Leake Little
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Leake Little

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Mr. Leake L. Little
Born 1960s.
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Son of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
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I'm a professional business consultant who picked up the family archivist mantle in my youth - collecting stories, names, genealogies, and family historical documents - in an effort to understand better who we are and what impact we have had throughout history.

My focus has been on several family mysteries throughout the years - gaps in a family line, taboo subjects, and unexplained (perhaps inexcusable) behavior of ancestors. This includes the Little, Bennett, Parsons, Ledbetter, Pickett, Leake, Steele, Wall, Crawford, Covington, Dunn and Harris family lines. My maternal lines from Louisiana are still a challenge - Ardoin, Veillon, Lafleur, etc. - since their origins are not as clear cut as one might imagine.

I have completed many autosomal, mitochondrial, and Y-chromosome DNA tests. I look forward to sharing this knowledge and learning more from traditional practitioners of genealogy as I contribute to WikiTree.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Walter Little at registration.
  • "The Littles of Carlisle", transcribed and arranged by O. McRae Covington; and "Genealogy of the Little Family of Anson and Richmond Counties (North Carolina)", by Virginia Horne [Craighead-Dunlap Chapter D.A.R.]
  • "Kinfolks: a genealogical and biographical record of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stuart) Harllee, Andrew and Agnes (Cade) Fulmore, Benjamin and Mary Curry, Samuel and Amelia (Russell) Kemp, John and Hannah (Walker) Bethea, Sterling Clack and Frances (King) Robertson, Samuel and Sophia Ann (Parker) Dickey, their antecedents, descendents, and collateral relatives", Volume 1 by William Curry Harllee (1934, 1973)

Digital Afterlife

It may seem morbid, but in the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up being deleted. While I fully intend on being around to manage all my profiles for the next 30 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following slightly-active WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:

Christopher Little

Richard Little

Anne Bennett Little

Andrew Bennett Davidson Little

Thomas Little

I am also the sole profile manager of a large number of profiles in the Leake, Bennett and Little families. The living ones are private only because WikiTree requires it; they contain only information easily available on the web. They can be passed off to any interested WikiTreer before my account may be closed.

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships. Paternal line Y-chromosome DNA test-takers: Maternal line mitochondrial DNA test-takers:
  • Leake Little: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H63a, FTDNA kit #279183
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Hey Leake, I see we are 8th cousins once removed connected through David Carwford II. I am a direct male descendant of his. I tried plugging in both of your GEDMatch kits but was told that neither were valid. My kit number is: KP7361560. I'd love to compare our DNA for the purpose of triangulating some of my other Crawford matches.
posted by Luke Brady
Luke - I'll look for your name/kit on some of my autosomal test results to see if we show up somewhere... thx for reaching out


posted by Leake Little
Hello Leake,

I just sent you a message through the WikiTree private message system. I look forward to working with you!

Regards, Peggy McReynolds

posted by Peggy McReynolds
Hello - Re: patriot data - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Steele-969 - you need to ask Judy Line about that....she added the data https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Line-353

I have only corrected a typo she made on the sticker.

posted by Beryl Meehan
understood Beryl - no worries... I read more about the project after I messaged to learn that they include both sides of the conflict, even Hessians! sorry for the interruption
posted by Leake Little
Your GEDmatch kit, M617533, is no longer available.
yeah - I think the whole DNA-relationship architecture of WikiTree is broken too... GEDmatch was before all the privacy concerns or Ancestry's closure of the public match-search indexes a decade ago. and GEDmatch changed substantially too. FTDNA appears to maintain the better database for matches and validation but it's a private source...
posted by Leake Little
My raw 23andMe data has been published on my profile, maybe if you get a chance you could check if we share any segments?
Well I would need more than just "Anonymous" Dupre to check anything....
posted by Leake Little
Hi Leake,

It is once again time for our annual Scotland Project check-in. Please respond within the next three weeks to let us know:

•If you would like to continue as a project member •If you are happy with your current teams or would you like to join a different team •How much time per month (on average) you spend working on Scottish profiles •Anything you’d like the Scotland Project to do more of in the future

You can respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within the next three weeks we’ll assume your interests have changed or you are no longer able to participate in the Scotland Project at this time, and your badge will be removed. If your circumstances change later you will be welcome to reapply for membership.

On behalf of the Scotland Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve Scottish profiles!

