Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sibling Saturday - continuing with #9 Mounsey LITTLE ........ BIRTH

continuing ........ 

             "LITTLE'S" are my Mothers Fathers line
Isaac (1806-1863) & Jane (Mounsey) (1812-1867) LITTLE   [2nd Great Grandparents ]

Siblings of Hudson's.........
doneMary LITTLE (1831- ?) -          [Great Grand Aunt]
doneJohn LITTLE (1832-1861)         [Great Grand Uncle]
doneAnne LITTLE (1835-?)              [Great Grand Aunt]
doneWilliam LITTLE (1837-1843)     [Great Grand Uncle]
doneIsaac LITTLE (1840-?)               [Great Grand Uncle]
doneHUDSON LITTLE 1843-1934) [Great Grand Uncle]
doneJane Eliza LITTLE 1846-1867)   [Great Grand Aunt]
doneJames LITTLE 1849-1855)        [Great Grand Uncle]
Mounsey LITTLE (1851-1940) ...........[My Great Grandfather]
Joseph LITTLE (1852-1932)     [Great Grand Uncle]

This has been a heck of a two months chasing down items and documents for my Isaac/Jane LITTLE family. I have research as much as possible the first 8 children. All the information I have collected so far has been pretty new and informative information BUT NOW we come to my line in the LITTLE family - MOUNSEY LITTLE my great grandfather on my mothers fathers side.

Mounsey Little is the 9th of 10 children, 6th of 7 sons, named for his mothers side of the family - Jane Mounsey.  He was born in Bassenthwaite, Cumberland, England in 1851 and died in Dryden, Tompkins, New York, in 1940 aged 89 years.

I did find several references to Mounsey's birth place..........
There are several obituaries for Mounsey's 
 2x.......  Mr Little came to Dryden [Tompkins Co., New York] in 1872 from Cumberland County in the north of England

From news aricle about starving cattle in Kansas
-.......... Mounsey Little was born in Bassenthwaite, County of Cumberland in the rugged foothills of the Scottish mountains.  

From his 86th birthday celebration article ........... Mr Little was born in England.

England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription....... (Find My Past Nov 2014)
First Name: Mounsey        Last name: Little        Birth Year: 1851       Birth Quarter: 2
District: Cockermouth           County: Cumberland          Country: England
Volume: 25     page: 106   Record set: England & Wales births 1837-2006
Category: birth, marriage & death (parish registers)
record collection: births & baptism                 collections from: United Kingdom

....from the Wikipedia:  Bassenthwaite is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 412.[1] The village is about 7 miles (11 km) east of Cockermouth, and is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from Bassenthwaite Lake. Containing just a single pub and no shops, it is largely an agricultural community, with two farms within the village itself, with a number of holiday homes.

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