Mary "Molly" Douglass Little (Handley)

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Mary Douglass (Handley)

Also Known As: "Molly"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died in McLean Co., KY
Place of Burial: Calhoun, McLean County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Handley and Martha Handley
Wife of Alexander Douglass; George Little; Alexander Douglas; Capt. George W. Little and Edward Atterbury
Mother of Elizabeth "Betsy" Little (Douglass) and William Joseph Little
Sister of John Handley; Samuel Handley and Rachel Thompson

Occupation: Married to George Little after husband died
Managed by: Thomas Neal Spieth
Last Updated:

About Mary "Molly" Douglass Little (Handley)

Many years after the death of his first wife Mary? George Little intermarried with Mary (Handley) Douglas, widow of Alexander Douglas. She was a native of Scotland (she heired an estate there) whence she came in childhood. In early life she married Douglas of Pa. They had several daughters, one of them (Betty )married Jonas Little.

In 1784 or '5 Douglas came to KY., with his brother-in-law, Capt. John Handley, a surveyor, to examine the country, survey and locate lands with a view of ultimate settlement. They separated to go to their respective homes.

Douglas never returned and was presumably murdered by Indians. His death is still a mystery. George Little died in 1815. In 1824, his widow married Edward Atterbury of Daviess Co., She survived her third husband several years, outliving most of her generation. From youth to old age she was noted for her beauty, the grace of her manners, and rare charm of her colloquial powers. Mary Handley Douglas Little Atterbury was buried beside her second husband in Anthony Thompson's graveyard. He was her sister Rachel's husband and the first Justice of the Peace in all this region.
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Mary "Molly" Douglass Little (Handley)'s Timeline

1760
1760
Scotland

Mary Handley was born asea as her parents' were emigrating to America.

1771
1771
Age 11
Union County, South Carolina, United States
1782
1782
Age 22
Pennsylvania, United States
1850
1850
Age 90
McLean Co., KY