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Who are the following:

Charles S. Latta, born Feb. 18, 1820. Married Dec. 22, 1852.
Samuel Latta b. June 1877. Mar. Adele Louise Petch, Apr. 9, 1907.

Anna D. Latta, daughter of Charlotte Latta, born 1868. Married C. W.
Roy, Apr. 16, 1888. He was b. in 1865. Both from Monongahela, at Courtney,
PA (marked out) (handwritten - Branch 45, family 7)

Married in the "Old Swedish Church", Wilmington, Delaware: Joseph
Latta and Susannah Steen, Oct. 2, 1772. And Jane Latta and Robert Davis,
May 14, 1751. This may connect with branch No. 42.

Thomas Latta married Martha McGrew, at Presbyterian Church, Carlisle,
Cumberland Co. Pa. Jan. 22, 1801. Penn. Archives, 2d Series, Vol. 8, p.
557. The church has no record of them.

William Latta married Elizabeth Taylor. Abstract of Wills, Alle-
gheny Co. Pa. Vol. 7, p. 56. John Taylor, Mt. Pleasant Tp., Pa. June 5,
1800. Will proved June 1800. Wife, Jean. Children: John, Thomas, Elizabeth
wife of William Latta.

From old Methodist Quarterly. Marriage record Franklin Co. Ohio.
Martha Latta to Benjamin F. Leach, of Franklin Co. Ohio, April 8, 1823.
Grandville Female College, Frankfort, Ohio, Anna Latta, graduate.

From Buffalo, N.Y. Historical Society:
Robert Latta married Elizabeth Welsh, Feb. 23, 1847.
Robert J. Latta married Kittie Boone, Feb. 26, 1884.
Robert Latta died at Buffalo, N.Y. Mar. 31, 1878, aged 57 years, 6
mos. 10 days. Born about 1820.
Elizabeth Latta, wife of Robert Latta, died at Buffalo, N.Y. Mar. 12,
1855, aged 36. Born about 1819. Is this Elizabeth Welsh, mentioned above?
Mary Jane Latta, wife of Robert Latta, died at Buffalo, N.Y. May 6,
1863. Aged 42 years. Born about 1821.
Addie B. Latta, died July 19, 1886. Aged 33 years. Born about 1853.
No birth records in Buffalo, N.Y. prior to 1878.

Marriages in Buffalo, N.Y. on record with County Clerk, County Hall.
All Vital Statistic records for the entire State of New York are
filed with the New york State Department of Health, Albany, N.Y. They want
payment for all information.

Census of 1800. Orange Co. N.Y. Elizabeth Latta, head of family, 1
male under 10; females 1 between 10 and 16, 1 between 16 and 26, 1 between
26 and 45.

All Vital Statistics for North Carolina are filed in the capitol at
Raleigh, N.C. No record of births and deaths prior to Oct. 1913.

Names in Record's office Books, Westmoreland County, Pa.
Ephraim Latta, Aug. 3, 1831. Unity Township. See branch 32, fam. 1.
Elizabeth Latta, 1836. Mt. Pleasant Township.
Elizabeth C. Latta, 1866. Unity Township.
Elizabeth Latta, 1873. Mt. Pleasant Township. See branch 3.
Elizabeth M. Latta, 1874. South Huntingdon Township. See branch 3.
Emma A. Latta, 1878. Greensburg Boro.

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The entry in the first deed book in Hillsboro, N.C. is to (line drawn
through)In 1756 to James Latta, a planter, in Orange Co. of the Province
of N.C. A grant of land from John Earl Granville (Viscount Carteret and
Baron Carteret), of Hawns, Bedford Co. Great Britain. This man was
President of His Majesty Most Honorable Privy Council and Knight of the
Most Noble Order of the Garter. He died Jan. 13, 1756. James Latta
evidently lived in Orange Co. N.C. about the same time 1 John Latta,
branch 15, lived there.
Were they brothers? James gave power of atty to Thomas Latta in 1804 to
sell land.
James Latta, Sr. deeds to James Latta, Jr. 147 acres of land on Sept.
18, 1790. John Latta bought land of Thomas in 1791 and 1793, and from
State of No. Carolina in 1793 and 1802.
Scotch-Irish in America. --Hanna, Vol. 2, p. 96.
Presbyterian settlements of Scottish people. Presbytery of Phila.
James Latta, Deep Run, Buck's Co. Pa. 1726. See branch No. 8, fam. 2.
Vol. 2, p. 97. John's Island, So. Carolina, 1720? James Latta,
Presbytery of Phila. Second. James Latta, licensure, report, 1766.
Feb. 4, 1935. John L. Seabrook, Clerk of the Session of John's
Island, S. C. Presbyterian Church, and related to Hugh Wilson, writes:
"Minute Books were destroyed by fire several years ago. I have a
record copied from one of the old books which shows that the Rev. James
Latta served this church 1768 to ____". (handwritten note - "John Island
a suburb of Charleston")
So. Carolina Gazette, Lately married Rev. James Latta, of John's
Island, to Miss Sally Wilson, daughter of the late Hugh Wilson, Monday,
March 27, 1775.-Taken from a book in the Filson Club, Louisville, Ky.

"The records in the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department,
Washington, D.C. show that there are more than thirty service records of
enlisted men in the navy by the name of Latta, and in view of the limited
clerical force of this Bureau, it is impracticable to comply with your
request for the purpose stated." April 27, 1934. One was Samuel Whitehill
Latta, Asst Surgeon. See Branch No. 8, family 11.
Mary Lizzie Latta was married to Samuel J. Vandegrift, at
Philadelphia, Pa. Dec. 24, 1873, by Rev. W. Gordon, minister. Her
grandfather was William Matson. She had two sons, Walter Scott and Paul.
four children,
John Latta died Jan. 9, 1795, aged 68. Church records in Waxhaw, S.
C. show he was an elder. Waxhaw is in Union Co. N.C. 10 miles east of the
church, 4 miles east of York County. S.C. line. He was born in 1727.
Church in Lancaster Co. S. C.

Myrtle Latta married Atlas Cash. Lived at Rocky Mount, N.C. Branch 7,
family 10. Who is she.

Mrs. Jennette T. Acklen, of Nashville, Tenn. says that the record in
Springhill Cemetery, Gallatin Pike, Nashville, is that Sallie Latta was
born Feb. 8, 1803; died Mar. 16, 1847. She married Ebenezer McCance, who
died June 14, 1852, age 56 yrs. 3 mos. Children: William N. McCance, born
Sept. 9, 1822. Died June 3, 1851. Matthew McCance married Ann Walker,
Taken from Mrs. Acklen's book, "Tombstone Inscriptions", page 78. (Marked

Dr. William Latta was the first President of the Ross County, Ohio
Medical Society. Supposed to be of branch No. 3.

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Information given by Mrs. Anne M. Hart, 1726 Wells Street, Milwaukee, Wis.
Nov. 24, 1939. Her grandmother, Mary Latta, married William Lamma, a
weaver. They were Presbyterians, and lived at Belfast? Ireland. She had
a brother, John Latta, who went to Australia during the gold rush, and she
never did hear from him again. Mrs. Hart's mother lived with grandmother
until she was nine years old, at which time she came to the U.S. with her
parents. Mrs. Hart was 80 years of age in 1939.

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It would seem that it was a LATTA who invented the Barbed Wire. This
article was copied from the Youths Companion, Nov. 11, 1915, p. 610,
column 4.

"Barbed Wire", says the Manchester Guardian, "the origin of which Sir
Ian Hamilton recently attributed with unhistorical picturesqueness to the
Devil, was actually the invention of an ingenious lad named Latta. Fifty-
four years ago the boy, then aged ten years, saw on a farm at some
distance from his home in New York State a novel kind of fence, with a
boarding at the top and another at the base, two strands of thin wire
strung between.

"On his asking the reason for that particular arrangement, he was
told that it permitted the free passage of the wind and prevented
snowdrifts in the winter time. On the boy's suggestion his father adopted
that sort of fence on his own farm. Then a neighbor allowed his hogs to
run on the highway, and they found the Latta pastures attractive. The
thought then occurred to the young Latta that small barbs inserted in the
wire strands at distances of six inches might discourage them. The hogs
did not mind the scratching so much, but the owner objected, and kept them
at home. The first patent taken out for barbed wire was registered in the
harmless name of Smith, in 1867."

The above volume of the Youths Companion is on file in the Boston
(Mass.) Public Library. It gives no further information.

Who are John and Jane Latta, his wife, who are buried at an old
cemetery at Lancaster, Ohio? Were they John, and his daughter, Jane, of
branch No. 36, family No. 2. Mrs. Stevenson, branch No. 3, family No. 8,
mentions the burial there of John and Jane Latta, his wife, at Lancaster,
Ohio. Aug. 2_, 1926 ____ to Paster Presbyterian Church there ans. no
record (handwritten note).

1 ________ (1) Latta born in England. Died ____. Married ________.
Had at least one daughter, Jane. She was born in England, and married Mr.
Wolfington, who was from England. They had a daughter, Jane, who married
John Wilkin and they had a son, John. John Wilkin, Sr. died and she
married James Corbett, a ship captain and millwright. They lived 10 miles
from Winchester, Va. Their daughter, Latta Jane Corbett, married Smith
Wilson, son of James Wilson, and the daughter of James Wilson, Stella
Wilson, married F. M. Richardson, and in 1936 lived at Shelbyville, Ills.

