Branch No. 31
Branch Captain: Kimberly Latta, email@example.com
LAST NUMBER USED: 117
Attached are photographs of a 3-page letter written by William Cleo Latta in response to Robert H. Latta's 1915 query. The letter has been in my family since my grandfather's time. He was Lynn Latta, son of Lynn Latta, son of Benjamin Franklyn Latta. It is unsigned and I do not know whether it is an original or a copy of the original document that WC sent to RH. My original is clearly an early photocopy.
was born about 1732 in Unknown. He died about 1804 in Orange County North
Carolina, USA. He married (1)
1 JAMES (1) LATTA
Notes for James Latta:
James & John Latta ( brothers ) and Early settlers of Orange County North Carolina.
If you will bear with me I have omitted most of John’s Information as my Branch # 31 and Branch # 6 currently evolve from James Latta. His son John Latta Jr moved his entire family to Maury, Co. Tennessee. John Latta Sr. is the patriarch of Branch #7 & # 15
I am not sure of the brothers origin, but this will give some idea.
"To the Right Honorable Earl of Granville, Viscount Carteret and Baron Carteret of Hawns in the County of Bedford in ye Kingdom of Great Brittan; one of the Lords of His Majesty’s Most Honorable Privy Council and Knight of the Most Nobel Order of the Garter, act. The Petition of His Majesties Most Dutiful & Loyal Subjects, Protestant Dissenters, and your Lordships most Dutiful Tenants, Inhabitants of Rowan County, an Infant Settlement on ye Back frontiers of the Province of North Carolina, on behalf of themselves and their brethren in ye joining frontier Counties of Anson and Orange, a few of whom are the subscribers." The Petitioners go on to say, "We are originally your liege people. Mostly originally from the North of Ireland, trained and brought up under Presbyterian Church Government, and we and our forefathers have resided sometime in ye Northern Province of Pennsylvania, Jersey and New York, where we were exempted from paying, or supporting, any clergy save our own, and we come here encouraged by gracious proposals to Protestant Dissenters published in your Lordships name and by your agents, Mssr. Mosley & Halton, whereby we hoped to enjoy like freedom" (such as they had in Penn., Jersey and New York). They were complaining about being taxed to support the Church of England, when they were already supporting their own Protestant churches. They were petitioning to be relieved of such taxes. The petition was signed by John Latta and James Latta and many other Orange County residents. (copy in possession of Larry D Draughon; Branch 7)
We know that James Latta was in Orange Co. NC as early as 1754 and his brother John Latta by 1758. In most likelihood they came to North Carolina together from one of the provinces mentioned above.
James Latta recorded stock mark Oct 1754 Orange County CourtI have James Latta in 1755 Tax book of Orange Co NC Land conveyed from John Earl Granville to James Latta 1756 Reappointment of constable 1756 James Lattay (Latta) "Petitions to Earl Granville and the King" in 1758 signed by John Latta and James Latta James Latta appointed overseer of road 1761
James Latta conveyed to brother John Latta 147 acres 23 Aug 1763.
In Orange Co., NC. Deed Book 15, p.84 John Latta, Sr. sells to his son, John Latta, Jr., on May 19, 1815, three tracts of land for only five shillings. One of the tracts was on a branch of Quarter Creek, consisting of 147 acres, ".....which tract of land was conveyed to the said JOHN LATTA, SR. by his BROTHER, JAMES LATTA, by deed, bearing date of August 2, 1763..." This confirms that John and James were brothers.
James Latta appointed overseer of road 1765.
In 1774 Orange Co., was divided into 16 districts. The 14th District, St. James, included Thomas Gibson´s land just above but not including George Gibson´s land. The 15th District, St. Mary, was adjacent to and south of the 14th District. The dividing line between the 14th and 15th crossed the Flatt River and ran across the dividing line between George and Thomas Gibson´s land. The 15th District was defined as follows:
Begins at the Granville line where it crosses the Nap of Reed running West including Arthur Magnum, George Gibson, Charles Moore & Robert McCornwell on the South, thence South, including Robert McConwell, William Rigs, George Rigs, John Latta, James Latta, John Douglas, John Woods, Nathaniel Lewis, John Scarlet, John Piper, Thomas Trammel & John Hart on the East, thence East including John Hart (through William Reeds plantation him not included) to Wake County line just North of Robert Abercrombie's plantation, him not included. The 15th District is in present day Durham Co. (established 1881). The 14th District is in present day Person Co. (established 1791).
Orange NC Land Entry #711 06 Oct 1778, John McCley enters a claim to 255ac land lying in Orange Co., on the branches of Buck Quarter, a branch of Eno, bounded on the South by lands of Wm. Pinkston, Saml Clenney, & Timothy Cain, on the east by Wm. Clenney, on the north by John Grey & Wm. Montgomery and on the west by Jas. Latta & Thos. Holden, Sr. tracts.
1779 James, John and Thomas Latta tax rolls Orange Co. This is the first time Thomas Latta appears on the tax rolls. Thomas Latta (son of James Latta being of age to be on census). This rules out the possibility of James & John Latta having a brother Thomas Latta residing in Orange Co., NC.
Orange NC Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Feb 1780 John Cate bound in 5000 pds for appearance at next court. Timothy Cain in 500 pds bond for his appearance, Ordered William Dunagan, William Ray, George Newton, George Horner, Timothy Caine, John Douglas, William Whitehead, Stephen Wilson, John Latta, James Latta, William Pinkerton, and J??? Cate apptd jury to view road going by William Jacksons and make report to next court. Court adjourned. present: William Caine, John Butler, John Steel, Orange NC Deed Book 04-153.
"Affidavit of John Latty (Latta) and Others" - September 7, 1780 John Latty (Latta), James Latty (Latta), William Montgomery, John Douglas, John Woods and William Cain make Oath before me, William Courtney, one of the State's Justices assigned to keep peace for the county of Orange, That the Corps of Light Horse under the command of Colonel Armong have billeted themselves on said deponents; and without regard to the laws of humanity or the sacred rights of the citizen, have wantonly and cruelly destroyed and by violence wrested from the said deponents their property inasmuch as they have taken possession of their dwelling houses, barns and other houses, together with the furniture and grain in them, and converted the same to their own use, and have also pulled down their fences and turned the horses into the corn fields of the said deponents; and arbitrarily and forcibly taken from them sheep, etc. And the said deponents farther depose that they have, with the rest of their fellow citizens contributed their quotas of grain and other provisions to the support of the army stationed at Hillsborough. Sworn to before me this 7th day of Sept., 1780. Wm. P. Courtney, J. P. (Signed by: James Latta, William Montgomery, John Douglas, William Cain and John Wood).
February Court 1783: Thomas Lattie and John Lattie were among those appointed to lay out a road from the Caswel line, near Taps Mill, etc. I am assuming youth for the work required. (Thomas Latta & John Latta sons of James Sr.)
Orange NC Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Nov. 1785 Deed: John Douglas to James Latta proved by Wm. Caine.
1785 James Latta, Sr. and three sons listed 1785 tax list St. Marys district, James Latta, Jr. and the three sons of James: Thomas, James, Jr., and John, Jr. (John, Jr. is listed as "Junior" to distinguish him from his uncle, John Latta, Sr., because John Sr.'s son, John, was born in 1779, so he would only be age six. This was the common practice in those days and they often used "Sr." & "Jr." to distinguish between people and it was not always father and son).
