Captain Thomas LYTLE 

Captain Thomas LYTLE

Male 1750 - 1835

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  • Prefix  Captain 
    Birth  6 Jun 1750  , Anson, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Military  1776  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • "Captain Thomas Lytle entered military service in Rowan Co., N. C. in 1776 serving under Colonel Christopher Beekman. Captain Lytle commanded a company of troops in the Cross Creek Expedition against the Scotch Tories in March, 1776. This expedition was the sequel to the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge which occurred several weeks earlier, in February, 1776.

      In the summer of 1776, Lytle commanded a company of men in Rutherford's Cherokee Expedition. This campaign was in the late summer and fall of 1776 directed against the Overhills Cherokees.

      After return to Burke County, Lytle took command of the western Catawba frontier forts at Fort Cathey, Fort Davidson, and Fort Wofford."
    Military  1780  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • "In 1780 he served under Lt. Col. Robert Holmes and Colonel Frederick Hambright at the seige of Charleston. Most of these troops returned home just before the fall of Charleston in May 1780.

      Under Colonel Hugh Brevard, of Burke County, Lytle served as a company commander and was at King's Mountain, but did not participate in the battle."
      --> Emmett White book

      Captain, Brevard's NC Legion --> tombstone
    Property  1782  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    N.C. Land Grant, 440 acres on McCorkles Creek 
    Address:
    n/a 
    Property  1783  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    N.C. Land Grant, 250 acres on Hall's Creek. 
    Address:
    n/a 
    Property  1 Aug 1783  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Grant number 1360. 200 acres on both sides of bull creek. Book, page: 77:144. 
    • Issued: 16 Nov 1790
      Entered: 01 Aug 1783
      Name: Thomas "Little"
    Census  1790  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • "Thom Litle" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 16+. The household also includes one female (Susannah 34) and three males under 10 (John 6, George 5, and Millington 1). There is one slave.
    Census  1800  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • "Thomas Little" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 45 and over. The household includes a female age 26 to 44 (Susannah 44), two males under 10 (Thomas, Jr 3 and unknown), one male 10 to 15 (Millington 11), one male 16 to 25 (likely George 15), and one female under 10 (Elizabeth 10). There are also 11 slaves.
    Census  1810  Morganton, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Lytle (Sr) was enumerated as head of household. He is the only male over 45. Also in the household are one male aged 10 to 15 (likely Thomas Lytle Jr., 13), one male 16 to 25 (likely Millington, 21), one male 26 to 44 (likely John, 36), one female 10 to 15 (likely Elizabeth, 15), one female 16 to 25 (likely Millington's wife Mary Potillo, 18), and one female 45 and over (likely Susannah Potillo Lytle). There were also seven slaves.
    Census  1820  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Thomas Lytle, Sr. is enumerated as head of household, the free white male, aged 45+. The household also includes a FWM aged 16-25, likely Thomas Lytle, Jr, a free white female aged 16-25, likely Jennie McEntire, a FWF aged 26-44, likely Elizabeth Lytle, and a FWF aged 45+, likely Susannah Potillo. There are also 5 male slaves under 14, 1 male slave aged 14-25, 1 male slave aged 26-44, 2 female slaves aged 14-25, and 2 female slaves aged 26-44. Son Millington Lytle is enumerated next door.
    Associates  Benjamin Burgin 
    Associates  John Burgin 
    Associates  Peter Stroud 
    Associates  Thomas Hemphill 
    Military  1833  [1
    • Applied for Revolutionary War Pension. He was awarded $217.33 per annum.
    Died  31 May 1835  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried  Aft 31 May 1835  Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Address:
    Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery 
    Captain Thomas Lytle Headstone
    Captain Thomas Lytle Headstone
    Notes 
    Person ID  I1591  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  15 Jan 2012 

    Family  Susannah PERKINS,   b. 1752,   d. 17 Nov 1840 
    Married  1772  [10, 11, 12, 13
    • While, some sources say that Captain Thomas Lytle was married to Susannah Patillo, I don't think this is accurate. A Thomas Little (Lytle) did marry a Susannah Petillo in Tryon or Lincoln county, however that marriage took place in 1783, after the Revolution, which would discount the stories referring to her during the war (although to be fair, none of the stories referencing "Mrs. Lytle" mention a first name, so it's possible he was married more than once).

      Additionally, the book _Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina_ says he was married to Susannah Perkins and that the marriage took place in Rowan County.

      However, their first recorded child was born in 1784, which argues for the Susannah Petillo marriage in 1783.
    Children 
     1. John P LYTLE,   b. 1784, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1861, , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. George W LYTLE,   b. 27 Nov 1785, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1858, , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Millington LYTLE,   b. 1789, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Elizabeth Sophoronia LYTLE,   b. 23 Jul 1795, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1837, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Thomas LYTLE,   b. 6 Jun 1797, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1883, Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F45  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S525] Emmett. R. White, Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1984), 156 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S188] North Carolina State Archives MARS Catalog, http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet., http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet/LogicRouter?PAGE=object&OUTPUTXSL=object.xsl&pm_RC=REPOREV2DB&pm_OI=3906&pm_GT=Y&pm_IAC=Y&api_1=GET_OBJECT_XML&num_result=0 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S142] Lyman Copeland Draper, Anthonay Allaire, Isaac Shelby, King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain (P G Thompson 1881), ISBN 0806300973., 150 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S412] Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery (Old Fort, North Carolina; Latitude: 35.575094, Longitude: -82.187608), ; , ., Thomas Lytle; 19 August 2011; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S525] Emmett. R. White, Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1984), 157 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S188] North Carolina State Archives MARS Catalog, http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet., http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet/LogicRouter?PAGE=object&OUTPUTXSL=object.xsl&pm_RC=REPOLGBFB&pm_OI=11540&pm_GT=Y&pm_IAC=Y&api_1=GET_OBJECT_XML&num_result=0 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S176] Ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.Original data - Indexed from: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790. Washington, D.C.: Government), Year: 1790; Census Place: , Burke, North Carolina; Roll: M637_7; Page: 107; Image: 0060. (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Thom Litle
      Residence Date: 1790
      Residence Place: Burke, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1790usfedcen&h=156869&ti=0&indiv=try

    8. [S183] Ancestry.com, 1800 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Second Census of the United States, 1800. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1800. M32, 52), Year: 1800; Census Place: , Burke, North Carolina; Roll: 29; Page: 767; Image: 139. (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Thomas Little
      Residence Date: 1800
      Residence Place: Burke, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1800usfedcenancestry&h=304782&ti=0&indiv=try

    9. [S203] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 14), Year: 1820; Census Place: , Burke, North Carolina; Roll: M33_83; Page: 89; Image: 54. (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Thomas Lytle
      Residence Date: 1820
      Residence Place: Burke, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1820usfedcenancestry&h=1469477&ti=0&indiv=try

    10. [S199] P. M. Sinclair [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Tonia Kendrick, e-mail,; privately held by Kendrick, [(E-ADDRESS) HELD FOR PRIVATE USE,]., "FW: DAR - membership" (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S158] Curtis Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina (Genealogical Publishing Company), ISBN 080634654X., 81 (Reliability: 3).
      Little (Lytle), Thomas; Petillo, Susana; Littleton Petillo; 17 Jan 1783

    12. [S525] Emmett. R. White, Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1984), 156 (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S153] http://www.geocities.com/~lytle/lytlefam, Lytle Families of America website, http://www.geocities.com/~lytle/lytlefam/states/NC_mar.html (Reliability: 3).
      Rowan, NC, Lytle, Thomas, Perkins, Susannah, , ,1772




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