Julia A. (Fletcher) Carney (1823 - 1908)
Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney, born Julia Fletcher (April 6, 1823, Lancaster, Massachusetts – November 1, 1908, Galesburg, Illinois) was an American educator and poet. She wrote the poem "Little things". Educated at Lancaster Academy, Julia Fletcher achieved fame in 1845 for her poem "Little Things". In 1849 she married Thomas J. Carney, a Universalist minister; four of the couple's nine children died in infancy. Julia Fletcher Carney wrote for Universalist and other periodicals; many of her poems were set to music and published in school text-books or as hymns.
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