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Hi! I have two newsletters that were returned to me by the US Postal Service
as undeliverable. They are addressed to:
Lynne and Delbert Rackley, P. O. Box 1053, Cherryville NC 28021-1053,
Emily L. Brock, 812 Lake Dr., Miami Springs FL 33166-6051.
If anyone has the correct addresses, please contact me.
28 Feb. 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: don kitchen
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:19 PM
Subject: Alcinda (Lucinda) Latta Mercer
We have an article that says, "Jeremiah [Mercer], the eldest child of william and Margaret, married Alcinda Latta (1821-1894), a quiet and soft spoken Quaker from the mountains of Pennsylvania in 1837." We think that Alcinda's parents (John Latta and Anna Hockenbury) originated in Huntingdon County, PA, John in ca 1787 and Anna in 1793. Both died in Monroe County, OH.
Does any one out there have anything they can share about this family?
betty latta kitchen
Hi! I would like to publish in the next newsletter a list of the Branch
Captains. Since about half of our newsletter subscribers do not use the
Internet, I would appreciate having the captains' names, snail mail
addresses, e-mail addresses and, of course, Branch Number.
As it turns out, I am the Branch One Captain. My information is: Ken Mueller,
337 Gertrude Street, Elgin, Illinois, 60123, Doc Huer(a)aol.com.
I have a Branch One gedcom file, if anyone happens to be researching Branch
One Latta Family. More information to add in is also welcome.
Once I get an updated list, I can then see which Branch is in need of a
Captain, and ask for a volunteer. The duties of a Branch Captain are to
create a genealogy gedcom file of their branch, starting with their own
information, adding in information received from other researchers, and
sharing that information with other researchers who need help. Remember,
however, that all living persons are to be kept off of your file for privacy.
I look forward to hearing from the other Branch Captains.
26 Feb. 2002
Hi! One of my jobs as editor is to maintain the mailing list of subscribers
for the Latta Genealogy Newsletter. When the US Postal Service returns a
newsletter to me because the address on the mailing was incorrect, I will
post a request here on the Internet. Subscribers with faulty addresses need
to contact me somehow. Here is the latest faulty address:
Mrs. Mary J. Fultz, Rt 4, Box 32, Stillwater OK 74074.
26 Feb. 2002
I just received some correspondence from Pearl Latta, whose husband is
branch 18. Do we have a captain for branch 18, or other researchers from
Virginia Latta Curulla
News letter in and really impressed, it lost nothing with changing of the
guard, in fact possible that it was better. Still looking for info on branch
7 but will resubmit query at a nother time Bob rclatta(a)mindspring.com
From: LATTA-D-request(a)rootsweb.com <LATTA-D-request(a)rootsweb.com>
To: LATTA-D(a)rootsweb.com <LATTA-D(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2002 2:01 PM
Subject: LATTA-D Digest V02 #18
Dear Virginia - Thank you for the reference to my ancestor, Rev. John Ewing
Latta, and his father, Rev. James Latta, in the recent Latta Newsletter. I
have also visited the Presbyterian Church, New Castle, Delaware, which, I
hope, remains a memorial to all members of the Latta family. Regards -
Richard - Branch 8.
Congratulations to your home town, SLC, for a wonderfully entertaining week of sports. I enjoyed every event, win or lose. It was done in a professional manner, and the preparations were very good. When I visited you last year, the extent of the road-work preparations was impressive. That is something you will have to enjoy for a long time.
All the best, and hats off to SLC.
Alex. Latta, Br. #16
PHOTOS: If you have copies of photos of your Latta ancestors, they can be
sent to Alex Latta <allatta(a)gambit.ab.ca>. Please don't send them to me, as
was suggested in the newsletter.
GEDCOMS/FAMILY TREES/FAMILY GROUP SHEETS: If you want to donate these, they
should be sent to your branch captain. Post a note on this mail list to see
who that is, if you don't know. Maybe there is one -- and maybe you need to
be the branch captain, if there isn't one! Members of a branch could be
working together to further their research.
Updating and correcting branch information on the website is the
responsibility of a branch captain. I have to say that most of us haven't
got around to this yet -- but a few have!! The rest of us will take care of
it as soon as we can get to it. Keep asking if we haven't posted something
you have sent to one of us.
As you can tell, this all is a cooperative enterprise, with a number of
Latta descendants taking part. Let's keep it going!