Orange NC Deed Book 04-153 30 Oct 1787 William Ray & wife Mary to John Cain, 140 pds, 200ac on Little River at the mouth of a branch. s/William Ray, Mary (x) Ray. wit/James Latta, Jurat: John Wattson.Orange NC Deed Book 04-154 30 Oct 1787 Stephen Wilson & wife Sarah, to JOHN CAIN, 30pds, 63ac on Little River adj. William Ray, McCulloch. wit/ James Latta. Jurat: Robert (x) Horner. 1787 (2) James Latta, (2) John Latta & Thomas Latta Orange Co NC 1790 (2) James Latta, (2) John Latta & Thomas Latta Orange Co NC These are the first times James Latta Jr (son of John Sr.) and John Latta Jr. ( son of James Sr.) appear on tax rolls. Page 1298. State Records, N. C. Clark XXVI Tax list for St. Mary's District, 1790. No. Carolina Orange Co., Hillsboro District. White and Black polls. Acres. James Latta, Sr. 0,1 91 over 50 yrs of age James Latta, Jr. 1,0 190 Thomas Latta, 1,0 93 1800 CENSUS Orange Co NC James Latta 00001-00001 This is James the patriarch age 68 James Latta Jr 20110-20010 This is the son of James the patriarch ( his age 37) John Latta 01201-12101 This is John the patriarch age 66 John Latta 10210-31110 This is John B Latta (son of James the patriarch) as none of his children were 21 at this time Thomas Latta 31210-02010 This is the son of James the patriarch ( his age 44) Thomas Latta Jr 10010-41010 This is the son of John the patriarch and would have been 32 yrs at this time 1804 James Latta to Thomas Latta Know all men by these presents that I, James Latta Senior, Have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute make and appoint my trusty Son, Thomas Latta my true and lawful attorney for me, and in my name and stead, and to my use, to ask demand levy sue for and receive, all such sums of money, owning payable and belonging to me, any manner or means whatsoever, by James Latta junior (my Son) giving and granting unto my said attorney by these presents my full and whole powers, strength and authority, in and about the premises, to have use and take all lawful ways and means, in my name for the recovery thereof and upon the receipt of any such debts, dues, or sums of money as aforesaid, acquaintances or other sufficient discharges for me and in my name to make seal and deliver, a sufficient receipt to all intents and purposes as I myself might or could do, as if I was personally present. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and four. James (his mark) Latta Sr. Orange County August Term 1804. 1804 James Latta died. date and place uncertain. The population in backcountry North Carolina grew from a few hundred in the 1740s to 39,000 European-Americans and 3,000 African-Americans by 1767. (Kars Marjoleine, Breaking Loose Together, The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002, p. 16.) In 1750, the assembly created Anson County, which spanned the entire western Piedmont. In 1752 Orange County was erected, located between Rowan to the west and Granville to the east. "Settlement and Early History" by Ruth Blackwelder. The great migration from Pennsylvania to Piedmont Carolina came in the middle of the eighteenth century. Scotch-Irish and German immigrants, finding the price of land too high for them in Pennsylvania, journeyed southward along the "Great Wagon Road" through the Shenandoah valley to Carolina Hillsborough was an earlier Piedmont colonial town where court was held, and was the scene of some pre-Revolutionary War tensions. In the late 1760s, tensions between Piedmont farmers and coastal planters welled up in the Regulator movement, which had its epicenter in Hillsborough. Several thousand people from North Carolina, mainly from Orange County, Anson County, and Granville County in the western region, were extremely dissatisfied with the wealthy North Carolina officials whom they considered cruel, arbitrary, tyrannical and corrupt. With specie scarce, many inland farmers found themselves unable to pay their taxes and resented the consequent seizure of their property. Local sheriffs sometimes kept taxes for their own gain and sometimes charged twice for the same tax. At times, sheriffs would intentionally remove records of their tax collection in order to further tax citizens. The most heavily affected areas were said to be that of Rowan, Anson, Orange, Granville, and Cumberland counties. It was a struggle of mostly lower class citizens, who made up the majority of the population of North Carolina, and the wealthy ruling class, who composed about 5% of the population, yet maintained almost total control of the government. It is estimated that out of the 8,000 people living in Orange County at the time, some six or seven thousand of them were in support of the Regulators. Governor William Tryon's conspicuous consumption in the construction of a new governor's mansion at New Bern fuelled the movement's resentment. As the western districts were under-represented in the colonial legislature, it was difficult for the farmers to obtain redress by legislative means. Ultimately, the frustrated farmers took to arms and closed the court in Hillsborough, dragging those they saw as corrupt officials through the streets and cracking the church bell. Tryon sent troops from his militia to the region and defeated the Regulators at the Battle of Alamance in May 1771. Several trials were held after the war, resulting in the hanging of six Regulators at Hillsborough on June 19, 1771. Correspondence I have been researching the Lattas for about 13 years now and still have not been able to sort out the southern branches. I am a descendant on what is sometimes called "branch 7." I have reviewed the information that you sent and have a few comments. I believe Thomas Latta who married Polly Moore was known as "Thomas B. Latta" and eventually moved to Graves County, Kentucky. Further, I believe 2 Thomas Latta did not marry Janey Scarlett, but rather married Sussanh Jackson. Relatedly, while it is often stated that the father of John B. Latta was John Latta, I believe his father was James Latta the original Latta settler in Orange County, NC. As I am sure you know, the Latta patriarch in Orange County known as John Latta was the brother of James the original settler. John, the brother did have a son named John, but not "John B." John, the son of John the patriarch, married a Cabe and died as a young man, leaving his children under the guardianship of his father John, the patriarch. Joshua Armstrong (Wayland F. Dunaway, Scotch Irish in Colonial Pennsylvania, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1944, p. 10.) Only about 4,000 Scotch-Irish had emigrated from Northern Ireland to America between 1700 and 1730. More than 60,000 arrived between 1730 and 1770. By the time of the American Revolution, 100,000 had relocated to America. (Jon Butler. Becoming America: The Revolution before 1776. Harvard College, 2000, pp. 23-25.) The majority was comprised of agricultural workers and general laborers. Only a few were skilled. (Ibid., p. 24.) They made up the largest European ethnic minority in America by 1776. (Ibid., p. 25.)] James Latta and UNKNOWN had the following children: 2 THOMAS (2) born about 1755. He married Sussanah Jackson in North Carolina, USA. She was born about 1760 in North Carolina, USA. 3 JOHN (2) b. 05 May 1759 in Orange Co., NC (source LDS). He died in 1827 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Mary Jackson, daughter of James Jackson and Elizabeth Pearson, about 1779 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA. She was born 11 Jan 1761 in North Carolina, USA. She died on 18 Aug 1828 in Maury Co., Tennessee, USA. 4 JAMES (2) b. about 1763. He married Nancy Allen on 24 Aug 1790. 5 MARTHA (2) b. in 1768 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA. She died before 1830 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA. She married John Robinson in Orange County, North Carolina, USA. He was born about 1760 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA. NOTES for Martha Latta: Martha Latta, born abt. 1760 (source: (1) Robert H. Latta Collection (Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36) She married John Robinson. Source: Robert H. Latta Collection, Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36. 2 THOMAS (2) LATTA James (1) Born about 1755. He married Sussanah Jackson, daughter of James Jackson and Susannah Pearson, in North Carolina, USA. She was born about 1760 in North Carolina, USA. (Source: Robert H. Latta Collection (Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36) Notes for Thomas Latta: I do not think Thomas Latta (brother of John B. Latta) married Janey Scarlett. I am a descendant of Stephen Scarlett, father of Janey Scarlett. Three daughters of Stephen Scarlett married Lattas. I believe the Thomas Latta mentioned above married Susannah Jackson and one of their sons named Thomas Latta married Janey Scarlett. Josh Armstrong Orange Co. (NC) Deed Book 4, P. 424, 25 April 1791 - Thomas Latta of Orange, planter, to John Latta of same, seventy pounds, 93 acres, on waters of Mountain Cr., begin at a stake a cor. of John Latta Junior on the line of a tract of land formerly belonging to William Johnston, along sd. line S 36 ch. to a red oak which the Thomas Latta deed called a black oak now dead, S40E 16 ch. to a post oak, N23E 50 ch. along James Walker's line to a spanish oak another cor. of John Latta, w 33 ch. to the beginning being the dividing line between John Latta & Thomas Latta one of a tract from James Wilkinson to Charles Abercromby 11 February 1773, Abercromby to Thomas Burford 21 April 1778, Burford to Jean Latta 5 February 1783, Jean Latta to Thomas Latta 27 January 1784; signed: Thomas Latta; witness: James Walker, James Walker Junior; proved May 1791 Term by James Walker Junior. REF: Orange County Records, Vol. IV, Deed Book 4 abstracts, edited by William D. Bennett, C.G., published Raleigh, NC, 1990, ppgs.73-74. Children of Thomas Latta and Susannah Jackson are: 6 ELIZABETH (3) She married Mr. Harris (Source: Robert H. Latta Collection (Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36)). 7 MARY "Polly" (3) She married Richard Crabtree April 04, 1809 in Orange County, North Carolina (Source: Marriage Bond. Orange County, North Carolina.); died Bef. 1860 in Orange County, North Carolina. Notes for Richard Crabtree: In LATTA v. RUSS, 53 N.C. 111 (1860) the probate or Richard Crabtree was at issue. Named parties were William W. Latta, administrator versus Charles E. Russ, administrator. Parthenia the widow of Richard died during probate. The following heirs are named: (1) Thomas J. Latta and wife; (2) William Crabtree; (3) Moses Crabtree; (4) William Hpkins and wife; (5) Clement Crabtree, a minor; (6) John Crabtree, a minor; (7) Richard Crabtree, a minor; (8) Arthur Crabtree, a minor; (9) Kemp Crabtree, a minor; (10) Lucy Ann Crabtree, a minor. 8 ROBERT (4) b. abt. 1760 in Orange County, North Carolina (Source: Robert H. Latta Collection (Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36); died in Orange County, North Carolina (Source: Robert H. Latta Collection (Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36). He married Anna _________________. Died at the home of his son, James. Both he and wife buried in Orange County, NC. Burial: Orange County, North Carolina (Source: Robert H. Latta Collection (Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36) 9 THOMAS (5) born Abt. 1785 in Orange County, North Carolina (Source: Robert H. Latta Collection (Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36)) (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #0795, Date of Import: Mar 30, 1997). He married (1) Nancy Cain. He married (2) Jane Scarlett August 28, 1810 in Orange County, North Carolina (Source: Robert H. Latta Collection (Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36)); born Abt. 1781 in Orange County, North Carolina (Source: LDS IGI Index: Film # 451179, Ordinance #42391). Notes for Thomas Latta: Robert H. Latta collection states that child, Mary, is by second wife. More about Thomas Latta: Notes for Nancy Cain: She was born about 1760 in North Carolina. Notes for Thomas Latta: Notes for Nancy Cain: Previously married to Mr. Cain and had 1 child, Sarah at the time of marriage to Thomas Latta, Jr. Notes for Jane Scarlett: Birth also noted ca. 1789. 10 SOLOMON (6) b. June 26, 1793 in Orange County, North Carolina (Source: Thomas Jackson Latta Bible); died 1834 in Chesterfield County, North Carolina (Source: Thomas Jackson Latta Bible) He married Elizabeth Wilson August 10, 1814 in Orange County, North Carolina (Source: Thomas Jackson Latta Bible. Robert Latta Collection, Library of Congress); born April 19, 1791 in Orange County, North Carolina; died February 15, 1854. Died 1834 while on a trip to Florida, and was buried there. Burial: Chesterfield County, North Carolina (Source: Robert H. Latta Collection, Library of Congress, Rare Books Room, CS71.L36).
