Branch No. 3



Branch 3 Captain: Alan Leroy Latta, Unit 1, 1405 Mercy St., Cheyenne, WY 82007,

Please be sure to change this number after adding new people.

                                                                                                   1 UNKNOWN (1) LATTA

Born about 1652. At the time of the battle of the Boyne, July 12, 1690, he lived near Donegal, Ireland. Was a man of Wealth. He was a Protestant, but had Catholic cowboys. When Catholic King James II, defeated, hungry, army passed through that part of the country, the cowboys drove all the live stock into the mountains. When the army had passed they drove the live stock back again. I do not know his name, but was told he was my ancestor. He was Scotch or Scotch descent. Say his grandson, 3 Moses (3) Latta, was 25 years of age when his son 5 William (4) Latta was born in 1730, and allow one year for birth of William, then 3 Moses (3) Latta would be born about 1704. William H. Latta, family No. 90 suggests: that if 1 UNKNOWN (1) Latta was born in 1652, allow 26 years for birth of his father, would make him born in 1626. Then allow 26 years for birth of his father in Scotland, would make him born in 1600. Allow 26 years for his father, would make him born in 1574, the immigrant from Scotland to Ireland. This is all supposition, but interesting.

The Battle of the Boyne took place on July 1, 1690 across the River Boyne close to the town of Drogheda, Ireland. 

                                                                                               2 UNKNOWN (2) LATTA

Unknown (1). Born about 1678; d. in Londonderry, Ireland, early in the 18th century. Had a number of children. Two were:
3 MOSES (3).
4 SAMUEL (3).

                                                                                                3 MOSES (3) LATTA

Unknown (2) Unknown (1). Died in County Donegal, Ireland, late in the 18th century. (May connect to Branch No. 32 at this point).

5 WILLIAM (4) Born in Ireland in 1730. Died at So. Huntington Tp., Pa. February 15, 1803; m. Sarah ____; b. in Middle Presbyterian Church yard, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., aged 73 years as told on his tombstone.
6 EPHRAIM (4) {1996 Note: Birth date was added by hand over the years} b. ca 1752/60
7 MUNGO (4).
8 SAMUEL (4).
9 MOSES (4) {1996 Note: Birth date was added by hand over the years} b. 1740.
10 JOHN (4).
135 MARY (4).
136 ELIZABETH (4).

                                                                                                4 SAMUEL (3) LATTA

____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Londonderry, Ireland abt. 1719; m. Mary McCobb, in Ireland. Sister of James McCobb. and Jane McClaghry; Had at least 5 children:
11 SAMUEL (4) Lived near Genesee, now Rochester, N.Y. (Might tie with Branch 4 & 13)
12 WILLIAM L. (4) born in Londonderry, Ireland in 1757.
137 MOSES (4).
138 JAMES (4) lived near Genesee, now Rochester, N.Y.
139 MARY (4). Died at age of 100 years; m. Robert Glenn. Her daughter Margaret m. William McCobb and came to America in 1837. Had at least one child, Thomas J. b. in 1825. He wrote, "There was a family descended from Mungo Latta, that the McCobbs and Glenn's were connected. One daughter m. Samuel Campbell, connected with mother. I married one of them, Rebecca Campbell." See Will of James McCobb in my Loose Leaf Book of Wills.

                                                                                             5 WILLIAM (4) LATTA

Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Ireland in 1730. Died at So. Huntington Tp., Westmoreland County, Pa. February 15, 1803; m. Sarah ____; b. in Middle Presbyterian Church yard, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., aged 73 years as told on his tombstone.  William sold property in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania to his son, Moses, who was then living in Ohio with his family.  Moses petitioned the State of Pennsylvania for a land warrant, and then sold the property to John Myers.


558  MOSES (5) Born: Before 1760. May be "William Moses or Moses William." Died in September of 1825, in Medina County, Ohio; m. Rachel Todd, daughter of William Todd and Ann Rambo Todd before 1817. Rachel was born abt. 1775 in Westmoreland Co., PA.
140 JEAN OR JANE (5) b. February 19, 1766, in Buck's Co., Pa.; d. January 22, 1839; m. Hugh Scott, in Westmoreland Co., Pa. 1786. They moved to a farm 6 miles from Newark, Ohio, in 1816. Children: Abram McLean b. April 28, 1809; d. October 6, 1881; m. Julia A. Boyer. Walter Quincy b. December 19, 1845; m. Cornelia Edgar. Edith b. October 13, 1876, m. Frederick W. Davis, M.D.
141 SARAH (5).
142 JAMES (5).
143 ELIZABETH (5) m. Mr. Miller.
144 WILLIAM (5). On December 9, 1805, w With his mother sold land of the estate of William, the elder.
145 JOHN (5) a minor in 1803, with his brother, Moses for his guardian.

Documents provided by Irene Dolan.

                                                                                             6 EPHRAIM (4) LATTA

Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Also called Aphraim. Born in Ireland ca 1752. Died at So. Huntington Tp., Westmoreland Co., Pa. in 1804. For his Will, see my Loose Leaf Book of Wills. Married Mary Thompson. After his death, she married Mr. Forschythe. Lieut. Gov. John Latta, this branch, writes: "Ephraim and I were related to John Latta, branch 5, fam. 3. They resided at our place, and we visited them." Ephraim went to Mt. Pleasant, Pa. before June 5, 1786. With his brothers, John and Moses, went to Westmoreland Co., Pa. before the Revolutionary War. They were enrolled as members of the Committee of Safety during the war. They settled at "Mammoth" Mt. Pleasant Tp. before November 13, 1786. Afterwards used by the mammoth coke ovens of H.C. Frick & Co. For his land grant see last page. The brothers divided the land.
One child:
13 MOSES (5).

                                                                                         7 MUNGO (4) LATTA

Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Ireland. Died at Columbus, Ohio in 1842; m. Isabelle McClure. Ten children, all but William, Samuel and Mary, lived in Ross Co., Ohio.
14 MOSES (5).
15 JOHN (5).
146 WILLIAM (5) b. in Ireland. Came to America. Lived at or near Columbus, Ohio about 1842. After that time five brothers met at their father's house for the last time; m. Rebecca ____.
147 SAMUEL (5) b. in Ireland. Came to Baltimore, Md. in 1821; d. in Concord Township, Ross County, OH in 1852; m. Elizabeth McAdoo, sister of Moses Latta's wife.  The 1850 Census for Concord Township, Ross County, OH lists Samuel Latta, 77, Elizabeth Latta, 76, and Jane Latta, 63, all born in Ireland.  Samuel Latta's will was probated in Ross County, OH on March 13, 1852.  See image below.
148 MARY (5) b. in Ireland; m. Mr. Boyd. In 1853 she lived at Cross, near St. Johnstown, Ireland. Her son came to America.
16 JAMES (5) b. at or near Londonerry, Ireland August 10, 1817; d. February 22, 1849.
149 ELIZA (5) b. in Ireland; d. single at Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio; buried in Concord Presbyterian Church cemetery, one-third mile from Lattaville.
150 JANE (5). Single; d. and buried same as Eliza.
151 NANCY (5) b. in Ireland; buried at So. Salem, Ross Co., Ohio, six miles from Lattaville; m. Robert Wallace on August 28, 1828 (Ross Co., OH Marriages)

                                                                                   8 SAMUEL (4) LATTA

Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born 17__, in Ireland; m. Ann Moore, daughter of Alexander Moore, a native of Dumbarton, Scotland. His father was laird of the manor of
Dumbarton. Sir John Moore, who was killed at the battle of Corunna, Spain, in 1806, was a close relative.

152 ALEXANDER (5) went to America.
17 MOSES (5).
153 WILLIAM (5).
154 RACHEL (5) Born: in Ireland; Died: April 26, 1861; Married: Rev. James Canning of Malin Presbyterian Church, Ireland. He was a son of Mr. John Canning of Auglish, County Donegal, Ireland. Rev. James Canning was a M.A. of Glasgow, Scotland, Univ. He was ordained at Malin March 23, 1798; d. May 13, 1830. Both buried in Malin church yard. Children: John, succeeded his father and was pastor in 1853. He was ordained at Malin March 14, 1832; d. November 26, 1877. Was a M.A. of Glasgow, Scotland, Univ. The church records of Malin were destroyed by him. James Alfred, of Mourne, and Coleraine, County Derby, Ireland. Installed April 11, 1848, in Newton, Coleraine. Alexander Colquhoun of Crumlin, County Antrim, Ireland, 1838-1896. Minister. William Thomas, minister, retired and lived at Ontario Canada. Catherine Ann d. March 27, 1865. Married Capt. David Davenport of Derry, Ireland. His vessel sailed between Liverpool and Derry. Dates are taken from tombstone in Malin church yard in 1934 by Rev. James Houston, of Malin. The "Canning" stone is still in the church yard. It was erected in Lagg grave yard, a mile from the meeting house and removed to its present position by Rev. John Canning. Lagg grave yard is in sand hills beside the present Roman Catholic church. There was once an Episcopal church there; the walls still remaining in part. It is thought that the change was made for fear that in time the sea would invade Lagg, or of other place of worship near.

                                                                                                   9 MOSES (4) LATTA

Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Tombstone in Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian cemetery, Pa., says that he was born in 1740; d. June 27, 1810, aged 70 years. Revolutionary war emblem on grave stone. Also gives dates of his wife and children, William, Elizabeth and Jane; m. Elizabeth Shaw. She was born in 1747 and d. September 28, 1811. For his Revolutionary war record, see his history of his brother, Ephraim Latta.

155 MOSES (5) d. single
156 WILLIAM (5) d. May 31, 1829; m. Elizabeth Chambers, who was b. June 8, 1779.  No children. After his death she married his cousin, John, son of 10 John Latta. Merchant.
157 REBECCA (5) b. at Westmoreland Co., Pa. July 1, 1787; d. January 7, 1863.  Buried Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio; m. John Latta, her cousin, family 15, for which she was disinherited by her mother for marrying a near relative.
158 ELIZABETH (5) b. at Westmoreland Co., Pa. January 17, 1783; d. April 28, 1873, aged 90 years; buried at Mt. Pleasant, Pa. She left her farm 7 miles from Mt. Pleasant, 9 miles from Greensburg, 3 miles from Pleasant Unity, to her sister Rebecca's children, Finley and Eliza, and the widow and children of 31 Alex, B. Latta.
159 JANE (5) b. in Westmoreland Co., Pa. 1779; d. May 4, 1857. Single.


                                                                                          10 JOHN (4) LATTA

Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Died about December 16, 1799; m. Mary Story of Princeton, N.J. She and his brother, Moses, with whom he lived, took out letters of
administration on his estate. Guardians were appointed for three of his children. For his Revolutionary war record, see history of his brother, Ephraim Latta. Children:
160 JOHN (5) b. January 27, 1790; d. October 15, 1872, aged 72 years, 8 months, 19 days; m. Elizabeth (Chambers) Latta, widow of his cousin, William, family 9. Saddler and merchant.

18 MOSES (5).
19 THOMAS (5).
161 MARGARET (5). Single; b. 1793; d. February 7, 1877.


                                                                                       11 SAMUEL (4) LATTA

Samuel (3) ___ (2) ____ (1). Born in Ireland. Came to America. Lived near Genesee, N.Y. (1997 note: this is also the area of N.Y. that Branch 4 & 13 can be found.)
Married ___. four of his sons born at Donegal, Ireland.
162 MOSES (5) No history (Look at Branch 4)
163 JAMES (5) No history (Look at Branch 4)
164 WILLIAM (5) No history (Look at Branch 13, I think Branch 13 & 4 might also tie)  (Robert H. Latta recorded him as a Physician who lived at Chillicothe, Ohio. I think he was talking of 51 William (6) Latta of this branch.)
165 SAMUEL (5) No history (Look at Branch 4)
166 JOHN (5) No history (This 166 John (5) Latta could have been a typo, Robert never recorded a John in this line)

                                                                                            12 WILLIAM (4) LATTA

Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Airsty, or Londonderry, Ireland 1757; d. at Washington Co., Pa. 1813; m. Elizabeth Rankin, daughter of Samuel and Jennie (Edmonston) Rankin. She was born in Hastrough Co., Ireland, 1765. Died from a fractured thigh May 23, 1846 in Crawford Co., Pa. aged 82 years. See letter on last page. Landed in N.Y. October 31, 1800. Evidently members of the family came to America in the 18th century, for he settled near Philadelphia, Pa. where he had relatives. In 1801, he went to Crawford Co., Pa. On. Dec. 2, 1809, William L. Latta was admitted by the Court of Common Pleas in Meadville, Crawford County, PA, as a citizen of the United States. At and you will find a history of Conneaut Township in Crawford County, PA. The township was formed in 1811. Some of the early settlers were William Latta, Thomas Rankin and Samuel Potter. William Latta settled at Penn Line. Latta built the first framed building, a barn, erected in the township. The Holland Land Co. offered to settlers 400 acres of land in consideration of eight years settlement and the projection of certain improvements. William Latta, on April 27, 1805, secured 100 acres under contract. William Latta lived there until his death. Four of his sons, William, Samuel, John and Thomas, were also there, and made improvements, then departed. "William Latta, also a native of the Emerald Isle, was a hatter, settled near Penn Line and after a few years removed from the township. His brothers, Samuel, John and Thomas, were also here, and made improvements, then departed." (Was William Latta, the hatter, #12 William above, or was he #24 William, his son?)

20 SAMUEL (5) b. 1784 in Ireland.
21 JAMES (5) b. Dec. 3, 1786 in Ireland.
22 THOMAS (5) b. Feb. 6, 1789 in Ireland.
23 MOSES (5) b. March 26, 1791 in Ireland.
24 WILLIAM (5) b. Oct. 17, 1795 in Ireland.
25 JOHN A. (5) b. March 9, 1801 in Crawford County, PA.
167 ROBERT (5) b. in Ireland; d. single at brother Samuel's home near Greenville, Mercer Co., Pa.
168 MARY (5) b. July 26, 1794 in Ireland; m. William Thompson December 30, 1813. He was born December 28, 1788, and died December 7, 1862. They lived on a farm at Crawford Co., Pa. and died there. Both buried in the old Seceder church yard, 6 miles northeast of Jamestown, Mercer Co., Pa. Her mother made her home with them after her husband William died. Children: James E. William Latta. Samuel E. m. Lucy Gilmour. Eliza J. m. Robert Snodgrass. Mary Louise m. John Ewing. Sarah m. Andrew McArthur.
169 ELIZABETH (5) b. and d. in Crawford Co., Pa.; m. William McElhaney. He was killed at Cincinnati, Ohio in 1864 by the breaking of a chain which struck him on the head.  Children: Jane. Mary m. Mr. Lewis. Isabelle m. Kitch. Elizabeth. William. Matthew.

                                                                                             13 MOSES (5) LATTA

Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born So. Huntington Tp., Westmoreland Co., Pa. June 24, 1796. Died on farm there June 16, 1871. Married Sarah Johnston near West Newton, Pa. June 5, 1821. She was born at County Down, Ireland August 1, 1796, d. August 20, 1880, daughter of Matthew Johnston. They lived at Waltz's Mills, Pa. For his Will see my Loose Leaf Book.

170 MARY ANN (6) b. March 10, 1822; d. 1899; m. Joseph Robertson December 6, 1855 at Sewickley, Pa., died 12 Aug 1900. Born in Pa., two children.
26 EPHRAIM (6).
171 FRANCES JANE (6) b. at So. Huntington Tp., Pa. August 15, 1825; m. Henry M. Husband December 14, 1852 on her grandfather's farm. He was born in E. Huntingdon Tp., Pa. March 20, 1830; d. at Westmoreland Co., Pa. March 22, 1891. She lived at Ruffsdale, Pa. R.F.D. and d. there November 13, 1913. Children: David Latta b. October 1853; m. Lillie M. Markle. Sarah E. b. October 25, 1827; m. Justus Kelly. Martha J. b. December 3, 1861; d. April 8, 1864. William Sutton b. December 23, 1863; m. Emma Tarr. Joseph Clymer b. March 30, 1866; m. Ida F. Houser. Ida M. b. January 28, 1870; m. James K. Morton.
172 MATTHEW JOHNSTON (6) b. October 30, 1827; d. November 15, 1848.
173 SARAH (6) b. June 1, 1830; d. September 22, 1905. Single.
27 WILLIAM WESLEY (6) b. May 25, 1833; died August 8, 1896.
174 ELIZABETH MARGARET (6) b. April 23, 1835; d. April 1, 1874. One son, Robert H., born 26 Mar 1874 in S. Huntingdon Twp. Adopted by his aunt Frances Jane and her husband and used the name Robert Husband. Married Maude Henry and died 5 Apr 1963 in S. Huntingdon Twp. One child: Evelyn Jane.
175 ROBERT (6) b. August 1, 1837; d. April 17, 1850.
176 MARTHA (6) b. August 8, 1842; d. March 18, 1864.


                                                                                         14 MOSES (5) LATTA

Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Ireland about 1768; d. at Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio (of which he was the founder) January 1851, aged 74 years. Married twice: (1) Mary Scott (Nov 1798 in Pa.) who died November 25, 1836, aged 74 years. (2) Mrs. Ann Porter of Chillicothe, Ohio, on March 2, 1841 (Ross Co., OH Marriages). She had two daughters and one son by former husband. No children by second wife. For his Will see my Loose Leaf Book of Wills.

Children by first wife:
177 JOHN (6) went to college, got overheated, died young.
29 ABRAHAM SMITH (6).  Listed in his uncle, Samuel Latta (#147) Will.  He was given $100 for his share of Samuel's farm, to be paid to him by his cousin William Latta, son of James.  Abraham's daughter, Elizabeth was also given money.

                                                                                        15 JOHN (5) LATTA

Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born on Londonderry, Ireland 1781; d. by accident probably at Ross Co., Ohio December 1826 as his last son was born there five years before his father died; m. his cousin, Rebecca Latta, family 9, March 28, 1810 at Westmoreland Co., Pa. She was disinherited by her mother because she married a blood relative. She was born at Westmoreland Co., Pa. July 1, 1787 and died at Cincinnati, Ohio January 7, 1863. John, in right of his wife, presented a petition for partition of her father's real estate at November Term of Court, 1811. He moved to Ross Co., Ohio before 1814 as all his children except Thomas were born there.

178 THOMAS (6) b. Westmoreland Co., Pa. June 1811; d. December 1831.
179 ELIZA (6) b. August 31, 1813; d. August 4, 1883 at Cincinnati, Ohio. In the 1880 census, she was living with her brother Finley and his family. Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
30 FINLEY (6).
180 EDMISTON (6) b. Ross Co., Ohio February 27, 1816; d. May 10, 1863 at Cincinnati, Ohio. Single. He was lame and helped his brother, Alexander, invent the first steam fire engine. Buried Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Grave No. 11712.

                                                                                             16 JAMES (5) LATTA

Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at or near Londonerry, Ireland August 10, 1817; d. February 22, 1849; m. Phebe Doty who was born about 1785 and d. January 11, 1832. He came to America when 6 years of age. They lived near Lattasville, Ross Co., Ohio and were buried in Concord cemetery, one-half mile from Lattasville, Ohio.

32 JOHN (6).
33 WILLIAM (6).  Given the farm owned by his Uncle Samuel Latta (#147 above).  Samuel and his wife, Elizabeth had no children.  William was to pay his cousin, Abraham Smith Latta, son of Moses Latta, the sum of $100 for his share of the farm.  William's four daughters, Phebe, Margaret, Sarah Ann and Norah, were also given small sums of money.  See image above under Mungo.
34 SAMUEL (6).
181 REBECCA (6) m. George Hanawalt on Dec. 5, 1836 (Ross Co., OH Marriages). Had 12 children. They lived at Hepburn, Ohio. Allen was a soldier in the Civil War and on February 14, 1907 was in the Soldiers' Home at Sandusky, Ohio. Children: Phebe J., Married: Moses Laird. John. William. Thomas. Newton. Hester. Mary. Sarah. Some of these were married.
182 MARGARET (6) m. Henry Rittenhouse on Oct. 8, 1836 (Ross Co., OH Marriages). Lived at Winfield, Iowa. Had 12 children: William Latta d. May 4; 1878, aged 84 years, m. Sarah Nashua who died January 28, 1872, aged 64 years. Their daughter, Margaret, m. Alex. Pierce. John L. m. Nellie Davis. James R., single. Frank N., single. Mary E. m. William Flesher. Ruth A. m. Vinton Jones and Elzee Debolt. Jennie L. m. Edward H. Davis. Stella M. m. Amon F. Davis. Jennie M. m. Arthur W. Davis.
183 ISABELLA (6) m. John Hanawalt on Sept. 3, 1840 (Ross Co., OH Marriages). 12 children: William. Rullet. Edward. Alice. Phebe. Etta. Margaret. Ida. Ross. Matilda. Ruth.
184 ELIZABETH JANE (6) b. abt. 1829. m. Aron Craig on March 30, 1848 in Ross Co., OH (Ross Co., OH Marriages) In 1906 lived one mile north of Lattasville, Ohio; 6 children: John C., Thomas B., William C., Phebe, Margaret, Sarah, and Alma. All the boys married.

"Thomas B. Craig was born in Twin Township, Ross County, November 20, 1868. He is a son of A. P. Craig, born in 1825, and grandson of John Craig, the latter probably in Pennsylvania birth. He married Priscilla Morgan, a native of the last mentioned state, and they came to Ohio early in the century, settling in Twin Township, Ross County. He was a solider in the War of 1812 and received from the government the land on which he located. His family of children number nine, of whom all are dead but Aleck, who lives in Illinois, and Allie, who married David Mathews, of Pike County, Ohio. Both parents are long since dead and rest side by side in Concord Cemetery. Their son, A.P. Craig, remained at home until a young man, attending subscription school in winter and working out by the month in summer. So matters went, along until his marriage to Elizabeth J. Latta, which occurred on March 30, 1848. Their first venture was on a farm now owned by S. Rosebaun, where they lived a year and then went to the old Craig homestead in Twin Township. Here they remained until 187__, when Mr. Craig bought the farm of 133 acres, where his widow still lives in Concord Township. ....."


                                                                                                   17 MOSES (5) LATTA

Samuel (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Ireland, m. Jane McAdoo, sister of Elizabeth McAdoo (see Samuel, son of Mungo); d. at Chipman, Queens Co., New Brunswick, Canada, June 1849. All his family, except Rachel, settled at Chipman; Ann and her husband, and Matilda, in 1826. The others in 1830. Then the family came over the ship was in a great storm. The owner was on board, and demanded that the Captain desert the ship, leave the passengers, and take to the boars. He refused and saved every one.

185 ANN (6) b. at Ballough, Ireland September 8, 1799; d. at Chipman, N.B. July 2, 1895; Married: James MacDonald February 14, 1826. Came from Ireland in the Brig "Derwent" Capt. Harrison, commander. Children: George b. March 28, 1828. Mary b. September 28, 1829. Eliza Jane b. May 22, 1831. Matilda b. July 5, 1833. Andrew Robert b. December 1, 1934. Catherine Ann Canning b. April 22, 1841.
186 MARGARET (6) b. at Ballough, County Donegal, Ireland m. George Robinson. Lived and d. at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
187 MATILDA (6) b. at Ballough, Ireland 1805; d. June 15, 1866 at Chipman, One's Co. N.B. Canada. He d. there May 28, 1868, aged 64 years. Children: James b. about 1828 lived and d. near Deadwood, S. Dak., m. twice, 1 daughter by first wife. Robert d. October 15, 1866 aged 37 years. William A. b. February 23, 1833. Elizabeth Jane b. about January 1843. Mary I. d. aged 45 years. Ann m., d. May 16, 1864. John, d. aged 41 years. Andrew T. b. October 7, 1849 d. January 19, 1886.
188 RACHEL (6) b. and d. in Ireland. Buried in Malin church yard.
37 JAMES (6).
38 JANE (6).
189 ELIZABETH (6) b. at Donegal, Ireland; m. John Moore at Chipman, N.B. Canada.  Children: William, Agnes, Eliza.


                                                                                            18 MOSES (5) LATTA

John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born 6 miles No. of Mt. Pleasant, Pa. 1788 (1790?); d. in Unity Tp. Westmoreland Co, Pa. February 14, 1848 (1841?). Buried at Pleasant Unity, Pa; m. Eliza (Graham) Latta, widow of Ephraim Latta (see branch No. 32), in 1831. She was born at Greensburg, Pa. August 1, 1795 and d. March 3, 1870, daughter of Robert Graham. Moses enlisted in the War of 1812 under Capt. Reynold.

190 MARY JANE (6) b. October 16, 1834; d. 1906; m. George R. Hugus in 1857. In 1904 lived at Pleasant Unity, Pa. on a farm owned by Ephraim, afterwards by her father.  Children: Edward Latta, b. 1858; m. Miss Johnston, 9 or 10 children. John Hacke b. 1859.  Harry Eicher b. 1869; m. Miss Anderson June 1902.
39 JOHN (6) writes about branch No. 32. "If my father was a cousin of Ephraim, husband of Eliza Graham, as I understand from my mother, then his father, Robert Latta, must have been a brother of Moses, my great grandfather."


                                                                                            19 THOMAS (5) LATTA

John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born December 23, 1796; d. December 15, 1865; m. Sarah Kilgore June 15, 1837. She was b. in 1811 and d. December 18, 1853. They lived on the old Latta farm at Mt. Pleasant Tp., Westmoreland Co, Pa.

191 MARGARET M. (6) m. Henry B. Bair October 4, 1870. In 1904 lived at Holden, Kan. Had children.
192 SARAH K. (6) m. William Hudson; d. without issue.
193 MARY JANE (6) b. in Westmoreland Co., Pa. July 9, 1841; d. March 28, 1905 at Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pa.; m. George W. Kelley of West Newton, Pa. March 22, 1866 in Greensburg, Pa. Both buried at Sewickley, Pa. Children: Isadore Alice b. March 22, 1867; m. Henry R. Stittman March 12, 1889. Sarah Anne b. December 16, 1869; d. August 30, 1906. Edith M. Latta b. September 12, 1871; d. November 4, 1879. Olive J.K. b. September 12, 1871; m. William S. Depriest. Margaret Martha b. May 4, 1875; d. September 10, 1929. Albert S. b. June 24, 1881.
194 JESSIE KILGORE (6) d. at age of 19 years.
195 THOMAS C. (6) b. December 20, 1845; d. December 22, 1845.



                                                                                                20 SAMUEL (5) LATTA

William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Airsty, County Donegal, Ireland about 1784. Settled at Crawford Co., Pa. in 1801; m. Martha Martin in Greensville, Mercer Co., Pa. Lived there 20 miles from his father's home. In 1838 moved to a farm near Madison, Ind. For a time lived near Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio, where several of his brothers resided.

41 ROBERT (6).
196 WILLIAM (6) d. in Jefferson Co., Ind.
197 JOHN (6) went to Oregon in 1852; d. at Prineville, Ore. in 1873. Had a cattle ranch. Was a prominent man there.
198 THOMAS (6) went to Oregon with his brother in 1852. Was in poor health.
During the latter part of the trip with others rode forward for help, as provisions were low. He was 48 hours in the saddle without food. Died shortly after from exhaustion and mountain fever.
199 JAMES (6) d. of small pox at New Orleans, La. in 1848.
200 ELIZA (6) lived at Swanville, Jefferson Co., Ind.; d. at Indianapolis, Ind. in 1896.
201 MARY (6) d. at Jefferson Co., Ind. Had a remarkable intellect.
202 SUSANNA (6) d. at Jefferson Co., Ind.
203 MARTHA (6).

                                                                                               21 JAMES (5) LATTA

William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Airsty, County, Donegal, Ireland December 3, 1786; d. at Burlington, Iowa September 29, 1865 of heart disease; buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa (tombstone reads b. 1787; d. 1865); m. Isabelle Nichols of Ross Co., Ohio May 17, 1816 (Ross Co., Ohio Marriages say Isabel Nicholas on May 7, 1816). She was born at Fauquier Co., Va. April 22, 1790 and died at Grandview, Iowa October 30, 1853 of pneumonia and buried in the family lot in Grandview Cemetery, bought and laid out by her husband. She was the daughter of Samuel Nichols & Elizabeth Edmonton. He had gone to Burlington to pay his taxes and was found dead in a hotel in the morning. Mechanic and woolen manufacturer, who carried on farming in Louisa County, Iowa. Settled in Crawford Co., Pa. in 1801. Before 1816 he moved near Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio. In 1840 he went to Grandview, Louise Co., Iowa where he bought 2500 acres of land. Lived near Muscatine, Iowa.

Children all born in Ross Co., Ohio.
204 ELIZABETH JANE (6) b. March 8, 1817; d. March 08, 1883 at Huron, Iowa, USA; m. Thomas Sheridan on August 20, 1843. He was b. April 28, 1809; d. January 11, 1871. She went to Louise Co., Iowa with her parents in 1840. Children: Mary Catherine b. February 15, 1848; d. August 1, 1848. Isabelle Jane b. December 30, 1848; December 10, 1870. Minerva Ann b. February 15, 1855; d. November 30, 1874. James b. May 2, 1851; d. July 1, 1875. John T. b. August 16, 1849; d. 1897. Paul H. b. October 27, 1863; d. 1894. Thomas W. b. October 30, 1854. David W. b. December 28, 1856. Samuel F. b. May 8, 1857; d. February 6, 1859.

42 JOHN BRIGGS (6) born on 30 Jan 1823 in Ross County, Ohio, USA, died 26 November 1896 in San Diego, San Diego, California, USA.

