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 Francis Little

Francis Little

Birth
County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Death 6 Jan 1890 (aged 67)
Linden, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 101564777 · View Source
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History of Iowa County, Wisconsin
pages 911-912

HON. FRANCIS LITTLE, farmer; Sec. 22 ; P.O. Mineral Point; was born in Ireland, County Fermanagh, Feb. 23, 1822; received a common-school education; is by occupation a farmer; he came to America in 1842, and remained one year with his brothers in Mercer Co., ILL.; then, in 1844, came to Wisconsin and settled at New Diggings, La Fayette Co.; in the employ of Stole K Leakley at New Diggings smelting for about four years; then bought a half-interest in the merchandise business with Leakley, and continued four years, when he bought 320 acres of land of Col. Bequette, a son-in-law of Henry Dodge; he now owns 520 acres of fine land, with numberous improvements.

In politics, he is a stalwart Republican; and was Chairman of the Town Board four years; member of the County Board of Supervisors for three years; Superintendent of the poor for six years; and was a member of the Assembly in 1864 and 1865 ; was elected to the Senate in 1870, and again in 1872, 1873 and 1874, by large majorities.

His wife, Miss Susana Fawcett, was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1832; came to America in 1844; they were married in 1851, and have had ten children-Margaret E., Mary A,, Martha L,, Sarah E., Francis F., Susannah C, William D.; and have lost three-Margaret Ann, Lucy, and John. Is a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, and has been Steward several years.



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  • Created by: J&D Peterson
  • Added: 1 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101564777
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Little (23 Feb 1822–6 Jan 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101564777, citing Graceland Cemetery, Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by J&D Peterson (contributor 46859770) .