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 John Wright Little

1843 - 1915

John W. Little was born in Daviess County Kentucky, the son of Catherine G. Wright and Dr. Hiram Lucius Little, a surgeon in the Civil War.

Hiram was the son of Jonas and the grandson of Captain George Little, while Catherine was the daughter of Catherine G. Weatherford ( daughter of Patsy and Charles Weatherford) and John C. Wright of Charlotte VA.

John Little's wife was Nancy Catherine Crigler, daughter of Catherine Roby and Abraham Crigler. She and John had seven children, including my great grandmother Lattie.

Parents of Catherine Roby were Catherine Simmons and Reason Roby
Parents of Reason were "Catherine" and Lawrence Roby.
Parents of Abraham Crigler were Mary Polly Duval and Owen Crigler.
Parents of Owen were Lydia Carpenter and Abraham Crigler of VA.
Most are listed in the Kentucky Quick Notes

Thus Lattie's lineage has several grandfathers who served in the American Revolution.

After John Little's service in the Kentucky Infantry of the Civil War, he resided with the Crigler family as found on the 1870 census of Shepherdsville, in Bullitt County, but his wife died in 1885.

He then removed to Marble Township of Madison County Arkansas where he settled upon his homestead, document dated 1900 and another in 1910, with all of his children.

John had refused the offer of an indian land allotment in Oklahoma

His daughter Lattie married Benjamin Wallace Coonfield of Benton County, who's father also served in the Civil War, with the Indiana Infantry and the 1910 census shows her grandfather, a widowed Abraham Crigler had joined them in Arkansas.

Lattie died in 1933 and Luella kept her family Bible and that Bible has a list of birthdays written in Lattie's own beautiful handwriting. Lattie's daughter Luella Coonfield married Frank Cochran in 1914 and his father, Jacob Cochran also served in the Civil War, then settled in Kansas in 1881.  

Here are some of my favorite websites:

  • Photograph of John
  • John's Civil War Registration
  • Military Discharge
  • Homestead Deed
  • 1900 Census
  • Photograph of Lattie
  • Photograph of Luella
  •  (Military
  • ...John's Ancestors
  • Madison County Arkansas
  • Benton County
  • John's daughter Lattie had Luella who married Frank and named a son Frankie

    John Wright Little's cousin was a Judge

    This page belongs to Kathy Cochran.