43 SAMUEL NICHOLS (6) born 31 May 1818 in Ross County, Ohio, USA, died 11 May 1880, heart disease. Married Sarah A. Thompson 30 July 1840.

205 WILLIAM HENRY (6) b. August 31, 1819 in Ross County, Ohio, USA; d. June 6, 1851 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, USA; buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Louisa County, Iowa.
206 JAMES A. (6) b. June 8, 1821; d. at San Pasqual, San Diego, California, USA on April 11, 1884. Raised bees and joined by his nephew, William G. Latta, son of John Briggs Latta who, when James died, found the title imperfect so he filed on it. James d. single.

44 HUMPHREY ARNOLD (6)  b. 07 September 1824, died 29 September 1875 in Grandview, Louisa, Iowa, USA. Married Mary Ann Hubbard, born 07 January 1835 in Ohio, USA, died 27 May 1911 in Bright, Iowa, USA.

207 REUBEN C. (6) Nevada County records show Reuben died in Nevada City, Nevada, California, USA. He died in a hydraulic mining accident. Reuben was buried in Nevada County, CA. His father James wrote a letter to Robert Wallace detailing the information he wanted Robert to place on Reuben’s marker. James also mentions he is erecting a monument which will record the dates of Reuben and William’s deaths. I believe William was buried in Kentucky where he died.

45 ROBERT WALLACE (6) married Sarah Alameda Darling. [Jeanne Larson believes that Sarah’s middle name was spelled “Almeda.”] Robert died on 7 Nov. 1875. Our information shows she died 12 October 1888 in Covina, Los Angeles, California, USA. Sarah was a widow with a daughter, Nellie.

__  THORNTON BUCHANAN (6) born 24 June 1829 in Ross County, OH, died 03 Jul 1868 in a scaffolding accident while building the brick Methodist Church in Grandview, IA.  Buried in the Grandview Cemetery.

46 FRANCIS MARION "Frank" (6) born 21 Feb 1831 in Ross County, OH, died 19 Mar 1887.

___ MARY ANN (6) born 26 Jun 1832 in Ross County, IA, died 1891. Married Sam Marshall 22 May 1855 in Louisa County, IA.


Other burials in Grandview Cemetery, not identified: (See
Ida M. McGill Latta, b. 1862; d. 1936
Josephine Rebecca Martin Latta, b. 1836; d. 1890
Mary A. Latta, b. 1835; d. 1911
T. B. Latta, b. unknown; d. unknown
Thedotha Latta, b. 1870; d. 1945

                                                                                         22 THOMAS (5) LATTA

William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Donegal, Ireland February 6, 1789; d. September 10, 1877; m. Isabelle Foster, daughter of George and Jane (Granlee) Foster of Raniskillen, Ireland February 5, 1811, in Crawford Co., Pa. She was born on the ocean when her parents were coming to America September 12, 1791 and d. November 17, 1876. Both buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, Sandy Valley near Malvern, Ohio. He went with his parents in 1801 to Crawford Co., Pa. School teacher. See end of this branch for a letter written by him. Enlisted in the War of 1812. On guard duty at Perry's ship yard while fleet was being built to drive the British from Lake Erie. Gen. William H. Harrison, Commander. In 1815 from Pa. to Malvern, Ohio. Lived and died there. The Malvern house had a dirt floor and backwoods furniture. The bed being a post driven into the ground with poles laid from it to the walls. Farmer, carpenter and stone mason. Held several offices, being Treasurer of the Township about 15 years. Retired by the Know Nothing party on account of his not being American born. He was a strict Seceeder, an offshoot of the Established Church of Scotland. Sabbath morning he arose early, took at lunch, on his horse rode 14 miles to church. He did not unnecessary work on Sunday, not even preparing regular meals. He had but few advantages of education. No schooling after 12 years of age. Was a great reader. He improved his knowledge by keeping abreast of his children in their education. He had a wide reputation as a mathematician and frequently received problems from a distance. One time he received two difficult problems. A relative visiting him was his teacher and each took one to see who would solve it first. It was during corn husking time. His son George was a small boy and dropped the corn as his father plowed. He had finished dropping and waited for his father a long time. He hunted him up and found him flat on the ground in a fence corner with a piece of charcoal and a flat rail at work on the problem and he solved it. The little corn dropper got a rest that morning. {1996 Note the next bit of information was added above by Robert H Latta, and so it will be in this re-type. but I'm not sure how it fits.} This gives us more of his military history. From Adjutant General's office, Washington, D.C. May 21, 1937. The records show that one Thomas Latta (surname also born as Latta, served in the War of 1812 as a private in Capt. James McDowell's Company, 133 Regiment (Gowdy's) Pennsylvania Militia from July 26, 1813 to August 10, 1813. He served as a corporal in the same company and regiment from January 4, 1914 to February 11, 1914. The following item is taken from The Democrat-Independent, Washington, Iowa, April 15, 1937. Genealogical Department, page. 2. Land Grants for Military Service: Thomas Latta, Corporal, Capt. McDowell's Co., 133d. Regt. Penn. Militia War of 1812. S.E. 1/4 of N.E. 1/4 of Sect. 22, Twp. 75, north of Range 7 West. 40 acres. April 1, 1852.

208 JANE (6) b. at Crawford Co., Pa. February 11, 1815; d. November 8, 1889; m. Martin C. Kilgore July 7, 1840. He died April 22, 1869. With her parents came to Malvern, Ohio in 1815. In 1842 with her husband went to Washington, Iowa where they lived until their death. Children: Thomas Latta b. Malvern, Ohio May 2, 1841; d. on steam boat on Ohio River and buried at Caird, Ill. John Calvin b. August 16, 1843, served in 23rd Regt. Iowa, Vol. in 1862. Isabelle J. b. November 4, 1846. Mary Emeline b. January 8, 1849. Elizabeth E. b. July 24, 1851. Elvira J. b. March 15, 1854. Sarah b. March 28, 1856. David C. b. April 28, 1861.
209 ELIZA (6) b. February 28, 1818; d. August 20, 1896; m. Alexander Simpson.  Lived near Carrolltown, Ohio in 1903. Children: Alice A. Emma M. Thomas Latta.
210 MARY (6) b. June 20, 1820; d. at Malvern, Ohio January 19, 1905. Single.  Owned and lived on farm where her father settled in 1815, near Malvern, Ohio.
*47 RACHEL (6). Married: John Palmer ,Their Daughter; *48 Mary Isabelle Palmer (7),  Married: William H Latta of Branch No.27.
211 SAMUEL (6). Eldest boy. Died in infancy.
50 WILLIAM (6).
212 JOHN (6) b. January 8, 1830; d. December 25, 1853 at Malvern, Ohio. Single.  Went to Iowa in 1852. Taught school.
213 CALISTA (6) b. 1832; m. Dr. David L. Moncreif. Lived at Onville, Wayne Co., Ohio where she died January 1, 1856. One child.

                                                                                      23 MOSES (5) LATTA

William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born No. of Ireland, March 26, 1791; d. December 11, 1884; m. Nancy McGraw March 25, 1814. She was b. June 25, 1796 and d. at Frankfort, Ross Co., Ohio March 25, 1850. He settled in Crawford Co., Pa in 1801. Afterwards went to a farm near Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio then to Frankfort, Ohio. Lived there in 1846. He fought with Com. Perry in Lake Erie and was complimented by him on his bravery. He was called Daddy Moses to distinguish from others.

Children all born in Crawford Co, Pa.:
51 WILLIAM (6).
52 JAMES (6).
53 JOHN (6).
214 THOMAS (6) b. December 10, 1834; d. June 6, 1872 at home of his brother, Dr. S.R. Latta, Camden, Mo. Single.
215 ELIZABETH (6) b. Nov. 18, 1818 d. January 18, 1898; m. Thomas Blair on Aug. 28, 1845 (Ross Co., OH Marriages). Lived some years in Ohio, then in Bates Co., Mo. where both died. Children: John lived in California. Samuel in Iowa. David and Frank in Bates Co., Mo. James in California. Mary in Iowa.
216 ANNA (6) b. March 14, 1820; d. January 27, 1893. Single. School teacher.
217 RACHEL (6) b. January 31, 1829. In 1903 lived with her sister at New Plymouth, Vinton Co., Ohio.
218 JANE (6) b. September 5, 1826; d. October 17, 1885; m. Alvin Finley, a "Mayflower" descendant, April 16, 1855; d. October 17, 1885. She was a bright correspondent. Children: Herbert C. m. Mahala C. Aplin. Helen Latta m. Robert E. Stephenson, who in 1921 lived at Lancaster, Ohio, and said that a John and Jane Latta, his wife, are buried in an old cemetery at Lancaster. (Supposed to be of branch No. 36). Anna Faye. Thomas Harry. Robert Alvin.
219 MARY T. (6) b. May 10, 1824; d. single at New Plymouth, Ohio December 11, 1900. For a long time was school teacher in public schools at Chilicothe, Ohio.

                                                                                        24 WILLIAM (5) LATTA

William (4) Samuel (3) ____(2) ____(1) Born: Oct. 17, 1785. In: Donegal, Ireland. Died: Nov. 16, 1846. in: Cincinnati, Ohio. Married: Jane McConahey, Jan 17,1822. She was Born: Oct. 9, 1799, The first white child born in So. Shenango Tp. Pa. She Died: Nov. 19, 1869. She was the sister to his Brother's 25 John (5) Latta's wife. When William was 18 teen years of age he served with Com. Perry at Lake Erie in the War of 1812. He and his partner helped to build the Erie Canal, but was driven into Bankruptcy by the Venture. In 1845 moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1846 went to Madison, Ind. all but Robert & Cooper.

220 THOMAS F. (6) Born: Crawford Co., PA. March 17, 1831. Died: March 20, 1848. In: Cincinnati, Ohio. Single.
221 ELIZABETH R. (6) Born: Oct 27, 1822. In: Crawford Pa. Died: Feb 2, 1873. Married: William Royal, March 13, 1845. Moved to Hamilton Ohio in 1857 then Cass Co., Neb. Children; James Latta Royal, Born: 1845. M. W. Royal, Born 1849. Elizabeth Royal, Born: 1854. William A. Royal, Born 1858. John Royal, Born 1860. Mary E Royal, Born 1863.
222 MARGARET S.(6) Born: July 19, 1833. In: Crawford Pa. Died: July 4, 1837.
223 MARY JANE (6) Born: Dec. 18, 1835. In: Cincinnati, Ohio. Died: July 19, 1854. In: Neb.

                                                                                      25 JOHN (5) LATTA

William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Crawford Co., Pa. March 9, 1801 on land had had been seded by the Shenango Indians in 1795 and first opened for settlement in 1796; d. at Fletcher, Neb. November 1, 1884; m. Mary McConahey (sister to his brother William's wife), January 2, 1834. She was born at Crawford Co., January 30, 1804; d. April 23, 1904. It is said that six McConahey brothers, each more than six feet tall, with spear and battle-axe marched three on the right hand and three on the left hand, of King Robert Bruce, the good King of Scotland, at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. Four of these were killed there. In 1849 the family moved down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi River by steamboat where they settled in a log cabin in Washington, Iowa. John and Mary lived a long and eventful life, moving finally to Nebraska. With his mother heard the guns of the Battle of Lake Erie, in War of 1812.


59 JAMES McCONAHEY (6) b. September 22, 1834.
60 ROBERT RAY "Freck" (because of his freckles) (6) born March 4, 1836.
224 MARGARET STORY (6) b. near Jamestown, in Crawford Co., Pa. February 26, 1838; m. Pressley M. Cain, brother to her brother Robert's wife, at Hawleyville, Iowa April 9, 1857. He enlisted in the 4th Iowa Battery in 1862. In 1901 she lived at Montrose, Colo. Children: John A., Mary E., James Pressley, William Latta, Anna, Ralph, and Louise.
225 WILLIAM McCOBB (6) b. Crawford Co., Pa abt. 1840. Enlisted in 1862 in "B" Co. 29th Iowa Inf. After campaigning through Mo. and Tenn. while on a long march through the swamps of Ark. he was seized with a virulent fever, fell out of the ranks, lay in the woods with three others for three days, was picked up by a supply train, taken into Little Rock, Ark. where he died the next day, October 6, 1863. He was buried in National Cemetery, Little Rock. His sister Margaret had the family Bible with records.

61 JOHN ERSKINE (6) b. in Crawford Co., PA abt. 1844.
226 MARY ELIZABETH (6) b. in Crawford Co., Pa. abt. 1845; m. her cousin, Dr. John McConahey, September 25, 1862. Lived at Blair, Neb. in 1903. Children: Elmer, Ernest, Mabel, Robert, Lula, Molly, and Everett. In 1903 she lived in Blair, Nebraska.
227 ISABELLE F. "Belle"(6) b. Carroll Co., Ohio in 1847; m. Stephen Davis on September 25, 1862. Children: Mary Olive, Pressley, Maud, Robert, Winnie, and Carl. In 1902 she lived on a farm near Fletcher, Nebraska.

                                                                                       26 EPHRAIM (6) LATTA

Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born October 24, 1823; d. December 2, 1906; he and his wife are buried in the Sewickley United Presbyterian Cemetery, Schenley Heights, Westmoreland County, PA; m. Jane Dick, daughter of John and Maria (McClintock) Dick February 26, 1857. She was born February 16, 1836; d. July 15, 1924. In 1882 lived at Sewickley, Pa.; in 1903, at West Newton, Pa. Farmer.

All children born in Pennsylvania:
228 MARTHA ANN (7) b. January 10, 1858; d. June 20, 1879.
229 EMMA JANE (7) b. August 20, 1859; d. June 17, 1865.
230 CLARA BELLE (7) b. January 15, 1861; d. May 14, 1863.
231 JAMES ELMER (7) b. April 15, 1864; d. June 14, 1870; buried in the Sewickley United Presbyterian Cemetery, Westmoreland Co., PA.
232 WILLIAM EDGAR (7) b. July 18, 1868; d. June 23, 1870.
233 ALMA NETTIE (7) b. June 18, 1871; m. George Hough in 1895. In 1934 lived at Smithton, Pa. R.V.D. Children: Carl Painter b. May 11, 1828. Elizabeth m. George Willard.  Lavina May m. Arthur Manuel. Mary Rittie m. Elmer Barkley. Clifford.
234 ELIZABETH MYRTLE ("Lizzie Myrtle" on tombstone) (7) b. May 3, 1875; d. May 16, 1889; buried in the Sewickley United Presbyterian Cemetery, Westmoreland Co., PA.

*******(other burials in the SEWICKLEY UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY: a second "Lizzie M. Latta", birth not shown, died March 30, 1874. There is also a "Martha Latta" birth not shown, died March 1, 1861. Also a "Maryiana Latta", birth not shown, died June 2, 1878, a "Sarah Latta", b. June 1, 1880, d. Sept. 22, 1905; and a "Robert Latta", birth not given, died Apr. 17, 1850.)

                                                                                           27 WILLIAM WESLEY (6) LATTA

Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Cumberland Valley, Md. (?) May 25, 1833; d. at Ruffs Dale, Pa. August 8, 1896; m. Henrietta Wheeler Lakin, daughter of Wesley and Sarah A. Lakin January 17, 1871. In 1890 lived at Waltz's Mills, Pa. Farmer. She was born September 30, 1850; d. April 8, 1920.

Children all born in Westmoreland Co., Pa.:
235 CORA LUELLA (7) b. March 28, 1875; m. Christopher Hendrickson May 19, 1896. In 1934 lived at Derry, Pa. Children: Frank b. April 18, 1898; m. Ethel Croyle at
Cumberland, Pa. Henrietta A. b. July 26, 1802; m. Donald Ruffner October 18, 1922. Kenneth b. 1904. Marjorie H. b. June 29, 1908.
236 SARAH ANN (7) b. December 29, 1876; d. at Waltz's Mills, Westmoreland Co., Pa. October 5, 1898; m. Marion Jefferson Kelley November 23, 1893 at Greensburg, Pa. In 1931 lived in Connellsville, Pa. One child, John Millard Kelley.
237 ELIZABETH ETTA PEARL (7) b. February 28, 1882; d. June 1940 in Painesville, OH.  Married Earl Courtwright, blacksmith, March 16, 1900. He was b. in Greene Co., Pa. March 15, 1873. In 1938 lived at Painesville, Ohio. 8 children: Burrell Howard b. July 10, 1901; m. Margaret R. Bennett May 10, 1935. He was born at Hunkers, Pa. Mildred Luella b. at Hunkers, Pa. December 3, 1902; m. James C. Brown, contractor carpenter November 6, 1909. In 1938 they lived at 491 Chardon St., Painesville, Ohio. She gave me the history of her father and his descendants. James Brown is an artist in wood work. He inherited from his grandfather, who was noted for the work. It was called the Pease Hollow Wooden Ware. Mr. Brown makes sugar bowls with covers, cigar and cigarette boxes, inside black walnut, white wood victory vases, combination spool sets, pin cushions, and other useful and novel articles. Guy Benard b. August 17, 1905 at Fairchance, Pa; d. at Hunkers, Pa. May 10, 1906. Edith Iona b. August 13, 1905 at Hunkers Pa.; d. there April 3, 1910. Sara Jean b. at Watervleit, N.Y. August 9, 1911; m. Paul J. Megninis October 17, 1933; one son, Paul J., b. September 1, 1934; in 1935 living at 6540 Yale Ave., Chicago, Ill. Alice Lillian b. at Watervleit, N.Y. October 4, 1916; d. November 25, 1917; buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, N.Y. Robert Earl b. December 2, 1921 at Painesville, Ohio. John Latta b. at Watervleit, N.Y. September 13, 1914.
238 GERTRUDE EVELYN (7) b. April 1, 1895; died March 29, 1948 at Irwin, PA.  Married Andrew Battiston, theater owner, June 1915. He was b. in Italy June 5, 1895. In 1930 lived at Yukon, Pa. Children:  Richard Latta Battiston, b. April 15, 1916 at Watervliet, N.Y. and Wallace Leo Battiston, b. at Yukon, Pa. January 19, 1925. Reid, twin with Wallace, lived 6 months.

                                                                                  28 JOSEPH SHAW (6) LATTA

Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Westmoreland Co., Pa. January 6, 1840; d. from an accident at Clay Center, Kan. July 5, 1899; m. Susan Granfell at Cadiz, Ohio February 11, 1869. She was born at Franklin Twp, Harrison Co., Ohio May 25,1851; d. at Denver, Co. January 10, 1925. In 1878 they lived in Dickinson Co, Kan.; in 1883 in Clay Co., Kan.; in 1914 to 1925 at Denver, Colo. Farmer.

239 DELLA KATHERINE (7) b. Westmoreland Co., Pa. December 24, 1869; m. William R. Wilson at Clay Center, Kan. December 4, 1890. One child, Pauline, b. December 6, 1893, m. J.S. Bartley. In 1937 Della lived at Oakland, Calif.
240 JENNIE (7) b. Westmoreland Co., Pa. January 21, 1873; d. at Leonardsville, Kan.
July 19, 1898; m. twice. (1) N.C. Buckley, of Clay Center, Kan.; one child, Mona May. (2) Jesse Myers at Junction City, Kan. No issue.
241 MYRTLE (7) b. at Urichville, Ohio September 24, 1876; m. Albert B. Carey at Clay Center, Kan. August 30, 1899. In 1914 lived at Concordia, Kan. Four children: Alice.  Virginia. Nancy. Mary.
242 JOSEPH CRAIG (7) b. in Dickinson Co., Kan. February 23, 1878; m. Alzira McGough in Butte, Mont. January 1909; d. there March 4, 1914. Was Sergeant in 22d Kan.
Vols. in Cuban War.
243 LeROY (7) b. in Dickinson Co., Kan. December 4, 1880. Single. Was Corporal in 22d Kan. Vols., in Cuban War. Painter.
244 JOHN (7) b. November 20, 1880; d. 8 months old.
245 WALTER CLYDE (7) b. Dickinson Co., Kan. January 11, 1884. In 1937 he lived at Denver, Colo. Sworn in World War, but not assigned.

                                                                                       29 ABRAHAM SMITH (6) LATTA

Moses (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born before 1803 (because he married in Pa. in 1824, and was probably of age), on a farm near Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio; m. Mahala Skiles of Mercersburg, Pa. (daughter of James Skiles). Surgeon in the Mexican War. Lived in Maryland in 1828. Went to Caledonia, Ill. about 1847. Afterwards to Murphysboro, Ill. where his wife died in 1853.  On March 23, 1854, he married Mahala Nichols in Jackson County, IL.  Abraham died on April 4, 1854.  After his death, his second wife Mahala, married John Tuthill in Vergennes, Illinois, on July 26, 1855, and they had several children.  In the 1880 census for Vergennes, Jackson County, IL, she is living with her son, Daniel Tuthill, and it states that she is 73, and was born in Kentucky.  In the 1870 census, she is living with her son, David Tuttle, and it states that she was born in NY.

A warranty deed from Moses Latta to Abraham Smith Latta, April 1, 1839, conveys a lot in Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio. For his Will see my Loose Leaf Book of Wills.

246 CLARISSA JANE (7) m. Isaac Worthington, at Caledonia (now Olmstead), Ill. about 1845. She died in 1889 and he died in 1869, both buried in the family burial ground, Holiday Cemetery, Caledonia. Children: Jennie and Jefferson were twins. Florence M. Eliza Jane. Martha Emma. Clara Latta. Laura Victoria. In 1913 some of them lived in the old home at Olmstead, Ill. Martha m. John B. Kimball about 1892, in Murphysboro, Ill. where they lived. Lived also at Metropolis, Ill.. with her daughter, Clara, who was b. in August 1886. In 1913 Mrs. Kimball and her daughter lived at St. Louis, Mo.
247 MARY SCOTT (7) b. in Maryland August 1828; m. Francis McConnell December 1853, in Murphysboro or Grand Tower, Ill. They lived at Greenfield, Ohio, then at Lawrence, Kan. where she died and was buried April 1890. He was killed by accident at Tacoma, Wash. in May 1889. Children: James Edward. Watson McLean. Llewlyn d. about 1876.
248 ELIZABETH McADOO (7) b. about 1886; m. Nathan T. Eakin of Murphysboro, Ill in 1852. He died in 1884, and was buried there. Children: (1) Ida Annette d. November 1887, buried at Murphysboro, Ill m. Franklin Imhoff. Children: Elsie May. Ralph Eakin. Charles Summer. Marry Andrew. Edith Eliza. (2) Minnie Belle d. April 1896. (3) Maud Evelyn m. J. W. Myzelle August 1888.
249 NANCY WALLACE (7) m. Benjamin F. Hall, at Murphysboro, Ill about 1854; d. there about 1872. Four children.
250 SARAH VICTORIA (7) b. at Murphysboro, Ill.
251 MARGARET EMMA (7) d. at Murphysboro, Ill in 1898; m. Benjamin F. Hall at Cairo, Ill. February 1874. Two children. One was Franklin B., cashier of Murphysboro, First National Bank. In 1928 after the death of his mother, went to Los Angeles, Calif.

                                                                                    30 FINLEY (6) LATTA

John (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Ross Co., Ohio May 30, 1818; d. January 30, 1886 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; m. Eliza B. Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio on March 10, 1841. For 33 years was an engineer on Cincinnati Fire Department.

69 LEONIDAS L. (7).
252 MARY M. (7) b. September 16, 1846; d. in 1912. In 1907 lived at Cincinnati, Ohio. No issue.

                                                                               31 ALEXANDER BONNER (6) LATTA

John (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Clermont, Ross Co., Ohio June 21, 1821 on a farm near Chillicothe; d. at Ludow, Ky. April 28, 1865; m. Elizabeth A. Pawson, daughter of William and Hannah Pawson, October 1, 1847. She was born at Cincinnati, January 10, 1829. He was an inventor and had taken out 20 patents. For his Biography see Appleton's Cyc. of Am. Biog. Vol. 3., p. 628. Also see my Loose Leaf Scrap Book. In 1852 at Cincinnati, he invented the first steam fire engine which he constructed in nine months and which was tried on January 1, 1853. In October 1853 he constructed a second, which contained several improvements, and received a gold medal at the Ohio Mechanics Institution in 1854. The November 24, 1853 issue of the London (England) Illustrated News (Steam Fire Engines at Cincinnati), states that it is the first steam engine in the world. See also History of Cincinnati Fire Department, pp. 103, 114. In 1863-5 he introduced the manufacture of aerated bread in Cincinnati. He also made improvements in oil well machinery. His brother, Edmiston, was connected with him in his patents and work. His adult life was spent in Cincinnati. He and family buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati. Listed as Alexander Bonnet Latta in Virtual American Biographies at

LATTA, Alexander Bonnet, inventor, born in Ross county, Ohio, 11 June, 1821; died in Ludlow, Kentucky, 28 April, 1865. At an early age he worked in a cotton-factory, and subsequently in the navy yard in Washington, D.C. After becoming an expert mechanic he settled in Cincinnati, where he operated the first iron planing-machine that ever was used in that city. He became foreman of a ma-chine-shop, and constructed for the Little Miami railroad the first locomotive that was built west of the Alleghany mountains, he invented and patented a series of improvements in railway appliances, a few of which he succeeded in introducing. In 1852 he invented a steam fire-engine, which he constructed in nine months, and which was tried on 1 January, 1853. In October, 1853, he con-strutted a second, which contained several improvements and received a gold medal at the Ohio Mechanics' institute fair in 1854. He continued to build steam fire-engines until 1862, when he retired from active business. The boiler of Mr. Latta's engine was constructed of two square chambers, one within the other, the space between which chambers was the steam and water space of the boiler. The inner chamber, which was the fire-box, was filled by a series of horizontal layers of tubes arranged diagonally over each other, but forming one continuous coil. The water entered this coil at the lower end and passed upward into the annular space, where it was evaporated. Upon arriving at the scene of the fire, the rear of the engine was raised off the ground and supported by means of screws on the sides of the boiler, and the hind-wheels, thus clearing the ground, acted as fly-wheels. In 1863-'5 Mr. Latta introduced the manufacture of aerated bread into Cincinnati. He also made improvements in oil-well machinery.

253 LAURA NEWSON (7) b. September 29, 1850; d. November 16, 1859.
254 LUELLA M. (7) b. December 13, 1862; d. August 26, 1889 at Cincinnati.
255 ALEXANDER B. (7) b. May 13, 1865; d. December 15, 1872, at Ludlow, Ky.

                                                                                    32 JOHN (6) LATTA

James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Married Kersah Shields (Listed as Kesiah Shields in the Ross Co., OH Marriages - married on Oct. 7, 1830).

256 JOSEPH (7).
257 PHEBE (7).
258 RUHAMA (7).

                                                                                  33 WILLIAM (6) LATTA

James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Westmoreland Co., Pa. December 13, 1807; d. at Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio, May 4, 1878; m. Sarah Nashua Foster in Ross Co., Ohio October 10, 1831. (Ross Co., Ohio Marriages say Nov. 10, 1831) She was born there June 11, 1912; d. January 26, 1877.   He inherited the farm in Concord Township, Ross County, OH, owned by his uncle Samuel Latta (#147), who had no children of his own.

259 PHEBE JANE (7) b. September 19, 1832; d. May 25, 1904.
260 MARGARET NANCY (7) b. May 15, 1834; d. April 30, 1904; m. Alex. Peairs in Ross Co., Ohio January 25, 1858. He died July 15, 1903. Children: William L. lived at Roxabel, Ohio. James R. Frank M. Jennie L. Mary. Ruth A. Stella M. Jessie M.
261 ELLENORA REEVES (7) b. December 3, 1839. In 1906 lived at So. Salem, Ohio.
262 AARON SMITH (7) b. June 30, 1843; d. September 7, 1845.
263 SARAH A. (7) d. September 1912; m. Strauder J. Parrett. Children: W.L. in 1937 lived at 807 No. Wilson Place, Los Angeles, Calif. Frank lived at Good Hope, Ohio. Mrs. Bina Hogers, at Lyndon, Ohio. S.J. Parrett of So. Salem, Ohio, wrote: "I married Sarah A. Latta. The village of Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio was named after Moses Latta (family 14). He built about the first house, a log part of it in 1906 was standing. At the present time it is only a hamlet; all the land has passed to other hands. Only about 100 acres are still in the name of Ellenora Latta in 1906. A few days ago I visited the old cemetery at Concord Presbyterian Church, 1/2 mile from Lattaville. Here all the old Latta's are buried. Quite a number of them a long time ago. The stones are dimly marked. I think there are 100 of them. Family records were carelessly kept or lost."

"A. Frank Parrett of South Salem, was born, bred and educated in Buckskin Township, Ross County. He is the eldest son of Strawder J. Parrett, whose father, George Parrett, came from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1814 and settled on the second tract of land surveyed in Buckskin Township. Frederick Parrett, father of George and grandfather of Strawder Parrett, served in the Continental Army and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. The founder of the Virginia family of Parretts came from Switzerland to America as early as 1730; settled in the colony of Virginia and raised a family of seven sons, every one of whom served as a soldier in the war for American independence. ....Strawder Parrett was married to Sarah A., daughter of William Latta, a native of Pennsylvania of Irish descent who settled in Ohio about the year 1800..."