17 REBECCA (3) was born on 24 Feb 1797 in Orange, North Carolina, USA. She died on 20 Apr 1883 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA. She married Seth Sparkman, son of William Reid Sparkman and Rosanna Williams, on 09 Jul 1822 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA. He was born on 15 Jan 1797 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA. He died on 08 Oct 1884 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA. Notes for Rebecca Latta: b. 24 Feb. 1797, Orange Co., NC; d. 20 Apr. 1883, Boston, Williamson Co., TN; bur. Sparkman Cemetery, Williamson Co., TN (see tombstone picture below) ; m. Seth Sparkman, son of William Sparkman and Rosanna Williams, of Boston, Williamson Co., Tenn. July 9, 1822. She lived near Franklin, Maury Co., Tenn. Children: Mary, William, John, Seth, Samuel, James, and Nathan. Daughter, Mary Sparkman Alexander buried in the Alexander Cemetery, Maury County, TN. Williamson County, TN Land Records: WILLIAM SPARKMAN and SETH SPARKMAN witness deed 19 Apr. 1819 from GEORGE ROPER to STEPHEN PIGG; $150 for 50 acres on the head waters of Lick Creek lying on both sides of the Natchez Road where PIGG lives. Entered 15 June 1819. Deed Book F, pg. 53 http://bellsouthpwp.net/k/s/ksparkman/cemetery_listings.htm
b. 1803, Orange Co., NC; d. 1850, Williamson Co., TN; bur. (believed) Sparkman Cemetery, Williamson Co., TN; m. Charles Robinson Sparkman, son of William Sparkman and Rosanna Williams, of Boston, Tenn. Lived in Williamson Co., Tenn. Children: Mary, Emily, Thomas, Jane, and Margaret.
4 JAMES (2) LATTA James (1) was born about 1763. He married Nancy Allen on 24 Aug. 1790. James and Nancy moved from Orange Co., North Carolina to Limestone Co., Alabama around 1825, Even though James held land grants in both Limestone Co. and Madison Co., as early as 1816. They lived in Limestone Co. from about 1825 to 1831, where Nancy probably died. He turned over his property to his two daughters and moved to Madison Co. James briefly married Marsilla Ray, about 1836. The marriage only lasted a couple of years because in a land transaction in 1838 they refer to each other as "the late wife" and "former husband". Marsilla signed the transaction so she was still alive. They must have been separated or divorced. In the 1850 census of Madison Co., Alabama James was living with Elias and Fanny Wilbern (relationship not known). James' son Walter, and his family, remained in Limestone Co. until 1859-60, when they moved to Blount Co., Alabama. The whereabouts of John, Jacob, Sarah, and Mary are unknown at this time; however, Sarah and Mary are known to have remained in Limestone Co. until 1833 where they sold land their father bequeathed them. At this time Sarah signed as "Sarah Criss" and her husband , John Criss also signed. John Latta and his wife Elizabeth sold land in 1833, and Jacob Latta bought some land in 1840, all in Limestone Co. (This information was written by Cindy Steine, a descendent of John Pierce Latta. Phone 256-772-1524). Notes for James Latta: Orance NC Will Book D-178 Will of Jacob Senior Allen: 13 Jan 1806/Nov Ct. 1806 Son: Jacob Allen, land on s side of Eno River Son: William Allen, land on n side of Eno River Dau: Sally Allen, Betsy Allen, Hannah Allen, Nancy Latta, Cynthia Scarlett Exr: Son in law James Latat, son Jacob Allen Wit: William Cain Sr., John Kelley Sr., Cuthbert (x) Burton. Deed 1812 Orange Co., NC James Latta, Jr. sells to Cleaton Lynch, 100 acres on Ellibees Cr. Signed James Latta, Jr. Wit: Howard Wheeler and Jacob Latta. Deed 1814 John Glenn to Solomon Wood 88 acres. Wit: James Latta and Jacob Latta Deed 1816 James Latta and wife Nancy sold interests to William Cain the younger. Notes for Nancy Allen: Orange NC Will Book D-178 Will of Jacob Senior Allen: 13 Jan 1806 / Nov Ct 1806 Son: Jacob Allen, land on s side of Eno River Son: William Allen, land on n side of Eno River Dau: Sally Allen, Betsy Allen, Hannah Allen, Nancy Latta, Cynthia Scarlett, Exr: Son in law James Latta, son Jacob Allen Wit: WILLIAM CAIN SR, John Kelley Sr, Cuthbert (x) Burton. Children of James Latta and Nancy Allen: 19 WALTER ALLEN (3) b. 1804; died Sept 30, 1889 in Blount Co., AL. Married Elizabeth Ann Speers in 1838. 20 JOHN (3) 21 JACOB (3) 22 SARAH (3) married John Criss. 23 MARY E. (3)
11 JAMES (3) LATTA
12 THOMAS (3) LATTA
13 JOHN J. (3) LATTA
for John J Latta:
wife's name is also given as Elizabeth Wood of N.C. Another writer
gives the names of the children of Mary Jackson as all but Wiley,
Calvin, Nancy, Caroline and Martha. It is said of Elizabeth Wood Latta
that one of her sons had a daughter named Emily and one son died
returning from the army. Martha's husband, Jesse Mitchell, said that
three of sons and three daughters lived in Williamson Co., Tenn. prior
John (2) James (1). was born in 1783 in North Carolina, USA. He died before 1850 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married (1) ELIZABETH WOOD. She was born in 1782 in North Carolina, USA.
Children of John J. Latta and Elizabeth Wood:
24 MOSES (4) LATTA
James (3) John (2) James (1). was born in 1806 in North Carolina, USA. He died on 27 Dec 1872 in Concord, Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Matilda Craig, daughter of William Craig and Jennet Campbell, on 25 Sep 1827 in Tennessee, USA. She was born in 1807 in Tennessee, USA. She died on 02 Mar 1893 in Maury, Tennessee, USA
Notes for Moses Latta:
Moses and brother John Latta moved to Maury Co. TN with their family probably prior to 1810 from North Carolina. Their father died in 1815 returning from the battle of New Orleans. They received an inheritance from his estate that provided for them until they turned 18. Their mother remarried to William Hutchinson and they are residing with them in 1820. At some point they resided with their grandfather John Latta and are mentioned in his will. There are many records regarding payments for their care. John Latta is deceased in 1827 and passes administration of the estate to Moses when he turned 21 to administer for brother John as he is still a minor.
Brothers Moses and John. They will marry sisters Matilda and Louise Craig in Maury Co. TN. Moses and Matilda married in 1827 and the purchased 100 acres from John Jamison in 1829. Their farm is located near Santa Fe in the county. Their first child William was killed in1864 fighting for the confederacy. They raise seven children. In his obit he is described as honest and respected by all the neighbors.
1820 census- Moses and brother John are residing with step father William Hutchinson and their mother in Maury County
Moses - on 28 Oct. 1829 Maury Co. court minutes - indicted for disturbing public worship.
Moses Latta purchased 100 acres on a branch of Carters Creek known as Sycamore from John Jamison on 14 Oct 1829 in Maury Co TN
1830 - 8 Dec. Samuel Craig buys 72 acres on Knob Creek from Moses Latta for $650 (the part of William Craig left for Matilda Graig Latta)
1837 Maury Co. tax list Dist. 19 - Jno F. Craig, Robert Craig, Robt. Campbell, Jr., Samuel Craig, Moses Latta.
1840 - Apr. Samuel W. Craig dies. John Latta appt. guardian of minor children, Robt. Campbell admin. of estate.
