Eli Slawson LITTLE

Eli Slawson LITTLE

Male 1832 - 1894  (62 years)

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  • Name Eli Slawson LITTLE  [1
    • Eli enlisted 3 September 1864 in Co. "C" 189th regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry and was Honorably discharged on 30 May 1865. He participated in the Weldon R.R. raid and the final campaign around Petterburg and richmond and witnessed the surrender of Lee and his army at Appomattox. His obituary states that "He was a true and loyal soldier and since the war has always been interested in the welfare of the old soldiers. He was married to Abbie VanGuilder. To them were born three children, Joseph E. and Wm. S. of Mineola, Texas, and Eugene of Decatur, Ill. he came to Illinois in 1866, where he has resided ever since as a worthy and honored citizen.
      "In 1868 he was married to Emma H. goodrich, of Virden, Ill., who survives him. As a result of this union there were born unto them five children, Nellie, now Mrs. O.B. Britton, of Taylorville, Herbert, who died in 1877, Oliver C., Lena and Jennie who reside at the old home. He was a charter member of Palmer Lodge No. 501, I.O.O.F. organized in 1872, has been a member in good standing ever since, and was always faithful in the discharge of his duties as a member of the order. He filled all the offices of the lodge and has been its representative at different times to the Grand Lodge. His mother, aged 88 years, still lives in New York. He has one brother and one sister living at Findlay, Ohio. The funeral was from the C.P. church at Palmer, on Saturday, Oct. 20, under the auspices of Palmer Lodge I. O.O.F., assisted by the Morrisonville Lodges and Higgins Post G.A.R., rev. W.W. officiating. His remains were followed to Palmer cemetery by a large concourse of friends and neighbors, who with his family, his fraternal brethren, and the old soldiers will sadly miss him"

      According to the family bible, Eli and Emma adopted Lottie M. Goodrich, who was born 7 September 1878. (Author's note: The above newspaper article states that "He has one brother and one sister living at Findlay Ohio." I have read all 334 pages of the Findlay OH census for 1900 and found no brother. His sister Augusta is there, living with her son Amos. Two more of her sons also lived in Findlay in 1900, Cyrus and William Angel.

      Source: John B. Lomax [1]
    Born 06 Sep 1832  Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living with parents in Urbana, Steuben County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860  Living in Urbana, Steuben Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1870  Living in Bear Creek, Christian Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1880  Living in Palmer, Christian Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 18 Oct 1894  Palmer, Christian County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I36195  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2013 

    Father Cyrus B. LITTLE,   b. 22 Jul 1798, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1860, Hammondsport, Steuben County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Charlotte SLAWSON,   b. 05 Mar 1806, Poundridge, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1907, Sonora, Steuben County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 1831  [1
    Family ID F06159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abigail VAN GELDER,   b. 1838, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1867, Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1855  [1
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Edsal LITTLE,   b. 2 Dec 1857, Steuben County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1942, Salisbury, Wicomico Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
    +2. William Seward LITTLE,   b. 16 Nov 1859, Hammondsport, Steuben Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1915, Floydada, Floyd Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Eugene LITTLE,   b. 10 Nov 1861, near Hammondsport, Steuben Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1943, Wabash Hospital, Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 May 2013 
    Family ID F19199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emeline Hoyt GOODRICH,   b. 02 Feb 1849, Smithfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1909, Pomona, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1868  Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Nellie LITTLE,   b. 26 Jul 1869, Virden, Macoupin Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1958, Taylorville, Christian Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Birth]
     2. Herbert LITTLE,   b. 22 Mar 1871, Palmer, Christian Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1877  (Age 5 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Oliver Cyrus LITTLE,   b. 28 Dec 1875, Palmer, Christian Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1946, Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
     4. Laura Charlotte LITTLE,   b. 27 Sep 1881, Palmer, Christian Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1918, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Jennie LITTLE,   b. 18 Jan 1886, Palmer, Christian Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1949, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 May 2013 
    Family ID F19200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Eli Slawson Little
    Eli Slawson Little
    Eli was the son of Cyrus B. Little and Charlotte Slawson.

  • Sources 
    1. [S03244] RootsWeb: World Connect - Samuel Lomax and His Descendants by John B. Lomax.

    2. [S00225] 1850 Census Urbana, Steuben County, New York.

    3. [S00377] 1860 Census Urbana, Steuben County, New York.

    4. [S5465] 1870 Census Bear Creek, Christian County, Illinois.

    5. [S5466] 1880 Census Palmer, Christian County, Illinois.