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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Redford Littrell born 12-28-1920

1920 - 1995 1OLC-24 (2)

James1 Lotterell
Richard2 Lutterell
Robert3 Luttrell
Eli Franklin5
Timmons Seburn6 Literal
John Daniel
7Redford8 Littrell was born December 28, 1920 in TN., Lawrence Co., Loretto, and died August 05, 1995, in MO., Marston. He married Lois Lavada Campbell (#314) on April 12, 1947, in Piggott, AR., daughter of Smith Campbell and Ora Derousse. She was born January 10, 1931, in New Madrid, MO.
Redford Littrell:
Buried: MO., New Madrid Co., Mounds Cem.
Military service: US Army -WW II [Decorated]

1 John Daniel Littrell Family Correspondence File, (Letters, Family Group Sheets, and charts sent by family members to the compiler Glenn D. Littrell.), Family Group Data for the family and descendants of Redford Littrell provided by Janet Littrell-Silman [and E. Faye Cunningham-Littrell [7-18-1991] and "The Standard Democrat" Sikeston, MO., Aug 8, 1995, obituary, contributed by Lois Campbell-Littrell and undated and unreferenced newspaper clipping, "Boys In-Service: Narrow Escape For Anniston Man", contributed by Lois L. Campbell-Littrell and Janet P. Littrell-Silman.
Visit Red’s family page.
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Monday, December 26, 2016

OJ Littrell: born 12-26-1926

1926 – 1993 1OJ Littrell
James1 Lotterell)
   Richard2 Lutterell
      Robert3 Luttrell
4            Eli Franklin5               Timmons Seburn6 Literal
                  John Daniel
7Oliver James8 Littrell was born December 26, 1926, in TN., Lawrence Co., Loretto, and died July 30, 1993, in MO., Marston.
He married:
  •  (1) Betty Jane Nelson (#322) September 15, 1947, in Piggott, AR., daughter of Raymond Nelson and Alice Hodge. She was born February 09, 1933, in Marston, MO.
  • He married (2) Faith Ellen Tate (#323) on June 28, 1958, in Hernando, Ms., daughter of John Tate and Mamie Ezell. She was born September 06, 1939, in Cambell, MO.
  • He married (3) Essie Belle Littrell (#433) on February 09, 1990, in LAWRENCE CO., TN., daughter of Carl Littrell and Lillie Brown. She was born October 24, 1924, in Loretto, TN.
More About Oliver James Littrell:
Cemetery: MO., New Madrid Co., Mounds Cem.
Military service: US Army -WW II (SGT.)
Mary,Wally,Sheila, Chris & Orvile
Children of Oliver Littrell and Betty Nelson are:
i. Mary Kathern9 Littrell, born November 07, 1948 in Marston, MO.
ii. Sheila Diane9 Littrell, born December 31, 1949 in Marston, MO.
Children of Oliver Littrell and Faith Tate are:
i. Orville John9 “OJ” Littrell, born February 08, 1958 in Gideon, MO.
ii. Wallace James9 Littrell, born August 05, 1963 in Poplar Bluff, MO.
iii. Christopher David9 Littrell, born June 15, 1966 in Poplar Bluff, MO.
1 John Daniel Littrell Family Correspondence File, (Letters, Family Group Sheets, and charts sent by family members to the compiler Glenn D. Littrell.), Family Group Data on the family of OJ Littrell contributed by himself [1-16-1991] and Obituary Clipping contributed by E. Belle Littrell-Ellis and information on the descendants of Faith Ellen Tate provided by her.
Visit OJ’s Family Page
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Friday, December 23, 2016

JD Littrell: married 12-23-1947

JDL-1950s (46)Born in TN., Lawrence Co., Loretto/St. Joseph, and died December 22, 1995, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He married (1) Opal Imogene Hampton (#316) December 23, 1947* in Piggott, AR., daughter of James Hampton and Maggie McDowell. She was born September 24, 1927, in MO., Portageville, and died April 23, 1960, in MO., Marston.

