Martha Ann Little

FemaleJanuary 1809–13 March 1828

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

Martha Ann Little was born in January 1809, in Utica, Hinds, Mississippi, United States as the daughter of Little. She married Samuel M. Dilley on 13 July 1827, in Warren, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 13 March 1828, in Warren, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 19.

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Samuel M. Dilley
Martha Ann Little
Marriage: 13 July 1827
Baby Boy Dilley

Sources (4)

  • Martha Little, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Martha Little in entry for Samuel Dilley, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Martha Little in entry for Samuel Dilley, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1827Warren, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 3

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.


    Age 8

    Mississippi is the 20th state.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a small man (if not ironic), or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English lȳtel (see Light 3).

    Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ (see Began ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various European surnames meaning ‘little’, e.g. French Petit , Polish Mały (see Maly 1).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Samuel M Dilley 1802-1874

    Notes collected Diane Fyans Roos. Samuel Dilley was born on May 8, 1802 in Fayette County, Penn. He died Sept. 30, 1874, in Phoenix (later known as RT.2-Phoenix Road, Bentonia), Yazoo Co., Miss. …

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