Lyman Little

1810–1849 (Age 39)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lyman

When Lyman Little was born about 1810, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, Wiliam Little, was 19 and his mother, Mehitable Smead, was 23. He married Lydia Edwards on 6 August 1826, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in December 1849, at the age of 39.

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Lyman Little
Lydia Edwards
Marriage: 6 August 1826
Roda (Rhoda) Little

Spouse & Children

6 August 1826
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


  • Roda (Rhoda) Little


Parents & Siblings

  • Wiliam Little


  • Mehitable Smead




World Events (7)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1813 · The Battle of Lake Erie

Age 3

The Battle of Put-In-Bay was fought on September 10 off the coast of Lake Erie. This battle was fought between the United States and the British during the War of 1812. The British wanted to seize control of Lake Erie at the beginning of the war. The battle lasted one day but many casualties occurred on both sides before the British ultimately surrendered to the U.S.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 11

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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.

Sources (2)

  • Lyman Little, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
  • Lyman Little, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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