I have no connection to this family. This appeared while doing other research in the Feb. 17, 1859 issue of the Rockland (Maine) Gazette:
"A CURIOUS FACT - Deacon Samuel B. Littlefield, who died in Wells, Me., on the 27th of December last, was eighty-seven years old - We learn, says the Boston Journal, from a correspondent that the farm that Deacon Littlefield owned has descended from father to son through six generations, and is now in possession of the seventh. The original grant from Sir. Fernando Gorges to Edmond Littlefield in 1640, on parchment, is still in possession of the family."