Isaac Little was born in Jones County, North Carolina in 1791 and was a very early emigrant to Tennessee and was a soldier in the war of 1812.1 I have not yet substantiated his service.  Researchers have speculated that his father was Abraham Little, III.

Isaac moved to Humphreys County, Tennessee and is on the 1820, 1830 and 1840 censuses.  By 1850 he and his wife were in Graves County, Kentucky.  At that time he was a 62 years old schoolteacher.  His wife died in 1857 and he was still in Graves County in 1860 and probably still there at the time of his death in 1863.

Isaac Little was my biological 4th great grandfather on my father’s side.

  1. Goodspeed, Westin A. A History of Tennessee from the Earliest Times to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Anderson, Bedford, Benton, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Cannon, Carroll, Carter, Cheatham, Chester, Claiborne, Cocke, Coffee, Crockett, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Franklin, Gibson, Giles, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardeman, Hardin, Hawkins, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, James, Johnson, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Meigs, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Obion, Perry, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Robertson, Rutherford, Sevier, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Sumner, Trousdale, Unicoi, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Weakley, White, Wilson. (Nashville and Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1886-1887).

No Story Too Small offered a challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. 
Each of my posts for this challenge will include in the title “52 Ancestors Challenge” and will have the tag of 52Ancestors.