Daniel Little Jr.

4 May 1726–5 October 1801 (Age 75)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Daniel

When Daniel Little Jr. was born on 4 May 1726, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Deacon Daniel Little, was 35 and his mother, Abiah Clement, was 33. He married Mary Moody Emerson on 5 December 1751, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 October 1801, in Kennebunk, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk, York, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Little Jr.
1726–1801
Sara Coffin
1726–1780
Marriage: 12 April 1759
Nathaniel Coffin Little
1762–1834
Sarah Little
1764–1827
Margaret Little
1765–1775
David Little
1766–1843
Hannah Littlefield
1770–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 April 1759
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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World Events (4)

1776

Age 50

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 50

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 60

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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BIRTH: Place given as Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts by a 15 page article in "The Piscatqua Evangelical Magazine" Vol 2, Mar & Apr 1806, No 2, which states he moved when very young to Haverhill. …

Sources (3)

  • Daniel Little, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Daniel Little, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rev. Daniel Little, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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