Branch No. 40


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May connect to Branch 3 and Branch 4.

* Note by Robert H. Latta*
I do not think that Samuel Latta, the supposed head of this branch belongs to this branch. He belongs to branch No. 4, and I do not connect him in any way with this branch. I put him here because Mr. Robert E. Smith, wrote to James Alexander Latta, that Samuel was his ancestor.


Born ____; died ___________; married ______________.  LETTER: Otsego Lodge, No. 534, I.O.O.F. Otsego, Mich. September 19, 1922. Mr. James A. Latta: Having gone through all records attainable here at Otsego and Allegany and corresponding with nearly all of the older residents that knew your family. I have been able to collect the following data for you. The obituaries of your father and grandfather I suppose you have but following such information as they gave. I have succeeded in tracing their birth places to Rochester, New York State, but have been unable, at this time, to find exact data of your grandfather's birth. Your great grandfather's (?) name is Samuel Latta. He settled in the town of Rochester, New York State in 1797. Rochester was incorporated into a city in 1828 by the consolidation of two towns called Greece Center and Read's Corners. As all settlers nearly came from Vermont, should advise looking through Vermont State records.--Robert E. Smith, Sec'y I.O.O.F. No. 534. At a Vintage View of Rochester - Timeline
shows that in 1790 the first deed in present Monroe County is recorded by Samuel Latta. In 1805, Samuel Latta was appointed Custom's Agent for the Port of Genesee by President Thomas Jefferson. Samuel Latta was also local agent for Pulteney Estates and was selling lots for $10 each. Further mention of the Samuel Latta at states that among the first settlers of Greece, Monroe Co., NY is Samuel Latta.

2 JOHN (2) b. abt. 1780.


Samuel (1). Born abt. 1780 in Pennsylvania; d. ____________; m. Mahala ______________.  Tradition that he came from Italy? Supposedly lived in Baltimore, Maryland. Went to Rochester, N.Y. in 1797 where were born five sons, born in Pa., said Mrs. James Alex. Latta.

3 JOHN PEACOCK (3) b. abt. 1807 in Rochester, NY; d. Nov. 20, 1890 at Allegan, Allegan Co., Michigan.
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John (2) Samuel (1). Born at Rochester, N.Y. in 1807; d. at Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan. November 20, 1890, age 84 yrs, 5m, and 22 days old, widowed, farmer; m. Delia Ann Gaylord about 1831, daughter of Alexander and Betty Gaylord. She was born at East Windsor, Conn. 1810 and died at Otsego, Mich. April 30, 1883. Both buried at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, Allegan County, Michigan. John was a carpenter and real estate dealer. Went to Ypsilanti, Mich. in 1830 and where his children were born. He lived there a number of years then went to Keene, Ionia, Mich. and in later years to a farm about a mile north of Otsego, Mich. He bought and sold land near Ypsilanti in 1833 and 1839. He went to Allegan, Mich. in 1884 where he made his home with his son, P.A. Latta, until his death.

11 MARY (4) b. in 1832 in Michigan; m. Wellington D. Smith at Ann Arbor, Mich. One girl, Frank.
12 DELIA MATILDA (4) b. 1833 in Michigan; m. 1) Hiram Weller on Aug 20, 1852, and 2) _______. Children: Ensign D. Weller, Edna Weller, and Nelson L. Waller (marriage in Manistee, Michigan Dec. 10, 1900. Nelson Waller, 44, m. Ruby Nicholas, 38, daughter of John Nicholson. Groom's mother, Delia Latta, groom's father, Herman Waller.
13 MARTHA I. (4) b. in 1836 in Michigan; d. 1877 in childbirth at Kalamazoo, Michigan; m. Chas. H. Tibbles of Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Children: William and Bertie.
14 PATROCLUS ALEXANDER (4) b. Sept. 17, 1828 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
15 HECTOR HITCHCOCK (4) b. in 1840 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
16 JOHN A. (4) b. 1842 in Michigan; married.


