Name: Johann Daniel Little
Given Name: Johann Daniel
Birth: 1731 in Germany
Death: 10 Dec 1775 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
Burial: Old English Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
Birth: 1731, Germany
Change Date: 15 Sep 2012 at 09:33:55
Death: Dec. 10, 1775
North Carolina, USA
Capt. Daniel Little is buried in a well-marked grave in Old English Cemetary. Also on his stone is written "First Grave".
Peter Little (1752 - 1822)*
Daniel Little (1755 - 1807)*
James Little (1767 - 1842)*
Lewis P Little (1770 - 1849)*
Old English Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
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Created by: Murrill Snipes
Record added: Oct 10, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5075968
Information on this family provided by: Joyce Ann Fletcher, 1200 Baysden Dr., Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Daniel probably came to the Yadkin River area of NC with John Frohock and Benjamin Milmer from Berks Co., PA.
24 Jan 1756 Daniel Little, Constable, Rowan Co., NC 6 Feb 1762 Esq. Daniel Little of Salisbury, NC bought lot #20 in east square of town, 11 pounds.
Oct 1766 Dan'l bought lot #19, east square of town, 20 shillings. Rowan Co., NC Bk 6, p 301
6 Feb 1772 Esq. Daniel Little (Innholder) lets his son Peter, both of Rowan Co., have 3/8 parts of lots #73 and #74 in the east square of Salisbury, NC for 12 pounds. Rowan Co., NC Bk 7, p 393.
4 Jun 1774 Esq. Daniel Little sold 1/4 of lots #73 and #74, east square of Salisbury to Henry Essensee. Bk 8, p 305.
7 May 1777 Esq. Dan'l Little (deceased). Mary Little (wife) and Michael Brown as executors, sold lots #19 and #20 east square, including the Tan house and Tan Yard with all their appendages, for 700 pounds and 5 shillings to Hugh Montgomery, a merchant of Salisbury.
Carolina Cradle by Ramsey. Rowan Co., NC Minutes Bk 1, p 104. Daniel Little of Salisbury, NC appointed legal attorney to sell land for Thomas Herr of Berks Co., PA & Jacob Kerr of Philadelphia, PA - appted. their "trusty and well beloved friend." (Above is the sole clue to where Daniel might have come from)
WILL OF CAPTAIN DANIEL LITTLE
In the name of God, amen, I, Daniel Little of Co. of Rowan, Province of North Carolina, being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God, calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. This is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors; nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the power of Almighty God, and as touching my worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, give and devise and dispose of same in the following manner.
I give and bequeath to Mary, my dear beloved wife, the third part of all my personal estate or the money arising therefrom.
Also I give my dear beloved sons, Daniel and John Little, all the ground in town in the lots #73 and 74 in the East Square of the town of Salisbury, that part I now own of 73 to be Daniel Littles and that I now own of #74 to be John Littles.
All the rest of my real and personal estate to be disposed of at a public sale of my executors and the money arising therefrom, after my just debts are paid, to be equally divided amongest my sons and daughter: viz Peter, 'Daniel, John, Henry and James Little (Lewis Little written in margin), and my daughter Mary Little, share and share alike and in case it should please God that any of my children should die before they come of lawful age, then and in that case all such part of my estate, that falls to any or either of my children so deceased, is to be equally divided among the survivors of my childre, share and share alike.
And I hereby do make and ordain my dearly beloved wife, Mary and my well beloved friend Michael Brown, Executors to this my last will and testament and I do utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills, legacys, bequests, and executors by me in any wise and before named, willed and bequeathed.
Ratifying and confirming this, and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof, I have herewith set my hand and seal, this 9th day of December in the year of our God, on thousand seven hundred and seventy five.
Signed, sealed, published and pronounced and declared by the said Daniel Little as his last will and testament, who in his presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. Be it remembered that the name Lewis Little was interlined before sealing.
His Mark /D/
Probated Dec. 1777 Book A page 223, Rowan Co. NC by Daniel Little, Jr.
Anna Mary Lewis b: 1735 in Germany
- John Little Sr b: ABT 1747
- Peter Little b: 1752
- Daniel Little b: 1755
- James Little b: 1767
- Lewis P Little b: 1770