1840 - 20 May Estate sale of Samuel Craig - purchasers include widow Susan, Robt. Campbell, Jackson Craig (Wm. Jackson), John Shadden; estate holds notes on John F. Craig, John & Moses Latta. Jackson Craig buys 2 sows and 2 pigs.
1850 - 17 Sept. Land Grant #21819 for 2 ac
Obit... Mr Moses Latta was found frozen to death on the morning of the 27th of December, 1872, near his house. He had left Santa Fe on the evening of the 26th under the influence of whisky. He had two bottles with him. He was seen within a half mile of his house about sundown; his wife waited for him until late and supposing he had stopped for the night with a neighbor retired; and rising early found his horse in the yard. She went to the barn about two hundred yards and there found the dead body of her husband. Mr Latta was over sixty years of age... he was honest and respected by all the neighbors-- His only fault was an occasional over indulgence in intoxicating drinks. He leaves several children of respectability in the neighborhood. He is uncle of our present Sherriff, Simms Latta
Notes for Matilda Craig:
Obits... Mrs Matilda Latta died Thursday afternoon this 2nd at the residence of her grandaughter Mrs Dennis Hicks, near Concord in this county. She was eighty six years old and her feebleness coupled with the effects of le grippe which attacked her last year caused her death. Her body was laid to rest at Concord Church on Friday. She was the widow of Moses Latta who died many years ago. She leaves numerous descendents. Her only living son Mr Moses Latta; Mrs Joe Siston of Nashville and Mrs Hutchinson are her daughters. She had been a long member of the Methodist Church and the memory of her good deeds lives after her
1880 Census Place District 18, Maury, Tennessee
John W. JONES Self M Male W 35 TN Wk-Farm TN TN
Sallie JONES Wife M Female W 29 TN Keep House TN TN
Lena JONES Dau S Female W 6 TN TN TN
Robt. JONES Son S Male W 3 TN TN TN
Matilda LATTA Other W Female W 75 TN TN TN
Nov. 10, 1893 - The Herald and Mail, Columbia, TN
Children of Moses Latta and Matilda Craig:
25 JOHN (4) LATTA
James (3) John (2) James (1). Born 1810 in Orange County NC.; m. Louisa Craig, daughter of William Craig, of Tenn. He lived at Columbia, Tenn. He formerly lived in N.C. and in 1837 with his family in a covered wagon, went to Texas, not liking it there he returned to Tenn. Eleven children all born in Maury Co., Tenn. and those that are dead died there. He died in 1873. In 1813 brought to Tenn. in a covered wagon
1840 - Apr. Samuel W. Craig dies. John Latta appt. guardian of minor children, Robt. Campbell admin. of estate.
1840 - 20 May Estate sale of Samuel Craig - purchasers include widow Susan, Robt. Campbell, Jackson Craig (Wm. Jackson), John Shadden; estate holds notes on John F. Craig, John & Moses Latta. Jackson Craig buys 2 sows and 2 pigs.
1842 - Jan.-Feb. James. M. White vs. Wm. J. Craig & John Latta - Fi fa - no property found to satisfy execution - fi fa levied on bay horse of Wm. J. Craig. Debt of $20.50 plus court costs of $4.25 satisfied 11 May 1842. Tucker & Hodge vs. William J. Craig & John Latta - Fi fa - no property found to satisfy execution - deft. pd. $8.08 on 3 May 1842. Total debt $20.50 plus $4.25 costs.
1843 - 15 Mar. W. D. Davis, sheriff, levied fi fa on bay horse of Wm. J. Craig (see above case).
1843 - 11 May Debt of Wm. J. Craig & John Latta to Tucker & Hodge satisfied in full.
John served as sheriff and jailer of Maury Co TN
Notes for Louisa Craig:
half sister to Matilda Craig
Children of John Latta and Louisa Craig:
44 WILLIAM ALBERT
(5) was born on 30 Dec
1835 in Giles, Tennessee, USA. He died on 09 Feb 1877 in Columbia, Maury,
Tennessee, USA. He married Mary Sina Braden on 15 Jul 1863. She was born on 17
Dec 1843 in Giles, Tennessee, USA. She died in 1937
45 SOPHIA (5) was born on 27 Sep 1837 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She married William Marion Ham on 11 Sep 1859 in Maury, Tennessee, USA
46 JAMES (5) was born on 08 Mar 1839 in Tennessee, USA. He died on 22 Aug 1855 in Tennessee, USA
47 SIMS C. (5) was born on 06 Apr 1840 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died on 24 Sep 1934 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Mary Cordelia Hackney on 11 Nov 1860 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She was born in 1844 in Tennessee, USA. She died in 1920 in Tennessee, USA
48 MARTHA J. (5) was born on 08 Jan 1842 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She died on 18 Jan 1891 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She married Thomas J Stewart on 02 Dec 1866 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He was born in 1840 in Tennessee, USA
49 JOHN (5) was born on 14 Apr 1844 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died on 12 Nov 1912 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Anna Narcissa Cherry. She was born in 1848 in Tennessee, USA
50 SUSAN (5) was born on 30 May 1846 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She married (1) WILLIAM M HAM. He was born about 1837 in Tennessee, USA
51 LOUISA (5) was born on 11 Sep 1848 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She died on 09 Sep 1857 in Maury, Tennessee, USA
52 MOSES (5) was born on 31 Aug 1850 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died on 09 Aug 1855 in Maury, Tennessee, USA
53 SAMUEL (5) was born on 20 Dec 1853 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died on 30 Aug 1855 in Maury, Tennessee, USA
54 FRANCIS (5) was born on 12 Jul 1855 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She died on 11 Sep 1861 in Maury, Tennessee, USA
30 CALVIN (4) LATTA
John (3) John (2) James (1). was born in Apr 1812 in North Carolina, USA. He married (1) Arminta Minta Mitchell, daughter of John Mitchell and Mary Polly Edwards, in 1842 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She was born in 1820 in Tennessee, USA. She died on 18 Nov 1875 in Mt. Vernon, IL Jefferson Co.
Notes for Calvin Latta:
Born in N.C. in 1812 or 1813. He was a carpenter and bridge builder by trade. Married Arminta "Minta" Mitchell, daughter of John and Mary Mitchell, in Maury Co., Tenn in 1842. He moved to southern Illinois in 1852 and lived near Salem, Marion Co. Then went to Jefferson Co., Ills. in 1852, P.O. address Mt. Vernon, Ills. Eleven children. The six eldest were born in Maury Co., Tenn. The other five in Jefferson Co., Ills. Calvin and his son, William James Latta's biography can be found at: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/labette/1901/l/lattawj.shtml
Children of Calvin:
Notes for William James Latta:
W. J. LATTA, D. D. S., one of the foremost dentists of Chetopa, Labette county, Kansas, was born near Columbia, Tennessee, in 1847, and is a son of Calvin and Arminta (Mitchell) Latta. Calvin Latta was born in North Carolina in 1812, and is a carpenter and bridge builder by trade. He lived in North Carolina until he was twelve years old. In 1852 Mr. Latta removed to Jefferson county, Illinois, where he bought a farm. He was engaged in general farming, - in which he was assisted by his sons; - and also followed his trade. His wife died in that county, aged fifty-seven years. Mr. Latta still lives there. Their children were: Mary E. (Spawr) (Johnson), who has been twice widowed; John M.; W. J.; C. R. J. C., of Kentucky; Martha J. (Johnson), who lives in Southern Illinois; Jerome B. P., of Hunt county, Texas; Harriet C. (Hopgood), of Kentucky; Tennessee K., deceased; Gertrude (Benson), deceased; and Mrs. E. B.
of Kentucky; Tennessee K., deceased; Gertrude (Benson), deceased; and Mrs. E. B. Whitlow, who lives in Southern Illinois.
Dr. W. J. Latta attended the common schools in his vicinity and assisted on his father's farm until he reached the age of twenty-one years. Always ambitious to secure a good education, he quit business and went to Eureka, Illinois, and then to college at Morganfield, Kentucky. He then learned his father's trade, but finding the duties too arduous for his constitution, in October, 1868, he began the study of dentistry at Ashley, Illinois, with a brother-in-law. At that time there were but two dental colleges in the United States, and students pursued their courses mainly with preceptors. Dr. Latta studied and practiced with his preceptor, and was located at different places in Southern Illinois for a period of eight years. In 1876 he went to Texas, and practiced in Dallas county for four years. He then located in Chetopa, June 19, 1880. He opened his office in August of that year, and since that time has attended to a large and lucrative practice. Dr. Latta has a thorough knowledge of dentistry, and, inheriting a mechanical nature from his father, the choice of his profession was a wise one. He is a painstaking worker, conscientious and faithful, and has the confidence and respect of all who come in contact with him.