                                                                                          34 SAMUEL (6) LATTA

James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____(2) ____(1) Born in Pa. About Feb 9, 1810. Died in Ross County, OH on Sept. 3, 1869. The estate of "Samuel C. Latta" was probated on September 8, 1869, and Aaron Parrett, Andrew Ross and Joseph Leile were listed as bondsmen.  Married : Nancy E. Wallace in So. Salem, Ohio (Ross Co. Marriages say Dec. 4, 1832 - also listed Samuel as Samuel Latta, Jr.). She was Born: 1811 Died: Apr. 27, 1885. Buried: So Salem, Ohio. In 1906 some of the children lived in Bloomfield, Iowa. 

264 ANNA D (7) Married Twice: 1) Aaron Parrett 2) John M. Coyner. She was Buried: Ca.
265 MARGARET (7)
266 JAMES (7) Died age 6.
267 MARY M (7) Born: July 27, 1847. Died: Sept. 2, 1852.

                                                                                   35 JAMES (6) LATTA

James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Married Tabitha Parish (Listed as Tabitha Parrish in the Ross Co, OH Marriages - on Nov. 5, 1835); both born, married at died at Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio.

268 MARY J. (7) m. two times. First to Benjamin Holt, one child, Rose Lee. Second time to John Fuller, Ross Co., Ohio, one child, Nellie, who married Forrest Keaton and lived in Chicago.
269 VICTORIA (7) m. Banner Lawhead at Ross Co., Ohio. No issue. In 1915 he lived at Lattasville, Ohio. Married again.
270 SARAH (7).

                                                                           36 MOSES McCLURE (6) LATTA

James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born on a farm near Lattasville, Ross Co., Ohio; m. Elizabeth Nichols on Oct. 4, 1836 (Ross Co., Oh Marriages). Lived at Lattasville until 1866, then moved to Winfield, Henry Co., Ohio. Died there.

Children all born at Lattasville.
271 JOHN MARLIN (7) b. October 3, 1843; m. Rebecca See (daughter of Rev. Michael See) at Grandview, Iowa May 17, 1866. In 1915 lived at Washington, Iowa.
272 ALCETUS DAILY (7) b. October 3, 1845; m. Mary Jane Thompson (daughter of Wm. and Jane (Shellabarger) Thompson at Grandview, Iowa 1867. In 1915 lived at Bloomfield, Iowa.
273 HARVEY MARCELLUS (7) b. July 22, 1847; m. Grace Ella Holeman at Muscatine, Iowa in 1869. In 1915 lived at Belknap, Iowa.
274 ALICE MARIA (7) b. July 8, 1857; m. James Thompson Nichols January 11, 1881. Died November 13, 1915. She lived at Osage City, Kan.
275 MARY J. (7) died in infancy.
276 ORVILLA (7) died in infancy.

                                                                                      37 JAMES (6) LATTA

Moses (5) Samuel (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Ballough, County Donegal, Ireland April 23, 1811; d. October 1897; m. Sarah Hamilton Anderson May 12, 1848 at St. John,N.B. Canada. Moved to Philadelphia, Pa in 1848; to Burlington, N.J. May 4, 1898. 

277 SARAH ELIZABETH TAYLOR (7) b. Burlington, N.J. October 2, 1868; d. there May 14, 1871.
278 JANE (7) b. May 14, 1871 Burlington, N.J. Lived there in 1937 at 339 Ferwood Avenue.

                                                                                              38 JANE (6) LATTA

Moses (5) Samuel (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Donegal, Ireland April 23, 1813; d. at Boston, Mass. March 5, 1879. Lived at Chipman, Queens Co., N.B., Canada.
Married: HENRY PUTNAM of Montreal, Canada, born in 1820. Served in the Mexican War.  Enlisted at Boston, Mass. October 19, 1846 for five years. Assigned to Battery "D" 1st U.S. Art.; was transferred to Battery "K" 1st U.S. Art. Honorably discharged as a private November 30, 1847 at New Orleans, La. on a surgeons certificate of disability on account of loss of two fingers on right hand from an accidental wound from an axe. He enlisted in the Civil War Co. "C" 2d. Regt. Mass. Vol. Heavy Art. July 6, 1863 and mustered in the service of the U.S. August 4, 1863 for three years as a private. Promoted Corporal. Honorably discharged June 13, 1865 for disability. She was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, near Boston, Mass. * Her children, for family reasons, took their mother's maiden name in order of the Court in Boston, Mass. in 1881, after her death.
Children: All born at Boston, Mass:
279 JAMES HENRY (7) b. at Boston, December 11, 1848; d. there September 4, 1877. Single.
280 MARGARET JANE (7) b. November 13, 1848; d. at Hyde Park, Mass. September 1, 1884; m. Herbert A. Maxwell of Syracuse, N.Y. at Boston, July 26, 1870. Children: Ruth Agnes and Edith. Ruth was b. at Chelsea, Mass. December 25, 1871; d. at Hyde Park, Mass. March 17, 1907; m. Herbert Day at Hyde Park February 22, 1894; Lieut. in the World War. Two children, Dorothy and Marjory. Dorothy m. Hildreth Payne in 1920; two children: Hildreth b. in 1924, and Robert b. in 1926. Marjory m. Otis Melin in 1896. Edith b. December 12, 1874 at Boston, Mass. m. John Barnard. In 1934 they lived at 144 Sergeant Street, Needham, Mass. One child, Ruth, who m. Harold M. Fisher and they have two children, Lois b. in 1921 and Marjory b. in 1925.
281 ANNA (7) b. April 26, 1854; d. May 27, 1855.
282 GEORGE ROBINSON (7) b. at Boston, Mass. December 2, 1858; d. ____. Single.
283 MATILDA MACDONALD (7) b. at Boston, Mass. August 15, 1856; d. at Provincetown, Mass. Feb. ____, 1929; m. Charles Egbert Perry of Salem, Mass. at Boston
January 8, 1876; d. at Provincetown, Mass. July 25, 1913. Children: 1) Charles Egbert b. February ____ 1879; in 1939 lived at 58 Childs Street, Hyde Park, Mass; m. Cassie ____.  Children: Eleanor. Louis. Charles, Jr. b. May 24, 1905. 2) Elsie Lucetta b. ____; m. twice, first to Baron Emory Kenison April 3, 1900, one son, Irving Perry, adopted by his grandmother and name changed to Theodore Irvin Perry. After his death, Elsie m. E.C. Knapp, who was born in New York City, one son, Eugene, b. in 1905; m. Miram Idleman April 1930; d. 1933. (3) Irving Chester. (4) Lewis G. m. Helene L. Mettelal at Brookline, Mass. April 4, 1936.

                                                                                         39 JOHN (6) LATTA

Moses (5) John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Unity Tp. Westmoreland Co., Pa. March 2, 1836; d. February 19, 1920 at Greensburg, Pa. Married twice, 1) Emma A. Hope, daughter of C.C. Hope of Uniontown, Pa. September 12, 1865. 2) Rose McClellan, daughter of E.R. McClellan, of Ludwick Borough, Pa. December 25, 1877. She was born at Talledega, Ala. January 28, 1854; d. 1913. He was buried in St. Clair Cemetery, graduate of Yale Univ. Law School in 1859. In November 1859 admitted to the Bar of Westmoreland Co. State Senator in 1863. In 1871-2State Legislator for two terms. On January 1, 1874, office of Lieut. Gov. was created, and he was elected to that office that year, being the first to hold the position. In 1870 returned to Greensburg and resumed the practice of law. Vestryman in the Episcopal Church. Mason. Knight Templer and Royal Arch Mason. Member of the A.O.U.W.
Children by first wife:
77 CUTHBERT HOPE (7) b. 1866.
284 MARY MAUD (7) b. March 15, 1868 at Greensburg, Pa.; m. W.B. Ryan who in 1904 was General Traffic Mgr. of Tehuantipec R.R. in Mexico City. Children: John Latta.  William. Richard. Elizabeth. ____.
285 ISABELLA G. (7) b. February 17, 1875. In 1914 lived at Pleasant Unity, Pa.
286 ALICE (7) b. October 9, 1870; d. 1872. Children by second wife:
287 ROSE McCLELLAN (7) b. December 21, 1879; d. at Hammond, Ind. 1913; m. twice, first to James Thompson Brunot September 4, 1901. He d. August 14, 1902. One child, James T. b. July 24, 1903. Second husband, Murray Turner, of Hammond, Ind.
288 JOSEPHINE MARIE (7) b. July 23, 1881; m. Richard H. Jamison.
289 JOHN (7) b. May 15, 1883.
78 THOMAS POLLARD (70 b. 1885.
290 SARAH MARGUERITE (7) b. October 18, 1886. Lived Greensburg, Pa. in 1913.
291 RUTH (7) b. September 3, 1891; d. February 23, 1892.

                                                                                   40 JOHN CALVIN (6) LATTA

Thomas (5) John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Westmoreland Co., Pa. June 10, 1840; m. Susan Catherine Bair in 1864. In 1878 went to Holden, Jackson Co., Kan. Located on a farm there. Died January 27, 1894.

292 HERBERT CHALMERS (7) b. April 9, 1865; d. April 21, 1896.
79 THOMAS CLIFFORD (7) b. 1866.
293 JOHN CALVIN (7) b. March 18, 1868; m. Mrs. Maud Vaughn, November 18,1902. Located at Forest Grove, Oregon.
80 MAURICE COOPER (7) b. 1869.
294 ALEXANDER CLARK (7) b. October 10, 1871. Farmer at Jackson Co., Kan.  Post office address Mayetta, Kan. Lived on the Pottawattmy Indian Reservation. Single.
81 RAYMOND CECIL (7) b. 1873.
295 EDGAR CLINTON (7) b. July 14, 1876. Farming the home land near Holton, Kan. in 1904. Single.
296 LUELLA CLARE (7) b. October 12, 1878.
297 ANNA CLARICE (7) b. March 7, 1881.


The Holton Signal (Holton, Kansas) Wed. Jan. 31, 1894


                                                                                         41 ROBERT (6) LATTA

Samuel (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born ____; m. Mary Smith of Kalamazoo, Mich. Had one son who died at six years of age and was buried beside his father in Carmel Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Ind.{1996 Note: This Name was added as an overlay of paper}
298 BOURNEY (7) died when six years of age.

                                                                                         42 JOHN BRIGGS (6) LATTA

James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born near Lattaville, Ross Co., Ohio January 30, 1823; d. at San Diego, Calif. November 26, 1896. Physician. Buried in family lot at Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa Co., Iowa. Married twice. First to Martha A. Crow November 1, 1847. She was born at Smithfield, Jefferson Co., Ohio October 23, 1827, died of consumption May 29, 1876. Buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa. Second wife was Mattie R. Rippey married May 15, 1879. She was born in Indiana September 1, 1846; d. April 21, 1880. She is also buried in the Grandview Cemetery. He claimed that Alex. B. and Edmiston Latta, Branch 10, inventors of the steam fire engine, were his cousins. See Loose Leaf Book for possible connections, 3 and 10. {1996 Note: Robert H. Latta must have found that 31 Alex B. Latta was part of this branch and Not Branch 10, Seeing he moved Alex and Edminston to this branch}
Children by first wife:
299 MARCELLUS RUSH (7) b. July 6, 1850 at Grandview, Iowa; d. there March 1,1871. Buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa.
300 ELMER FREMONT or Elmer I. (on tombstone) (7) b. October 19, 1852 at Grandview, Iowa; d. of consumption at Unadilla, Neb. January 29, 1894; m. Nellie Farnsworth of Muscatine, Iowa September 2, 1879. He was buried in the family lot at Grandview Cemetery. Physician and druggist. No children. In 1925 she was living in Los Angeles, Calif.
301 MARTHA ISABELLE (7) b. August 17, 1854; d. March 23, 1857; buried Grandview.
302 FLORA A. (7) b. December 25, 1856; d. May 28, 1857; b. in the Grandview Cemetery (tombstone says b. 1857; d. 1857)
303 NELLIE ELIZABETH (7) b. Grandview, Iowa August 20, 1861; buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Louisa County, Iowa (tombstone says "Nellie E. Hoffman"); m. Fred J. Huffman. Lived at Mather, Wis. In 1925 lived at Los Angeles, Calif. Children: Hazel and Fritz.
304 EVERETT KNOX (7) b. July 25, 1862; m. Nettie Clayton. In 1897 living in San Diego, Calif.
305 ANNA LORETTA (7) b. Grandview, Iowa January 13, 1864; m. Frank Evans June 18, 1890. In 1925 lived at Los Angeles, Calif.
306 WINNIE REAM (7) b. June 4, 1869; m. George Nelson. Lived in Los Angeles, Calif.

Children by second wife:
307 GUY R. (7) b. April 8, 1880. In 1925 lived at San Diego, Calif.

                                                                               43 SAMUEL NICHOLS (6) LATTA

James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Ross Co., Ohio May 31, 1818; d. May 11, 1880 of heart disease. Married twice. First to Sarah A. Thompson July 30, 1840, daughter of William and Mary Nichols Thompson, in Louisa County, Iowa. She was born March 24, 1823; d. December 29, 1905. Divorced in 1860. Second wife Mrs. Nina M. Irwin, nee Youst of Camden, Ohio. She was born in Pa. October 23, 1833; m. January 1863. Presbyterian. This biography was taken from the United States Biographical Dictionary, Vo. L at Topeka, Kan. Samuel N. Latta was one of the pioneers of Kansas, and emigrated to that State on the passage of the Kansas and Nebraska Bill. The early pioneers of Kansas were men of principal, ready to sacrifice all selfish impulses on behalf of justice and right, and among the most distinguished and patriotic liberty loving hosts who immigrated to Kansas on the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. There were none more devoted and true than Hon. Samuel Nichols Latta, one of the Supreme judges elected under the Topeka Constitution. He was of Scotch-Irish descent on the Latta side, and on his mother's side (Isabelle Nichols) of English descent. The father was a mechanic and woolen manufacturer and for a time carried on farming in Louisa Co., Iowa to which place he emigrated in 1840. He had merely a common school education, until after he acquired the age of manhood, when he studied law, and graduated at the Cincinnati College in 1849. He was admitted to the practice in the Supreme Courts of Ohio and Iowa where he practiced law until he removed to Kansas in April, 1855. On removing to Kansas he purchased a claim adjoining the City of Leavenworth. During the summer of 1855 he was recognized as a leader of the Free State Party and in the fall of that year was elected a member of the convention which framed the Topeka Constitution in which he was an active, influential member. The Free State party, on the adoption of that Constitution by the people, determined on a thorough organization, and the election of state officers. Judge Latta was a member of the State Convention and was nominated for and elected and again re-elected one of the Supreme judges of the State of Kansas. But as Kansas was not admitted under that Constitution, the bench was never organized for official business. In subsequent struggles of the free State Party he was a most active participant. He was one of the armed party who defended Gov. Reeder in his first address at Leavenworth on behalf of the Free State course. The same year, 1855, Gen. James H. Lane, came to Leavenworth to address the people, and the border ruffians assailed him with threats of his life. Lane had his revolver laid upon the table and commenced speaking and Judge Latta and others organized a force for his protection and amid cried of "hang him", "kill him" triumphantly sustained the freedom of speech in defiance of an almost overwhelming opposition in which courage and nerve prevailed over brute force. When the City of Lawrence was assailed in what was known as the Nebraska war, in the fall of 1855, he was the first to rally to its defense and by his influence largely a force was raised at Leavenworth to help succor the historic city, when even the homes and lives of the patriotic people of Leavenworth were threatened. In all memorable engagements between Free State and border ruffian forces, in the conflicts of 1855, 1856, and 1857 Judge Latta's influence and personal efforts were recognized as a power in the defense of the right. After the success of the Free State and Republican party in 1860, on the accession of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency, this patriotic statesman, recognizing the services of Judge Latta, on behalf of freedom, appointed him agent of the Indians in the Upper Missouri in which capacity he had charge of the seven tribes of Sioux, Arickarees, Mandans, Assiniboians, Gros Ventres and Crows, extending up the Missouri River from Ft. Randall, Dakota to near Ft. Benton, Montana holding the office from 1861 to fall of 1866. Judge Latta subdivided his claim into what is now known as Latta's addition to the City of Leavenworth, and sold the lots as well as dealing largely in other real estate. He expended large sums in building dwellings and business houses in the city and in the early part of Leavenworth's history contributed largely to its growth and prosperity. In 1871 he was elected to the House of Representatives from the City of Leavenworth and re-elected in 1873 and was recognized as among the most useful and influential of the working members of that body.

Photo: Latta House on Broadway

Judge Latta's house located at 500 Broadway, Leavenworth, Kansas. A two-story Georgian-style home featuring stucco pediment with lonic columns. Originally built around 1860 for Judge Latta. Judge Latta had extensive real estate interests in the Leavenworth area. This home features a secret door leading from the dining room to the original butler's pantry.

Judge Latta believed in the Christian religion and was brought up as a Presbyterian. He was originally a Whig, but became a Republican on the organization of that party in Kansas to which he had always steadily adhered, being a useful and active member. He was one of a small party who first organized the Republican party in Leavenworth, Kansas against overwhelming and violent opposition." "Judge Latta was a devoted husband and a loving father, and his death, which occurred from heart disease, in Leavenworth, the 10th day of May, 1880, not only brought sorrow and sadness to his own household, but great loss to the State that he served so faithfully, and to thousand of friends."
*Children by first wife:
83 EDWARD THOMPSON (7) b. 1841.
308 ISABELLE (7) b. near Grandview, Louisa Co., Iowa March 9, 1843; d. April 15, 1906; buried in the Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa; m. Dr. Daniel W. Overholt April 21, 1861. He was a prominent physician and in 1903 lived at Columbus Junction, Iowa. Seven children: John Latta Overholt, b. July 12, 1862. Physician in partnership with his father; m. Marian McParlan October 6, 1887. Five children. Rowena Belle b. August 31, 1864; m. #88 Karle C. Latta (see below). Samuel M. b. August 20, 1866; m. Kate M. Latta. Frank W. b. July 15, 1870; d. November 15, 1872. Robert Wm. b. August 24, 1868; d. March 7, 1869. Nellie Esther b. June 21, 1875; m. Samuel L. Daniels. Roscoe E. b. June 22, 1879.
309 MARY ANN (7) b. near Grandview, Iowa November 5, 1844; m. Clark J. Hanks at Leavenworth, Kan. He was born November 23, 1835. He was Provo Marshall of Kansas 1865-1866 and deputy warden of Penitentiary, Kansas 1873 to 1877. He was a cousin of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1903 he was a Judge at Kansas City, Kansas. Four children: Samuel Lincoln b. July 20, 1863; m. Harriet Snell December 11, 1891. Marcus Clark b. July 30, 1868; d. 1881. Bessie Helen b. May 4, 1875; m. Harold B. Gilley. Edward Baker b. April 15, 1877. Maude.
310 ELIZA (7) b. near Grandview, Iowa February 23, 1846; m. James S. Crow. Lived at Omaha, Neb. Two children: Charles Latta and George B. Eliza married second time to Ed Gorman.
311 BUENA VISTA (7) b. 1848; d. May 8, 1849.
312 LOUISA (7) b. January 22, 1849; d. September 4, 18__. 1860 Mortality Index, Grandview Township - Louisa Jane Latta, age 10, female, died August, farmer's daughter, typhoid fever, 6 days/ill.
313 SIRA NEVADA (7) b. near Grandview, Iowa July 30, 1851; d. in Kan. September 5, 1905; m. Capt. William H. Gould b. in 1839. Steamboat captain on Missouri River for 30 years. Headquarters at Sioux City, Iowa. Two children: Mabel b. October 16, 1874; d. November 17, 1875. Cora Belle b. in 1875. In 1903 in art school. In winter of 1889-1890 was awarded a gold medal at Cooper Institute; m. Rev. James F. Davis at Chicago, Ills. June 6, 1906.
314 ADDA (7) b. August 24, 1854; d. March 30, 1855.
315 SARAH ANN (7) b. near Grandview, Iowa February 18, 1856; m. Benjamin F. Hanks September 10, 1874. He was born in 1840, brother of her sister Mary's husband. He was for 24 years an officer of the Kansas Penitentiary. One child, Claude, b. March 15, 1877; m.

*Children by second wife:
316 WILLIAM BELL (7) b. at Leavenworth, Kan. in 1866; m. Margaret McGonigle March 2, 1897. In 1903 was a lawyer in New York City.
317 NINA LEE MAUD (7) b. at Leavenworth, Kan. in 1872; m. Frederick Camp Biggs at Trumansburg, N.Y. a wealthy merchant. One child: Rebe Latta.
318 SAMUEL NICHOLS (7) d. in July 1865.

The Daily Commercial (Leavenworth, Kansas) December 31, 1871. "There has been considerable building activity in the city during the past year, many of the edifices put up being of an elegant and substantial character. Among them...Judge Latta's new block of stores, corner of Delaware and Fifth Street....

                                                                                 44 HUMPHREY ARNOLD (6) LATTA

James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Ross Co., Ohio September 7, 1824; d. September 29, 1875; m. Mary Ann Hubbard, She was Born:1835 in Ohio. Went with his parents to Louisa Co., Iowa in 1840 and lived on a farm near Grandview, Iowa until his death. Buried in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa Co., Iowa. (Tombstone reads "H. A. Latta") Children all born at Grandview, Iowa.

319 ELIZABETH B. (7) b. August 5, 1859. Graduated from the Eastern Iowa College and taught school; m. Addison H. Brinton, farmer, b. November 11, 1852. Lived on farm near Brighton, Iowa. Children born at Brighton: Edward A. b. December 23, 1880. Grace b. April 13, 1865. Maude b. March 25, 1887. William b. December 16, 1822.
320 ADDA M. (7) b. June 20, 1862. Teacher at different places, one was the Harlan High School. Married John M. Snider, lawyer. In 1903 lived at Hastings, Neb. Child: Adda Latta b. October 24, 1888 at Hastings, Neb.
321 SARAH M. (7) b. July 24, 1865. Teacher at Columbus Junction, Iowa; m. Carl Savage, farmer. In 1903 lived on farm in Clay Tp., Washington Co., Iowa. He died in 1907.  Children all born at Brighton, Iowa: Mildred M. b. June 13, 1893. Halbert A. b. September 2, 1894. Esther b. May 24, 1896. Clifford b. May 3, 1898.
84 ARNOLD THOMAS (7) b. 1867.
85 ARTHUR J. (7). {1996 note: History was taken from the index}

                                                                              45 ROBERT WALLACE (6) LATTA

James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Ross Co., Ohio May 24, 1828. Killed in November 1875 near Nevada City, Calif. by being struck on the head with a green pile pole in construction a fence to confine some cattle; m. Sarah A. Darling born in Michigan 1835 and died at Covina, Calif. of ovarian cancer October 12, 1887. Went with his parents to Louisa Co., Iowa in 1840. In 1851 went to Calif.  
Sarah’s daughter Nellie was born before Sarah and Robert Wallace met. Robert Wallace migrated during the California Gold Rush, landing in Nevada County in 1850. Nellie was born in Michigan in 1855. We have a letter from R.W. to Sarah that mentions that he met her in Washington, Nevada County, California. They were married in 1858. It’s possible that Nellie came west with her grandmother. Both show up on the 1870 federal census as living with R.W. and Nellie. They were not listed in the 1860 census.

In regards to the U.S. Census taken 22 June 1870 in Nevada, Nevada Township and County, California included in Issue 50 of this newsletter, it is noted that Sarah A. Latta (Sarah Alameda Darling) was born in New York. This complements Ms. Larson’s information and contradicts ours. Information in this census confirms birth date provided by Ms. Larson and gives us a middle initial for Nellie. Beatrice Latta Lewis originally noted in her genealogy that Sarah was born in Michigan and later changed that to Minnesota. Since Sarah disappeared after her husband’s death, we know little about her.

ISSUE 51: Story by Terry L. Hall:  Robert Wallace Latta (who signed letters as R.W.) was the eighth of eleven children, born in Ross County, Ohio in 1828 to James and Isabelle Latta. As a young adult, R.W.—along with many other young men of his time—decided to head west to find his fortune. In 1850 he landed in the heart of gold country in Nevada County in Northern California. R.W. had many occupations in Nevada County. He was a stage coach owner and driver between Moore’s Flat, Washington, and Nevada City for ten or twelve years. He traded groceries in Washington in Nevada County, and by 1875 was a mining superintendent based out of Grass Valley. Notably, R.W. helped dig an irrigation and mining ditch from the South Yuba River to the town of Washington. The ditch was originally known as the Rice and Latta Ditch and eventually became known as the Washington Ditch. The ditch was located early spring of 1856 about two miles north of the town of Washington and was completed by June of that year.

R.W. married Sarah Alameda Darling in 1858 in Nevada City. Sarah was a widow who had a daughter, Nellie. Sarah was one of the first teachers in Nevada County. R.W. deeply adored Sarah, as noted in letters written to her. Written to “Dear and loving Wife,” R.W. would sign his letters “Bobbity-Bob.” R.W.’s work often took him away from Napa to work in the hills, particularly near Washington. The letters are fun to read. R.W. mentions the dangers of returning home as “there might be mischief done again—What do you say about it.” R.W. and Sarah’s first child, Frank, was born five months previously. R.W. mentions in one letter how he met Sarah in Washington when she provided tea and coffee “for a poor old sick bachellor [sic].” At the start of their marriage, Sarah lived in Napa, California, while R.W. worked in Nevada County. Her first two children were born there. Tragedy struck the family first in 1863 when their two sons, Frank and Wallace, died in Napa. Records have not been located as to the cause of death. R.W. and Sarah eventually relocated to Nevada City and Moore’s Flat, a mining town no longer in existence. They had four more children, and then, on November 7, 1875, R.W. was killed in Nevada City while constructing a fence to confine cattle. He was knocked from his horse by an overhead pole and gored by a bull. R.W.’s death left Sarah destitute with four young children. Sarah wrote Latta family members for help, but received only sympathy. Eventually, Sarah sent her two boys, Will and Robert Menzo, to live on a ranch owned by John and Eunice Stineman of Wheatland, California.

Sarah’s son Robert Menzo Latta married their daughter Mary Stineman. The two girls, Elizabeth Belle and Lillie Louise, were sent to a convent. Sarah moved down to southern California sometime after leaving her children in others’ care. Sarah’s oldest daughter, Nellie, was married by this time, had three kids of her own, and remained in Nevada City. Despite the family split, the Latta siblings maintained contact. Family members are still happily communicating today. Elizabeth Belle married Chauncey Howard Litchfield and raised a family in Watsonville, California. The Litchfields have a strong legacy in Watsonville and members continue to live there today. Will Latta went on to become an influential lawyer in Sacramento, pushing through legislation to support deaf children. (Will’s daughter, Beatrice—my grandmother, was deaf. But that’s another story.) Lillie Louise married John O. Houser and raised her family in southern California. Sarah Alameda eventually lived with daughter Lillie and died in Covina, California in 1888. Robert Menzo raised his family in Wheatland and in Nevada City. Great grandson and namesake Robert Wallace Latta, grandson to Robert Menzo Latta, currently lives in Sierra City, California, not far from where his great grandfather made his living. Post Script: A copy of a receipt in hand notes that R.W. Latta purchased a plot at Tuloucay Cemetery in Napa, California. Cemetery records show that R.W. was buried in Tuloucay Cemetery, but not which plot. The cemetery records also show that someone is buried in R.W.’s plot, but not who is buried there. Given the lack of funds in possession of R.W.’s widow, Sarah Alameda, it seems unlikely that R.W. was buried in the cemetery but not in his own plot. In 1987 R.W.’s great granddaughter, Mary Lewis Ogden, and her daughter, the writer of this article, decided to purchase a granite headstone for R.W. and placed it on the R.W. Latta plot.


Children all born at Nevada City, Calif.

____ FRANK JAMES (7) d. in 1863.

____  WALLACE (7) born about April 1862, died about October 1863 in Nevada City, Nevada, California, USA. [We have a copy of a newspaper article that mentions the loss of “two interesting children” who apparently died at the same time. No cause of death known.]

____ ELIZABETH BELLE (7)  born on 06 Nov 1863 in Moore’s Flat, Nevada County, California, U.S.A. She died in San Francisco, California, USA. married Chauncey Howard Litchfield in Lathrop, San Joaquin, California, USA. Chauncey was born in 09 September 1855 in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, USA. Chauncey Howard Litchfield and Elizabeth Belle Latta had the following children: Percy Howard Litchfield, Asa Bell Litchfield, Dillworth Latta Litchfield, D. S. Litchfield, Albert Ansel Litchfield, Vivian Irene Litchfield, Ralph Merle Litchfield and Emma Beatrice Litchfield.

86     WILL ADDISON (7)  born on 9 Feb. 1865 in Moore’s Flat, Nevada County, California, USA. He married Harriet Marie Smith on 20 April 1891. He died in Woodland, Yolo County, California, U.S.A.

323   LILLIE LOUISE (7) born in Moore’s Flat, Nevada County, California, U.S.A. She married John O. Houser 22 August, 1886 in Lathrop, San Joaquin County, California, U.S.A. She died in Azusa, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.John was born in 1856 in Illinois, USA and died 14 February 1946 in Covina, Los Angeles, California, USA. Children were:  Ethel Alameda Houser, John Raymond Houser, Mabel Lillian Houser, Harold Ray Houser, and Lillian Houser.

