The title of this book is:
The Story of the Littlejohns snd Littlejohn Geneology
Descendents of Betsy, Mesh, and Gillie Littlejohn
By Patricia Littlejohn Bates Farr Revised Edition 1993
"This book is dedicated to the Littlejohn Family Reunion which was organized at Mulberry Chapel United Methodist Church GAffney, South Carolina Septemeber 13, 1953"
This book has a 10 page introduction (which is all I copied, and I won't attempt to include here), which is accredited as: "The Story of the Littlejohns has been left in tact basically as researched and written by Gaiser B. Littlejohn."
It describes the history of Oliver Littlejohn obtaining the slaves Mesh, Betsey and Gillie from the Governor of Fairfax, Virginia, and how the group moved from Virginia to Maryland to South Carolina. Some of the names mentioned in this history are Oliver, MArcellus, Charles and Polly Littlejohn; Charles, Samuel & Henry (sons of Marcellus); Winnie and Ann, who was in the home of the "Knuckles" (Nuckolls?); John Knuckles and his wife Agatha, his daughter Susannah and her husband Charles Littlejohn, Lola (Winnie's great-great granddaughter); Rev. Sam, Mandy, Nora, Nathan, Ellison, Ferdinan and Mary Knuckles; Duncan Littlejohn; Daniel Littlejohn (a blacksmith who purchased his freedom); Caleb Littlejohn (who gained his freedom by saving the son of Robinson Littlejohn from drowning in Thickety Creek); Mariah Littlejohn ( who gained her freedom and that of her children Strapp and Lillie by nursing her mistress back to health from typhoid fever); Henry Evans the freeborn son of Annie Littlejohn,( beleived to be the first of the Littlejohn group to go into the gospel ministry); Salethial and Richard "Marse Dick" Littlejohn (white teachers in the school started for newly freed black Littlejohns); Emanuel Littlejohn, The Reverends Wiley, R.N., B.F.., M.L. "Moaning Luke", Thad, A.D., W.M., Barney, Govan, J.H., and McKinley Littlejohn; Major Jack Littlejohn, Strapp and Eliza Littlejohn, Isaac and JAne Littlejohn, Isom and Martha Littlejohn, Wiley and "Sweet" Millie Littlejohn, Thad and Mandy Knuckles, Dorcas Knuckles, Ellison Knuckles; Lockhart and Charles Littlejohn, Dave, William, Caleb, Goodman, Pink and Frank Littlejohn; C.N. Littlejohn; Dr E.L. McPherson (son of James and Alma Littlejohn McPherson); Clarence Littlejohn (son of Lucious Littlejohn); and Edward Littlejohn.
Most, but not all of the above named are from South Carolina. Some are from North Carolina, Oklahoma, California, Cleveland, Ohio, Arkansa, Virginia, Tennessee.
As I said, a wonderful book full of a very rich history. I have heard that the reuinion of black Littlejohn families takes place in the Gaffney area, and I would love to know when the last reunion of white Littlejohns took place there.
Hope this helps.