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My family is part of "Branch 1" and I am new to this listserv. I am
interested in adding my family to the branch. How do I do that? I just
don't get it! Could you clue me in?
Charles L. Newhall
From: DocHuer(a)aol.com [mailto:DocHuer@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 10:09 PM
Subject: [LATTA] Latta Branch 1
Hi! I am the volunteer who is the Branch One captain. If you could please
send me your information, I will try to figure it out for you.
30 May 2000
I think it is a transport problem. My sister, who has a Mac, cannot receive
mail from another sister who has a PC at school. However, I can forward my
mail from the sister with the PC to the sister with the Mac and she can read
it. Mine is also a PC (till my son takes it back to college ....HA)
SUE LATTEA COX
Texas has some vitals on-line. There's quite a few Latta's listed and if you
are looking for births and deaths in Texas you might want to give it a try.
Births 1926-1949 and 1950-1995
I hope this helps someone.
This is Sandy Brown -Johnston Branch 1. I got the information that John
Latta, son of William, father of Samuel Potter Latta had his middle name as
listed as Samuel. According to information that another Latta ( is Dr. John
Latta ?) made out, John's middle name was listed as A., and that is what is
listed with the DAR. Do you think his name could have been, John Samuel A.
(Anderson) Latta? I got my DAR registration through the John A. line. I
know the information is about the same person, just different middle
What do you think? I know there are William Anderson Lattas mentioned in
the North Carolina area. My g. grandfather's name was William Anderson
Latta, that is why I was thinking there was a connection with the folk in
It is all getting so confusing. I know my grandmother always said she had
two uncles (maybe g.uncles) that came from Ireland along with her
g.grandfather. Maybe the mystery will be solved one day. Sandy
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 9:09 PM
Subject: [LATTA] Latta Branch 1
> Hi! I am the volunteer who is the Branch One captain. If you could please
> send me your information, I will try to figure it out for you.
> Thank you,
> Doc Huer(a)aol.com
> 30 May 2000
Paul H. Calhoun wrote:
> Jim Latta sent this message to me. He is NOT a subscriber to LATTA-L,
> so please contact him directly. mailto:email@example.com
> I am taking my family to Ireland this July and am curious if we can find
> some memory of our Latta ancestors while there. Any hints you can give
> will be appreciated.
> We will also go to Latta S. Carolina and do the same next spring. I am
> branch nine, but do not know how to trace my lineage back to those two
> Best Regards,
About ten years ago I was in Northern Ireland for a few days. I saw a
name and phone number for a Robert Latta in Londonderry. I called and
got Robert's wife, Anne. My wife's name was also Anne. Interesting..
Happy hunting, Bob Latta
One of our subscribers is having a problem with the Digest Version. She
has switched from a Mac to a PC and now the Digest is showing up as a
series of attachments that she's unable to open. When I forward my copy
of the Digest version to her she receives it okay.
To me this sounds like some kind of browser setting, but I'm completely
stumped. Anyone out there have the solution to this puzzle?
editor, webmaster, list manager, dumbwaiter
There's been a lot of speculation about Ann Latta's relationship to James,
John and Thomas Latta of Orange Co., NC. I was excited to see Bebe's note
that appeared to give the evidence of how Ann got her land, but the bloom
is off that lily - oh, well back to the drawing board on that one.
I've corresponded with Jeff Reece and Joshua Armstrong about the Orange Co.
Lattas several times over the past and the most logical story that seems to
fit James, John and Thomas Latta recorded in the 1754-1785 timeframe is
that they were brothers with James being born roughly 1732, John in 1734,
and Thomas somewhere close to those two. As for Ann's birth date of 1727,
nobody seems to know where that date came from beyond stories of her age in
1820 "being in her 90's". Whatever her age, she was a marriageble female
around 30-ish with land. For that timeframe, a single female with land was
unheard of unless a. she was managing her father's estate; b. she was a
second wife, or c. she was dowered the land by a close relative. When I
first saw Bebe's note I was really leaning toward option c. Everything
that I've found so far on James Latta indicates that he was the same
generation as Ann. And I had hoped that Bebe's info was the missing link
to confirm this. But I haven't given up yet.