87     ROBERT MENZO (7) born on 08 Sept. 1868 in Moore’s Flat, Nevada County, California, U.S.A.

                                                                                   46 FRANCIS MARION (6) LATTA

James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Also known as Frank. born Ross Co., Ohio February 24, 1831; d. March 19, 1887 on a farm near Dublin, Iowa; m. Sarah M. Cowles March 14, 1865, daughter of Oliver and Hannah (Olmstead) Cowles of Monroe, Iowa.  She was born August 6, 1839 in N.Y. Teacher. Went with his parents to Louse Co, Iowa in 1840. In May 1886 went to Dublin, Iowa and bought a 500 acre stock farm on which they lived until his death. Was township trustee for a number of years. Prominent in church work being a member of the Congregational Church. He was buried in the New Haven Cemetery in Dutch Creek Township. He died of consumption. In 1903 lived at Muscatine, Iowa.

Five children:
324 WILLIAM FRANCIS (7) lived at Muscatine, Iowa.
325 EDGAR LYNNE (7) b. near Dublin, Iowa. September 17, 1870; d. November 12, 1902 at Ada, Okla; m. Mable K. Smith June 19, 1899 at Eureka, Kan. No issue. Telegrapher for Chi. and Great Western and Mo. Pac. RR. and also at Cripple Creek, Colo. In 1900 druggist at Ada, Okla. Owned building known as Latta block.
326 KATHRYNE MARIE (7) b. near Dublin, Iowa July 9, 1872; m. her cousin, Samuel M. Overholt at Colget, Iowa June 1894. Children: Frank Warren b. May 23, 1896; d.
August 25, 1897. Everett Latta b. July 13, 1898; d. August 26, 1899. Mildred Marie b. May 24, 1900. Theodore Milton b. October 9, 1903.
327 RODAMOND ISABELLE (7) m. Richard VonDresky. Lived Muscatine, Iowa.

                                                                                *47 RACHEL RANKIN (6) LATTA

Thomas (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Malvern, Ohio October 27, 1822; d. there October 12, 1899; MARRIED: JOHN PALMER there August 28, 1844.
Lived on farm near Washington, Iowa in 1856. See history of Mary Isabelle Palmer below.

JENNIE S. PALMER (7) m. James Morrow. Six children:
*48 MARY ISABELLE PALMER (7). See next paragraph.
JAMES PALMER (7) m. Flora Easton. She died January 21, 1933.
THOMAS LATTA PALMER (7) m. Mary Loveless.
WILBER F. PALMER (7) m. Martha Black.
TYNDALE PALMER (7) m. Evangeline Cooper.

                                                              *48 MARY ISABELLE (7) PALMER,{Branch No.3 & No.27}

*47 Rachel (6) Thomas (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Her mother was Rachel Latta, daughter of 7 Thomas Latta. Rachel married John Palmer, and her daughter; *48 Mary I., MARRIED: WILLIAM HEARST LATTA, BRANCH No. 27. This unites part of two branches, 3 and 27. She was born in Washington Co., Iowa and married William Hearst Latta there February 27, 1873. Both born in Ohio, she in February 9, 1847, and he April 21, 1848. Children born at Washington Co., Iowa. Below the children of ?? William Hearst (?) Latta of Branch No.27 and his wife *48 Mary Isabelle (7) Palmer of Branch No. 3.
*89 CLARENCE PALMER (8) b. 1873.
*90 LLOYD EVERETT (8) b. 1875.
328 FRANK ELWYN (8) b. June 18, 1877; m. Eliza Hamilton June 14, 1901. Enlisted in Cuban War, "D" Co. 50th Iowa Vols. Took his degree at State Univ. Iowa City, Iowa.  Studied law at Ann Arbor, Mich. In 1913 lawyer at 60 Wall Street, New York City. In 1933 lived at 905 Windsor Ave., Chicago, Ills.
329 LORENA BELLE (8) b. March 23, 1879; m. Dr. Clyde A. Boise at Washington, Iowa March 25, 1902. Lived there in 1904. Children: Myrtle M. b. November 22, 1904.
William C. Ruth.
330 RUTH ELIZABETH (8) b. October 10, 1882; d. in 1924; m. Clifford Thorn. She was head clerk in law office of Schuyler W. Livington, at Washington, Iowa. She was an expert in abstracting of real estate titles. In 1913 was County Recorder of Washington Co., Iowa. She was the first woman to hold such a position.

                                                                                    49 GEORGE FOSTER (6) LATTA

Thomas (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Written by his son, William H. Latta. Born at Malvern, Ohio November 29, 1824; d. at Amoret, Kan. February 9, 1907; buried at Washington, Iowa. Married Isabella Valentine Souter, daughter of Wm. and Margaret Mae Valentine Souter of Scotland. She was born in Greene Co., Ohio June 9, 1833, and died near Lawrence, Kan. October 24, 1913. Both buried at Washington, Iowa. He lived in Ohio until 1850, then went to Washington Co., Iowa. Was in business with Martin Kilgore, his brother-in-law, then alone as saw mill man. In early life had few opportunities, being eldest boy was obliged to assist on the farm. Schools scarce, and nothing but private schools. Salary 75 cents a week and board. Salary of male teacher 81.00 each scholar for term of 72 days. When old enough to help (8 to 12) he could not attend regularly, but considered himself fortunate when he could attend two days at a time. His school education was finished at 10. He never attended any higher school than the public school, yet by reading and observation was known as a well educated man. Farmed ever since he was married. Lived in Iowa until 1869, then went to near old Trading Post, Lynn Co., Kan. Was a Whig, with abolition tendencies. Later a staunch Republican and Union man, now prohibition tendencies. In 1874 elected Township treasurer until 1868. Refused in Army on account of slight deformity of hand, but was in Iowa's State Militia during the war. Was called out once to quell disturbance of Copperheads -- known locally as So. English War -- under the immediate command of Gov. Kirkwood. Raised a Seceeder, which united with associated Reformed Church. In 1858 formed the United Presbyterian Church. Is distantly connected with John C. Calhoun. He also claimed that Alexander B. and Edmiston Latta, branch No. 3, inventors of the steam fire engine, were his cousins, but did not give the connection.

91 WILLIAM HOMER (7) b. 1864.
331 MARY CALISTA (7) b. near Washington, Iowa October 4, 1867; d. near Moscow, Idaho October 20, 1931; m. William V. Hamilton, son of Wm. and Dorothy Paisley
Hamilton, October 26, 1887, near Trading Post, Kan. Children: 1) Mabel Grace b. 1890; m. Samuel T. Stell. Children: Nan and Charlotte. 2) John Foster b. May 23, 1892. Enlisted in the Navy in the World War, and honorably discharged. Killed by a falling rock near Seaside, Oregon, July 24, 1924; b. at Moscow, Idaho. 3) Maud Esther b. 1894; m. Bert Thompson. In 1933 lived at Enterprise, Oregon. 4) Edith b. December 18, 1896; m. Creighton C. Guy. Lived near Moscow, Idaho. Children: Constance. Warren. James. Harlan. 5) Burton d. in infancy. 6) Wm. Clark. 7) Thomas Latta.
332 ROSE ISABELLA (7) b. July 5, 1871. In 1913 lived at Lawrence, Kan; in 1933 near Topeka, Kan.

                                                                                     50 WILLIAM (6) LATTA

Thomas (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Malvern, Ohio July 29, 1827; d. February 7, 1887; m. Margaret V. Myers, daughter of Abram and Margaret Myers, December 19, 1853. Both died at Washington, Iowa. She died December 5, 1881. Miller.
333 LELIA (7) b. January 19, 1857; d. March 11, 1934, at Chula Vista, Calif.  Physician at San Diego, Calif.
334 ISSA ELLEN (7) b. September 28, 1866; d. February 14, 1929. Lived at Chula Vista, Calif.
335 HERBERT DOW (7) b. September 28, 1866; d. March 7, 1868.
336 CARRIE LYDIA CRESELY (7) b. March 27, 1870; d. at Chala Vista, Calif. August 29, 1836; m. Eugene G. Clarke of Boston, Mass. June 1, 1893. One child, Elsie Latta, b.
April 3, 1895; d. May 26, 1896.

                                                                                        51 WILLIAM (6) LATTA

Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Crawford Co., Pa. January 9, 1815; d. October 6, 1886; m. Mahala Hegler on Oct. 5, 1843 (Ross Co., OH Marriages - states her name as Mahala Hagler) She was born about 1811 and died in 1875. He graduated at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. Teacher at Frankfort, Ross Co., Ohio. Graduated at Medical College, at Columbus, Ohio.

337 MARCELLUS A. (7) b. at Frankfort, Ohio July 14, 1844.
92 MELVIN (7) b. 1847.
93 ALPHUS H. (7) b. 1851.
338 MELVINA E. (7) b. at Frankfort, Ohio July 4, 1847; d. April 2, 1922; m. Rev. D.G. Bruce, United Presbyterian minister, April 14, 1868. He died February 23, 1923. Lived at Des Moines, Iowa. Children: May b. August 19, 1871 in York Co., Pa. Evron b. at Des Moines, Iowa January 26, 1876.

                                                                                            52 JAMES (6) LATTA

Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born Crawford Co, Pa. September 2, 1816; d. May 23, 1858; m. Margaret Daymund who was born in Louden Co., Va. in 1822.  Lived at Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

94 MILTON (7) b. 1840.
339 JULIA (7) m. David Swales. Children: James. E.W. Milton. Mrs. J. L. Mantz of Manly, Iowa. Lived at Portland, Oregon.

                                                                                          53 JOHN (6) LATTA

Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born Crawford Co., Pa. March 16, 1822; d. at Creighton, Mo. April 24, 1889; m. Axia Acton November 15, 1866 in Ross Co., Ohio.  She died October 12, 1889. Contractor and builder.

Children lived at St. Louis, Mo.:
95 ALLEN T. (7) b. 1867.
340 ADA (7) b. August 25, 1871; m. J. Andrew Busch October 12, 1895. Children:  Norma Gertrude b. September 24, 1896. Chester Wallace b. June 27, 1899. Violette Dorothy b. October 13, 1900.
96 RUFUS (7) b. 1874.
341 CHARLES (7) b. May 21, 1878; m. Bertha Kerscheval April 20, 1900.
342 GERTRUDE (7) b. July 9, 1880; m. Edgar Humphreys October 3, 1900. Lived at St. Louis, Mo.

                                                                                      54 SAMUEL RANKIN (6) LATTA

Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Crawford Co., Pa. August 5, 1832; m. Catherine Buzard June 26, 1862. Physician. Lived at Camden, Mo.

343 OTIS D. (7) b. April 17, 1870; d. July 7, 1900.
344 MAUDE (7) b. January 6, 1872; m. David Elmer Nearthsay July 4, 1890. One child, Catherine, b. June 25, 1896.
345 SAMUEL (7) b. February 17, 1876; d. December 23, 1877.
346 MELVENA (7) b. February 15, 1874. Married: Paul R. Hamilton, In Texas.

                                                                              55 ROBERT McCONAHA (6) LATTA

William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Crawford Co., Pa. March 27, 1824; d. in Cass Co., Neb. March 25, 1872; m. Letitia Johnston January 25, 1849. She died February 17, 1870. Settled in Cincinnati about 1953. Left there by boat for Nebraska in fall of 1858. The river froze and he was obliged to stop one winter at St. Louis, Mo. Finally landed at Plattsmouth, Neb. in 1859. Carpenter and ran a saw mill. Lived in Page Co. and Mills Co., Iowa before residing in Cass Co., Neb. 

347 CALISTA JANE (7) b. at Cincinnati, Ohio November 11, 1849; m. Sidney Minor in Cass Co., Neb. May 4, 1869. Went to Fowler, Calif. in 1890. Children: 1) Harvey Latta b. January 26, 1873; m. Cora McGaw October 1895. In 1903 lived at Santa Anna, Calif. Children: Glenn. Effie. Fay 2) Nellie b. November 15, 1877; d. May 16, 1879. 3) Anderson b. August 31, 1884. 4) Marion b. March 13, 1882.
97 GEORGE AUSTIN (7) b. 1852.
98 WILLIAM EDMONSTON (7) b. 1854.
99 JAMES THOMPSON (7) b. 1860.
348 MARY ELIZABETH (7) b. Rock Bluffs, Neb. June 14, 1857; d. August 17, 1859.
349 SAMUEL FOSTER (7) b. Rock Bluffs, Neb. April 16, 1865; m. Ida Neal in 1892.  In 1934 lived at Murray, Neb.
100 ELBERT JOHNSTON (7) b. 1870.

                                                                                     56 WILLIAM STORY (6) LATTA

William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Jamestown, Crawford Co., Pa. May 3, 1826; d. at Albuquerque, N.M. about 1903; m. Sarah A. Eikenbary at Lincoln, Cass Co., Neb. May 9, 1861. Physician. Army surgeon. President National E. Medical Association. President State Medical Association. Dean of Medical Facility. Professor of Pathology and Microscopy at Nebraska Christian University and Dean of Medical Faculty at Cotner University at Lincoln, Neb. Editor Nebraska Medical Journal in 1891. Went to Stockton, Calif. October 7, 1904. For biography of William S. Latta see: (Picture is from this website.)

Four children:
101 SAMUEL E. (7) b. 1862.
350 MINNIE B. (7) m. C.F. Ladd at Lincoln, Neb. in 1893. One child, Sarah, b. in 1895.
351 MARY OLIVE (7) m. Dr. Edward G. Watson. One son, Frank.
352 WILLIAM (7) died at age of ten months.

                                                                              57 JOHN ALLISON (6) LATTA

William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Crawford Co., March 25, 1829; d. 1908; m. Emma J. Lemon in Cass Co., Neb. August 6, 1867. Machinist. Lived at Lincoln, Neb. Soldier in Civil War. ("JOHN A. has been on the wing, like myself, for the most of his life. He crossed the plains in 1859. Spent several years in Colorado. Returned, made several trips across the plains. Find John A. where you will, you will find one of the best hearted men in the world." Robert R. Latta. ) Children:
353 ORA IONA (7) b. Rock Bluffs, Neb. November 18, 1868. Physician in 1894.
354 JENNIE R. (7) b. in Butler Co., Neb. November 2, 1875.
355 LEMUEL A. (7) b. Rock Bluffs, Neb. July, 1873; d. September 1874.
356 FRANK GLENN (7) b. Butler Co., Neb. October 3, 1882.

Record in Adj. Gen. Office, Denver, Colo. Book P. 6/2. Latta, John A. 1st. Lieut. Co. 1, of Denver Home Guards. Colorado Vols. U.S. Army. Joined for service September 13, 1861 at Denver, Colo. by William Gilpin, Governor. Record incomplete. Absent on furlough from March 16, 1862 for several days on private business. Is this the John Allison Latta above?

                                                                                 58 SAMUEL GLENN (6) LATTA

William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Crawford Co., Pa. July 2, 1838; d. at Murray, Cass Co., Neb. December 31, 1928; m. Emily A. Patterson in Cass Co., Neb. July 24, 1865. Farmer and tradesman.

One child:
357 JAMES PATTERSON (7) b. Rock Bluffs, Neb. November 2, 1868. In 1906 lived at Murray, Neb. His father was reared in Cincinnati, Ohio, and claimed that Edmiston Latta,  one of the inventors of the steam fire engine, was his cousin.

                                                                                            59 JAMES McCONAHEY (6) LATTA

John (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Crawford Co., Pa. September 22, 1934; d. at Logan, Iowa March 1920; m. Anna Jane Kendall at Washington, Iowa in 1865. She was born February 17, 1838, at Oline, Ills.; d. March 12, 1897; buried at Logan, Iowa. A widow with two children. He enlisted in "B" Co. 29th Iowa. Inf. in 1862. Engaged in 16 battles, coming out without a scar. Was shot at the Battle of Saline River. The ball passed through his body. Left on the battle field for dead, and was so reported. The Union forces being driven back, was picked up by the Confederates, carried to Shreveport, La. Was in prison for 18 months. The first news the family had of him was when he came crippling home. Lamed for life. Sawyer and farmer. Lived on a farm three miles west of Logan, Iowa until the death of his wife, then with his children. James and Anna are both buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co, Iowa.
102 WILLIAM WILSON (7) b. 1866.
103 JAMES HARRY (7) b. 1869.
358 JOHN CHARLES (7) b. at Magnolia, Iowa December 29, 1871; d. April 1923. Buried at Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co., Iowa. Single.
104 WALTER LEE (7) b. 1873.
359 FRANK FOSTER (7) b. January 24, 1875; d. at St. Joseph's Hospital, Omaha, Neb. April 11, 1923; b. at Logan, Iowa. Single. Buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa. Was Sec. of the Magnolia School Board. Was a contractor and he employed many Italians. He said the surname of one of these Italians was Latta who said the name was common in Italy. See Frank F. Latta's biography at

360 ANNA PEARL (7) b. at Logan, Iowa February 14, 1878; m. Emory B. Hughes at
Logan April 1900. After his death she m. Edward Arnold at Logan. Children: Kathleen b. about 1902; m. Irvin Arnold, son of her mother's second husband. Marjorie Hughes b. about 1902.

Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co., Iowa
Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co., Iowa
Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co., Iowa

                                                                                        60 ROBERT RAY "Freck" (6) LATTA

John (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Crawford Co., Pa. March 4, 1836. At the age of 13, in the spring of 1849, he moved with his family by steamboat to Washington, Iowa. In 1852, at the age of 16, he got a job carrying the United States mail by horseback between Washington and Bloomfield, Iowa, a distance of 80 miles. The round trip had to be made in four days, a ride of 40 miles a day and the compensation was $480 a year. He noted that he rode through prairie and gloomy woods 84 times and only met one horseman, one team and a band of Indians. A few years later Freck and his family moved by wagon train across the State to Page County, Iowa, where they built a log cabin and settled in.

In the late fall of 1856, another prairie schooner arrived with Pressley Martin Cain (Press), his widowed mother Nancy Agnes Cain and his sister, Mary Anna Cain Edson. His father, James Cain, had been a Scotch seceder and a soldier who fought under General Harrison in the War of 1812. With winter approaching, Freck's mother invited the Cains to move into their cabin until they could build their own home in the spring. According to information, Mary was eleven years older than Freck and had four children by her first husband, named Edson, who had died of cholera. m. Mrs. Mary A. Edson, nee Cain, sister to his sister Margaret's husband, April 7, 1857, in Page Co., Iowa. She died on a farm on Ozark Mts. June 20, 1909. They were the first couple married in Valley Tp., Iowa. In 1860 they went to Cass Co., Neb. and in 1861 to Mills Co., Iowa and in 1870 to Silver Cliff, Colo. Miner. In 1898 lived at Colorado Springs, Colo. Wrote a book, "Reminiscences of Pioneer Life", published in 1912. Robert and Mary are buried in the Garrison Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri. Their tombstones read: Mary Latta, 1824-1909, and Robert R. Latta, March 4, 1836 - Sept. 1925. In the 1920 Census, Robert was listed as living in Garrison, Christian County, MO. He was 83 years old. He was living with his daughter, Florence M. Cain, age 56, and his grandson, James R. Cain, age 14.
361 ROSE ISABELLE (7) b. at Walden's Grove, Mo. April 6, 1858; m. Thomas Wilkins as Rosita, Colo. In 1904 lived at Takoma, Wash. Three children: Fern. Alice. ____.
362 ELIZABETH ALICE (7) b. in Montgomery Co., Iowa on May 4, 1860; m. John A. James at Rosita, Colo. Children: Raleigh, Grace, and Geneva.
105 WILLIAM RAY (7) b. April 26, 1862 in Mills County, Iowa.
363 MARGARET FLORENCE (7) b. in Mills Co, Iowa June 22, 1864; married twice.  Dr. Albert B. Wright, son of Robert and Safroni Wright, in June of 1889. He was born July 15, 1889 at Florissant, Colo; d. February 14, 1893. Two children: Florita Latta Wright and Alice Carrie Wright. Dr. Wright was the primary doctor in Antonita, Colorado, and he owned drugstores there and in Alamosa, Colorado. Dr. Wright died of a heart attack in 1893. Margaret then moved to Colorado Springs with her two young daughters where she met and married William Skehan on August 3, 1897. He was born at Brooklyn, N.Y. 1864. They had one son, William R. "Bob" Skehan, but William, Sr. also died shortly thereafter. Florence then married James Pressley Cain, and they had two daughters and a son, Marguerite (who never married), born in Colorado Springs, Jean Cain Gauthier and Richard Cain, both born in Denver. James Pressley Cain also died some time abt. 1931. Florence died November 27, 1937, at the age of 73.

Pictures submitted by Robert H. Hubbell.

364 ROBERT PRESSLEY "Robbie" (7) b. in Mills Co., Iowa September 7, 1866. Fell down a shaft in the New Zealand mine, near Airman, Cripple Creek Mining District, Col. December 26, 1894 and was killed. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colo.

                                                                                       61 JOHN ERSKINE (6) LATTA

John (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Crawford Co., Pa abt. 1844. After the war he married his first cousin, Mary Story, in Cass Co., Neb. Enlisted in the 4th Iowa Battery (field artillery) in 1862. In 1897 lived near Plattsmouth, Cass Co., Neb.

365 WILLIAM (7).
366 OSBORN (7)
367 LEE (7).
368 ANNA MARY (7).
369 MARGARET (7).

                                                                               62 HARRY MARKLE (7) LATTA

Ephraim (6) Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Westmoreland Co., Pa. May 3, 1866; m. Rebecca R. Funk in Huntingdon Township, Pa. November 5, 1884 at Sewickley. She was born February 28, 1860, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Funk, and died on March 1, 1939 at West Newton, PA. 

106 CLARENCE MONROE (8).Married: Bessie Owens


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA; Thursday March 2, 1939.

                                                                           63 ALEXANDER MILLIGAN DICK (7) LATTA

Ephraim (6) Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at West Newton, Pa. February 25, 1879; m. Jennie Hesson May 1, 1906. She was born February 26, 1885.  Daughter of Semore and Margaret Hesson of Sewickley, Pa.

 One son:
371 BERYL EDGAR (8) b. June 24, 1907.

                                                                                  64 FRANK MOSES (7) LATTA

William (6) Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Ruffsdale, Westmoreland Co., Pa. March 14, 1871. He worked as a millworker in the steelmills. Married Sara A. Lynn of Ruffsdale, Pa. July 12, 1900. In 1934 they lived at Irwin, Pa. R.F.D. 1. They adopted the nephews of his wife. He died on January 27, 1939 at Irwin, PA.
372 WILLIAM (8) b. March 22, 1919.
373 JAMES (8) b. March 26, 1923.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA; Saturday, January 28, 1939

                                                                                    65 WILLIAM WESLEY (7) LATTA

William (6) Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born Westmoreland Co., Pa. August 28, 1873; m. Laura Loucks August 23, 1900 at Ruffsdale, Pa. In 1934 lived at New Stanton, Pa.

Ten children:
374 AMBER (8) b. October 21, 1901 at Ruffsdale, Pa. In 1937 nurse at Lafayette, Ind. Died 6 Jan 1990. Single
107 FERRIS HOWARD (8) b. 1904.
375 FLOYD (8) b. at Hunker, Pa. February 2, 1907; d. Mar 23, 1912.
376 LAURA ROSE (8) b. Feb. 17, 1910 at Yukon, Pa. February 17, 1910; m. Quentin Kintigh January 1, 1935. He was principal at New Stanton High School, Pa.
377 PAUL IVAN (8) b. at Hunker, Pa. April 14, 1912. Married Julia Bandrofchek. Died 11 Jun 1993. Human Resources Director. Children: PAUL IVAN, JR.; AMBER; LOIS; MARILYN
378 EMERSON LOUCKS (8) b. at Hunker, Pa. June 1, 1913. Married: Ruth Charlesworth.  Died 13 May 1987. One child, LINDA JILL
379 SARAH AMELIA (8) Born: October 11, 1915. at Youngwood, Pa.  Married: Joseph Paul Calhoun. Died 22 Aug 1977. One child:  * Paul Howard Calhoun, Born: June 26, 1947. In: Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co. PA. Married: Nola Jean Watson. 1996 living in Port Clinton, Ohio.  In 1996 Paul and 262 George Phillip (7) Latta of branch No.13.started the  " The Latta Genealogy Newsletter " this newsletter was started in part to update and tie together this and the other 48 Branches of the Latta Family.
380 CHARLES FRANKLIN (8) b. at Yukon, Pa. July 7, 1918. Single.
381 ELIZABETH JANE (8) b. at Hunker, Pa. July 14, 1920. Married Robert Charles Arman.  Died at Lafayette IN 30 Nov 1978. Registered nurse. Three children: Patricia; Penelope; Pamela.
382 PATRICIA FRIEDA (8) b. March 17, 1922. Died 24 May 1986 at Greensburg PA.  Factory worker. Single.

                                                                               66 JAMES BURRELL (7) LATTA

William (6) Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born Westmoreland Co., Pa. April 8, 1879; m. Jessie Hayse May 22, 1901. Fireman. In 1934 lived at Hunker, Pa.
Eight children:
383 EFFIE (8) b. January 2, 1903; m. Everett E. Campbell of Barberton, Ohio. June 30, 1921. Children: Everett E. James Latta. Phillis.
384 GLADYS (8) b. February 19, 1905. Nurse.
385 HELEN (8) b. August 30, 1907; m. Elwood Dell at Ruffsdale, Pa. July 26, 1927. One son, Ronald Elwood, b. June 13, 1931.
386 ETHMER (8) b. June 6, 1910. Farmer.
387 EUGENE (8) b. July 21, 1912. Bookkeeper.
388 DORIS JUNE (8) b. June 30, 1918.
389 WILLIAM (6) b. September 27, 1921.
390 REBA BYRL (8) b. October 27, 1924; d. September 1925.

                                                                           67 BOYD SUTTON (7) LATTA

William (6) Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born Westmoreland Co., Pa. May 8, 1884; m. Hilda Willor June 18, 1914. Lived at Hunker, Pa. R.R. conductor.  Died Saturday, January 27, 1962. Hilda died on August 6, 1952. 

Two children:
391 HILDA ELIZABETH (8) b. at Hunker, Pa. January 27, 1915.  Married an Otto. Lived in Youngwood, PA.
392 KATHRYN/CATHERINE (8) b. at Hunker, Pa. July 7, 1917.  Married a Bargerstock.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA; Monday, January 29, 1962

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA; Friday, August 8, 1952


                                                                           68 CLARENCE JOHNSTON (7) LATTA

Joseph S. (6) Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born near Waltz's Mills, Westmoreland Co., Pa. August 3, 1871; m. Elizabeth J. Toole, daughter of James and Mary Toole of Waterman, Minn. at Anaconda, Mont. September 1903. Capt. in Medical Corps in World War and in Light Art in Spanish War. In 1904 lived at Great Falls, Mont; in 1912 at Denver, Colo.; in 1914 at Haxton, Colo.; in 1937 at Sterling, Colo.  He was a doctor. See Article.

393 ROSEMARY (8) b. at Butte, Mont. March 28, 1905; m. Matthew C. Rodney.  Lived at Sterling, Colo. Children born at Sterling: Hugh Latta b. February 4, 1930. Millicent Marie b. May 20, 1936.
394 JOSEPH JAMES (8) b. at Keokuk, Iowa April 3, 1907; d. February 21, 1909.
108 CLARENCE JOHNSTON (8) b. at Chinook, Mont. September 22, 1912; m. Marjorie Morris who was born at Sterling, Colo. April 12, 1916.
395 EUGENE EDWARD (8) b. at Haxton, Colo. December 27, 1914.
396 DONALD (8) b. ____________

                                                                                 69 LEONIDAS L. "Leonard" (7) LATTA

Finley (6) John (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born May 15, 1844; d. July 3, 1913 of heat stroke in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Married Carrie Kennedy at Cincinnati. He was a Civil War veteran, a superintendent of the C.H.&D. Railroad Elevator Company.

 One child:
397 FANNY K. (8) b. December 22, 875; married and lived in New York.  Married Francis LeBree.


The Cincinnati Enquirer, Friday, July 4, 1913

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Saturday, July 5, 1913

                                                                             70 FINLEY CLIFFORD (7) LATTA

Finley (6) John (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Newport, Ky. January 2, 1863; d. at Cincinnati, Ohio June 20, 1917; m. Mary M. "Patti" Kumler at Newark, Ohio June 27, 1888. She was born October 26, 1866 at Oxford, Ohio. In 1906 he lived at Cincinnati, Ohio. Insurance business. In 1938 she was living at 2801 Pine Tree Road, Miami, Beach, Fla. Single.
109 WILSON CLIFFORD (8) b. 1891.

601  FINLEY KUMLER (8) b. September 28, 1889; served in WWI; died March 10, 1972 in Miami, FL.  In the 1930 census, his father Clifford was living with him.


Kumler Latta passport application - 1919

                                                                              71 GRIFFIN TAYLOR (7) LATTA

Alex B. (6) John (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Cincinnati, Ohio April 19, 1855; d. at Cincinnati June 25, 1930; b. in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati; m. Louise Bradley Auger of Cincinnati, December 1, 1881. She was born there September 29, 1854, and died at Ludlow, Ky. September 14, 1907. Machinist and mechanical draughtsman. Was Superintendent Ludlow Water Works. In 1906 Prop. Hydraulic Tunneling Apparatus. Lived 20 Latta Street, Ludlow, Ky.

Children born at Cincinnati:
398 MARY BATES (8) b. February 16, 1883; m. Alfred McCray, lawyer, of Clarksville, Ohio. December 1, 1911. In 1938 lived at 1235 Amherst Place, Dayton, Ohio. She is Local Manager Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York at Dayton, Ohio. Children:  Samuel Adams b. August 19, 1913. In 1913 law student at University of Michigan. Latta McCray in 1938 law student at Harvard University.
399 LUELLA A. (8) b. March 20, 1884. In 1938 lived at 2725 Cypress Way, Cincinnati, Ohio.


