Little Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I88
  • Name: Chauncey LITTLE
  • Surname: Little
  • Given Name: Chauncey
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 Jul 1814 in , , North Carolina 1
  • Death: 19 May 1861 in Columbia, , Arkansas
  • Burial: Willow Mont Cmtr, Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee
  • Reference Number: 310
  • _UID: 45D8E7A5F1FFF54CA84B501F58F454A985CF
  • Note:
    Chauncey and his brother Benjamin were killed in the explosion of the confederate ship KENTUCKY. The news of their death was transmitted by letter the original of which is in the possession of Dr. Wm. Young, Fayetteville, TN.

    !BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Helen and Timothy Marsh, CEMETERY RECORDS OF BEDFORD COUNTY, TN; 1875; Southern Historical Press, Easley SC, 1976; pg 207; State Library, Nashville, TN; NOTE: Tombstone Inscription reads: Chauncey, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Little - Jul 18, 1814 - May 19, 1861.

    !DEATH: Obituary of Chauncey Little, FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER; 1861; May 30, 1861; ;Public Library, Fayette TN; NOTE FROM ABOVE: On Sunday morning 19th inst. the Steamer Kentucky exploded her mad receiver at Columbia Arkansas on the Mississippi River by which eleven persons were killed. Benjamin and Montgomery Little (brothers) of Bedford County were so badly scalded that they died.....defective iron caused the accident. (Note wrong name, Montgomery did not die until 1863).

    !RELATIONSHIP: Deed of Sale, Bedford County (TN) Court Minute Book; 1869-1872; Sale of land in Memphis, Shelby County, settle estate of Benj Little, entered as of 2 July 1866; pg 566-567;Courthouse, Shelbyville TN; NOTE: Notes that parents are not included as heirs in law so they are most likely dead. No wives/children of Chauncey, Benjamin or Montgomery Little or included so they evidently do not exist. The loose court papers for this time period in Bedford County were destroyed by fire so no furter information can be obtained from them.
  • Change Date: 17 May 2012 at 01:00:00

    Father: Samuel LITTLE b: 4 Feb 1777 in , Rowan County, North Carolina
    Mother: Elizabeth (Betsy) BOONE b: 3 Mar 1786 in , Rowan County, North Carolina

    1. Title: 1860 United States Census (online database)
      Publication: Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2004.
      Page: Roll: M653_417 Page: 0 Year: 1860 Head of Household: Montgomery Lyttle
      Note: Name: C Lyttle Age in 1860: 48 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, Louisiana Gender: Male Occupation listed as Clerk - Living with his brother.
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