In the Public Library of Louisville, Ky. is:
M. B. of Woodford Co. Ky. M. B. may mean Marriage Bonds.
James Latta to Matilda Porson, 5-17-1825. Bondsman, John D. Johnson.
William Latta to Mary S. Williams, 10-11-1826. B. Matthew Latta.
Matthew Latta to Mary Williams, 9-2-1790. Can this be 2 Matthew (2)
Latta. Branch No. 22. His father came to Woodford Co. Ky. probably just
before this time, as he lived there when his son John was born in 1794,
four years after Matthew married Mary Williams.

The above record was given me by Mrs. Georgia F. Ballard, of
Henderson, Ky. Branch No. 7.

I wrote to Librarian at Louisville, KY for information, but was
refused. See branch 22 and Note K, for Woodford Co. Ky. families.
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William Latta went to Oregon in 1818, for the Hudson Bay Company.--
Bashford, "Oregon Missions." Page 287.

"Mr. Latta, the Hudson Bay pilot, brought the U. S. S. "Shark" up the
Columbia river about July 18, 1846.--Bancroft Oregon, " Vol. 1, page 584.
The "Shark" had 12 guns, and as piloted to Astoria. We were then having
trouble with the British. See "Astoria", by Washington Irving.

"Rhymes of Early Life in Oregon and Historical and Biographical
Facts." by John Minto, a pioneer of 1844.

"In pre-historic Oregon, as far as white people are concerned, there
was a vessel wrecked on the coast. This ship was loaded with beeswax and
other things that caused it to believe that it was destined for some
Catholic station, probably in California. There also was a tradition
among the Indians that one man escaped and remained with them, marrying in
the tribe. The man spoke of here as Cullaby and his son, Edwin, were
believed to have a trace of white blood, and it was believed they
descended from this white man.

"Edwin had asked his father about the personal appearance of his
grandfather, and was told that he had somewhat the look of Mr. Latta, a
Highland Scot who was then in charge of Fort Astoria, and his eyes were
the same color, but he was not so large. Edwin said that Mr. Latta often
visited at his father's cabin, sometimes spending the day there and
sometimes on the lake shooting ducks. Cullaby was very fond of Mr.
Latta's son-in-law, Mr. Clutric, and both being hunters they could be
together several days without talking, or at least saying very little to
each other. Edwin thought that perhaps Mrs. Latta, though born a Chinook,
was one of his father's cousins, but he never learned this to be a fact
with certainty. She had visited the old Quatat (Seaside) with her mother
when a child. After her husband's death, with her son, William Latta, she
located at Quatat and made it her permanent home. (Link to more on Capt. Lattie -

"After becoming personally acquainted with Dr. William F. Tolmie, I
asked him if he knew from what part of Scotland Latta had come. He did
not know, but that he did know that Dr. McLaughlin held him in high esteem
because of his indomitable courage on land and water, which he had often
proved in desperate emergencies along the northwest coast as trade
commander of the steamer Beaver, and on the bar of the Columbia as pilot,
where in one case he brought a ship safely in, himself lashed to the
rigging. I had only two opportunities to see and observe Mr. Latta and
one of these was at Hunt's mill where I saw him in company with Gov.
Abernethy, Capt. Kilborn and A. E. Wilson. They seemed to be examining
the river shore for natural business points, I gathered from their talk.
Mr. Latta was as restless as a caged eagle, but kept hold of himself. He
spoked good English, but had, I judged, come from the north of Scotland.
Probably from some of the Islands. Silas B. Smith, before the Oregon
Historical Society, alluded to a ship which sailed from La Paz, Lower
California, on June 15, 1769, with a cargo of mission supplies for San
Diego. This ship was probably wrecked on the Oregon coast, and that
Cullaby's grandfather was the only one saved alive."

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Mr. Rittenhouse, branch No. 10, family No. 11, said that in the
Soldiers' Home, Sandusky, Ohio, was an Irishman, who had a diary in his
family for 100 years, which mentioned the Latta family. The Irishman came
from Donegal, or Londonderry, Ireland. He also said that the Latta family
had been the best soldiers in the British army for 700 years. Mr.
Rittenhouse formerly lived in the Soldiers' Home. I wrote to the Soldier's
Home but they have no record of this Irishman.

"Hillsboro, County seat of Orange Co. North Carolina, is the second oldest
town in North Carolina, and had some of the oldest records in the State.
It would take some time and expense to get the record in full, and
complete and correct. It can, with diligence, and expense, be made
complete to a T.--John N. W. Latta, Durham, N. C. branch No. 29, His Uncle
John Latta, moved from Orange Co. N. C. to Tenn. about 1840, and had a
father, named James, as did John Latta, in branch No. 31. They both went
to Tenn. For deeds in Orange Co. N.C. see page 21 1/2.

W. H. Latto, Colton, Wash. wrote: "There is no mistake in the
spelling of my name, Latto. O is correct. My ancestors are of Scotch-
Irish descent. My grand parents, William Latto and wife, came from Ireland
to Philadelphia in 1820. My father, William Latto, was born in
Philadelphia in 1823. He went to Tuscarawas Co. Ohio, about 184_. My grand
father had one brother, Alexander, who came from Ireland at the same time,
and located in Ohio in 1889. Both dead. Four uncles living; one dead.
Alexander, Andrew, John, David. David and John in Kansas, my father and
others in Ohio. I presume you are of the same family. I have often heard
my father say that the name was spelled Latta in Ireland, and from some
cause was changed to Latto.


Born in 1787, and died in 1849. Lived in Lancaster Co. South Carolina, and
buried in old Waxhaw Cemetery. Married John Stewart, who was born in 1778,
and died in 1849. Children: Robert S. Cynthia, m. Mr. Belk, one child,
Lillie, m. Mr. Meacham, who has one child, Ruth, who in 1938 lived at Fort
Mill, So. Carolina. Mary, Jane, m. Mr. Mone. Martha m. Mr. Sparrow.
Harriet m. Mr. Williamson.


In April, 1939, lived at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, with his parents, two of
his sons, William A. Latta and Jackson Latta, are living at Ft. Laramie.
Another son, Robert D. Latta, state game warder, and owner of the Kola
Tepee Ranch, is living at Dobois, Wyoming. Robert has a book he says was
written by his grandfather. This may be the book written by Robert Ray
Latta, of branch No. 2, but I am unable to connect Robert Ray Latta with
this family.

He mentions a Sheldon Latta, living at Wheatland, Wyoming, but I am
unable to get an answer from him. (Branch No. 9 - handwritten) marked

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Bloomfield Tp. Ontario County, N. Y. 1810 census. James Latta, 1
male, between 25 and 45. 1 female between 26 and 45, 1 male between 10 and
k6 (16?) 1 female between 10 and 16. 1 male between 1 and 10. 3 females
under 10 years.

History of Tioga, Chemung Co. N. Y. page 24-25. William Latta,
patentee of lot 88, in old town of Chemung, erected Mar. 22, 1788, on
Pennsylvania boundary line.

Seneca, Ontario Co. N. Y. 1810 census, p. 502, near Samuel and James
Latta was Thomas Peacock, with 1 male 45 years and up, 2 males 16 to 26,
1 m4lw (male?) 10 to 16. 1 female 45 years and up. Does this Thomas
Peacock belong to branch No. 40?

In the census of 1850 the name of the head of the family, the mother,
and the names of children were given for the first time. The previous
census reports did not give the names of the mother and children. Two sets
of reports were made of 1850. One no better than the previous reports. The
Other for 1850 have not been distributed, and can be seen only at the
Census Bureau, at Washington, D.C. Middle names are sometimes given. Other
reports have not been released from strict confidence. Between 1860 and
1880 birth places of the parents were given.

James S. McCall, Register and Recorder of Huntingdon, Pa. May 4,
1934, writes that the only record of the Latta family he has is that of
Abraham Latta, who died about 1832. Martha Latta and Hugh King took out
letters of administration on his estate. Who was Abraham Latta? No Will.
Not Abraham Latta, of branch No. 10, family 18.

Henry J. Latta, Charlotte, Monroe Co. N. Y. Adm Book 8, p 359. Letter
July 15, 1886. Inv. Oct. 25, 1886.
John W. Latta, Rochester, N. Y. Guardian Book 10, p 252. Letters of
Adm. Dec. 7, 1891.
Ruby C. Latta, Parma, Guardian Book 10, p. 533. Letter Oct. 14, 1892.
Guardian 1892. (Supposed to be Ruby Isabel Latta, branch No. 4, family 22,
daughter of 22 James Henry Latta, as she lived there with an aunt who was
made her guardian.)
William Latta, Rochester, Monroe Co. N. Y. Guardian Book 25, p. 143.
Letters to Grace Latta, his mother, Feb. 1, 1930. Letter Book 30, p. 544.
Bond Book 78, p. 14. Order Book 30, p. 587. This is supposed to be Mrs.
Grace Latta, who in 1934 lived at 6 Thayer Street, Rochester, N. Y.
The above are all supposed to be of branch No. 4.

John Latta born in 1727, and died January 9, 1795, aged 68. He was an
elder in the church at Waxham, Union Co. N. C. Church records and John is
named as an elder. (handwritten - wrote Pastor Pres. __ Feb. 16, 1907).

"Not long ago I saw in a Chicago paper, that two Italians quarreled
on the street, and one named Spioso Latta was killed.--Mrs. Lillian Hayes
Latta, Hinsdale, Ills. Feb. 15, 1904, branch No. 5, family 4.

