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Keith Latta and I met with Sherry Irvine, the professional genealogist,
in Victoria last Thursday, for an hour and a half. I shared with Sherry
the results of our research to date. We agreed on the following plan:
1) Sherry will examine our data and formulate a place name list to
focus our research.
2) We will add any additional place names needed to the maps that Alex
Latta so capably produced. (I'm hoping that Alex will be able to do the
additions, as he is the most knowledgeable about the area. Sherry will
consult with him, to gain any additional insights from his many years of
research in Northern Ireland. )
3) Based upon our maps of where Lattas were located in the 17th and
18th centuries, the "undertakers" for those areas will be determined.
4) Sherry will formulate a research plan to be implemented by her
associate researcher in Northern Ireland.
5) We will do pedigree charts for those Latta families that can be
linked together for the 17th and 18th centuries, indicating the sources
of our information (this latter is particularly important).
6) We will contract with Sherry's associate in Northern Ireland to
carry out the research, according to the plan that has been made by
We should be aware that all this will take some time to implement.
Sherry needs to fit this into her schedule, and her research associate
is likely to have projects ahead of ours. However, we are well on our
way to learning more about the lives of our Latta ancestors in Northern
Thanks to all the volunteers who have spent many hours (or will spend
more hours to help us all) gathering information for this project.
Their work has added immeasurably to its future success.
I would appreciate any suggestions or comments from mail list members.
Virginia Latta Curulla
Seattle Wa Branch 22
Coordinator of Northern Ireland Research Project
Hi! Judy, thank you for inquiry about your information. I received the
information that you sent me, and typed it into the computer. I use Personal
Ancestral File 4.0. I made up a large file from yours and several other
researchers' contributions. Then I sent it as a gedcom file to Paul Calhoun
at Paul(a)Latta.org. He said that he received the file OK. I am sure that he
will shortly post it to the website. Perhaps you could contact Paul to see
how he is doing.
If you would like I could send you a copy of the gedcom. Every person on
the file is deceased, so that the privacy of the living can be maintained.
Your friend and Branch One captain,
26 Feb. 2001
My Latta Family: Mary Latta is my 3rd great grandmother.
1 Mary "Polly" Latta b: Nov 27, 1796 SC? d: June 07, 1837 Israel Twp,
Preble Co, OH
+John Elliott b: Nov 03, 1803 Chester Co, SC m: Sep 15, 1825 Butler Co
or Butler, Richland Co, OH d: Jan 13, 1875 Preble Co, OH
2 Joseph Latta Elliott b: May 08, 1827 d: Feb 23, 1919
2 Esther Jane Elliott b: Feb 09, 1829 Morning Sun, Preble Co, OH d:
Dec 23, 1881 Preble Co, OH
2 Ebenezer N. Elliott b: June 06, 1831 Preble Co, OH d: MS
Connie in Federal Way WA
> Hi, Connie -- Federal Way, Washington? Have you posted your branch
> Virginia Latta Curulla
> Seattle WA
> Branch 22
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Mrs. Swan Benson, nee, Elinor Latta, is the daughter of William Latta, of Whitemouth, Manitoba. He is my grandfather's brother, and was born at Bready, Co. Donegal. Robert Latta, of Ballinakill, is Williams brother. My grandfather was born at Ballinakill, and that is one of the farms that I visit while in Ireland. It is owned today by Charles Latta, grandson of Robert. William was the oldest son, but due to some misdemeanor, was asked to leave the farm, and migrated. Elinor had a twin sister, Evelyn, who married Mace Wardrop.
All of this information could be found in Br. #16.
Alex. Latta, Br. #16.
Hi, to all you Canadian Lattas,
Going through some old pictures, I came across a post card that was sent
to my father in Seattle in 1930. It reads:
If you are related to Robert Latta of Ballinkill, Ballancarney(?), Ferns
County, Wexford, Ireland, please write me at St. Maries, Idaho, % Mrs.
A. Hutchinson, S-10 2nd St. yours Truly, Mrs. S. Benson, (nee) Miss
Latta of Whitemanch (?) Man.
Anyone want to claim this "Miss Latta"?
