Today we visit Richmond Cemetery in Madison County, Kentucky. There is a row of five almost identical gravestones in section B, lot 97 – the Little family – Thomas and Nancy and their three sons. According to the 1850 census for this county, Thomas was 62, born in Ireland; Nancy was 46, born in Bourbon County. The census taker actually wrote the county of birth! All the children were born in Madison – Samuel, 23, preacher; James, 20, merchant; Lucinda, 18; Mary, 13; and Bettie, 9. Robert died before the census was taken. James died in 1855 and Samuel in 1857. It must have been hard to lose three sons at such a young age. Thomas followed son Samuel to the grave by just over a month. Nancy persevered for another 13 years before leaving this earth for her heavenly mansion.
Robert I. Little, M.D., born September 14, 1821, died September 24, 1848. Richmond Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky
James P. Little, born August 12, 1831, died March 8, 1855.
Rev. Samuel P. Little, born May 27, 1828, died March 11, 1857.
Thomas G. Little, died April 13, 1857, aged 69 years.
Nancy Little, died May 5, 1870, aged 69 years.
Categories: Family Stories
Hello from Maryland. Had pleasure of meeting you summer of 2017 at Owensboro KY MDTOKY and Beyond Conference. Interesting to read of the Littles’ graves as my maiden name was Little. My paternal grandfather migrated from Glasgow rather than Ireland tho. It was my maternal line that came from Ireland. Happy Mardi Gras. See you in my inbox. Hannah Little Spalding
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Thank you, Hannah. Ritchey and I will visit Maryland – hopefully in a year or two. I have much research to accomplish in Charles County, Frederick County and St. Mary’s County.