*He married (2) Gertrud Anita Bock (#317) on June 19, 1964, in Dachau, Germany. She was born December 26, 1933, in Brand, Kreis Tachau, Czechoslovakia. 
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Albert Rubin Littrell: born 12-22-1930

was born December 22, 1930, in Loretto, TN.
He married (1) Shirley Nelson on November 21, 1952, the daughter of Raymond Nelson and Alice Hodge. He married (2) Sharon Nadine Stanley on August 22, 1964, in Indiana. She was born April 25, 1941.
Children of Albert Littrell and Shirley Nelson are:

  • Richard Rubin Littrell. He married (1) Joyce (??), married (2) Linda (???), married (3) Linda (??). 
    Children of Richard Littrell and Linda are:
             <>Len Albert Littrell, born in Houston, TX.
             <>Robin Angeline Littrell, born January 03, 1976, in Houston, TX.
             <>Richard Rubin Littrell, born January 11, 1977, in Ft. Myers, FL.
  • Betty Rachelle Littrell. She married (1) Edwin Dean Irvin in Houston, TX. He was born in Wyoming. She married (2) Wayne Layne in Houston, TX.
             <>Felicia Ann Littrell born September 21, 1974, in Houston, TX.
                 She married (1) Antoine Varnado.
                   Child of Felicia Littrell and Antoine Varnado is:
                     <>Tre'Andre Dominique Littrell, born May 29, 1993 in
                 She married (2) Curtis Lee Washington.
                    Child of Felicia Littrell and Curtis Washington is:
                     <>Destiny Le'Monique Washington, born July 06, 1994, in
                            Houston, TX.            
                 She married (3) Abel Beah Yallah.
                    Child of Felicia Littrell and Abel Yallah is:
                     <>Nani Nadine Yallah, born September 21, 2000, in OH.,
  • Felicia E. Littrell, born February 09, 1959; died February 05, 1966, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Buried: MO., New Madrid Co., Mounds Cem.

I presently have very few pictures of Ruben’s family, particularly any family type pictures (him with his kids). If anyone can send me any such pictures please do so, either by email: gdl@glenns-world.com or postal: Glenn Littrell, PO BOX 20794, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46220. (If you send them by mail and want them returned be sure to say so in a note with the pictures.
I would also appreciate any correction to the above information or additional information.
To see what pictures I presently have click here.
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JD Littrell: died 12-22-1995

JD Littrell John Daniel8 Littrell, Jr. (John Daniel7, Timmons Seburn6 Literal, Eli Franklin5, Rodhom4, Robert3 Luttrell, Richard2 Lutterell, James1 Lotterell) was born July 19, 1922, in TN., Lawrence Co., Loretto/St. Joseph, and died December 22, 1995, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He married (1) Opal Imogene Hampton (#316) on December 23, 1947, in Piggott, AR., the daughter of James Hampton and Maggie McDowell. She was born September 24, 1927, in MO., Portageville, and died April 23, 1960, in MO., Marston. He married (2) Gertrud Anita Bock (#317) on June 19, 1964, in Dachau, Germany. She was born December 26, 1933, in Brand, Kreis Tachau, Czechoslovakia.
John Daniel Littrell, Jr.:
Buried: MO., East Prairie, W.O.W. Cem.Military service: 1942-64 US Navy/Army Ret. – WWII / Korea
Opal Imogene Hampton:
Buried: MO., Portageville, Portageville Cem.

Dads Obit
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Leslie A Littrell born 12-01-1928

FTJ#435 1928 - 1986

UPDATED: 12-23-2020
John “JL”, Evelyn and Leslie
James1 Lotterell
Richard2 Lutterell
Robert3 Luttrell
Eli Franklin5
Timmons Seburn6 Literal
John Daniel7
8 Littrell () was born December 01, 1928, in TN., Lawrence Co., and died June 24, 1986. He married Mary Evelyn Rose(#327) on February 02, 1949, in Corning, AR., daughter of John Rose and Mary Smith. She was born on January 17, 1932, in East Prairie, MO.
More on Leslie Littrell:
Buried: MO., East Prairie, W.O.W. Cem.
Military service: US Army

He was named after his Uncle Leslie Albert "LA" Comer 

Visit Les’s family page.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Migrations and Homesteads:

We currently have 10 articles posted (post) on this website concerning the migration history and homesteads of our ancestors. These stories appear under the “Ancestral Lines:” section and those articles are labeled (Index Label) “Homestead Articles”.