Dr. Latta was married, in Labette county, to Miss S. E. Riter, who was born in Central Illinois. She came to Cherokee, Kansas, at the age of twelve years, and before her marriage taught vocal and instrumental music. She studied with Mrs. Handley, a very successful teacher in St. Louis. Mrs. Latta now has a class in music in Chetopa. She is highly accomplished, and moves in the best social circles of Chetopa. Dr. and Mrs. Latta had one child which died in infancy.
Dr. Latta was a Democrat early in life, but changed to the Greenback ticket in Texas, and is now a strong Prohibition Populist. He served as police judge two years in Chetopa. He has always been an active worker in the Christian church, of which Rev. W. F. Guy is the present pastor. Dr. Latta owns his own home in Chetopa. He has been very successful and is well and widely known. http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/labette/1901/l/lattawj.shtml#57702
60 JEROME BONAPARTE (5) was born on 26 Jan 1851 in Tennessee, USA. He married (1) MIRA LATTA. She was born about 1866 in Illinois, USA
61 MARTHA JANE (5) was born in 1853 in Tennessee, USA62 HARRIET DELILAH (5) was born about 1856 in Illinois, USA. She married (1) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ADKINS. She married (2) JAMES W. HOPGOOD on 07 Jul 1875 in Gallatin, Illinois, USA. He was born on 06 May 1855 in Union, Kentucky, USA. He died on 14 Jul 1893 in Union, Kentucky, USA
63 TENNESSEE KNOVLINE (5) was born in 1858 in Tennessee, USA. She died in Oct 1860 in Craighead, Arkansas, USA
64 GERTRUDE (5) was born in 1860 in Tennessee, USA.
65 EUGENIA BELLZORA (5) was born in 1863 in Tennessee, USA. She married (1) WHITLOW.
37 WILLIAM J. (5) LATTA
Moses (4) James (3) John (2) James (1). was born in 1833 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died in 1864 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Mary E Akin on 21 Dec 1856 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA. She was born in 1832 in Tennessee, USA
Notes for William J Latta:
" There were two William Latta's that served and William J Latta Son of Moses and wife of Mary E Akin was killed in 1864, I have the information on William J Latta's marriage and death." John Moore
One served in the 3rd Tn Inf., the other in lst Tenn Inf. No records were found matching this search criteria. (Civil War Soldiers and Sailors). John Latta's son William for burial info for him. I am also detaching Mary E Akin as his spouse and will try and find correct spouse for him.
He was born abt. 1833 about two miles from Santa Fe, Maury Co., Tenn. Died at Carter Creek near Spring Hill, Maury Co., Tenn. in 1865. Married Mary Eliza Akin, daughter of John Akin and Elizabeth Adeline Craig, on Dec. 21, 1856 in Williamson, TN. She was born at Carter Creek Pike in Williamson Co., Tenn. abt. 1832 and died at Carter Creek in 1891. Was a member of the Christian Church. William was a Methodist and lived near Santa Fe. After his death she married Robert McKee on October 10, 1866 in Williamson, TN. They had a daughter, Julie, born in 1868.
43 MOSES (5) LATTA
Moses (4) James (3) John (2) James (1) was born about 1847 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died about 1915 in Crockett, Tennessee, USA. He married Talitha Ann E Watson, daughter of Stephen Watson and Ellender McCollum, on 21 Oct 1868 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA. She was born in Apr 1853 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA. She died after 1920 in Dyer, Tennessee, USA
Notes for Moses Latta:
Moses Latta was a farmer and logger.
A story told by Clarence Latta grandson of Moses Latta to his son Shirley Latta and retold to me. It appears that Moses once spent some time in jail for stealing a mule but the story is not as straight forward as it appears. I have not tried to verify the story from court records but will relate the story as told.
It seems it was the custom of the times for people to put their green stock out to those that had none to allow them to be broke and trained into useful animals. A Mr. Pope arranged for Moses to train his mule and in exchange for this Moses would have the use of it for a specified amount of time. Apparently Mr. Pope felt Moses was abusing the mule so he went and took it from him. Moses feeling that he was entitled to use the mule for a longer period went and retrieved the mule. Mr Pope then appeared with the sheriff and hauled Moses off to jail. Moses and Talitha or Florida as she is then appeared with the sheriff and hauled Moses off to jail. Moses and Talitha or Florida as she is called at this time moved to Crockett County, Tennessee and are somewhere near William and Etta Latta Jacobs. He traded his life as a tenant farmer for a life as logger.
Listed as Moses Lattie with wife Florida in 1900 census Williamson Co TN. They have been married for 30 years.
Listed as Mose with wife Florida and grandson Mose in 1910 census of Crockett Co TN
Florida is listed as widow in 1920 census, she is living with her daughter Hulda's family in Dyer Co TN
Notes for Talitha Ann E Watson:
Talitha was a tall stately woman. She died of an overdose of strychnine which was a common remedy for certain ailments of the time. I am certain Talitha and Florida are same person as they are listed as being married 30 years in the 1900 census
OBIT.. Dyersburg State Gazette: Mrs Etta Young Dies Friday Night--------- Mrs. Etta Young, grandmother of Marshall Wallace of Dyersburg, died at 6:30 o'clock last night at Donavent Rest Home here. She was 86. Mrs. Young's body is lying in state at Halls until time for the funeral services. Funeral rites will be held at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, at the Pentecostal Church on Finley street. The Reverend Lawrence Jones church pastor, and the Reverend Sam Graves of Trenton will officiate. She is survived by three sons, Zeb Jacobs, Halls, Ross Jacobs, Trimble and J.C. Jacobs, Finley and several grandchildren.NOTE: Marshall Wallace is the only son of Marshall C Wallace and Ella Jacobs daughter of Etta. Marriage lic. December 03 1908 . Jacobs, Etta Fields, D. R. (m) W 32 Notes for William Thomas Jacobs: William Jacobs was raised on a farm on the border of Maury and Williamson County TN. He married Etta Latta his neighbor from the next farm. They had a daughter and four sons. They moved to Dyer County TN in 1904 and they were divorced soon after. Etta remarried in 1906 and William kept the children (probably a necessity to work the farm). He married Belle (Chandler)Thompson in 1912 and she became known by the family as Mammie. He was a Seventh Day Adventist and would spend the entire day each Saturday reading his Bible. He enjoyed playing the fiddle although he had a limited repertoire of songs. He was very hard of hearing in his later years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He farmed in the Trimble TN area for many years, after the sons were married he built a three room home for his son Jamison and family. They worked the farm together with Belle doing the cooking for both families. Belle's brother Bob lived with them after he lost his leg in a logging accident. When the main house burned he bought a home in Trimble and turned his farm over to his son Jamison to farm on shares. He was a very honest hard working person. William purchased 72 Acres near Trimble, Dyer Co TN in 1909 and his family had it until his death in 1949 when the boys sold it and divided the money.
Trimble is a small town settled after the Civil War in northeast Dyer County sitting at the edge of two counties - Dyer and Obion. The town of Trimble had its beginning in 1873, the result of the building of a railroad from Paducah to Memphis which ended at a bluff near the Dyer County line just across the Obion River Bottom. Here the bankrupt railroad remained uncompleted for several years on five acres of land donated by Jesse Pierce, the founder of Trimble. Finally, businessmen contributed money and judge Lawrence S. Trimble of Paducah reorganized the company. Trimble has changed very little during the years. Railroad growth help Trimble by have a turn-around "Y" there. This was the end of the tracks. Trimble's main street today faces the main line of the Illinois Central Gulf railroad. From 1873 to present time, Trimble has remained true to its logo of being a diverse community. Source: Dyer County Volume II - Past and PresentIn Williamson Co TN until 1903 on tax rolls of Dist 4 Went to Dyer Co from Williamson Co in 1904 from poll tax info Dist 15 Cert of death TN #49-02382
Jamison was born the son of William T Jacobs and Etta Latta in Williamson Co TN (Middle Tennessee) 1897. He moved with his fathers family and grandparents to Trimble, Dyer Co TN (western Tennessee) about 1902. They were raised on a farm. He married Erma L Carroll in 1916 at age 19. They continued to work the farm with his father. Big Daddy as we called him was a pleasant outgoing person who was a farmer that worked his fathers farm as a share cropper in Trimble where he raised his family. The cash crop was cotton and corn was raised to feed the work horses , mules and cattle. They also raised pigs and chickens mostly for their own consumption.
The stock market crash of October, 1929 is usually considered the start of that decade of hardship known as the Great Depression. In Tennessee, however, the hard times had started earlier, particularly for farmers. World War I had raised agricultural prices and brought flush times, but with the coming of peace the export markets dried up and prices plummeted. Added to stagnant farm markets was the longest and most devastating drought on record. Low returns on farming drove many of the poorest class of farmers completely off the land, as the old system of tenancy, landlord stores, and scrip money began to collapse.
