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  • ID: I57937
  • Name: Jesse Carter LITTLE
  • Prefix: Col.
  • Given Name: Jesse Carter
  • Surname: LITTLE
  • Suffix: , Presiding Elder
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 9F490AAAFE760A46B6AD7309A0ABCD8FE62D
  • Change Date: 24 JUN 2005
  • Note:

    Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Volume 4

    Little, Jesse Carter, one of the original pioneers of Utah, was born Sept. 26, 1815, in Belmont, Waldo Co., Maine, a son of Thomas and Relief Little. He joined the Church in the Eastern States and was ordained a High Priest April 17, 1845, by Parley P. Pratt. In 1846 Elder Little acted as president of the Eastern States Mission. Hearing that President Polk was contemplating sending a company of militia to the seat of the war in California, he suggested that, since the Latter-day Saints were expecting to locate in the near future in Upper California, this company should be drawn from the ranks of the "Mormons" encamped on the banks of the Missouri River. This led to the Call of the famous "Mormon Battalion" in 1846. After completing his mission in the East, Elder Little was called to be one of the original pioneer company in 1847. After his return to Winter Quarters with Pres. Brigham Young in the fall of 1847, Elder Little was again called to resume his presidency of the saints in the Eastern States and did not return to Great Salt Lake Valley again until 1852. For many years Bro. Little was prominent in ecclesiastical, civil and military affairs in the Territory and acted as a counselor to Presiding Bishop Edward Hunter from 1856 to 1874. He died in Salt Lake City Dec. 26, 1893, being survived by several children. (See Bio. Ency., Vol. 1, p. 242, and Vol. 3, p. 151.)


    http://historytogo.utah.gov/mormonbattln.html
    MORMON BATALLION
    Susan Easton Black
    Utah History Encyclopedia

    In July 1846, under the authority of U.S. Army Captain James Allen and with the encouragement of Mormon leader Brigham Young, the Mormon Battalion was mustered in at Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory. The battalion was the direct result of Brigham Young's correspondence on 26 January 1846 to Jesse C. Little, presiding elder over the New England and Middle States Mission. Young instructed Little to meet with national leaders in Washington, D.C., and to seek aid for the migrating Latter-day Saints, the majority of whom were then in the Iowa Territory. In response to Young's letter, Little journeyed to Washington, arriving on 21 May 1846, just eight days after Congress had declared war on Mexico.

    Little met with President James K. Polk on 5 June 1846 and urged him to aid migrating Mormon pioneers by employing them to fortify and defend the West. The president offered to aid the pioneers by permitting them to raise a battalion of five hundred men, who were to join Colonel Stephen W. Kearny, Commander of the Army of the West, and fight for the United States in the Mexican War. Little accepted this offer.


    http://www.kued.org/battalion/Script1.html
    NARRATOR
    BUT POLK STILL FEARED THE PROSPECT OF WAR WITH GREAT BRITAIN OVER THE OREGON TERRITORY. . .A FACT THAT POLITICAL INSIDERS SHARED WITH MORMON EMISSARY JESSE LITTLE.
    LITTLE IMMEDIATELY WROTE THE PRESIDENT, ASKING FOR HELP AND SUGGESTING THAT THE MORMONS WERE ACTIVELY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS IN GREAT BRITAIN.

    LITTLE QUOTE
    WE WOULD DISDAIN TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FROM A FOREIGN POWER, UNLESS OUR GOVERNMENT SHALL TURN US OFF IN THIS GREAT CRISIS. THOUSANDS ARE LOOKING FOR ME TO HELP AND I CANNOT, YEA I WILL NOT GIVE MYSELF REST UNTIL I FIND MEANS FOR THE DELIVERANCE OF THE POOR. IN THIS THING I AM DETERMINED. AND IF I CANNOT GET IT IN THE LAND OF MY FATHERS, I WILL CROSS THE TRACKLESS OCEAN WHERE I TRUST I SHALL FIND SOME FRIENDS TO HELP.

    BAGLEY
    HE MAKES IT VERY CLEAR THAT ELSEWHERE IS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE. THIS IS A THREAT THAT IMMEDIATELY GETS THE ATTENTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE NEXT DAY JESSE LITTLE IS MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT.

    NARRATOR
    POLK DECIDED TO COMBINE HIS CONQUEST OF CALIFORNIA WITH HIS NEED TO ISOLATE POTENTIAL BRITISH ENEMIES. GENERAL STEPHEN KEARNY HAD ALREADY BEEN ORDERED TO MARCH ON CALIFORNIA. SO POLK OFFERED JESSE LITTLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENLIST 500 OF THE BEST MORMON MEN IN THE U.S. ARMY TO MARCH WITH KEARNY.






    Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Volume 4

    Little, Jesse Carter, one of the original pioneers of Utah, was born Sept. 26, 1815, in Belmont, Waldo Co., Maine, a son of Thomas and Relief Little. He joined the Church in the Eastern States and was ordained a High Priest April 17, 1845, by Parley P. Pratt. In 1846 Elder Little acted as president of the Eastern States Mission. Hearing that President Polk was contemplating sending a company of militia to the seat of the war in California, he suggested that, since the Latter-day Saints were expecting to locate in the near future in Upper California, this company should be drawn from the ranks of the "Mormons" encamped on the banks of the Missouri River. This led to the Call of the famous "Mormon Battalion" in 1846. After completing his mission in the East, Elder Little was called to be one of the original pioneer company in 1847. After his return to Winter Quarters with Pres. Brigham Young in the fall of 1847, Elder Little was again called to resume his presidency of the saints in the Eastern States and did not return to Great Salt Lake Valley again until 1852. For many years Bro. Little was prominent in ecclesiastical, civil and military affairs in the Territory and acted as a counselor to Presiding Bishop Edward Hunter from 1856 to 1874. He died in Salt Lake City Dec. 26, 1893, being survived by several children. (See Bio. Ency., Vol. 1, p. 242, and Vol. 3, p. 151.)


    http://historytogo.utah.gov/mormonbattln.html
    MORMON BATALLION
    Susan Easton Black
    Utah History Encyclopedia

    In July 1846, under the authority of U.S. Army Captain James Allen and with the encouragement of Mormon leader Brigham Young, the Mormon Battalion was mustered in at Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory. The battalion was the direct result of Brigham Young's correspondence on 26 January 1846 to Jesse C. Little, presiding elder over the New England and Middle States Mission. Young instructed Little to meet with national leaders in Washington, D.C., and to seek aid for the migrating Latter-day Saints, the majority of whom were then in the Iowa Territory. In response to Young's letter, Little journeyed to Washington, arriving on 21 May 1846, just eight days after Congress had declared war on Mexico.

    Little met with President James K. Polk on 5 June 1846 and urged him to aid migrating Mormon pioneers by employing them to fortify and defend the West. The president offered to aid the pioneers by permitting them to raise a battalion of five hundred men, who were to join Colonel Stephen W. Kearny, Commander of the Army of the West, and fight for the United States in the Mexican War. Little accepted this offer.


    http://www.kued.org/battalion/Script1.html
    NARRATOR
    BUT POLK STILL FEARED THE PROSPECT OF WAR WITH GREAT BRITAIN OVER THE OREGON TERRITORY. . .A FACT THAT POLITICAL INSIDERS SHARED WITH MORMON EMISSARY JESSE LITTLE.
    LITTLE IMMEDIATELY WROTE THE PRESIDENT, ASKING FOR HELP AND SUGGESTING THAT THE MORMONS WERE ACTIVELY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS IN GREAT BRITAIN.

    LITTLE QUOTE
    WE WOULD DISDAIN TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FROM A FOREIGN POWER, UNLESS OUR GOVERNMENT SHALL TURN US OFF IN THIS GREAT CRISIS. THOUSANDS ARE LOOKING FOR ME TO HELP AND I CANNOT, YEA I WILL NOT GIVE MYSELF REST UNTIL I FIND MEANS FOR THE DELIVERANCE OF THE POOR. IN THIS THING I AM DETERMINED. AND IF I CANNOT GET IT IN THE LAND OF MY FATHERS, I WILL CROSS THE TRACKLESS OCEAN WHERE I TRUST I SHALL FIND SOME FRIENDS TO HELP.

    BAGLEY
    HE MAKES IT VERY CLEAR THAT ELSEWHERE IS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE. THIS IS A THREAT THAT IMMEDIATELY GETS THE ATTENTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE NEXT DAY JESSE LITTLE IS MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT.

    NARRATOR
    POLK DECIDED TO COMBINE HIS CONQUEST OF CALIFORNIA WITH HIS NEED TO ISOLATE POTENTIAL BRITISH ENEMIES. GENERAL STEPHEN KEARNY HAD ALREADY BEEN ORDERED TO MARCH ON CALIFORNIA. SO POLK OFFERED JESSE LITTLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENLIST 500 OF THE BEST MORMON MEN IN THE U.S. ARMY TO MARCH WITH KEARNY.
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  • VALUE: Tree #2380 1
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  • Name: Page 4
  • Birth: 26 SEP 1815 in Belmont, Waldo, Maine
  • Census: 1880
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1880 Littleton, Morgan, Utah
  • Note:

