Tempy Little

about 1744–
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Tempy

When Tempy Little was born about 1744, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Exum Little, was 24 and her mother, Alicia Elizabeth LaRoche, was 20. She married John Thigpen in 1797.

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John Thigpen
Tempy Little
Marriage: 1797

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    John Thigpen



Edgecombe,North Carolina

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World Events (6)


Age 32

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 32

North Carolina is the 12th state.

Age 64

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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Sources (2)

  • William Little Will
  • Manning and Allied Families, compiled by Elizabeth Ann Wright

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