Branch No. 45


Lived in Ireland. Elvira Latta McHenry, daughter of 6 Thomas Latta, said that his name was Samuel. Had at least two children:

2 WILLIAM (2).



Samuel (1). Born in Ireland in 1777; d. at Roscoe, Pa. November 2, 1862; m. Rachel Stewart in 1814. She was born in 1796; d. June 15, 1879. He came to America with his brother Alexander. Settled in Westmoreland Co., Pa. Soon after went to Elco, Pa., then to Roscoe, Pa. Mrs. Charles A. Wells, daughter of 7 John Wesley Latta, thinks that 2 William Latta, married more than once, that his son William was born of the first marriage, that her father was born of the second marriage. 2 William bought the old brick house at Roscoe which was built by Mr. Griffith, a Quaker, in 1804. Rachel said that she moved into the old brick house as a bride. He lived there in 1861. See Possible Connections in Loose Leaf Book for 41 & 45.

3 JAMES D. (3).

4 OSTRANDER D. (3)( by Rachel Stewart.)


6 THOMAS (3).


8 ROBERT J. (3).

9 WILLIAM (3).

10 JOSEPH W. (3).

HENRY (3) son of Rachel b. 1822; d. July 4, 1848.


MARY (3).

RACHEL M. (3) b. 1818; d. December 1, 1849; m. Clark Crow. Children:

Charles d. in 1851. James d. 1857. Anna Salina b. 1851 d. 1926.

SARAH E. (3) daughter of Rachel b. 1825; d. April 8, 1863.

MELISSA A. (3) b. 1841; d. January 2, 1802; m. David Phillips.

MARTHA JANE (3) b. April 12, 1830; d. and buried at Lone Tree, Iowa October 13, 1893; m. James H. Lutz b. May 20, 1827; d. at Lone Tree, Iowa January 20, 1890. Children: John H. Allien. Mary Ann. Joseph Angelo. Kate Estella. James K. Cora J. Rachel D. Charles W. Frank Osborn. Ella Bell.


William (2) Samuel (1). Born at Elco, Pa. in 1818; d. September 6, 1857. Married twice: 1) Lucinda A. Riggs who was drowned while watching a baptism when an overcrowded bridge collapsed. 2) Margaret L. Crew born in 1821; d. January 20, 1853.

Children by first wife:



Children by second wife:

LOWMAN G. (4) b. 1854; d. 1875. Named after minister who united his parents in marriage.

11 WILLIAM L. (4).


JOHN (4) b. 1848; d. 1870.

JANE (4).



William (2) Samuel (1). Born August 1, 1838; d. at Elco, Pa. June 4, 1886; m. Mary M. Allen, daughter of James Allen, of Charlerol, Pa. She was born 1838; d. 1926. He bought the old stone house at Roscoe, Pa. from Joseph Allen. He formerly lived in the old brick house at Roscoe, Pa. from Joseph Allen. He formerly lived in the old brick house at Roscoe with his parents. For his Will, see my Loose Leaf Book of Wills. Child:

OLLIE J. (4) m. S.T. Chester. Children: Mrs. L.T. Fiedler. Mary Margaret. In 1938 living in the old stone house.


William (2) Samuel (1). Born 1841; d. at Elco, Pa. December 2, 1910; m. Mary Ellen McKenna March 26, 1855. She was born 1835; d. 1922. He enlisted in the Civil War, Sergeant 15th W. Va. Cav. For his Will, see my Loose Leaf Book of Wills. Wife buried in Howe Cemetery. One child:

13 EDWARD J. (4).


William (2) Samuel (1). Born March 24, 1822; d. at Elizabeth, Pa. 1898; m. Maria Drake

Stewart. Enlisted in the Civil War. Children:

MARGARET ANN (4) b. 1848; d. January 4,, 1925; married. Child: Mrs. Georgia Foxhall. Lived 1934 lived at Edenboro, Pa.

CHARLES (4) b. 1952; d. 1856.

ELVIRA D. (ADA) (4) b. 1855; d. 1933; m. Thomas W. Speer. One child: Emma

m. twice, first to Mr. Hiel, then William McHenry. She said the father of 2 William Latta was

named Samuel. In 1937 she lived at 215 Elwyn Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Mt. Oliver Station.

CATHERINE (4) b. 1857; d. 1886.

WILLIAM (4) b. 1859; d. 1859.

GEORGE (4) b. 1861; d. 1922.

HARRY C. (4) b. 1863. Caulker. June 14, 1998, enrolled at private as Private at

Pittsburgh, Pa. in Co. I, 14th Pa. Val. Inf. Mustered into service of U.S. there for two years from

June 14, 1898. Appointed artificer June 14, 1898. Mustered out with Co. at Camp Marion, Somerville, N.C. February 28, 1899. In 1938 was Member of Faculty, Veteran Adm. Mt. Home, Tenn. Single. He said that William Latta, boat builder, branch 41, is his uncle.

ALICE (4) b. 1865; d. 1913.