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Some names were derived from trades: Latta, lath splitter. Latto:
lath maker. Both spellings are in use.
Lath: middle English. Laththe, latthe, latte. Anglo Saxon, Laette,
akin to Dutch, Lat. German Latta. Italian Latta. Old French Latten. French
Latte. Modern French Laiton. Spanish Lata.
Lattice,--Middle English Latis. French Lattis, lath work from latte,
lath of German origin.

The Guido Pitoni Heraldic Library, 3 Walnut St. Rochester, N. Y.

For Latta family arms I found the following: a crest and motto of
Latta. A coat of arms of Latta family in a manuscript of Italy, (Gravinas
Manuscript) I found Latta arms on another Italian manuscript of Ferrara
Lata and not Latta. In a Roman collection I found Lotto arms.
The arms are all different from the arms mentioned by you. So the
I will furnish family arms painted with colors on an engraved sheet,
size 8x11 inches, for $3 each. I furnish also family arms painted in
colors on a beautiful engraved sheet, colored and with silver and gold,
size 10x17 inches, for $10. If crest is desired on the top of the helmet
the prices are $3 extra.
I found in an international collection the following arms: Latas,
Lattay, Lattre, Latterer, Latour.

Rev. J. K. Beattie, Episcopal Church, Taughboyne Rectory, Carrigans,
Co. Donegal, Ireland, can give information back to 1820. The records from
that time was sent to Dublin, but were burned during the rebellion in
1820. (handwritten - Sept 5, 1933 wrote to him)

Feb. F. A. O'Hara, The Manse, St. Johnston, Co. Donegal, Ireland, is
Presbyterian minister. Miss Daryl Latta, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,
found a part of his records.
Abraham Latta, died Feb. 11, 1861, age 82 years.
Mary Latta, died Dec. 2, 1879, age 98 years.
Both of Clisheygowen, Taughboyne, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
William Latta, widower, Springfield, to Irene Logan, Taughboyne. Aug.
5, 1863.
Maggie Latta, Taughboyne, to Thomas Speers, June 18, 1890.

The Scarlett family is very prominent in Durham, and other parts of
Durham County, N.C. also in Hillsboro, and other parts of Orange County,
N.C. Many of them have married into the Latta family, and many members of
the Latta family have the name of Scarlett as a middle name.
Bishop Scarlett, of St. Louis, Mo. wrote me that he thought the
Scarlett family had a family tree in book form, but he could not find the
book. Judge H. L. Scarlett, Aug. 3, 1938, wrote me: The book is "Memoir
of Lord Abinger", with sub-title "A Memoir of the Eight Honorable James,
First Lord Abinger, Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer", by
the Hon. Peter Campbell Scarlett, C.B. (son). Publisher, John Murray,
Albemarle Street, London, 1877.
The genealogical tree is only to Lord Abinger's generation, 1788-
1840. England. (handwritten - Judge H. L. Scarlett, Colombus, Ohio).

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Lattaquie, a prominent town in Syria, (formerly Asiatic Turkey) on the
coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Population, 1931, 21,066. Ancient name,
Laodicea ad Mare. Afterwards called Latakia. Noted for its fine tobacco
grown in its vicinity.

Branch No. 3, fam. __. Lattaville, Ross Co. Ohio. Founded by Moses
Latta. In 1931 a small town without a post office. (handwritten - Family

Branch No. 1, fam. 22. Lattasburg. Wayne Co. Ohio. Founded by Ephra
(handwritten - 4) Latta. In 1931 a small town.

Branch No. 12, fam. 1 (?) Latta, Dillon Do. So. Carolina. Named after
Robert J. Latta.

There was a town named Latta, in Maury Co. Tenn. about half way
between Columbia and Santa Fe, but it is not now in existence (marked

The is a town named Latta in Green Co. Indiana, north of Vicksburg.

There is a Latta Station near Burlington, Iowa.

Latta Grove, Cass Township, about six miles from Mapleton Depot,
Huntington Co. Pa. founded by John Latta. The town was discontinued about
1900, now served by rural route. It is a small village, population in
1920 30 persons. There is also a small creek in that vicinity named Latta
Run. Latta was killed by Indians. -- Postmaster of Mapleton Depot, Pa.

Latta Road, extends along the Genesse river, in Rochester, N. Y. At
the foot of this street on the Genesse river was the boat landing known as
Latta's Landing, and at the head of the street at the corner of Lake
Avenue, was an old inn known as Latta House. This land was owned by Samuel
Latta and his wife, Lydia Arnold Latta, branch 4, fam. 5. -- Chas. William
Eldridge, Genealogist, Rochester, N. Y.

William W. Latta (branch 38, fam. 1), who served in the War of 1812,
erected at Onesquethaw, N. Y. a large stone house which was known as Latta
Castle. It was nicknamed Terrytown because the men would tarry late at
night at the Castle, instead of going home (handwritten - This is not
Tarrytown near NYC).

Latta Street, Ludlow, Ky. was named after Griffin T. Latta, Branch 3,
family 71, son of the inventor of the steam fire engine.

There is a Latta Street in Columbus, Ohio. And in Orlando, Fla.

Latta Avenue is in Newport, Ky.

The finest park in Charlotte, N.C. is Latta Park. Given by Edward
Dilsworth Latta, who gave $2,000,000 to religious and charitable
organizations. (handwritten - Br. 12, family 62).

In branch 45, on the Latta homestead at Roscoe, Pa. the street car
stop is called "Latta". The railroad station is on this property,
formerly owned by Ostrander D. Latta.

Note O.----Latta Brooks, Nova Scotia, named after Thomas Latta, but
misnamed Lattie Brooks.

Branch No. 3. Latta Street, an extension of Latta Road, Pullman,
Wash. Named for William Homer Latta. Family 90.

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Branch 3. Moses Latta born and died in Ireland. His children came to
America before the Revolutionary War. His sons were Ephraim, William,
Mungo and Samuel. Several of the sons came to America, and Samuel Married
Elizabeth McAdoo, and settled in Baltimore, Md. in 1821. died in 1853.

Branch 8. James Latta born in Ireland. Came to America in 1738, and
settled in Elkton, Cecil Co. Md. He married Mary Alison. In 1740 he lived
in Cecil Co. Md. Both buried in the Rock Church burial ground near Elkton.

Branch 22. Names of both man and wife unknown. Lived in Maryland, and
before Feb. 11, 1794, date of birth of son John. Moved to Woodford Co.

Branch 25. Samuel Moore Latta, son of William and Charlotte Mitchell
Latta, was born Feb. 3, 1822 and died at Baltimore, Md. Aug. 16, 1872. In
1844 he married Eliza Jane McCoy Blake. She died in 1867. He then married
Anna S. Duhurst, at Baltimore, Md. in 1868. Children by 1st wife: Joshua
William, died at Baltimore, Md. 1903. Robert Francis died at Baltimore
1905 (he had m. Emma L. Higgins). Samuel Bell lived in Baltimore, but left
there about 1903. Catherine Amelia born at Baltimore. Children by 2nd
wife: Emaline and Nellie, both born in Baltimore.

Branch 32. Rev. John Latta, son of Robert Latta, lived in Elkton,
Cecil Co. Md. and died Mar. 10, 1816 (clearly should be 1806) He was to
go as Chaplain of Commodore Baron's ship to the Mediterrain, but was
disappointed. The Register's office, Orphan's Court, of Cecil Co. Md. has
his Will, in Luber F.F. 6, Folio 425, which was admitted to probate April
25, 1806, reads as follows "It is my Will and desire that my brother,
Ephraim Latta, near Greensburg, Pa. Westmoreland Co. shall have my wearing
apparel, and after my just debts are paid my sister, Mary Latta, shall
have the residue of my property."

There is a good sized Island named Latta, a few miles north of the
mouth of Tana river, close to the east coast of the Province of Kenya,
British East Africa.

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Branch 3. Moses Latta born and died in Ireland. His children came to
America before the Revolutionary War. His sons were Ephraim, William,
Mungo and Samuel. Several of the sons came to America, and Samuel Married
Elizabeth McAdoo, and settled in Baltimore, Md. in 1821. died in 1853.

Branch 8. James Latta born in Ireland. Came to America in 1738, and
settled in Elkton, Cecil Co. Md. He married Mary Alison. In 1740 he lived
in Cecil Co. Md. Both buried in the Rock Church burial ground near Elkton.

Branch 22. Names of both man and wife unknown. Lived in Maryland, and
before Feb. 11, 1794, date of birth of son John. Moved to Woodford Co.

Branch 25. Samuel Moore Latta, son of William and Charlotte Mitchell
Latta, was born Feb. 3, 1822 and died at Baltimore, Md. Aug. 16, 1872. In
1844 he married Eliza Jane McCoy Blake. She died in 1867. He then married
Anna S. Duhurst, at Baltimore, Md. in 1868. Children by 1st wife: Joshua
William, died at Baltimore, Md. 1903. Robert Francis died at Baltimore
1905 (he had m. Emma L. Higgins). Samuel Bell lived in Baltimore, but left
there about 1903. Catherine Amelia born at Baltimore. Children by 2nd
wife: Emaline and Nellie, both born in Baltimore.

Branch 32. Rev. John Latta, son of Robert Latta, lived in Elkton,
Cecil Co. Md. and died Mar. 10, 1816 (clearly should be 1806) He was to
go as Chaplain of Commodore Baron's ship to the Mediterrain, but was
disappointed. The Register's office, Orphan's Court, of Cecil Co. Md. has
his Will, in Luber F.F. 6, Folio 425, which was admitted to probate April
25, 1806, reads as follows "It is my Will and desire that my brother,
Ephraim Latta, near Greensburg, Pa. Westmoreland Co. shall have my wearing
apparel, and after my just debts are paid my sister, Mary Latta, shall
have the residue of my property."

