Notes for James Harvey LITTON, SR.
Info taken from James Harvey Litton Sr. family bible owned by Canie Burns Litton Jr. of Jacksonville, FL. Canie says all his family bible collection is on file with the State Library of Virginia.
Info from family bible has been "clarified" by Clarence E. Shepard and Canie. The family bible entries were all made in the same handwriting, probably years after the actual events recorded (the bible was published in 1835).
Merchant,tanner,shoemaker. Canie says James lived at Litton Hill with first wife, where he operated a livery stable, tanning, and shoemaker shop. By 1834, James moved his business to Lebanon, on the main street, to a lot purchased by brother John. He lived in a house behind the business. He finally purchased land in "The Corner," near his parents' farm, and conducted a farm implement supply company. He continued his shop in Lebanon until after the death of his second wife. He then moved to Pikeville, KY, and continued a shoemaking business there until his death.
July 4, 1818 - James Litton - 148 ac - part Treasury Warrant 11961 dated May 10, 1782 - on the north side of Clinch Mountain and on the waters of Cedar Creek - corner to Benjamin Sneed - corner to Thomas Johnson
July 4, 1818 - James Litton - 397 ac - part of 3 treasury warrants; 148 ac by part of warrrant 11961 dated May 10, 1782, assignee of Thomas Chubb, assignee of Joseph Price for 68 ac and assignee of Rees Price for 80 ac; 75 ac by warrant 1926 dated December 12, 1781 and 174 ac by warrant 8471 dated April 5, 1782, assignee of Benjamin Sewell - on the north side of Clinch Mountain on the waters of Cedar Creek - corner to Aaron Hendricks land - corner to Benjamin Sneeds land - corner to Thomas Johnson - corner to Abraham Hayter
DEED BK 9, P 544:
ENTERED 23 SEP 1835
JAMES LITTON & WIFE TO JOSEPH TODD. THIS INDENTURE MADE THIS 8TH DAY OF APRIL IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1834 BETWEEN JAMES LITTON & POLLY HIS WIFE OF THE COUNTY OF RUSSELL AND STATE OF VIRGINIA OF THE ONE PART AND JOSEPH TODD OF THE SAME COUNTY AND STATE OF THE OTHER PART: FOR $20 “SELL UNTO THE SAID JOSEPH TODD ALL THEIR INTEREST IN THEIR LANDS OF WHICH JAMES ELLIOTT, FATHER OF THE SAID POLLY LITTON DEC’D SEIZED & POSSESSED...INCLUDING SAID POLLY’S PART IN THE WIDOW’S DOWER TO WHICH SHE IS ENTITLED AFTER THE DEATH OF THE WIDOW OF SAID DECEASED WITH ALL ITS APPURTENANCES...” JAMES LITTON (HIS MARK) MARY LITTON (HER MARK).
War of 1812:
LITTON, JAMES. BRADLEYS REGIMENT, VA MILITIA, CORPORAL.
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Revised: 27 Dec 2004 by Bonnie L Schermer