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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Essie Belle Littrell: born October 24, 1927

Essie Belle Littrell (#433)  daughter of Carl Littrell and Lillie Brown. She was born October 24, 1924 in Loretto, TN. She married Ernest Winford Ellis, son of Mary Mozella7 Littrell and Alonzo Ellis. Married: 2nd~OJ Littrell, 3rd~JP OdemBell's family

Children of Ernest Ellis and Essie Littrell are:

i. Judy Ann9 Ellis, born November 02, 1946 in Loretto, TN.

ii. Shirley Mae9 Ellis, born September 14, 1949 in Loretto, TN.

iii. Charles Wade9 Ellis, born March 04, 1952 in Loretto, TN. He married Patricia Gist March 02, 1979 in Loretto, TN.; born September 12, 1951 in Lawrence Co., TN.

iv. Earnest Steven9 Ellis, born September 17, 1956 in Loretto, TN. He married Cindy Lee in Loretto, TN.; born March 13, 1958 in Lawrenceburg, TN.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Colonel John Luttrell: Battle Of Lindley's Mill

excerpted from “Military Roll Call: The Littrell Family
of Mississippi County, Missouri” Chapter 1. The Revolution.

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As mentioned in a previous article I was unable to locate the actual Battle Field that Col. John Luttrell had died on, but had found the current location of Lindley Mills and one marker referencing the battle.

I have located the actual location online and the following is from that website:

"On September 13, 1781, the largest engagement of North Carolina’s “Tory War” took place near Thomas Lindley’s mill. In the aftermath of Lord Charles Cornwallis’s invasion of North Carolina in the spring of 1781, a prolonged civil conflict erupted in the Piedmont. With no regular forces actively campaigning in the area, Whig and Loyalist militias openly attacked each other as well as neutral parties. Loyalist Colonel David Fanning, leader of the Loyalist militia in central North Carolina, had received approval from British authorities in Wilmington to attack the state capital at Hillsborough. Fanning led 435 Loyalists from central and western North Carolina. He had been reinforced by two small bands of Tories from Cumberland and Bladen counties led by Colonels Archibald McDougald and Hector McNeil, raising his overall force to nearly 700 men. Battle of Lindley's Mill
      At dawn on September 12, 1781, under the cover of a heavy fog, Fanning’s men brazenly entered Hillsborough, taking the town by surprise and capturing 200 prisoners, including most of the General Assembly and Governor
Thomas Burke. Having thoroughly plundered the village, Fanning and his men, their prisoners in tow, departed for Wilmington in the afternoon.
      Word of the disaster reached Brigadier General John Butler of the North Carolina militia that evening. Butler, who had led North Carolina militia at
Guilford Courthouse, quickly organized men from Orange County to intercept the Tory force. Accounts differ on how many men Butler raised, but a 350-man force is the best estimate. His second-in-command was Colonel Robert Mebane, a Continental army veteran. Another Continental army veteran, Captain Joshua Hadley, arrived that evening with a small company of Whigs from Cross Creek, augmenting Butler’s force to nearly 400 men. Battle of Lindley's Mill
      Butler’s men arrived ahead of Fanning at Lindley’s Mill, near a ford across Cane Creek on a plateau overlooking Stafford’s Branch. On the morning of September 13, as the Loyalists crossed, a musket volley from the tree line on the opposite bank tore into their ranks. At first the Loyalists balked, and Colonel McNeil ordered a retreat, but was rebuked by Colonel McDougald who accused him of cowardice. McNeil, infuriated by the remark, instead led a charge toward the Whig position but was immediately cut down by rifle fire and killed.
      Hearing the gunfire at the head of the column, Fanning rode to the front, ordering the prisoners to be housed in the
Spring Friends Meeting House in the rear. Although outnumbered, Whigs pressed the head of the Tory column back toward the chapel, apparently intent on freeing Burke and the other captives. Fanning then organized an assault that flanked Butler’s men, threatening to surround his forces. Just as he began driving Butler’s men from the field, Fanning received a serious wound in his arm that shattered the bone and severed an artery. He left the column in McDougald’s command and retired from the field. Pressed on both front and flank, Butler retreated, and Fanning’s column continued on to Wilmington with the prisoners.
      That night, local Quakers collected the dead and wounded on the field. Whig casualties consisted of 25 killed, 90 wounded and 10 captured, while the Tories lost 27 killed and 90 wounded. Surgeons from the surrounding countryside were called upon to help administer to the wounded. Among them was Dr. John Pyle, who earlier that year had led his Loyalist militia regiment into an ambush at
Pyle’s Defeat. Putting aside his earlier allegiances, Pyle worked tirelessly for the injured of both sides. In return, Governor Alexander Martin pardoned him at war’s end."

