Thomas G. Little, born in Ireland, came to Kentucky in the early days of the state. January 24, 1819, he married Nancy Porter, born in Bourbon County.
In the 1850 census of Madison County, Thomas is listed as 62, a saddler, with real estate valued at $4000. Wife Nancy is 46. The following children are living with their parents – Lucinda, 18; Samuel, 23, a minister; James, 20, a merchant; Mary, 13; Bettie, 9; and Rose J. Kennedy, 26, a married daughter, probably a widow by that date.
Seven years later, Samuel dies on March 13, 1857, of consumption, In the death records for that year for Madison County, he is listed as 29, a minister, and the son of Thomas G. and Nancy Little.
Less than a month later, on April 11, 1857, Thomas dies of pneumonia, at the age of 69. The records give his age as 69, a saddler and born in Ireland. It does not list his parents names.