Colonel LITTLE Moses, Jr.

Colonel LITTLE Moses, Jr.[1]

Male 1724 - 1798  (74 years)

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  • Name LITTLE Moses 
    Prefix Colonel 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 8 May 1724  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • DAR says 1724 in Newbury.
    Gender Male 
    _UID 5DBB0D38EB9ED5118A064445535400008CBF 
    Died 27 May 1798  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • (died at his home at Turkey Hill.)
    Buried Aft 27 May 1798  Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Sawyer Hill Burying Ground 
    Col. Moses & Abigail (Bailey) Little gravestone
    Col. Moses & Abigail (Bailey) Little gravestone
    Notes 
    • Moses Little (1724-98) commanded the 17th Regiment at Bunker Hill and was at Flatbush Pass in the disastrous battle of Long Island. He was at Harlem Heights, but ill health compelled him to leave the field. He represented Newbury in the general court. He was born and died in Newbury.

      Captain of a company of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 5 days; also, petition addressed to Committee of Safety, dated Cambridge, May 27, 1775, signed by Jacob Gerrish and six other captains, stating that they had chosen said Little as Colonel, and Isaac Smith as Lieutenant Colonel, and asking that said officers be recommended for commissions; also, Colonel, 17th regt.; engaged May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; roll dated Camp at Prospect Hill; also, general order dated July 2, 1775; said Little, Colonel, appointed officer of the day; also, general order dated Camp at Prospect Hill, July 15, 1775; said Little, Colonel, appointed officer of the day; also, Colonel, Maj. Gen. Green's division; list of field officers of the Continental Army in 1776; also, Brigadier General; list of officers appointed to command forces to go on expedition to St. Johns, N. S.; commissioned June 10, 1777; also, letter from said Little to John Avery, Deputy Secretary, dated Boston, June -, 1777, declining the appointment to command the forces destined for Nova Scotia on account of his broken health, occasioned by services in the last campaign, and family reasons.

      Source: All Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Volume 9, page 870

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      LITTLE, Moses, soldier, was born in Newbury, Mass., May 8, 1724; son of Moses and Sarah (Jacques) Little; grandson of Moses and Lydia (Coffin) Little, and of Sergt. Stephen and Deborah (Plumer) Jacques and great grandson of George and Alice (Poor) Little, and of Henry and Anna (Knight) Jacques. He was for several years a surveyor and obtained grants of unoccupied crown lands lying within the present limits of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. He was married in 1743 to Abigail, daughter of Joshua and Sarah (Coffin) Bailey of Newbury, Mass.

      He commanded the Newbury militia in the expedition against Louisburg in 1758, and upon the first tidings from Lexington in April, 1775, marched with his company to Cambridge and was placed in command of the regiment raised from the northern part of Essex county. At the battle of Bunker Hill he led three of his companies across Charlestown Neck under a severe fire from the British batteries and ships of war, reached the scene of action before the first charge of the enemy, and remained throughout the engagement. After the evacuation of Boston he was present with Washington's army on Long Island, where he commanded Fort Greene, and was stationed at Flatbush Pass during the battle, Aug. 27, 1776. He also took part in the battle at Harlem Heights, but did not accompany his men in the retreat through New Jersey, being during the winter in command of an encampment at Peekskill, N.Y., but in the spring of 1777 he was forced to return home on account of ill health. In 1779 he declined the commission of brigadier-general and the command of an expedition raised by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to dislodge the British on the Penobscot. He served in the general court of Massachusetts before and after the Revolution.

      From: The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VI, L
    Person ID I25112  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2014 

    Father LITTLE Moses,   b. 26 Feb 1691, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1780, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother JAQUES Sarah,   b. 23 Sep 1697, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1763, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1716/7  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F8360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BAILEY Abigail,   b. 15 Feb 1723, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1815, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1743  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. LITTLE Sarah,   b. 15 Dec 1743, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1775, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. LITTLE Michael,   b. 9 Jan 1745/6, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1745/6, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. LITTLE Josiah, Esq.,   b. 10 Feb 1746/7, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1830, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. LITTLE Abigail,   b. 2 Apr 1749, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1838, Newbury, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. LITTLE Lydia,   b. 24 Nov 1751, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1820, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. LITTLE Elizabeth,   b. 3 Sep 1754, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1792, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     7. LITTLE Anna,   b. 20 Mar 1757, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1775, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     8. LITTLE Mary,   b. 22 Sep 1759, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1847, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. LITTLE Hannah,   b. 21 May 1762, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1849, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. LITTLE Alice,   b. 10 May 1764, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1765, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Capt. LITTLE Moses, 3rd,   b. 20 Jan 1767, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1857, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F7133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 May 1724 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1743 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1798 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Sawyer Hill Burying Ground - Aft 27 May 1798 - Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
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    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War

  • Sources 
    1. [S245] Book-Lineage of DAR, p.217.

    2. [S244] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. I - Births, 1:283.

    3. [S331] Book-Little-Descendants of George Little, p.42.

    4. [S86] Death-gravestone, Sawyer Hill Burying Ground; Newburyport, MA.

    5. [S325] Book-Mass. & Maine Families, 2:354.

    6. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:293.

    7. [S744] Periodical-The Essex Antiquarian, 5:125.