James Amasa Little (1822 - 1908)

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Birthplace: Aurelius, Cayuga, NY, USA
Death: Died in Kanab, Kane, UT, USA
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About James Amasa Little

James Amasa Little (son of George Edwin Little and Susan Young, of Auriesville, N. Y.).

Born Sept. 14, 1822. at Auriesville. Came to Utah 1848.

Married Mary Jane Lytle Dec. 16, 1849, Salt Lake City (daughter of John and Christina Lytle, of Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio). She was born Aug. 6, 1834.

Their children:

Feramorz b. June 10, 1851, died;

James b. Feb. 19. 1852, m. Emma Evans;

Edwin b. Dec. 2, 1853, died;

Phineas Howe b. June 2, 1858;

Ada b. May 24, 1860, m. Alfred D. Young;

Fannie Marie b. May 4, 1862, m. William T. Stewart;

Leo Charles b. Feb. 14. 1865, m. Myra Johnson;

Claudie Augusta b. July 22, 1867, m. John Robinson;

Rose b. Jan. 6, 1872, died.

James Amasa Little then married Anna Matilda Baldwin Dec. 21, 1867, Salt LakeCity (daughter of David Baldwin and Elizabeth Cole, of Birmingham, Eng., pioneers 1861). She was born March 28, 1839.

Their children:

Mary Jane b. Dec. 31. 1869, m. Elmer W. Johnson;

Christina b. Jan. 12, 1863, m. Leonard John Nuttall Jr.;

Lorin Amasa b. April 29, 1864, m. Eliza Peugh;

Willis Copland b. Sept. 8, 1869, m. Addle Jackson;

Susan Elizabeth b. Jan. 6, 1871, m. Heber G. Robinson;

Laura b. March 21, 1873, m. Fuller Broadbent;

Harriet b. Nov. 14, 1874, m. James Jacobsen;

Malcolm b. Nov. 14, 1876 m. Elizabeth Galbraith;

David Baldwin b. Oct. 13, 1878. m. Hettie Acord, m. Harriet Fredricksen.

James Amasa Little then married Elizabeth Tulledge Nov. 19, 1864, Salt Lake City (daughter of Edward Tulledge, of Salt Lake City).

Their children:

John Tulledge b. Jan. 20, 1869;

Edward William b. Oct. 11, 1872;

Frank b. March 29, 1876, m. Bessie Finley.

Families resided at Kanab, Utah.

Missionary to England and also to eastern states; high priest; patriarch; counselor to Bishop Levy Stewart of Kanab, Utah. Veteran of Mexican war. Settled at St, George 1863; helped to survey and lay out the town of Kanab, Utah. Farmer. Historian.

In November, 1891, because of persecutions heaped upon polygamists, James A. Little went to Mexico. His wife, Ann, had already gone there the year before.

For fifteen years Mary Elizabeth did not see him, and heard little from him until after his wife, Ann, died in 1906, when he returned to Kanab. Upon his arrival, Mary Elizabeth took him in and cared for him until he passed away on the 10th of September 1908, at the age of 86 years.

Mary lived six years longer and died in December 1914, at the age of eighty-two years. Mary is buried in the Kanab cemetery.

SOURCE: http://www.archive.org/stream/pioneersprominen00esshrich/pioneersprominen00esshrich_djvu.txt



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James Amasa Little's Timeline

September 14, 1822
Aurelius, Cayuga, NY, USA
December 20, 1858
Age 36
January 12, 1863
Age 40
St. George, Wahington, UT
September 10, 1908
Age 85
Kanab, Kane, UT, USA