William Azem Lyttle, son of
Elder Shubael Little and Deborah Barrows,
was born on 24 Jun 1822 at Brownville, Jefferson, New York.
He and Caroline Fredenburg were
married on 30 Apr 1846. He died on 3 Jan 1894 at age 71.
He was buried at North Watertown Cem., Sec. OG, Pamelia, Jefferson, New York.
Born William Azem Little, he changed the spelling of his last name about 1850. He received a gift of land from his father in 1846, the year in which he was married. The 1850 US Census shows his family in Hounsfield next to the household of his mother and siblings (his father having died in 1847). The same Census list him as a carpenter, however the 1860 Census list him as a farmer in Theresa, where he was living with his elderly father-in-law. William did not serve in the Civil War, although both of his younger brothers did so. There is some indication this was due to a health condition, although no details are given. It is also possible he was spared service because he was supporting his wife, several young children, and at least two sisters (although one had married by the end of the War). He removed to Watertown about 1867, and by 1882 he is described as a land surveyor and civil engineer in a family genealogy. It is also said that he was a superintendent of schools, although I have not been able to verify this.
Caroline Fredenburg, daughter of Joshua Fredenburg and Ruth Freeman,
was born on 25 May 1824 at Pamelia, Jefferson, New York.
She and William Azem Lyttle were married on 30 Apr 1846.
She died on 12 Aug 1901 at 13 Orchard Street, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, at age 77.
She was buried at North Watertown Cem., Sec. OG, Pamelia, Jefferson, New York.
She was enumerated on the Census of 1850 at Hounsfield (William Azem Little, head of household), and on the Census of 1860 at Theresa (Joshua Fredenburg, head of household). The family story is that her husband was frequently off surveying, and when George, her eldest son, moved to Watertown to work in his uncle's bookstore, she moved the rest of the family as well. Her obituary indicates she had lived in Watertown since about 1867, and William A. Lyttle purchased property there in that year.
Children of William Azem Lyttle and Caroline Fredenburg were as follows:
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