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1. William Joseph Little
b. 1771, South Carolina
d. 1860, buried in Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery, Haralson Co., Georgia
m. Family’s theory indicate Sarah but other sources suggest Elizabeth or Betsy to be her name, before 1797 probably in Wilkes Co., Georgia
b. No record of any kind has ever been found about her.
d. Guessing between 1812 and 1825 Possibly in Jackson Co., Georgia
m. Mary “Polly” Johnson, March 3, 1825 in Jackson Co., Georgia
b. 1798, Ireland
d. 1877, buried in Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery, Haralson Co., Georgia
NOTES: William Joseph Little served in the War of 1812 from Jackson Co.,.
William Joseph Little also served in the Creek Indian War from Wilkes Co. Georgia. This was an Indian uprising in the South between (1813-1814). The Creeks who lived mainly in Alabama and Georgia were alarmed by encroachments on their lands and were convinced by Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief, to unite with many other tribes against the settlers. The leader of the Creeks was William Weatherford, also known as Red Eagle. The Creek Indians had fought along with the British in the War Of 1812.
William Joseph Little applied for Veteran’s Pension in 1855 he stated that he was 84 years old and stated the places where he volunteered for service. This gives us a verification of the date of his birth in 1771. He did not use his first name while in the service.
William Joseph Little was the sheriff of Jackson Co., GA. from 1813 to 1820.
William Joseph Little received a land grant for 40 acres in Calhoun Co., Alabama while living in Carroll Co., Georgia dated July 15, 1854
He also received a land grant for another 79 acres after Carroll changed to Haralson Co., Georgia dated Jan 1 1859.
Carroll Co., was formed 1n 1826 from land ceded by the Creek Indians. Originally Carroll Co., included the former Creek Indian Land lying north and west of the Chattahoochee River and was bounded on the North by Cherokee Land and stretched south to West Point. It was about 40 miles wide and 100 miles long. Population in 1850 was 8,256 with 1,101 slaves. The Co., takes its name from Charles Carroll, one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Co., Seat is Carrollton. Haralson Co., was formed in 1856 from Carroll and Polk Counties.
Joseph Little was one of three men of the Eighth District who were recommended to superintend one of the elections in the Cherokee Territory following the removal of the Cherokees.Indian Agent Christopher Brown recommended him to Governor Gilmer 15 May 1831.Joseph was one of Carroll now (Haralson) Counties earliest citizens.He was there in 1827 some twenty-eight years or more before Haralson Co. was organized.
Joseph Little was a Justice of the Inferior Court in Carroll Co. in 1830, 1833, 1834, and 1836.In 1837 he signs as J.J.C. and as J.P.In 1838, 1839 he signs as J.P.All in Carroll Co.
Stub entries to indents claim against SC growing out of the Revolutionary War. N0 1504; Issued the 26th day of January 1786 to Mr. Joseph Little for 19 Shillings and 7 Pence Sterling. For Provisions and Forage in 1778 as?? Account passed by the commissioners. NO 1505; issued the 26th day of January 1786 to Mr. George Little for 3 Pounds and 8 Pence Sterling. For Provisions and Forage in 1780, 1782, and 1783 as ?? Account passed by the commissioners.
Muster roll of Georgia Militia commanded by Capt. Joseph Whorton lists a Joseph Little with sub-note of “do Fort Harrison” this group was in existence from January 5 to March 5, 1814. Another document shows Joseph Little as a spie.
Joseph was had a brand of the letters J L.
Oral Family History
James Little of Wilkes, and then Jackson CountyGeorgia is thought to be an uncle to William Joseph Little. Not to be confused with a James Little of Wilkes County Georgia who died in the revolutionary war. This was told by a grand daughter of Thomas Jefferson Little Sr.
It is also said that William Joseph Little while in Carroll and Harralson Counties was called Squire Billy Little. Seen by Calvin D. Little in a letter.
