James H. Little Sr.

1839–1903 (Age 64)
Hampshire, Virginia, United States

The Life of James H.

When James H. Little Sr. was born on 3 April 1839, in Hampshire, Virginia, United States, his father, William Little, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Stump, was 24. He married Mary E. Marshall on 10 December 1862, in Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Warren, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Madison Township, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 September 1903, in Fairmont, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Fairmont, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States.

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James H. Little Sr.
Mary E. Marshall
Marriage: 10 December 1862
John Edwin Little
Charles Henry Little

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10 December 1862
Washington, Iowa, United States


  • Male1878–1952Male

  • Charles Henry Little


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 5

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 22

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. 

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)

  • James Little, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • James H Little, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James H Little in household of William Little, "United States Census, 1850"

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