Below is a list of these articles so that you can read them in the order of their historical date (reference):

Our Ancestral Movements: From Virginia to Missouri (Migration): While we have been developing the story of the family’s Missouri migration from Lawrence County, Tennessee to the bootheel region of Missouri we have seen more information falling in place on earlier migration stories…
Cemetery Tour: Fairview Church (Homestead): With the formation of the Fairview First Congregational Methodist Church in 1915 the Bluesprings community became known as Fairview. The land for the church was donated by Mary Catherine Urban Literal’s brother, James Urban, and the land for the cemetery by Mary Catherine herself…1926us enlarged
The Missouri Migration: John & Kizzie Littrell (Migration)   ......... When Uncle Jim and Dad returned to Tennessee after checking out Missouri, Dad didn't return with Uncle Jim and his family to Missouri until a few years later. Dad ran a store in Tennessee, but because he….
The Family’s Migration Story: Tennessee To Missouri Ferry (Migration)   The story told about Uncle Jim's journey references “...they landed in New Madrid on the ferry...”. The story told of Grandpa John's journey does not reference how they got across the Mississippi River. In trying to trace…
Laura Brown Littrell: A Jouney There And Back (Migration)   In 1919, I married Edward Littrell and we had nine children, six boys and three girls. We lived in and near Loretto until 1929 we moved to South East Mo….
LaForge Community: Do you know anything about it?  (Homestead)  “... after crossing on the ferry from Tennessee to the New Madrid area to join his older brother James, John & Kizzie moved into the LaForge Community...”
Tenant Farming in the Missouri Bootheel: 1930s   (Homestead)    Grandpa John and Uncle James brought their families to the Bootheel area of Southeast Missouri in the early 1930s. As tenant/sharecropper farmers they faced hard and unfair times trying to establish a foundation for rearing a family….
The Tennessee to Missouri Migration:  (SUMMARY)    Comer, James Littrell, John Littrell, Littrell, Belew, Thurman, Curtis, Shelton. Migration from Lawrence County, TN to the bootheel of Missouri…
Littrell Family Homestead: John & Kizzie, East Prairie, Mo. (Homestead)   The homestead is located on the edge of town (East Prarie, Missouri) on the corner of Goose Lane and Duck Circle (the western intersection)…
Our Heritage, Homestead, Reunions, You and Your Kids.  (SUMMARY) The make-up of our families is just as representative as the "melting pot" quality of this country. We are descendants of Irish, Prussian, French-Norman, English, and German intermarriages from our earliest ancestors, and from our modern day marriages, our descendants are also going to posses Filipino, Hispanic, Scottish, African and Native American ancestries…

-click the titles to read/view each article.-


Articles are sometimes referred to as 'post'.
Every article on this website starts with a Date Posted, followed by the article title, and followed by the articles “Index Labels”.

Every article is assigned to at least one page. Some (most) articles are assigned to more than one page. Articles are assigned to different pages through the “Index Labels

To view the page containing all the articles with the same “Index Labels” click on the appropriate Index Label under the title of the article.

To view pages from the “Table of Contents” click on the page title in each section (pictured to the left id the “ANCESTRAL LINES” section of the table of contents). Next to each page title is a number enclosed in parenthesis. This number is the total number of articles assigned to that page title. Remember there may be more than one page assigned to that page title.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Are your descendants becoming a ‘lost generation?’

Over the last 5 years many of the First Cousins have tried to rekindle the closeness and affections that we all experienced in the days when large family get togethers were common at Grandpa John and Grandma Kizzie's homestead in East Prairie. But, as our families have spread out across the country these get togethers eventually became limited to the occasional funerals for the children of John and Kizzie. With the passing of Aunt Onene and Bertha the generation of the children of John & Kizzie, the siblings, has passed on.