Will of Joseph Little
Abstract by Barbara Good
Last Will and Testament of Joseph Little
The State of Georgia, Carroll Co.,
In the name of GOD, amen, I Joseph Little of the State and Co., aforesaid, being afflicted in body, but of perfect sound mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed that all men should die and feeling that my time on earth is not long, do constitute and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament viz: It is my will and desire that all my just debts should be paid if any exist at the time of my death, and that the amount for that purpose be raised out of the sale of such property as I may leave not bequeathed and given to any particular person.I give and bequeath to my son JOSIAH LITTLE, the sum of fifty dollars; I also give and bequeath ten dollars to be equally divided among the children of my daughter POLLY POWELL; I also give and bequeath to my daughter NANCY TRAYLOR the sum of fifty dollars which sum I give to her and the legal heirs of her body; I also give and bequeath unto the children of my son WILLIAM LITTLE ten dollars to be equally divided among them; I further give and bequeath unto my daughter ANNA ROBERTS the sum of fifty dollars to her and the lawful heirs of her body; I give and bequeath to my son THEOPHILUS F. LITTLE the sum of ten dollars; I also give and bequeath to my daughter ATHRILDA HINES the sum of fifth dollars which shall be to her and the lawful heirs of her body. And it is my desire that the following property be sold and the above bequeaths be paid out of the proceeds arising from said sale so soon as 12 Months may expire after my death; I desire that a negro man slave by the name of Prince and a woman by the name of Hannah and her child, a boy (Cim Polk), a man by the name of Charles and a boy by the name of Sam, and a man by the name of Frank, and a girl by the name of Martha all of which sold together with lot of land which I may have at the time of my death, number one hundred & seventy two containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less lying in the 8th, Dist of Carroll. It is my will and desire after paying all my just debts and funeral charges and the above bequeaths, that the balance be equally divided among the children of my last wife MARY LITTLE. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife MARY LITTLE, a negro woman Adaline, and a boy by the name of Butler together with all my household and kitchen furniture, with all the plantation tools, blacksmith shop, threshing machine, cotton gin, and my stock of all kinds also the lot of land I now live on number two hundred and fifty containing two hundred and two and a half acres more or less; I desire that my wife MARY LITTLE shall remain on the plantation whereon I now live in order to raise the present young children on the proceeds of the plantation during her natural life.It is also my desire that my wife MARY LITTLE dispose of property in left in hands at her death as she sees fit or cause to do, I give and bequeath to my son JOSEPH LITTLE one negro boy named Levi; I give and bequeath to my son FRANCIS LITTLE, one negro boy by the name of Jack; I give and bequeath to my son THOMAS J. LITTLE one negro boy by the name of Kinley; I give and bequeath to my daughter E.L. GREEN one negro boy Alford; I give and bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH LITTLE, one negro girl Violet which girl I give to her and the lawful heirs of her body; I give and bequeath to my son ELIGAH M. LITTLE, one negro boy by the name of Eldor, also one lot of land number two hundred and fifty one in the 8th Dist. Of Carroll containing two hundred two and one half acres more or less; I give and bequeath to my son JOHN W. LITTLE one negro boy named Allen also one lot of land number two hundred and seventy three in the 8, Dist of Carroll containing two hundred two and a half acres more or less.I give and bequeath MARY C. LITTLE one negro by the name Ann which negro I give to her and the lawful heirs of her body forever; It is my wish and desire in the event that either of the above children above mentioned viz:Joseph Little, Frances L. Little, Thomas J. Little, E. L. Green, Elizabeth Little, Elijah M. Little, John W. Little and Mary C. Little, should die without having children that the property bequeathed to said child so dying without issue shall be equally divided among the balance of my children by my last wife MARY LITTLE; and if any of the negroes above bequeathed should die before it is received by the legatee to whom it is bequeathed the value of such negro I desire to be made up to them out of my other property. I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife MARY LITTLE my true and lawful executrix and also my beloved sons JOSEPH LITTLE, and FRANCIS L. LITTLE, true and lawful executors to this my last will and testament, revoking all former wills heretofore made, and it is my will and desire that so soon after my death as may best accord with the interests of my estate that the land and negroes before stated be sold on a credit of twelve months by my executors. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the 27, day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven.
In Presence of:
Robert A. Reed,
Zion Cantrell, J.P. JOSEPH LITTLE
APPLICATION FOR BOUNTY LAND
Abstract by Barbara Good.
State of Georgia, Carroll Co.
On this 5th day of April 1855, personally appeared before me a J.P. for the Co., and State of Georgia.Joseph Little Sr. age 84 years, a resident of
Carroll Co. GA.After being sworn declared he is the identical Joseph Little who was a Sergeant in the Company commanded by Capt. Thos. Brown in Regiment of Georgia Militia of Volunteers, commanded by Col. Henley in the war with the Creek Indians in 1791-1792.That he volunteered at Washington, Wilkes Co. GA 1791-92 and continued in actual service for 15 days and was honorably discharged on the Oconee River in 1792.That he never received a written certificate of discharge.
He also declares he is the identical Joseph Little who was a private in the Company of Rangers commanded by Captain Walton Harris of Georgia Militia in the WAR WITH GREAT BRITTAN declared by the United States on the 18th of June 1812.(WAR of 1812)Thus he volunteered at Jackson Co., Georgia 1812 for 30 days.
He received pay from General Daniel but received no written discharge or proof of service.He knows of no living person at this late day by whom he could establish his said service and ask to present proof of character should the rolls be lost.He makes this declaration for the purpose of Obtaining BOUNTY LAND which he may be entitled under the Act proposed March 3, 1855. He states he has never received Bounty Land before.
Joseph Little, Sr.
The decoration was sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above.