William (2) Samuel (1). Born in the old brick house at Roscoe, Pa.; d. at Monongahela City, Pa. 1879. Married Charlotte Watson. Children:

OLIVE (4) d. when a baby.


ELLA SPEERS (4) m. John Ford. In 1935 living on Frayne St., Hazelwood, Pa.

Children: Malcom living in California. Lillian. John Jr. James living at Pittsburgh, Pa. Two children.

ANNA VAN DELIA (4) b. 1868; m. four times: 1) Cornelius W. Roy April 16, 1888. Three children: Charles Stanley. Cornelius Webster. Charlotte. 2) Lewis G. Lang. Two children: Margaret E. Albert Herman. 3) Malcom Stafford. 4) Charles A. Wells. In 1938 lived at 1420 12st Des Moines, Iowa.

CORA (4).

CHARLOTTE (4) both buried Howe Cemetery near Coal Creek, Pa.


William (2) Samuel (1). Born September 21, 1828; d. April 320, 1868; m. Nancy J. Smallwood. She was born May 12, 1831 and died May 12, 1872. Children:

____ (4) died in 1854 when an infant.

IDA JOSEPHINE (4) b. at Coal Creek Center, Pa. in 1856; d. in 1932; m. Clarence Linsey Hagerty September 14, 1882 at Monongahela, Pa. Children: Ethel Valeria. Reuben Perry. Ida Frances m. Mr. Ashcroft. One child: Marion Josephine. Nancy Elmira known as Elmira. Single. In 1937 living at 1120 4th Street, Monongahela, Pa.

MELISSA (4) b. 1858; d. 1905; m. Demus Hill. Children: Orpha Swilhart. Grant. Huber. Leslie. Edgar. Mabel. Irene m. Mr. Ritchie.

FRANCES ELNORA (4) b. 1860; d. 1911; m. James Johnston. No children.

ELLA (4) b. 1862; m. William Fredenburg at Ilwaco, Wash. Children: Edith m. James Brazel lives at Albany, Oregon. May m. Mr. Miller lives at Raymond, Wash. Robert. Hazel lives at Ilwaco, Wash.

BLANCHE (4) b. 1868; d. February 11, 1893. Single.


William (2) Samuel (1). Enlisted in the Civil War. Is this 2 William, branch No. 41? Members of his branch 45, says he is. Expecting more information.


William (2) Samuel (1). Born in Pa. June 27, 1836; d. November 30, 1913 at Iowa Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown, Iowa where he was admitted July 26, 1910. Buried there in Iowa Soldiers' Home Cemetery. Married twice: Sarah ____. Name of other unknown. One wife was drowned. He enlisted in the Civil War in Co. F, 1st Iowa Cavalry June 13, 1861 at Iowa City, Iowa. Discharged April 22, 1862 at Sedalia, Mo. Children by first wife:

WILLIAM S. (4) in 1913 lived at Lincoln, Neb.

BERT N. (4) in 1913 lived at Bloomington, Ills.

Child by second wife:

15 FRANK L. (4).


James D. (3) William (2) Samuel (1). Born at Roscoe, Pa. June 28, 1844; d. at California, Pa. April 29, 1887; m. Philena A. Howe (daughter of Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine), March 4, 1868. She was born at Coal Creek Center, Pa. April 12, 1846 and died January 12, 1923. Children:

16 LOWMAN D. (5).

WILLIAM W. (5) b. at California, Pa. January 13, 1869; m. Margaret Glunt June 5, 1913. She died August 13, 1926. No children. In 1914 he was Postmaster at California, Pa.

MARGARET JANE (5) b. July 14, 1873; m. David H. Glunt, brother of Margaret Glunt. He was born September 16, 1870. In 1934 living at Charleroi, Pa. Three children: Mary. William. David Jr. All married and have children.

FREDERICK G. (5) b. May 6, 1875; m. Eva Powell. In 1934 he was Fire Chief at California, Pa.

16 CHARLES L. (5).


James D. (3) William (2) Samuel (1). Born January 18, 1851; d. November 24, 1907; m. Margaret Ellen Dunshee. She was born February 29, 1860. They lived at McKeesport, Pa.


EDNA BLANCHE (5) b. January 14, 1888; m. Lorenzo Domer Davis January 26, 1905. Children: Vera Lucille b. June 7, 2906. She married Karl L. Walden August 1933. Harvey Kenneth b. January 27, 1908. Ralph Chalmers b. February 23, 1913. Loran Domer b. October 15, 1914; d. October 4, 1933. George Drennan b. November 27, 1916.

HENRY D. (5) b. January 14, 1888; d. August 1888. Twin with Edna.

VIRGINIA D. (5) b. September 3, 1889; m. Louis Albert DeWalt November 29, 1922. He was born August 18, 1894. Children: Virginia Lu b. December 23, 1924. Lois Aleen b. February 6, 1928.


LUCINDA D. (5) b. February 9, 1893; m. Edward Louis Renner April 9, 1921. He was born October 28, 1890. Children: James Edward b. February 26, 1925. Richard Latta b. August 26, 1929.

