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1. Martha STRONG

2. Sarah Jane JONES

Samuel LITTLE 3

  • Born: 4 May 1810, Rowan County, North Carolina 3
  • Marriage (1): Martha STRONG
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Jane JONES on 19 Aug 1842 in Lincoln County, Tennessee 1 2
  • Died: 19 Nov 1888, Mimosa, Lincoln County, Tennessee 3
  • Buried: Alexander Cemetery, Lincoln County, Tennessee 3

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: 1838, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 4

Dated 4 Oct 1838, Registered 16 Oct 1838, Bk L:279
John Strong to Samuel Little, estimated 60 acres on the eastern waters of Norris Creek for $180. Named abutters in metes and bounds legal description were: Eli Evans, Lewis, Thomas Boaz, Charles Barker, Daniel Warren and Edwards. Signed by John Strong. Witnessed by Ebinezer Hill and John Goodrich, who acknowledged the deed before the clerk of the court on 13 Oct 1838.

[The deed by which John Strong acquired this property has not been found.]

2. Census: 1850, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 5

Dwelling 233, Family 233, Subdivision 2
Samuel Little, age 40, male, farmer, born in NC
Jane, age 29, female, born in Tenn, cannot read or write
Sarah, age 16, female, born in Tenn
Mary, age 14, female, born in Tenn
John, age 11, male, born in Tenn, attended school
Daniel, age 4, male, born in Tenn
Martha, age 1, female, born in Tenn
Mary C., age ?/12, female, born in Tenn

[Only the 1850 census is set forth, because it shows the children of Martha. Note that Samuel does not appear in the 1840 census, thus making him and his family candidates for the extra persons in the 1840 household of John Strong.]


Samuel married Martha STRONG, daughter of John STRONG and 1st Mrs. John Strong. (Martha STRONG was born before 1810 6 7 and died between 18 Nov 1840 and 19 Aug 1842 in Lincoln County, Tennessee 3.)


Samuel next married Sarah Jane JONES on 19 Aug 1842 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.2 3 (Sarah Jane JONES was born on 7 Jan 1821 in Tennessee,3 died on 15 Aug 1897 in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee 3 and was buried in Alexander Cemetery, Lincoln County, Tennessee 3.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The FHL film record of this marraige is confusing. It shows a bond dated 26 Jul 1842 and the marriage on 28 Jul 1842. Then it states the marriage was certified 19 Jul 1842. None of these dates quite correspond with the 19 Aug 1842 date contained in the Family Records of Patricia Ann Little Geary.



1 Family Records of Patrica Ann Little Geary. Pat is a descendant of Samuel Little and his second wife, Sarah Jane Jones. She maintains a comprehensive Little Family Genealogy website at, which includes the preceding and subsequent generations for Samuel Little's line. Her sources for the data provided here are also available at her website. See her website for her contact information.

2 Tennessee Records of Lincoln County, Marriages 1838-1860 (Historical Records Project, 27 May 1838), FHL Film No. 24,743, Item 1, Page 38 of Film, Page 67 of Record.

3 Family Records of Patrica Ann Little Geary.

4 Deeds, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Vol. K-L, 1836-1839., FHL Film No. 898,363.

5 1850 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Roll M432_887, Page 16 ( Image 32 of 438).

6 1820 Census, Smith County, Tennessee, Image 51 of 62.

7 1830 Census, Smith County, Tennessee, Page 59 ( Image 61 of 194).

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