I certify that I know that the above applicant is the identical man he represents himself to be and believe him to be of the age above.I have been acquainted with the applicant for 20 years and know his character for truth.It is unquestionable good and I am not interested in this claim thereof.
Joseph Little, Justice of Peace
As acting J.P. they came before me in said co. of Carroll and state of Ga.I
Certify to be persons worthy of belief.After being sworn in declare that they said Joseph Little Sr. sign his name and acknowledge the foregoing declaration and they further sware that they know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be.They are personally acquainted with his character for truth and they fully believe that he performed the services set forth.
Alford H. Green
I Sharn Dean
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of April 1855.And I certify that the persons are respectable and truthful.I being well acquainted with them and certify from my own personal knowledge.
Joseph Little, Justice of the Peace
The information contained below was sent to me and was apparently copied from a book. I cannot tell who is getting what or where. So your guess is as good as mine.
Carroll Co., Georgia Deed Book A.
Page 155 Jackson Co., December 11, 1827. William Porter, Jackson Co., to Joseph Little, Jackson Co., $800.00. Land lot #250, 8th dist. Carroll now (Haralson) Co., containing 202 ½ acres, Drawn in lottery by William Porter. Attest: Thos Niblack J.P., W.L. Bryant J.P., April 30, 1829.
Page 444 Carroll Co., October 18, 1830, Joseph Little to Theophilus F. Little. $200.00. Land lit #158, 8th dist. Carroll now (Haralson) Co. 202 ½ acres drawn by William Blakley, Jones Co. Attest; John J. Gibson, Thos. M. Kennton J.P., November 4, 1830.
Page 533 Joseph Little’s mark and brand. A crap of the left ear, a slit of the right ear. Brand J. & L. for Joseph Little. Lawson Black, C. S. C. May 21, 1831.
Carroll Co., Georgia Deed Book B.
Page 229 Carroll Co., January 20, 1829. Charles H. Brooks, Jones Co., to Joseph Little, Carroll Co., $200.00 Land lot #150, 8th dist. Carroll now (Haralson) Co., 202 ½ acres drawn by William Blakely, Jones Co., Attest; William Little, Theophilus Little
Page 283 Carroll Co., April 1, 1832. William C. Springer, James H. Rogers, Sanford Kingsbery, and Joseph Little, Justices of the Inferior Court to Thomas McGuire, Carrollton. $117.00. Lot #3, City of Carrollton, containing 5000 square feet. Attest; William H. Parr, Issac E. Cobb, J.P., Dunley Ayres, J.P.
Page 312 Carroll Co., August 5, 1833. William C. Springer, Sanford Kingsbery, and Joseph Little, Justices of the Inferior Court to George R. Adair. $500.00. Lots #18, 19, 20, 45, 46, 47, City of Carrollton. Attest; John Dean, A. M. McWhorter, J.P. August 28, 1833.
Page 417 Carroll Co., July 7, 1834. William Springer, Jas. H. Rogers, Sanford Kingsbery, Joseph Little, William Beal, Justices of the Inferior court, Carroll Co., to Samuel Fields $50.00. Lots#125, 137 in the town commons of Carrollton. Attest; Jiles S. Boggess, Henry Curtiss, J.P., January 1, 1835
Page 418 Carroll Co., July 7, 1834. James H. Rogers, William G. Springer, Sanford Kingsbery, Joseph Little, William Beal, Justices of the Inferior court, Carroll Co., to Samuel Fields, Franklin Co., $250.00 lots #2, 23, Carrollton. 50 feet front and 100 feet deep. Attest; Jiles S. Boggess, Henry Curtiss, J.P., January 1, 1835
Page 447 Carroll Co., January 13, 1835. Absolem Haleanibe. Herbasham Co., to Joseph Little. $200.00. Land lot #273, 8th dist Carroll now (Haralson) Co., 202 ½ acres. Attest; Abner Sherden, Runson Thompson, J.P., May 12, 1835.
Children of William and Elizabeth
1_1. Josiah Little
b. 1797-98, Wilkes Co., Georgia
d. 1888, Cleburne Co., Alabama
m. Martha Stewart, before 1818, Jackson Co., Georgia
b. About 1799 probably in Wilkes Co., Georgia
d. Cleburne Co., Alabama
1_2. Mary Polly Little
b. August 4, 1799, Wilkes Co. Georgia
d. May 31, 1834, Haralson Co., Georgia
m. Asa Powell, January 11, 1821, Jackson Co., Georgia
b. May 12, 1796, Washington Co., Georgia
d. April 3, 1882
1_3. William L. Little
b. 1801, Wilkes Co., Georgia
d. June 3, 1839, Carroll Co., Georgia
m. Burchy Powell, March 6, 1822, Clarke Co., Georgia
b. June 18, 1804, Clark Co., Georgia
1_4. Nancy Little
b. 1804--Jackson Co., Georgia
d. Between 1860 - 1880 Oaklevel, Cleburne Co., Alabama
m. George Washington Traylor, December 12 or 13, 1821 in Jackson Co., Georgia
d. About 1888, Cleburne Co., Alabama
1_5. Anna Little
b. March 14, 1807, Jackson Co., Georgia
d. March 7, 1885, Oak Level, Cleburne Co., Alabama
m. Joshua Roberts, November 29, 1827, Jackson Co., Georgia
b. July 21, 1795, Albemarle Co., Virginia
d.July 21, 1876, Oak Level, Benton Co., Alabama
1_6. Theophilus F. Little
b. July 20, 1810, Jackson Co., Georgia.