The Cincinnati Enquirer, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1881

                                                                                       72 ROBERT EDWIN (7) LATTA

Samuel (6) James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born about 1835 at So. Salem, Ross Co., Ohio. Married Nancy J. Finley on March 8, 1860 in Ross County, Ohio.  Listed on the consolidated list of all persons of Class I, subject to military duty in Ross County, OH in June 1863 as Robert E. Latta, 28, white, farmer, married, born OH, living in Bullskin Twp.

The 1870 Census lists him in Sugar Creek, Cass Co., R. E. Latta, age 36, Nancy, age 36, Maggie, age 9, Finley, age 6, William, age 4, Jennie, age 2, Edgar, no age given, and Moses Finley, age 66 (father of Nancy).  Killed in Missouri during the Civil War in an argument with a neighbor over the situation. Estate probated in Cass County, Missouri on October 18, 1871. Went to Missouri about 1860. In 1915 his widow lived at Bloomfield, Iowa. She was born about 1832 in Ohio. She died January 17, 1916 in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa.  She is buried in the Bloomfield IOOF Cemetery.

110 WILLIAM WALLACE (8) b. 1865.
400 MOSES FINLEY (8) b. in David Co., Iowa 1862. Died on November 2, 1935 when he was kicked in the abdomen by a horse, age 71 years, 8 months, 7 days.  Died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Wapello Co., Iowa.  His father is listed as "Edwin R. Latta" on his death certificate.  He married Jessie E. Sinclair on June 21, 1893 in Bloomfield, Iowa.  His father is listed as Robert E. Latta on his marriage record.
401 EDWIN G. (8) b. David Co., Iowa; m. Harriet M. Cleveland at Fremont, Neb. In 1937 lived at Denver, Colo.
402 NANCY or "Nora" JANE (8) m. Wm S. Bridges, son of William Bridges and Minerva Feese, on March 21, 1888 in Davis County, Iowa.  He was 20, born in Davis Co, Iowa, and she was 21, born in Ross Co., Ohio;  one daughter, Mrs. Josie Merchant.
403 LOUISE "LULU" ELLEN (8) m. D.O. Johnson. Lived at Fairbanks, Alaska.
404 MARGARET ANNA (8) born January 4, 1861 in Ohio; m. Mr. Brandt but widowed by 1900 census. Lived at Fairbanks, Alaska.  Died on Monday, January 5, 1948 in San Diego, California and is buried in the Glen Abbey Memorial Park Cemetery, Bonita, CA.
405 SAMUEL (8) b. April 18, 1862; d. September 27, 1865.
406 ROBERT (8) d. at age of seven years.

___ VIRGINIA (8) b. abt. 1868; married a Budger. 

Estate of Robert E. Latta, Cass County, Missouri, Probated Oct. 18, 1871

                                                                                      73 WILLIAM NEWTON (7) LATTA

Moses McC. (6) James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Ross Co., Ohio June 8, 1839; m. Mary Jane Teter, daughter of John and Elizabeth Teter in Ross Co., Ohio on August 30, 1860. Physician. Enlisted in "H" Co. 89th Regt. Ohio Inf. Enrolled August 13, 1862 in Ross Co., Ohio. Mustered into service to date August 26, 1862 as Sergeant at Camp Dennison, Ohio; captured at Chickamauga, GA on September 20, 1863 and died August 10, 1864 while a prison of war at Andersonville, Georgia of chronic diarrahea. Grave Number 5246 in Anderson Cemetery. Mary Jane Latta married John W. Trimble on March 10, 1866 in Ross County, OH.  They had a daughter, Lizzie Marie Trimble, and a son named John Wesley Trimble.  She died on September 25, 1872 and is buried in the Sharon Cemetery, Lattaville, Ross Co., OH.

One child:
407 CLARA EDITH (8).  She was born Oct. 1, 1861.  She married John Hochreiter on December 24, 1879 in Henry Co., Iowa.  She died on March 17, 1942 in Iowa.

                                                                             74 GEORGE ANDERSON (7) LATTA

James (6) Moses (5) Samuel (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Burlington, N.J. November 10, 1861; d. there June 5, 1937; m. May E. Robbins at Burlington, September 10, 1885. Lumber dealer.

Children all born at Burlington, N.J.:
408 EUGENE HAZEN (8) b. April 27, 1886.
409 EDITH MAY (8) b. May 10, 1889; d. June 3, 1892.
111 JAMES (8) b. 1894.
410 SARAH MARGARET (8) b. May 19, 1897; m. Clarence J. Devlin on July 1917. He died of influenza October 14, 1918 in the Navy. One child: Clarence Joseph b. September 3, 1918.
411 MARIAN GEORGE (8) b. January 6, 1899; m. Ralph Blair June 8, 1923. One child, John Latta, b. September 6, 1926.
412 MAY CHRISTINE (8) b. January 20, 1901. In 1937 lived at 235 St. Mary Street, Burlington, N.J.
413 RUTH EMMA (6) b. October 13, 1904; m. Joseph G. Mowrer. One child, Joseph G., b. May 22, 1934.

                                                                               75 WILLIAM THOMAS (7) LATTA

Jane (6) Moses (5) Samuel (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Boston, Mass. April 24, 1850; d. in Denver, Colo. February 6, 1928; b. in Riverside Cemetery, Denver; m. Anna Smith Bruce of Sardis, Miss. at Denver May 23, 1882. She was born December 12, 1865. He went to Denver in 1881.

414 NELLIE JANE (8) b. Sardis, Miss. June 26, 1883; m. Francis J. Franklin of Evans, Colo. December 29, 1903 in Denver. He was born in North Carolina June 14, 1887. Children:  Everett Vaughn b. February 16, 1905 at Havelock, Neb. Gertrude Lucile b. July 25, 1908 at Eaton, Colo.; d. there January 16, 1912.
415 ROBERT WILLIAM (8) b. in Denver, Colo. December 2, 1887; d. June 4, 1888.
416 GERTRUDE ANNIE (8) b. at Sardis, Miss. September 28, 1884; m. James Pacific Jordan at Denver, Colo. June 2, 1909. He was born at Cornell, Ills. March 21, 1878. In 1937 fire warden at Denver. Children: Robert Edward and Katherine Mabel, twins, b. September 21, 1910. James Frank b. December 2, 1914. All born in Denver, Colo.
417 WILLIAM JOHN (8) b. in Denver, Colo. August 7, 1898; m. Elizabeth Morrow June 11, 1924, Las Vegas, N.M. She was born July 17, 1904 in Victor, Colo. He enlisted at Denver May 31, 1817 for World War. Transferred to "D" Co. 405 Field Bat. to discharge June 23, 1919. Was in France from April 30, 1918 to June 13, 1919. Private 1st class October 10, 1918. Discharged at close of war.
418 WALLACE BRUCE (8) b. in Denver, Colo. April 21, 1896. Twin with Edith.  Married Geraldine Beeman October 14, 1919. Enlisted at Denver June 25, 1918 in World War. Was in France from October 13, 1918 to November 30, 1919. Served in 133d Inf. to discharge at close of war June 11, 1919. Private. She died in Denver June 10, 1937.
419 EDITH MAY (8) twin with Wallace b. April 21, 1896; d. May 2, 1896.
420 EARL ALBERT (8) b. in Denver, Colo. November 16, 1908; m. Erna Mae Horstman. Enlisted at Denver May 23, 1918 in "F" Co. 3d Inf. Colorado National Guard.
Discharged October 30, 1919. Did not serve abroad. Transferred to "3" Co. 3d Inf. Colorado N.G. June 7, 1918. She died at Denver, Colo. June 10, 1937.

                                                                        ** 76 ROBERT HENRY (7) LATTA,** (Also see end notes)

Jane (6) Moses (5) Samuel (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Boston, Mass. November 24, 1852; m. Sarah Olivia Myers at Mexia, Limestone Co., Texas, June 28, 1891. She was born at Campbell's Branch, Freestone Co., Texas November 20, 1862; daughter of William and Matilda R. (Campbell) Myers. Record at War Dept. Adj. General's Office, Washington, D.C. "William Myers was enrolled in Dallas, Texas March 15, 1862 as a private. Capt. Ed. C. Browder's Co. Darnell's Regt. Texas Vols. which subsequently became "C" Co. 18th Regt. Cav. C.S.A. Roll for September and October 1863, last of which borne shows died from wounds at Hospital." Robert H. Latta was a printer. Came to Denver, Colo. June 28, 1881. Studied law in Denver. Admitted to the Bar by the Supreme Court of Colorado June 14, 1886. Admitted to practice in the U.S. Circuit Court and U.S. District Court of Colorado, February 9, 1894. Editor and publisher of a number of papers at Denver, among them the Colorado Graphic, a law paper, The Military Review, Golden West Magazine, etc. Enlisted as a private in "B" Co. 1st Inf. National Guard of Colo. November 5, 1885 at Denver for three years. Promoted to 1st Sergeant May 10, 1888. Discharged at Denver November 9, 1888. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, past president of Patriotic Sons of America, in a Denver camp. Commander Uniform Rank of the P.O.S.A. and Captain of an Independent Military Company. Member of the Colorado Editorial Association. One of the organizers of the Denver Bar Association. In 1939 lived in Denver, Colo. Written and compiled 49 different branches of Latta family, this branch is one. Member Sons of Veterans, Pioneer Printers of Colorado, Colonel 2d. Reg. and Quartermaster General Veteran Legion G.A.R. One child:
421 EDITH MYERS (8) b. in Denver, Colo. June 14, 1892; m. Harry W. Watson of
Pinos Altos, N.M. in Denver, Colo. December 26, 1912 and went to Pinos Altos where he was in the mercantile business. She returned to Denver and became publisher and editor of the Colorado Graphic, a law paper. Was Treasurer of the Colorado Editorial Association. Member of the Denver Woman's Press Club. Member of the Zonta Club. Also a well known Archeologist. Three children all born in Denver: William Robert Latta b. March 3, 1814. Sarah Dorothea b. June 21, 1915; m. at San Diego, Calif. to Harold Clark Glenn of the U.S. Navy March 13, 1936. He was born in So. Car. Eugenia Roselia b. February 23, 1917. She married Ernest W. Eckerd .......... Long Beach, Calif.

                                                                                  77 CUTHBERT HOPE (7) LATTA

John (6) Moses (5) John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born September 7, 1866; m. Mrs. Helen Murphy in 1897. In 1904 was Asst. Gen. Eastern Agent Mohawk R.R. at New York. Later construction agent Chi. and N.W. Ry at Philadelphia, Pa. In 1937 practicing law at Philadelphia, Pa.

422 EMMA HOPE (8) b. January 22, 1901.
423 JOHN (8) b. August 7, 1902.

                                                                              78 THOMAS POLLARD (7) LATTA

John (6) Moses (5) John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Greensburg, Pa. January 15, 1885; m. Mabel Machesney, daughter of Mrs. Ada Nachesney of Salem Tp., Pa., June 20, 1910.

424 JAMES MACHESNEY (8) b. Nov. 6, 1914; d. Sept. 1, 2004; m. Mary Margaret Dougherty.
425 ROSE McCLELLAN (8) m. Emery R. Kyle of Pittsburg, Pa. August 1939.

"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sat., Sept. 4, 2004
Latta James Machesney, 89, of Wilkins Township, died Sept. 1, 2004 in Monroeville. Born Nov. 6, 1914, in Crabtree, Pa. Mr. Latta was a grandson of the late Hon. John Latta, who was elected to serve as Pa.'s first Lieutenant Governor from 1875-1879. He was the son of the late Thomas Pollard Latta & Mabel Machesney Latta. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, the former Mary Margaret Dougherty of Erie Pa., his brother Richard J...Robert D....he was an industrial engineer with U.S. Steel... dau...son...grandchildren... Wolfe Memorial Inc....Greensburg Pike... St. Stephen's Episcopal Church...

                                                                                 79 THOMAS CLIFFORD (7) LATTA

John C. (6) Thomas (5) John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born December 30, 1866; m. Dora Blair in 1892. He then lived at Tallala, Okla. Died June 2, 1937.  Buried in Garland Cemetery, Stigler, Haskell Co., OK.  His wife died before 1910.

427 CLIFFORD (8) d. May 25, 1895.
428 WILLIAM MORGAN (8) b. April 15, 1895.

___ MAUD (8)

___ MARY (8)

____ ROBERT LEE (8) b. July 4, 1902; died Dec. 19, 1982 in Wagnor Co., OK.

____ SALLIE (8)  Married a Burton.  Died May 21, 1986.  Buried in Garland Cemetery, Stigler, Haskell Co., OK

___ PEARL SYLVIA (8) b. Sept 12, 1900 in Shawnee Pott, OK; married David Lowery on April 12, 1920 in Sebastian Co., Arkansas; died August 5, 2000. 

Pearl S. Lowery died Saturday in Shawnee. She was 99.

She was born Sept. 12, 1900, in Shawnee, the daughter of Clifford and Dora (Blair) Latta.

She had been a resident of Shawnee since 1969 and lived most of her life in Paden. She was a member of the Paden Holiness Church and was a homemaker.

She married Dave Lowery April 12, 1920, in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death July 4, 1963.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters and one daughter, Ruth Lowery.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Darlene Lowery, Okemah; Vance and Dee Lowery, Wanette; daughters and sons-in-law, Lillian and Joe Landrum, Seminole; Jane and Tommy Harris, Prague; Ann and Bill Woodard, Shawnee; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Prague with the Rev. Wayne Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Paden Cemetery.

{published in the Shawnee News-Star August 6 2000}


                                                                                  80 MAURICE COOPER (7) LATTA

John C. (6) Thomas (5) John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Pa. on a farm October 13, 1869; m. Clara Hays Bullen, daughter of James H. and Alma E.G. Bullen, November 4, 1897. She was born September 18, 1868. Lived on a farm east of Holton, Kan. from 1879 to 1893. Located at Perry, Okla. October 1893, employed in the U.S. Land Office. Transferred to office of Secretary of Interior in Washington, D.C. June 1898. Was stenographer and clerk to President McKinley and in 1906 was Asst. Secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt; in 1909 Asst. Secretary to President Taft, and later to the other presidents. In 1938 Chief Clerk to President Franklin D. Roosevelt at White House.

429 MAURICE COOPER (8) b. November 10, 1900.

                                                                                    81 RAYMOND CECIL (7) LATTA

John C. (6) Thomas (5) John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born September 25, 1873; m. Daisy Smith of Cashion, Okla. May 3, 1904.

430 JOHN CHAUNCEY (8) b. February 28, 1901.
431 SUSAN KATHLEEN (8) b. December 18, 1902.

                                                                                      82 WILLIS CHALMERS (7) LATTA

John B. (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Grandview, Iowa August 29, 1858; d. in 1896; m. Ida Belle Charles at Muscatine, Iowa May 6, 1878. After his death she married J.B. Marshall by whom she had no children. In 1925 she lived in San Diego, Calif. He went to California with another man, they to drive stock east for a buyer who came with them. He left them in San Francisco, Calif. with two weeks board paid and he went north. He was never heard from again. In 1880 Willis was joined by his wife in California and they were informed that an uncle, James A. Latta, was in the bee business in San Diego, Calif. They were invited to come and live with him as he was feeble. They went and were given an interest in the business in San Pasquel, Calif. They improved the place. Their uncle fell dead while carrying some wood. His administrator found that James had never proved up on the homestead, so Willis immediately filed on the property and lived there for many years. In 1925 they lived in San Diego and Los Angeles, Calif.

Seven children:
432 CORA JOHN (8) b. in Grandview, Iowa, November 20, 1879; d. October 25, 1902; m. George McKenzie in 1900; he died in 1913. One child, Chalmers, in San Diego, Calif. in 1901.
433 ETHEL REAM (8) b. in San Diego, Calif. February 3, 1884; m. Wm. Holbritter.
434 LEE MAUD (8) b. in San Diego, Calif. January 9, 1882; m. Oscar Marshall in 1908. He was born in San Diego, Calif.
435 WILLIAM BOWERS (8) b. in Calif. September 4, 1890. Lived in San Diego, Calif. Newspaper.

                                                                                   83 EDWARD THOMPSON (7) LATTA

Samuel N. (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born near Grandview, Iowa September 20, 1841; d. 1916; buried in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa; m. Mary E. Jackson, daughter of John and Fanny (Stauffer) Jackson, September 17, 1867. She was born in 1847 and died in 1918. Buried at Grandview Cemetery. Edward went to Denver, Colorado in 1860; returned November 6, 1860. Enlisted in "K" Co. 8th Iowa Infantry September 11, 1861. Promoted to Captain 4th Indian Home Guards, Cherokee Nation, February 25, 1863, by Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. Discharged September 25, 1863, service no longer required. Went to Leavenworth, Kansas. His father was agent from Ft. Randall, South Dakota to Ft. Benton, Montana at that time. In March, 1864, his father sent him to Ft. Sully, Dakota to distribute annuities to the Sioux where he remained until July 16, 1867, as his father's deputy. He returned to Grandview. His wife was born in Licking Co., Ohio November 28, 1846, and settled in Grandview in 1850. In April 1868, he returned to Leavenworth, in grocery business; in 1869 in cattle business. Was stock agent for Missouri Pacific RR until 1881. Member of City Council of Leavenworth from 1877 to 1881. Returned to Grandview, became prominent in politics and held a number of offices. In 1916 in insurance.


                                                                          84 ARNOLD THOMAS (7) LATTA

Humphrey A. (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Grandview, Iowa July 7, 1867; d. June 17, 1931; m. Celia F. Cutler April 21, 1898 at
Worthington, Minn. Was in the dry goods business.

436 HELEN J. (8) b. February 2, 1899. Lived at Fergus Falls, Minn. in 1931.
437 HUMPHREY (8) b. at Worthington, Minn. June 17, 1900. Lived there in 1933.  Student Army Eng. Corps. Unic. at St. Paul, Minn. Enlisted in World War October 14, 1918.  Discharged December 21, 1918.
438 ELOISE (8) b. January 4, 1904; twin with Miriam; m. Mr. Reifsteck.
439 MIRIAM (8) b. January 4, 1904; m. Mr. Schweiger of Winnebago, Minn.
440 FRANCELIA (8) b. September 1904.
441 ARDYCE (8) b. February 1908; m. Mr. Nelson. Lived at Minneapolis, Minn.
117 SALSTROM (8).

                                                                             85 ARTHUR JAMES (7) LATTA

Humphrey A (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____(2) ____(1) Born: August 4, 1869 In: Grandview, Louisa, IA. Died: October 15, 1907 At: Des Moines, Polk,
IA. Married: Henrietta "Etta" Cornell, July 27, 1893. She was Born: July 22, 1874. In: Warren Co., IL. Died: August 13, 1956. At: Des Moines, Polk, IA. She was the daughter of:  James Todd Cornell & Mariah Verbik. { 1996 Note: The above information and Children were taken from the index. There was an over lay of paper from Robert H Latta and any other history was lost. New information was added in Dec. 10, 1996 from the Pedigree Chart of : Cheryl M. Larson, 8151 Leyden St. Elverta, CA 95626. Dated 1982/1983}

442 GRETTA M. (8) Born: 1898.
443 HAZEL JUANITA (8) Born: April 22, 1894.In: Dallas City, Hancock, IL. Died: November 14,1972. At: Park Ridge, Cook, IL. She Married: Charles Vernon Hurlbert, May 1, 1912. Divorced: Sept. 15, 1925.One known son Robert Latta Hurlbert, Born: Oct. 14, 1915. She remarried: May 20, 1926. To: Fred Madison White.
444 NETTIE G. (8)

                                                                                  86 WILLIAM ADDISON (7) LATTA


Robert Wallace (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1).   born on 9 Feb. 1865 in Moore’s Flat, Nevada County, California, USA. He married Harriet Marie Smith on 20 April 1891. She was born 21 Feb. 1870 in Marysville, Yuba County,California. She died from cancer in 1906 in Sacramento, California, USA. He died in Woodland, Yolo County, California, U.S.A.   Will Latta’s second marriage was to Nellie Grant Smith who was born on 24 March 1872 in Marysville, Yuba County, California, U.S.A. She died on 03 Aug. 1940 in Sacramento, California, U.S.A. Nellie was Harriet’s sister and lived with the family prior to Harriet’s death due from cancer.

Children with Harriet Marie:

___ RALPH OLIN (8) born on 2 March 1892 on Smith Ranch near Marysville, Yuba, California, USA. He died by gunshot wound on 24 July 1931. They had no children.

___ BEATRICE ESTELLE (8) was born on 09 Nov.1894. She died on 28 Feb 1986 in Berkeley, Alameda County, California, U.S.A. She married Phillips Frisbie Lewis on who was born on 25 Aug. 1892 in Oakland, Alameda County, California, U.S.A. He died as a result of suicide on 24 Feb 1930 in Oakland, Alameda, California, USA. Phillips Frisbie Lewis and Beatrice Estelle had the following children: Philips Frisbie Lewis and Mary Beatrice Lewis,

___HARRIET ELMA (8) born in Knight’s Landing, Yolo, California, USA. She married Joe Finis Hackett 12 June 1920 in Corvalis, Benton, Oregon, USA. He died 12 Jan. 1972 in Guadallajara, Baja California, Mexico.  They had one daughter, Carol Cranston Hackett.

___ BARBARA (8) Don’t know who this is, but Gertrude Maud, below, was born the same month and year in Ms. Larson notes.

___ GERTRUDE MAUD (8) born on 11 March 1900 in Sacramento, California, USA. She died 11 March 1972 in Sacramento, California, USA. She married George Leroy Jessup who was born 08 October 1895 in Rifle Creek, Colorado, USA. He died on 15 December 1983 in Contra Costa County. Their children were Harriet Ellouise Jessup, Dorothy Royina Jessup and Elsie Jessup.

                                                                                  87 ROBERT MENGO (7) LATTA

Robert W (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____(2) ____(1) Born: Nevada City, Calif. September 8, 1868; Married: Mary Stineman at Wheatland, Yuba County, Calif. February 08, 1888. She was born there February 01, 1875, daughter of John and Ann Stineman.   She died on 30 Sept. 1970 in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, U.S.A.



445 ESTHER LOUISE (8) b. Wheatland, Calif. January 29, 1889; died in Sutter City, California, USA. She married Isaac Jackson Mayfield 20 February 1907 in Wheatland, Yuba, California, USA. They had two children.
446 ROBERT WALLACE "Wallace" (8) b. Wheatland, Calif. June 2, 1891; d. 03 May 1973 in Aptos, Santa Cruz County, California, USA; m. Dorothea Webster on 29 September 1940;  Two children, Robert Wallace Latta, Jr. of Downieville, CA and Phyllis.
447 OSCAR ELLSWORTH (8) b. Wheatland, Calif. January 2, 1893; d. Nevada City May 28, 1903.
448 ANITA MARIE  (8) b. Wheatland, Calif. December 4, 1895; d. Nevada City July 30, 1898.
449 JOHN KENNETH (8) b. Nevada City, Calif. August 2, 1897; d. 04 January, 1964
in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA. He married three times. He had 1 child with 2nd wife Patricia Slaughter. They married October 1949 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA 10 July 1926 in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA, California, USA. They had two children.
450 EDNA (8) b. Nevada City, Calif. December 1, 1899; m. Marcus William Wood in 1930. d. in San Jose, CA.
451 BELLE (8) b. Nevada City, Calif. May 2, 1903; m. Alfred Hardy Chamberlin on 20 June 1930 in Del Monte, California, USA; d. March 30, 1997 in Grass Valley, CA.  They had three children.
452 CHESTER STINEMAN (8) b. Nevada City, Calif. July 15, 1905. d. May 27, 1998 in Felton, CA. m. Hazel Edith Ramsey on 29 March 1931 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, USA. Two children: Elwood Ramsey Latta, b. abt. 1934, and Marilyn Mae Latta, b. abt. 1936 (m. Mr. Anderson).  Chet and Edith died together in a car accident.

                                                                                      88 KARLE COWLES (7) LATTA

Francis M. (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born near Grandview, Iowa December 12, 1865; d. 1941; buried at the Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa, along with his wife; m. Rowena B. Overhold October 6, 1891 of Columbia Junction, Iowa. She was born August 21, 1864. Died January 5, 1937. Went with his parents to Dutch Creek Tp., Washington Co., Iowa May 1866. Lived on farm until 1887. In 1888 went to Washington, one year in real estate office. On January 5, 1891 went to Paton, Iowa. Registered pharmacist and druggist. Lived there in 1937. One child:
453 ISABELLA S. (8) b. August 14, 1892; d. 1980; buried in the Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa. In 1916 lived at Hammond, Ind. Spent 1921 to 1922 in Paris, France. Also summer of 1929. Taught in School of Education Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1932 teacher of French at Cleveland, Ohio.

                                                             *89 CLARENCE PALMER (8) LATTA, {Branch No.27 & No.3}

*48 Mary (7) *47 Rachel (6) Thomas (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). (See branch No. 27) Born Washington Co., Iowa December 21, 1873; m. Bertha F. Applegate in Jones Co., Iowa June 24, 1896. Electrical engineer. Was foreman of shops of Union Terminal Co. of New York. Went to Anamosa, Iowa, with Jones Co., Iowa Telephone
Co. See his grandfather's record for Revolutionary War.

454 ELIZABETH ISABELLE (9) b. New York City, August 25; 1903; married.
455 MARION (9) married.

                                                           *90 LLOYD EVERETT (8) LATTA, {Branch No.27 & No.3}

*48 Mary (7) *47 Rachel (6) Thomas (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Washington Co., Iowa July 23, 1875; m. Martha M. Samson December 3, 1900. Abstract and real estate title business in Washington, Iowa. Studied law, admitted to the Bar in May 1902. In 1904 Secretary Union Terminal Co. of New York City. In 1913 Secretary and Treasurer Briscoe Engineering Co. New York City. In 1938 mining lawyer at Jackson, Michigan. He said: "I heard my father say he carried an old Revolutionary musket when he went rabbit hunting in boyhood. He set it down behind a corn crib one day when hunting as he watched the auctioneer cry of public sale. Someone stole the musket." My father never recovered it. Some German-Hessian must have stolen it. He lived at Babson Park, Florida then at Jackson, Michigan. His father was a member of branch No. 27. He is thus a member of both branches. One daughter:

                                                                                   91 WILLIAM HOMER (7) LATTA

George F. (6) Thomas (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born near Washington, Iowa August 9, 1864; m. Minnie Lacelle Clayton at Amorest, Mo. March 4, 1896.
She was born near Pullman, West Virginia September 2, 1871, daughter of David Lytle and Angeline (Zinn) Clayton. Minnie was the great granddaughter of a Revolutionary soldier, Elisha Clayton, born December 11, 1757; d. 1845. William was a farmer. Went to Oregon in 1891. Teacher for two years. Went to Kansas in 1893. Was a druggist in Amorest, Missouri. Went to state of Washington in October 1898; in 1903 lived at Colton, Washington; in 1938 at Pulmann, Washington. Was a letter carrier there for 23 years.

457 ALICE LOUISE (8) b. at Pullman, Wash. June 1, 1903. In 1933 teacher of history in high school, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

                                                                                     92 MELVIN (7) LATTA

William S. (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Frankfort, Ross Co., Ohio July 4, 1847; m. Miss Sutherland of Frankfort. He was murdered there July 4, 1871. After his death she married Ray Hannawalt. One child:
458 MOLLIE (8) m. Raymond Hannawalt. Lived near Greenfield, Ohio.

                                                                                    93 ALPHUS H. (7) LATTA

William (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Frankfort, Ross Co., Ohio March 14, 1851; m. Mattie Crow at Wapdllo, Iowa, September 21, 1876. Insurance agent. Lived at Charlton, Iowa.

459 ROY C. (8) b. July 24, 1877. Lived at Milo, Iowa 1903.
460 FAY (8) b. December 25, 1878. Lived at Chariton, Iowa.
461 MARIE (8) b. July 26, 1880. Lived at Chariton, Iowa.
462 DON E. (8) b. October 2, 1882. Lived at Chariton, Iowa.
463 KARLE E. (8) b. April 5, 1885. Lived at Chariton, Iowa.

                                                                                       94 MILTON (7) LATTA

James (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born April 23, 1940; d. February 5, 1900; m. Harried Weirick January 31, 1867. She was born June 5, 1850; d. August 2, 1894. Both born and lived in Amity near Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Post office, Democracy, Knox Co. Ohio. Maj. E. J. Thomson, Adj. and Insp. of Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors" Home, Erie Co., Ohio, wrote December 11, 1933: "Milton Latta enlisted on April 20, 1861 in Co. B, 4th Ohio Vols. Inf. as private, and discharged July 20, 1861. On August 21, 1861, re-enlisted as 2d. Lieut. Co. G, 32d Ohio Vols. Inf. serving to July 20, 1865, until close of war. He died in the hospital on February 4, 1900."

Seven children:
464 MARGARET (8) b. April 22, 1869; d. May 14, 1906; m. George McGinley. Had eight children: Frederick. Ray. Eva. Hazel. Irene. Ada. Russell, Urich.
465 JOSEPHINE (8) b. July 14, 1870; m. Harvey Fletcher. They lived at Democracy, Ohio. Eight children: Lawrence. Grace. Stanley. Harold. Dwight. Encil. Dale. Laura.
466 IVA (8) b. April 7, 1881; d. September 28, 1899.
467 PEARL (8) b. January 8, 1886; m. Charles Grubb. Children: Curtis. Gordon.  Lloyd.
120 JOHN (8).
121 JAMES (8).
468 JULIA (8) b. February 3, 1889; m. Oscar Motz. One child: John Donald; b. 1899.  In 1934 lived at 918 Peckham St., Akron, Ohio.

