Luther Little

Brief Life History of Luther

When Luther Little was born on 15 April 1756, in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Lemuel Little Sr, was 31 and his mother, Penelope Eames, was 24. He married Susanna White on 13 January 1788. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 22 March 1842, in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Luther Little
Hannah Lovell
Marriage: 4 January 1798
Sarah Lovell Little
William Fobes Little
Soloman Little
Hannah Little
Priscilla Little
Lydia Lovell Little
James Lovell Little
Olive Lovell Little

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  • Luther Little, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Luther Little, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Luther Little, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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