James H. Little

1851–
Nansemond, Suffolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of James H.

When James H. Little was born in 1851, in Nansemond, Suffolk, Virginia, United States, his father, Moses Little, was 31 and his mother, Emily, was 28. He married Dora Jenkins on 3 August 1886, in Virginia, United States.

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James H. Little
1851–
Dora Jenkins
1859–
Marriage: 3 August 1886

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
3 August 1886
Virginia, United States

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siblings

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World Events (3)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 10

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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 (1)

  • James H. Little, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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