He also worked as a barge hand on the Mississippi River during his earlier years. He worked in the Dyersburg Cotton Mill and operated a septic pumping business. He suplimented the family larder by hunting and fishing. He was prone to drink; forgoing it in his later life. He enjoyed gardning and going down to the store where everyone hang out; he played checkers, swapped tales and pocket knivesExcerpt of OBIT... Dyersburg State Gazette Mr. Jacobs a well known and esteemed resident of the Finley community and active in community affairs is survived by his wife Mrs. Lillian Carroll Jacobs; two daughters, Mrs Melba Dean of McCrory, Arkansas and Mrs Marguerite Taylor of Gary, Indiana; three sons, William Jacobs of Saulk Village, Ray Jacobs of Saulk Village and Cary Jacobs of Hammond, Indiana and twenty grandchildren Notes for Erma Lillian Carroll
Erma Lillian Carroll was the first of three daughters born to Eli Carroll and Ella Hollister in Dyer Co TN 1901. She married Jamison Jacobs 1918 at the age of 15. They had six children together and had full lives.
Big mama told this story to my sister about herself and it gives a little insight into her childhood. She said, I was my dads helper in the field and Julie was my moms helper in the house. One day I was planting peas in the field and was tired; when I got to the end of the row there were still quiet a few peas left. Instead of heading down another row I scattered them at the end of the row and covered them and went home. My dad asked me if I finished planting the peas and I replied that I did. I swear that later every pea at the end of the row came up and of coaarse my dad noticed. He did give me a serious talking too and it is just an example of the fact that there was no way I would ever get away with anything.
Big mama was what all of the grand kids called her. She raised her family on a farm in Trimble TN while working the fields along side of my grandfather, she later worked as a cook for a barge on the Mississippi river and still later in the cotton mill in Dyersburg. At one time or other she had a hand in helping raise most of her grandkids. She made some of the best fried catfish and hushpuppies I have ever tasted. Family get togethers always called for breaking out the iron kittle for a fish fry. She played piano for the church. She lived a long full life.
Your grandmother, my great-aunt Lillian was a wonderful lady. When we were young and went to visit my grandmother in Dyersburg, we always visited Aunt Lillian. We would rather spend time there than at Grannys. I can still see her sitting in her chair in the living room or fixing us "buffalo fish" and hushpuppies in the kitchen. My father was an only child, his name William Dallas Allen, Jr., and your grandmother was very special to him as well as my mother and to all of us. Daddy and Mom always kept in touch and visited her right up until she died. There was no pretence to Aunt Lillian. You either accepted her as she was or you didn't. You always knew where you stood with her. When Aunt Julia and Granny were with her, she would let them go on and on until she would put them in their place like the big sister she was. - Tina Maxwell
44 WILLIAM ALBERT (5) LATTA
John (4) James (3) John (2) James (1). was born on 30 Dec 1835 in Giles, Tennessee, USA. He died on 09 Feb 1877 in Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Mary Sina Braden on 15 Jul 1863. She was born on 17 Dec 1843 in Giles, Tennessee, USA. She died in 1937.
The Herald and Mail (Columbia, TN) Fri, Apr 13, 1877
Notes for William Albert Latta: b. Dec. 30, 1835; d. Feb. 9, 1877. Confederate soldier. Buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, TN (outside the confederate lot). Cemetery record: 30 Dec 1835 - 9 Feb 1877. (C.S.A.; MCTC). Buried ROSE HILL CEMETERY. There were two, one served in the 3rd Tn Inf., the other in lst Tenn Inf. No records were found matching this search criteria. (Civil War Soldiers and Sailors). Both John & Moses Latta named their first born William and they were born only a couple of years apart. " There were two William Latta's that served and William J Latta, Son of Moses and wife of Mary E Akin was killed in 1864, I have the information on William J Latta's marriage and death." - John Moore William is living with his parents John and Louisa Latta in Maury County Tennessee and working as the assistant jailer in Columbia, Maury, TN.
Notes for Hettie Gardner Latta
b. in Giles Co., Tenn. near Pulaski March 7,
1867; m. William Thomas Edwards at Columbia, Tenn. December 22, 1887. He was
born at Wayland Springs, Tenn. November 23, 1866; d. at Nashville, Tenn. August
1, 1932. Was with telephone company for 47 years and retired as Dist. Plant
Chief at age of 65. Children: Walter Latta. Mary Louise b. at Nashville 1892; d.
October 8, 1916. Sadie Claire b. at Nashville November 17, 1894;m. Earl G.
Arnold of Pa. June 16, 1931
66 WILLIAM BRADEN (6) was born on 08 Dec 1865 in Giles, Tennessee, USA. He died on 17 Feb 1917 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He married Pansy Loomis on 09 May 1900 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. She was born on 08 Feb 1878 in San Luis Obispo, California, USA. She died in 1961 in Virginia, USA
67 HETTIE GARDNER (6) was born on 07 Mar 1867 in Giles, Tennessee, USA. She married William Thomas Edwards on 22 Dec 1887 in Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, USA. He was born on 23 Nov 1866 in Wayland Springs, Lawrence, Tennessee, USA. He died on 01 Aug 1932 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA
for John Oscar Latta:
Giles Co., Tenn. August 9, 1869; d. February 8, 1938 at Memphis, Tenn.
Was hotel clerk at Franklin, Tenn. later guard in the Federal Reserve
68 JOHN OSCAR (6) was born in 1869 in Maury, Tennessee, USA.
Notes for Ada Louise Latta
Children. Walter Latta Edwards b. Columbia,
Tenn. February 10, 1889; m. Nancy Warren at Fayetteville, Tenn. April
28, 1910. Stationed at Old Hickory Powder Plant
during the World War. In 1939 in radio and
electric business at Nashville. Children ____. Ruth b. February 5,
1911, received her law degree at age of 23. Dorothy b. June 27, 1913;
m. William L. Patton of Nashville. Children: William L. Mary Deloris
69 SIMS CRAIG (6) was born on 11 Nov 1871 in Tennessee, USA. He married Annie Parker on 26 Feb 1897 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA.
70 ADA LOUISE (6) was born on 03 Jul 1874 in Tennessee, USA. She married Frank J Mapel on 06 Sep 1900 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA.
Nashville Banner - Sept 25, 1934
71 IDA BELLE (6) was born on 18 Oct 1861 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She married (1) LEMUEL PHILLIPS PADGETT on 11 Nov 1880. He was born on 28 Nov 1855 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died on 02 Aug 1922 in Washington, USA.Notes for Ida Belle Latta . October 18, 1861; m. Lemuel Phillips Padgett (member of Congress) November 11, 1880. Lemuel was the son of John B. and Rebecca Padgett. He was born Nov. 28, 1865 and died August 2, 1922 in Washington, DC. He is buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, TN. Children: Bessie L., John B., William L., and Lemuel Phillips Padgett. In the Rose Hill Cemetery, there is: GARTNER, Josephine Latta, 1 Jun 1912 - 8 Jun 1914. (Dau. Noland G. Latta & Bessie Padgett.), Block 'D'
72 SIMMIE LEE (6) was born on 06 Nov 1863 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She married John F Johnson on 07 Jun 1882. He was born about 1860 in Tennessee, USA.
73 EDGAR CRAIG (6) was born on 07 May 1869 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Maggie H Vaughan on 06 Jun 1892. She was born in Sep 1873 in Tennessee, USA. She died in 1956 in Tennessee, USA.
Notes for Edgar Craig Latta:
b. May 7, 1869; m. Margaret "Maggie" H. Vaughn June 6, 1892. She was born in 1871 and died in 1957. She is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury County, TN. Married twice. No children in 1906
74 HERBERT JONES (6) was born on 26 May 1872 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Maye Sandusky on 22 Dec 1896 in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Notes for Herbert Jones Latta:
b. May 26, 1872; m. Maye Sandusky at St. Louis, Mo. December 22, 1896. Married twice.
75 CLYDE C. (6) was born on 20 Jun 1877 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married (1) MADA CARSON. She was born in Alabama, USA.
49 JOHN (5) LATTA
John (4) James (3) John (2) James (1). was born on 14 Apr 1844 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died on 12 Nov 1912 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Anna Narcissa Cherry. She was born in 1848 in Tennessee, USA.
