FAMILY BIBLE RECORD (All below is direct quote): Family Record Births James Harvey Litton Aug. 8 1789 Rebecca Jane Litton Feb. 29 1790 Milton Roy Litton Nov. 8 1814 John William Litton Sept. 3 1816 James Harvey Litton Jun. May 9 1818 Nancy Joyce Litton Oct. 11 1820 Mary Elen Purcel Feb. 28 1810 William Korin Litton Aug. 13 1827 Jackson Billy Litton May 15 1829 Mary Evelena Litton June 30 1830 Ellen Etta Litton March 6 1832 Rebecca Jane Litton July 4 1834 James Fayette Monk Dec. 25 1830 Charles Fayette Monk Aug. 3 1853 Vincent Soloman Monk June 2 1854 Owens Bernt Monk June 3 1856 Evaline Elizabeth Monk June 4 1860 Elijah Jam Monk April 30 1863 James Litton's Sen. Parents Soloman Caleb Litton Sen. Dec. 22 1751 Martha Duncan Litton Sept. 27 1756 James H. & Mary E. Litton, children, John Thomas Litton April 1 1840 Margaret Elizabeth Litton Dec. 25 1843 Augustis William Litton Aug. 31 1845 Family Records Marriages James Harvey Litton Sen. and Rebecca Jane Vanhook Sept. 25 1809 Milton Roy Litton and Judith Tyree Price May 3 1838 John William Litton and Phobee Lipps Jan. 20 1838 James Harvey Litton Jun. and Amelia Tyree E. Price June 15 1838 William Korin Litton and Nancy Ann Elliott June 6 1845 Rebecca Jane Litton and James Fayette Monk March 7 1852 James Harvey Litton Jun. and Elizabeth Predue Logan Nov. 29 1855 James Harvey Litton Sen. and Mary Elizabeth Purcell June 6 1826 Soloman Caleb Litton and Martha Duncan May 24 1774 Family Records Deaths Rebecca Jane Litton Sept. 18 1822 Jsmes Harvey Litton Sen. Aug. 2 1855 Amelia Typree E. Litton March 3 1854 Soloman Caleb Litton Feb. 24 1844 Martha Duncan Litton March 31 1821 (END OF QUOTED RECORDS)
This bible is owned by Canie B. Litton Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida. I
have a photocopy, from which I copied this information. The bible was
published 1832, so dates before that were recorded after the events.
In fact, only two sets of handwriting appear in the record, and it is
quite possible that it was copied from another record, or from
dictation. The bible was owned for years by the family of Rebecca
Jane Litton Monk b 4 Jul 1834 Russell Co., VA. Canie thinks that the
entries could have been made by a member of the Monk family or a member
of the Statzer family, (Canie says that Rebecca Jane Litton Monk's
second marriage was in 1869, to Elijah Statzer of Lee and Russell
Co., VA. Her first husband, James Monk, b 25 Dec 1830 Russell Co.
was killed in the Civil War.)
Certain items in the record are questionable.
1)I have carefully checked my typed copy against the photocopy, but I
cannot make out one name, that of Owens Bernt Monk. The middle name
could be Beriah or Bernh, but definitely starts with a B.
2)Elijah Jam Monk is probably Elijah James Monk, but that's not what appears.
3)James Harvey Litton is thought by researchers to have had three
wives. The first was Rebecca Jane Vanhook b 29 Feb 1790, d 18 Sep
1822. The second, listed in the above record as Mary Elizabeth
Purcell, and followed in the record by a long ink-blot concealing
another word, is thought by Canie Litton to have been Mary Purdue
Elliott b 1802 d 13 Aug 1834. The third, whose marriage is not listed
in the above record, is said by Canie to have been Mary Wilson of
4)William Korin Litton is thought (hoped?) to have married Nancy Ann
Collins b 23 Apr 1829 d 4 Aug 1867, not Nancy Ann Elliott as stated in
the above record.
James Harvey Litton, Sr. moved to Pike Co, KY from Russell County VA
before 1850. He appears there in the 1850 census, page 487-B, with
wife Mary and the three youngest children listed above, John T.,
Margaret E., and Augustus W. James Harvey Litton Sr. is listed in Pike
Co. Death Records 2 August 1855. Cause of death: gravel (!?!).
But most of JHL Sr.'s children remained in Russell Co., and most of the
surnames mentioned in the record are those of Russell Co. families.
I would like to be descended from William Korin Litton. My William
Litton of Russell Co., d 9 Nov 1905, used no middle name or initial,
has a different birth date than the one above carved into his
tombstone, and listed his parents as James and Mary Litton at his
second marriage (11 Nov 1867 to Martha (Tish) Mitchell in Washington