Branch No. 16
1 ____ (1) LATTA,
Born at Bready, St. Johnston, Londonderry, Ireland. Died there. It is said that the Irish branches of the Latta family all came from here or immediate vicinity. Married ____. Three of his children were:
2 JOHN (2).
3 ALEXANDER (2).
JAMES (2) physician in the American army during the Revolutionary war. It is said that the U.S. Government gave him a large tract of land on which was an indigo plantation. He wrote home, sent his brothers money, and spoke of brining them to America, but he wanted to see his land first. Two years passed, no word arriving, one of John's sons was sent to hunt him. Uncle and nephew were never heard from again. The plantation was thought to have been in N.C.
2 JOHN (2) LATTA,
____ (1). Born and died at Bready, Ireland. Supposed to be a tobacco manufacturer at St. Johnston, Ireland. Thought to have had two sons who came to America.
3 ALEXANDER (2) LATTA,
____ (1). Born at Bready, Ireland. Eldest son. Children:
4 WILLIAM (3).
MARTHA (3) married Mr. Gilliland.
4 WILLIAM (3) LATTA,
Alex. (2) ____ (1). Born and died at Bready, Ireland. Married Jane Patterson who was born there and died there. Children all born at Bready.
CATHERINE (4) m. Mr. Osborn. This was an elopement. She was but 15 years old. The Osborn family equipped them and sent them to Philadelphia, Pa. There in 1898.
5 ALEXANDER (4)
MARGARET (4) died at Philadelphia, Pa.; m. Joseph Wilson in Philadelphia. He was born at Bready, Ireland.
ALICIA (4) m. James Henderson at St. Johnston, Ireland Juuly 13, 1850. Both died aat Glasgow, Scotland.
JANE ANN (4) m. William Lockhart. He was born in Scotland. Went to New Zealand. Several children.
ISABELLA (4) m. Peter McKenna at Philadelphia, Pa. In 1898 living in Texas.
5 ALEXANDER (4) LATTA,
William (3) Alex. (2) ____ (1). Born at Bready, Ireland August 9, 1923; d. at Balleycarney Ferns, Ballinakill Co., Wexford, Ireland March 4, 1897. He moved there from Bready in 1862; m. Elizabeth Lockhart, sister to his sister Jane's husband, at Bready in 1851. She was born at Glasgow, Scotland March 16, 1827 and died at Ballycarney Farms.