Branch No. 49



Branch Captain: No Captain.  Volunteer needed.



Born in Ireland; d. in South Carolina; m. Catherine Ewing. Carl H. Latta says "William Latta organized the old School Presbyterian Church in York District, South Carolina.  He died and was buried there in Bethel Cemetery, Clover, York Co., S. Car. He left a Will dated March 15, 1869.  He died on January 14, 1870.  Catherine died on February 22, 1864. 

One child:
2 JOHN (2).




                                                                                                                      2 JOHN (2) LATTA

William (1). Born in Ireland about 1817. Died in 1862 in Marion County, Florida.  Married Elizabeth Harper. After his death, she with four children in a wagon went to join her son, Robert, in Arkansas. A few days after her arrival she died of pneumonia (January 1, 1875) and was buried in the Bayou Meto Cemetery in Jacksonville, Pulaski Co., Ark. She was 60 years old. She was born about 1815. It is still the burial ground for many in this family. John owned 600 acres of land in Florida before the Civil War and owned Negroes. The family did not have good health in Florida and lost two children with some dreaded disease. He could not do anything with all the land. He was broke. They went back to S. Car. to his father's and lived there until his death. After her death the children stayed on and rented land for three or four years. Then Robert went to Texas. His brother Andrew bought Robert's farm and it is still in the family.


Children all born in York District, South Carolina.

25  WILLIAM B. LATTA (3) b. abt. 1840; d. 1860 in Marion Co., FL from "Chills."

26  FRANCIS J. M. LATTA (3) b. abt 1841; d. Feb. 18, 1864; member of the 4th Florida Regiment. buried Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, York Co., SC.

27  LASLEY W. LATTA (3) b. abt. 1848
3    ROBERT L. (3) b. April  16, 1842; died Dec. 23, 1921 in Montague Co., TX
4   ANDREW JACKSON (4). b. January 19, 1850
7   MARGARET JANE (3) b. abt. 1844. m. Mr. Lowery. One son: Leslie Erwin lives Brooklyn, N.Y.
8   NANCY ERWIN (3) b. April 1, 1847; d. Nov. 23, 1931; m. Alfred Washington Johnson on November 4, 1884. No children. Alfred was born Oct. 10, 1831 and died July 16, 1900. They are both buried at the Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Ark.
9   ELIZA C. (3) m. Mr. Ahlms. There is a Dr. Lee Wood buried in the Bayou Metro Cemetery, born 1855 and died 1901, husband of Eliza Latta. They were married Sept. 30, 1877.

1850 census - York District, SC
John Latta, 33
Elizabeth Latta, 37
William B. Latta, 10
Francis J. M. Latta (James), 9
Robert Latta, 7
Margaret J. Latta, 6
Nancy E. Latta, 4
Lasley W. Latta, 2
Andrew J. Latta, 0
William Latta, 63
Catherine Latta, 65
1860 census - Marion Co., FL
John Latta, 42, planter
E. Latta, 41
James Latta, 19, planter
Nancy T. Latta, 14
A. J.  Latta, 9 (male)
E. C. Latta, 6 (female)
Yorkville Enquirer - 11/23/1871





John (2) William (1). Born on April 16, 1842 in York Co., South Carolina. Died on December 23, 1921 in Montague Co., TX.  Buried in the New Harp Cemetery.  Served in the Civil War in the Confederate Army, enlisting on August 20, 1861 in the 12th Infantry Hi-L, in Yorkville, South Carolina.  After his father's death in Florida, he moved to Arkansas.  He married Margaret Adline "Kate" Trotter on February 20,  1872 in Pulaski County, Arkansas.  In Arkansas, bought a farm and lived there six or eight years, then went to Texas. His brother Andrew bought his farm.