As the new 'last' Generation of our family some of the “First Cousins" (the grandchildren of John & Kizzie) have tried to rekindle the uniqueness and tightness of our Aunts and Uncles: Jesse, Noble, Sis, Red, JD, Les, OJ, Onene, Rubin, Bertha, and Letha Mae.

We have done this through the annual family reunions, the websites, the family luncheons in the Boot Heel and St. Louis and now the recognition of our Veterans in East Prairie. We realize that everyone cannot attend all these events, but you are missing a great bonding event. Not just the bonding between you and your cousins, but a bonding with your kids and grandkids as they see the uniqueness and diversity from which they come.

When you talk about heritage, our country’s history, the imperfections of our current generations, the loss of values and respect, you are talking about ailments that can be addressed and cured by exposing your kids, grandkids, great grandkids etc., to the heritage and history of our family.

A unique family for many reasons, but especially the fact that we have a well documented history dating back to before the creation of this country. The history of our family is the history of this country. The history of our family's Veterans is the Military History of this country.

Take advantage of these events, help insure that your descendants get exposure to something to be cherished. Grab them and drag them kicking and screaming to some of these events. Support some of these events by participation. Regardless of our political persuasion, the level of our religious believe; in spite of our diversity, our skeletons, warts and imperfections; we unite, bond, and commune as a family. Consider becoming involved.


JDL-1962 (7)

see also: John & Kizzie's homestead today.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

MRC: Chapter IX – Generations.


JD, Troy and Glenn Littrell–Father & Sons

JD is the son of John & Kizzie Littrell.

A career soldier, JD served in two conflicts, World War II and Korea; two branches, Navy and Army; and had two sons serve in the Army, Troy and Glenn. JD was the first of John & Kizzie's to enlist and the family's first career soldier.


Les & John “JL” Littrell–Father & Son.

Les is the son of John & Kizzie Littrell.


Raymond Savat & Lowell Mann

Raymond is the husband of John & Kizzie Littrell’s
granddaughter Martha Ray Curtis.


OJ & Wally Littrell–Father & Son

OJ is the son of John & Kizzie Littrell.


Gary & Garrett Littrell

Gary is the grandsonson of John & Kizzie Littrell.


Bordie Thurman, Angela Cross & Joel Pfaff -- First Husband & Wife

Bordie is the son-in-law of John & Kizzie Littrell.


Jesse, Billy & Blaine Davis–Father, Son, & Great-Grandson
Jesse is the son-in-law of John & Kizzie Littrell.

AFD-1d (7)

AFD-1d (6)

blaine scott davis (wayne's son)

Jesse Davis, Billy Davis & Letha Mae Littrell Davis


Blaine is the son of Wayne Lee Davis and grandson of Billy & Alberta Davis and great grandson of Jesse & Letha Mae (Littrell) Davis and great-great-grandson of John & Kizzie.


Bill Davis



Blaine Scott Davis




Jesse, Bill & Blaine all served in the US Navy.  

Renny Belew actually served at the same time as 3 of his son’s did. In the same unit during the American Revolution.
Renny & Zachariah Belew (father-son) were the first father and son combination to serve, and the only father and son to serve in the same conflict.
Robert, Rodhom & Eli Literal (father-son-grandson) were the first 3 generations to serve.
JD, Glenn & Troy Littrell were the only father and sons to serve during three different conflicts (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam)
Jesse, Bill, and Blaine are the only 3 generations to serve in three different conflicts.

vets2This Chapter started as a tribute to Father – Son service in the Military, but as information was compiled we discovered not just father and sons but also grandfather and grandsons, husband and wives and great-grandfathers and great-granddaughters. As a result of these discoveries we changed the name to “Generation” and present to you examples of continued mulch-generational service.

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


Monday, November 7, 2016

The Landtroop Family: Two Brothers Go To War

William Landtroop and his sons are not our direct ancestors.
William is the great-granduncle of John Daniel Littrell.
(Martha & Peter Lantrop is John’s great-great-grandparents.)

