John Goodwin Little

1825–1909 (Age 83)
Ridgeville, Butler, Alabama, United States

The Life of John Goodwin

When John Goodwin Little was born on 3 December 1825, in Ridgeville, Butler, Alabama, United States, his father, Amos Bingham Little, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hays, was 22. He married Sophronia E. Howell on 22 December 1853, in Butler, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lowndes, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Monterey, Butler, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 24 April 1909, in Greenville, Butler, Alabama, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Greenville, Butler, Alabama, United States.

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John Goodwin Little
Sophronia E. Howell
Marriage: 22 December 1853
Theresa Jeneelia Little
Emma Little
Susan Elizabeth Little
John Buckner Little
Anna Belle Little
Charles T Little

Spouse & Children

22 December 1853
Butler, Alabama, United States


  • Theresa Jeneelia Little


  • Emma Little


  • Susan Elizabeth Little


  • John Buckner Little


  • Female1864–1950Female

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1834: Butler, Alabama, United States

Age 25

Historical Boundaries - 1850: Butler, Alabama, United States

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)

  • I G Little, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John G Little, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J G Little in entry for Susan E Stuart, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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