Branch No. 17
JOHN (1) LATTA,
Orangeman. Lived in Ulster Co., Ireland. Was impressed by the British at the time of the Revolutionary War. He was on board for 18 months, and one day when they were sailing along the coast of Ireland he with four others were sent on shore to get some fresh water and they did not return. He finally reached America and enlisted in the Patriot Army. He was made a commissary and was with Washington at the battle of Princeton. He was court martialed. He left the wagons in charge of one of the others and picking up a musket rushed into the fight. He was ordered back to his post, seeing our men hard pushed he repeated the action. However he was cleared and commended by Gen. Washington who made him chief commissary. After the war he settled in Western Pennsylvania, supposed to be Washington Co. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Some of his sons went west and thought settled in Indiana.
2 JOHN (2).
2 JOHN (2) LATTA,
John (1). Moved to West Virginia about 18. He stayed there a short time then went to southeastern Ohio; m. Miss Hockenbury. Children:
ABEL (3) single; killed by a falling tree.
SAMUEL (3) m. Hannah Onkey. In 1905 living at Woodsfield, Ohio.
3 JOHN COPELAND (3).
JULIA (3) m. Joseph Pool.
GEORGE (3) Farmer. In 1905 living in Tyler Co., W. Va.
KATHERINE (3) m. George Morris. In 1898 living in Kansas.
SARAH (3) m. Marion N. Alley. In 1905 living at Woodsfield, Ohio.
3 JOHN COPELAND (3) LATTA,
John (2) John (1). Farmer near Woodsfield, Ohio. Born 1837; d. at Miltonsburg, Ohio in 1916 where he married Mary Jane Morris in 1859, daughter of Henry George and Mary (Kinkade) Morris. Her father was Dutch, her mother was English. She was born in 1837 and died at Miltonsburg, Ohio May 17, 1927. Children were born in Eastern Ohio:
HENRY HARVEY (4) b. in 1862.
4 SAMUEL SEYMORE (4).
5 THOMAS LeROY (4).
6 ALLAN FOREST (4).
LOUISA ELLEN (4) b. 1871; m. Christopher Matz in 1901. Lived at Louisville, Ohio. In 1934 at Ashland, Ohio. Five children: Lake Latta b. 1902. Nadine b. 1904. Mary Udella. Zallema. Marguerite.
MARY BELLE (4) b. at Woodsfield, Ohio Route 3 in 1873. In 1934 lived there.
7 JOHN TILDEN (4).
4 SAMUEL SEYMORE (4) LATTA,
John (2) John (1). Born June 2, 1833; d. June 7, 1912; m. Elizabeth Okey April 9, 1863. In 1905 lived at Woodsfield, Ohio. Children:
JAMES ALBERT (5) b. June 6, 1864; d. September 24, 1865.
DAVID WIER (3) b. August 5, 1867; d. August 19, 1930; m. Rachel P. Snodgrass at Rihard Mills, Ohio.
CATHARINE (5) b. November 19, 1870; m. William A. Paulus February 27, 1889. Children: Ida R. b. January 17, 1890; m. L.P. Christman December 14, 1910. Six children. Asher O. b. September 3, 1891; m. Rosa E. ____ February 12, 1913. Three children. Ethel E. b. September 16, 1893; m. Davis S. Christman August 26, 1913. Herbert C. b. February 18, 1897; m. Ruth E. ____ June 25, 1924. Two children. Samuel F. b. June 1, 1901; m. Grace ____ December 24, 1924. Chester R. b. November 1, 1902; m. Geneva B. ____ October 19, 1927. Edna G. b. November 12, 1908. John L. b. March 1, 1911; m. Lucille ____ August 25, 1937. One child.
ANNA BELL (5) b. October 15, 1875; m. William Turner. Seven children.
5 THOMAS LeROY (4) LATTA,
John C. (3) John (2) John (1). Born near Woodsfield, Ohio in 1866; d. near Eldon May 3, 1925. Buried at Calais, Ohio. Married Mary Adelia Burris October 4, 1894. In 1930 she was living at Eldon, Ohio. Child:
THOMAS BURRIS (5) died in childhood.
6 ALLAN FOREST (4) LATTA,
John C> (3) John (2) John (1). Born in 1867; d. February 27, 1934. Buried at Calais, Ohio. Married Mary L. Newhart in 1892. Physician. In 1930 lived at Cumberland, Ohio. In 1934 at Grayesville, Ohio. One child:
REGINALD HEBER (5) b. 1893; m. Ethel McCue. In 1938 living at Grayesville, Ohio. Physician.
7 JOHN TILDEN (4) LATTA,
John C. (3) John (2). John (1). Born at Calais, Ohio in 1876; m. Elizabeth Udell, daughter of Walter and Mary Udell, at Gibson, Ohio September 9, 1905. In 1904 at University of Chicago, "52 M.D. Middle University Hall. Author of book of school poems and has written 300 songs, about 1,000 other poems. On June 17, 1929 delegate to the American Baptist Mission Convention at Denver, Colo. Missionary of the American Baptist Mission Compound, Thonze, Burma, British India, 1930. Children:
WALTER UDELL (5) b. September 30, 1906; d. October 30, 1906 Rangoon, India.
MARY ELIZABETH (5) b. Rangoon, Burma, India November 26, 1907; m. Philip R. Becker of Dayton, Ohio September 6, 1928. Child: Mary Ann b. 1929.
MARGERY GENEVIEVE (5) b. at Thonze, Burma, India March 3, 1909. In 1930 at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Married.
JOHN DAVID (5) b. at Rangoon, Burma, India. In 1930 at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
MIRIAM LOIS (5) b. at Rangon, Burma, India. In 1930 attending Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
EMMA MERRILL (5) b. at Rangoon, Burma, India April 27, 1918. In 1930 at Fannie Dean Home for Missionary children at Granville, Ohio.
8 DAVID WILSON (4) LATTA
John C. (3) John (2) John (1). Born at Calais, Ohio in 1881; d. ____; m. Effie Jane Schaub in 1904 where he was then living. In 1934 he was living at Canton, Ohio where his children were born.
DONALD GEORGE (5) m.
ELTON LESTER (5) m. Thelma Agnes Sannhalt.
ZELNAN DAVID (5) m.
The above information was given me by John Tilden Latta. He said that Eden R. Latta, branch No. 1, had the hawk-bill nose of his (John T. ) family but that he escaped it.