LITTLE: Isaac (not Quaker, only on the Draper list)
Isaac was b. about 1760 Wilkes Co., NC - d. about 1824 Pike Co., KY m. Winny (Roberts ?, last name assumed because a James Roberts was administrator of the will of Isaac Little). Children: Elizabeth m. David Branham b. 1779 in Montgomery Co., VA. David Branham s/o David Branham and Frances Basket; son William m. Elizabeth Swinney (Sweeney?) and 2nd m. Elizabeth Terrell.
From Leo W. Little of Austin TX: Isaac Little is found on the following records: 1773, Fincastle Co., VA tithables; 1778 Surry Co., NC tax list owning land west of the Blue Ridge; 1778 Wilkes Co., NC tax list on the south part of New River; 1782 Montgomery Co., VA tax list; 1787 Wilkes Co., NC tax list in Capt. Brown's District. From 1788 to 1802 he is on the Russell Co., VA tax list and he is on the 1810 and 1820 Floyd Co., KY federal census. He is associated with a Charles Little (1778 Wilkes tax list who stays in Ashe Co., NC through 1810), and James (Montgomery 1782), Thomas (1778 Surry/Wilkes NC), John (of Rowan Co. who appears next to Charles in Ashe Co.) and Peter who also appears next to Charles. DNA testing shows that Peter and Isaac are closely related and it is thought that Peter is likely a son of Charles and that Isaac is a first cousin of Charles. Charles is the son of a Charles Little Sr. Charles Sr. was listed in Pittsylvania Co., VA along with an older Isaac Little. Both Charles Sr. and the older Isaac are thought to be sons of Abraham Little who was in the Pittsylvania/Halifax County area since 1730. Leo Little of Texas believes this older Isaac is likely to be the father of the Isaac on the Flower Swift militia muster. Edmund Little (m. Joannah Pennington b. 1765) who died in a logging accident in Montgomery (now Grayson) Co., VA in 1788 is also shown by DNA to be of this line and is another likely son of Charles Jr.
The Littles above are also by DNA testing closely related to William Little of Pendleton District, SC. This William may be a brother of the Isaac in the Swift militia company. DNA testing shows this line of Littles is not related to William Little of Surry Co., VA and his wife Mourning. Nor are these Littles related to Joseph Little of Pitt Co., NC (DNA testing shows the difference).
Family lore says that Isaac's wife, Winny could be Cherokee, although this has not been proved. There is similar Cherokee lore in the Peter Little and also the William Little of Pendleton Dist. SC families. The latter William's son William was squatting on Cherokee land in Wofford's Settlement in Georgia in 1800 and may have also been married to a Cherokee woman.
Some of the families they migrate with from New River were well known Loyalists in the Revolution (Roberts, Riddle, Ingram, Wells, Blevins, and many of the mixed race people [mixture of Virginia Indians and Europeans]).
Isaac Little reappears on the "2nd" Flower Swift Militia List.
Some Littles move to Ross Co., Ohio with the settlers from Grayson and intermarry with the Greggs.
1767-1771 Regulator Petitions: No Littles, no Branhams; James and Joseph Sweaney
On the 1782 Montgomery Co., VA personal tax list Isaac Little has 0 slaves, 0 horses and 0 cows, and he is not on the 1793 Wythe tax list. No Branhams either. Isaac and Thomas Little also appear on the 1778 Surry Co., NC land tax list of those owning land west of the Blue Ridge (land now in Ashe, Alleghany or Watauga counties).
Thank you to Angelee Mullins for creating WikiTree profile Roberts-8102 through the import of Mullins-Rose 11-6-2013.ged on Nov 7, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Angelee and others.