Virginia Latta Curulla
FLASHBACK is or was the publication for the Washington co, Ark, Historical
Society..In volumes 3 adn 4 for 1953-54 I found the following:
Edmiston Cemetery, 1 mi north of Morrow
Pioneer Latta family is represented in the Morrow Cemetery be the following:
R.B. Latta 1823-1892 and wife, E.T. 1833-1904
Hugh Thomas Latta 1858-1943 and wife, Mary Dorcas 1871-1945
Francis B. Latta 1862-1943 and wife (1) Anna daM. 1857-1896
(2) S.J. 1857-1928
John S. Latta & Mary J. Shannon by Rev. John Harsell Nov 2,1848
Academy Cemetery, Evansville, Washington Co.
Thomas S.Latta b. York Dist SC Dec 6,1816 , to Ark 1832, d. 5 apr
Mrs. Jane Latta, wife of John, b. Sept 17, 1793 d. Jly 20,1857
Hope this will hhelp s osme one..Margarret
Update on our research project --
Almost all of the volunteer researchers have finished their
assignments. I really appreciate all the work that they have done.
Just in the last few days, I have received the report from Harriet
Latta, in Michigan. She reviewed a very difficult to read microfilm of
Northern Ireland records from the 1700s, and copied the pages where she
thought Latta might appear. Microfilm always is somewhat demanding, but
hers appears to have been particularly so. Thank you!
Kathy Latta sent me the results of her search for sources on the LDS
internet site, so that I could add them to the database -- very helpful
-- many thanks to Kathy.
And I received from Alex Latta the maps showing where early Lattas lived
in Northern Ireland, beginning in the 1600s. They were very well done,
and should be of great help to our researcher.
We still have a couple of volunteer assignments not yet done. These
involve borrowing microfilm and reviewing it to see if there are any
Lattas mentioned. Anyone able and willing?
I will be meeting with Sherry Irvine, the professional genealogist who
will be making the second part of our research plan. We will meet in
Victoria, B.C. on February 22nd, so that I can share with her the
information that we have gathered about our ancestors in Northern
Ireland. Then her associate in Ireland will follow up according to
Any comments or suggestions as this point?
Virginia Latta Curulla
Seattle WA Br 22
Northern Ireland Research Project Coordinator
Hi, Pesky me again.
I received copies of Marriage Bond from Oklahoma Ind. territory on T.J. Latta
and A.J. Latta.
Records show that T.J. Latta and Mary Anderson were married in 1893.
A.J. Latta was married to Nancy Henson in 1891.
A T.J. Latta also signed this bond, along with a Jr. Creekpeace.
I am convinced that A.J. Latta and Nancy Henson were the parents of Claud
Latta born 1892. I am looking for something on her death as in 1894 he was
married to Sarah Francis Black.
This guy, Andrew Jackson, seems impossible to trace. The Marriage Bond does
Prayers go up, Blessings come down.
I'll be leaving Wednesday for Santa Fe. My itinerary is to stop to visit a cousin in Calgary for one night, and exchange new info. Next night will be a motel in Pocatelo, ID, then a long days drive to Aztec, NM, and spend one night with Dale Latta, (Br. #3), who has invited me to join his family at a local concert. Saturday will see me in Santa Fe for a week or so, to visit my cousin Harold Milligan. His mother was born at Bready. On my return I will call on Beryl Redfield, in SLC, and be back home by month's end.
I hope the maps arrive OK, and will be of help to some. There are some minor omissions that can be corrected in the future, when brought to light.
Alex.Latta, Br. #16
Hi, Thanks to those volunteers who recently sent me the results of
their research. They were Kathy Latta, in Edmonton, Alberta, and
Harriet Latta, in Michigan. Again -- great work!
I'm hoping to meet with Sherry Irvine, in Victoria, B.C., later this
month. I'll share our results with her, and she will write a plan for
our professional researcher in Northern Ireland.
It's great to see this project moving! Thanks to all who have helped or
still are researching!
This web page gives statistical information gathered in the census.
Looking at the 1790 census for Pennsylvania, I think I need to get
myself back to the microfilm reader. Tomorrow.:-)
Ellen Rowan Taylor