Branch 40. John Latta lived at Baltimore, Md. and moved to New York
State, where five sons were born. Lived at Rochester, N. Y. One son was
John Peacock Latta.

Branch 31. Abraham Smith Latta lived in Maryland in 1828. where his
daughter, Mary Scott Latta was born on that date.

Note S. Joseph Latta married Maria ___?__. Both died at Baltimore,
Md. Six children: Joseph, Samuel, John, William, Matilda, and Mary J. who
married William A. Dunn, and their son Joseph Dunn, lived at Baltimore in
1913. Charles E. Latta, branch 25, said his mother called on Mr. Dunn and
"While my mother was there his daughter came in and told my mother of
things that I have heard my father speak of years ago".

Note D: Amery Latta married Baltimore Calvert, a descendent of Lord
Baltimore. See Note D. for this history (marked out).

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All Branch No. 3.
Branch 10, family 9. Moses Latta moved to Ross Co. Ohio, from
Pennsylvania, before 1803. He died at Lattaville, Ross Co. in January
1851. He was the founder of Lattaville. He married Mrs. Porter, of
Chillicothe, Ohio. His Will was dated Nov. 21, 1850.

His brother, James Latta, family 11, lived near Lattaville, in 1829.
Date of death unknown. He was buried at Concord, Ross. Co. Ohio.

Abraham Smith Latta, family 18, son of Moses Latta, born on a farm
near Lattaville, before 1803. Physician.

Alexander Bonner Latta, family 20, (inventor of the steam fire
engine), born at Clermont, Ross Co. June 11, 1821. Died at Ludlow, Ky.
1865. His brother, Edmiston Latta, born in Ross Co. 1816. Their father,
John Latta, died in Ross Co. Dec. 1829: he married Rebecca Latta, his

William Latta, family 22, died at Lattaville, Ross Co. May 4, 1818.
His wife, Sarah Foster Latta, was born there June 11, 1812, and they were
married there Oct. 10, 1831.

James Scott Latta and his wife, (branch 3 - handwritten), family 24,
were both born, married and died at Lattaville, Ross Co.

Moses McClure Latta, family 25, was born on a farm near Lattaville,
and lived there until 1866. All their children were born near Lattaville.

Samuel Latta, family 23, born Feb. 9, 1810. Both he and his wife,
Nancy Wallace Latta, was buried at So. Salem, Ross Co. Ohio. She died
Apr. 27, 1885. Their son, Edwin Latta, was born at So. Salem, Ross Co. He
married Nancy Finley, of Hellers Valley, Paint Creek, Ross Co. They moved
to Missouri in 1860.

The above were all related. Another family related, but the missing
link not found, is branch No. 3. Missing link found. (marked out).

Samuel Latta, family 8, lived for a time near Lattaville, but date
unknown. Supposed to be before 1816, the date his brother, James Latta,
moved to Lattaville. Another brother, Moses Latta, who married Nancy
McGraw, lived at Frankfort, Ross Co. Ohio in 1846. She died at Frankfort
Mar. 25, 1850. He was supposed to be living there then.

Samuel Nichols Latta, branch 13, was born in Ross Co. May 31, 1818.
son of James Latta, who moved to Lattaville before 1816, mentioned above.
Moved to Kansas.

John Briggs Latta, branch 11, son of above James Latta, born near
Lattaville, or Concord, Ross Co. Jan. 30, 1823. Died in California.

Humphrey A. Latta, family 14, son of the above James Latta, was born
in Ross Co. Ohio, Sept. 7, 1824, and his brother, Robert Wallace Latta,
was born there May 24, 1828, and another brother, Francis Marion Latta,
was born there Feb. 24, 1831.

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People who have published something in the way of a book:

Alexander Latta wrote a book entitled "Life Assurance in France"
which was published by the Spectator Co., 29 La Salle St., Chicago.

Marion Nisbet Latta wrote several books on Producer Gas Practice
which were published by the D. Van Nostrand Co., of 25 Park Place N. Y.
(branch No. 12 - handwritten).

Robert Latta was an editor and translator whose work was published
by the Macmillan Co.

Robert Ray Latta wrote the book I mentioned in my previous letter and
which is entitled "Reminiscences of Pioneer Life". It is an illustrated
work which sells for $1.00 and was published in 1912 by the Hudson
Franklin Publishing Co., of 1421-1423 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo.
(handwritten - Branch 3, Family 60)

Bertha Latta wrote the Home Economics course of study for the State
of Indiana which was published by the State Department of Public
Instruction at Indianapolis.

John Stephen Latta wrote several books, one entitled "Latta's Seat
Work Suggestions" and one "Latta's Book for Teachers", which were
published by J. S. Latta Inc. Cedar Falls, Iowa. (handwritten - $2.00.
Branch 27, family 12).

James W. Latta wrote a book entitled "Was Secession Taught at West
Point" published by J. P. Nicholson, Flanders Building, Philadelphia.
(handwritten - Branch No. 8).

James William Latta wrote a History of the First Regiment of
Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania which was published by the James
Hogan Co., 604 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. It is very likely that this
party and the one listed just next above are the same.

If you care to correspond with any of the above you can get in tough
with them thru their publishers. There are also two brothers, a John and
a William Latta, if I remember the names correctly, who run a large
contracting business in Philadelphia.

Dr. Lelia Latta furnished a good deal of the information I sent you
and I have no doubt but that if you were to send her a record of her
branch as you have it she would be able to give you more information.

Hoping that my efforts will be of some help to you and thanking you
for the information you have furnished about my branch, I am. (letter
signed - Franklin Forest Latta 25/9)

Latta Book for Teachers, $2.00, John Stephen Latta, Cedar Falls, Iowa,
Branch 27, family 12 (marked out - noted "See above")

Latta's Drawing Book, by Samuel J. Latta, Branch 13, is used in the
schools of Ontario, Canada.

2 James (2) Latta, Branch 8, wrote "Psalmody" and other books.

Leibniz. The Monadology and other Philosophical Writings translated
Robert Latta, M. A., D. Phil. (Edinburgh, Scotland), Lecturer in Logic and
Metaphysics at the University of St. Andrews, 1865.

Chain of Sacred Wonders. Methodist Expositor, and many other
publications.-- Rev. Samuel A. Latta, Branch 1, family 17.

Military Review, Colorado Graphic, and many others see Robert H.
Latta, branch 30, family __.

For author of "Whiter than Snow" and 1600 other songs and hymns, See
Rev. Eden R. Latta, Branch 1, family 35.

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Book of School Poems, 300 songs, and 1,000 other poems, --John Tilden
Latta, Branch 17, family 6.

Life of Rev. James Latta, D. D. by Rev. Robert P. DuBois, who married
his granddaughter. Philadelphia. Branch 8, family 2.

Biographical Sketch of Rev. S. A. Latta, A.M., M.D., by Rev. E. W.
Sehon, and Life and Career of Samuel A. Latta, by M. B. Wright, was
published in combined numbers of "Chain of Sacred Wonders", in Cincinnati,
Ohio. Branch No. 1, family 17.

"Life's Highway", by Thomas Albert Latta, branch 9, Family 24.

"Historical Spots in California--Valley and Sierra Counties" by Frank
Forest Latta, of Shafter, California. Branch 9, family 25. Also San
Joaquin Valley History.

History of the First Pennsylvania Regiment.-Maj. Gen. James W. Latta,
branch No. 8, family 12

History of Agriculture in Indiana.--William Carroll Latta, branch No.
1, family No. 64.

Latta Genealogy.--Robert Henry Latta, branch No. 3, family No. 75.

"California Indian Folklore" Pub 1936 at Shafter, Calif. by F. F.
Latta, Br. 9, family 25

"Alexis Godey In Kern County" Pub 1940 at Bakersfield, Cal., written
by F. F. Latta, Br. 9, family 25.

"El Camino Viego Para Los Angeles" Pub 1937 at Bakersfield, Cal.,
written by F. F. Latta, Br. 9, family 25.

"Little Journeys In the San Joaquin" Pub. at Tulare California,
written by F. F. Latta, Br. 9, family 25.

"San Joaquin Valley Pioneers", Pub. by Fresno Bee Newspaper, written
by F. F. Latta, Br. 9, family 25.

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The Origin of the name of Latta is very obscure. There are many different
stories told, but each one must choose for himself. I prefer the Arabic

In an old edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Under the word
"lid" is the Arabic sign for the word. It means a "cover" or a "Lid". and
is spelled "Latta". This might indicate that the work originated in
Arabia, and from there it spread all over the world. Nearly all surnames
originated from objects and trades. (handwritten - See also Webster
International Dictionary 1924 for H.S. (old high German) latta, (lath or
lattico) Look under head of lathe).

The name in Italy means "tin". It is spelled both Latta and Latte. In
Germany it is spelled Latte.

From "British Family Names: Their Origin and Meaning" by Rev. Henry
Barber, M.D., F.S.C. Latter. See Larter. Larter from Latour, a loc. n.
(local name), Fr. Latour. Fl. (Flemish) Latteur: p.n. (personal name). Le
Tour, Hughi. n. 1618. This would indicate a French or Fleming origin.

