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.
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:
1967: Portales, New Mexico. organized by three grandchildren of
Daniel and Mary Bruce Little (Charlie Little and Cora Little Stewart of
Portales and Isaac Little of Hemet, California). Attended by grandchildren of
Daniel Little and George Washington Little. At this time these knew that they
were great-grandchildren of Lewis and Catherine Odom Little, but knew nothing
about Lewis Little's ancestry. Dallas Little had been doing research on the
Little family and, through correspondence with Desilu Little Price of
Taylorsville, North Carolina had extended the lineage of Lewis back to Captain
Daniel Little of Salisbury, North Carolina. This created so much interest and
enthusiasm that the group decided to meet every other odd year on the first
weekend of August.
1969: During the ensuing two years both Dallas Little and
Lawrence L. Little did research on the Little family of Union County, Georgia,
and discovered that there were numerous Littles living in Union County; and
certainly most of them must be descendants of Lewis and Catherine Odom Little.
At the reunion in Portales, New Mexico the group decided to hold the reunion in
1971 in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia, and in the meantime get acquainted
with as many of the Little and Odom descendants living in the area as possible.
They adopted the name, The Little-Odom Family Association.
1971: Blairsville, Georgia. The group met a large number of
local descendants of both the Little and Odom families, and gained a number of
dedicated new members to the Association. These included: Betty and Randall
Hunter, Winona Cook, Geraldine and Gordon Meadows, Lena and Ralph Thompson,
Wayne Thompson and Ford Little.
1973: Springfield, Missouri. Several local family members joined
1975: Marietta, Georgia. Attendance 210. The group decided to
hold the next reunion in Catawba County, North Carolina and meet as many Little
cousins as possible there and try to create a larger Little family
organization. Larry Little was commissioned to go to Hickory/Conover, North
Carolina and try to find a local cousin who would work with the Association in
organizing the joint reunion. Desilu Little Price had indicated that Arthur C.
Little was a good prospect. A "leader" was looked for and a "Moses" was
1977: Hickory/Conover, North Carolina. Attandance 428. This was
a joint meeting with the North Carolina cousins. The group decided to meet
again the following year and organiz