Capt. Daniel Little gravestone

Capt. Daniel Little, Esquire, Inc.

15 December, 2013

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The descendants of Capt. Daniel Little (b c1731 Germany?, d 10 Dec 1775 Salisbury, Rowan Co. NC) started the Capt. Daniel Little, Esquire, Inc. family organization in August 1978 at a family reunion in Hickory NC. This was the culmination of many years work by Lawrence Lewis (Larry) Little of Portales NM. The first president of Capt. Daniel Little, Esquire, Inc. was Arthur C. Little of Newton NC. A newsletter (The Little Bit) was begun in 1978 and Larry Little was the first editor. Family reunions have been held every other year since then.

Presidents

Arthur C. Little 1977-1983; Martha Kay Goble Caldwell 1983-1987; Dallas Raymond Little 1987-1991; Leon David Roper 1991-1993; Esther Jane Little Black 1993-1999; Stephen Alan Thompson 1999-2008; Anne McCall 2008-

The Little Bit Editors

Lawrence Lewis Little 1978-1988; Pauline Jessie Day Moser Shook 1989-1995; William S. Fleming 1996-1999; Rayetta Riggs 1999-2007; Gayle Van Wey 2007-2009; Ken Briden 2009-

Capt. Daniel Little Family Reunions:

If any one would like to supply more details about some of these reunions, please contact the web-page coordinator: L. David Roper (roperld@vt.edu)

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The Little Bit Newsletter

Newsletter membership: $10 per year 1 July to 30 June. Includes subscriptions to the Little Bit, mailings for all reunion affairs and notices, and all communications regarding the affairs of The Family of Captain Daniel Little, Esquire.
Life Membership: $75 paid in one lump sum or installments over a period of 12 months.
Back Issues: $7 per copy.
Subscriptions to the Little Bit: For libraries and genealogy societies: $9 per year 1 July to 30 June.
Make all remittances to Callie Williams, 49 Shoreline Lane, Gulfport MS 29503-6229 Phone 228-895-5544.

To submit articles to The Little Bit, send them to the editor: Rayetta Little Riggs, rayeike@wmconnect.com (preferred mode of communication), 10730 East Whitmore Ave, Hughson CA 95326.

Vol No. Date Pages Index? Vol No. Date Pages Index?
1 1 Jan 1978 1-24 No 11 1 Sprg 1988 1074-1138 V2.2,6,7.1
1 2 Jul 1978 25-57 No 11 2 Fall 1988 1139-1188 V3.1,11.1
2 1 Jan 1979 58-114 No 12 1 Sprg 1989 1189-1257 V4.1,11.2,12.1
2 2 Fall 1979 115-186 No 12 2 Fall 1989 1258-1320 V3.2,12.2
3 1 Sprg 1980 187-255 No 13 1 Sprg 1990 1321-1378 V3.2,4.2,13.1
3 2 Fall 1980 257-328 No 13 2 Fall 1990 1379-1432 Yes
4 1 Sprg 1981 329-384 No 14 1 Sprg 1991 1433-1478 Yes
4 2 Fall 1981 385-437 No 14 2 Fall 1991 1479-1540 Yes
5 1 Sprg 1982 438-478 No 15 1 Sprg 1992 1541-1589 Yes
5 2 Fall 1982 479-526 No 15 2 Fall 1992 1590-1633 Yes
6 1 Sprg 1983 527-566 No 16 1 Sprg 1993 1634-1672 Yes
6 2 Fall 1983 567-628 No 16 2 Fall 1993 1673-1713 Yes
7 1 Sprg 1984 629-670 No 17 1 Sprg 1994 1714-1749 Yes
7 2 Fall 1984 671-710 No 17 2 Fall 1994 1750-1796 Yes
8 1 Sprg 1985 711-768 V1.1,5.2 18 1 Sprg 1995 1797-1832 Yes
8 2 Fall 1985 769-846 V1.2,2.2,8.1 18 2 Fall 1995 1833-1861 Yes
9 1 Sprg 1986 847-908 No 19 1 Sprg 1996 1862-1871 No
9 2 Fall 1986 908-960 V8.2 19 2 Fall 1996 1872-1892 No
10 1 Sprg 1987 961-1014 V7.2,9.1 20 1 Sprg 1997 1893-1909 No
10 2 Fall 1987 1015-1073 V9.2,10.1 20 2 Fall 1997 1910-1938 No
Vol No. Date Pages Index? Vol No.
Date
Pages Index?
21 1 Sprg 1998 1939-1958 No 28 2
Fall 2005
2469-2489 Yes
21 2 Fall 1998 1959-1985 Yes 29 1
Spring 2006
2487-2499 Yes
22 1 Sprg 1999 1986-2001 Yes 29 2
Fall 2006
2500-2514 Yes
22 2 Fall 1999 2002-2017 Yes 30 1
Spring 2007
2518-2534 Yes
23 1 Spring 2000 2018-2046 Yes 30 2
Fall 2007
2534-2567 Yes
23 2 Fall 2000 2047-2087 Yes 31 1
Spring 2008
2568-2572 Yes
24 1 Spring 2001 2088-2115 Yes 31 2
Fall 2008
2573-2590 Yes
24 2 Fall 2001 2116-2165 Yes 32 1 & 2
Fall 2009
2588-2612 Yes
25 1 Spring 2002 2166-2190 Yes 33 1
Spring 2010
2610-2635 Yes
25 2 Fall 2002 2191-2236 Yes 33 2
Fall 2010
2627-2657 Yes
26 1 Spring 2003 2237-2285 Yes 34 1
Spring 2011
2659-2695 Yes
26 2 Fall 2003 2286-2329 Yes 35 1&2
Fall 2012
2696-2748