I have been told that after the Irish had been exterminated in the
North of Ireland, the English king sent his soldiers to Scotland, and
seized all the people they could get, and forcibly removed them to
Ireland. This is now the Latta family came to settle in Ireland. The
term "Scotch-Irish" implies not the amalgamation of distinct Scotch and
Irish families, but, like the Anglo-Saxons and Indo-British, simply that
the people of one country were transplanted or immigrated from the country
of their birth to that of another. Religious or political rule was the
main factor. Thus a colony of North Scotch went over into Ireland during
the religious troubles of Great Britain from the reign of Henry VIII and
continuously to the time of William III. There were direct descendants of
Scotch parents on both sides who came to America from Ireland, who still
claimed to be Scotch.

It was under the Stuart that the policy of extermination reached a
development till then unequaled in history. The extermination of the
whole Irish population from the major part of Ulster and the plantation of
that province with English and Scotch settlers was a human tragedy on an
enormous scale and of consequence affecting the whole course of subsequent
British and Irish history. Carried out under the first of the Stuart
kings of England, whom as a pride of royal Gaelic race the Irish desired
to accept as their king it had in it an element of peculiar ingratitude.
One of James' motives for it was to obtain money for the land of wealthy
citizens of London and enable him to live extravagantly. It was, however,
destined, though without help of the Irish, and indeed in spite of them,
to bring its own retribution before the end of the century by turning the
balance against the Stuart dynasty at two critical moments, costing
Charles I his head, James II his throne, and the Irish nation sacrifices
of life and property to the verge of extinction. A single quotation will
sufficiently illustrate the working of the policy of extermination in
Ulster. It is from a letter written by Lord Deputy Chichester toward the
end of 1607. "I have often said and written, it is famine that must
consume the Irish: as our swords and other endeavors worketh not that
speedy effect which is expected. Hunger would be better, because a
speedier, weapon to employ against them than the sword....I burned all
along the Lough (neagh) within four miles of Dungannon, and killed 100
people, sparing none, of what quality, age or sex soever, besides many
burned to death. We killed man, woman and child (continued on page 16)

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horse, beast, and whatsoever we could find.--Godkin, "Land War".

This was in the County of Ulster. The same happened in other
counties. I have been told that after the Irish were exterminated, the
English king sent his soldiers to Scotland, and seized all the people they
could get, and forcibly removed them to Ireland. Among those so seized
were a number by the name of Latta. This is how the Latta family first
came to settle in Ireland. (handwritten - See letter of Robt. R. Latta at
end of branch No. 3)

They did not marry with the Irish who surrounded them, The Scotch
were Saxon in blood, and Presbyterian in religion, while the Irish were
Celtic in blood and Roman Catholic in religion, and these were elements
that would not readily coalesce. The term "Scotch-Irish" is purely
American, and is not used in Ireland. The Scotch descendants deny they
are Irish, and today claim they are Scotch.

In after times, under Catholic government, the descendants of the
Scots were bitterly persecuted, and prior to 1754 large numbers had
immigrated and settled in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North
Carolina. In 1736 alone, 1,000 families sailed from Belfast because of
their inability to renew their leases under satisfactory terms, and most
of them settled in Pennsylvania.

They brought with them a hatred of oppression and a love of freedom
in its fullest measure, that served much to give that independent love to
the sentiments of the people of the province which prevailed in their
controversies with the home government years before they seriously thought
of independence.

They maintained their lineage unalloyed, and were Scotchmen who for
five generations had not been in Scotland. All that now affixed them to
Scotland was their common religion and a common tradition. Their land
lease and mossy mounds in their grave yards bound them to Ireland.

Sir John Latta, (handwritten - br. 14) of London, England, and other
members of the Latta family who were knighted by English kings, were born
in Scotland.

James Latta was a celebrated surgeon in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1794.

Another James Latta was a celebrated clergyman and educator in
Ireland in 1732.

James Latta, professor in the Edinburgh University, Scotland, wrote
to Dr. Latta, of Des Moines, Iowa, that during the time of Queen
Elizabeth, when the Spanish Armada was wrecked, in 1588, one vessel
escaped and sailed around the northern part of Scotland, where they
landed. That among the Spanish sailors was a man named Latta, and that
the name was thus brought into Scotland. He spelled the name Latta.

I have been informed that another one of the Armada vessels was
wrecked on the coast of Ireland, and that another Spanish sailor named
Latta was among the crew. These two items show that the name was in Spain.

Sir John Latta (branch 14) wrote me that a sailor named Latta was
wrecked on the coast of Scotland from the Spanish Armada. He also said
the late James Latta, partner of Lord Weir, the great pump manufacturer,
of Glasgow, Scotland, told him he had discovered very definite evidence
that the family really descended from a Baron Latta, an Austrian, who left
his country for Spain because of religious difficulties, and while his
descendants became naturalized Spaniards, they in fact originally came
from Austria. He may have been related to Omar Basha mentioned below
(handwritten - see next page).

For Russia, Austria and Czechoslovakia see Note B, this book.

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Sir John Latta (branch 14) was included among those chosen for
presentation to King Edward VII, November, 1904, in recognition of his
services during the South African War: rendered important services with
sea transport during the Great War with Germany, and was created a Baronet
February 9, 1920. Arms--Sa. in pile Arg. A lymphad sail furled of the
first: in base two crescents of the second. Crest--In front of an oak tree
fructed ppr. a crescent Arg. Motto--Dum Vivo Vireo.

His brother, Andrew Gibson Latta, was created Knight of the British
Empire, in 1921, for services rendered voluntarily in the ministry of
Shopping and Assistant director of the Ship Management Branch 1918-21.

Description of Latta Coat of Arms.

Black back ground of shield, 3 piles white, behind a red bar crossed
by three yellow crescents. Crest, an oak tree green issuing from a bar red
with gold stripes. Oak wreath.

Another description: Sable, 3 poles not meeting in the base, argent
behind a fesse, guiles. 3 crescents, or party per fess. Crest, an oak tree
vert, issuant from a torse, gules and or. Motto. "Dum Vivo Vireo". "While
I Live I Flourish".

These descriptions were from Burke's Peerage, or some other peerage.

From Burkes' General Armory of England, Scotland and Ireland.

LATTA (Scotland) Sa. three piles ar. over all, on a fesse gules three
crescents of the second. Crest, an oak tree, pr. Motto: "Dum Vivo Vireo".
PILE (representing a pile used in the erection of military bridges)
should contain, if borne plain one-third of the chief in breadth, and when
charged two-thirds. It issues from the chief, and tapers to a point like
a wedge toward the base.
OVER-ALL (French--sur-le-tout-) is when a charge or ordinary is
placed over other bearings. Surmounted, debruised, appressed, nearly
signifies the same thing.
ORDINARIES. All charges of arms are either proper or common. Those
charges are said to be proper which by a certain property do particularly
belong to the cut of Heraldry, and are of ordinary use therein. Hence they
are styled Ordinaries. The common charges are the representations of all
emblems which retain their own names in the blazon.

THE CHIEF. Is the whole upper part of the field, cut off horizontally
by a right or any other of the partition lines used in Heraldry, and
should comprise one-third part of the escutcheon.

THE FESSE. Is formed by two horizontal lines drawn across the field.
comprising the third part of the escutcheon. It is emblematic of the
military girdle worn across the body over the armor.

Sa. sable or blac. Ar. silver or white. Gu. red. pr. proper.

TORSE. A wreath as used for the support of a crest, composed of
twisted strands and showing six turns tinctured alternately with the
principal metal and the principal color of the blazon.

BLAZON. To describe or delineate armorial bearings.
LYMPHAD. An oar propelled galley with one mast.
CHARGE. To assume as a bearing.
BEARING. Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or Coat of
ESCUTCHEON. A shield on which the heraldic arms of a family are

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The English and Irish Latta families descended from Scotland.

Tartans are distinctively Highland. Tartan is a pattern or design.
Plaid is a garment or blanket. Kilt a short petticoat or philibeg of the
Scotch Highlanders.

After the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, the use of tartan was
suppressed by act of Parliament, but repealed in 1782. The Highlanders
considered a mark of shame and effeminacy to be forced to wear trousers
during that period--those who joined the army was permitted to wear kilts.
Thousands joined the army in Highland regiments.

In the description of a shield, quarterly reference is made to, one
or first, the upper left hand corner: two or second, the upper right hand
corner: three or third, the lower left hand corner: four or fourth, the
lower right hand corner.

In coats of arms there are metals, gold and silver, and other colors
are called tinctures. The principal ones are:

Metal or color. Heraldic Word. Black and White by
gold or spots
silver argent plain
blue azure horizontal lines
red gules vertical lines
black sable solid black of
green vert. diagonal lines

(picture of crest)

Coat-of-Arms given to a man named Latta by King Richard 1st, who made
him a Baron for his services in the third crusade, 1190, He was a
Scotsman. Description of Arms: Motto--While I Live I Flourish.

1 Top dark green oak
2 Yellow green
3 White part chrome yellow with gold stripes // // //
4 Black rim
5 Leaf green oak
6 Black
7 Crescents gold, on old blood red bar
8 Blue black with gold border
9 White with gold border
10 Dark part old blood red
11 Dark Green

See Memorandum Book, page 18

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Abstract of Administration, Westmoreland Co. Pa. John Latta, April
30, 1799 (handwritten - Branch 3, family ) In same book Moses and Mary
Latta, p. 257. (handwritten - Vol. 6, pg )
Same book. William Willson, Jan. 18, 1799. to John Rankin. Sur. Moses
Latta and James Latta. (handwritten - Vol. 6, p. 265)

Abstract of Wills, Westmoreland Co. Pa. Samuel Mitchell, of Richhill
Tp. dated Nov. 17, 1797: proved Jan. 9, 1801. Witnesses: William Hitchman
and John Latta.

