I have been researching Elizabeth Betsy Lytle since early in my Little research. I mentioned an Elizabeth Lytle in one of my first articles because I had one born around 1788. I didn’t have much information at that time about her. But I had another Elizabeth born in 1797 and I found much more out for this one. She married William Blount Carter both in my early research and again in this later one. But I find more documentation for her under this date.
Since I began my research, I’ve heard from more Little relatives and come up with more clues to the family history. I decided to delete the first Elizabeth Lytle I had, the one born in 1788. Family members tell me that Jessie, John and Robert Little only had about 8 or so siblings. Let’s see how many we have so far.
If we start the list with the oldest to youngest, we get John Taylor Lytle born in 1788 in Rutherford, TN. Information I gave about him seems to be correct. He is NUMBER 1. Next is Sara Ann born in 1790, she married Richard Caswell in 1806 and then Benjamin Mcculloch in 1810. SHE IS NUMBER 2.
NUMBER 3 on the list is still questionable. Her name is Mary Ann Lytle and I got her name from local family history paperwork. These records tie her to the name Hunter but no marriage records or tie to a Hunter can be found. No family tree exists for a Mary Ann, but when a search engine is used a Sara Ann pops up in her place. Was this an error in the family paperwork? I did find a marriage record for a Mary Ann Lytle to a John McLaughlin for Feb. 11, 1840 in Harford County, Maryland. What would she be doing in Maryland? I find no mention of a John McLaughlin elsewhere.
Next child I have on my list is Jane Mebane Lytle. I was pretty sure of her when I did my article for the newspaper but then I found a family document online that says Jennet Jane Mebane Dickson Lytle. I remember finding lots of variations on Jane Lytle. I had several birth dates for her. I had one that was just plain Jane Lytle and then one that said Jane Mebane Lytle. Now I have come across another spelling in a family document that says Jennet Jane Mebane and that called up an entirely different spouse information. This Jennet Jane Mebane Lytle married Brig. General Ephraim Hubbard Foster and the children’s names sound like they fall into the Lytle family more then the children listed with Benjamin Brewington. So was that name a mistake also? Is Foster the correct husband?? Were there two Jane Lytles? Can anyone help me out there? THIS IS NUMBER 4.
The last sibling I wrote about was Nancy Ann Taylor Lytle born Jan. 18, 1795. She married John M. Tilford in 1811 and they had 10 children. I am pretty sure about her. I found lots of census records for her. SHE IS NUMBER 5.
Now back to what we can now call Number 6, Elizabeth Betsy Lytle. I will call her a possibility for now. This Elizabeth was born Aug. 18, 1797 In Murfreesboro, Rutherford, TN. A reference was made to her marrying a West in Tennessee in 1814 but nothing more could be learned about this relationship. She married William Blount Carter in 1828 and they had 3 children, Adelaide, 1828, William H. 1829 and James Taylor in 1829.
Can anyone out there verify that she is a sister to the Greenwood Little brothers?