Solomon Caleb Litton

15 January 1803–18 February 1842 (Age 39)
Elk Garden, Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Solomon Caleb

When Solomon Caleb Litton was born on 15 January 1803, in Elk Garden, Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, Capt John Whitley Litton Sr, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Pearl Fullen, was 31. He married Catherine Yountz on 20 April 1828, in Russell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 18 February 1842, in his hometown, at the age of 39, and was buried in Litton Hill Cemetery, Elk Garden, Russell, Virginia, United States.

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Solomon Caleb Litton
Catherine Yountz
Marriage: 20 April 1828
John Whitley Litton lll

Spouse and Children

20 April 1828
Russell, Virginia, United States


    John Whitley Litton lll


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+1 More Child

World Events (7)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 9

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 16

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, as for example Litton Cheney in Dorset (named from Old English hlȳde ‘torrent’ (from hlūd ‘loud’, ‘roaring’) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’), or Litton in Somerset (from Old English hlid ‘slope’ or ‘gate’ + tūn), Derbyshire and North Yorkshire (both probably from Old English hlīð ‘slope’ + tūn).

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

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  • Solomon Caleb Litton, "Find A Grave Index"

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