(handwritten - Vol. 6, p. 254) John Latta, April 30, 1799, to Mary
Latta and Moses Latta. Sur. David Sheerer.

John McDonnald, June 16, 1798. To Robert Morrison and David Sheerer.
Sur. John Latta.

Christopher Lobinguier, Mt. Pleasant Tp. dated June 17, 1798, proved
July 21, 1798. Conveys to his son John lands in Mt. Pleasant Tp. adjoining
Nathaniel Husk and Moses Latta. Also tract upon which he lives adjoining
Moses Latta in Mt. Pleasant Tp.

Alexander Young, Oct. 17, 1788, to William Young. Sur. Moses Latta
and Benjamin Lodge.

John Woodrow, of Westmoreland Co. Pa. dated Dec. 25, 1792: proved
Jan. 3, 1793. Witnesses John Hill, William Latta and Henry Evans.

(handwritten - Vol. 5, p. 346) Daniel Morrison, of Mt. Pleasant Tp.
Pa. dated April 15, 1795: proved May 5, 1795. Witnesses John Latta, David
Sheerer and Hugh Mitchell.

(handwritten - Vol. 5, p. 347) William Shaw, of Hempfield Tp. Pa.
dated Aug. 6, 1795. Moses Latta and John Kilpatrick, executors. Wills of
Westmoreland Co. Pa. (See branch 19)

Robert Gillgrece, of Armstrong Tp. Indiana Co. Pa. Westmoreland
Wills. dated Dec. 10, 1803: proved Dec. 28, 1803. James Laughery and James
McComb executors. Witness: William Latta.

Eden R. Latta, branch 1, writes "At the time of the World's Fair in
Chicago (handwritten - 1892) mention was made in the Chicago Tribune of
the Latta painting of Columbus. There was a painting there of some
descendant of Columbus, and it was said by the writer to resemble the
Latta painting. It was not stated that the Latta painting was at the
Fair, but the writer had seen the painting as his words clearly show. It
is evident that the Latta who painted the picture was a native of Italy.

John Tilden Latta, branch 17, fam. 6, writes: "I find that the name
of Latta is of Italian derivation, and means "steel". There was an Italian
painter who painted a picture of Columbus, which was exhibited at the
World's Fair, in Chicago, Ill. (in 1892) whose name was Latta.

Mrs. Edward C. Chatfield, genealogist, Minneapolis, Minn. says: "Do
you not think that the William Later of Kent Co. Md. who, in 1678, gave
300 pounds of tobacco to help defray the expenses of the expedition
against the Indians was William Latta? These old town clerks, who made
the records, were not exact, and often spelled a name as it sounded to

Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Vol. 1.
Minutes of the Board of Property, and other references to lands in
Pennsylvania. Page 315.
At a meeting of the Board of Governors on Monday, November 26, 1770,
Richard Beard vs. Hugh McCartin. This dispute is by consent of the parties
referred to William Latta (and others) or any two of them, who are desired
to transmit their award and judgment to the Secretary.

In Land Papers 1643-1803 New York Colonial Documents, p. 892, Apr.
20, 1793, Certificate of Surveyor general that James Latta, Moses Latta,
Samuel Latta and William Latta are entitled to lot of land in town of
Newtown, Tioga County, containing 3,130 acres of land (Horseheads &
Elmira, Chemung Co.)

(handwritten - branch 13 and branch 14)

(end of page 19)



Page 648. At a meeting of the Surveyor Generals, May 4, 1789.
John Cook vs. William Latta, et al. Cook not appearing his caveat is
ordered to be dismissed unless he shall shew cause to the contrary the
first Monday in September next.

page 662. Meeting of the Surveyor General, Sept. 7, 1789.
Cook vs. Latta and Baise being allowed patents on the 4th day of May,
last if cause not shewn to the contrary ____ the said ______. Order is
(the rest of this is lost).

Oath of Allegiance. Penn. Archives, 2d series, Vol. 3,
1777. Sept. 23. Moses Latta, Westmoreland Co. Pa.
1778. July 2, Robert Latta and James Latta. Vol. 13, p. 435.

Pennsylvania Archives. Vol. 11, p. 16.
Bedford Co. to the Hon. the Executive Counsel, now held in Lancaster
these are to certify that by a number of freeholders of Bedford Co. Dublin
Tp. James Carmichael was duly elected and chosen a candidate for said
Township as a Justice of the Peace. Witness our hands this 11th day of
May, 1778. P. S.- The said Carmichael is recommended by us, the
subscribers. Signed John Latta and others.

Vol. 11, p. 405. Westmoreland Co. Pa. This indenture made the 14th
day of October, 1779, between William Perry, Esq. High Sheriff of the
County of Westmoreland, of the one part, and James Berwick, Esq. James
Clark, Esq. and Michael Rugh, Esq. Judges of the General Election for the
county aforesaid, witnesseth, that in pursuance of the laws of
Pennsylvania, on October 12, 1779, the aforesaid persons were duly elected
to the following offices --William Latta, Commissioner for said county for
the ensuing year. Witness, etc.

Nine old tattered volumes containing all deeds, contracts, wills,
mortgages, and similar papers in Georgia, when Georgia was a British
colony, have been given to the department of Archives and History. All
efforts to get the legislature to provide an appropriation for their
restoration have been in vain.-- Dearborn Independent, Mar. 1, 1924. These
books probably contain much valuable history of the Latta family.

Scotsmen will argue that all of the same clan are popularly
considered as descended from the same stock, and as having a right to the
ancestral honor of the chief branch. This opinion is so strong even at
this day that it may be observed as a national difference between my
countrymen and the English. If you ask an Englishman of good birth
whether a person of the same name is connected with him, he answers, (if
in dubio) "No, he is a mere namesake". Ask a similar question to a
Scotsman, he replies "He is one of our clan. I dare say there is a
relationship, though I do not know how distant". The Englishman thinks of
discountenancing a species of rivalry in Society. The Scotsman's answer
is founded on the ancient idea of strengthening the clan.--Note B. in Sir
Walter Scots novel, The Abbott, published by Collier, New York.

"The Kellogg in the Old World and the New" Index Vol. p. 2170, Public
Library, Denver, Colo. Only the Index is in the library. It gives LATTA,
Mary, p. 247. Susan Almeda, p. 1787. Can this be Susan Almeda and Mary
Latta, children of Albert and Lois Orton Latta, Branch 4, fam. 15? -
marked out).

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(newspaper article) Answer - It is possible that you will have to study
the records of Edgecombs County for records as early as 1733 as Granville
County was formed in 1746 from Edgecombe, named in honor of Earl
Granville, prime minister under King George II who owned an eighth of
Carolina, he being one of the lord's proprietors. We have mentioned in
earlier columns the history of their ownership of Carolina, at that early
date. Oxford, the county seat, was named for old Oxford, England, the
noted university town. Harrisburg was the location of the first
courthouse, two miles from the present one, and was used until 1820. when
Oxford was selected as county seat. The second courthouse was built there.
A third one, still in use, was built in 1838. Some damage was done to the
court records in a fire which occurred in 1866 destroying one book, a
record of settlement of estate, from 1875-1881. The first will book begins
in 1772, and all the first nine books carry inventories of estates, etc.
all being originals. In 1825 there begins the entry of wills in a special
set of records of the county court, continuing until 1868. The regular
minutes of the county court begin in 1786 and are complete to 1868. The
deed books begin in 1746 when the county was formed, and has been taken
from Colonel Olds Story of the Counties of North Carolina. Ed.) In Colonel
Olds' Abstract of North Carolina Wills from 1769 - about 1800.

In 1734 Hillsboro was established and made the county seat of Orange
County. In 1781, on the approach of the British army under Lord
Cornwallis, the records were removed to a place in the woods some miles
away and buried for 10 days. The army remained six days in Hillsboro. The
courthouse at Hillsboro burned in 1789 but no records were damaged and
none destroyed by fire. Some had been lost by reason of their burial.
All the records in use are originals. The first will book begins in 1757
and there is a sequence to date. The trial dockets begin in 1753 and so do
the inventories of estates, state dockets and equity dockets, and the
county court minutes. The latter are complete to 1878. The first deed
book does not begin until 1784, and since that series is complete. The
marriage bonds before March 1781 are missing.

Deeds in Orange County, N.C.

Stephen Wilson to John Latta..............1786
Joseph Jackson to John Latta, Sr..........1790
Thomas Latta, Jr. to John Latta...........1797
Joseph Latta to John Latta, Sr............1809
Thomas Holloway to Thomas Latta...........1819
John Earl Granville to Joseph Latta.......1756
Hadwick Davis to John Latta...............1787

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First figure after the name is head of family, free white of 16 and
upward. 2d figure, free white under 16. 3d figure, free white females
including head of family. 4th figure, all other free persons. 5th figure,
slaves. Page is the reference to Census Reports.

