Martha Ann Little

January 1809–13 March 1828 (Age 19)
Utica, Hinds, Mississippi, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

13 July 1827
Warren, Mississippi, United States


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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

1 English: nickname for a small man, or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English lȳtel, originally a diminutive of lȳt ( see Light 3).2 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ ( see Begin ).3 Translation of French Petit and Lepetit; also used as an English form of names such as Jean-Petit ‘little John’.

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

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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. …

Sources (3)

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

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