I talked with Paul yesterday. He is doing fairly well, and has started a
new treatment. So far, it hasn't been too draining on him. Let's all
continue to keep him in our prayers.
Virginia Latta Curulla
As those of you who subscribe to the Latta Genealogy Newsletter know, most
of us have received the very fine newsletter that Ken Mueller just edited --
his first. Thanks, Ken, for the many hours you put into this on our behalf!
I have agreed to handle funds for the newsletter, Northern Ireland Research
Project, and any other expenditures we might have.
I'd like to reinforce Ken's words about the newsletter depending upon your
donations. After Ken mailed the newsletter last week, there remained NO
FUNDS on hand for the next newsletter.
If you are so inclined, you can send a little extra to the newsletter,
beyond the suggested amount. Then we might have a little reserve after one
is sent out.
In fact, at this point, the newsletter donations need to reimburse the
Northern Ireland Research Fund for almost $200. (These figures will be
adjusted after Paul does some final accounting, but the amounts are close to
reflecting the current status.)
If you are giving Ken feedback about the newsletter, you can send your
donations to him along with your feedback or articles for the next
newsletter. Otherwise, you can mail donations directly to me at the address
shown in the newsletter.
If you are not a subscriber to the newsletter, and would like to be, please
contact Ken <DocHuer(a)aol.com>.
Those who subscribe to the newsletter have been very generous in the past,
and I anticipate no shortage of funds once the donations come in. Thanks
for your generosity, which makes this all possible!
Virginia Latta Curulla
I received a message from Charles Rinek on February 14 concerning Abraham and John. I cannot open this attachment. Charles, if you are out there please tell me how to do it. I have tried saving it to disk, but when I click to open it, it disappears----did that sequence twice. Have tried to save it to genealogy correspondence, same problem. When I click on it to open it, it disappears. Have tried to open just to read it, not to save. That is what happends on the Read Me attachement. On the notepad attachment, when I try to open it, it does open, but I get a blank screen. It does not disappear from my disk or folder though when I try to open.
I really want to know what you have to say Charles. If anyone else knows how I can open this, let me know. Please.
betty latta kitchen
I found the following website this AM, when I was browsing for about 5
minutes -- forget how I found it...
Anyway, it is a "pay" site, but allows you to search for free. I tried
various Latta variations in the search, and narrowed the dates searched.
What I found could be consonant with Alex's Italian theory for Latta
origins, but more along the lines of Flossie Lattas letter in being recently
come to Scotland from Italy.
There were lots of Lattas in later years, but when I narrowed the search to
years before our Lattas were in Northern Ireland, I found only one Latta
marriage, which was in 1644. There were no Lattas indexed for the years
1553 to 1643.
The 1644 Latta could have been someone who came to Scotland from Northern
Ireland -- no way of knowing at this point -- but there were Lattas in
Northern Ireland earlier than 1644. And shipping between Scotland and
Ireland was common during the 1600s and later -- it would have been easy to
go from Northern Ireland to Scotland.
There also was one "Laty" birth and christening between 1553 and 1650, and I
didn't narrow that search more exactly.
The "Lawtie" spelling found 5 births and christenings in Scotland between
1590 to 1600, but none between 1553 to 1590. If our Lattas were of Scots
origin, where were they between 1553 to 1590 in Scotland? Lawtie entries
increased in numbers after 1600.
Something to think about?
Virginia Latta Curulla
John R. Westfall would welcome inquiries - sorry I forgot to list his info.
P O box 401, Glenwood, Ark. 71943
870 356-2653 (7-9pm evenings is a good time to call)
L. Marie Latta
Note 1/Caney Cemetery Latta/Latty
Thanks to everyone who has responded to my postimg of Tennessee, Georgia and
Arkansas, Latta's: John and Francis Conners Latta.
I've been trying to view the Branch Notes and Branch Files at latta.org . I
keep getting a message that says "can't build data connection; Connection
Failed" is there a password needed to view these records? I can get to
other information but not the Branch Notes or Branch Files. Any help is
Branchless (but connected to Note 1)
Last week I sent a message inquiring if anyone had brothers John and Abraham (with daughters Allice and Hearriett) in their data base. I received a message from Charles R. that I was unable to open. It was the only one. I clicked on the Read Me attachment and got a message that it could not find the temporary internet file, whatever that is. When I tried to click reply to Charles and tell him I couldn't get in, I got that same message.
So . . .
Anyone else know how I should have opened this, help.
