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Looking for the Littlejohns of Inverness Scotland Late 1600's
« on: Wednesday 18 April 18 04:50 BST (UK) »
Hello,

My name is Jolene. I have ancestors from Scotland. Wanted to know if I can find any family. I only know of my grandpa named Henry F. Littlejohn. He was first married to Helen (Nellie) Buckley, but then MY grandma that I knew and LOVED very much. (R.I.P.) her name was Ernestine Fisher.

Henry was F.O.B. and came to America settling in New Orleans, LA.

I never knew anything about my family. My parents didn't discuss it...like my dad was not proud of his heritage :'(

Henry died in 1954. Born 1892. I want to know if I have ANY family out there that I don't know of. Wanting to learn more than what I know, which is little to nothing.

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Re: Looking for the Littlejohns of Inverness Scotland Late 1600's
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 06:15 BST (UK) »
First of all welcome to Rootschat! :)
There are lots of people here who may be able to help you.

The title of your post says 'late 1600s'.
Is this what you meant?
There is nothing in the body of your post to say you have traced your family back to the 1600s.
If this is not what you meant, you can change it as long as it's less than 24 hours since you first posted it. If not, you should ask the moderator if they will change it - there is a 'report to moderator' button on each post.

As far as tracing your family is concerned, you need to start with what you DO know, and be more specific.

For example, you say Henry Littlejohn died in 1954. Where? do you have his death certificate, which will probably give you some information about him?

You also say Henry Littlejohn married Ernestine Fisher. Where and when?
The same for the marriage of Henry Littlejohn marrying his first wife, Helen Buckley.
Any idea of about when, and where?
Again, the marriage certificates should give you information to be able to start tracing your family.

It would be helpful if you were to explain what 'FOB' means in this context.

Good luck!
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Re: Looking for the Littlejohns of Inverness Scotland Late 1600's
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 08:44 BST (UK) »
Welcome  :)

Familysearch has a marriage for a Henry Field Littlejohn / Nellie Francis Buckley 1916 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Henry's parents are given as Joseph F Littlejohn and Emma Heuring.

From the 1910 Census of New Orleans(if I have the correct family) Henry's father Joseph F Littlejohn's birthplace is given as North Carolina.

If so , a Scottish connection must be further back  :-\


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Re: Looking for the Littlejohns of Inverness Scotland Late 1600's
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 April 18 21:50 BST (UK) »
Scotlandspeople has no old parish records for births, marriages or deaths for Littlejohn in Inverness from 1600 to 1700.

Have you got any further details to confirm who or when?

Thank-you


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Re: Looking for the Littlejohns of Inverness Scotland Late 1600's
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 April 18 06:51 BST (UK) »
F. O. B.  might mean 'fresh off the boat', but this does not appear to be so from the records found.

Is it another member of your family who came from Scotland?

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Re: Looking for the Littlejohns of Inverness Scotland Late 1600's
« Reply #5 on: Monday 24 September 18 21:20 BST (UK) »
Building on the information supplied by ev:

Gravestone
Joseph F LITTLEJOHN 1866-1918, Emma H LITTLEJOHN 1876-1946

1910 Census New Orleans Precinct 8 (on FamilySearch)
Joseph F LITTLEJOHN, 44, m19yrs, born North Carolina, parents born Cln(?) & Vir, clerk, mercantile
Emma LITTLEJOHN, 36, m19yrs, 5 children all living, born Illinois, parents born Maryland & Indiana
Henry F LITTLEJOHN, 18, born Louisiana, parents born North Carolina & Illinois, collector wholesale insurance
(and other children)

1870 Census New Orleans Ward 1 (on FamilySearch) POSSIBLY
Joseph LITTLEJOHN, 55, (?) wholesale grocer, born North Carolina
Mary LITTLEJOHN, 38, born Virginia
Joseph LITTLEJOHN, 4, born North Carolina
(older children born Mississippi and Louisiana, also Bridget Laughlin, 55, born Ireland)

(ADDED) The 1880 census for New Orleans Parish shows Joseph snr's parents both born NC, Mary's parents born Mass and Va. Joseph snr is a broker.



If this line is correct, we need to find a birth c1815 for Joseph LITTLEJOHN snr in North Carolina c1815.

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Re: Looking for the Littlejohns of Inverness Scotland Late 1600's
« Reply #6 on: Monday 24 September 18 21:39 BST (UK) »
A possible marriage:
North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1979 (FamilySearch)
11 Jan 1838 Joseph LITTLEJOHN 7 Mary L TOOLE


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Re: Looking for the Littlejohns of Inverness Scotland Late 1600's
« Reply #7 on: Monday 24 September 18 22:04 BST (UK) »
There is a family tree on FamilySearch which has:
https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/KHY7-7W9
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!

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Re: Looking for the Littlejohns of Inverness Scotland Late 1600's
« Reply #8 on: Monday 24 September 18 22:19 BST (UK) »
There is a family tree on FamilySearch which has:
https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/KHY7-7W9
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!

Philip

As you say Philip as this one is quite obvious on SP...

LITTLEJOHN JOHN & JANET ROBERTSON 21/01/1728 ***
378/20 164 Madderty (Perth, Scotland)

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