To place the above information in Context to Col. Luttrell the Reverend Caruthers describes the death of Colonel John Littrell and the battle:

"Several of the highest officers on both sides were killed and nearly an equal number of each. These were men of much merit as officers, and their death was a great loss to their respective parties. On the Whig [American] side Major John Nalls and Colonel Lutteral were among the slain...."

"...Colonel Lutteral was also killed about the close of the battle and was a great loss to the country. He is said to have been a brave and valuable officer; but his men thought him too severe in his discipline… Having advanced at the head of his men within pistol shot of a Tory from Randolph, by the name of Rains, who was in the act of loading his rifle, and fired at him with his pistol but without effect. He then wheeled his horse and dashed off, to get out of reach before the other would be ready to fire; but Rains, having finished in time, leveled his gun at him, when at full speed, and shot him through the body. He did not fall but rode to a house about half a mile distant, where the good people took him upstairs and furnished him with a bed and every comfort in their power. While lying there bleeding and dying, he dipped his finger in his own blood and wrote his name upon the wall. The house stood there as a Monument of the Cane Creek Battle and of Colonel Lutteral's death until about seven or eight years ago; and the Colonel's name retained its color and brilliance until the last. There were two men belonging to Fanning's troop by the name of John Rains, father and son, and McBride says that John Rains, SR., was killed at the battle of Cane creek…"

sources:

  • LITTRELL and LUTTRELL HEROES In the WAR for American Independence [All Spellings]: By KARL DEWITT LITTRELL [decsd] with NANCY LITTRELL GOLDSBERRY
  • Patrick O’Kelley, Nothing But Blood and Slaughter (2004), III
  • Algie I. Newlin, The Battle of Lindley’s Mill (1975)
  • William S. Powell, ed., Encyclopedia of North Carolina (2006)
  • Eli Caruthers, Revolutionary Incidents and Sketches of Character, Chiefly in North Carolina (1854)
  • http://www.ncmarkers.com/Results.aspx?ct=ddl&k=Keywords&sv1=Keywords&sv2=Revolution

The above information is from: Military Role Call: The Littrell Family of Mississippi County, Missouri, The Littrell Family Journals Volume IV. (click here)
also: 
Littrell Family Veterans Video

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Need More Information For MRC: Jesse Comer, Wesley Littrell and Lowell Mann

Any descendant of John and Kizzie (including spouses and step-children) who served in the military is eligible to be included in the Military Roll Call (MRC) book and website page, but I need you to provide that information. The book has already been published but it will be updated and reprinted every few years and the website is constantly updated.

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Wesley Littrell                                                        Lowell Mann


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Jesse Comer (Civil War)

As of 10-4-2016 we have been unable to find any proof, or the original source for our belief that Jesse served in the Civil War.

Until we do we will continue to list  Jesse here, but will remove him from his listing in MRC and move him to an FYI section.

 

 

 

 

 


If you haven't sent me military information on your Littrell, ancestors, descendants, cousins or siblings please do so as soon as possible. 

Please don't make the common mistake of waiting until you have all your information together before sending it.  Send me what you have now and the rest when you get it together… you would be amazed at what I might find out from anything you send. Photos, letters, DD214 or discharge papers etc. Any updated information you send later will be added to the next edition and immediately to the website.

