I did not mean the last name "Pinkney" That was his first or middle name. He was The First or second Governor of Texas. ( My memory isn't that good, but I know that I studied about him in ( Texas History ) when I was in school. But to get back to Family, my bunch of Littles moved to Milam County in 1890 from Chickasaw County, Mississippi. to a place near where the Little River ran into the Brazos River. I think the name of the place was Maysfield. At least that was the nearest town.Joseph Early Little was the progenitor of the group. He was born in Jackson County, Georgia in 1824. When he was 9 years old his family moved to Benton County, Alabama, And he married Salina Dodson, the oldest child of Edmund Dodson, who fought in the War of 1812 when he was 16 years old. Joseph Early was in the Civil War. He went in as a sharp-shooter and came out as a Sgt. A grandson of his told me a story one time about Joseph E Little being enjured in the War and being sent home to recuperate. While he was home, he got into an argument with a local man about "politics" andthe man knocked his chutch out from under him. Someone ran to his home and told his oldest son about it. Well, the oldest son, William Marion Little, my g-grandfather, got the biggest knife in the house, went to town, found the man who did the bad act, then proceded to carve him up. After he cooled off, he sat up with the man for several weeks while he recocered. But I guess this isn't worth mentoinimg.
Joseph Early Little's father was Josiah Little, born in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1798. He married Martha Steward in about 1817 in Jackson County, Georgia. That is where the first 5 chi ldren were born. The last one,John Little was born in 1835 in AlabamaThey were all in the 1860 Census in Cleburne County, Alabama
Josiah Little's father was Joseph Little. He was born in South Carolina in 1771. ( I think his name was William Joseph Little), but others dispute that because he always signed his name ( Joseph Little). My thinking is that his father and grandfather were both killed in the Revolutionary War and they were both named William Little. Joseph's g-uincle, Col James Littlewas the brother of Joseph's grandfather, and gave the orders for that group of men to guard a crossing on the Edisto River in SC against the Tories Crossing it. Well, they obviously weren't as aleret as they should have been and the Tories went down-stream, crossed over, and ambushed them killing nearly all of them. That's about as far back as I can go, but later I wil;l fill you in on more recent family.
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