John Fernald Little

Brief Life History of John Fernald

When John Fernald Little was born on 13 November 1810, in Campton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Ebenezer Little, 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 Dongola, Union, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. 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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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

Sources (10)

  • John T Little, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
  • John Donald Little, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • John Fernald Little, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Perry, Illinois, United States

1832 · Black Hawk War

"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

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.

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VERMILLION: History of La Salle County, Illinois: by Hoffman pages 165-168

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 …

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