Name: Benjamin LITTLE
Given Name: Benjamin
Birth: 10 Jul 1808
Death: 19 May 1861 in Columbia, , Arkansas
Burial: Willow Mont Cmtr, Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee
Reference Number: 307
Benjamin and his brother Chauncey were killed in the explosion of the confederate ship KENTUCKY. The news of their death was transmitted by letter the original of which is in the possession of Dr. Wm Young, Fayetteville, TN.
Change Date: 7 Sep 2013 at 01:00:00
!DEATH: Obituary of Benjamin Little, FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER; 1861; May 30, 1861; Public Library, Fayette TN; NOTE FROM ABOVE: On Sunday morning 19th inst. the Steamer Kentucky exploded her mad receiver at Columbia Arkansas on the Mississippi River by which eleven persons were killed. Benjamin and Montgomery Little (brothers) of Bedford County were so badly scalded that they died.....defective iron caused the accident. (Note wrong name, Montgomery did not die until 1863).
!BIRTH-PARENTS-DEATH-BURIAL: Helen and Timothy Marsh, CEMETERY RECORDS OF BEDFORD COUNTY, TN; 1875; Southern Historical Press, Easley SC, 1976; pg 207; State Library, Nashville, TN; NOTE: Tombstone Inscription reads: Benjamin son of Samuel & Elizabeth Little - Jul 10, 1808 - May 19, 1861.
!RELATIONSHIPS: Deed of Sale, Book DDD; 1862; William Little, Elizabeth Taylor, Samuel Little, Alfred Little & wife Emily Little, Wiley T. Chick and wife Patsey Chick sell to Montgomery Little their 1/8 share in the Benjamin Little farm 397+ acres, dated 4 Feb 1862; p 134; County Clerk, Bedford Co TN; Courthouse, Shelbyville TN.
!RELATIONSHIP: Power of Attorney, Deed Book DDD; 1861; To Montgomery Little from William Little, Samuel Little, Elizabeth Taylor, Alfred Little & wife Emily, Wiley Chick & wife Patsey Chick (5 of the heirs in law of Benjamin Little decd), Montgomery Little also an heir, dated 4 Oct 1861; p 136;Co Clerk, Bedford County TN; NOTE: Mentions land owned by Benjamin Little in state of Arkansas, Mississippi, western part of TN near Memphis, and city of New Orleans in LA.
!RELATIONSHIP: Lawsuit, Bedford County (TN) Court Minute Book; 1863-1866; Montgomery Little died intestate, heirs in law named, lawsuit to sell Benj Little farm 397+ acres so John Little & Rebecca Davis can receive their share, dated 15 Aug 1864; pgs 218-219; Courthouse, Shelbyville TN; NOTE: pg 451 dated Jan 1866 indicates Wiley Chick, John Little, Joseph Davis & wife Rebecca Davis are all non-residents of the state of TN.
!RELATIONSHIP: Deed of Sale, Bedford County (TN) Court Minute Book; 1869-1872; Sale of land in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.to settle estate of Benj Little, entered as of 2 July 1866; pg 566-567;Courthouse, Shelbyville TN; NOTE: Notes that parents are not included as heirs in law so they are most likely dead. No wives/children of Chauncey, Benjamin or Montgomery Little or included so they evidently do not exist. The loose court papers for this time period in Bedford County were destroyed by fire so no furter information can be obtained from them.
Father: Samuel LITTLE b: 4 Feb 1777 in , Rowan County, North Carolina
Mother: Elizabeth (Betsy) BOONE b: 3 Mar 1786 in , Rowan County, North Carolina