1850 Census, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co., Michigan
John Latty, 44, b. NY, carpenter
Delia A. Latty, 40, b. CT
Mary Latty, 18, b. MI
Delia M. Latty, 17, b. MI
Martha Latty, 15, b, MI
Patrocles Latty, 12, b. MI
Hector Latty, 10, b. MI
John A. Latty, 8, b. MI


1870 Census, Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan
John P. Latta, 64, b. NY, farmer
Delia Latta, 60, b. CT
1880 Census, Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan
John P. Latta, 74, b. NY, farmer
Delia Latta, 70, b. CT


John P. (3) John (2) Samuel (1). Born September 17, 1838 at Ypsilanti, Mich.; d. April 11, 1911 at Saugatuck Village, Allegan Co., Mich. He was listed as a teacher. Married Margaret Jane Just on September 28, 1863 at Saranac, Ionia County, Mich. She was born in Orange Co., N.Y. October 8, 1842 and died in 1913, daughter of James and Ann Jane (McClure) Just, of Ireland. She was reared on the farm of her father at Otsego, Ionia Co., Mich.

6 JAMES ALEXANDER (5) b. April 23, 1865 in Otsego, Michigan; d. July 18, 1926 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
17 JENNIE RUTH (5) b. May 25, 1867 at Belding, Mich. Married Walter Chisholm Walsh on January 30, 1889. He was born at Elmira, N.Y. March 2, 1855, son of Herber and Jennie (Ingraham) Walsh. In 1933 lived at Holland, Mich. Six children: Margaret Ingraham b. November 8, 1889; m. Ernest Cecil Brooks. Ruth Latta b. July 12, 1899; m. Ransom Willis


1870 Census, Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan
Patraculus Latta, 30, b. MI
Margaret J. Latta, 27, b. MI
James A. Latta, 5, b. MI
Jennie A. Latta, 3, b. MI


1910 Census, Saugatuck, Allegan Co., Michigan
Patraclus A. Latta, 71, b. MI
Margaret Latta, 66, b. NY



John P. (3) John (2) Samuel (1). Born at Ypsilanti, Mich. 1840; d. Oct. 1872 at Orangeville, Barry Co., MI.  He was listed as a widower and a laborer; m. Mary McCormick of Saginaw, Michigan on August 31, 1862 at Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan.  She was born in Lockport, NY in 1829 and died October 6 1876 in Boston, Ionia, Michigan.  Hector was listed as a wagon maker in the 1870 and 1880 census.

18 LILLIAN (5) b. February 7, 1865 at Saranac, Michigan; d. Nov. 31, 1942 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH; m. Abe L. Peck.  She is buried at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

1860 Census, Boston Ward, Ionia Co., Michigan
Hector H. Latta, 19, b. MI
1870 Census, Saranac, Ionia Co., Michigan
Hector H. Latta, 30, b. MI, wagon maker
Mary Latta, 32, b. NY
Lettie Latta, 5, b. MI
1880 Census, Boston, Ionia Co., Michigan
_________ English, 38, b. MI
Sarah A. English, 39, b. NY (this is probably her mother's sister)
Lillie Latta, 15, b. MI, niece
1880 Census Saranac, Ionia Co., Michigan
Hector Latta, 40, widowed, b. MI, wagon maker
1890 Census, Orangeville, Barry Co. Michigan
Census of Union Veterans & Widows of the Civil War
Hecktor H. Latta, 21st Regiment, Michigan Infantry




P.A. (4) John P. (3) John (2) Samuel (1). Born April 23, 1865 on a farm near Otsego, Mich. James Alexander Latta married Christine Webber, daughter of John A. and Mary Ann
Webber of Portland, Wayne Co., Mich. January 15, 1902. She was born July 18, 1878 at Portland, Mich. In 1934 she lived at 4726 Fremont Avenue, South, Minneapolis, Minn.
Died July 18, 1926 in Albuquerque, N.M.  On July 21, 1926, the International News Service in Albuquerque, NM noted: A telephone report from an ____ camp in the Upper Pecos region, Wednesday, told of the death of J. A. Latta, 62 years old, vice-president of the Northwestern National Bank, Minneapolis, Minn. on last Monday. Latta died after he had reached a high point on one of the mountains surrounding the camp. He was with a party of Minneapolis financiers, including L. E. Wakefield, vice president of the Minneapolis Trust Co.

19 MARIAN (6) b. August 25, 1905.
20 JEANNETTE (6) b. September 28, 1910.


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Information furnished by James A. Latta and Jennie Ruth Walsh.