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** Ninth May Generation **
Son of James W. Little and Elizabeth May
Harris Crowder has been providing information on descendants of this
to an account by Juanelle Sewell in We, The Litle People:
When Thomas' first wife, Elizabeth, died in childbirth in March 1857, Thomas had seven children under eleven years of age. By the end of the year he married Sallie Edwards, who reared the young family while giving birth to ten more Little children, including two sets of twins. They lived in Morris, Jefferson Co., Ala. Thomas was a slave overseer prior to the Civil War and afterward was a farmer. He was a member of Farrah Masonic Lodge #8. His "daybook," a small journal, has been preserved. One of the last entries in June 1874 says,
"Hit is my wizh to be beried by my wife in Blount. You can git the coffin made at Morriz. Please have a box to put the coffin in as hit will be to hawl. As the wether is hot have this done as soon as pozable."
The last entry in a different hand say, "T. M. Little dide August 27, 1874." His grandchildren remembered the family story that Tom's daughter - Ellen, who was sixteen years of age at the time - rode all day on horseback behind the wagon carrying his coffin to Remlap, where he was buried next to his first wife, Elizabeth, and his parents.
© 2000 Fred T. May