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might be useful.

Otherwise, if you post names and dates we can do some digging.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Occupation
« on: Yesterday at 11:59 »
From the OED, the definition of “teerer”:
1895   Oracle Encycl. I. 585/2   For each [calico-] printer an attendant or ‘teerer’ was required—a boy whose duty was to spread evenly the colour on a prepared smooth cloth surface, on to which the printer dipped his block.

1899   R. Wallace Country Schoolmaster ix. 354   Teerer, a boy or girl employed to teer..the colour-sieve stretched..on a frame at printworks.


TEERER it is.  (Sorry, teezer - you are binned).  I've learned a new word today - yippee!  :) :)


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Occupation
« on: Monday 24 September 18 22:16 BST (UK)  »
Teezer?  as in teasing yarn to get the tangles out.

There is a family tree on FamilySearch which has:
John LITTLEJOHN 1718-? m c1738 Scotland Jean ROBERTSON
William LITTLEJOHN 1740-1817 m1771 NC Sarah BLOUNT (1747-1807)
Joseph Blount LITTLEJOHN (1776-1852) m18o6 Tenn Annie Marie JONES
Joseph Blount LITTLEJOHN (1816-1883) m1838 NC Mary Lavinia TOOLE

BUT - never trust a tree unless you have proved the sources to your own satisfaction!


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Looking for answers
« on: Monday 24 September 18 21:49 BST (UK)  »
I now see that you have an old thread with considerably more information:
Better to answer the questions asked by those who tried to help you then, rather than starting again from scratch which will just invite duplication of effort.

I have added some information to the other thread which (if I am correct) suggests that the Littlejohn line was in North Carolina before 1800.


A possible marriage:
North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1979 (FamilySearch)
11 Jan 1838 Joseph LITTLEJOHN 7 Mary L TOOLE


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