Eliza Littley

3 December 1810–2 September 1889 (Age 78)
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Littley was born on 3 December 1810, in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Littley, was 31 and her mother, Mary Heeley, was 30. She married William Littley on 29 July 1833, in Weston upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Weston upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1833 and Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 2 September 1889, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Littley
Eliza Littley
Marriage: 29 July 1833
William Littley
Sarah Littley
Mary Ann Littley
George Littley
George Littley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 July 1833Weston upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 2
    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.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 22
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: nickname from Middle English litel ‘little’ (Old English lȳtel) + eye ‘eye’ (Old English ēage). Compare Mussey . Some post-medieval bearers given here may alternatively belong to (2) or (3).2 English: formally it could be a locative name derived from Old English lȳtel ‘little’ + ēg ‘island’, but no such place-name is known. It cannot be decided whether the surname of this origin has survived or whether some bearers under (1) belong here.3 English: locative name from Likeley Wood in Wickham Bishops (Essex), which is recorded as Litlehey in 1340, or from any of the numerous other places with names deriving from Old English lȳtel + gehæg ‘little enclosure’, such as Littley Green in Great Waltham, Littley Wood in Wethersfield, and Littleys in Ashdon (all Essex), Litley in Cheadle and Little Hay in Shenstone (both Staffs).

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Sources (36)

    • Eliza Littley in household of William Littley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Eliza in entry for William Littley, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Eliza Johnson in household of Thomas Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"

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