William Landtroop is a son of Martha and probably Peter L. Lantrop of Dinwiddie County, Virginia. After Peter’s death Martha moved the family to the north-central border region of Madison/Limestone/Lauderdale County area. Among Martha’s children was our ancestor Stith Landtroop and his brother William.dedic
William would move to Fayette County, Tennessee between 1840-1850, where he died before the Civil War. Several of his children moved westward following his death. We find his daughter, Sarah E. Landtroop and son, John P. Landtroop Landtroop in Arkansas in 1850, and Stith Jackson Landtroop, in Texas at the beginning of the War. We don’t know where John P. was at the outbreak of the war, but he enlisted into the 38th Mississippi Infantry (mounted) Regiment in March of 1862. His company, Company “B” was made up of men recruited in Claiborne County, Mississippi. The unit was actually at Elkhorn Tavern (Battle of), also called the Battle of Pea Ridge, in Arkansas in March of 1862.
Because of his age at the time of his enlistment John would not have been drafted. His records indicate that he enlisted in the place of P. B. Flowers, who was drafted*.
Stith was a farmer in Texas when he enlisted into 27th Texas Cavalry Regiment.

Even though John and Stith were in different units both the 27th Texas Cavalry and the 38th Mississippi Infantry (mounted) were assigned to the western Mississippi area under General Van Dorn, and would fight in many of the same battles.

  • Battle of Iuka (Mississippi) both.
  • Battle of Corenth (Mississippi) both.
    Following the Battle of Corenth Stith was captured at the Battle of Hatchie Bridge (Davis). He was held for 9 days before being paroled, and rejoining his unit.
  • Holly Springs (Mississippi) Stith
  • Battle of Thompson’s Station, Stith
  • Ft. Vicksburg (Mississippi) both. The 38th Mississippi Infantry (mounted) Regiment was assigned to Snyders Bluff, north of Vicksburg on the Yazoo River. The Regiment was moved to cover the Jackson and Graveyard roads by the morning of May 18th. John P. was wounded on May 19th. By the end of the Vicksburg siege (July 4th) John P. was reported dead.
    The 27th Texas Cavalry was operating on the perimeter of the Vicksburg area and therefore does not appear to have been among the captured. Stith was discharged in January of 1864 by reason of a surgeons certificate of disability. He died in Texas, before the 1870 census.

TITLE: Siege of Vicksburg--13, 15, & 17 Corps, Commanded by Gen. U.S. Grant, assisted by the Navy under Admiral Porter--Surrender, July 4, 1863, by Kurz and Allison

Landtroop-Luttrell Page / Landtroop Family Page
What's the difference? John Daniel Littrell’s grandmother was a Landtroop who’s ancestors go back to Virginia in the 1600s.

  • So whenever we have information or articles on Landtroops that are the direct ancestors of John (and their immediate family) we will label them with the “Landtroop-Luttrell” tag.
  • Whenever we have information or articles on any other Landtroops, not direct ancestors of John Littrell, we will label them with the “Landtroop Family Page” tag.
This way visitors to www.littrellfamily.org who are not descendants of John Littrell can narrow their focus when looking for missing Landtroop ancestors. It is suggested that all Landtroop researchers search both pages. Remember if a page contains a lot of articles/post it may cover more than one page… use the “older post” / “newer post” links to move among pages of the same label.
The labels, called “Index Labels” can be found under the article/post title or in the Table of contents section in the sidebars of the website. Use these labels to list and isolate multiple articles/post by those labels.


Littrell Family Homestead: John & Kizzie, East Prairie, Mo.

updated & reposted from Jan-2013

CaptureThe homestead is located on the edge of town (East Prarie, Missouri) on the corner of Goose Lane and Duck Circle (the western intersection). 

The family worked for Bob Grear, sharecropping at LaForge [1935] for a while, and then moved into a two room shack on Uncle Jim's place. After that they lived on Joe Thomason's place and then Anniston [1940], and then East Prairie on property they purchased from Kizzie's brother Leslie Crutcher Comer who lived next door. John and Kizzie lived the remainder of their lives in East Prairie.

