Lydia Little

1802–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Little was born about 1802, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Little, was 47 and her mother, Catherine Bell, was 34. She married William Pursley in 1819, in Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Lydia Little
1802–
William Pursley
Marriage: 1819

Spouse & Children

  • Female1802–Female

  • William Pursley

    MaleMale

MARRIAGE
1819
Marion, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1818

Age 16

Illinois is the 21st state.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 34

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

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