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While looking for someone else, I stumbled upon this family plot at Pleasant
Grove Cemetery in Tuscarawas County, OH. Don't recall seeing this spelling
LATTO, Andrew -November 18, 1829-September 16, 1901
Hulda A. -1838-1910 wife of Andrew
Elizabeth -July 15, 1833-January 7, 1917
Lucy B. -April 26, 1878-April 27, 1960
Fred -April 1, 1877-May 1, 1962
Larry Sullivan (Branch #1)
Hi all, I was at the University of Washington library this evening, looking
for books on the history of fire fighting, as might pertain to the Latta
family. I didn't find the book I was looking for -- about 10 years ago I
copied some pages from a book that I think was in a local library, but I
didn't have it. I have a copy of the Romance of Fire Fighting, and also
Fighting Fire with Fire, but there is another book that mentions the
Latta's in some detail. Does anyone know what it might be?
When I ran out of ideas for searching for the fire pumper information, I
searched using the name Latta. I found a couple of books on the Andrew
George Latta McNaughton whom we were discussing several weeks ago. If
anyone is interested, they were:
"The Mackenzie-McNaughton wartime letters", edited by Mel Thistle -- but
the author was Chalmers J. Mackenzie (1975. published in Tornoto by the U.
of Toronto Press.
"McNaughton", by John Alexander Swettenham, published 1968 by Ryerson Press
Many of you probably are aware that libraries have copies of the text of a
number of early sermons by John Ewing Latta, and a book by on Psalmody by
Rev. James Latta. I also found a publication entitled "Case of MacCalla
against Blythe, tried before the Synod of Kentucky in September 1814 (on
microform). McCalla was William Latta McCalla, surely a Latta connection.
There also was a sermon by William Latta McCalla (lived 1788-1859). The
sermon was in 1814, Presbytery of West Lexington (KY), an area very close
to Woodford County, KY, where my branch (22) was living at the time.
The queries from Issue 10 of the newsletter have now been posted on the
web site (http://www.latta.org).
Look for Issue 11 to be out by mid-October.
FYI, ther are currently 114 subscribers to Latta-L.
editor, webmaster, list manager, barge-toter
I saw your question about becoming a genealogist. I found a site a
while back that I think you will find interesting. genealogy.org/~bcg/
It the web page for the Board of Certified Genealogist.
> And how do you become a full time professional genealogist? That is a
> question I would like to know. I think I would love that line of work.
> Sue Cox
> ==== LATTA Mailing List ====
> Visit The Latta Genealogy Newsletter site at
> The web site has our latest listing of LATTA reunions.
Is there among our subscribers a full-time professional genealogist who
would be willing to answer e-mail questions from 8th graders about
If so, please email me privately for more information: paul(a)latta.org
Yes, I checked the Old Mail file. I delete so many things that I may have
inadvertently deleted it. Someone sent another one today.
So far, I haven't found my ancestors on line 1. My grandfather was John
Henry Latta born in Lagrange Indiana, Jan 25, 1865. He was called Henry most
of his life because he had a brother born 2 yrs later named Jonathan. Henry
came to Wichita Ks when he was 14 yrs old.
My great grandfather was William Latta born Mar 24, 1825. Birthplace
unknown. He died Jan 25, 1898 and is buried in Webster County Mo.
> Does anyone have a Claud Latta, born 1892 in Oklahoma in their lineage?
> Thanks for checking. Appreciate your help.
Would you settle for Claud Andrew Latta, born 1887 in Smith Co TX and
married Edie Cook? Branch 15, number 104.
I wish I could say yes, especially when the father of my Claud was Andrew
Jackson Latta, but on the 1910 census for Sequoyah Co. Oklahoma, lists him as
being 18 years old and being born in Missouri....Of course, we all know that
the age could be "adjusted".
Thanks for the suggestions, but I can't place him in my line. I do know that
he is possibly the first child of my Andrew Jackson Latta born 1869 in
Missouri, died 1919 in Arizona...first wife, unknown....second wife was Sarah
Frances Black who died in Sequoyah Co. Arkansas, also known as "Frankie", and
the third wife was Laura Hayes.
With all the Latta's around and for as long as I've been researching this
line, I still cannot connect with any of you folks from "The Lord's
Vineyard". We have Latta ancestors who live in that area and claim the fame
to being part of that lineage, but I sure can't seem to connect to any of
Thanks for all your help and not complaining about my continued posts on this
very illusive Latta family.
> Someone sent a 31 pg geneology list for Latta line 1 today. I don't know
> whether I accidentely deleted it this eve as I was going through my mail but
> it just disappeared. <snip>
Perhaps this is the file you're looking for:
Hi Sue, I wish this was my ancestor, but isn't. I have been stuck in this
same spot for 20 years! I can't imagine how anyone can be so elusive.
Thanks for the e-mail. Nice to know others are watching out for me.
Someone sent a 31 pg geneology list for Latta line 1 today. I don't know
whether I accidentely deleted it this eve as I was going through my mail but
it just disappeared. I had glanced at it, noticed a Kathys' name on a note,
and after noting it was 31 pgs long decided I would wait until later to check
all of it. Can that be re-sent to me again? I would certainly appreciate it
very much. jaco328(a)aol.com