John Henry Little

1820–
Hancock, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Little was born on 19 July 1820, his father, Thomas Irby Little, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Featherstone Hudson, was 36. He married Frances Emily Mitchell on 17 December 1840. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Little
1820–
Frances Emily Mitchell
1821–1864
Mary H. Little
1842–
Francis B. Little
1844–
Charles Edgar Little
1846–1909
Frances Elizabeth Little
1849–1902
John W. H. Little
1851–
Thomas M. Little
1855–1933
S. M. Little
1857–
Florida Little
1858–1917

Spouse & Children

children

(8)

  • Mary H. Little

    Female1842–Female

  • Male1844–Male

  • Charles Edgar Little

    Male1846–1909Male

  • Frances Elizabeth Little

    Female1849–1902Female

  • John W. H. Little

    Male1851–Male

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

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.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

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.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 12

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

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)

  • John H. Little, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • J H Little in entry for Thomas Mitchell Little, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1940"
  • John H Little, "United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865"

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