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Jesse Carter Little

Birthplace: Belmont, Waldo, Maine, USA, Belmont, ME, USA
Death: Died in Morgan, UT, USA
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Little, III and Relief White Little
Husband of Elizabeth Greenwood Little; Mary Mariah Maria Little and Emily Little
Father of Helen Amelia Little; Annie E. Little; Mary Kendall Little; Charles Wallace Little; Edward Kendall Little and 10 others
Brother of Relief Little; Betsy Little; Jane Little; Harriet M Little; Thomas Little and 8 others

Occupation: farmer, entrepreneur (leased Warm Springs north of Salt Lake City, first fire marshall of Salt Lake City, Utah
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About Jesse Carter Little

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Jesse Carter Little (26 September 1815 – 26 December 1893) was a Mormon pioneer and a member of the presiding bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)..."

"...Like many early members of the LDS Church, Little practiced plural marriage. He had three wives and 27 children..."


Biographical Summary:

"...Little, Jesse Carter – (2nd Ten) Born Sept. 26, 1815, in Belmont, Waldo Co., Maine, to Thomas and Relief Little. He joined the Church in the eastern states and was ordained a high priest in 1845. He was appointed president of the Eastern States Mission in 1846, where he helped the Saints receive a redrees of grievances suffered in Missouri, by enlisting 500 LDS men to form a battalion that would march to California. Little traveled to Nauvoo to inform leaders of this plan and then helped raise a battalion from among the members. He traveled with the enlisted men as far as Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and then returned east. Called to join the first company of pioneers, he left his wife in New Hampshire early in 1847 and traveled 3,000 miles west. He met the company April 19, 1847, about 70 miles west of Winter Quarters, then had to return to Winter Quarters for his supplies and come back to the wagon train. On the trek, he was an adjutant, and served as a scout on several occasions. After reaching Salt Lake Valley with the advance company, he immediately returned east and resumed his mission for four years. He returned to the valley with his family in 1852, and remained in Utah for the rest of his life. He held many important community and Church positions. He opened a hotel in the Warm Springs area of Salt Lake City. In 1856 he became chief engineer of a fire department. Te same year, he was ordained bishop and was a counselor to Presiding Bishop Edward Hunter until 1874. That year he moved to Morgan, Morgan Co., Utah, and lived in nearby Littleton for many years. He died in Salt Lake City on Dec. 26, 1893, at age 78..."


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Jesse Carter Little's Timeline

September 26, 1815
Belmont, ME, USA
August 12, 1841
Age 25
Peterborough, NH, USA
November 6, 1842
Age 27
Peterborough, NH, USA
August 12, 1844
Age 28
Peterborough, NH, USA
November 14, 1847
Age 32
Peterborough, NH, USA
August 9, 1850
Age 34
Peterborough, NH, USA
July 4, 1852
Age 36
September 2, 1853
Age 37
Salt Lake City, UT, USA