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Fortune LIttle

 

Fortune Little is listed in the 1790 census for Dublin, Cheshire County, NH with 4 Other Free Persons.

Source: 1790 NH Census 

Fortune Little, with his wife Lorancy, came from Shirley, Mass., and lived on lot 3, range 10.  He was a colored man and had been a slave.  He was brought from Africa at an early age and sold to a Mr. Little of Shirley, Mass., but was liberated and removed to N.H. when slavery ceased in the Bay State.  Slaves very commonly took the name of their master, their first names being almost anything that fancy dictated.

             Children:
                        Joseph, b., Oct. 18, 1786
                        Pearl, b., May 25, 1788
                        Lorancy, b., Apr. 28, 1791

 

Fortune lived on Lot 3, No. 2 in 1784

Source:  The History of Dublin, N.H. : containing the address by Charles Mason, and the proceedings at the centennial celebration, June 17, 1852, with a register of families”
Dublin, N.H.: The town, 1920.

Fortune Little married Lorana Tanner on 9 Mar 1785 in Lancaster, Worchester , MA.

Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0547550.

Sometimes Fortune Little and Caesar Freeman would attend the Meeting House in Jaffrey.  A special pew was reserved for the blacks in the gallery and up the narrow stairs they would go to it.

Source:  “Amos Fortune, Free Man,” by Elizabeth Yates, 1950

1800 Census lists Fortune Little living in Weathersfield, Windsor Co., Vt. with 7 other free persons.

1810 Census lists Fortune Little living in Weathersfield, Windsor Co., Vt. with 10 other free persons.

 

 

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