Send me what you have now to insure that at least that makes it into the books next printing. 

So don't hesitate, send what you have now!

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Pictures (especially in uniform), dd214, letters, duty stations, training, stories, post cards, accommodations & awards, dates of service, etc., What you can when you can, don’t hesitate.


The above information is from: Military Role Call: The Littrell Family of Mississippi County, Missouri, The Littrell Family Journals Volume IV. (click here)
also: 
Littrell Family Veterans Video

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

5th Annual Littrell Family Reunion: 2015

I will post the registration sheet later this week. If you have additional pictures from the reunion post/share them to the family page on Facebook or email them to me.

Those Registered:

  • Fred Littrell  *Red Littrell
  • Amanda Britain  *Red Littrell
  • Erica Church  *Red Littrell
  • Cannan Pytlinski  *Red Littrell
  • Mary Catherine & JC Cook  *OJ Littrell
  • John ‘JL’ Littrell  *Les Littrell
  • Wayne Davis  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Bill & Alberta Davis  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Pam Williams  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Alicia Garnett  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Madelyn Jones  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Mary Grace Garnett  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Joyce & Dwight Scruggs  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Glenn Littrell *JD Littrell
  • Kelly McKinney  *JD Littrell
  • Rick Littrell  *JD Littrell
  • Troy Littrell  *JD Littrell
  • Darlene & Wendell Williams  *Bertha Thurman
  • Lenny Cross  *Bertha Thurman
  • Terri Cross  *Bertha Thurman
  • Renee Medina  *Bertha Thurman
  • Sherra Bone  *Bertha Thurman
  • Maria Martinez  *Bertha Thurman
  • Monty & Janie Thurman  *Bertha Thurman
  • Ashley Casey  *Bertha Thurman
  • Hannah Casey  *Bertha Thurman
36 Family Members Present
Descendants of John & Kizzie’s children not present:   Jesse, Sis, Noble, Onene, & Dick.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Military Roll Call, The Littrell Family Of Mississippi County, Missouri: Book Report

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Description:
175 pages
Five sons and two son-in-laws of John & Kizzie Littrell served in the armed forces of the United States of America. To date at least 35 descendants and descendant spouses) of John Daniel Littrell and Kizzie Zore Comer (John & Kizzie) have served their country. They have served on 5 continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This book tells their stories and the stories of the ancestors of John & Kizzie going back to the Revolutionary War. Their stories are presented with pictures, letters home, newspaper clippings, maps, photos and narratives. From the 2nd Spartan Regiment of South Carolina to the USS Benfold in the Persian Gulf.

Included in the book:
The Revolution: Richard Luttrell, Thomas Luttrell, Colonel John Luttrell, Robert Luttrell, Rennie Belue, Private. Zachariah Belew, Captain Rodhom Literal (Luttrell)
The Civil War Era: Jesse Comer, Harbert H. Ezell, Robert Ezell, Lem (Lemuel) Ezell, Will (William) Ezell, Private Eli F. Literal.
World War II Era: Jessie Lee Davis, Lindsey Prior 'Bordie' Thurman, Oliver James 'OJ' Littrell, John Daniel 'JD' Littrell, Redford 'Red' Littrell.
The Korean War Era: James Edward 'Bud' Simbeck, Raymond Savat, Albert Rubin Littrell, John Daniel 'JD' Littrell, J. Fred Johnston.
The Cold War Era: Lesley 'Les' Littrell, Ronald Lyvonne 'Von' Littrell, Wesley James Littrell, Jeffrey Dolan Littrell, Wallace J. 'Wally’ Littrell,
The Vietnam War Era: Billy Lee Davis, Malcolm 'Mike' Littrell, Gary Russell Littrell, Glenn David Littrell, Troy Lee Littrell, John L. 'JL' Littrell.
Post 911 Conflicts: Lowell Mann, Joel Pfaff, Angela Pfaff, Garrett Russell Littrell, Blaine Scott Davis, Steven Johnson.

