June 27, 1881
James Fullen Litton, age 63 died this morning at his farm in the corner
settlement, from an old war wound from the late conflict.
When his father passed away in 1853 the John Whitley Litton Plantation
was divided between the heirs and sold.
James F. Litton first married Loucinda Redwine, daughter of Josiah
Redwine of Elk Garden. Loucinda passed away in 1842. James then married
a first cousin from Kentucky, Margaret Eunice Litton, daughter of
Soloman Litton Jr. and Judith Anna Shoemaker of the corner settlement.
In 1853 he moved to land in the corner inherited by his wife from
Soloman Litton Sr., an original settler and long hunter in this country.
They made a large cattle farm on this land, known as Soloman Litton
Mr. Litton was educated in Roanoke and became a farm manager at an early
age. His father, John W. Litton Sr., was the eldest child of Captain
Soloman Litton Sr. of the Local Militia 1770-1790, an original settler
in this Country.
At age four, John W. was captured at Ruddles Station in Kentucky County
Virginia, along with two of his brothers and parents (Captain Litton was
serving there) by Shawnee Indians and held in the camps near Fort
Detroit for three years.
After their release by treaty (1784), Captain Litton claimed bounty land
in southern Kentucky (now a state) and raised his family at that place,
now called Knox County.
John Litton returned to Russell County in 1800, to purchase the Litton
Hill Plantation (which had its own post office) in Elk Garden. James F.
Litton grew up at Litton Hill and became an overseer of slaves and farm
Mr. Litton was preceded in death by first wife, Loucinda Redwine, Father
John Litton Sr., Mother Sarah Fullen Litton, Two brothers, Soloman
Litton 2nd, Caney Franklin Litton, One sister, Sarah Snider. Mr. Litton
is survived by 2nd wife, Margaret (Peggy) Litton, Four sons and three
daughters. John Jackson Litton, Cleveland, Va., Zachary Taylor Litton
Sr., Lebanon, Va., Soloman Scott Litton, of the home. Eunice Litton
(Mrs. James H. Gilbert) of the corner, Josephine Catherine Litton
(Mrs. Charles H. Monk, Sr. known as Josie Monk) Rebecca Jane Litton
(Mrs. Lafayette M. Monk, Sr. known as Beccy Monk) ten grandchildren.
A wake will be conducted by Father Seane Jones, at the home. Interment
will by in Litton Cemetery at Litton Hill-Elk Garden. Fr. Jones will
conduct last rites at graveside. All relatives and friends are urged to
attend and hear Mr. Littons letter of life, read as eulogy.