LYTLE / LIGHTLE/ LITTLE GENEALOFY







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The Lytle Family History
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Ireland -- Ohio -- Illinois

I was lucky enough to find most of the families basic information from a book called "Lytle/ Lightle/ Little" , year written is unknown. It was printed and published by Truman P Jenks of Palm Harbor FL. Once I established the Lytle family in Pike County IL in the 1850's I was able to trace them back to Ross County OH through Mr. Jenks' book. I am always thankful that I came across this book and to him I give the most credit for the early work done on our Lytle family. The spelling of the name is varied. My family spelled it LYTLE, others have chosen LIGHTLE, and some like LITTLE. There are probably even more variations. Rather than write out all the variations I'll use the basic spelling of Lytle.

Our ancestor is James Lytle the son of Martha. James was born in Ireland around 1775 and died in Pike Co IL around 1848. James was married to Jane Bartlett who was also born in Ireland around 1781. Jane died in Pike County IL on 23 March 1868 and is buried in the family plot with several of her children. I suspect that James is buried nearby, perhaps in an unmarked grave. Since no marriage record has ever been found in the US it is assumed that James and Jane were probably married in Ireland around 1800 which is about the same time the family arrived here in the US. James Lytle came to America with his mother Martha and several brothers. If there are sisters around - none are mentioned in Mr Jenks book.

Martha, the mother of James, was born around 1741 and died in Ross County Ohio on 2 March 1827. Martha is buried in the family plot along with several of her sons including, Stewart Lightle & his wife Isabel, Samuel Lytle & his wife Jane. Andrew Little and his wife Nancy, Hugh Little & his wife Catherine, and Her Grandson, James Little & Elizabeth Orr. All are in Bethel Chapel Cemetery, Springfield Township, Ross County Ohio. No record of who her husband might have been has ever turned up. Some of us have a theory that he might have died in Ireland and Martha accompanied the children to the US to avoid being alone or left behind. Just a theory!

Mr. Jenks has listed another son by the name of Thomas in his book. There has never been a record of him found anywhere. I think that Mr Jenks must have meant Thomas, the son of James and Jane, instead of Thomas the son of Martha. When Mr Jenks listed the children of James & Jane, he left one blank, and its my opinion that the name should have been Thomas. James is the only son of Martha's that left Ross County Ohio. James felt the need to move on - he might have needed the adventure? Whatever his reason, James and Jane left Ross County and moved their entire family, some of whom were already married. They arrived in Pike County Illinois around the mid 1830's. This is of course a family genealogy that will continue growing. I will continually look for and find new documents, new information and new cousins. It is my hope that all who see this website will contact me with their own family history and join the effort to complete the "Lytle, Lightle, Little" family history.

Click on any of the topics below to see what I have found so far. The Descendants Page are us - you and me - and how we fit into the picture. All anyone has to do is then click on our names to get in touch with us immediately. Just send me your lineage and I'll be happy to add you to the list. The Births, Death, Marriages, etc are an on going collection of what I've been able to compile. I welcome any of your additions or corrections. I'm especially looking for tombstone pictures to add to the Deaths. I need pictures of the families and stories of how they reached their destination - where they lived - the way they lived. When I get enough about any one family group, I'll feature them on a webpage of their own. The "LINKS" button will take you to the Lytle Websites of our own family members and other Sites of general interest to the Lytle Family.

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LYTLE/LIGHTLE IN PIKE CO IL


James & Jane (Bartlett) Lytle
James b 1775 Ireland d 1840
Jane b 1780 Ireland d 23 Mar 1868
Both are buried at Bethel Cemetery
Children of James & Jane Lytle

ANDREW LYTLE

JOHN LYTLE

JAMES LYTLE

THOMAS LYTLE

HUGH LYTLE

GEORGE LYTLE

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"The Irish Immigrant"

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I'm sitting on the stile, Mary, where we once sat side by side
On a bright May morning long ago, when first you were my bride
The corn was springing fresh and green, and the lark sang loud and high
And the red was on your lips, Mary, and the love light in your eyes.
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Tis but a step down yonder lane, the village Church stands near
The place where we were wed, Mary, I can see the spire from here
But the graveyard lies between, Mary, and my step might break your rest
Where I laid you darling down to sleep with a baby on your breast.
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I'm very lonely now, Mary, for the poor make no new friends
But oh they love the better still the few our Father sends
For you were all I had, Mary, my blessing and my pride
And I've nothing left to care for now since my poor Mary died.
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Yours was the good brave heart, Mary, that still kept hoping on
When the trust in God had left my soul and my arms young strength had gone
There was comfort ever on your lip and a kind look on your brow
And I thank you Mary for the same though you cannot hear me now.
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I'm bidding you a long farewell, my Mary kind and true
But I'll not forget you, darling, in the land I'm going to
They say there's bread and work for all, and the sun shines always there
But I'll ne'er forget old Ireland, were it fifty times as fair.
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And often in those grand old woods I'll sit and shut my eyes
And my heart will wander back again to the place where Mary lies
And I think I'll see that little stile where we sat side by side
In the springing corn and the bright May morn' when first you were my bride