                                                                                 95 ALLEN T. (7) LATTA

John (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Paris, Ills. September, 1867; m. Eliza Kerscheval November 17, 1897. She was born August 12, 1873. One child:
469 ETHEL MAY (8) b. January 18, 1900.

                                                                                   96 RUFUS (7) LATTA

John (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born February 19, 1874; m. Daisy Gripple June 18, 1896.

One child:
470 RALPH (8) b. April 11, 1897; d. October 18, 1897.

                                                                            97 GEORGE AUSTIN (7) LATTA

Robert M. (6) William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Washington Co., Iowa February 9, 1852; m. Margaret Ann Peake February 9, 1874 at Plattsmouth, Cass Co., Neb. Farmer and stock raiser. Owned several large farms near Cowles, Neb. She was born May 5, 1853 in Delaware Co., N.Y. In 1929 both lived at Red Cloud, Neb. In 1934 in Webster Co., Neb.

471 MARY LETITIA (7) b. July 16, 1878 at Red Cloud, Neb.; m. Jon G. Bennett.  Two children, 1 boy and 1 girl.
472 MABEL EDITH (8) b. June 20, 1884 at Red Cloud, Neb. In 1929 teacher in Alhambra, Calif.
122 GEORGE EARL (8).

                                                                                98 WILLIAM EDMONSTON (7) LATTA

Robert M. (6) William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Cincinnati, Ohio July 22, 1854; m. Caroline Lee Current October 1, 1873. She was born in Indiana, daughter of James and Sarah (Colburn) Current. She died at Kenesaw, Neb. April 24, 1932. He claimed he was named after Edmiston Latta, one of the inventors of the steam fire engine of Cincinnati, Ohio (branch No. 3). In 1934 lived at Clay Center, Neb.; in 1937 at Culbertson, Neb.

473 LETTE OELLA (8) b. August 10, 1874; d. in 1927.
123 JAMES OSCAR (8) b. August 9, 1877. In 1934 lived at Clay Center, Neb.
474 ROBERT BRUCE (8) b. April 9, 1883; d. February 18, 1885.

                                                                             99 JAMES THOMPSON (7) LATTA

Robert M. (6) William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Rock Bluffs, Neb. February 1, 1860. Married: Mary Adeline Peaka. She was Born: Dec. 18, 1863. In Ca 1889. Owned a fruit ranch near Selma. 1937 in San Diego, CA.

475 NEVA IRENE (8) Born: Dec. 20, 1890. Married: Mr. Kniss. Children: Robert & James.
476 MARGARET EUNICE (8) Born: May 30, 1901. Married: Dauglas Maw, Scotch Descent.

                                                                           100 ELBERT JOHNSTON (7) LATTA

Robert M (6) William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____(2) ____(1) Born: February 11, 1870, in: Rock Blanche , Neb. Also called " Albert". Married Twice:
Blanche Smith, Sept 30, 1896. And then Mamie E Woodworth, 1906 lived in Kenesaw, Neb. 1938 Physician at Hastings, Neb.
*Children of the First Wife;
477 ANNA LETITIA (8) Born: Aug 10, 1897. Died: Aug 13, 1899.
478 MILDRED (8) Born: Feb 28, 1900.
479 JUNITA BESS (8) Born: 1903. Married: J.C. Andrew. Lives Fresno ,CA. In the 1930's.
*Child from the 2nd Wife;
480 LOIS LEE (8) Born: Nov. 24, 1917.

                                                                          101 SAMUEL E. (7) LATTA

William S. (6) William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Rock Bluffs, Neb. May 11, 1862; m. Anna E. Hyde at Chicago, Ills. March 1886. Physician.
Graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago in 1884. In 1923 Supt. Hospital at Almshouse, Stockton, Calif.

481 WILLIAM R. (8) m. Ida E. VanPelt. In 1890 lived at Woodridge, Calif. In 1931 at Stockton, Calif.
482 SAMUEL GLENN (8) m. Frances Phelan.
483 OLIVE MARGUERITE (8) m. T. Allan Ross at Stockton, Calif. Children: Latta Allan. Janet Elizabeth. Carl David.
125 EARL V. (8).
484 WINIFRED (9) m. Lafayette J. Smallpage.

                                                                                    102 WALTER LEE (7) LATTA

James Mc. (6) John (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Logan, Iowa August 13, 1873; d. August 30, 1952. m. Amelia Carson, sister to his brother William's wife, at Logan, May 18, 1893. Lived 1907-1908 on homestead near Belfield, No. Dak. Walter and Amelia are both buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa. Children all born near Logan, Iowa.

485 EVA EMELINE (8) b. April 24, 1906; d. 1990; m. Ormond L. Henninger. Son: Richard R. Henninger? Eva and Richard are both buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co., Iowa.
486 JAMES MERLE (8) b. April 13, 1909; d. April 9, 1913. Buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa.
487 GEORGE WALTER (8) b. December 4, 1916.

Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co., Iowa
Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co., Iowa.

                                                                                       103 WILLIAM WILSON (7) LATTA

James McC. (6) John (6) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Glenwood, Iowa September 16, 1866; d. Nov. 30, 1949. m. Phebe K. Carson at Logan, Iowa December 22, 1898. In 1936 lived on a farm south of Logan, Iowa. He and Phebe are buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa.

488 RUTH ANNA (8) b. near Logan July 9, 1904; m. William Downey at Logan, October 23, 1925. One child, Barbara J, b. 1927.
489 ELIZABETH JEAN (8) b. Logan, Iowa June 29, 1919.


                                                                                     104 JAMES HARRY (7) LATTA

James McC. (6) John (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Magnolia, Iowa January 16, 1869; d. in 1935; m. Dora M. Frazier in 1898. He and Dora are buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co., Iowa.

490 DEAN (8) b. in 1899. m. Effie Gertrude Haight. See picture below. Dean and Effie Gertrude (Haight) Latta are buried in Oak Grove cemetery.
491 ALLENE (8) b. about 1904; d. 1986. Buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa.
492 LEONA LUCILLE (8) b. 1909. d. 1996. Buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa.

James Harry Latta is buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison Co., Iowa.




They were instrumental in the genealogy preservation of Harrison County (and terrific ladies).

                                                                           105 WILLIAM RAY (7) LATTA

Robert R. (6) John (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Rock Bluffs, Neb. April 26, 1862; m. Anna Rupp of Colorado Springs, Colo. Lived there in 1898; in 1936 at Logan, Iowa.

493 REGINALD RAY (8) b. February 12, 1886.
494 HARRY ELDRIDGE (8) b. June 12, 1892.
495 THOMAS (8) b. October 9, 1895.
496 WILLIAM RAY (8) b. in El Paso Co., Colo.; m,. Mary F. McCoy April 6, 1912 at Washington Court House, Ohio. Lived at Wilmington, Clinton Co., Ohio.

                                                                         106 CLARENCE MONROE (8) LATTA

Harry M. (7) Ephraim (6) Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Sewickley Tp., Westmoreland Co., Pa.; m. Bessie Owens at Wilmarding, Pa. She was born at Braddock, Pa. One son:
497 DONALD MONROE (9) b. at Turtle Creek, Allegheny Co., Pa. May 17, 1912.

                                                                        107 FERRIS HOWARD (8) LATTA

William W. (7) William (6) Moses (5) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Hunker, Pa. November 22, 1904; m. Ruth Barton King of Uniontown, Pa. October 1896. In 1930 lived at Ashtabula, Ohio. One child:
498 HELEN JOANNA (9) b. June 14, 1927. Married: Charles Edward Politano.

                                                                      108 CLARENCE JOHNSTON (8) LATTA

Clarence J. (7) Joseph S. (6) Moses (6) Ephraim (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Chinook, Mont. September 12, 1912; m. Marjorie Morris born at Sterling, Colo. April 12, 1916. In 1938 lived at Sterling.   He was a student at the University of Denver when he registered for the draft in WWII.  He and his wife divorced, and he was a pharmacist in Sparks, Nevada in 1954.  His wife Marjorie married Willis Brunner and died in 2003 in California.

499 EUGENE (9) b. at Sterling, Colo. August 11, 1937.
537 CHARLES (9) b. Oct. 9, 1941


                                                                       109 WILSON CLIFFORD (8) LATTA

Finley C. (7) Finley (6) John (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born July 15, 1891; served in WWI; d. at Cincinnati, Ohio November 9, 1930; m. Gertrude Mary Ennenking. She than married Grant Slibert. Children in 1938 lived at 19 Miami Parkway, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Both born at Cincinnati.

500 PATTIE GAY (9) b. November 17, 1926.
501 JOAN WILSON (9) b. April 27, 1928.

Wilson Latta/passport application picture - 1920



                                                                        110 WILLIAM WALLACE (8) LATTA

Edwin (7) Samuel (6) James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born in Davis Co., Iowa October 1865; m. Effie Bridges, sister to his sister Jennie's husband. Went to California about 1908. Lived at East San Diego, Calif. All his children were running a candy factory at San Diego; m. at Bloomfield, Iowa October 17, 1881. Children all born at Davis Co., Iowa. 

502 EDWIN RAY (9) b. April 6, 1892; m. Irene Mills at San Diego.
503 WILLIAM EARL (9) b. July 25, 1894; m. Bessie Davidson at San Diego, Calif.
504 PAUL (9) b. April 9, 1901; m. Bessie Satterfield at San Diego.
505 HOMER GUY (9) b. November 26, 1906; m. Gleaves Morrel at San Diego.
129 WALTER G. (9).

                                                                         111 JAMES (8) LATTA

George A. (7) James (6) Moses (5) Samuel (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Burlington, N.J. November 2, 1894; m. Margaret Everly Thomas at Burlington September 1917. One child:
506 ANNE GRESSETT (9) b. at Burlington, N.J. September 13, 1918.

                                                                       112 JAMES BULLEN (8) LATTA

Maurice C. (7) John C. (6) Thomas (5) John (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born February 4, 1899; m. Margaret H. Harvey October 17, 1925. One child:
507 BARBARA (9) b. September 10, 1926.

                                                                           113 ALPHUS ASHER (8) LATTA

Willis C. (7) John B. (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) _____ (1). Born at San Pasquel, Calif. July 29, 1886; m. Maud Taylor at San Diego, Calif. March 8, 1908. In the bee business and was head cook at County Hospital. Served in the World War. One child:
508 ALPHUS ASHER JR. (9) b. at Stevenson, Ala. November 24, 1910.

                                                                            114 BRUCE CHARLES (8) LATTA

Willis C. (7) John B. (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at San Pasquel, Calif. August 3, 1888; m. Lillian B. Moore, daughter of D.T. and Lillian I.P. Moore at Texmo, Oka. April 3, 1907. She was born at Mayeville, Ark. March 16, 1889. In 1925 he was Asst. County Treasurer of Rogers Mill Co., Cheyenne, Okla. Lived at Culver City, and Santa Anna, Calif.

509 OKLA MAZINE (9) b. at Texmo, Okla. November 18, 1908.
510 IDA BELLE INEZ (9) b. at Leedy, Okla. August 13, 1913.

                                                                              115 SAMUEL JOHN DANIEL (8) LATTA

Edward T. (7) Samuel N. (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Grandview, Iowa May 12, 1869; d. 1948. His mother came back to Grandview, Iowa from Kan. for his birth; m. Dotha Vibber, daughter of Rush C. and Catherine (Stineman) Vibber. She was b. in Louisa Co., Iowa February 28, 1870.

130 GLENN VIBBER (9) b. at Grandview, Iowa July 21, 1894. Died 1959.
511 MAMIE (9) b. at Grandview, Iowa April 21, 1898; d. February 14, 1904. Buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa.

                                                                           116 FRANK ROBERTS (8) LATTA

Edward T. (7) Samuel N. (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Leavenworth, Kan. January 14, 1871; d. 1911; buried in the Grandview Cemetery; m. Nellie G. Martin at Grandview, Iowa February 2, 1898. She was born in Louisa Co., Iowa February 2, 1876, daughter of James and Angeline (Winder) Martin. She died in 1932 and is buried in the Grandview Cemetery. Manager General Store at Wapello, Iowa, 1906. All children born at
Grandview, Iowa.

512 CLAUDE MARTIN (9) b. November 14, 1898.
513 EDITH MARY (9) b. January 20, 1901; d. 1921; buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Louisa Co., Iowa.
514 HARRIE HOWARD (9) b. June 30, 1904.

                                                                                  117 SALSTROM (8) LATTA

Arnold T. (7) Humphrey A. (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1).  Born ____; m. ____.

Two children:
515 THOMAS ARTHUR (9) b. in 1923.

                                                                            118 WILLIAM CLAYTON (8) LATTA

William H. (7) George F. (6) Thomas (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1).  Born at Pullman, Nash. October 30, 1906; m. Delia L. Benjamin at Colfax, Wash. February 23, 1927, daughter of Jesse P. and Elsie J. (Cook) Benjamin. He was a descendant of Capt. Joseph Palmer, a Revolutionary soldier.

One child:
517 RICHARD CLAYTON (9) b. at Troy, Idaho October 21, 1929.

                                                                               119 ARTHUR LYTLE (8) LATTA

William H. (7) George F. (6) Thomas (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1).  Born at Pullman, Wash. June 1, 1911; m. Viola B. Larson of Moscow, Idaho January 6, 1932 at Superior, Mont. She was born at Dawson, No. Dak. March 27, 1912, daughter of Leonard C. and Rosina (Lechner) Larsen.

518 DONALD ARTHUR (9) b. at Pullman, Wash. January 20, 1933.
519 LEONARD WILLIAM (9) b. at Pullman, Wash. December 8, 1934.
520 CAROLYN JEANNE (9) b. November 10, 1937.

                                                                                     120 JOHN (8) LATTA

Milton (7) James (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1).  Born: May 7, 1873; d. July 30, 1924; m. Eva Thomas.

Children, twins:
521 MARY (9).
522 MARTHA (9).

                                                                                          121 JAMES (8) LATTA

Milton (7) James (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) _____ (1). Born Sept. 7, 1871; m. Sarah Weaver. One child:
523 DOROTHY (9).

                                                                                     122 GEORGE EARL (8) LATTA

George A. (7) Robert M. (6) William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Red Cloud, Neb. April 28, 1886; m. Ethel Junita Osborn. In 1937 lived at Cowles, Neb.
524 ROXINE EVELEN (9) b. August 21, 1913.
525 GEORGE RUSSELL (9) b. November 7, 1914.
526 ELIZABETH LEE (9) b. October 25, 1922.

                                                                                       123 JAMES OSCAR (8) LATTA

William E. (7) Robert M. (6) William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born August 9, 1877; m. Ada Bavinger. Physician. In 1987 lived at Clay Center, Neb. Children:
527 INEZ MAY (9) b. in 1915.
528 WILLIAM M. (9) b. November11, 1924.

                                                                                   124 ROBERT SMITH (8) LATTA

Elbert J. (7) Robert M. (6) William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born May 20, 1906; m. Bernetta Lancaster.

529 ROBERT LEE (9) b. 1929.
530 ELBERT J. (9) b. 1934.
531 BARBARA (9) b. 1937.

                                                                                     125 EARL V. (8) LATTA

Samuel (7) William S. (6) William (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Married Clara Othella Fore. One child:
532 ELIZABETH JANE (9). In 1932 lived at Stockton, Calif.

                                                                              126 MAURICE CARSON (8) LATTA

Walter L. (7) James McC. (6) John (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born at Logan, Iowa June 14, 1900; died September 12, 1953. Buried at the Logan Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa. m. Lillian E. Young of Dallas Co., Iowa at Indianola, Iowa. Military service. Co. 11, S.A.T.C. Ames, Iowa, October 1 to December 9, 1918. No. 5251018. Preacher and teacher. Degrees: A. B. Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa 1924. A.M. State University of Iowa 1925. Ph.D. Ohio State University 1930. Was Asst. Professor and Professor Morningside College, 1925 to 1931. Professor of History and Political Science, Olivet College, Mich. from 1931. to 1936. Deacon 1925. Elder, 1930. Des Moines Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1936 member of the Congregational Ministry. One child:
533 LILLIAN PATRICIA (9) b. at Battle Creek, Mich. January 23, 1934.

                                                                           127 WILLIAM MARSHALL (8) LATTA

William W. (7) James McC. (6) John (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____ (2) ____ (1). Born near Logan, Iowa, August 26, 1906; m. Margaret Brownlee of Charliton, Iowa June 10, 1930 at Chariton. Lived at Indianapolis, Ind. One child:
534 JANET RUTH (9) b. September 25, 1934.

                                                                               128 FRANKLIN BRYAN (9) LATTA

Wm. W. (8) Edwin (7) Samuel (6) James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1).  Born in Davis Co., Iowa, December 5, 1896; m. Helen Howell at San Diego, Calif. Lived there in 1925. Gray Goose Confectionery, 117 N. Lime Street, Escanado, Calif. in 1934. One child:
535 DOROTHY (10) b. July 1, 1913.

                                                                                   129 WALTER G. (9) LATTA

William W. (8) Edwin (7) Samuel (6) James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1).  Born in Davis Co., Iowa January 7, 1890; Married: Margaret ____ in San Diego, Calif. Living there in 1925. One son:
536 AUBREY LEWIS (10) b. 1925. Living at San Diego, Calif. Caroll County, June 5th, 1846.

                                                                                   130 GLEN VIBBER (9) LATTA

Samuel J.D. (8) Edward T (7) Samuel N (6) James (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ___(2) ___ (1). Born: July 21, 1894 in Grandview, Iowa. Died in 1959. Buried in the Grandview Cemetery; m. Lois Josephine Haas. She was born in 1905 and died in 1979. She is buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa.
131 GLEN VIBBER "JR" (10) b. 1925; m. Jacqueline Mae Rhode; d. Oct. 28, 1998. She was b. 1930 and d. 1987. She is buried in the Grandview Cemetery.
132 PHYLLIS MARIE (10) b. 1927. Married: Alan Kramer. Lived at St. Louis, MO.
133 HARRY DEAN (10) b. 1932. Married: Faye Anderson. Lived at Aromas, California.
134 KENNETH DALE (10) b.1943. Married: First: Patricia Johnson, Second: Susan Colver. Lived at Winchester, Virginia.

Glen Latta

Glen V. "Pete" Latta, Jr., 73, of Wapello, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at Wapello Nursing Home in Wapello.

Born Aug. 27, 1925, in Grandview, he was the son of Glen and Lois Haas Latta, Sr. On July 21, 1961, he married Jacqueline Mae Rohde in Muscatine. She died July 7, 1987.

Mr. Latta was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater and the Battle of the Bulge. He worked at GPC in Muscatine and was a farmer in the Grandview area.

Survivors include two sons, William G. Latta and Donald D. Latta, both of Grandview; two brothers, Harry Latta of Winchester, Vir., and Kenny Latta of Aromas, Calif.; and one sister, Phyllis Kremer of St. Louis.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Stacy Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction.

The graveside funeral for Mr. Latta will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, with military rites conducted by the Allen Wright Hanft Post No. 100 of the American Legion.

A memorial has been established.

"The Hawk Eye", Burlington, Iowa


                                                                                      271  JOHN MARLIN (7) LATTA

Moses McClure (6) James (5) Mungo (4) Moses (3) ____ (2) ____ (1).  b. October 3, 1843 in Ross County, Ohio; d. Feb. 26, 1923 in Washington, Iowa; m. Rebecca See (daughter of Rev. Michael See) at Grandview, Iowa May 17, 1866.

601    WILLIAM W. (8) b. Oct. 26, 1869 in Henry County, Iowa; d. Feb. 21, 1954 in Muscatine, Iowa.  Married Kathryn Timmerman on Oct. 12, 1892. One son, Donald A. Latta, and three daughters. William was a member of the United Brethren Church and of Modern Woodmen of America.  He was a millworker at the Roach & Musser Co.  He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.
602    ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" (8) b. June 2, 1873; died Sept. 7, 1931 in Columbus Junction, Iowa; married J. P. Knott on November 25, 1900.  They had three children.
603    EDITH (8) m. Robert S. McDaniel.
604    PEARL S. "CARL" (8) m. Jennie Luckey, who died in 1924.  Three sons, Everett, Lloyd, and Allen.
605    MILES E. (8) b. Oct. 18, 1885 near Letts, Iowa; d. May 10, 1937 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; married Miss Cora Bell Nicholson on June 1, 1912.  Four daughters, Gladys, Mildred, Myrtle and Goldie.  He was buried in the Indian Creek Cemetery.

The Daily Times, Davenport, Iowa                Quad City Times, Davenport, Iowa - 9/2/1938              The Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa - Feb. 22, 1954

 - Wed. Feb. 28, 1923




                                                                                                   459 ROY CROW (8) LATTA

Alphus (7) William (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ___(2) ___(1) Born: July 24, 1877. Married: Sarah L. Haworth. At: Milo, Iowa, June 6, 1900. Sarah Haworth was born in Richland, IA on Dec 3, 1880 to James Dillon Haworth and Nancy Evans; she died on Jan 19, 1940 in Elmhurst, IL. Roy was a Printer. Lived at Milo, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson, Marion and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
538 JAMES L. (9) Born: March 29, 1901.
539 GEORGE H. (9) Born: July 24, 1904.
540 ARLEEN H. (9) Born: Jan. 21, 1908.
541 ROY CROW (9) Born: Oct. 25, 1909.

                                                                                               538 JAMES L (9) LATTA

Roy C (8) Alphus (7) William (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ____(2) ____(1) Born: March 29, 1901. At: Milo, Iowa. Married: Hettie L Smith, Sept. 19, 1934. In: Amarillo Texas.

542 JAMES L "Jr" (10) Born: Oct 28, 1935.Oak Park, Ill.
543 JERRY D (10) Born: May 17, 1937. Oak Park, Ill.
544 NANCY L (10) Born: Oct. 22, 1939. Elmhurst, Ill.

                                                                                      539 GEORGE H. (9) LATTA

Roy C (8) Alphus (7) William (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ___(2)___(1) b. July 24, 1904 at Indianola, Iowa; died in Woodland Hills, CA in Mar 1994; m. Marie C. Ryson, Sept. 3, 1932 in Chicago, IL. She was born in North Dakota on June 12, 1908 to Daniel Ryson and Agnes Robinson and died in Fulton, MO on Jul 7, 1990.

552 GEORGE II (10) Born: Oct. 24, 1934.
553 CYNTHIA (10) Born: March 7, 1937. Married: Robert Romanin. Lives in CA.

                                                                           541 ROY CROW "Jr" (9) LATTA

Roy C (8) Alphus (7) William (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ___(2) ___(1) Born: Oct. 25, 1910. At Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Married: Lucille Christiansen, June 24, 1933.
Lives in Chicago, ILL.

557 JOHN ROY (10) Born: July 28, 1947.

                                                                               542 JAMES L "Jr" (10) LATTA

James L (9) Roy C (8) Alphus (7) William (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ___(2) ___(1) Born: Oct. 28, 1935, Oak Park, Ill. Married: Carol Drake, Sept. 3, 1955. She wa born: Feb. 9, 1937.

545 JAMES DAVID (11) Born: Feb. 19, 1957.
546 RICHARD ALLEN (11) Born: Sept. 15, 1959.
547 TRACIA (11) Born: Feb. 26, 1970. Died: Sept. 1971.
548 JAMES ROBERT (11) Born: Sept. 9, 1972.

                                                                                      543 JERRY D (10) LATTA

James L (9) Roy C (8) Alphus (7) William (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ___(2) ___(1) Born: May 17, 1938 at Oak Park, Ill. Married: Elizabeth E. Alrich, June 17, 1961. He or one of his children moved to Los Altos, CA.

549 JERRY DANIEL (11) Born: Aug. 6, 1965.
550 STEVEN A (11) Born: Aug. 8, 1967.
551 JEFFERY J (11) Born: April 28, 1971.

                                                                            552 GEORGE H. II (10) LATTA

George H. (9) Roy C (8) Alphus (7) William (6) Moses (5) William (4) Samuel (3) ___(2)___(1) Born: Oct. 24, 1934. Married: Charlotte Major, Aug. 8, 1959 in Chattanooga, TN. Charlotte Lorene Major was born in Atlanta, GA on August 19, 1934 to Ferdinand Humbert Major and Dorothy Elizabeth Billett. George was a Lieut. Col. U.S. Army. Children:
554 GEORGE H. III (11) Born: Sept. 4, 1960 in Chattanooga, TN. He is married to Teresa Marie Bauer on Oxr. 2, 2001. She was born on Nov 27, 1957 in Washington DC.
555 MARY ELIZABETH (11) March 10, 1962 in Tacoma, Washington. On Sep 8, 1990, she married Rembert Murray McElhannon who was born on Oct 30, 1956 in Athens, GA. They have three children all born in Athens: Hannah Elizabeth McElhannon on Aug 19, 1991, Jackson Stuart McElhannon on Jul 22, 1993, and Caroline Anne McElhannon on Aug 30, 1996.
556 ANN LOUISE (11) Born: Jan 1, 1967 in Columbus, GA. On Sep 10, 1994, she married John Elkins Durden who was born on Aug 9, 1963 in Swainsboro, GA. They have one child born in Augusta, GA: Mary Elizabeth Durden on Nov 17, 1996.


                                                    558 MOSES (5) LATTA
William (4) Moses (3) ________ (2) _________ (1). Born: Before 1760. May be "William Moses or Moses William." Died in September of 1825, in Medina County, Ohio; m. Rachel Todd, daughter of William Todd and Ann Rambo Todd before 1817. Rachel was born abt. 1775 in Westmoreland Co., PA. (The Will of Ann Todd, 1817, (Westmoreland Co., PA) from Todd Times, Vol. 7, 1998, page 10 stated that her estate be divided into eight shares; 1 to grandson William Todd; 1 to 6 grandchildren, George, William, David, James, Ann, Isabella Mathews, 1 to 2 grandchildren, Nancy Carnahan and Mary Smith, and 1 share to each of her daughters now alive; Mary Baldridge, Nancy Clark, Rebecca Sloan, Raichel Latta, and Loas Armstrong. Note from other sources, spouses were Joseph Baldridge, Joseph Clark, James Sloan, and George Armstrong. Also settlement mentions James Mathews and George Smith.)

Ann Rambo Todd's father was William Todd, son of Robert Todd and Isabella Bodley Hamilton.  He lived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, which later Montomgery County, PA was a part of. William Todd was a good friend of Ben Franklin and was a Rev. War soldier.  He lived in Bedford County, PA abt. 1765, where he married Ann Rambo on Nov. 27, 1776.  In 1776 he was appointed Assessor and Justice of the Peace in Bedford County.  A William Latta was also appointed as Justice of the Peace for Bedford County.  William Todd also had two nephews (son's of his half-brother Andrew Todd) named William Todd and Samuel Todd, who lived in Bedford County briefly before moving on to Westmoreland County, PA and to Shelby County, KY.  Ann Rambo Todd's father, William Todd later moved to Westmoreland County, PA where he served as PA General Assembly, and where he died in Unity Township.

On August 12, 1778, DEED, Thomas Swaine of Carlisle, Cumberland Co., yeoman, to William Todd of Philadelphia City, coachmaker. The half-part of 4 tracts lying on the Black Log Branch of Aughwick Creek, Bedford Co. (Source: Calendar of Transactions, Deed Book A, p. 334, Bedford Co., PA. On April 2, 1779, DEED, William Todd of Philadelphia City, coachmaker, and William Pollard of the same place. The half-part of 4 tracts lying on the Black Log Branch of Aughwick Creek, Bedford County. [This tract of land lies in the EXACT proximity of land owned by JOHN LATTA of Branch 17. This portion of Bedford County became Huntingdon County, PA] William Todd is also appointed as a Justice of the Peace in Bedford County, PA on Nov. 13, 1778. Moses was said to have been impressed as a Hessian by the British in the Revolutionary War, escaped and joined Washington and with him crossed the Delaware December 25, 1776. [This same story is found in Branch 17 for John Latta --- was this a story passed down in the family? Are these two branches connected?] His wife was in Boston, Mass. at the time of the famous Boston Tea Party December 16, 177_. Moses Latta and his family came to Bath, Ohio in the spring of 1810.  

In a history of Summit County, under "Pioneer Women of Bath" the following narrative is told:

"Mrs. Arnold remembers when a little girl, of hearing Mrs. Rachel Latta (this was Moses' wife) tell with what anxiety and dread she and her family waited to hear the result of the battle on Lake Erie. The neighbors were few and far between. Some started but they had their wagon loaded and waited. If the British were victorious they were to move quickly farther east where the settlers were more numerous, for they expected to be overpowered by the Indians and scalped without mercy. Mrs. Latta's family were great hunters; though not the first settlers in Bath were the first in the southern part of the town, coming in the spring of 1810. There were seven girls in this family, viz; Mary, Charlotte, Sally, Ursula, Rachel, Betsey and Florinda. There was an Indian camp a short distance south of the Latta home, on Latta Run, for some time after they came. One afternoon Sally was over there playing with the children, and they asked her to eat supper with them. She did not like to displease them by not staying, but did not think she could relish roast skunk, so left at the risk of offending them."

History of Youngstown & the Mahoning Valley, OH by Jos. G. Butler, Jr. (google books) states:

New Connecticut was surveyed July 21, 1796 and is now the southeast corner of Poland Turnpike, Mahoing County surveyed by the Connecticut Land Company....taxpayers - Youngstown Township...1801 & 1803...Moses Latta...contracts for purchase of land from John Young.