I do appreciate your time and really want to know about these possible brothers.
betty latta kitchen
This John and Francis Connor Latty are the "Note 1 Latta.org" and John's
parents were I believe the John and Martha Francis Fannie Scott Latty. I
received the following info from John R. Westfall of Ark. He submitted this
same info to George Latta last May. Directly from JR's notes.
John Latty c 1820 d. 12/31/1894 m c 1840 Francis FannieConner d. c 1888. He
left Fannie and the kids in Tahlequah Ok. about 1870 "to scratch with the
chickens" according to Margaret Catherine Latty, and returned to Ark. He
married a Phoebe Williams in 1876. (this marriage is recorded as 1871 in the
Ark. marriages on-line)
John and Fannie's children per memory of Margaret Catherine's son Albert as
written down in 1939: Thomas c. 1841; John c1844; Jefferson 1848; James
Madison 2/17/1853 - 3/10/1897, Sarah Elander Ellen c 1854, m. William H.
Whittington c 1874; Mary J. c 1857 m. Davis; Martha Eliz. 1859-1933; Andrew
Jackson Dock 8/25/1861 - 11/26/1936; Margaret Catherine 11/5/1866 -
11/13/1939 m. John H. Westfall; Rebecca F. c 1869-1952. ( I corrected only
the dates from the Caney Cemetery records). After Ellen and her husband
died, their children were raised by brother Andrew Jackson "Dock" Latty and
sisters, Martha and Rebecca and they also raised Fannie Davis after the death
of Mary Latta Davis.
I believe my gggrandmother, Susan Latty m Tyner and known as Susie Tyner is
one of the children of John and Fannie Scott Latty.. Susie b. 1827, d
3/11/1911 is buried at Caney Cemetery, Wauhilla, Cherokee Co., Ok. She is
buried next to a Fannie Latta 8/23/1827 - 8/17/1887. I dont know which
Fannie this is.
My working list of John and Fannie Scott Latty's children follows.
Nancy c. 1829 m. Latty or maybe not; Sarah Ann m. Webb; Lucinda c 1822&
Margot (Peggy/Margaret) never m; Susan m. Tyner (Susie Tyner)
c1827-3/11/1911; John m. Fannie Conner; Allen; Jefferson c 1832 ; George
Washington Wash d. during wartime 1862 m. Peggy Henry; William c 1816 or
1826; Martha Eliz Patsy c 1827 m Hiram Tyner; Francis Eliz Fannie c 1824 m
Lewis B Tyner; My info is in the Tyner Archives, (J&MFScottLatty) and is on
the affidavit of Sarah Ann Fuller, daughter of Nancy Latty.
and the Dawes application of William Latta, grandson of J&MFScottLatty.
Any corrections/additions etc will be appreciated. I will be happy to share
any hard copy info that I have. L. Marie Latta, Note 1 Latta (my Caney
Hi! I have mailed out 471 copies of the Latta newsletter this morning. There
are subscribers all over the world:
432 in the United States
20 in Canada
7 in Australia
4 in England
1 in Scotland
2 in New Zealand
1 in Germany
1 in France
1 in Italy
This is my first newsletter as editor, so I am bound to have made some
mistakes. Please be gentle with me. I would like to hear what I did wrong and
right, and I will keep trying to improve each issue.
I would also like to receive articles from authors and story tellers out
there. I do hope to have lots of interesting material for the next issue.
One final word. It is not free to print, package and mail a newsletter. Your
donations make it all happen. Please read the last page of the newsletter,
detach it, and mail it back to me with whatever you feel is appropriate.
19 Feb. 2002
In a message dated 2/17/02 10:06:48 PM, M Larsen2 writes:
<< Does any one have these Latty/Latta's? Listed in Arkansas 1870 Census,
Pike County. John age 55. b Tenn., Francis age 42 b. Tenn, James M. age 17 b.
Georgia, Mary J. age 15 b. Georgia, Sarah E. age12 b. Georgia, Martha E. age
10 b.Arkansas, Andrew J. age 8 b. Arkansas, Margaret ? (maybe E.) age 3 b.
Arkansas, and Rebecca F. age 2 b. Kansas.
Francis' surname was Conners
Sarah (my gg grandmother) married to Solomon Whittington. >>
Correction here! My gg grandmother was married to WILLIAM WHITTINGTON
grandson of Solomon Whittington. This WHITTINGTON Family hails from Johnston
County, NC. Sorry about the mistake.