As for James, if you lay a timeline against all the info found to date on
James, John and Thomas, you'll see three men who start showing up in the
records starting in 1754 through 1785. Then their sons begin to show up in
land records after that. James Sr. started signing as such around that
timeframe. From 1785 to 1800 there were only 5 Latta men recorded in the
census records and county records, the two Sr.'s, the two Jr.'s and Thomas.
After that date the rest of the Latta men began showing up in county
records as they came of age, married and began to acquire land, etc. We
already know that John Sr. is the head of branch 15. James Sr. is
mentioned in the footnotes of that branch. Do we have enough evidence to
combine Branch 6 and Branch 15? I don't know. I haven't looked at branch
6 in a long time. What do you think? James Jr. married Nancy Allen in
1790 and moved his family to Limestone Co., AL around 1817. We also know
that James Sr. had a son Thomas who he gave Power of Attorney in 1804
against debts incurred by James Jr. Does this add any more evidence to
combine the two branches? What do you think?
Note G, 03 & collateral Br. 15.
> From: PatAnder73(a)aol.com
> To: LATTA-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: [LATTA] Orange Co. Wilson and Latta
> Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 4:21 PM
> The survey for the 1757 land patent of RObert Wilson is in his Lord
> patent file at the NC Archives.
I've manage to misplace the e-mail address of the person who is heading up
Branch #1. I come from Family #44 and have a lot of information to add,
Bonnie Latta was my GGFather. since there isn't anything much there I can at
least contribute from there. I was wondering if anyone else is working this
line at all?
The survey for the 1757 land patent of RObert Wilson is in his Lord Granville
patent file at the NC Archives.
The survey was performed for Ann Latty with James Latty as a Witness
I think that James is the Head of Branch 6
Ann was likely a daughter
I have a bitmap of the survey if anybody wants it
and Ann WIlson's will
In the name of God Amen I Ann Wilson farmer of the County of Orange State of
North Carolina being low in health but in sound mind & memory thanks be given
unto God calling into mind the mortality of my body knowing that is apointed
for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will & testatment
that is to say principally first of all I give or recommend my soul into the
hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be
buried in christian burial at the descretion of my executors nothing doubting
but at the general resurrection I shall regain the same again by the mighty
power of God & as touching such worldly estate wherewith he had blessed me in
this life I give demise & dispose of the same on the following manner & form.
First I give & bequeath to my son John Wilson twenty dollars - I also I give
& bequeath to my granddaughter Polly that lives with me her choice of pewter
plates six in number two pewter dishes & one large basin & also I give &
bequeath to my granddaughter Bekey that lives with me one bed of furniture &
two pewter dishes & five pewter plates & one heifer called brenda - Also to
my grandson Robert Wilkinsons one cow - Also I give to my son Thomas Wilson
one dollar - Also I give to my son Caleb one dollars also I give to my
son-in-law John Wilkinson five shillings - Also I give to my son James Wilosn
ten dollars - Also I give to my daughter Elizabeth Wilson my stand of drawers
& two beds of furniture & one cow & all the pewter not before named & after
my debts is paid & my property below named is divided I allow the balance of
all my property to my daughter Elizabeth Wilson. Also I constitute make &
ordain Thomas Wilson & Elizabeth Wilson the sole executors of this my last
will & testament & I do hererby utterly disallow revoke & disannull all every
other former testaments will legacies bequests & executors by me in any wise
before named wills & bequeaths ratifying & confirming this no other to be my
last will & testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal
this twenty seventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred twenty signed sealed published pronounced & declared by the said Ann
Wilson as her last will & testament in the presence of us in hers & in the
presence of each other have hererunto subscribed our names
Joseph Latta Ann [X] Wilson
Patrick J. Anderson
9654 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, Maryland 20723
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Hi folks: I have an aunt (my father's sister) Pearl Latta Lowry, she will b=
e 100 on 12 Sept. 2000. I saw her last May - she is spry, sharp as a tack a=
nd sweet but mouthy like all Latta's, I've met. She is the daughter of Thom=
as Clifford Latta and Dora Blair.<BR>
Jewell Latta Rader<BR>
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Lisa is NOT a subscriber to LATTA-L. Please reply to her directly.
My husband is the 37th branch.
His father, Albert Glendon Latta married Caroll Rae Rose in 1963. They
Albert Wade on 4/15/64.
