Alexander Little

b. 1 August 1797, d. 15 August 1869
  • Alexander Little was born on 1 August 1797 in North Carolina.
  • He married Anne Eliza McGehee, daughter of John Moore McGehee and Nancy Chambers, circa 1839.
  • Alexander Little and Anne Eliza McGehee appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1840 in Anson County, North Carolina. Other (counted but unnamed) members of the household apparently included Julius Alexander Little. Also in the household were a boy and girl both age 10-14, likely Anne Eliza's children from her first marriage, Morreau and Ann Eliza McRee.
  • Alexander Little and Anne Eliza McGehee appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. Other members of the household included Julius Alexander Little, John McGehee Little and Mary Eloise Little.
  • He was an attorney at law, according to the 1850 census.
  • Mr. A. Lyttle, a lawyer of Wadesboro wrote a letter on October 11, 1858, in which he says: "Wm. C. LeGrand who married Jane Paul, I have long been associated with. His mother's name was Margaret Chambers and his father's name was John LeGrand. After the death of John LeGrand his mother married Andrew Wade. William C. LeGrand ran through all his property and was supplied in part with all the necessaries of life by my wife's former husband, Dr. McRee, and herself as she was a cousin of W.C.L. He was a fine man but a bad manager. Both he and his wife's family were highly respectable."
         Quoted from Helen Johnstone Rose's book Our Family History: Johnstone, LeGrand, MacGillivray, Maclaren (1981), kindly shared by her nephew John B. Johnstone.
  • His wife Anne Eliza McGehee became a widow at his death.
  • Alexander Little died on 15 August 1869 at age 72.
  • In a letter to her cousin Lizzie Leigh Wood James written about 1933, Margaret LeGrand Johnstone Philbrick wrote: "A letter from A. Lyttle of Wadesboro Oct 13, 1858, says that Wm C. LeGrand's father lived in the fork of the Rocky River and the Pedee, and that a Lyttle once owned part of the same land. John LeGrand the father of Wm C. had Edwin O., William C., James, and John, sons – Mrs. Hall & perhaps other daughters. Buck LeGrand (Homer), James L. & Hampton LeGrand were brothers of John. Mrs. Hall lived in Fayetteville N.C."
  • Last Edited: 15 Oct 2014

Family: Anne Eliza McGehee b. 2 January 1804, d. 24 October 1888