$60.00 + $5.00 S&H = $65.00 per book

Make checks or Postal Money Orders to:

Glenn Littrell

Mail to: PO BOX 20794, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, 46220

Enclose the following information with your check or Postal Money Order. As soon as your payment is in the mail send the same information to me by email (if possible) so that I can get started on your order:

Which books and how many copies.
What address do you want your copies sent to.

Send the above mentioned email and any questions to: indianaglenn@gmail.com

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

4th Annual John & Kizzie Comer Littrell Family Reunion: 2014

The ‘Loft’ was full, the ‘Bus’ was full and half the tents were full, but we still had room for more.
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Those Registered:
  • Glenn Littrell *JD Littrell
  • Kelly McKinney  *JD Littrell
  • Tom Bryer  *Jesse Daniel Littrell
  • Fred Littrell  *Red Littrell
  • Mary Catherine Cook  *OJ Littrell
  • Amanda Britain  *Red Littrell
  • John ‘JL’ Littrell  *Les Littrell
  • Wayne Davis  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Bill Davis  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Pam Williams  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Alicia Garnett  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Madelyn Jones  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Mary Grace Garnett  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Janet Littrell Silman  *Red Littrell
  • Joyce Davis Scruggs  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Jeffrey S. Davis  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Blaine & Casey Davis  *Letha Mae Davis
  • Sheila Jimerson  *OJ Littrell
  • Darlene Williams  *Bertha Thurman
  • Monty & Janie Thurman  *Bertha Thurman
  • Ashley & Randy Casey  *Bertha Thurman
  • Hannah Casey  *Bertha Thurman
46 Family Members Present
Descendants of John & Kizzie’s children not present:   Sis, Noble, Onene, & Dick.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Littrell Family History books: Price List

The Family Book Projects: “The Littrell Family Journals”

  • “Volume I: Our Ancestral Namesakes”
  • “Volume II: An American Family
    This book will cover the direct ancestors and descendants of John Daniel Littrell. Sub-volumes will be published for the Ancestral Lines of John (Urban & Landtroop), and for the Ancestral Lines of John’s wife,  Kizzie Zore Comer-Littrell (Comer,Ezell, and Belew).  Anticipated completion date: October 2016)
  • “Volume III: Military Roll Call”
  • "Volume IV: Walking Among The Stones”

book marque
$60.00 + $5.00 S&H = $65.00 per book

MRC
$60.00 + $5.00 S&H = $65.00 per book

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$10.00 + $5.00 S&H=$15.00 per book


Make checks or Postal Money Orders to:

Glenn Littrell

Mail to: PO BOX 20794, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, 46220

Enclose the following information with your check or Postal Money Order. As soon as your payment is in the mail send the same information to me by email (if possible) so that I can get started on your order:

Which books and how many copies.
What address do you want your copies sent to.

Send the above mentioned email and any questions to: indianaglenn@gmail.com

Cemetery Book Project: Book Report

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$10.00 + $5.00 S&H=$15.00 per book

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Make checks or Postal Money Orders to:

Glenn Littrell

Mail to: PO BOX 20794, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, 46220

Enclose the following information with your check or Postal Money Order. As soon as your payment is in the mail send the same information to me by email (if possible) so that I can get started on your order:

Which books and how many copies.
What address do you want your copies sent to.

Send the above mentioned email and any questions to: indianaglenn@gmail.com

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Navigating WWW.LITTRELLFAMILY.NET :

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Our Ancestral Namesakes: Book Report

book marque

$60.00 + $5.00 S&H = $65.00 per book

Make checks or Postal Money Orders to:

Glenn Littrell

Mail to: PO BOX 20794, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, 46220

Enclose the following information with your check or Postal Money Order. As soon as your payment is in the mail send the same information to me by email (if possible) so that I can get started on your order:

Which books and how many copies.
What address do you want your copies sent to.

Send the above mentioned email and any questions to: indianaglenn@gmail.com

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