Albert Wade Latta married Lisa Marie Schmarge on 2/14/98. They had two
children: Jennasie Rose Latta on 10/8/89 and Kaylen Marie Latta on
Please feel free to contact myself, Lisa Latta, at
mailto:Lisashom2@aol.com or my
husband, Albert Latta, at Bigbert99(a)aol.com
I'm forwarding this to the list for Bebe, who is NOT a subscriber to
LATTA-L. Please reply to her directly (mailto:Bebenjohn@aol.com)
I'm still here and still puzzled. A family history of the Robert Wilson
family of Orange Co., NC was located at the library in Durham, NC. I
few notes from it but upon realizing this was my family (apparently) I
returned some months later and the book had disappeared. Still on the
Anyway, the author had written with apparent authority as included
birthdates, day, month, year, supposedly from a Bible as I recall, of my
proven John Wilson (m. Eunice Browder) and his supposed siblings
naming spouces and descent. John et all were written as children of
Robert Wilson and his wf. Ann Latta/Laddy. There is an Orange Co. grant
the Little River dated 1757, to Ann Latta, signed by a James Latta.
date does give time for her to marry Robert Wilson and have childern
John. I have been told that this same land comes into the possession of
Robert Wilson, though I haven't seen that instrument.
Has anyone ever identified Ann Latta or James Latta in Orange Co., that
know of? I am from Orange co. so know for sure that the surname was/is
and well there.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Winston Salem, NC
Jim Latta sent this message to me. He is NOT a subscriber to LATTA-L,
so please contact him directly. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
I am taking my family to Ireland this July and am curious if we can find
some memory of our Latta ancestors while there. Any hints you can give
will be appreciated.
We will also go to Latta S. Carolina and do the same next spring. I am
branch nine, but do not know how to trace my lineage back to those two
Jan Christensen (janchris(a)14f.net) sent me this info. She's not a
subscriber to LATTA-L:
While I was doing research on another family I ran across this
information on Samuel Potter Latta. It was an article in a
Footprints of Bourbon County Families, printed by Sekan Printing
Company, Ft. Scott, Kansas - Vol 1, 1991 Edition;
published by the Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County.
The book is #978.197 and is located in the
Kansas Room of the Johnson County, Kansas Library.
Here is the article.
"Samuel Potter Latta was born in Westmoreland Co., PA on 17 Jan.
1807. He was the son of John Samuel and Margaret
Potter Latta. He was a "true son" of the American Revolution. His
father, John, His grandrfather William Latta, and his
maternal grandfather, Samuel Potter, all served in the Pennsyulvania
Samuel married Margaret H. Marshall around 1834 and they lived in
Mercer Co., PA. The family left Pennsylvania in
March 1851, in a train of covered wagons headed for Iowa. Rainy
weather, poor trails and several severe illnesses slowed
their journey. They spent some time in Bucyrus, OH where Samuel and his
eldest son, William worked for the Ohio and
Indiana Central Rainway building tracks. They left Ohio in 1854,
stopping for a short time in IL. Many trails and
hardships were endured as they migrated westward. There were farm
accidents and fires which destroyed their home and
crops. The family lived in everything from open shanties to caves and
1860 found Samuel, Margaret and six children living in Springbrook
Twp., Jackson Co, Iowa. The two oldest daughters
had married, a son died of scarlet fever, and the three yougest children
were born in Iowa. William, the oldest, married
Hannah Reed on 11 July, 1865
During one season, William dug potatoes for fifty cents a day.
Potatoes were only fifty cents a bushel and pigs' feet
were a penny each. The family survived largely on pigs' feet and
Samuel's daughter Margaret Latta Stoners' husband Abram, returned
from spending three years with the Co. I 24th.
Regular Iowa Volunteers, and the family moved on to Kansas. The trip
took four weeks in the summer of 1866. Shortly
after they had crossed the Missouri River near Liberty, MO, the sky
became very black and a terrific storm was
anticipated. Suddenly, the dreaded storm turned out to be
grasshoppers. In twenty minutes, the ground was covered six
to eight inches deep with grasshoppers, and they drifted in buffalo
wallows, two feet deep. Crops had been completely
The 1870 census found Samuel and his family living in Mill Creek
Twp., living nearby were Margret and Abramm
Stoner, James and Isabel Wilson, and William and Hannah Latta. William
was living on land he homesteaded.