Four children:
10 WILLIAM JACKSON (4) b. 1873; died in 1944; in 1939 lived in Texas.  Married Sarah Elizabeth Welch.  she was born in 1886 and died in 1958. 
11 JAMES EDWARD (4) b. Oct. 11, 1882 in Texas; d. Jan. 8, 1978 in Moore Co., TX.  Buried in the Dumas Cemetery, Dumas, TX.
12 KATE (4) b. Aug 2, 1876; d. May 8, 1953; buried in Pottawatomie Co., OK.  Married Thomas Houston in 1893 in Wise, TX.  Six sons.
13 JENNIE (4) married and lives in Texas.

41  JOHNNIE (4)  b. 1881; d. 1881.

42  ANDREW J. (4)  b. 1885; d. 1885.



John (2) William (1). Born in York District, South Carolina.  January 19, 1851; d. in Pulaski County, Ark. October 27, 1900. He is buried in the Bayou Meto Cemetery in Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Ark. He married Martha "Mattie" Rachel Adkins in Arkansas December 19, 1878, daughter of Lafayette and Ilby Hall Adkins. She was born in Arkansas May 23, 1862. In 1939 she was living with her children, all of whom were born at Jacksonville, Ark.

Daily Arkansas Gazette - Oct. 21, 1900

Arkansas Democrat - Monday, Oct. 22, 1900

Arkansas Democrat - Monday, Oct. 29, 1900


14 IRIS GERTRUDE (4) b. October 19, 1879; died on July 15, 1967; m. William Roderweis. Children: Gerald m. Belle Purden. William Earl and Erwin both twins. Leslie.
5 CARL HARPER (4). b. March 20, 1881; d. Sept. 9, 1963
15 MYRTLE E. (4) b. November 29, 1886; d. July 19, 1963; m. Dr. Charles H. "Alex" Hudson. He was born in 1877 and died Dec. 1, 1945. They are both buried in the Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Ark. Children: (1) Alta Mae m. Fred Bowen (2) Lorin m. Ruby Hardcastle. (3) Carroll Latta "Chigger" b. Feb. 2, 1917; d. Sept. 19, 1988; m. Margaret D. _____ on Nov. 25, 1946. She was born Nov. 17, 1929.
6 ROBERT ADKINS (4). b. Feb. 11, 1890; d. Nov. 25, 1982 m. Katherine B. Andrews on Nov. 30, 1913.


Andrew J. (3) John (2) William (1). Born at Jacksonville, Pulaski Co., Ark. March 20,1881; d. September 9, 1963; m. Athea Otha Wilson at Jacksonville, December 12, 1904. She was born there December 17, 1884, daughter of John J. and Emma Mason Wilson. She died March 10, 1967. They are both buried in the Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Ark.

 Children all born in Pulaski Co., Ark.:
16 GARLAND HARPER (5) b. November 28, 1905; d. May 28, 1990; m. Frances Oliver. Lived at Jacksonville, Ark. He and Frances are buried at the Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Ark.

24 ALTUS (5) b. Dec. 7, 1907; d. Feb. 17, 1910; buried at the Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Ark.
17 HELEN (5) b. August 5, 1913. In 1939 she was living at Little Rock, Ark. Stenographer and Citaphone operator.  She married Theodore Shirk in 1942 at Camp White, Jackson Co., Oregon.
18 ANDREW JESSE (5) b. May 25, 1915; d. 1995 (SS Index); Lived at Little Rock, Ark. Worked for the Railroad Express Company.  Married Edith Boshears.
19 CARL BELWIN (5) b. June 26, 1920.

