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John Paul "Poney" Little
Birth: 1786
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: unknown
Maury County
Tennessee, USA

John P. "Poney" Little married Nancy Hogan about 1807. They had about 13 children. Nancy died Jan. 18, 1845, and John married Ann Chadwell Vest on February 22, 1847 in Marshall County, Tennessee. Ann was about 26 years younger than John. They had one child, Ann Eliza Tayler Little, who was born about 1848 in Marshall County, Tennessee. Found in the 1880 U.S. Census for Maury, Tennessee, is listed a man named Poney Little who was 95 years old and deaf. He was living with a family named C. P. & Ann Eliza Halcomb. Mr. Halcomb was 29 years of age and Ann Eliza was 32 years old. Poney Little's relationship to C.P. Halcomb as head of household was listed as "Old Man" and in the Occupation column it stated "Old Man". Undoubtedly, John was living with his daughter from his 2nd marriage, Ann Eliza, whose husband was Constantine Perkins "Tobias" Halcomb. John Little's 2nd wife, Ann Chadwell, had died about 5 years prior on October 1, 1875.

So far, there has not been a record found as to the age of John Paul "Poney" Little when he died, but this last record shows him as being almost 100 years old!


From The Little Bit, Vol. XIII, No. 1, Spring 1990, pp. 1325-1326. "John P. Little was born on his father's plantation, after his father had sold his property in the town of Salisbury, North Carolina. In 1793, his father moved to Cabarrus (then Mecklenburg) County, North Carolina. In 1800 he moved his family to Kershaw County, South Carolina, apparently accompanying his older sister Elizabeth and her husband Benjamin Shinn. By the time his father wrote in his will in 1807, John was in charge of the plantation. In his will Daniel (his father) mentions his own 'frail body' and that he was dependent on his son John to bring in the crop. John married Nancy Hogan about 1807 and their first child was born in South Carolina. It is not clear when they moved to Bedford (now Marshall) County, Tennessee. He served in the war of 1812. John apparently lost touch with his family in South Carolina, as one of his great nephews, Judge Frank Lightfoot Little, tells of a man coming to South Carolina in 1858 to sell mules and saying to his grandfather, Jacob Little, he knew a man in Tennessee who must be a relative because 'you walk and talk and look just like him.' Judge Little visited his great uncle in Tennessee later that year."


War: John was in the War of 1812-17 under name of Poney Little.

Migration: Probably born in Rowan Co., NC and went to Kershaw District, SC with his family in 1801. Moved west to TN, purchasing a farm in Williamson Co., then Bedford Co. and later near Columbia.


Compilation by Mary Fallwell Henderson, great great granddaughter of John Paul & Nancy (Hogan) Little.

Family links: 
  Daniel Little (1755 - 1807)
  Phillipina Flynn Eigener Little (1754 - ____)
  Nancy Hogan Little (1789 - 1845)*
  Ann Chadwell Little (1811 - 1875)*
  William Daniel Little (1808 - 1866)*
  Daniel William Little (1810 - 1846)*
  Jemima Ann Little Hall (1811 - 1895)*
  Matilda Elizabeth Little Fallwell (1812 - 1872)*
  Lewis Hogan Little (1817 - 1862)*
  James William Little (1820 - 1870)*
  Samuel Miles Little (1823 - 1905)*
  George Washington Little (1826 - 1912)*
  Nancy H Little Joyce (1828 - 1903)*
  Ann Eliza Taylor Little Holcomb (1848 - 1912)*
  Elizabeth Little Shinn (1785 - 1852)*
  John Paul Little (1786 - ____)
  Mary Little Hogan (1788 - 1870)*
  Phillipina Little Motley (1788 - 1863)*
  Jacob Little (1794 - 1863)*
  Henry Perry Little (1800 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No marker has been found for John Paul Little.
Sheffield Cemetery
Marshall County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Mary Fallwell Henderson
Originally Created by: tyFlowers
Record added: May 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70443261
John Paul Poney Little
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- Lanie
 Added: May. 24, 2014
To my Great Great Grandfather Little - Someday I know we will met in heaven.Mary Ellen
- Mary Fallwell Henderson
 Added: Jun. 8, 2011
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