The 1875 Kansas agricultural census shows the Lattas living in Twin
Groves Twp., Greenwood County, KS.
Samuel Potter Latta died May 18, 1879 and Margaret died September
30, 1878. They are buried in Twin Groves
Cemetery in Greenwood Co., near Severy, KS."
The article contained a photo of Isabel Latta. I currently have no way
of sending it on the pc. Sorry.
I hope this little bit of information will be helpful to someone who is
researching Branch #1.
First, I want to say what a delightful visit I had with Peter Latta (Br. #50), and his wife Diane and son Callum (age 5). We spent the best part of a day with them. They had a very tight schedule, so we had to cram our visit into a few hours. We did not waste a second of it, and particularly enjoyed Callum in the entertainment centre of West Edmonton Mall. He was normally quite staid in his expressions, but couldn't hide his delight on the rides and games.
Regarding the unnumbered branches, I have the following:
Family of Head Location Origin
Marie Scaife James A. England Ireland (Convoy)
Ian Latta William Donegal Ireland (Castlethird)
Marg. Bowen James Australia Ireland (Donegal)
This family is thought to be connected to Marie (Latta) Scaife.
John Latta Robert Tasmania England (Near London)
Frank Latta Robert Australia England
May be connected to Geoffrey Latta, Pennsylvania.
Marie & Eric Latta, of Bruny Isl., Tasmania, is connected to Geoffrey.
Ian Latta John Australia Donegal, (Castlethird).
You can tell me which of these I have already sent, and I will try to assemble the balance, and mail them to you. Did you get the picture of the "Klondike Boys"?
Your slave, Alex.
Virginia asked if the book "Index to Irish Wills" stated that these wills
were no longer in existence. The 5th Volume was originally published in
1920. If they were in Dublin, they are probably gone, up in flames, when the
Public Record office was blown up in, I believe, 1922. If the wills were in
Belfast, they are quite likely in existence. Somewhere in my piles of paper
I have the address of where to write in Belfast. Research is very expensive
in Belfast. Not every parish sent their records to Dublin although most did.
Walnut Creek CA
Hi, Cynthia, This is a book that I have seen and made notes of. But it's
always good to be reminded. As I recall, the wills themselves don't exist,
this listing merely indicates that they did exist at one time. Is that
correct, according to your reading of the book?
Thanks for sharing information.
Virginia Latta Curulla
>I am quite new to this list and you may all know of this already.
>I just attended a Genealogy Fair and purchased a book "Index to Irish Wills"
>edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and Gertrude Thrift, reprinted by the
>Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1970,1997. Volume V covers Derry and
>Raphoe. In the Raphoe Wills I found the following:
>Latta, John, Bready 1732
>Latta John, Castlethird 1737
>Latta William, Bready *1770
>The dates with the asterisk are dates of willls. In such cases no date of
>probate is recorded.
>Since the early James Latta was possibly, or probably married to Mary Allison
>of Leck, County Donegal, I found the following:
>Allison, Archibald, Monahagly 1804
>Allison, John, Gorttflugh *1763
>Allison, Robert (weaver), Leck *1725
>Whether these wills are still in existence is another matter.
>Incidently, the Tombstone for "The Rev. Dr. James Latta" states he died 29th
>Jan. 1801 in the 68th year of his age. That makes his birthdate 1732 or 1733.
>Cynthia Elliott, Walnut Creek, CA
I am quite new to this list and you may all know of this already.
I just attended a Genealogy Fair and purchased a book "Index to Irish Wills"
edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and Gertrude Thrift, reprinted by the
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1970,1997. Volume V covers Derry and
Raphoe. In the Raphoe Wills I found the following:
Latta, John, Bready 1732
Latta John, Castlethird 1737
Latta William, Bready *1770
The dates with the asterisk are dates of willls. In such cases no date of
probate is recorded.
Since the early James Latta was possibly, or probably married to Mary Allison
of Leck, County Donegal, I found the following:
Allison, Archibald, Monahagly 1804
Allison, John, Gorttflugh *1763
Allison, Robert (weaver), Leck *1725
Whether these wills are still in existence is another matter.
Incidently, the Tombstone for "The Rev. Dr. James Latta" states he died 29th
Jan. 1801 in the 68th year of his age. That makes his birthdate 1732 or 1733.
Cynthia Elliott, Walnut Creek, CA