Branch No. 25


Born in County Tyrone, Ireland June 4, 1776; d. at Congruity, Westmoreland Co., Pa. November 13, 1831; m. Charlotte Mitchell born February 7, 1786 near Greencastle, Franklin Co. Pa. and died November 11, 1841 and was buried at New Alexandria, Pa. Presbyterian church burial ground. In 1822 they lived at New Alexandria, Pa. After his death she married Ephraim A. Robinson. Children of William Latta:


MARIA ANNA (2) b. at New Alexandria, Pa. July 26, 1824.


William (1). Born February 3, 1822 at New Alexandria, Pa.; d. at Baltimore, Md. August 16, 1872. Married twice. First to Eliza Jane McCoy Blake January 20, 1844. She was born May 29, 1826 in Westmoreland Co., Pa. and died at Baltimore, Md. September 24, 1867. Second wife: Anna S. Duhurst at Baltimore, Md. May 14, 1868.

Children by first wife:

JOSHUA WILLIAM (3) b. October 23, 1844 in So. Huntington Tp., Westmoreland Co., Pa. and died at Baltimore, Md. April 16, 1903. He served nearly all his life in the army and retired as Sergeant about 1900.


JOHN MARION STALEY (3) b. February 15, 1849 at McKeesport, Pa.; d. there July 10, 1850.

SAMUEL BELL (3) b. November 3, 1853 in Chartier's Tp. Allegheny Co, Pa. Lived at Baltimore, Md. and left there about 1903.

CATHARINE AMELIA ANNIE (3) b. March 10, 1855 at Baltimore, Md. Married.

Children by second wife:

EMALINE (3) b. September 29, 1869 at Baltimore, Md.

NELLIE (3) b. February 6, 1874 at Baltimore, Md.


Samuel M. (2) William (1). Born August 30, 1847 at Elizabeth, Allegheny Co., Pa.; d. March 6, 1905 at Baltimore, Md. Married Emma L. Higgins April 9, 1873 at Baltimore, Md. She wads born in Lancaster Co., Va. February 3, 1853, daughter of William and Mary E. Higgins. Robert was a harness maker but the latter part of his life was employed in the Custom House, at Baltimore. One child:

CHARLES EDWARD (4) b. March 1, 1874 at Baltimore, Md. In 1913 single and living at Baltimore, Md. Hatter. Information furnished by in 1906.

Possible connection of branches 5 and 25.

1 William Latta, branch 25, lived at New Alexandria, Pa. when Mary Rankin Latta, branch 5, was living there with her son, John.

1 William Latta, branch 25, married Charlotte Mitchell and 6 James Mitchell Latta, branch 5, may have been named after Charlotte Mitchell Latta, wife on 1 William Latta, branch 25. This James Mitchell Latta was born at New Alexandria at the time Charlotte Mitchell Latta lived there in 1829.

3 Robert F. Latta, branch 25, was a harness maker, so was James Mitchell Latta.

2 John Latta, branch 5, and 1 William Latta, branch 25, both lived in Westmoreland Co., Pa.

9 John Latta, branch 10, and 3 John 2d, Latta, branch 5, both lived at Greensburg, Pa. and are harness makers. They visited each other and were regarded as relatives. -- Gov. John Latta, branch 10.