"John Little, deceased, late of the Township of Brant, was a specimen of the self-made men who have made Canada what it is, and of which no section has brought forth more or better representatives than the County of Bruce.
Born September, 1822, in Roxburghshire, Scotland, he came to America with his father's family in 18:33, and settled in the County of Peel, U. C., where he lived for nineteen years, removing to the Township of Brant in May, 1852. Having made a small clearing he erected a log shanty on his lot, returning to his home, and moving in with his family in October of the same year.
Mr. Little was never an office-seeker, but devoted himself strictly and energetically to the pursuit of his private business, and on his death, which occurred on January 2nd, 1878, was the owner of a very large and valuable property.
He married Sarah, daughter of Hugh Craig, of Wigtonshire, Scotland, and the family of four sons surviving are among the most respectable of the present residents of the Township of Brant."
Belden 1880 Atlas of the County of Bruce