20161024_100640(0)Across Goose Lane (between it and 105) is the drive-up Liquor store that we used to get Slim Jims at, and behind it appears to be a house and yard were on some evenings in the summer Grandma Kizzie and I would go to and watch color TV with her neighbor ( ? ). It was a house trailer back then (mobile home). (After we moved to Indianapolis Richard and I would spend a couple of weeks in the summer with Kizzie & John).
As you can see above the liqour store is still operating, drive-up window and all.


The open field to the north of the homestead is where the watermelon patch was (where we (Richard & I) use to steal watermelons from even though we didn't have to).
If you go north to where Duck Lane turns west, follow the tree line east until it goes north where it meets the creek. Either here or the tree clump just north is where the swimming hole was. It had a Semi cab dumped into the creek which we used to dive from until it rusted to much, there was also a rope swing. When we weren't skinny dipping there we were cane pole fishing. Grandma Kizzie went there with us once to fish, but between the distance and the slim fishing she didn't go often. It now amazes me how much Kizzie walked even though she was always hobbled with arthritis, she would walk to Aunt Claude’s, the store, everywhere with that old age side to side wobbling motion.

I believe Aunt Claude’s was on the western branch of Duck Circle between Goose Lane & W Stork Lane ( ? ) on the west side of the street.

Looking northwest across the property from the corner of Goose Lane and Duck Circle

Looking north across the front yard and Duck Circle.

Looking north across the backyard.

The liqour store (center) and the homestead (right) from across the highway.

1955 East Prairie Reunion
Jesse and Viola on the south side of the house. 1955

J~L- (8)At Grandpa's









J~L-1980 (4)

the brothers: Red, Noble, Jesse, Les, OJ & JD.                                   about 1949

Kizzie and some grandkids: Sheila Littrell, Jerry Davis, Mary Catherine Littrell & Billy Davis.                                  1955

Bobby Jimerson, Red & Rubin.    1980

Same garage in the background

JDL-1955 (9)
The front yard 1955 Reunion.
Remember the tree with the noted roots that we used to sit and play on?

J~L-1980 (14)
The front of the house in the 80s
J~L-1980 (22)
The shed in the back. 1980s

All the structures are gone now and the property grown over with tall grass and weeds. As of 10-22-2016 the property is for sale.


[Using the map below
the “Littrell Family Places” tab at the top of this page]

Gary,Courtesy of Amand06 Lres
During our conversation the other day I forgot to mention that I had the homestead location on the Littrell Family Places map (on the website) here is that info.

  • Go to the Family website ( www.littrellfamily.net  )
  • click on the tab at the top of the page titled "Littrell Family Places) that will take you to another of my websites (Glenn's World) and it will show a map (may take a few seconds to load.
  • In the center of that map is a icon (marker) of a white house with a red roof, near Sikeston.
  • click that icon and it will open up a dialogue box which you need to leave open for now.
  • Use your mouse to zoom in on the location of the house: do this by clicking on the ' +' sign on the top left of the map.
  • Do this until it won't zoom in anymore. This is as far as you can go in the terrain view of the map.
  • The house is setting just off of Highway 105 on the corner of Goose Lane.
  • Now click on the 'Hybrid' button at the top of the map and you will change to a satellite view with map features overlaid (you can eliminate the map overlay by clicking the 'Satellite' button.
  • If you want at anytime you can close the dialogue box by clicking the 'X' in the right hand corner of it, but be aware that with the box closed the map will no longer keep the icon perfectly centered on the map. You will have to manually do it.
  • Now that you are out of 'Terrain' view and in either 'Hybrid' or 'Satellite view notice that you can zoom in more.
  • Do so by once again using your mouse to zoom in on the location of the house: do this by clicking on the ' +' sign on the top left of the map.

JL Homestead



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Other Family Members In The Revolution:

Besides our direct ancestors, there are several distant cousins and uncles who served in the Revolution:

  • Richard Luttrell, Jr.:Virginia Militia

Richard is not a direct ancestor of ours. He is the brother of
Grandpa John’s great-great-grandfather, Robert Luttrell.