    1880 Census Place: Littleton, Morgan, Utah
    Source: FHL Film 1255336 National Archives Film T9-1336 Page 508C




    Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
    Jesse C. LITTLE Self M M W 64 ME
    Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: MA
    Eliza G. LITTLE Wife F M W 61 NH
    Occ: Keeps House Fa: NH Mo: NH
    George LITTLE Son M S W 22 UT
    Occ: Works On Farm Fa: ME Mo: NH
    Alice J. LITTLE Dau F S W 16 UT
    Occ: At Home Fa: ME Mo: NH
    Census Place: Littleton, Morgan, Utah
    Source: FHL Film 1255336 National Archives Film T9-1336 Page 508C




    Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
    Jedediah G. LITTLE Self M M W 23 UT
    Occ: Works On Farm Fa: ME Mo: NH
    Elizabeth LITTLE Wife F M W 22 UT
    Occ: Keeps House Fa: VT Mo: ENG
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  • Name: Page 5
  • Death: 26 DEC 1893 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
  • Burial: 26 DEC 1893 Salt Lake City Cem, Salt Lake, Utah
  • Burial: 26 DEC 1893 Salt Lake City Cem, Salt Lake, Utah
  • Ancestral File #: 1DS5-4P



    Father: Thomas LITTLE b: 11 MAY 1763 in of Belmont, Belknap, New Hampshire
    Mother: Relief WHITE b: 4 JUL 1776 in of Belmont, Belknap, New Hampshire

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Greenwood FRENCH b: 2 SEP 1818 in Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire
    • Married: 26 SEP 1839 in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
    Children
    1. Has No Children Jedediah G. LITTLE b: ABT 1857 in , , Utah
    2. Has Children Anne Elizabeth LITTLE b: 6 NOV 1842 in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
    3. Has No Children Helen Amelia LITTLE b: 18 AUG 1841 in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
    4. Has No Children Mary Eliza LITTLE b: 6 NOV 1842 in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
    5. Has No Children Mary Kendall LITTLE b: 12 AUG 1844 in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
    6. Has No Children Charles Wallace LITTLE b: 14 NOV 1847 in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
    7. Has No Children Edward Kendall LITTLE b: 9 AUG 1850 in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
    8. Has No Children Sarah Louise LITTLE b: 4 JUL 1852 in Kendallsville, Potmie., Iowa
    9. Has No Children Jesse Fredrick (Ted) LITTLE b: 2 AUG 1853 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    10. Has No Children William King LITTLE b: 4 FEB 1856 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    11. Has Children Jedediah (Jeddie) Grant LITTLE b: 21 JAN 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    12. Has Children George Leonard LITTLE b: 29 APR 1858 in Provo, Utah, Utah
    13. Has Children Alice Josephine LITTLE b: 29 JUL 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

    Marriage 2 Emily HOAGLAND b: 20 SEP 1837 in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan
    • Married: 29 JAN 1856
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas Kane LITTLE b: 30 DEC 1859 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

    Marriage 3 Mary Maria HOLBROOK b: 17 MAY 1836 in Liberty, Clay, Missouri
    • Married: 29 JAN 1855 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    Children
    1. Has No Children Laura Ann LITTLE b: 2 MAR 1859 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    2. Has Children Frank Alonzo LITTLE b: 19 FEB 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    3. Has No Children Emeline LITTLE b: 31 JUL 1865 in Littleton, Morgan, Utah
    4. Has Children Rozetta Vilate LITTLE b: 31 OCT 1867 in Littleton, Morgan, Utah
    5. Has Children Jesse Carter LITTLE b: 20 JUL 1872 in Littleton, Morgan, Utah

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1
      Title: Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 (Release date: January 12, 1997): January 12, 1997.
      Note:
      Call number:

      Customer pedigree.
      Name: Footnotee: January 12, 1997)
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography: January 12, 1997.
      Page: Tree #2380
      Text: Date of Import: 29 Sep 1998
    2. Abbrev: GEDCOM file imported from Roy Birch
      Title: GEDCOM file from Roy Birch , http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=%3A1473672. Created on 11 APR 2001. Imported on 9 Oct 2003.otsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=%3A1473672. Created on 11 APR 2001. Imported on 9 Oct 2003.
      Name: Footnoteotsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=%3A1473672. Created on 11 APR 2001. Imported on 9 Oct 2003.
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliographyotsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=%3A1473672. Created on 11 APR 2001. Imported on 9 Oct 2003.
    3. Abbrev: Ancestral File (TM)
      Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (TM). June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998une 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998.
      Name: Footnoteune 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliographyune 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998.
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
    4. Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
      Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      Name: Footnote
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
    5. Abbrev: U.S. CENSUS 1880
      Title: 1880 U.S. Census
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

      Note: Littleton, Morgan, Utah Source: FHL Film 1255336 National Archives Film T9-1336 Page 508C accessed by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
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