Lydia Thigpen Little

1789–1851 (Age 61)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lydia Thigpen

When Lydia Thigpen Little was born on 1 December 1789, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Gray Little, was 48 and her mother, Sylvia Peninah Ann Thigpen, was 19. She married Elijah Lewis Manning in 1807. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 14 June 1851, in Sumter, Alabama, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Sumter, Alabama, United States.

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Lydia Thigpen Little
Elijah Lewis Manning
Marriage: 1807
Lydia Manning
Sarah Little Manning
Gray Little Manning
Priscilla Manning
Benjamin W Manning
Hillery Manning
William D. Manning

Spouse & Children

Edgecombe, Bertie, North Carolina, USA


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Parents & Siblings

  • Male1741–1824Male

  • Sylvia Peninah Ann Thigpen




  • Elizabeth Little


  • Sarah Elsey Little


  • Female1789–1851Female

  • Male1793–1874Male

  • Mary Little


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 3

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.

Age 19

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • Lydia Little in household of L H Smitt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lydia Little -
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lydia Little - residence: null; 1850; Edgecombe, North Carolina

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