Pvt. Luttrell served under Major George Rogers Clark in the successful campaign northwest of the Ohio in 1778-79 (The old Northwest Territory) during the American Revolution. His service earned him two land grants following the war...        read more

  • Thomas Luttrell: Ft. Boonesborough, Ky.

Pioneer, Indian Fighter, Boonesborough Militia.

Ft Boonesborough (17)crppd

Thomas is not a direct ancestor of ours, but he was a first cousin of once removed of Robert Luttrell and therefore the 2nd cousin (thrice removed) of our John Daniel Littrell).
Thomas is the half brother of
Col. John Luttrell, we don't know if Thomas, arrived with his brother John and Judge Henderson, or set out with the [Daniel] Boone party…  …we assume that he was with the Boone (Wilderness) Party. We have little information on Thomas other than land claims and probate papers for him1 and his brother John (and later John's widow and her nefarious second husband). We believe he remained at Ft. Boonesborough after his brother returned to North Carolina…           read more 

  • Colonel John Luttrell: Battle Of Lindley's Mill

John is not a direct ancestor of ours, but he was a
first cousin of once removed of Robert Luttrell
and therefore the 2nd cousin (thrice removed)
of our John Daniel Littrell).


…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...."                read more

see also


excerpted from:

“Military Roll Call: The Littrell Family
of Mississippi County, Missouri”
Chapter 1.
The Revolution. (click here)
Littrell Family Veterans Video


"Walking Among The Stones: The Littrell Family of
Lawrence County, Tennessee & Mississippi County, Missouri

Chapter 2. The Lost Littrell Cemetery.

see also

Monday, October 31, 2016

2016 Littrell Family Reunion:

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Littrell Family Veterans Day Dedication and Luncheon

Friday, 11 November 2016
12:00 Noon Dedication
Veterans Memorial
Luncheon following
at Boomland on I-57
outside of Charleston, Missouri

We will be holding the informal ceremony this Veterans Day (November 11th) at the Veterans Memorial in East Prairie.
Chief Master Sergeant Wallace 'Wally' Littrell, Retired, will say some words and lead us in prayer, which will be followed by an opportunity for photographs.
We will then proceed to 'Boomland" for the Family Luncheon.
The family veterans being recognized with a brick are:
  • Red Littrell -Army WWII
  • Jessie Davis -Navy WWII
  • OJ Littrell -Army WWII
  • Les Littrell -Army
  • JD Littrell -Navy/Army WWII/Korea
  • Bordie Thurman -Army WWII
  • Rubin Littrell -Army Korea
  • Bill Davis -Navy
  • Troy Littrell Army Vietnam
  • JL Littrell -Navy Vietnam
  • Glenn Littrell -Army
  • Blaine Davis -Navy
  • Wallace Littrell -Air Force Retired
  • Tim Littrell –Navy
  • Angeka Pfaff – Air Force Retired
  • Jeff Littrell – Air Force Retired
We encourage all descendants of John and Kizzie to attend the ceromony and luncheon. We will have the book "Military Role Call: The Littrell Family of Mississippi County, Missouri" available for review at the luncheon.*
After the last Littrell Family Luncheon we posted information about the Veteran's Memorial in East Prairie  Missouri. It was decided that we would facilitate the purchase of a brick for our families Veterans, descendants of John and Kizzie of East Prairie. We posted this information on June 9th with the plan being that we would have a dedication followed by another family lunch on Veterans Day this year.
We encourage any one who is descended from John & Kizzie who missed this opportunity to purchase a brick for their Veteran to still do so. It may be too late for this dedication but it isn't to late to do it. Be sure to let it be known that you wish the brick to be placed with the Littrell family bricks.
*The book list the Military Service of 35 descendants of John and Kizzie who have served in the military as well as ancestors of John and Kizzie that served since before the Revolutionary War.
We ask that anyone who has a copy of the book to bring it for viewing.


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