Yes

27 1 Spring 2004 2330-2364 Yes 36 1
Spring 2014
2749-2810 Yes
27 2 Fall 2004 2365-2408 Yes 36 2

Fall 2014

2811-2871 Yes
28 1 Spring 2005 2409-2468 Yes

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The Capt. Daniel Little, Esq. Family now has a National Little Family Archive room on the second floor of the Dr. Q. M. Little House Museum.

Books and journals about Capt. Daniel Little family: (The ones in red are the official publications of the Capt. Daniel Little, Esquire, Inc. family organization.)

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View surnames list for many of the known descendants of Capt. Daniel Little.
View locations list for many of the known descendants of Capt. Daniel Little.

Parents of Capt. Daniel Little

Disagreements exists about who are the parents of Capt. Daniel Little. There are three competing theories:

Interesting fact: In the 1990 census the frequency of ocurrence of the Little surname was 0.046% with rank 226; of the Klein surname was 0.026% with rank 436; of the Cline surname was 0.020 with rank 595; and of the Kline surname was 0.015 with rank 770.

Little/Klein/Cline/Kline Male-Line Y-chromosome Project

I am running a Little/Klein/Cline/Kline male-line Y-chromosome test project to try to settle the disagreement about Capt. Daniel Little's parents. For the results so far see http://www.roperld.com/captlittlegenetics.

Male-line Little/Klein/Cline/Kline family members are urged to participate in this project to help determine the origin of Capt. Daniel Little. The test is very simple and painless; just brush the insides of cheeks with a soft swab. The tests are managed by http://www.familytreedna.com of Houston TX through a well-known genetics lab at Univ. of AZ. It costs $101 for a 12-marker test, which is sufficient to determine the major family, and $171 for a 25-marker test, which helps determine branches of the major family. If you will agree to be tested, please contact L. David Roper at roperld@vt.edu or click the box below.

Click here to join the Little/Klein/Cline/Kline Y-chromosome project.
(Only males with surnames Little, Klein, Cline or Kline)

Four descendants of Capt. Daniel Little for whom he is the nearest common ancestor have been tested and have nearly the same 25 markers, so their 25 markers are the same as for Capt. Daniel Little. Two of them have exactly the same 25 markers, so those are probably the 25 markers for Capt. Daniel Little. For 37 markers they differ by at least one relative mutation; however, three of them have exactly the same last 12 markers. So the most probable 37 markers for Capt. Daniel Little are:

Location
(prefix DYS):
393 390 19
(394)
391 385a 385b 426 388 439 389-1 392 389-2
Value: 13 25 14 12 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29
Location:
(prefix DYS)
458 459a 459b 455 454 447 437 448 449 464a 464b 464c 464d
Value: 18 9 9 11 11 25 15 20 29 16 17 18 18
Location:
(prefix DYS)
460 GATAH4 YCAIIa YCAIIb 456 607 576 570 CDYa CDYb 442 428
Value: 11 10 19 23 15 14 15 17 37 39 12 12

Another Little, Allen Wayne Little, who is not a descendants of Capt. Daniel Little, has been tested and tests as being related to Capt. Daniel Little. His family history indicates that he descends from the Kleins/Littles of Littlestown PA. So this results constitutes excellent evidence that Capt. Daniel Little is related to that Klein/Little family, as first proposed by Lawrence Lewis Little! The differences between the 37 markers for Allen and the others indicates that the common Klein/Little ancestor for all of them is:

Location
(prefix DYS):
393 390 19
(394)
391 385a 385b 426 388 439 389-1 392 389-2
Value: 13 25 14 12-11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29
Location:
(prefix DYS)
458 459a 459b 455 454 447 437 448 449 464a 464b 464c 464d
Value: 18 9 9 11 11 25 15 20 29 16 17 18 18
Location:
(prefix DYS)
460 GATAH4 YCAIIa YCAIIb 456 607 576 570 CDYa CDYb 442 428
Value: 11 10 19 23 15-16 14 15-17 17 37 39 12 12

The three entries in red indicate the uncertainty in those three markers. More Klein/Littles not closely related to these five need to be tested to determine those three markers for their common Klein/Little ancestor.

Here is a map of the towns in Germany where this Klein family lived.

Any Little/Klein/Cline/Kline male who wants to find out if he is related to Capt. Daniel Little can have his 12 or 25 Y-chromosome markers measured to see if they are the same or differ by only 1 or 2 relative mutations from this set.

Links to other Internet sites about Capt. Daniel Little:

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Page coordinator: L. David Roper (roperld@vt.edu) December 15, 2013