Carl Belwin Latta, 73, of Willow Springs, MO, died there at 6:20 AM Friday, April 2, 1993. He was born in Cabot, AR, Jan. 26, 1920. His marriage on Dec. 26, 1943, in Terre Haute, was to Betty Marie Snyder, a native of Attica; she died April 15, 1985. He graduated from Cabot High School and the University of Arkansas. He recently graduated from Central State University. Mr. Latta was a retired inspector for OSHA in California. He was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are three sons, Jack Latta of Newbury, IN; Barry Latta and Douglas Latta, both of Toledo, OH; two daughters, Caroline Richart of Willow Springs, MO, and Julie Ray Latta Marr of Pomoria, CA; a sister, Helen Shierk of Jacksonville, AR; a brother, A.J. Latta of North Little Rock, AR; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Garland Latta. Graveside service April 7 at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, the Rev. Ann Smith officiating.
--Lafayette Journal & Courier - 4/5/1993


Andrew J. (3) John (2) William (1). Born at Jacksonville, Ark. February 11, 1890; d. November 25, 1982; m. at Jacksonville to Katherine Beatrice "Kate" Andrews on November 30, 1913. They are both buried at the Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Ark.

20 MILDRED CAMOLLA (5) b. June 5, 1916, d; Jan. 2, 1995; m. Thurman W. Gray on July 29, 1939. Lived next door to her parents. They had one child, Peggy. They are both buried at the Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Ark.
21 LOUISE (5).
22 WILMA EMMA(5) m. Calvin Glover; married a Smith. Living at Little Rock, Ark.
23 BUFORD ROBERT (5) born in 1926; died in 2007.

OBITUARY: Buford Latta (April 12, 1926 - January 1, 2007) Buford Latta, age 80 of Mountain Home, Arkansas, died Monday, January 1, 2007 at Hospice House in Mountain Home. He was born April 12, 1926, in Jacksonville, AR, to the late Robert and Kate Andrews Latta. He was also preceded in death by two sisters. He married Faye Dean Matheny on March 6, 1948, in North Little Rock. They were married for 58 years. He retired after 30 years service as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the V.A. Hospital in North Little Rock. Mr. Latta was an Army Veteran who served in the Philippines during World War II. He lived in Jacksonville before moving to Mountain Home in 1998. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Faye Dean Latta, of Mountain Home, two daughters; Karen (Robert) Troeger, of Mountain Home, and Susan (James E.) Toburen, of McAlester, OK, sister, Louise Bostic, of Jacksonville, six grandchildren, Kimberly (James) Harris, of Titusville, FL, Christopher Troeger, of Little Rock, Michael Troeger, of Little Rock, Jennifer (Andrew) Schafer, of Ankeny, Iowa, James R. Toburen, of McAlester, OK, Charles Toburen, of Norman, OK, and five great-grandsons. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2007 at Moore's Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

I am not related to the Latta's but came across this site and found it very interesting. My grandmother's next door neighbor from 1932 was Robert Akins and Kate Andrews Latta. My mothers best friend from that time until her death in 1995 was Mildred Gray Latta (My mother is still living ... in North Little Rock, Ark.) The Latta's were wonderful people. I have many fond memories of both Mr. & Mrs. Latta. Mr. Latta would let us kids, we are talking late 40& 50 pick cotton for fun money and his water melon patch was always open to us. Our families shared so many happy times in those years, to pot luck dinners in the summer time, ice cream suppers to icing down cold watermelon and were involve in our lives. Their daughter Mildred stood up for my parents when they got married which if any body is interested I would share a copy. These wonderful people enriched our lives in so many ways. This was about 2 north miles from Jacksonville Ark. a wide place in the road called Tonyville. Both Latta are buried at Bayou Meto Cem. there. What a wonderful site to visit. T
Thank you - J. (Wooley) Booth. Baytown Tx. 1/7/04