Notes for John Latta:
b. April 14, 1844; d. Nov. 12, 1912. Confederate soldier. Buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, TN (outside the confederate lot). Cemetery record: 1844 - 1912. C.S.A. Cross. Was the son of John and Lousie Craig Latta. He was born on 14 Apr 1844 in Maury County. His marriage to Anna Narcissa Cherry produced four sons and four daughters. During the War Between the States he serve in Co. E., lst Tenn. Infantry and later in Co. E., 6th Tenn Cavalry. He died in 1912. (MCTC). 6th (Wheeler's) Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry, Co. E, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. (Civil War Soldiers and Sailors)
When John Latta was 20 years of age, he entered the Confederate Army. For 30 years he was a chief law officer at Columbia, Tenn. The City of Columbia was chartered in 1807. The name Columbia was given to the area carved from the territories of the Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws and Chickasaw Indians. In 1899, John Latta was appointed Town Marshal or Chief of Police. Latta also had the distinction of appointment as the City of Columbia's first Fire Chief on May 29, 1901. John Latta served as Police Chief from 1899-1904. Children all born and married in Maury Co., Tenn.
Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Maury Co., TN
76 BENJAMIN H. (6) was born on 03 Apr 1884 in Tennessee, USA. He died on 26 Jan 1938. He married Frances Marion Ricketts on 24 Nov 1914
77 FRANK (6) was born on 13 Oct 1881 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA. He died in 1920 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA. He married Eliza M Mitchell on 12 Feb 1902 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA. She was born in 1880 in Tennessee, USA.
78 MYRTLE (6) was born on 29 Jun 1869 in Maury, Tennessee, USA; died Oct. 5, 1932. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Maury Co., TN. Married James P. Boyd.
79 MAYME (6) was born on 09 Jun 1876 in Tennessee, USA; died June 1, 1951. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Maury Co., TN. Married James E. Jackson.
80 KATE (6) was born on 29 Aug 1879 in Maury, Tennessee, USA; died June 27, 1947. Married Thomas Emmett Dugger. Buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Maury Co., TN.
81 IRENE (6) was born on 11 May 1874 in Tennessee, USA; died Aug. 19, 1941. Married James Philip Gartner.
82 FRED (6) was born on 08 Mar 1871 in Tennessee, USA. He died on 20 Oct 1944 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Nancy Ellen Collier on 26 Mar 1891 in Maury, Tennessee, USA
83 CLIFFORD ROSS (6) born Dec. 21, 1872 in Tennessee, USA; died June 24, 1893. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Maury Co., TN
Nov. 8, 1912 - The Herald and Mail, Columbia, TN
57 JOHN MONROE (5) LATTA
Calvin (4), John J. (3), John (2), James (1) was born in Nov 1844 in Tennessee, USA. He died on 21 Aug 1929 in Jefferson, Illinois, USA. He married (1) ANNA UNKNOWN
60 JEROME BONAPARTE (5) LATTA
Calvin (4), John J. (3), John (2), James (1) was born on 26 Jan 1851 in Tennessee, USA. He married (1) MIRA LATTA. She was born about 1866 in Illinois, USA.Jerome Bonaparte
66 WILLIAM BRADEN (6) LATTA
William A. (5) John (4) James (3) John (2) James (1). was born on 08 Dec 1865 in Giles, Tennessee, USA. He died on 17 Feb 1917 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He married Pansy Loomis on 09 May 1900 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. She was born on 08 Feb 1878 in San Luis Obispo, California, USA. She died in 1961 in Virginia, USA.
Notes for William Braden Latta:
Born Giles Co., Tenn. near Pulaski December 8, 1865; d. at El Paso, Texas February 17, 1917; m. Pansy Loomis of San Luis Obispo, Calif. at El Paso, Texas May 9, 1900. Real estate and Pansy Loomis of San Luis Obispo, Calif. at El Paso, Texas May 9, 1900. Real estate and investment business at El Paso. She was born February 8, 1878, died Alexandria, VA, 1961, buried El Paso, TX. After his death, she married Mr. William G. Dunn.William Braden Latta and Pansy Loomis had the following children:
Obituaries - Maj. Gen. W. B. Latta (U. S. Army retired)
Oct. 25, 1914 - June
Bill Latta was born in El Paso, Texas, on Oct.
25, 1914, and passed away at sunset on June 22, 2005, in Boise,
Idaho. He was the only son of W. B. Latta, a pioneering Texas
telegrapher and real estate developer, and Pansy Loomis Latta. His
father died when he was quite young and he was raised by another
stern Scot, William G. Davis.
When the U. S. Army was poised on the brink of
World War II, the stage was not set. After he attended Wire School
at Fort Monmouth, N.J., Lt. Latta was tasked to remain and create,
from scratch, the U. S. Army Signal Corps Officer Candidate School.
The Signal Corps OCS was the institution that grew the Signal Corps
from its total of 289 men to more than 30,000 over the course of the
war. It continued to train officers until the early 1990s when the
School was moved to Fort Gordon, Ga.
Communications were hampered by the lack of radio
trucks, which remained in the wells of ships standing off shore. Now
Capt. Latta was ordered by Patton to get them. Commandeering an LST,
he returned to the ships carrying the communications gear and
convinced both ship's captains to stop what they were unloading and
dig into the bowels of the ship to offload the radio trucks. Later
that evening, a German U-boat snuck into the harbor and sunk both
His second amphibious invasion was into Sicily in
1943. He had met a beautiful Army nurse, 2nd Lt. Beatrice Thompson,
whom everyone knew as Tommie, who had also come ashore at Casablanca
with the Ninth Evacuation Hospital. Together, they managed to
overcome the Army bureaucracy and they were married in Palermo,
Sicily, on May 21, 1944. Two months later, they shared their third
invasion, this time into the south of France.
69 SIMS CRAIG (6) LATTA
Sims Craig Latta and
Annie Parker had the following children:
103 MARSHALL ALLISON (7) was born in 1899 in Tennessee, USA. He died in 1903 in Tennessee, USA .
104 GERTRUDE (7) was born on 27 Sep 1906 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA. She married Frances Levis in 1931 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA
76 BENJAMIN H. (6) LATTA
John (5) John (4) James (3) John (2) James (1) was born on 03 Apr 1884 in Tennessee, USA. He died on 26 Jan 1938. He married Frances Marion Ricketts on 24 Nov 1914.
Benjamin H. Latta and
Frances Marion Ricketts had the following children:
105 MARION BENINGTON (7) was born on 26 Jul 1918 in Tennessee, USA.
77 FRANK (6) LATTA
Friday, Nov. 20, 1914 - The Herald and Mail, Columbia, TN
Eliza Mitchell Latta - wife of Frank Latta from Find A Grave
82 FRED (6) LATTA
John (5) John (4) James (3) John (2) James (1) was born on 08 Mar 1871 in Tennessee, USA. He died on 20 Oct 1944 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Nancy Ellen Collier on 26 Mar 1891 in Maury, Tennessee, USA.
March 20 1891 - The Herald and Mail - Columbia, Tn
Notes for Fred Latta:
Born March 8, 1871; d. Oct. 20, 1944; buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury County, TN; m. Nancy Ellen "Ellie" Collier on March 26, 1891. She was born in 1871 in TN and died in 1948 TN; m. Nancy Ellen "Ellie" Collier on March 26, 1891. She was born in 1871 in TN and died in 1948. In 1939 Fred was the State Comptroller at Columbia, Tennessee, and at one time was mayor of Columbia.
Fred Latta and Nancy Ellen Collier had the following children:
75 ANNIE LOUISE (7) was born on 27 Nov 1894 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She died on 10 Jun 1920 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She married Richard C Wells in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He was born in Illinois, USA .
76 MILDRED MAY (7) was born on 28 May 1904 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA. She married Hilton C Warren in 1937 in Maury, Tennessee, USA
86 SIMS AARON (6) LATTA
Moses (5) Moses (4) James (3) John (2) James (1)
was born on 29 Jul 1874 in Maury,
Tennessee, USA. He married Mattie Ann Chappell, daughter of Henry Sam Pate
Chappell and Martha Jemima Smith, in 1895 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA. She
was born in Jan 1876 in Tennessee, USA
Sims Aaron Latta and Mattie Ann Chappell had the following children:
121 MARY E. (7) was born on 12 Apr 1896 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She died on 17 Mar 1923 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA.
122 CLARENCE (7) was born in 1900 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died in 1989 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Eddie Williams Sparkman on 08 May 1921 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She was born on 13 Sep 1899. She died in 1993.
123 SIMMS HOWARD (7) was born on 07 May 1907. He died on 07 Nov 1991 in Spring Hill, Maury, Tennessee, USA. He married Velma Roth on 25 Dec 1935 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA.
Moses (5) Moses (4) James (3) John (2) James (1)
was born about 1876 in Maury, Tennessee,
USA. He married Donna Wright about 1895 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. She was born
on 21 Jan 1881 in Tennessee, USA. She died on 19 Apr 1959 in Tennessee, USA
87 WILLIAM STEVEN (6) LATTA
90 JOHN R. (6) LATTA
John Monroe (5) Calvin (4) John J (3), John (2), James(1) was born on 24 Jan 1879 in Illinois, USA. He died on 23 Mar 1965 in Jefferson, Illinois, USA. He married Lorena Katherine Waud on 27 Nov 1904 in Illinois, USA.
