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Peter Little, Sr.
SAR Patriot #:P-237257
DAR #: A069933
Son of Captain Daniel Little of the British Militia, was born in Rowan County, North Carolina on September 13, 1752. He was a Planter and Tanner; he was active in the Colonial Militia, rising to the rank of Captain.
During the Revolution he fought under General Horatio Gates in the Battle of Camden (August 16, 1780) as did his brothers Daniel, Jr., John and Henry. John and Henry were killed in that battle. Peter Sr. also saw service in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (Mar 15, 1781).
He settled in the Lyles Creek region of the then Lincoln County, NC. He along with many others of German background in that region founded the St. John’s Lutheran Church prior to 1798.
Peter Little; Sr is buried in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery very near the church.
His stone has been renewed and states that he was “A soldier in the American Revolution”.
Author: John C. Echerd
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
We descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices, established the United States of America, reaffirm our faith in the principles of liberty and our Constitutional Republic, and solemnly pledge ourselves to defend them against every foe.
Until we meet again, let us remember our obligations to our forefathers who gave us our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, an independent Supreme Court and a nation of Free Men.
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We honor our patriot ancestors by telling their stories. Lets help preserve our history and reduce the danger of it being lost to the ages. The Patriot Ancestor Biography project is just one avenue where we can make a difference. In the 1894 Kentucky Society Yearbook, Thomas Page Grant wrote about the establishment of the Sons of the American Revolution, “The men whose forefathers took part in the establishment of the Nation were naturally drawn together, and in some of the older States formed themselves into societies to gather scatter bits of history and save them for coming generations; to preserve alive a memory of the men who gave so much for country and paid so dear a price for liberty; to inculcate in the minds of the rising generations a knowledge of what they fought for, and a love of the principles they held so dear. “
Now, over one hundred and twenty years later, we can act as Compatriot Grant described. In collaboration with the Patriot and Grave Index found at National web site, we are able to attach a biography, supplied by Compatriots, to our ancestor's in that database. The goal of the Committee is not to validate/verify the stories submitted; it is to share and provide a repository of those scattered bits of history.
As a recruitment tool your submission could provide the spark for a non-member to connect with a common ancestor and take the plunge to join the Sons of the American Revolution. Additionally, current Member might find a common ancestor and your biographical report could provide the ability for him to submit a Supplemental Application.
There is no defined format for your submission. Information can be between 200 – 500 words and be sent in a Microsoft WORD-compatible format. This is no need for documentation references. As noted on the database, it is the sole responsibility of the author to research the facts and data contained in the submission. Citing sources is not required. The sketch cannot be used for proof of lineage. It can, however, serve as a guide for the continuation of research.
The Patriot Ancestor Database is one way you can honor your ancestor’s for perpetuity.
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