Huntington Co. John Latta, 3,1,7. p. 124
Lancaster Co. Drumore Tp. James Lata, 5,2,5. p. 131
Westmoreland Co. So. Huntington Tp. Wm. Later, 2,3,3, p. 267.
Chester Co., W. Nantmill Tp. Alex. Latta, 1,1,2. p. 74
Fayette Co., Tyrone Tp. William Latta, 3,6,5. p. 110
Lancaster Co., Bart Tp. James Latta, 4,2,2. p. 126.
Westmoreland Co., Mt. Pleasant Tp. John Latta, 1,2,1. p. 264.
Westmoreland Co., Mt. Pleasant Tp. Moses Latta, 1,2,6. p. 264
York Co. Thomas Latta, 3,0,8,1,2. p. 290.
Fayette Co., Tyrone Tp. (no name listed) 3,6,5
(Wm. above?)

So. Carolina
Chester Co., Camden Dist. John Latta, 1,2,1. p. 13
Chester Co., Camden Dist. Thomas Latta, 1,1,1. p. 14.
Chester Co., Camden Dist. Thomas Latta, 1,1,3,0,1. p. 15
Lancaster Co., Camden Dist. John Latta, 1,1,3,0,3. p. 23.
Pendleton Co., Ninety-six Dist. David Latta, 1,6,2,0,3. p. 81.

No. Carolina
Orange Co., Hillsboro District.
White and Black polls. Acres.
James Latta, Sr. 0,1 91
James Latta, Jr. 1,0 190
Thomas Latta, 1,0 93
John Latta, Sr. 1,1 1,287
John Latta, Jr. 1,0 93

Page 1298. State Records, N. C. Clark XXVI
Tax list for St. Mary's District, 1790.

Census No. Carolina, 1800. Mechlenburg Co. James Latta, 1 male bet.
16 and 25, 1 bet. 35 and 45. 2 females under 10. 1 bet. 35 and 45. 2 sl.

1790. New York, Albany Co. Watervleit. William Latta, 1,1,5. p. 54
Ulster Co. Montgomery. Moses Latta, 1,1,3. p. 177.
Ulster Co. New Windsor. Samuel Latta 4,0,3. p. 180.

Page 131.
Pennsylvania 1790 Census. males over 16, males under 15, females over
Lancaster Co. James Latta, 3,2,5. p. 131.
Lancaster Co. James Latta, 4,2,2. p. 126.
Huntington Co. John Latta, 3,1,7. p. 124.
Fayette Co. John Latta, 2 males over 16, 1 female.
Bedford Co. Neheiah Latta, 1,3,2.

Note _2. First Census of the U. S. York County, Penn.
THOMAS LATTA 3 free white males of 16 years and up including
heads of families
8 free white females of 16 years and up
1 all other free persons
2 slaves

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Page 434. John Latta, 200 acres, 2 horses, 1 cattle, 6 sheep.
Westmoreland Co. 1783.
p. 465. John Latta, Westmoreland Co. 1786. Tax 5,10.
p. 434. Moses Latta, Westmoreland Co. 1783 233 acres, 3 horses,
5 cattle, 7 sheep, Mt. Pleasant Township.
p. 522. Moses Latta, Westmoreland Co. 1786. Return of State tax 5.4.
p. 6. William Latta, Bedford Co. Transcript of taxables, 4.6.
p. 57. William Latta, Bedford Co. Am't of taxes, 6.7. Ayr. Tp. 1773.
p. 97. William Latta, Bedford Co. Am't of taxes 13.4. Ayr Tp.
1774, 1775
p. 152. William Latta, Bedford Co. Uncultivated land, tax, 5.6 1/2
provincial tax, 5.10. 1776.
p. 414. William Latta, 300 acres, 3 horses, 4 cattle, 7 sheep.
Series 3, Vol 25, p. 27.
George Latta, Franklin Co. Feb. 15, 1794. 400 acres
Wm. Latta, Franklin Co. Feb 15, 1794, 1784, 1795
Vol. 26, p. 460. Westmoreland Co. 1773-1792.
Wm. Latta, 310 acres, Feb. 4, 1786
Moses and John Latta, 300 acres, March 3, 1786.
Ephraim Latta, 300 acres, April 4, 1786.
page 461 Moses Latta, 142 acres, Sept. 13, 1787.

Sixth Series
Vol. 2, p. 559 Thomas Latta
2, p. 51 William Latta
2, p. 264 John Latta
2, p. 264 Moses Latta
3, p. 413 Frans Latta
8, p. 65 Ephraim Latta
8, p. 527 William Latta

Third Series.
Vo. 12, p. 406. Concord Returns, Chester Co. Rates, 1781.
Joseph Latta, 60 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle
Same record on page 590.
22, p. 396 Ephraim Latta, 100 acres, Cumberland Co. 1782.
p. 50 Ephraim Latta, Tax 4.0. Cumberland Co. 1782.
p. 50 William Latta, Sr., Tax 8.6. Cumberland Co. 1782.
p. 591 William Latta, Tax 8.6. Westmoreland Co. 1786.

Supposed to be Second Series.
Vo. 9, p. 577. Thomas Latta, Sept. 27, 1774. Provincial officer,
York Co.
9, p. 797. William Latta, Apr. 9, 1774, Bedford Co. Justice
of Peace.

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Grantor Grantee Date of Record Recorded City

Latta, Mary Jane to John Kerr, by asgn. May 17, 1864. 4-D 100. Monon.
Latta, Mary M. to John C. McKean, x v Mar. 22, 1903, 286-583, Charleroi
Latta, Mary M. A. to Allen pt & Roscoe, Elec St. R.R. May 20, 1911, 389-15
Latta, Mary E. to Phila. Co. Dec. 1, 1923. 514-544. Long Branch lease.
Latta, Lucinda A. to Wm. Latta. Feb. 17, 1862. 3-Z 440. California.
Latta, Lucinda A. to Lewis J. Baker, Aug. 9, 1866. 4H-506. California.
Latta, Lowman D. to Lucinda A. Noble, by Exr. Feb. 20, 1922. 498-277. Cal.
Latta, Lowman D. to Hattie E. Colvin. Sept. 2, 1924. 526-164. Calif.
Latta, James D. to Wm. Latta. Sept. 10, 1857. 3-S 590. Allen Est.
Latta, James D. to Wm. H. Kelsey, Feb. 23, 1865. 4-E 467. Allen release
Latta, Fred'k by Gdn. to Rebecca Howe. Sept. 28, 1891. 166-525. Wm. Howe.
Latta, Fred. to J. F. Moffit, Nov. 16, 1899. 229-360. California.
Latta, F. G. to Boyd Smith, Apr. 12, 1900. 238-115. California.
Latta, Fred G. to Cary L. Powell. Aug. 30, 1901. 259-322. E. Pike Run.
Latta, F. G. to W. C. Smith. Jan. 19, 1904. 305-475. California Add. 3.
Latta, F. G. to Samuel Z. Winer. Feb. 23, 1904. 304-283. California, 5.
Latta, Frank M. to Wanner Sand Co. Aug. 19, 1908. 363-137. Carroll Eldora.
Latta, Wm. to Emanuel Dixon. Oct. 12, 1836. 2-T 303. Washington Co.
Latta, Wm. Jr. to Abraham Frye. June 5, 1854. 3-N 460. California.
Latta, Wm. to Abraham Frye, Aug. 28, 1854. 3-O 93. California.
Latta, Wm., Jr. to Thomas H. Baker. May 21, 1855. 3-P 197. California.
Latta, Wm. to Geo. W. Hornbake. May 21, 1855. 3-P 199. California.
Latta, Wm. to Wm. W. Jackman. Mar. 24, 1856. 3-I 300. California.
Latta, Wm. to John M. Wells. Aug. 26, 1863. 4-B475. California.
Latta, Wm. to Wm. H. Kelsey. Feb. 23, 1865. 4-E 467. Allen.
Latta, Wm. Jr. to James D. Latta. Feb. 23, 1865. 4-E 469.
Latta, Wm. to Thomas Wood. May 15, 1865. 4-H 230. Monon R.
Latta, Wm. to Wm. H. King. Nov. 21, 1865. 4-G 239. Monon.
Latta, Wm. to J. B. Finley. Dec. 11, 1872. 4-W 567. Monon. Lockhart Co.
Latta, Wm. to Andrew Leech. Apr. 3, 1873. 4-Z 294. Monon. Lockhart Co.
Latta, Wm. by Gdn. to Rebecca Howe. Sept. 28, 1891. 166-525. Wm. Howe Est.
Latta, Will W. to Lizzie S. Dewar. July 21, 1903. 291-486. Calif. 36.
Latta, W. W. to Emerson F. Reed. May 15, 1906. 334-527. Calif. 207.
Latta, Wm. & Co. to Elijah Wright. Sept. 28, 1872. 4-W 292 Calif.
Latta, Sadie B. to Union Imp. Co. Mar. 30, 1903. 293-419. Donora 34Bk31.
Latta, Sadie B. to Union Imp. Co. May 29, 1903. 295-38. Donora 8 blk 40.
Latta, Sadie B. to John E. Millard. Apr. 26, 1910. 370-180. Donora 34bk31.
Latta, Sarah to Philia. Co. Dec. 1, 1923. 514-544. Long Branch lease.

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Pennsylvania Archives, Vo. 21, Third Series.

1779. Hamilton Bann Tp. York Co. Thomas Latta, return of taxables; 160
acres. page 136. page 281, 106 acres. Page 384, 106 acres. Page 601 106
acres. Page 731. 106 acres.

1779. Cumberland Tp., York Co. page 158, Thomas Latta, 380 acres, 1 slave,
7 horses, page 392, 380 acres, 1 slave, 9 horses, 11 cows. page 628, 300
acres, 1 slave, 9 horses, 7 cows. page 732, 380 acres, 2 horses.

