Benton County


John B. Little was born on 16 May 1856 in Benton Co. TN to David Liles Little and Angeline Presson. For many years, J.B. was the pastor of the Little Flock Church, a Primitive Baptist Church located at Crossroads Ark. Like many of the Littles, J.B. was a profilic letter writer, with the subject usually relating to religion. Besides his extensive letters, J.B. wrote, typeset, and published a religious journal where he espoused his beliefs and argued his case in a long-standing argument with some of the church members.

John B. Little was married to Mary Jane ROSS on 26 Sep 1875 in Henderson Co. TN. Mary Jane ROSS was born on 16 Jan 1859 in Henderson Co. TN. to Dougal Ross and Penelope Moore. She died on 16 Jan 1946. Mary Jane was a happy person who enjoyed life and could often be heard singing to herself while she worked. At her funeral service Grandpa looked down at Grandma in the casket and said, "Now, Mary, you can sing!" They were both buried in Coop Praire Cem, Mansfield AR.

Source: The Little Legend Jane Murtishaw Lindsey and Irma Little Boyer