Little, Ebenezer

last name (variants): Littel
Birth: October 18, 1715 in Newburyport, MA
Death: July 30, 1768 in Newburyport, MA
Affiliation

Presbyterian Church in Newburyport, MA

Faith

Presbyterian

Nationality

Anglo-American

Occupation

Merchant

Residence(s)
  • Newburyport, MA (from 1715-10-18 to 1768-07-30)
Marital status

Married to Elizabeth (Brown); had one son, Moses Little.

Biography

Ebenezer Little was a Massachusetts merchant and a supporter of Wheelock's school, who shipped goods to Wheelock and helped the design however he could. His commitment to Wheelock's Indian School was such that the Reverend Parsons mentioned it in his sermon at Little's funeral. Manuscript 764662, not included in the Occom Circle, relates to Wheelock and Little's trade relationship. Little was very involved in the Presbyterian Church at Newburyport, as well as local government.

Sources

Currier, John James. History of Newburyport, Mass: 1764-1905, Volume 1. Self-published 1906. Accessed via GoogleBooks. Find A Grave. “Ebenezer Little.” http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Little&GSiman=1&GScty=59091&GRid=9109467& Accessed 2/13/2013. Parsons, Jonathan. A funeral sermon: occasioned by the death of Mr. Ebenezer Little, one of the elders of the Presbyterian Church in Newbury-Port; who departed this life July 30th, 1768, in the 53d year of his age. Salem 1768. Accessed via Eighteenth Century Collections Online.

Further reading

Manuscript 764662, in Dartmouth Rauner special collections and not included in the Occom Circle, relates to Wheelock and Little's trade relationship.