When Mary Maria Holbrook was born on 17 May 1836, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States, her father, Chandler Holbrook, was 28 and her mother, Eunice Dunning, was 26. She married Jesse Carter Little on 29 January 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850 and Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 23 March 1906, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in South Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States.
English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + brōc ‘brook, stream’, such as Holbrook (Derbyshire, Dorset, Suffolk) and Howbrook in Wortley (Yorkshire).
Americanized form of North German Halbrock (or some like-sounding surname), a cognate of 1 above.
History: This name was first taken to America by the brothers Thomas and John Holbrook, who emigrated to MA in the 17th century; their line can be traced back to Dundry, Somerset, England, in the first half of the 16th century. Other English bearers who started early lines of descent in the New World are Joseph Ho(u)lbrook of Warrington, Lancashire, who emigrated to MD as an indentured servant in the later 17th century; Randolph Holbrook, who was in VA in the 1720s but later returned to Nantwich, Cheshire; and Rev. John Holbrook, who emigrated from Handbury, Staffordshire, to NJ c. 1723.
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The following story was compiled with a focus on Jesse's work in Morgan Valley. As the Vanguard Company of Pioneers neared the valley of the Great Salt Lake in 1847 Jesse Carter Little was in the ad …
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