History of Trumball & Mahoning Counties, Vol 1, by H. Z. Williams & Bros -

pg. 84.  A general military election was held May 7, 1804 at which the following officers (War of 1812) were chosen for the First and Second Regiments of the Fourth Division of Trumball County, which at that time included the whole western reserve...Second Regiment...Lieutenant Moses Latta.

pg. 363.  The following gentlemen...have been elected township trustees (Youngstown) at successive annual elections, up to the spring of 1830....Moses Latta...

pg. 373.  1803 Trumball County taxes...Moses Latta .32

A deed recorded Oct. 7, 1817 in Medina County Recorders Vol F, page 30 states that the Bath Cemetery Committee members were....Moses Latta.

Fifty Years and Over of Akron & Summit County (e-books) page 85: Moses Latta squatted on a lot upon the Smith trail...a short distance east of what was afterwards for many years known as Latta's Corners - so named from the somewhat notorious Latta's Tavern, erected, and for many years kept by William Latta (presumably a son of Moses)...

In the book "Fifty Years and Over of Akron & Summit County" in a chapter titled "Routing Out the Crooks", pg. 641 - There were squatters in those days from the most reliable sources available, it is probable that Messrs, Hale and Hammond were proceeded by Moses Latta, Aaron Miller, Hezekiah Burdit, Gibson Gates, and Moses and Aaron Decker, who had located themselves in the township as squatters....Moses Latta squatted on a lot upon the Smith Road."


559   DAVID TODD (6) Born: August 27, 1801 in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.
560   JOHN DICK (6) Born: December 1807; d. 1856.
561   FRANKLIN WASHINGTON (3) b. October 15, 1810 in Summit Co., Ohio; d. March 17, 1893.
562   JOSEPH (6). No history for him. Was he "William Joseph???"
563  SARAH/SALLY (6) b. in Ohio; m. Jacob Lindley on January 12, 1827 in Medina County, Ohio (Medina Co. Marriages Microfilm No. 317444). He was born in Connecticut July 24, 1799; d. at Bronson, Branch County, Mich. December 11, 1846. He went first to Ohio then to Mattison, near Bronson, Mich. June 3, 1836. Their children were Charlotte (m. Samuel Chatfield), Ephraim (m. Cynthia C. Brower and Mary E. Swift), Lucinda (m. Mr. Buffam), Orpha (m. Mr. McNett) and William. Mrs. Lindley claimed she had the Latta family Bible, with its record back to 1700. She now denies she has it.
564  MARY ANN (6) b. abt. 1807 in PA; d. after 1880 in Guernsey County, OH; m. Andrew Henderson on January 15, 1829 in Medina, Ohio by Justice of the Peace, Allen B. Smith.  1850 Census, Westland, Guernsey County, OH, Andrew Henderson, 47, b. PA, farmer, Mary S. Henderson, 23, b. PA (??-probably mistake in age); Elizabeth M., 22, b. OH, James M., 20, b. OH, Martha W., 18, b. OH, Catharine, 16, b. OH, Adaline, 14, b. OH, Mary S., 12, b. OH, Rachel A., 10, b. OH, Lucinda, 7, b. OH, Malinda D., 5, b. OH, Anaun N., 1, (male), b. OH. The Will of Andrew Henderson (Book 2, page 483) lists his daughters as Elizabeth Barnett, Martha Glass, Catharine Marshall, Mary Marshall, Rachel McDonald, Lucinda Given, and Melinda Jane.  1870 Census, Westland Township, Guerusey County, OH, Andrew Henderson, 67, b. PA, Mary Henderson, 63, b. PA, Adaline Henderson, 34, b. OH, Andrew N. Henderson, 21, b. OH. 
565  URSULA (6) b. abt. 1805; d. at Fawn River, Michigan on May 3, 1853; m. Mr. Chauncey P. Ballon (may be Ballou) on Nov. 13, 1831 in Medina Co., Ohio (Medina Co. Marriages Microfilm No. 317444);  They had one son, John Gilbert, born in May 13, 1842 in Bath, Ohio. He was a corporal in the U.S.V.A. Married Ella Hubbard in 1871 in Sturgis, Michigan.  Children: Melissa, Alonzo, Lovina, Charles and John Gilbert.
566  FLORINDA (6) m. Derrick Corson on Dec. 8, 1844 in Branch County, Michigan. Branch Co. Marriage Index 3.
567  CHARLOTTE (6). m. Elisha Harrington on Jan. 15, 1829 in Medina Co., Ohio (Medina Co. Marriages Microfilm No. 317444)

568 WILLIAM J. (6) b. abt. 1800 in PA; d. August 17, 1863 in Noble Co., Indiana; m. Sarah Sturtevant in Medina County, Ohio on Feb. 7, 1823. (Medina County Marriages Microfilm No. 317443) In the 1830 Medina Co. Census, William Latta and David T. Latta are shown at Bath, along with a Joel Sturtevant. William Latta shows 1 male under 5, 1 male 30-40, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 30-40.  In the 1860 Census, William J. Latta, age 60, is found in the penitentiary at Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa for counterfeiting.

569 RACHEL (6) no history found.

570 BETSY (Besty in marriage record) (6) b. abt. 1804 in Ohio; m. William Cornell on March 31, 1865 in Matteson, Branch County, Michigan; d. May 1, 1890 in Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan of heart failure. (Betsey on death record). 1860 census, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, William Cornell, 72, b. Massachusetts. 1880 Census, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, Betsy Cornell, 76, widowed, born CT. (doubt that she was born in Connecticut) There is a Betsey Ann Cornell, age 27, who  married Eugene L. Rifenbasgh on July 18, 1892 in Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan.  Father listed as ___ Cornell. (probably their daughter)

Moses Latta's tombstone at the Bath Cemetery.  Rachel's tombstone was not found.

Photos courtesy of Irene Dolan.


1820 Medina Ohio Census - Bath

Moses Latta, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 2 males 18-26, 1 male over 45, 4 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 10-26, 1 female 26-45, (3 for occupations - Agriculture)

1830 Medina Co. Census - Bath

William Latta, 1 male under 5, 1 male 30-40, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40


                                                         559 DAVID TODD (6) LATTA
Moses (5) William (4) Moses (3) _______ (2)  ________ (1). Born at Marietta, Ohio August 27, 1801; d. at Bronson, Mich. May 12, 1888. Married Mary Elizabeth Golden in Medina County, Ohio on October 30, 1830. (Medina Co. Marriages Microfilm No. 317443) She was born at Burlington, N.Y. November 14, 1811; d. at Bronson, Mich. February 11, 1891. She was the daughter of Daniel Golden, of Scotland, who crossed the Delaware with Washington. He lived at Liverpool, Ohio in 1837. His great granddaughter, Clara Ethel Latta Van Nuys, daughter of David A. Latta, has a small metal box which Daniel Golden used for carrying some part of his ammunition in that war. David Todd Latta had a farm that includes Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, and sold it for $1200 gold and went to Bronson, Mich. in a covered wagon. In the 1830 Medina Co., Oh Census, in Bath Twp., David T. Latta is found. His household included 1 male 15-20, 2 male 20-30, 1 female 5-10, 2 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, and 1 female 40-50. It is supposed that after his father's death in 1825, that his mother and 2 sons and 4 daughters were living with him. He would have been single, marrying in October of 1830. 1850 Census, Bronson, Branch Co., MI: D. T. Latter, 58, b. OH, Elizabeth Latter, 38, b. NY, Moses Latter, 19, b. OH, Daniel Latta, 16, b. OH, Ursula Latta, 13, b. OH, Aaron Latta, 5, b. OH, Joseph Latta, 1, b. OH, Mary Latta, 1, b. OH.  1880 Branch Co., Michigan Census (Bronson), Latty, David T., age 78, born in Ohio, farmer, father born in OH; mother born in OH; wife Elizabeth Latty, age 68, born in NY, daughter Mary Latty, age 30, born in OH; and grandson, Walter Hindbaugh, age 6, born in MI.

571   MOSES (7). b. August 16, 1831 at Copley, Summit Co., Ohio; d. November 8, 1907.
572 DANIEL GOLDEN (7) b. August 20, 1833 at Copley, Summit Co., Ohio; d. March 12, 1908 at Three Rivers, Mich. (St. Joseph County, MI Death Index 1867-1929 Bk 2, page 190). Never married. Went to Michigan in 1848. From 1867 to August 1907 he lived near Carrolton, Mo. He held many town offices at Carrolton. He claimed his mother was related to Anthony Wayne.  1850 Census, Bronson, Branch Co., MI; Daniel Latta, 16, b. OH. 1860 Census, Bronson, Branch Co., MI, Daniel G. Latta, 25, b. OH.   1880 Census for Rea, Carroll Co., Missouri states that Daniel G. Latta, age 33, born in Ohio, farmer, father born in OH, mother born in NY, lived with his brother, Joseph T. Latta, age 26, work on farm, born in OH also. If Daniel was 33 in 1880, he would have been born in 1847 and not 1833.
573 ABBEY URSULA (7) b. September 1, 1837 at Copley, Ohio; d. August 20, 1863 at Bronson, Mich. School teacher.
574   DAVID AARON (7) b. September 18, 1845 at Euclid, OH; d. July 16, 1887.
575 JOSEPH TODD (7) b. July 24, 1849. Twin with sister Mary. According to the 1880 census listed above for "Daniel", if Joseph was 26 in 1880, he would have been born in 1854 and not in 1849. 1860 Census, Branch Co., MI, Joseph T. Latta, 10, b. OH.  1900 Census, Bronson Co., MI, Joseph Latta, b. July 1849 in OH, single.  1910 Census, Bronson, Branch Co., MI, Joseph T. Latta, 60, b. OH, single.  1920 Census, Mecosta, Michigan, Joseph Latta, 70, single, b. OH.
576  MARY ELIZABETH (7) b. July 24, 1849; d. Jan. 11, 1911 in Coldwater, Branch Co., MI; m. E. Lenard Himebaugh, son of Michael Himebaugh and Sarsh E. Trayer on June 16, 1877 at Burr Oak, St. Joseph County, Michigan. One child, Walter M. Himebaugh.
577  DAVID TODD JR. (7) b. September 5, 1839 at Copley, Ohio. Died there October 19, 1841. 

                                                      560 JOHN DICK (6) LATTA
Moses (6) William (4) Moses (3) ________ (2) _________ (1). Born December 1807; d. February 1856. Married to Jean (or Joanna) McClure (nee Ingler) on December 17, 1835. (Medina County, OH Marriages Microfilm No. 317443) She was born May 27, 1810.  1850 Census, Mattison, Branch Co., MI: John D. Latta, 42, b. OH, Joanna Latta, 40, b. Vermont, Harvey J. Latta, 13, b. OH, William Latta, 12, b. Iowa, Alonzo Latta, 6, b. MI, Julia Ann Latta, 3, b. MI.

578 HARVEY J. (7) b. October 17, 1837. Served in the Civil War. Was taken prisoner, nearly starved in prison, was exchanged, but was in such a physical condition that he died at Columbus, Ohio and buried there with military honors.
579 BERTHA ANN (7) b. January 16, 1838; d. bef. 1850.
580 WILLIAM (7) b. March 28, 1840. Served in the Civil War in the 7th Regt. Mich. Vols, Co. K. In "A Twentieth Century History & Biography of Branch Co., MI," pg. 261 states that William Latta died "of disease at Washington, Nov. 8, 1862."  The "History of Branch County, Michigan" by Crisfield Johnson, pg. 319 states the same.  Family history states that he had black measles.
582 SARAH (7) b. April 15, 1842; d. bef. 1850.
582 ALONZO BISBAY (7) Born at Bronson, Mich. March 30, 1843; d. August 25, 1930. Buried at Downs, Kan. Member of the 11th Michigan Infantry, Company H.
583 LeROY (7) b. April 5, 1846; d. bef. 1850.
584 JUNIA ANNA (7) b. June 8, 1848; m. Emery M. Warner on March 22, 1866 in Branch County, Michigan. He died about February 1835 aged 92 years. In 1835 their son, Elmer, lived at Bronson, Mich. 1880 Census - Matteson, Branch Co., Michigan - Emory M. Warner, 36, farmer, born in OH; Junia A. Warner, 32, born in MI, father born in OH, mother born in VT; Elmer D. Warner, 10, son, born in MI.
585 ___________ (7) son, died in infancy. (may be LeRoy above)
585 GEORGE EDGAR (7) b. May 23, 1852; m. a widow, Mary Ann Cross, October 1880. She was born February 11, 1859 and died January 31, 1911. Her child took the name of George C. Latta. In 1935 he was living with his step-son at Glade, Kan. He had been in Kansas about 60 years. He fell in September 1934 and broke his right leg and has walked since then on crutches. 1880 Census - Osborne, Osborne Co., Kansas - George Lattie, age 25, farmer, born in MI. (His cousin Jane Latta Northway and her husband Samuel were living in Osborne during the 1880 census also - see below) 1920 Census - Harlan, Osborne Co., Kansas - Latta, George E., age 68, widow, born in Michigan, father born in Ohio, mother born in Vermont.

                                      561 FRANKLIN "FRANK" WASHINGTON (6) LATTA
Moses (5) William (4) Moses (3) ________ (2) _________ (1). Born in Summit Co., Ohio on October 15, 1810; d. March 17, 1893 at home of his son-in-law, Samuel Northway. Married Sarah Cornell. (Was she the sister to William Cornell, who married his sister, Betsy?) All the census records show Frank's wife listed as "Elizabeth."  Elizabeth Latta died March 1, 1863 and is buried in the Matteson Cemetery, Branch County, Michigan.  In 1850, he was listed as the Assessor of Branch County, Michigan. In the Coldwater City Directory, page 182 in 1882, Frank W. Latta is listed as a boarder in the home of Betsy Cornwell, widow of Wm. Cornwell.  (This was probably Betsy Cornell, his sister.) 1850 Census, Matteson, Branch Co., MI, F. W. Latta, 38, b. OH, Elizabeth, 33, b. PA, Jane Latta, 13, b. OH, Mary A. Latta, 9, b. MI. 1860 Census, Matteson Ward, Branch Co., MI, Franklin W. Latta, 51, b. OH, Elizabeth Latta, 45, b. PA, Jane W. Latta, 22, b. OH.  1870 Census - Bronson, Branch Co., Michigan - In the household of Merritt Pancost and his wife Matilda, is found Frank Latta, age 60, works in sawmill (as did Merritt Pancost) along with a Kirk Sherman, age 24, who work in the sawmill. They were evidently boarding with the Pancost family. Frank Latta was listed as being born in OH. 1880 Census - Bronson, Branch Co., Michigan - In the household of Geo. Hanks is found Frank Latty, age 70, laborer, born in OH.

586 JANE W. (7) b. Jan. 6, 1838; d. May 7, 1915 in Portland, OR. Buried next to her husband in Fairview Cemetery, Portis, KS. Married Samuel P. Northway on June 14, 1863 in Branch County, Michigan. (Michigan Marriages from 1840 to 1899, Surnames Beginning with M to N, page 100) Moved from Michigan to Kansas when their son William was 6 years old.  They lived in a sod house and their food consisted mostly of buffalo meat.  In Portis, Osborne County, KS there was the "Northway Hotel built in 1879, and the "Northway & Shaw Livery Barn" on S. Market Street in 1887.  There was also the "Northway Lumber Company."  Their son, William Northway was born April 11, 1865 in Coldwater, Michigan.  As a young man he traveled with a covered wagon, buying,selling and trading with settlers and Indians throughout the Rocky Mountain states. 1880 Census - Osborne, Osborne Co., Kansas - Samuel P. Northway, 46, farmer, born in OH; Jane W. Northway, 42, wife, born in OH; Lorenzo M. Northway, 19, farmer, born in MI; William W. Northway, 15, farmer, born in MI.  

587  MARY A. (7) b. Nov. 5, 1846 in Michigan (1850 Census states she was 9 years old, so she would have been born in 1841); d. March 30, 1943; m. Jacob Albert Northway.  Jacob A. Northway was born Jan. 22, 1841 in Ohio, and died May 28, 1902.  Mary A. Northway and Jacob Northway are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Portis, Kansas. "Pioneer Memories of Mrs. Mary Northway who settled in Osborne County in 1872" was published in the "Portis Independent" (not found on the internet). Branch County, Michigan marriages showes that "Jacob Albert Northway married Nancy Ann Towsley on September 26, 1869" so he may have married Mary A. Latta after that.  1920 Census, Osborne,KS, Mary A. Northway, 73, widowed, b. MI. 1930 Census, Portis, Osborne Co, KS, Mary Northway, 83, widowed, b. MI, 1940 Census, Portis, Bethany Township, Osborne Co., KS, Mary T. Northway, 93, widowed, b. MI.


                                                           568 WILLIAM J. (6) LATTA

Moses (5)  William (4) Moses (3) ________ (2) _________ (1).William J. Latta was born about 1800 in Pennsylvania. b. 1810? in PA; d. Nov. 18, 1867 in Monroe, Wisconsin, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery; m. Sarah Sturtevant in Medina County, Ohio on Feb. 7, 1823. (Medina County Marriages Microfilm No. 317443).  In the 1850 DeKalb County, Michigan Census, William's wife is listed as "Eliza."  This is probably a second wife.

 In the 1830 Medina Co. Census, William Latta and David T. Latta are shown at Bath, along with a Joel Sturtevant. 1830 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Bath Township, William Latta, 2 females, 1 male, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 40-50. 1850 DeKalb Co., Michigan Census, William Latat, 40, male, farmer, b. PA, Eliza, 37, b. PA, Christiana, 12, b. OH, Lydia, 10, b. OH, Joseph T. H., 6, b. OH, Catherine, 3, b. OH.  1860 Lee County, Iowa Census, William J. Latta, 60, is in the penitentiary at Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa, for counterfeiting.

Children with Eliza:

597    CHRISTIANA (7) b. 1838 in Ohio

598    LYDIA (7) b. 1840 in Ohio

599    JOSEPH T. H. (7) b. 1844 in Ohio

600    CATHERINE (7) b. 1847 in Ohio


In the book "A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making", page 170 states "Other countefeiters contributed spurious coin, too.  the  most famous was William Latta, a shadowy land agent who had close ties to Cogniac Street.  He settled in the eastern half of Bath township, to the west of the Ohio & Erie Canal.  Samuel Lane, the future mayor of Akron, and a contemporary of Latta, counted him a "lieutenant" of James Brown was was "singularly urbane & persuasive in his manners and conversation, always superbly dressed, with ruffle shirt front, gold watch, elaborate fob-chain, seals, etc." Latta set up a tavern in Bath, from which he directed his counterfeiting operations in the "labyrinthine and heavily timbered hills and gullies of the eastern portion of the township." While the exact nature of his business dealings with Brown and the other counterfeiters in Boston remains unclear, the picture that emerges from court documents and local histories suggests a loose confederation of criminal gangs that worked in concert with one another, even if they suffered the occasional falling out.  Many of these partnerships had roots in often elaborate webs of family ties: William Latta, for example, married the widow of a member of the Sturdivant counterfeiting clan."

page 190. "William Latta, who had fled Ohio after forfeiting bail several years before, resurfaced in the letters as the head of the principal bank of the company" in Indiana, indicating that the manufacture of some counterfeits had been moved to more hospitable locales.

In the book "Fifty Years and Over of Akron & Summit County" in a chapter titled "Routing Out the Crooks", page 651 states: WILLIAM LATTA IN LIMBO - Though then a resident of Medina County, the grand jury of Portage County, at the January term, 1834, through the efforts of Prosecuting Attorney Lucius V. Bierce, found a bill of indictment against Latta on the charge of counterfeiting, or of having countefeit money in his possession with intent to pass the same. To this indictment Latta entered a plea of not guilty, and gave bail in the sum of $1,000 for his appearance at the march term of court, to answer to said charge.  LATTA FORFEITS HIS BAIL - At the March term, on his case being called, Latta failed to appear, and his bail was duly declared forfeited.  On investigation, it was found that Latta had disposed of his interests at the Corners, closed up his business affairs, and skipped to parts unknown.  Though as diligent inquiries as the condition of the country, and the facilities then in vogue, would admit of, were instituted, no tract of him could be found, though in the latter part of 1837, after the arrest of Col. William Ashley, as elsewhere stated, Latta clandestinely visited Boston, and recovered that portion of the "assets" of the firm, "Latta, Holmes & Ashley" that were not found by the authorities, when the latter was arrested.  These "assets" consisted of counterfeit plates as follows: One $50 plate on the Mechanic's Bank of New York; two $10's on the United States Bank, letters H & G; one $2 on the Bank of Newport, R.I.; $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, and $50 on the Bank of Toronto, together with some $40,000 of Toronto bills.   LATTA AGAIN IN THE TOILS - In 1838, after Ashley's conviction and incarceration in the penitentiary, as elsewhere detailed, and while the great "generalissimo" of the fraternity, "Jim" Brown, was under $10,000 bonds in Medina County, $9,000 in Portage County, and $1,000 in Cuyohoga County ($20,000) in all, on similar charges, the latter (whether in the interest of public justice, or to "curry favor" with the officers, deponent sayeth not), gave Latta away, informing the authorities of his whereabouts, and deposing, before Justice Jacob Brown, to having seen the two $10 United States plates in Latta's possession, and of Latta telling him, while in Boston, that he also had the other plates and the money above spoken of.  On this affidavit, a warrant was issued, and Constable Warren H. Smith (brother of the late L. N. Smith) followed the clue given by Brown, went to Indiana, secured Latta's arrest, and, as he was unwilling to come to Ohio without a requisiton, lodged him in jail, and returned home to procure one.  This, it should be remembered, was before there were any railroads or telegraph facilities, as now.  LATTA'S EXTRADITION TO OHIO - Deputy United States Marshal, _______ Mills, Esq., immediately, on Smith's return, went by stage to Columbus, and securing a requisition, proceeded by stage to Indianapolis, where he obtained, from the Governor of that State, a warrant for Latta's extradition to Ohio.  On his arrival at the place where Constable Smith had left him, however, Mills found that his bird had flown, having been released from jail under a writ of habeas corpus.  Anticipating another visit from the Ohio officer, Latta went into concealment, but by a little strategy, Mills succeeded in tracing him to his lair, and bringing him safely to Akron.  However, on the testimony of "Jim" Brown, Justice Jacob Brown held Latta to bail in the sum of $15,000, in default of which he was committed to jail at Ravenna.  This was the latter part of August, 1838.  On the same testimony, the grand jury of Portage County found a bill of indictment against Latta, but, under one pretext or another, the trial was postponed until the September term of Court, 1839.  LATTA AGAIN AT LIBERTY - In the meantime, as will be seen by a perusal of the chapter pertaining to that gentleman, "Jim" Brown, had so succeeded in "working" the witness against him, as to be beyond immediate danger.  Latta's case was called, a jury empanelled and the preliminary statements of counsel made in due form. Brown, the principal witness of the State, being called to the stand, to the great surprise of the officers who had so indefitigably worked up the case, peremptorily declined to answer any questions touching the accused, on the ground that doing so would tend to criminate himself, this ended the trial and Latta was accordingly set at liberty.  The former charge, in which his bail had been forfeited, having meantime been nollied, Latta immediately disappeared, and for far as the writer is aware, was never again seen in this vacinity, but was for many years thereafter reputed to be pursuing the same dark and devious ways, so characteristic of him here, in the State of Indiana.

pg. 649 - EARLY CROOKEDNESS - WILLIAM LATTA, ETC. - In the southern central part of the township, also, Latta's Tavern was one of the chief resorts and marts of the fraternity, its proprietor, William Latta, being one of the principal lieutenants of the "great captain."...this man, Latta, was a fine speciment of physical manhood, tall, well-porportioned, pleasant featured and, though of quite a limited education, was singularly urbane and persuasive in his manners and conversation, always superbly dressed, with ruffle-shirt front, gold watch, elaborate fob-chain, seals, etc.

William Latta, William Hill and George Ulmer were ringleaders of the most notorious gang of horse thieves and counterfeiters in Noble County, and throughout Indiana during the late 1840s and early 50s.  Their base of operations was Latta's Tavern and sawmill near Rome City.  William eluded the bounty hunters but was later caught and served in the State Penitentiary at Ft. Madison: William I. Latta, 60, farmer, born in PA, crime - counterfeiting.  The Davenport (Iowa) Gazette reported on April 21, 1859 "Counterfeiters Arrested - Just as we are going to press we learned the particulars of the arrest of two men at New London and the findings of about $2,000 in counterfeit money.  The parties are an old man, who gives his name William Latta, and a young man who has recently been in the employment of Mr. Bacon of Washington, Iowa.  The old man came to Washington from Wisconsin, and left shortly afterwards with his young confederate, under circumstances which give rise to suspicion.  Information was given to Sheriff Gallagher, of Fairfield, and Sheriff Devol and Deputy Penny, of this place, who traced the suspected gentlemen to New London and made the arrest.  About $2,000 in counterfeit bills, of the Sack City Bank, Wisconsin, were found in a manger in the barn where they were arrested.

William Latta was freed in the summer of 1860 under a governor's pardon that a leading cleric of the day described as "fishy."  The preacher claimed Latta was released in return for a promise to pump $20,000 in counterfeit currency into a political race then underway in western Iowa. 

In the book "Samuel Jordan Kirkwood" by Dan Elbert Clark (e-books), page 171, in a Chapter titled "First Year as Governor" it states "Late in August (1860) he saw fit to pardon one William Latta, who was imprisoned in the penitentiary for counterfeiting, and thereby he called forth a vituperative newspaper attack from the pen of the ecentric Henry Clay Dean."

                                                           571 MOSES (7) LATTA
David T. (6) Moses (5)
William (4) Moses (3) ________ (2) _________ (1). Born at Copley, Summit Co., Ohio August 16, 1831; d. November 8, 1907; m. Melissa Jane "Jane" West Silabaugh, daughter of George and Sarah (Sams) West on September 25, 1873. She was born March 9, 1844 and died April 1, 1904 of dropsy and heart failure. Obituary: Melissa Jane (West) Silabaugh Latta, 09 Mar 1844 - 01 Apr 1904.  Melissa Jane West was born in Jackson township, Steuben County, Indiana, March 9, 1844, and died at her home in Jamestown, Inc., April 1, 1904, aged 60 years and 22 days.  at the age of 13 years, she was baptized and united with the church, living a constant Christian life for the past 48 years.  On Aug 30, 1868, she was married to Robert Silabaugh and to their union were born two sons, Milo J. and Robert M., and on October 6, 1872, he departed this life, leaving her with two small children to care for, and to fulfill a father's and mother's mission, doing every kind of work to support and make for them a home nor ever thinking it a hard task, taking God as her chief advisor to help her through sunshine as well as storm.  On September 25, 1873, she married Moses Latta, and to this union were born five children, two daughters and three sons, the two youngest dying in infancy.  There remain Abbie U., Jennie E. and Moses, Jr., to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother.  She has been spared to see them all grown up to be useful men and women.  For the last eight years she has been a constant sufferer with dropsy and heart failure, not being able to do much housework or walk out to the neighbors.  She leaves an aged husband, five children, two grand-children, one sister, two brothers and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss of a kind and loving mother and friend.  The history of her life is one of gentleness, her disposition was one of kindness.  "The Lord Giveth his Beloved Sleep." "One less at home! The charmed circle broken - a dear face missed day by day from its usual place; but cleansed, saved, perfected by grace - one more in Heaven."  Both died at Jamestown, Steuben Co., Ind.

588 ABBIE URSULA (8) b. August 6, 1874 at Bronson, Branch Co., Mich.; d. June 14, 1953; buried at Jamestown Cemetery; Married twice: on 02 Apr 1892, married 1st Joseph Rohrabaugh, 05 Feb 1861 - 1927, son of Joseph Sr. and Mary Ann (Frick) Rohrabaugh. Abbie and Joseph Jr. are buried at Jamestown Cemetery. She married 2nd, Jacob Roush. In 1935 lived at Angola, Ind. R.F.D.  Two of her children died in infancy, Mary, b. 1894, lived 9 mos, and Christian, b. 1897, lived 11 days.
589 MOSES (8) b. August 16, 1877 at Angola, Ind.; d. 1956; m. Della Thompson, daughter of Melvin and Orsena P. (Brown) Thompson, near Orland, Ind. December 25, 1906. She was born October 30, 1869 and died in 1918.  Moses and Della are buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland, Steuben County, Indiana. 1920 Census - Millgrove, Steuben County, Indiana: Latta, Moses, age 43, born in Indiana, father born in Ohio, mother born in Indiana, milkman on dairy farm; wife Della, age 50, born in Indiana. In 1935 they lived at Angola, Ind. R.F.D.
590 JENNIE EVALINE (8) b. August 4, 1875 at Bronson, Mich.; d. 1956. Buried at Jamestown Cemetery, Steuben Co., Ind; Married twice: 1) Edward Eugene Ladd at Fremont, Ind. November 16, 1892. He died at Union City, Mich. March 27, 1909. 2) Joseph Katz at Colon, Mich. February 21, 1911. He died at Burlington, Mich. July 11, 1935. She lives at Burlington, Mich.

(two other sons died in infancy. There is a tombstone for a D. A. Latta who died on Jan. 24, 1879 in the Adams Cemetery, Bronson Co., Michigan. This could be one of these sons.)

