The Dallas Journal, Volume 42, 1996 Page: 22
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Family Bible of James Beverly Littlepage
The Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, Published, Philadelphia, Jesper Harding &
Son., No. 57 S. Third St. 1850.
James Beverly Littlepage was born on the 20th June 1795 in Greenbrier County, Va. Susan
Shanklin VanAusdal was born the 23rd Oct. 1804. James B. Littlepage and Susan
Vanausdale were married the 31st day of October 1816 in Greenbrier County, Va. JB
Littlepage departed this life on the 11th day of May 1856 aged 60 years 10 months and 21
days and 39 years 6 months and 10 days after his marriage. Was killed by a mule running
away with him in Travis County, Texas and was buried in Austin, Travis, Texas. Susan V.
Littlepage departed this life on the 21st day of January 1870 - aged 65 years 8 months and
They had 8 children:
Patsey Esther Littlepage
William Wallace Littlepage
Sarah Ann Littlepage
Elizabeth Dickson Littlepage
Caleb VanAusdal Littlepage
James Arbuckle Littlepage
Samuel Carpenter Littlepage
Charles Pearson Littlepage
From Littlepage Family by Rev. S. C. Littlepage
My father, with his family, started from the White Sulpher Springs in Greenbriar
County, for Linn county, Missouri, in 1838. Traveling by easy stages, they spent one
summer in Williamson County, Ohio, and one winter in Bonham Bottom, on the
Mississippi river--reaching Brunswick, Mo., in 1840, and from thence by two-horse
wagon to Parsons Creek, Linn County. My father's family consisted of Patsy Esther,
William Wallace, Sarah Ann, Elizabeth Dickson, Caleb VanAusdall, James Arbuckle,
Samuel Carpenter and Charles Pearson. My father and his brother, Charles, were in
the war of 1812. My father entered the service of his country under Gen. William
Henry Harrison in his sixteenth year. My parents, with Bros. James and Charles,
started to Texas, as I started to my first appointment. (1858) I made one day's
journey with them, camping out as they traveled in a two-horse wagon and a
carriage. Just before parting with them, my father gave me a $60 note, and told me if
he prospered in Texas I would hear from him again, but this was the last time I ever
saw him. Three years after this he was killed by a mule he had driven from Missouri.
He was riding it home from Austin, when it ran away--under a leaning tree--and
crushed him to death.
J. B. Littlepage was issued a certificate for 320 acres of land by the county court of
Collin County in 1853, which he sold unlocated. A 240 acre-tract was later patented in
Ellis County (Robertson Third Class Certificate No. 5124), and an 80-acre tract was
patented in Johnson County (Robertson Third Class Certificate No. 4260).--The Peters
Colony of Texas by Seymore V. Conner, Texas State Historical Assoc., Austin, 1959, p.
DGS Journal 22 1996
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