John Thomas Littleton

Male26 November 1826–20 September 1907

Brief Life History of John Thomas

When John Thomas Littleton was born on 26 November 1826, in South Carolina, United States, his father, William Littleton, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Alexander, was 41. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Emily Lusk. He lived in Keowee, Oconee, South Carolina, United States in 1880 and Keowee Township, Oconee, South Carolina, United States in 1900. In 1860, at the age of 34, his occupation is listed as farmer in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. He died on 20 September 1907, in Salem, Oconee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salem, Oconee, South Carolina, United States.

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John Thomas Littleton
Emily Lusk
Nancy Littleton
Angelina Littleton
Gemmina Littleton
Reuben Littleton
Erastus Littleton
Carrie Ruth Littleton

Sources (8)

  • Thos Littleton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Thomas Littleton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Thomas Littleton
  • Thomas Littleton, "Find A Grave Index"

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Children (6)

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World Events (8)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 3

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Age 34

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, mostly in southwestern England, named in Old English as ‘small settlement’, from lȳtel ‘small’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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