                                            574 DAVID AARON "AARON" (7) LATTA
David T. (6) Moses (5)
William (4) Moses (3) ________ (2) _________ (1).  Born at Euclid, Ohio September 18, 1845; d. July 16, 1887; m. Sarah Emily Courten in Branch County, at Bronson, Mich. February 20, 1878. She was the daughter of Stephen Courten of Thorney, Cambridgeshire, England, and Predence Little Clevenger of Waynetown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. She was born at Macedon, N.Y. August 11, 1853 and died at Bronson, Mich. January 6, 1916. David Aaron Latta and Sarah are buried at the Adams Cemetery, Smoker Road, Bronson Twp, Branch Co., Michigan. There is also an "Arthur J. Latta" b. ___, d. 1914, and an "F. A. Latta", b. ___; d. Jan. 24, 1879, buried in the Adams Cemetery.  (Could the "F.A. Latta" be a twin to Stephen Elroy Latta, who was born Jan. 24, 1879???)

591 STEPHEN ELROY (8) b. January 24, 1879; d. August 31, 1879. Buried at the Adams Cemetery, Smoker Road, Bronson Twp, Branch Co., Michigan. Tombstone says: S.E. Latta, died August 31, 1879. There is also a "F.A. Latta" buried in the cemetery who died on Jan. 24, 1879. Could this be a twin to Stephen who died at birth?
592 CLARA ETHEL"Ethel" (8) b. June 8, 1880; m. Arthur Jesse Van Nuys at Bronson, Mich. on December 25, 1906. He was born June 12, 1879. He was the son of Jacob Hardenburgh Van Nuys and Lucinda Evans. (St. Joseph Co., MI Marriage Index 1889-1925, Bk G, page 296) Lived at Three Rivers, Mich. In 1935 lived at 209 No. Clay Street, Coldwater, Mich. Mrs. Van Nuys, daughter of 7 David A. Latta, said that her father's people were related to the early presidents and that some of her mother's people came over on the "Mayflower".
593 PERCINAL LYLE (8) b. May 20, 1894. Served in Tanks Corps in World War in France. Trained at Gettysburg, Pa. Violin maker. In 1935 lived at 209 No. Clay Street, Coldwater, Mich.

                                                   582 ALONZO BISBAY (7) LATTA
John D. (6) Moses (5)
William (4) Moses (3) ________ (2) _________ (1). Born at Bronson, Mich. March 30, 1843; d. August 25, 1930. Buried in the Downs Cemetery, at Downs, Osborne County, Kansas. Married Alwilda A. Barnard, daughter of George Barnard at Sidney, Iowa in 1876. She died March 4, 1891 at Downs, Kan. He served three years in "K" Co. 15th Mich. Inf. Civil War, and also in Company H, 11th Michigan Infantry, Union Army. Went to Kan. in early 70's; retired from railroad business in 1903. 1920 Census - Downs, Osborne County, Kansas: Alonzo D. Latta, age 76, born in Michigan, father born in Ohio, mother born in Vermont; living with daughter, Grace I. Stephenson, age 38, born in Kansas, son-in-law, Chambers L. Stephenson, age 40, born in Ohio. Chambers was a brakeman for the railroad.

594 EDITH BELL (8) b. at Sidney, Iowa December 23, 1877; m. H.A. Meibergen. In 1935 lived at Downs, Kan.
595 GRACE IRENE (8) b. at Downs, Kan. July 7, 1881; m. Chambers L. Stephenson on September 25, 1918 at Concordia, Kan. He was killed in December 1833. In 1935 she lived at 912 College Street, Downs, Kan. Child: Jaqueline L. b. in 1923.
596 HARRY EARL (8) b. March 4, 1891 at Downs, Kan. His mother died at his birth.  Adopted by a near relative and took the name of H.E. Hurst. In 1935 serving as a marine in the 5th Regt. U.S. Marine Corps, Managua, Nicaragua.



THIS IS THE END OF THE BRANCH...............................................NOTES BELOW

Dear Brother:
I have very unpleasant news to communicate at this time. Our aged mother is no more.  She departed this life on the 23d of last month, after an illness of about seven weeks. About the seventh of April, at night, she was sitting as usual after the rest was in bed, and by some unknown cause in rising to go to bed she fell and dislocated her thigh. They wrote to us shortly after, but the letter was long coming, and although Eliza and I started the second day after it came to hand, we did not get there until the 16th of May. At this time she suffered no pain, but was reduced to a state of extreme debility, having taken no food for two weeks. We stayed from Saturday until Thursday and seeing no material change we left her, not knowing how long she might linger; and it appears by a letter received yesterday that she continued as we left her until Saturday morning, when she came worse and continued to sink gradually until six o'clock she expired. Considering her great age the case is not extraordinary, but death comes when it will, is unexpected, and we ought to improve every instance of the kind as a warning to ourselves to watch and be ready, for in such an hour as we think not we may be called to give our account, and there is no discharge in that war. When I arrived in Shenango (Pa.) I found brother William had started with all his family (except Robert) for the neighborhood of Madison, Ind. with a design of getting up the cooleage business there in the barrell line, expecting to make a fortune and pay off all his debts in a short time. He went from Shenango in very low circumstances, and left a number of his friends to suffer on his account. Young William Thompson has undertaken to redeem his father's place, and it is thought will get through with it with a little assistance from his friends. William McElhanyand his son are working at iron mills below Greenville, so that I did not get to see them. Brother John has left his old station, and rented the old Allen farm. He gets along hardly enough. He is involved some on William's account. I saw a letter that came from brother Samuel while I was there. He appears to be prospering in the world very fast. He sold 72 tons of hay the last winter, which brought him about 700 dollars in cash, beside 16,000 pounds of pork at 3 1/2 cents per pound, and that all fattened on the produce of 16 acres of corn, leaving enough to winter 30 stock hogs. Your Paint Creek bottoms will scarcely beat that. Aunt Catherine went to Iowa this spring. It appears by a letter I received from there lately that she is very much pleased with that country. Talked of selling out at Washington and purchasing there. Uncle John and family were well, and well pleased with the country. We have an extraordinary fine season fast. Our old neighbor Mr. Hardesty, died this pring. I will add no more, but that our own family and all our friends are well as far as I know. Give my respects to William and family, and all our friends in your neighborhood.
Wishing the blessings of God to rest on you, I remain your brother,

Mr. Moses Latta.
The above is 7 Thomas (4) Latta, branch 3.
The above is a copy of a letter belonging to Mrs. Helen Latta Stevenson, granddaughter of 8 Moses (4) latta, branch 3, of Lancaster, Ohio, May 1914.
It is addressed to Mr. Moses Latta, Frankfort, Ross Co., Ohio, and the postmore reads Malvern, Ohio June 8, 1846. It was not enclosed in an envelope, but sealed, and a big 5 mark on
it instead of a stamp.


Cross, Ireland, December 21, 1853.

My dear sister:
I received your kind letter and was very sorry to hear of my brother Samuel's death, but as we are all getting aged we cannot expect to be long in this world. I was glad to hear that you were enjoying good health. We are all well at present, thank God for his mercies. I have very good health, and can yet walk to St. Johnstown and back, in the same day. I am going to tell you a little of our affairs, and how we are getting on. James not got married twelve months ago to a Miss Rankin, of Dromore, near Raphoe. We are living very comfortable, and are better off than ever you expect to hear. We have plenty, and I am happy to be able to say that the last of my days are the best. A privilege for which I have a reason to render thanks to the Great Giver of all good gifts. I have gotten up to Bally Holy in the court of a month. They were all well the last time we heard from them. George Pinkerton and Esther are doing well. They have a fine family of three sons and two daughters. They have opened a grocery and cloth shop in St. Johnstown, and are doing very well in it. I have great reason to be thankful, for I have reared a well doing family, both for themselves and me. James is very much of the turn of my brother Samuel, and I think it was not a bad one. I reared three, and I never yet saw one of them coming in with a glass of liquor on them. I would have been a deal more happy if Isabella had lived. But them that the Lord has allotted to come to me I feel very well satisfied with. She is very good and kind to me. If you were to come to the Church land now you would not know it, is so much changed, and so well improved. We used to have very poor land, but now we have excellent crops, thanks be to Providence who gives us more than we deserve. Robert McAdoo got his thigh bone broken, in summer, but he is now getting better, and able to walk about a little. I was speaking to some of his family last Sabbath, and they told me that Mary McAdoo died about three months ago. The old friends are scarce there, but the young ones are plenty. I hope that you are happy and comfortable, and that you will not want friends. The Rev'd John Canning is in his father's place, and is very much liked and respected. His mother is living in the County Derry with one of her sons, and sister with another, and Thomas is away a missionary. Give my compliments to Moses Latta and his wife, and tell him that I remember him very well. I send my love to all my friends there. You were a long time writing to me. I hope you will write when you receive this, as I will be expecting to hear from you. No more at present, but remain your affectionate sister to death.

Isabella Boyd is probably the grand daughter of 4 Mungo (2) Latta, and the daughter of May, who married Mr. Boyd.
Branch No. 3, family No. 12.

Crawford County, To Wit:
Be is known, That at a Court of Commons Pleas, held for said County at Meadville on the first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine, before the Honorable Jesse More, Esquire, President of his associates Judges of the same Court. WILLIAM LATTA, a native of Ireland, came into Court praying to be admitted a citizen of the United States; and having, to the satisfaction of the Court, made the proofs and complied with the requisitions required by law, was allowed to take the usual oaths and make the rouisite renunciations, which he forthwith did, and there upon was admitted by the Court a citizen of the United States.
Certified at Meadville under my hand and seal of office as Prothonotary of the same Court this Second day of December in the thirty third year of Independence. A.D. M....., 1809.


Greeting to THOMAS LATTA:
It appearing to me that you are duly appointed Paymaster of the first Regiment, Second Brigade, and Sixth Division, in the Militia of this State: NOW KNOW YOU, That by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and laws of said State; and reposing special trust and confidence in your courage, activity, fidelity, and good conduct; I do by these presents, commission you as Paymaster of said Regiment, hereby authorizing and requiring you to discharge all and singular the duties and services appertaining to your said office, agreeably to law, and to obey such instructions as you shall from time to time receive from your superior officers.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the GREAT SEAL of the State of Ohio, to be affixed at COLUMBUS, the Eleventh day of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty six, and in the fifty-first year of the Independence of the United States of America.

Branch No. 3, family No. 22.

Branch No. 3, family 22.

Know ye, That THOMAS LATTA, of Crawford County, Pennsylvania, having deposited in the GENERAL AND OFFICE, a certificate of the Register of SAID OFFICE, at Steubenville, whereby it appears that full payment has been made from the South East quarter of Section Seventeen, in Township Sixteen, of Range six of the lands directed to be sold at Steubenville by the act of Congress, entitled, "An Act providing for the sale of the Lands of the UNITED STATES, in the territory north west of the OHIO, and above the mouth of Kentucky River", and of the Acts amendatory of the above, HERE IS GRANTED, by the United States, unto the said Thomas Latta, the quarter lot or section of land above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said quarter lot or section of Land, with the Appurtenances under the same Thomas Latta, his
heirs and assigns forever.
IN TESTIMONY THEREOF, I have caused these letters to be made PATENT, and the seal of the GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed.
GIVEN under my hand at the City of Washington, the ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the forty second.
JOSIAH MEIGS, Commissioner of the
General Land Office.

Recorded Volume 26, page 136.

To all to whom these Presents shall come. Greeting:
KNOW NOW, Ye, That in consideration of the monies paid by EPHRAIM LATTA, into the Receiver General's office of this Commonwealth at the granting of the Warrent herein after mentioned, and of the Sum of Five Pounds, twelve Shillings, being a Balance allowed him in said Office, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said EPHRAIM LATTA a certain tract of land called "Plainfield, "situate on Big Sewickley in Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Being at a Stone, thence by land of John Baker North five degrees west ninety four perches to a white Oak, thence by land of John Thompson South eight five degrees West fourteen Perches to a white Oak, North thirty seven degrees West ninety two Perches to a white Oak South eight five degrees West eighty five Perches to a hickory. North ten degrees west ninety five Perches to a hickory. South twenty degrees west forty Perches to a Dogwood. Thence by land of John Hiller South thirty five degrees West one hundred and forty Perches to a Post. South twenty one degrees East one hundred forty four Perches to a white Oak. Thence by land of William Hunter North forty eight degrees East twenty Perches to a white Oak. South fifty seven degrees East eighty three Perches to a hickory. North eighty three degrees East fifty Perches to a black Oak, and North twenty two degrees East one hundred fifteen Perches to the beginning, containing three hundred five acres one hundred and twenty Perches and allowance of six percent for Roads, etc. Which said tract was Surveyed in pursuance of a Warrent dated 4th April, 1786, granted to the said Ephraim Latta. With the appurtenances. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances, until the said Ephraim Latta, and Heirs to the use of him the said Ephraim Latta, his Heirs and Assigns for ever, free and clear of all restrictions and reservations as to Mines, Royalties, Quit rents or otherwise, excepting and reserving only the fifth part of all Gold and silver Ore for the use of this Commonwealth to be delivered at the pittsmouth clear of all charges.
In Witness hereof Thomas Mifflin, Governor of the said Commonwealth, hath hereunto set his Hand, and caused the State Seal to be hereunto affixed the Eighteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, and of the Commonwealth the Nineteenth Attest, A.I. Dallas, Secretary. THO MIFFLIN.
with State Seal.

On the back of the sheet is the following:
Inrolled in the Rolls Office for the State of Pennsylvania in the Pat. Books No. 21, Page
Witness my Hand and Seal of Office the 22d day of July, 1794.
Math (?) Irwin. (Seal.)

NOTE.--Robert R. Latta, this branch No. 3, writing about the family in Ireland, says:  "Don't conclude from this that they were Irish. Our people have always resented the impeachment. They were Scotch, pure and unadulterated, and they never did quit, forgive the destiny and the British King that exiled them to the Emerald isle. But the fact remains, nevertheless, notwithstanding their protestations. They were what is today known as "Scotch-Irish." He further says: "The houses in this country, Page Co., Iowa, were not very close together, 10, 20 an 30 miles from one little settlement to the other. Had to go 125 miles into Missouri for corn, flour, etc." Speaking of 1862, he says: "At this time the black clouds of war was spreading all over the land, even our little frontier settlement on the Western edge of the most Western State was covered with its dark shadow. Until now the old family circle had not really been broken. Our cabins were built close together, and the coming in and going out was much as of old. But now they changed, each one moved softly about with bated breath. The longing for and yet dreaded the coming news from the fields of deadly strife. All could not go. The white haired father and mother, the wives and little ones, must be cared for, so by an unspoken decree, I was left." "Again, "I have never known a Latta yet to be ashamed of. They have not only been good citizens, but worthy members of churches, mostly Presbyterians. All our people, "the old set", were of the religious faith known in those days as Seceeders, but now known as United Presbyterians. This is positive proof that they were not Irish."

Possible connections between branches 3, 4 and , see my Book of Possible Connections. Since the following was written, I have united those mentioned below.
Thomas J. McCobb, grandson of Mary Latta Glenn, said "There was a family descended from Mungo Latta, that the McCobb's and Glenns' were connected. One of the daughters married Samuel Campbell, and these were connected with mother. I married one of them, Rebecca Campbell." Samuel Glenn Latta claimed that he was related to Edmiston and Alexander Latta, the inventors of the steam fire engine. They were cousins, and he could prove it. They were acquainted. He died before he could furnish the proof. Mary Ann Latta, daughter of James and Isabelle Nichols Latta, married Samuel P. Marshall. She said that about 1900 she went to Lattasville, Ross co., Ohio, founded by Moses Latta, and at Concord, near Lattasville, she met Miss Elnore and Miss Phebe Latta, of Roxabell, Ross Co., Ohio. They were the daughters of William and Sarah Nashua Foster Latta. They knew Mrs. Marshall, and repeated the names of her 10 brothers and sisters. They told her the relationship, but Mrs. Marshall forgot the connection. They were cousins. They visited Aunt Jane Craig, (Elizabeth Jane Latta who married Aaron, Craig), with whom was an old man called Uncle Scott. (James Scott Latta.) She said there was no question about the relationship with Mrs. Marshall.  As a little girl she remembers going to the funerals of two unmarried cousins, who were buried in the old Concord burial ground, about « mile from Lattasville. She thinks these must have been Eliza and Jane, probably the daughters of Mungo Latta. She also said that Dr. John Biggs Latta, of Frankfort, Ross Co., Ohio, who lived in Lattasville, told her that Alexander B. and Edmiston Latta, who invented the steam fire engine, were related to them. On October 19, 1937, Mrs. Stella Peairs (great grand daughter of William and Sarah Nashua Foster Latta,) of Frankfort, Ohio, said she remembered Mrs. Marshall being at her aunt's near Lattasville, and she said Mrs. Marshall was a relative, but did not know just what relation they were.


The Latta Genealogy Newsletter

Reprinted from Issue 3, Winter 1997


Denver in the 1880s

by 76 Robert H. (7) Latta

This story by Mr. Latta was supplied by his only daughter, Edith L. Watson, of Denver. Mr. Latta bought the Colorado Graphic in 1900 and was its active
head until 1927. Mr. Latta died in Denver April 27, 1940

-Reprinted from The Colorado Magazine, July 1941, pp 131-136

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, November 24, 1851, and was named for Robert Fulton of steamboat fame, who was a relative. In Boston I learned
the printing trade, and worked for the White-Smith Company. I enjoyed singing, and belonged to the Handel and Haydn Society. I also studied for
the stage, along with Georgia Cayvan, who became famous under the direction of Daniel Frohman, Edwin and Fred Maynard, Daniel Gilfeather, and others
who continued in that profession.

I came to Colorado at the age of 30, following my elder brother William, who had arrived in Denver a year or two earlier. On arrival I went to Idaho Springs and secured work on the railroad. It was early in the year, and very cold. Some of my fellow workmen and I bunked in a shack made of boards lined with building-paper and heated by a small sheet-iron stove. It would often grow so hot that we would have to throw open the door to cool off, but after the fire died away for the night, the cold was bitter. I recall going to bed partly dressed, and donning one article of clothing after another as the cold grew stronger, until when it was time to get up I was fully dressed, even to my shoes and hat.

I came to Denver in June, 1881. Larimer was then the principal street. The firm of Browne and Putnam, lawyers, had an office here, and I began the study of law with them, later studying with Miller, Clough and Long (Mr. Miller afterward became County Judge) in a building on Larimer between 15th and 16th streets, opposite Charpiot's Hotel, then a popular house. I boarded at a Mrs. Rust's on Curtis, between 21st and 22nd streets. Her house was near one that was owned by Admiral George Dewey, later the hero of Manila Bay.

The law office of Stallcup, Luthe and Shafroth was between Charpiot's Hotel and 15th street. Mr. John F. Shafroth was afterward United States senator. He had in his employ a young lawyer. One day a summons and complaint was brought in against a client. Mr. Shafroth gave it to the young lawyer, who asked him what to do with it. Mr. Shafroth told him to deny everything. When the denial was given to Mr. Shafroth, he found he had been obeyed literally. The young lawyer denied the existence of the State of Colorado, of Arapahoe County, of the district court, and of the plaintiff and defendant. One day walking down the street with Senator Shafroth, I spoke of it. He laughed, and said, "Do you remember that?" The Court House was on the corner of Larimer and 15th streets, and the post office was under it. The State Capitol was on the corner of Larimer and 18th streets. The "Rocky Mountain News" office was in a grout building next to the Good Block.

The present location of the capitol was then only a rough hill, where people sometimes shot jackrabbits. It was owned by Henry C. Brown, builder of Brown Palace Hotel, who gave the land to Colorado For the capitol site. Mr. Brown lived in a house on Lincoln Street between 17th and 18th avenues, which was afterward occupied by Mrs. Augusta Tabor.

How Denver became the capital of Colorado is a secret known to but a few persons. The story was told to me by Judge George W. Miller, who was a party to it, and who went to the southern part of the state as one of the committee.

Before statehood was granted Colorado, the legislature met in different cities, among them Golden and Colorado City. It was decided to have a permanent capital, to be voted on at a general election. Nearly all the cities and towns wanted it, but there was great opposition to Denver.

A number of Denver citizens of both political parties held a secret meeting. A campaign was marked out, and the state divided into sections. A committee of each party was to go to each section and work for Denver. Each committee promised the leaders of their party in each section that if they would get the votes for Denver for the capital, the committee would pay a part of the general election expenses. Denver wanted only the capital; the other state institutions would go to other cities, and Denver would help them. Denver won. A great cry was made all over the state about it; no one knew how it was brought about.  The corner of Colfax and Broadway was a pasture ground for cattle, which was later known as the "Million Dollar Pasture," because the owner still kept his cows there after the land had become very valuable.

Broadway was one of the "speedways" of Denver; it was the rule to go out Broadway slowly, but to race back. The racetrack was out in Hyde Park addition. One day a funeral was passing the track when a great hailstorm arose. The hurt and frightened horses, drawing the hearse and carriage, dashed onto the racetrack and went around a number of times before they could be controlled.

The mention of funerals reminds me of an incident that happened a few years later. I was in Cripple Creek on business. One evening I saw a crowd of miners, led by a brass band, playing "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight," making the rounds of the saloons. They were "celebrating" the funeral of one of their friends, and were carrying his coffin with them. Laughing and shouting, they followed the band from one saloon to the next all the way down the street, stopping each time for a drink in honor of the deceased. It was the noisiest funeral party I ever saw.

In the early '80s the sidewalks downtown as well as elsewhere were made of planks. Water was running in the gutters, and trees grew on the sides. A hail and rain storm came and washed the sidewalks into the streets, and I saw boys using them for rafts at 16th and Curtis streets.

A man was found guilty of murder and was hung from a tree in Cherry Creek near 10th Street. A large crowd gathered, and a woman with a small child was pushed by the crowd to the front, close to the hanging man. I delayed going to the courthouse, which was then a part of the old county jail, as I did not want to see the hanging. This was the last public execution in Colorado.

One evening I heard shouts near the Opera House, and found that a mob had a murderer and was going to hang him. They did so, but I did not want to see it.

Emma Abbott opened the Tabor Opera House in September, 1881. She received an enthusiastic reception from a crowded house. I attended the opening night.

General Samuel Browne, of the firm of Browne and Putnam, one day was passing in front of the Tabor Opera House when it was being built. He stepped on a loose plank and was thrown into the basement, landing on a pile of sand. He told me he must have been there at least half an hour before he came to his senses. The scar on his forehead showed plainly all the rest of his life.

The Circle Railroad had a station the other side of Cherry Creek on Larimer Street. They had a small engine and a few cars. The road ran through South Denver. One day a train killed a man, and soon after the train broke into the station without the engineer or fireman on it. It was said that both of them saw the ghost of the dead man on the track, got scared and jumped from the engine, letting it go wild. It was as a result of the man being killed that an order was made that before any tramway car crossed the tracks, the conductor had to stop his car and get off to see if any train was in sight.

Cheesman Park was then a burial ground, and many a gravemark said, "Killed by Indians." The Federal Government afterwards gave the ground to the city,
and most of the bodies were removed. The west end of it was made into a park and called Congress Park. After the death of Walter Cheesman his widow
offered to build a pavilion there if the city would change the name to Cheesman Park. At the time when the land was given to the city, a man filed
on it as a homestead, claiming that as it was not used as a burial ground it was open to entry.

Chain and Hardy had a book and stationery store on Arapahoe Street. Mr. Chain was caught in a typhoon on the coast of China, and he and the vessel were lost.

The First National Bank was on the corner of 16th and Larimer Streets. One day when Mr. David Moffat, the president of the bank, was there, a man went up to him and showed him a bottle, and said it contained nitro-glycerine and that if Mr. Moffat did not give him some money, he would blow up both of them, the bank and all who were in it. Mr. Moffat got the money from the paying teller, and gave it to the man, who escaped. The papers said that the bottle was afterwards found in a business building on Larimer Street, and that it contained sweet oil.

Saloons, gambling houses and houses of ill-fame were flourishing and wide open. Ed Chase was then one of the leading gamblers, and owned the Palace Theater, gambling house and saloon on Blake Street. He allowed no cheating in his house. It was reported that it was a common event for someone to be shot there, but he told me that the only time a gun was discharged there was one time a drunken man dropped a gun, and it was discharged. No hungry man applied to him in vain. One day he was told that a widow and her children were cold and hungry, with nothing but rags to keep them warm. He immediately gave a friend some money and told him to go buy everything necessary, and then to inquire into the circumstances.

Soapy Smith, a noted confidence man, who was afterwards killed at Nome, Alaska, often stood on Larimer Street near 16th Street with a raised stand. He would take a small piece of soap, wrap a large bill of money around it, enclose it in a piece of paper, and throw it on the stand in front of the crowd, and for one dollar anyone could take a piece of soap from the pile. It looked like a sure thing, but when a man picked a piece out of the pile, except when a confederate did it, it never contained money. This was due to sleight of hand.

United States Judge Moses Hallett held his court in the old Symes building, which at that time had an entrance on Champa Street. One day the elevator made so much noise as to disturb his court. He was an excellent judge, but severe, and the attorneys stood in awe of him. He ordered the elevator boy into the court, and told him the elevator must be stopped. The boy, not  realizing who the judge was, said he took orders only from Mr. Hart, the custodian of the building, and that he would not stop the elevator. The lawyers present expected that the boy would be punished, but the judge ordered him to go back to work. Frank T. Johnson, afterwards district judge, Robert W. Bonynge, afterwards member of congress, and others, including myself, met in my office in the Symes building in 1891 and organized the Denver Bar Association. I was its secretary from 1893 to 1894.

Judge Charles, for whom the Charles Block, on 15th and Curtis streets, was named, asked me to become his partner. I perhaps would have done so, except that he made the condition that I buy a half interest in his law library. I did not want to do this, so did not become his partner. The library was later burned in the Symes building fire.

Reverend Myron W. Reed of the First Congregational Church, then located on Glenarm Street back of the Kittredge building, was one of the most popular preachers in America. He was president of the Glenarm Reading Club, of which I was a member. Denver had no public library, and he notified the city that if they would not make a public library, the Glenarm Reading Club would do so. The city then made a library. The first city library was situated in the basement of the building of on the corner of Lawrence and 15th streets. It was afterward removed to the East Denver High School building, then situated where the Federal building now stands, and later to where the Civic Center is, in a low, one-story building.

I was a member of the First Congregational Church and taught Sunday School there. I arranged for the largest picnic ever to go by train out of Denver at that time, a church picnic to Lyons, Colorado. And, by the way, I was among those who got up the first free fireworks exhibition in Denver.

At the time when Myron Reed was president of the Children's Hospital, I was its first secretary. The hospital was in a building across Cherry Creek, later taken over by the Gross Medical School. Dr. Horace Hawkins was the physician.

In the early '80s I went with the Colorado Editorial Association to Texas. I was a member. General George W. West, Adjutant General of Colorado, was also a member. He had been appointed by our Governor to represent Colorado at the dedication of the state capitol at Austin, Texas. I went with him as his military aide. The first day there, Mrs. West became very ill, and it was necessary for him to take her to Corpus Christi, on the coast. Governor Ross of Texas requested of General West that I remain in Austin as the representative of Colorado and as his guest. I so admired Texas and the Texans that afterwards (1891) I went to the city of Mexia and married one of the belles of Texas-Miss Sadie Olive Myers.

One day Lieutenant Adair of the regular army was visiting Denver. I introduced him to my friend, General West. While we were in General West's office, Colonel Chivington came in, and I introduced Lieutenant Adair, who asked him about the Sand Creek fight, erroneously called a massacre. Colonel Chivington in my presence told Lieutenant Adair the whole story, and said that his action was entirely justified. Lieutenant Adair agreed.

When the Indians broke out in the western part of Colorado, the Governor called out all the companies of both the first and second regiments of the Colorado National Guard, except my company, B. Captain Folsom of Leadville, said to be a brother of Mrs. Grover Cleveland, was killed in action. General West telegraphed Brigadier General Reardon, then in command, to give them hell, and ever after was nicknamed "Give-them-hell West."

I was acquainted with Harry H. Tammen and Fred Bonfils. One day I asked Mr. Tammen how to succeed, since he had been so successful. He said, "Get in the line of success."

Judge James B. Belford, former member of Congress, and William Gilpin often visited me at my office in the Symes building and told me many interesting stories of Colorado and Washington. Unfortunately, I do not now recall them.

Mrs. Van Nuys, family 574, has a letter written by Clarinda Ford, a sister to Elizabeth Golden Latta, family 559. The letter mentions Perryburg. Must be Perryburg, Wood Co., Ohio, 10 miles S.W. of Toledo. Also mentions her cousin, Daniel G. Latta. it said: "I had a letter from Jane and she said Marion had been out to Uncle Robert's and Uncle Eyra" in branch No. 26, Eyra Latta was born in Beaver Co., Pa. 1819, d. in 1899 at E. Palestine, Ohio. This was at the date of the letter. Two of the children of Eyra Latta were Marion Cline and Alonzo in 1855. Alonzo had a son named Eyra. Clarinda Ford may have referred to these two, Marion and Eyra. If so, this would unit branches 26 and 46.

March 24, 1805, Ann Todd, mother of Rachel Todd Latta, family 558, wrote to her and her husband, Moses Latta and directed the letter to Youngstown, New Connecticut. Mailed at
Greensburg, Pa. She mentions Sophia, Rebecca, John at Lancaster and George. Evidently her children.


Researchers of this Branch:

Thomas and Irene Dolan (