LITTLE, GEORGE, 1838-1924


Geologist. Born– February 11, 1838, Tuscaloosa. Parents– John and Barbara (Kerr) Little. Married– Caroline Patillo Doak, May 13, 1869. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1855, A.M., 1856; University of Gottingen, Ph.D., 1859. Employed by Oakland College, Mississippi, 1860-1861; Served in the Confederate Army as private, captain, lieutenant colonel, 1861-1865. Professor of geology,University of Mississippi, 1866-1874; Mississippi, state geologist, 1870-1874; Georgia, state geologist, 1874-1881; Chattanooga, Tenn., 1889-1892; Tuscaloosa, druggist, 1892-1902; geological reporter for Geological Survey of Alabama, 1903-1918. Awarded the honorary LL. D. by the University of Alabama, 1905. Died May 15, 1924.


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Memoirs of George Little. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1924.


A history of Lumsden’s Battery C.S.A. Tuscaloosa:  Published by R.E.Rhodes Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1905.