JOSEPH D. (5) b. August 23, 1898; d. December 21, 1902.


Alex. S. (3) William (2) Samuel (1). Born in 1867; m. Sara J. Thomas June 5, 1889 from Roscoe, Pa. She was born in 1866. In 1935 living at Roscoe, Pa. Retired Pennsylvania Railroad man. Children:

VIOLA (5).

ALICE (5).


John W. (3) William (2) Samuel (1). Born at Brownville, Pa. ____; d. at Mongahela, Pa. May 10, 1893. Buried in the Howe Cemetery near Coal Creek, Pa. Married Sarah Jane Messenger at Monongahela, Pa. One child:

EMMA (5) b. in Bedford Co., Pa. March 20, 1866; m. Mr. Daugherty. Her mother wanted her to be named Imogene after Imogene Latta of branch 41, but the minister mistook what she said and named her Emma Jean. Imogene was a cousin of Emma Jean. In 1936 she was living at 547 E. Exchange Street, Akron, Ohio. Clerk in Auditors Office there.

15 FRANK L. (4) LATTA,

Joseph W. (3) William (2) Samuel (1). Born ____; m. Kathryn E. Potter at St. Louis, Mo. March 13, 1913. He then lived at Bloomington, Ills. In 1936 she was living at 509 W. Grove Street, Bloomington, Ills. Children:

MEREDITH LOVEL (5) b. November 22, 1914; d. November 27, 1915.

JESSE BERNARD (5) b. September 18, 1917. In 1936 lived at Bloomington.


William L. (4) James D. (3) William (2) Samuel (1). Born April 6, 1881 at California, Pa.; m. Sarah Ann Roberts of Charleroi, Pa. June 2, 1906. She was born in Worcestershire, England August 29, 1880. In 1934 both living at California, Pa. One child:

LOWMAN ROBERTS (6) b. at California, Pa. May 14, 1908; m. Anna Virginia Patterson, daughter of Mr. John Patterson of California, Pa. she was born February 26, 1905 at Roscoe, Pa. He in 1935 was living at 216 4th Avenue, California, Pa. and practiced denistry at Roscoe, Pa.


William L. (4) James D. (3) William (2) Samuel (1). Born September 9, 1878; m. Pearl Everely. In 1934 living at Donora, Pa. Two children:


WILLIAM EVERLY (6) b. 1904; d. 1919.


James H. (4) James D. (3) William (2) Samuel (1). Born March 30, 1891; m. Johanna Bulkosky June 7, 1922. She was born May 7, 1896. In 1934 living at McKeesport, Pa.


ROBERT LAWRENCE (6) b. August 31, 1924.

NANCY LOHANNA (6) b. November 25, 1930.


Possible connection between branches No. 41 and 45.

Mrs. Charles A. Wells, branch No. 45, says that William Latta, the boat builder, branch No. 41, is her uncle, and that Imogene Latta, his daughter, his her cousin.

Harry C. Latta, branch No. 45, says that William Latta, the boat builder, is his uncle.

Mrs. Emma Daugherty, granddaughter of John W. Latta, branch No. 45, says that Imogene Latta, daughter of William Latta, the boat builder, branch No. 41, is her cousin. That when she was christened her mother asked the minister to name her Imogene, but the minister thought she said Emma Jean, so she was named Emma Jean.

Miss Elmora Hagerty, granddaughter of Robert J. Latta, branch No. 45, said that the names of the children of William Latta, father of the boat builder, William Latta, branch No. 41, had the same names as, the brothers and sister of Robert J. Latta, branch No. 45.

This would indicate that branches Nos. 41 and 45 were the same. But the proof I lack is the names of the mothers of the children of William Latta, the father of Robert J. Latta, branch No 45. William has been married more than one time.

For further proof see my Loose Leaf Book for Possible connections. Also next page.

Connection between branches 41 and 45. Mrs. Chester, branch 45, family 4, told a friend that her grandfather, William Latta, lived in the old brick house in Roscoe, Pa. and she often visited him there with his family, during the Civil War, and that some of the children of William came home there from the war with a furlough.

Miss Imogene Latta, branch No. 41, wrote that her grandfather, William Latta, built and lived in the old brick house at Roscoe, Pa. It must have been at the same time that Mrs. Chester's grandfather lived there. Miss Imogene Latta was mistaken about her grandfather building the old brick house. It was built by a Quaker named Griffith.

The heads of both branches lived in Ireland, and their two sons, both by the name of William and Alexander, came to America and their descendants lived in the same place at the same time. They lived on Monongahela, California, Roscoe, McKeesport, etc., all in Pennsylvania.

The sons of William Latta, branch No. 41, had the same names as the sons of William Latta, branch No. 45, except Ostrander and James.

It looks as if the key to this situation is in the name or names of the wife or wives of William Latta, brother of Ostrander Latta, branch No. 45. If this William Latta had the same wives as William Latta (2) branch 41, then it would unite the two branches.