Notes for John R. Latta:
b. January 24, 1879 in Illinois; d. March 23, 1965 in Jefferson Co., IL; m. Lorena Katherine Waud, daughter of Robert George Waud and Mary Elizabeth Burton on Nov. 27, 1904 in Jefferson Co., IL. 1930 Census, Farrington, Jefferson Co., IL: John R. Latta, 51, b. IL, father TN, mother IL, farmer, Lorena C. Latta, 46, wife, Irvie, 23, Keith, 20
John R. Latta and Lorena Katherine Waud had the following children:
111 IRVIE (7) was born on 18 Mar 1907 in Illinois, USA. He died on 28 Jul 1969 in Illinois, USA
112 KEITH (7) was born on 17 Jul 1910 in Illinois, USA. He died in Apr 1983 in Illinois, USA
Notes for Keith Latta:
Obituary: Keith Latta, 72, of Bluford, died at 9:55 am Sunday, Apr l0, 1983. He was a retired farmer and avid horseman. Mr Latta was born in Farrington Twnship, July 17, 1910, the son of John R. and Lorena (Waud) Latta. On April 19, 1943 he married Maxine Brookman, who survives. Mr. Latta was a long time member of Harmony Missionary Church, where services will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday with the Rev. Melvin Chambliss officiating. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 pm on Tuesday and until 11 am on Wednesday at the Bluford Funeral Home, and from noon Wednesday until the Funeral Hour at the church. In addition to his wife survivors include three daughters, Mrs Gale (Shirley) Breeze, and Mrs. Robert (Sandy) Jackson, both of Bluford, and Mrs. Sharon Hails of Texico. seven grandchildren. one gr gr grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Latta was preceded in death by one brother, Irvie and his parents.
91 OTTO E. (6) LATTA
John Monroe (5) Calvin (4) John J (3), John (2), James(1) was born on 30 Jul 1881 in Illinois, USA. He died in 1961 in Illinois, USA. He married Ethel Sylvia Waud on 15 Feb 1905 in Illinois, USA
Otto E. Latta and Ethel Sylvia Waud had the following child:
113 MARVIN H. (7) was born on 15 Nov 1905 in Illinois, USA. He died in Jul 1985 in Illinois, USA.
Notes for Marvin H. Latta:
b. Nov. 15, 1905 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., Illinois; d. July 1985 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson b. Nov. 15, 1905 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., Illinois; d. July 1985 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL; there is a Cora Belle Latta (1905-1947) buried beside of Otto and Ethel Latta in the Bethel Cemetery (could this be Marvin's wife?)
97 JAMES HENRY (6) LATTA
William J. (5) Moses (4) James (3) John (2) James (1) was born on 02 Oct 1857 in Maury County, TN. He died on 21 Apr 1922 in Martin, Weakley County, TN. He married (1) FANNY A LEONARD. She was born in Apr 1855 in Tennessee, USA.
James Henry Latta and Fannie A. Leonard had the following children:
114 WILLIAM CHARLES LATTA (7) was born in Nov 1882 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died on 18 Nov 1962. He married (1) CORA C THOMAS, daughter of John J Thomas and Eliza Unknown, on 15 Apr 1903 in Weakley County, TN. She was born about 1782 in Tennessee, USA. She died on 10 May 1929 in Union City, Obion County, TN (Age: 48)
115 MINNIE GERTRUDE LATTA (7) was born in Feb 1885 in Tennessee, USA. She died in 1955. She married (1) MCDURMAN
116 GEORGE CUTHBERT LATTA (7) was born in Dec 1887 in Graves, Kentucky, USA. He died in Feb 1963. He married (1) RUTH HIGH
114 WILLIAM CHARLES (7) LATTAJames Henry (6) William J. (5) Moses (4) James (3) John (2) James (1) was born in Nov 1882 in Maury, Tennessee, USA. He died on 18 Nov 1962. He married (1) CORA C THOMAS, daughter of John J Thomas and Eliza Unknown, on 15 Apr 1903 in Weakley County, TN. She was born about 1782 in Tennessee, USA. She died on 10 May 1929 in Union City, Obion County, TN (Age: 48).
116 GEORGE CUTHBERT (7) LATTAJames Henry (6) William J. (5) Moses (4) James (3) John (2) James (1) was born in Dec 1887 in Graves, Kentucky, USA. He died in Feb 1963. He married (1) RUTH HIGH
71 WILLIAM BRADEN (7) LATTA, JR.
William B. (6) William A. (5) John (4) James (3) John (2) James (1). b. October 25, 1915. Graduated U. S. M. A., B.S. Eng., 1938. Fought with Patton in WWII. Married U. S. Army Nurse Corps Lt. Beatrice Lillian Thompson (b. Amsterdam, NY) May 21, 1944 in Palermo, Sicily. Distinguished 40 year career in the U. S. Army, beginning as a private tending pigeons and ending as the Commanding General of the Armyâ€™s satellite based Strategic Communications Command. Retired to Sierra Vista, AZ in 1972; self employed as Latta Engineering Services until age 85. He moved to Boise, ID in 2002 to live near his son and granddaughter.
83 WILLIAM BRADEN LATTA, JR.(8) b. Boston MA, May 20, 1949.
85 ROBERT PALMER LATTA (8) b. Valley Forge, PA, January 30, 1954
89 LAURA BARBARA LATTA (8) b. Boston, MA, August 24, 1950. Univ. of Texas, B.
S., 1973, Antioch Coll., M. Ed. 1976, University of Northern Colorado, Ph.
D., Educational Psychology, 1995. Married/divorced James Gaudet, 1976-91.
Assoc. Prof. Laura Latta Gaudet is the chair of the Dept. of Counseling,
Psychology and Social Work at Chadron State College, Chadron, NE.
83 WILLIAM BRADEN LATTA, JR.(8)
William Braden (7) William B. (6)
William A. (5) John (4) James (3) John (2) James (1) b. Boston MA, May 20, 1949.
B. A., Colgate University 1971, J. D., Golden Gate Univ. School of Law, 1976.
Married Patricia A. Flanagan, Herkimer, NY December 12, 1977. She passed away
August 25, 2001. Bill Jr. has been an attorney in Boise, ID since 1977.
84 CHRISTINA FLANAGAN LATTA(9) b. February 25, 1981, Boise ID. Boise State University, B. A. English w/ High Honors, magna cum laude, 2003. Entering law school, Fall, 2004.
85 ROBERT PALMER (8) LATTA,
William B., Jr. (7) William B.
(6) William A. (5) John (4) James (3) John (2) James (1). b. Valley Forge, PA,
January 30, 1954. Stanford University, B. A. Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976; J.
D., Stanford Law School 1979. Bob has been an attorney in Palo Alto, CA since
Married Paula Mooring 1987, divorced 1993. Child:
87 ANDREW BRADEN LATTA (9), b. June 22,1991, Stanford, CA.
Robert Palmer Latta then married Debra Jeanette Dyal on February 27, 1995, Los Altos, CA. b.
Champaign-Urbana, Il, August 5, 1956, B. A. Harvard/Radcliffe, 1978.
88 WILLIAM GORDON LATTA (9), b. Mountain View CA, November 25, 1995
89 THOMAS PALMER LATTA (9), b. Mountain View CA, November 25, 1995.
THIS IS THE END OF THE BRANCH.....................................NOTES BELOW
Information furnished by Mrs. Mary S. Latta, care of Rev. F.J. Mapel, Platte City, Mo.
William H. Latta of El Paso, Texas. Sims Latta of Cilumbia, Tenn. James H. Latta of Martin,
Tenn. Simmie Latta Wlhoite, daughter of Sims Latta, Franklin, Tenn. Hettie Latta Edwards,
Additional Information on William Braden Latta furnished by: W. B. Latta, Jr., Attorney at Law, P. O. Box 2192, Boise ID 83701-2192 in 2003.
* Also look at branch 6 & 7 for a tie *
In the records for the Maury County Cousins, Vol. 2, found at www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/6263/paupers.html
Latta, ***grave dug on 6 July 1856 for "Miss Latta's child a pauper."
Latta, *** on 8 July 1856, coffin furnished by J. R. Lamb for Miss Latta's child, a pauper.
Latta, *** on 25 Oct. 1856 County furnished coffin and paid for burial of Mrs. Latta, a pauper.
Century Review, 1805-1905 of Maury County, TN states on page 237 (google books) "W. J. Latta, born on Duck River, 11 miles N.W. of Columbia, June 1878, is the son of W. W. and E. A. (Dockery) Latta. His mother's parents, J. M. and Annie (Puckett) Dockery, were among early settlers from S. C. to Maury Co. W. J., in 1903, married Pauline, daughter of Rowann and Lou (Fields) Irwin. Mr. Latta owns a 100a. farm, well adapted to the production of corn, wheat, oats, and stock raising, to which he devotes his time.