rev. Albert died 1919, Honey Grove, Texas, buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Texas. Methodist Minister. Enlisted in Company E of the 32nd North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War.
      • a. Era M. Little, born 05 AUG 1867, died 06 SEP 1869, buried: Taylor/Little Cemetery, Smith County, Texas. Cemetery information: Era M. - 5 Aug 1867 - 6 Sept 1869 - dau of A. & Mary Little.
      • b. Son Little, born 28 AUG 1869, Texas, died 06 SEP 1869, buried: Taylor/Little Cemetery, Smith County, Texas. Cemetery information: Infant son of Mary & A. Little - 28 Aug 1869 - 6 Sept 1869.
      • c. Emma Clifford Little, born 1872, Texas. She married James L. Bell, 1895, born 1870, Texas, (son of Thomas J. G. Bell and Fannie O. Calhoun). James: Minister.
        • (1) Thomas Albert Bell, born NOV 1895, Sherman, Texas. Thomas died 28 JUL 1975, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, buried: Milford Cemetery, near Waxahachie, Texas.
        • (2) John L. Bell, born JUN 1897, Texas.
        • (3) James C. Bell, born MAR 1899, Texas.
        • (4) Herbert G. Bell, born 1901, Texas.
      • d. Lula Little, born 1874, Texas. She married Largus B. Black, born 1873, Alabama.
        • (1) Lovisk Black, born 1901, Texas.
      • e. John Brittain Little, born 1879, Cherokee County, Texas. He married Sue Yarbrough, 1904, born 1884, Texas, died 1965, buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas. John died 1957, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas, buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Texas.
        • (1) Mary Sue Little, born 1918, died 1918, buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas. Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas - Interment Book: Mary Sue Little - 29 May 1916???.
        • (2) John Brittain Little, Jr., born 19 MAY 1920, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas, died 21 February 1991, Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA.
      • f. Jewel E. A. Little, born 1882/83, Texas. He married Bula Myrtle Wheeler, born 1897, (daughter of Peyton Wheeler and Martha Jane Hamil).
        • (1) J. E. Little, born 1913.
      • g. Stella Persis Little, born 1886, Texas. She married Dewitt Burkhead Bell, 14 DEC 1904, in Smith County, Texas, born 1882, Texas, (son of Thomas J. G. Bell and Fannie O. Calhoun). Dewitt: Attended Tyler College, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. Minister. Lived in Kansas City, Missouri.
        • (1) D. Morris Bell, born 1906, Texas.
        • (2) Mary F. Bell, born 1908, Texas.
    • 6. Nancy Little, born 1842.
    • 7. Mary Little, born 1845. Never married.
    • 8. John Little, born 1846. He married Kate Carpenter.
    • 9. Colin Little, born 1850.
    • 10. Joseph Little. According to John Brittain Little III: Lived on home place bought from the other heirs.
    • 11. David Wesley Little. According to John Brittain Little III: Moved to Georgia.
    • 12. Litha Little.
    • 13. George Little.

Sources of Information:

Ancestors of Albert Little

Daniel Little and his Descendants - Information from David Roper

Little Burials

 

George Sparks Little and his Descendants - Information from John Brittain Little III

Census
1860-Catawba County, North Carolina-Page 473

Rev. Albert Little m. Mary L. A. Taylor

Census

  • 1870-Smith County, Texas-Image: 380a
  • 1880-Cherokee County, Texas-Page 375a
  • 1900-Harrison County, Texas-Page 149
  • 1910-Smith County, Texas-Image: 68-09a
  • 1920-Fannin County, Texas-Page 114 (Mary living with daughter, Lula Black)

Oakwood, Honey Grove, Texas Cemetery Records

Deed of Land to Albert & Mary A. Little - Smith County, Texas from her father, Josephus Taylor, 01 OCT 1867

Obituary: Troup Banner, May 15, 1919

"LITTLE, Rev. Albert

Age, 76. Survived by widow; children: Mrs. J L Bell, Dallas; Mrs. L B Black, Honey Grove; Mrs. Dewitt Bell; Waxahachie; Jewel Little, Chandler; Jno B Little, Honey Grove. Last Sunday he was finishing his sermon at Pleasant Retreat Methodist Church when he fell in the pulpit and died suddenly. He was well known in Troup having served here as pastor many years ago."

Children of Albert Little & Mary L. A. Taylor

Era Little, dau of A. & Mary Little
Infant son of Albert & Mary Little
Taylor/Little Cemetery - Smith County, Texas

John Brittain Little

Census

  • 1910-Fannin County, Texas-Page 147
  • 1920-Fannin County, Texas-Page 115
  • 1930-Fannin County, Texas-Page 137

Emma Clifford Little m. James L. Bell

Census

  • 1900-Grayson County, Texas-Page 139
  • 1910-Travis County, Texas-Page 107
  • 1930-Ellis County, Texas-Page 243

Stella Persis Little m. Dewitt Burkhead Bell

Census

  • 1910-Travis County, Texas-Page 101
  • 1920-Williamson County, Texas-Page 244
  • 1930-Dallas County, Texas-Page 239

Jewel Edward Little m. Bula Myrtle Wheeler

Wheeler Family information: "Fannin County Folks & Facts Book"

Census

  • 1900-Grayson County, Texas-Page 139
  • 1920-Henderson County, Texas-Page 176

Lula Little m. Largus B. Black

Census

  • 1910-Fannin County, Texas-Page 147
  • 1920-Fannin County, Texas-Page 114
  • 1930-Dallas County, Texas-Page 273

 

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