Princeton Clarion dated 6/13/1895:


John E. Little, an old time citizen of this county, died Tuesday morning at Little's mines, where he had been making his home for several months past, aged 74 years. His death was caused from typhoid fever and his sickness was of short duration.


The remains were brought to this city on the west bound Air-line train Tuesday and taken to the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Eaton, to await the funeral services, which were held in the United Presbyterian church, yesterday afternoon.  (See note at bottom.)


Mr. Little was a native of South Carolina, but he came to Gibson county in early life and has made this his residence ever since. His first wife was Margaret Ervin, sister of John R. Ervin and Mrs. George W. Shopbell. They first set up housekeeping on a tract of land, then in the woods near what was then known as Polk's mill, about two miles southwest of town. This old house is still standing and the land is a part of the Joseph Heston farm. Mr. Little and his young wife were industrious and thrifty and were prosperous from the start. Subsequently, on the adjustment of the estate of Mrs. Little's mother, they removed to the old Ervin homestead, now owned by Mr. John Hudelson. There, they lived until after the death of the wife, which occurred several years ago.


In the meantime Mr. Little had accumulated considerable property and was counted one of the most substantial farmers in the county. But his generous disposition led him to assume responsibilities for others who were unable to meet their obligations. Through this and other reverses of fortune he became deeply involved and eventually lost all his property. For several years past he has been making his home among his children, while he has engaged in various occupations, none of which were very remunerative. Yet, notwithstanding all the reverses and misfortunes of his later life, John E. Little did not lose his reputation for honesty and uprightness a character which he had established in his more prosperous days. Not the least of his troubles was that he could not meet his just obligations, and that others had to suffer loss because of his misfortune.


The remaining members of the family are Robert and Charles and Mrs. John Eaton, of this city."


GCHS, Georgia McEIlhiney.


(NOTE:  It is likely that he is buried at Archer Cemetery where his first wife Margaret is interred.  No headstone is found.  DLE)