Sheena - Scotland Project Membership Coordinator

My mom Ann Maddox shares -3.12% with Robert so there must be a family connection. I am searching for that connection through Ledbetter familiy as I believe MY Nancy Boren identified as Ledbetter-1957 belongs to your family through Charles or Drury Ledbetter through a wife. Any information is appreciated. Deb
posted by Deborah Malone
It's time for our annual Scotland Project check-in!

This year we are hoping to learn what our membership would like to accomplish over the next 12 months.

In case you aren't aware, this year is WikiTree's ""Year of Connections"" and the Project's leadership would like to contribute to this in as many ways as possible.

We would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts and ideas with us on how we can accomplish this goal. We would also appreciate it if you would provide some feedback on our existing goals, including:

  • If you have not yet signed up to help on one of the project's teams, which team(s) would you be interested in joining?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter?
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing?
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page?
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general

We continue to communicate with our Project members via Google Group (official) and Discord (unofficial), as well as G2G. You may also reach out to any of the Project leaders via WikiTree's internal messaging system at any time.

Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project become a knowledge hub for Scottish genealogical research! We wish you all the best in 2022!

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin on behalf of the Scotland Project Leaders

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
hello leake! a special thank you from carol hardison (Adam's youngest)
posted by Carol Hardison

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin

We'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Leake,

We haven’t heard back from you concerning the Scottish Clans Transition. If we haven’t received a response from you by 1 April 2020, you will be welcome to rejoin by answering the current g2g thread for joining the Scotland Project.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi Sarah - sorry for my delayed response... I was contacted by another member about my connection to the Clan Little societies worldwide, etc. My focus is on genetic genealogy, inasmuch as we can use DNA tools to bolster, repair, or imagine family trees from the present to back in time. As you may be aware the Clan Little territory was originally Scotland's west march (Ewesdale, Liddesdale, etc.) but with the movement of the border between Scotland and England and the southern migration of west march-based Lowland houses (such as Graham, Little, Gillespie, etc.) into north-western England (north and east of Carlisle). So I hope this history does not upset the Highland crowds too greatly. We don't think of ourselves as "Scot" these days...
posted by Leake Little
Replied on G2G
posted by Leake Little
Hello Leake,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Sosthene's oldest daughter Mary married Pete Martel.
posted by Dan Ardoin
Leake, I looked at the two Harris profiles that I rejected. My rejection still stands

Both fathers have different names. Mothers also. Birth years and locations are different Siblings do not match at all. Nothing I see on their profiles match except the names and death year.

posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Hi Leake, do you think there is a connection between us and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Little-12092 ? A Covington as in the author of “The Littles of Carlisle”.


posted by Chris Little
No, different set of folks entirely. Another case of same last name by coincidence. The author/editor of the Littles of Carlisle was called "Mac" Covington - at the time he was an older, life-long bachelor well-versed in local history. He would have been a cousin through the Covingtons if there was any connection.
posted by Leake Little
Hi, Leake, please repair Mastin Crawford's military honors, if it's been more than 2 days, I've forgotton which rabbit hole I fell down.
posted by Jo Gill
To answer:"I wonder how this Walter Philips may be related to Jane Philips who married John Little, uncle to Thomas's eldest daughter Mary who married this Walter..."

They are brother and sister. One question down, many more to go!

posted by Chris Little
Hi Leake,

Leake-386 might interest you!


posted by Chris Little
Hello Leake,

Yes it was fun going through court houses. So much fun I still do it and yes I have found some surprises along the way. One time I found written in a deed book, telling how the Ohio River flowed backwards during the earthquake of 1811. It said about that time the first steam boat came down the river, making a lot of noise. The noise from the boat and the cracks in the ground made the townspeople climb into trees so the demons coming out of the ground couldn't get to them. Anyway nobody in the courthouse knew anything about it. Court houses are fun sometimes if you don't get sidetracked. Best Wishes John R. Noel

posted by John Noel
Hi Leake

Thank you for joining our ONS project.

The FAQ section on the project page should answer most of your questions.



posted by Doug Lockwood
Hi Leake. Thanks for leaving your message on the member interest page. Delighted to have you join the project.

I've added the Scottish Clans Project badge to your profile.

Good luck with your research. Maria

posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi Walter,

Thanks for your note on my page. I am new to all this, but am happy to help if I can. Once I get my data import finalized, I think I'll have a better idea where I stand. Dan (Parsons-5429)

posted by Dan Parsons

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