Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

I was born August 6, 1891, on a farm some three miles south of the village of Hardinsville, Martin Township, Crawford County, Illinois. I was the eldest child of Thomas David and Delilah (Harter) Littlejohn.

My paternal grand parents were Thomas and Rebecca (Boyd) Littlejohn and my maternal grand parents were Sol and Samantha (Bledsoe) Harter. Both my parents and grand parents were native born to Crawford County.

My father was a tenant farmer throughout his lifetime and I grew up on several farms, but always in the vicinity south of Hardinsville as my father was partial to the rich cornland of the Embarrass river bottoms.

I attended different country schools of Martin Township during my youth and having attained the required age in 1909, I was able to get a teachers certificate to teach school. I began my teaching career in the spring of 1910 at Berlin School southwest of the village of Pierceburg, still in Martin Township. I taught in the same school the two following winter terms. I taught one spring term at Star school, north of Hardinsville, in 1911 and winter terms at Bottoms, Hardinsville, Price and Moyer from which I resigned April 28, 1917 to enlist in the Military service.

I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at Indianapolis, Indiana on May 2, 1917 and after three weeks recruit training at Parris Island, So. Carolina I was shipped to the Marine Barracks at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where I served until August 1918. In August 1918 I received an appointment to an Officer's Training Camp and reported to Quantico, Virginia for training which started August 20, 1918. I was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marines Corps on December 16, 1918 and was assigned to duty with the Third Provisional Brigade, U.S.M.C. at Galveston, Texas. From that date I served in Galveston, Texas, Quantico, Virginia and Caldwell, New Jersey, where I was discharged September 2nd, 1919 at the close of the National Rifle Marches, in the running of which I had served on the staff of the Executive Officer, Col. Harlee.

After my discharge from the service I came to Robinson and was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff under the late Harlan E. Parker. I served as Deputy Sheriff until December 1, 1920 when I resigned to accept a position in the Farmers & Producers Bank of Robinson. I remained in this position until the Farmers & Producers Bank of Robinson, along with the First National Bank and the Robinson State Banks were merged to form the present Second National Bank.

I moved over to the Second National Bank when it opened on March 21, 1932 and have been identified with it since that date. I have served in the different capacities in the bank since its opening. I have been a member of the Board of Directors for several years and at present time I am Chairman of the Board. I have been actively engaged in banking in this county for thirty four years.

In my earlier years in Robinson I served as a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Library Board. I was a member of the old Robinson Township High School for nine years and for two of those years I was President of the Board. I am a director of the Crawford County Building & Loan Association.

On February 14, 1920 I was married to Miss M. Etta Toomey, only child of the late James D. and Mary (Geary) Toomey. Mr. Toomey, one of the pioneer independent oil men of this area came to Illinois in 1906 from Bolivar, New York, where he had been actively engaged in the production of oil. Mr. Toomey was killed in an automobile accident in July, 1933 and at the time of his death had extensive holdings in Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, in addition to his properties in Illinois.

Mrs. Littlejohn and I have three children, the eldest, James D. Littlejohn was born July 7th, 1921. He attended Robinson Grade School and graduated from the Robinson Township High School. He also graduated from the University of Illinois on June 1st, 1942 and entered Military Service on July 7th, 1942, serving in the United States Coast Guard until January 1946, when he was discharged as a Lieutenant. He lived for a number of years in Los Angeles and graduated from the law school of Loyola University of Los Angeles in June 1951. He successfully passed the Wyoming State Bar examination in June 1951 and passed the California State Bar examination in November, 1951 and since August 1951 he has been employed in the land department of the Standard Oil Company of California and for the past two and one half years has resided in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Our next child, Mary Ellen Littlejohn was born August 20th, 1922. She attended Robinson Grade Schools and graduated from the local High School. After finishing High School she attended DePauw University at Greencastle, Indiana for two years, then transferred to the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado where she was graduated with an A.B. degree in 1943. After her graduation from the University she was employed in Civil Defense work for two years at George Field. She was married in April 1948 to Richard S. Simpson, an attorney of Lawrenceville, Illinois who is the present County Judge of Lawrence County.

Our youngest child, Robert Vernon Littlejohn was born November 5th, 1924. After finishing the local grade schools and high school he entered the University of Colorado in September, 1942. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps October, 1942. He was kept in school at Colorado for the remainder of the school year and then transferred to the University of Southern California where he remained until late in 1943 when he was sent to Camp Jeune, N. Carolina officer's training. He was discharged in December 1945 as a 2nd Lieutenant, U.S.M.C. and returned to the University of Colorado in January, 1946 to complete his course. He was graduated from there in September, 1948 where he spent a year doing post graduate work and assisting in the teaching of freshman geology. At the end of the second year in June, 1949, he was employed by the Standard Oil Company of Indiana and sent to Casper, Wyoming, where he remained until late 1953, when he returned to Robinson where he is operating as a consulting geologist.

During the years I have lived in Robinson I have been affiliated with a number of organizations. I have been a member for thirty-five consecutive years of the Ernest M. Coulter Post of the American Legion and am a past Commander of the Post. I am a member and a Past Exalted Ruler of Robinson Lodge #1188 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. I hold a membership in the Royal Order of Moose and in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

I have tried to contribute to any movement for the welfare of the community regardless of its source, and have given my time and effort as much as possible in times of both peace and war.