1. Captain Thomas Lytle was born on Jun 6 1750 in
Rowan County, NC. He appeared on the census in 1790 in McDowell (Burke) County.
Litle, Thomas head of house, 1 free white male over 21. 3 free white males
under 21. 1 free white female. 1 slave, He appeared on the census in 1820 in
McDowell (Burke) County. Federal Census Index: Thomas, George, & Millington.
He died on May 31 1835 in McDowell County, NC. He was buried in Bethel Cemetery,
Old Fort, NC.
The following is a copy of the reply letter from Veterans Administration in reply to S,8873 DA-J/MLS:
Reference is made to your letter in which you request the record of Captain Thomas Lytle or Little who served in the Revolutionary War from North Carolina, and with which you enclosed a report from the Adjutant General, War Department, which is returned herewith.
You are furnished herein the record of the only Thomas Lyttle, under any spelling of the surname, of North Carolina, found in the Revolutionary War records of this office. The data therein were obtained from Pension Claim,S.8873, based upon his service in that war.
Thomas Lyttle (whose name appears, also, Litle and Little) was born June 6, 1750, in Rowan County, North Carolina; the names of his parents are not shown.
He entered the service in Burke County, North Carolina, in the winter of 1776-1777 as a Private, received a commission as Lieutenant in Captain Work's Company, Colonels William Polk's and Bateman's North Carolina Regiments, stationed at Forts Cathey, Davidson and Wafford on the Catawba River, scouting against the Cherokee Indians. On this tour he served also against the Tories on the Saluda in South Carolina, and against the Scotch Tories at Cross Creek in North Carolina where the Tories were defeated. He afterwards served a tour of three months as Lieutenant in Captain Robert Holmes' Company, Lieutenant Colonel Hambright's North Carolina Regiment in defense of Charleston, South Carolina. He was commissioned Captain in Colonel Hugh Brevard's North Carolina Regiment and served as Captain two years. No further details of that service is given; the length of his service in all amounted to two years five months.
After the War, Captain Thomas Lyttle continued to reside in Burke County, North Carolina, where he applied for Pension October 22, 1832. He was referred to as Thomas Lyttle, Senior. He died at his residence in that part of Burke later known as McDowell County, North Carolina,
May 31, 1835. His claim was allowed.
Thomas Lyttle's widow, Susannah, survived him but died November 17, 1840. The date and place of her birth, maiden name, names of her parents or date of her marriage to Thomas Lyttle, were not shown.
The following children of Thomas Lyttle and his wife, Susannah, were living in 1840: John Lyttle, George Lyttle, Millington Lyttle who in 1852 and 1853 was living in Buncombe County, NC and in 1853 was Sixty Four years old. Thomas (Jr.) Lyttle who in 1851 was a resident of McDowell, County, NC Reference was made, also, to a daughter of Thomas Lyttle and his wife Susannah, named Elizabeth, whose married name was not stated, and whose daughter, Saphrona, in 1840 was the wife of Absalom Davidson and in 1851 was referred to as his widow. One Susannah S. Davidson was named as one of the heirs at Law of Captain Thomas Lyttle, also, but it was not shown whether she was identical with Saphrona, the granddaughter previously named. No reference was made to the death of Elizabeth, soldier's daughter.
Very Truly Yours,
He was married to Susanah Pattillo (daughter of John
Pattillo and Rachel Millington) on Jan 17 1783 in Lincoln,
NC. Susanah Pattillo was born in 1752. She died on
Nov 17 1840. She was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Old Fort, NC. Captain Thomas
Lytle and Susanah Pattillo had the following children:
2 i. John P. Lytle was born in 1784. He appeared on the census in 1840 in McDowell (Burke) County. Lytle, John; one male 10-15 years old; one male 50-60 years (John); one female 70-80 years old; nine female slaves; and nine male slaves. Since we have no record of John ever being married we conclude; this is his father's home and that the female is his his mother. The young male is probably a nephew? Sarah Clark lived next door, next door to Sarah was George Lytle, John's brother. See George for his family listing. He appeared on the census in 1850 in McDowell County, NC. Lytle, John P. 66, farmer. (property valued at $2000.00). He appeared on the census in 1860 in McDowell County, NC. Lytle, J.P. 76; Loson Cobb 18 (lab). He died after 1861 in McDowell County, NC.
+3 ii. George Lytle.
+4 iii. Millington Lytle.
+5 iv. Elizabeth Adeline Lytle.
+6 v. Thomas Lytle Jr..
He was married to Susanna Perkins in 1772 in Rowan County, NC. Susanna Perkins was born about 1750 in Rowan County, NC. She died about 1780.
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