James Henry Little

1811–1851 (Age 40)
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Little was born on 6 May 1811, in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Walter Little, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Little, was 42. He died on 12 May 1851, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Walter Little
1766–1851
Sarah Little
1768–1847
Little
1793–1793
Sarah Little
1795–1872
Walter Little Jr.
1797–1859
Tamar Little
1800–1874
Meribah Hale Little
1803–1882
Mary Little
1806–1880
Benjamin Hazen Little
1809–1825
James Henry Little
1811–1851
Eliza Little
1814–1901

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World Events (7)

1812

Age 1

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

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 14

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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 (3)

  • James H Little in household of Walter Little, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James H. Little, "Massachusetts, Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • James G. H. Little, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"

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