Introduction: Context, Assignment, and Prerogative As I move into the second week of the course, I build from last week’s work. This week, I use the assessment of our DNA matches and analysis of our pedigree from my previous efforts, and I create diagrams to visualize that information and I refine our possible research objectives. … Continue reading Reflection Journal: Week 2: Create a Diagram of your Matches & Write a Research Objective
The Little Surname Ancestors Project at GEDmatch came online and went live this week. This is a copy of the initial Welcome! Letter which I drafted and sent to charter members earlier this evening. Little Surname Ancestors Project at GEDmatchGraphic on left: Fabric of Life by René Campbell. Tartan pattern at right inspired but only … Continue reading Little Surname Ancestors Project at GEDmatch
The whole order freeing Abraham Little (1672-1720), about only 40 words, entered on page 319 of the order book recording court business on Sunday, December 14, 1692, reads: "LITTLE v BECKINGTON: Ordered: That ABRAM LITTLE, Servant to ABRAM BECKINGTON, shall be free from his said Master, it fully appearing to this Court that he was free by his Indenture here in Court produced from the 25th day of November last" (Stafford County Order Book 1689-93, page 319; Stafford County Microfilm, reel 7, image 217; Richmond, VA: Library of Virginia).
I didn't know my namesake, Joe Little, my great-grandfather. But my Dad did. On a snowy Christmas Day in 1951, when my Dad was eight years old, he was walking with his grandfather in wooded hills when Joe Little had a heart attack. For a long time my Dad blamed himself for his grandfather's death … Continue reading Jethro “Joe” Wilson Little, 1874–1951, great-grandfather