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Generation No. 1

1. SARAH ELIZABETH6 STANDEFER (ANDERSON5, BENJAMIN4 STANDIFER, ISRAEL3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born June 09, 1820 in Union Co., IL, and died February 09, 1892 in Elgin, Bastrop Co, TX. She married JOHN THOMAS LITTON 1834, son of LEMUEL LITTON and ANNE FORRESTER. He was born 1812 in NC/SC, and died July 04, 1856 in Bastrop Co, TX.


BIRTH-MARRIAGE: FHL film # 1035529, item 3; House of Forrester
DEATH: Bastrop County Cemeteries; Vol. II; p. 56

Family tradition says she and John Litton married each other 5 times, the reason being to make sure their marriages were legal in changing political boundaries.

See Sarah's Biography *New Photo.


BIRTH-DEATH: FHL film # 1035529; item 3; House of Forrester
MARRIAGE: Kesselus, Ken; History of Bastrop Co, TX Before Statehooe; p. 213

John Litton discovered Lytton Springs near Lockhart, TX.

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i. LEMUEL7 LITTON, b. Abt. 1836.

ii. JOHN THOMAS LITTON, b. Abt. 1838.

iii. MARTHA E. LITTON, b. Abt. 1840.

iv. SARAH E. LITTON, b. Abt. 1846.

v. ANDERSON LITTON, b. 1847.

vi. JAMES HARVEY LITTON, b. August 01, 1850; d. March 29, 1934, Travis Co., TX; m. DELTA L. BILLINGSLEY, October 31, 1871, Bastrop Co., TX; b. July 20, 1844; d. January 09, 1927.

2. vii. WILLIAM M. LITTON, b. July 24, 1852, Hogeye, Elgin Co., TX; d. September 05, 1936, Ranger, Eastland Co., TX.

viii. FRANCES JANE LITTON, b. July 25, 1856, Hogeye, Elgin Co., TX; d. January 28, 1953, Austin, Travis Co., TX1.

ix. RICHARD LITTON, b. July 25, 1856, Hogeye, Elgin Co., TX; d. 1874, Bastrop Co., TX1.

x. JANIE LITTON, b. 1857; d. 1953, Elgin, TX; m. JOHN ELDRED HARLING.


From: The Courier, Elgin, TX; pub. February 4, 1953:
Contributed by Charles W. Oliver.

Funeral services were held Thursday in Belton, Texas, at First Christian Church for Mrs. Janie Litton Harling, 96.  Burial was in the North Belton Cemetery.

Mrs. Harling died Wednesday at the Texas Confederate Home in Austin where she was making her home.  Prior to going there, she had resided in Belton some 50 years.  She was the widow of John Eldred Harling.

     Her father, John Litton, came to Texas in 1829 and was in the third Austin Colony which settled in Bastrop County.  He fought in the Texas War for Independence, and later served as a Texas Ranger.

     She was a ;member of Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the First Christian Church in Belton.

       Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Elsie Means, Belton; Miss Grace Harling, Austin; Mrs. M. E. Mugg, Midland; Mrs. Rosa Lee Crawford, Austin; one son, L. C. Harling, Nacogdoches.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM M.7 LITTON (SARAH ELIZABETH6 STANDEFER, ANDERSON5, BENJAMIN4 STANDIFER, ISRAEL3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born July 24, 1852 in Hogeye, Elgin Co., TX, and died September 05, 1936 in Ranger, Eastland Co., TX. He married SARAH A. POTTS October 21, 1874 in Bastrop Co., TX. She was born Abt. 1856 in Hogeye, Elgin Co., TX.


i. BERT ELMO8 LITTON, b. August 21, 1875, Hogeye, Elgin Co., TX.

ii. MAMY LITTON, b. Abt. 1877, Hogeye, Elgin Co., TX.

iii. RICHARD VICTOR LITTON, b. September 03, 1879, Hogeye, Elgin Co., TX; m. CHARLOTTE JANE HOOENBECK; b. February 06, 1885, Martinez, Contra Contra, CA.

iv. WILLIAM OLIN LITTON, b. September 06, 1882, Hogeye, Elgin Co., TX; m. IVA MAJORS; b. Abt. 1885, LA.

v. THOMAS RUPERD LITTON, b. Abt. 1884, Copland, Bastrop Co., TX.

vi. HORACE GREELY LITTON, b. October 10, 1887, Copland, Bastrop Co., TX; m. ELENOR TAYLOR; b. October 23, 1891, Mulddon, Fayette Co., TX.

vii. SALLY MAY LITTON, b. October 08, 1889, Copland, Bastrop Co., TX.

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