John Fernald Little

13 November 1810–28 December 1891 (Age 81)
Campton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of John Fernald

When John Fernald Little was born on 13 November 1810, in Campton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Ebenezer Little Jr., was 21 and his mother, Phebe Palmer, was 23. He married Sarah Ann Card Dennis on 14 November 1839, in Campton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Dongola, Union, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 28 December 1891, in Perry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dongola, Union, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fernald Little
Sarah Ann Card Dennis
Marriage: 14 November 1839
Alice Jane Little
Mary Elizabeth Little
John Augustus Little
James Albert Little
Sarah Phoebe Little

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Ann Card Dennis


14 November 1839
Campton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


    Alice Jane Little



    John Augustus Little



    Sarah Phoebe Little


Parents and Siblings

    Ebenezer Little Jr.





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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 8

Illinois is the 21st state.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 22

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

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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DEER PARK: History of La Salle County, Illinois: by Hoffman pages 171-177

History of La Salle County, Illinois : by Hoffman, U. J. (Urias John), b. 1855 Publication date 1906 Publisher Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. Collection allen_county; americana Digitizing sponsor Int …

Sources (3)

  • John F Little, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Little, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John F Little, "United States Census, 1880"

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