Mildred,Louise,Wilma and Buford were their children and I believe there were no more. Mr. Latta was not a big man, but attractive and always had a smile. The were both very good natured and so was Mildred. She was very pretty also as were the other girls. When I married the first time we lived in Mildred and Thurman garage apt. that was in 1956. Mr. & Mrs. Latta had a big brick home with a porch on two sides sort of yellow or white brick. We loved sitting on the porch swing. As far as I know he was always a farmer. Mildred worked at the ordnance plant in Jacksonville during the war making ammo. Thurman died around the mid to late 60's I believe from emphysema. Mr. & Mrs. Latta and my grandparents Hugh & Emma Fortner played cards with them every Friday night as well as with the Barrons across the street. And they were always guest at our Christmas parties at my grandparents. The Latta already lived there when my grandparents and my mother moved our from Little Rock in 1932. My mother Imogene and Mildred become ill about the same time. One night they went to a old folks dance and left about 9 pm to go home. At two in the morning my brother got a call from the police they had been going the wrong way on the road at Cabot not far from home and had no idea where they were or how long they had been out. That was the end of my mother driving, not by her choice though. My mother is 88 and has been in a nursing home about ten years. She doesn't know us. Mildred had Alzheimer. They say mothers is not that, but it acts the same. I believe the Latta's had the same. Anytime we went home over the years, we always stopped to see them as they were like family. I am going to try and get in touch with Peggy, she lives in my hometown of Jacksonville AR. I still have siblings there who can probably locate her and have her get in touch with you. Thank you for letting me be a part of their history.

J. Wooley Booth, Baytown Tx. - 1/8/04.



Robert L. (3) John (2) William (1).  b. 1873; died in 1944; in 1939 lived in Texas.  Married Sarah Elizabeth Welch.  she was born in 1886 and died in 1958.


36  MILLARD F. (5) b. 1901; died 1937.  Accidentally shot in training exercises at Ft. Bliss while in the Army and died.

37  BURRELL FRANCES (5) b. June 5, 1914 in Waureka Co., OK; died June 24, 2000 in El Dorado, KS.  Married Reova Leone Hunt in 1944.

El Paso Times, Sept. 18, 1937


El Paso Times, Sept. 21, 1937

Waurika News - Democrat - Sept. 24, 1937






Robert (3) John (2) William (1)  James Edward Latta was born on October 11, 1882 in Texas.  Married Helen Welch on August 22, 1910 in Jefferson Co., Oklahoma.  He died on January 8, 1978 in Dumas, Moore County, TX of a heart attack.

28 BONNIE MAE  (5) b. 1913; d. 1994. Married Roy L. Morton.  Lived in Texas.

29  CONNIE FAYE (5) Married a Pipkin.  Born Sept. 4, 1916; died Jan. 18, 2008.

30  ALICE ROSE (5) born July 20, 1918 in Clay Co., TX; died Feb. 28, 2012 in Wichita Co., TX; married Lewis Eldon Slack.

31  JAMES EDWARD, JR. (5) born October 30, 1922 in Texas; died October 7, 2017 in curry Co., NM.  Three daughters.

32  BUD EARL (5)

33  HARVEY RAYMOND (5) b. Oct. 18, 1924; d. April 14, 1998 in Otero Co., NM.  Two children.

34  HELEN RUTH (5) b. Feb. 7, 1927; d. Sept. 21, 207 in curry Co., NM.  Married a Neal.

35  RUBY DELL (5) b. Oct. 30 1929; d. June 9, 1950; m. Lucas B. French.




William Jackson (4) Robert L. (3) John (2) William (1).  b. June 5, 1914 in Waureka Co., OK; died June 24, 2000 in El Dorado, KS.  Married Reova Leone Hunt in 1944.


38  KENNETH DALE (6) b. 1953; died 2010; no children.

39  JAMES (6)  married Elizabeth E. Hensley.  Three children.

40  BURRELL FRANCIS "Sonny", JR. (6)  b. 1939; died 2010.


END OF BRANCH................................................NOTES BELOW

Other Lattas buried at Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski Co., Ark.

Dr., Lee Wood, husband of Eliza Latta, born 1855, died 1901. Married Eliza Latta Sept. 30, 1877.

Theodore R. (Ted) Shirk, husband of Helen Latta, born April 19, 1918, died Oct. 5, 1993. Captain USAF, WWII, Korea.