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Theodore W. Little
Born 1818
THEODORE W. LITTLE, farmer, Richland Twp., Sec. 8; P.O. Bowen's Prairie; was born in Middlesex Co., Mass., in 1818; his parents, Eben and Abbie Little, removed to Wayne Co., N.Y., in 1828; Mr. Little went to Albemarle Co., Va., in 1842, where he was engaged in the drug business for many years; he was also engaged for many years in selling and establishing agencies for the sale of a liniment of which he was proprietor; during this time, he spent many years in traveling, especially through the Southern States; he came to Jones Co. in February, 1866, and took possession of his present farm, on which his father had settled in 1848. His father died in January, 1816; his mother died in 1862. Mr. Little was married in 1846, to Sarah A. Bragg, born in Massachusetts, but then a resident of Michigan. Her father, Calvin B. Bragg, removed from Massachusetts to Ontario Co., N.Y., in 1826, thence to Michigan in 1843; he died in Jackson, in that State, in 1863; her mother, Mrs. Orpha Bragg, now 80 years of age, lives with her daughter, Mrs. Little. The father of Mr. Little was partially deaf from birth, entirely so after 10 years of age. His farm contains 160 acres; he also owns a farm of sixteen acres in Michigan. He has five children—Frances A., Charles C., Ella A., James M. B., Ebbie W.; lost three children in infancy.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 690.


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