- Francis Littlefield, born 1565 in Exeter, England. He died in October 1618 in Titchfield, Hampshire, England.
- Edmund Littlefield, born 1591 in Exeter, England. His wife's name was Annis (Agnes) Austin. They were married in England and had eight children. Edmund and Annis are thought to be my tenth great-grandparents.
- Elizabeth Littlefield, born in England. She married a John Wakefield. They are thought to be my ninth great-grandparents.
The first three books below were edited by William Richard Cutter. In the first, begin on page 1238, column 2:
Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial; A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co, 1913.
Below, start on page 833, bottom of column 1.
Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co, 1908.
Below, start on page 1596, bottom of column 1:
Cutter, William Richard. Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. New York: Lewis historical publishing company, 1908. (Volume 4)
I've opened The History of Wells and Kennebunk to page 73, where a good section about Edmund Littlefield begins, but you'll find much more Littlefield history throughout this book. Search term: Littlefield.
Bourne, Edward E., and E. E. Bourne. The History of Wells and Kennebunk from the Earliest Settlement to the Year 1820, At Which Time Kennebunk Was Set Off, and Incorporated. Portland: B. Thurston & Co, 1875.
Below, start at the bottom of column 1, page 101:
Little, George Thomas, Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co, 1909.
Also well worth a visit are The Littlefield Family Research Page and Glenn Gohr's Littlefield Genealogy. At the first, I learned the name of Edmund Littlefield's father and the surname and parents of his wife Annis. This website, however, lists only one child, a son named William, for Elizabeth Littlefield and her husband John Wakefield. As I indicated in my previously posted Surname: Wakefield, Dr. Albert Wakefield is attributed to this couple also in the book Wakefield Memorial. On p. 136, William, who came over on the Bevis with Annis Littlefield, is "supposed to be a brother of John Wakefield, of Wells." My connection to the Littlefield surname is entirely dependent upon that being the case. I would be most happy to hear from anyone who has delved further into the Wakefield genealogy, especially with regard to Dr. Albert Wakefield's parentage and whether it has yet been proven or disproven.
At Glenn Gohr's webpage, I learned that both Millard Fillmore and Calvin Coolidge have Littlefield ancestry. I was already aware of Millard Fillmore's descent from another of my ancestral lines, Stephen Hopkins and Dorcas Bronson. Through that lineage, President Fillmore was my fourth cousin, five times removed. Through the Littlefield lineage, he would also be my sixth cousin, five times removed.
Well, readers, it just doesn't get any more exciting than that, so this session is hereby adjourned!