d.March 26, 1875, Arkansas.
m. Martha Jane Lowry, about 1829, Georgia, (She was ¼ Cherokee)
b. 1812 Georgia or Kentucky
d. July 29 1875 Lockesburg, Arkansas
1_7. Arthrilda Little
m. Hazlet Hines, March 21, 1832, Carroll Co., Georgia
Children of William and Mary
1_8. Joseph Cephius Little DR
b. August 12, 1825, Jackson Co., Georgia
d. 1872, Haralson Co., Georgia, buried, Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery, Haralson Co., Georgia
m. Sarah Bailey, October 16, 1844, Carrolton, Carroll Co., Georgia
m. Saphronia Jane M. E. Sides, January 15, 1857, Haralson Co., Georgia, by Wm. J. Walton, JP
b. July 28, 1835
d. April 4, 1913, buried, Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery, Haralson Co., Georgia
1_9. Francis L. Little
b. June 29, 1827 in Carroll (now Haralson) Co., Georgia
d. August 28, 1868, Co., Georgia, buried, Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co., Georgia
m. Amanda M. Holland, October 18, 1849
b. April 13, 1830, Villa Rica, Carroll Co., Georgia
d. July 5, 1919, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co., Georgia, buried, Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co., Georgia
Her Parents Edmond W. Holland and First wife name unknown.
1_10. Exer L. Little
b. November 1831, Carroll Co., Georgia
m. Alfred H. Green, 1873, Texas
b. North Carolina
1_11. Elizabeth Little
b. November 4, 1832, Carroll Co., Georgia
d. November 19, 1919, Haralson Co., Georgia
m. William Dela Fletcher Mann, February 24, 1856, Carroll Co., Georgia
b. June 13, 1829
d. April 11, 1898, Haralson Co., Georgia
1_12. Thomas Jefferson Little
b. January 1, 1834, Carroll Co., Georgia
d. July 9, 1874, Haralson Co., Georgia, buried, Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery, Haralson Co., Georgia
m. Anne Taylor, December 6, 1849, Carroll Co., Georgia
b. February 3, 1831
d. January 30, 1870, Haralson Co., Georgia, buried, Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery, Haralson Co., Georgia
Her Parents, Dorey Taylor and Matilda.
1_13. Elijah Marion Little
b. May 7, 1838 in Carroll Co., Georgia.
d. August 28, 1886, Haralson Co., buried in Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery, Haralson Co., Georgia
m. Thursey Ann Kilgore
m. Mary Ann Bentley, 1857
b. February 1842, Georgia
d. 1924, Haralson Co., Georgia, buried in Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery, Haralson Co., Georgia
NOTES; Served as a private in Co. H, 1st Georgia Calvary in Captain William Tumlin’s Company and Colonel Morison’s Regiment of Georgia Calvary, Confederate Army. He was paid 40 cents pr day for use of horse and arms. I have a copy of a pay voucher for him dated from April 19, 1862 to October 1862. He was signed up for 3 years service and on one page it has a note. “Substitute for black” and received $50.00 pay, on all others he was shown present and received a little over $25.00.
1_14. John William Little
b. August 24, 1841, Carroll Co., Georgia
d. March 10, 1907, Greenville Hunt Co. Texas, burried East Mount Cemetery Hunt Co., Texas
m. Mary Annie (Mollie) Sockwell, December 30, 1862, Haralson Co., Georgia, By, W M. J. Walton, JP
b. November 14, 1843, Newton Co. Ga
d. Sepetmber 26, 1927, Greenville Hunt Co. Texas, burried East Mount Cemetery Hunt Co., Texas
Her Parents; William Wright Sockwell and Sarah Garrison, buried, East Mount Cemetery in Greenville
1_15. Mary Caroline Little
b. April 4,1843, Carroll Co., Georgia
d. October 3, 1909, Haralson Co., Georgia
m. Jesse Asbury Mann Jr., January 9 or 10, 1862 or 1864, Haralson Co., Georgia
b. February 24, 1838
d. January 12, 1890, Georgia
His Parents Jesse Mann and Sarah Gober