John Henry Little

1850–1930 (Age 79)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Little was born in September 1850, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Frederick Dinkens Little, was 50 and his mother, Harriet R Knight, was 40. He married Frances Lydia Cobb on 30 June 1875, in Pitt, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Township 8 Sparta, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 8 May 1930, in Greenville, Pitt, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79.

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John Henry Little
Frances Lydia Cobb
Marriage: 30 June 1875
William Edward Little
James Clarence Little
John Henry Little Jr.
Harriet Elizabeth Little
Posey Hall Little

Spouse & Children

  • Male1850–1930Male

  • Frances Lydia Cobb


30 June 1875
Pitt, North Carolina, United States


  • William Edward Little


  • James Clarence Little


  • John Henry Little Jr.


  • Harriet Elizabeth Little


  • Male1891–1956Male

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World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 3

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • John H Little Sr. in household of Russel C Little, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H Little, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Little in household of Hariett Little, "United States Census, 1860"

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