1779. Vol. 20, page 215. Peters T. Cumberland Co. ________Latta, 150
acres, 1 horse, 1 cow.

1779, page 124. Antrim Tp. Cumberland Co. Ephraim Latta, Freeman. Tax $3

1782, page 634. Peters Tp. Lancaster Co. William Latta, 300 acres, 1 horse
1 cow.

Vol. 15 or (marked out) 17. page 835. Bart Tp. Ann Latta, 200 acres, 2
horses, 2 cows, Tax 8.8.6. Lancaster Co. 1781.

1779. Vol. 17, page 634. Bart Tp. Robert Latta, 100 acres, 4 horses 4
cows, 10 sheep.

1786. Vol. 22, Tyrone Tp. Westmoreland Co. Ephraim Latta, 100 acres
1786. Vol. 22, page 501. William Latta, Sr. Huntington Tp. So. Dist.
1786. Vol. 22, page 504. Ephraim and William Latta, single men, Tax $10.
Huntington Tp. So. District.

1786. Vol. 22, page 501. Ephraim Latta, Huntington Tp. So. District.
1783-1786. Vol. 22, p. 414, 501, 504. William Latta, single, Huntington
Tp. So. District.

1786. Vol. 22, p. 530. Ephraim Latta, 2.3
1774. Vol. 22, p. 72. John Latta, taxes, 2.9, Dublin Tp. Bedford Co.
1775. Vol. 22, p. 103, John Latta, tax 4.2, Dublin Tp. Bedford Co.
1776. Vol. 22, p. 142. John Latta, Inmates. Tax 1.6, Dublin Tp. Bedford
Co. Provincial tax, 1.6.

1779. Vol. 22, p. 189. John Latta, 100 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows, Bedford Co.
1784. Vol. 22, p. 300. John Latta, 1 dwelling, _0 whites, Sherley Tp.
Bedford Co.
1788. Vol. 22, p. 348. John Latta, 200 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, Sherley
Tp., Huntingdon Co. Tax 7.11.
1788. Vol. 22, p. 348. John Latta, 58 acres for landlord, Sherley Tp.
Huntingdon Co. Tax 3.6.
1786. Vol. 22, p. 465. John Latta, Armstrong Tp. Lancaster Co. 1772, Tax
1786. Vol. 22, p. 526. John Latta, single. Mt. Pleasant Tp.
1772-1773. p. 198,366. Rev. James Latta, 130 acres, 3 horses, 2 cattle,
1779, 1782. pp. 631. 768, 138 acres, 4 horses, 8 cattle, 8 sheep.
1786, Vol. 22, p. 514. William Latta, Huntington Tp. Westmoreland Co. Tax
8.6 300 acres.
Ser. 3, Vol. 27, p. 461. Moses Latta, 142 acres, Sept. 13, 1787.
Warrantees of land. Westmoreland Co. 1773-1892.
Series 3. Vol. 22, p. 460. William Latta, 310 acres, Warrantee of land,
Westmoreland Co. 1773-1892. Feb. 4, 1786.
Series 3, Vol. 22, p. 460. Ephraim Latta, 300 acres, April 4, 1786.
Warrantees of land. Westmoreland Co. 1773-1892.
Series 3, Vol. 21, p. 319. Thomas Latta, 350 acres, 1 slave, 10 cows, 4
horses, Cumberland Tp. York Co. 178_.
1783. Vol. 22. William Latta, Huntington Tp. Westmoreland Co. Tax 8.6. 300
acres, 3 horses, 4 cattle, 7 sheep. p. 414.
1786 Vol. 26, p. 460. William Latta, Westmoreland Co. 310 acres.

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The following are all in Series 3. Penn. Archives.

1786. Vol. 22. p. 501. William Latta, Sr., Huntington Tp.
Westmoreland Co. Tax 8.6.
1786. Vol. 22, p. 504. William Latta, Jr., Huntington Tp.
Westmoreland Co.
1771. Vol. 26. William Latta, Peters Tp. Cumberland Co. 2 horses, 3
cattle, No acreage.
1783. Vol. 22, p. 396. Ephraim Latta, Derry Tp. Westmoreland Co. Tax
2.3. 100 acres. 1786. The same.
1786. Vol. 26, p. 460. Ephraim Latta, Huntington Tp. Westmoreland Co.
Apr. 4. 300 acres.
1794-1895. Vol. 25. p. 27. George Latta. Franklin Co. 400 acres, Feb.
15, 1794.
1794-1895. Vol. 25, p. 27. William Latta, Franklin Co. Feb. 15, 1794.
400 acres.
William Latta, Ayr Tp. Bedford Co. Acreage not specified. 1773, Vol.
22, p. 4, Tax 4.6. 1774. p. 57. Tax 6.7. 1775. p. 97. Tax 13.4. 1776 p.
152 Tax 5. 6 1/2. Uncultivated land. Provincial tax, p. 152. 6.10. 1770.
Provincial tax. Vol. 24, p. 706. 100 acres granted to William Latta.
1783. Vol. 22, p. 434. John Latta, Mt. Pleasant Tp. Westmoreland Co.
2 horses.
1786. Vol. 22, p. 465. John Latta, Armstrong Tp. Westmoreland Tp. Tax
1786. Vol. 22, p. 526. John Latta (single), Mt. Pleasant Tp.
Westmoreland Co.
1783. Vol. 22, p. 434. Moses Latta, Mt. Pleasant Tp. Westmoreland Co.
233 acres. 3 horses, 5 cattle, 7 sheep.
1786. Vol. 22, p. 522. Moses Latta, Mt. Pleasant Tp. Westmoreland Co.
Tax 5.4.
1787. Vol. 26, p. 461. Moses Latta, Mt. Pleasant Tp. Westmoreland Co.
Sept. 13. 142 acres.
1786. Vol. 26, p. 460. Moses and John Latta, Westmoreland Co. 300 a.
1779. Vol. 22, p. 643. Robert Latta, Bart Tp. Lancaster Co. 100
acres, 4 horses, 4 cattle, 10 sheep.
1771. Robert Latta, Bart Tp. Lancaster Co. Tax 13.0. 100 acres, 2
horses, 2 cattle.
1771. Vol. 26, Margaret Latta, widow of John Latta, Hempfield Tp.
Lancaster Co. Tax 10.0 200 acres, 1 cattle. See Branch No. 19.
1772. Vol. 17, p. 198. Rev. James Latta, Dromore Tp. Lancaster Co.
130 acres, 3 horses, 2 cattle, Tax 5.
1773. Rev. James Latta, Same as 1772, with addition of 1 servant. Tax
1779. Rev. James Latta. Same person. 138 acres, 4 horses, 8 cattle,
8 sheep.
1782. Rev. James Latta. 138 acres, 4 horses, 3 cattle. Tax 5.0.0.
Private and subsequently appointed Chaplain in Col. Thomas Porter's
Batt. of Lancaster Co. Pa. Association. In service in the Jersey campaign
of 1776. See Branch No. 8, family No. 2.
1789. Vol. 21, p. 281. Thomas Latta, Hamilton Bann Tp, York Co. Tax
3.0.0. 106 acres.
1781. Vol. 21, p. 384. Same person. Tax 16.8.
1782. Vol. 21, p. 601. Same person. Tax 1.8.2.
1783. Vol. 21, p. 731.
1780. Vol. 21, p. 319. Thomas Latta, Cumberland Tp. York Co. Tax
9.0.0. 350 acres, 1 negro, 4 horses, 10 cattle. 1781, p. 392. 380 acres,
1 negro, 9 horses, 11 cattle, Tax 14,1.3. 1783, p. 738. 380 acres, 11
inhabitants, 2 negroes.
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Payment for Revolutionary Service. Historical Commission, S. C.

No. 2839. Lib. X. Issued May 26, 1786, to John Latta, Sr. for 13.7
sterling. 1424 or wheat flour supplied for Militia use. Audited. Principal
13.7. Interest 18/8.

No. 3316. X. Issued July 18, 1786 to William Latta for Five Pounds
14s/5d 1/2 sterling for militia duty P. Acct. from the Commissioners.
Principal 5-14-3 1/2. Interest 0-7-11.

No. 1435. Y. Issued August 16, 1786, to William Latta, for three
pounds, 9s-17d Sterling for militia duty as Sergt. P. Account passed by
the Commissioners. Principal 3-9-7. Annual interest, -4-10.

Among land grants listed in office of Secretary of State, is one to
John Latta on October 5, 1763. Copy costs $1.57.

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Thursday, August 12, 1937
(Legislative day of Monday, Aug. 9, 1937)

The Senate met at 12 o'clock meridian, on the expiration of the


On request of Mr. BARTLEY, and by unanimous consent, the reading of
the Journal of the proceedings of the calendar day of Wednesday, August
11, 1937, was dispenses with, and the Journal was approved.


A message in writing from the President of the United States
nominating HUGO L. BLACK, of Alabama, to be an Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of the United States and also messages submitting sundry.
Other nominations were communicated to the Senate by Mr. Latta (emphasis
added), one of the President's secretaries.

Mr. Latta (emphasis added) was communicated to the Senate the
intelligence that the President had approved and signed the following acts
and joint resolution: ...

(Handwritten Note at top of page says "When somebody ordered some Latta
papers, ... order came in for Cong. Record. We saw this name (see the red
pencil (Latta name underlined), copied the page and added it to the Latta
papers, unofficially.)

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Re-typed by Sue Lattea Cox (Branch 17)