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I found a reference to this Scots-Irish website. It looks very interesting,
particularly regarding any Lattas whose ancestors immigrated early (1718) to
Hope this helps someone.
Virginia Latta Curulla
... thanks for some interesting responses ... would encourage sharing this
information with others by also posting to the List ... K.L.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Latta" <klatta(a)shaw.ca>
To: "Latta List" <latta(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:39 AM
Subject: [LATTA] Latta families who are not 'Scots-Irish"
Recent subscribers who have reviewed the Latta message 'archives' covering
the past few years may have noted that most of these messages relate to
'Scots-Irish' families (aka., Scotch-Irish and Ulster-Scots). The branches
listed in www.latta.org include a number of branches where migration from
Scotland was directly to North America, mainly during the 1800's, (i.e.,
these families are not Scots-Irish.) It may be of general interest to have
descendants of these families post information re the histories and
experiences of these families ... any comments?
Recent subscribers who have reviewed the Latta message 'archives' covering the past few years may have noted that most of these messages relate to 'Scots-Irish' families (aka., Scotch-Irish and Ulster-Irish). The branches listed in www.latta.org include a number of branches where migration from Scotland was directly to North America, mainly during the 1800's, (i.e., these families are not Scots-Irish.) It may be of general interest to have descendants of these families post information re the histories and experiences of these families ... any comments?
in reply about the migration of Scots to the Ulster area...what I have read
and Scotland has been my area for over 30 years...James VI trying to quell the
fighting in the Borders started this plantation idea and urged the
movers-landlords to clean out the borders. There are no Scotch-Irish...in
Scotland...There are Scots in Ireland. It was not until this century did the
authorities know the exact borderline between the two countries in this area.
I have recently acquired an iPod, and I discovered a podcast called
"Genealogy Guys". They are big time genealogy pros, and have a lot of
information to share, and do share it well. If you don't have an mp3
player, you can listen to them on line at http://genealogyguys.com/.
They are on for an hour, so you need to find some other things to do at
you computer desk while you listen, or buy and iPod. :-)
Through their show, I found another great site
http://www.rootstelevision.com/index.html This is a site that has
little TV shows of various lectures, etc of interest to genealogists.
Then, I discovered, on Ancestry.com, that they have added a family tree
site that can be perfectly private. You can upload a gedcom, or enter
them name by name. You can add pictures, stories, comments. The
advantage to this, which I figured out on my own, and one of the
genealogy guys also said this, is that it is a wonderful way to store
information for that book we are all writing. I find it easier, because
you can better keep track of what you are doing, if the tree is right in
front of you. I write off line and then cut and paste into the tree, so
I do have a copy on my computer. You can share it with family members or
the world. I am just sharing with people I choose to invite.
Ellen Rowan Taylor
Keith Latta wrote: "Note: ... have just finished reading a lengthy history
of Scotland and there is no mention of the Ulster Plantation migration of
lowland Scots to
Northern Ireland in the 1600's. I have friends who were born and educated in
Scotland and they tell me that they have never heard of this migration. (Of
course, the Ulster Plantation is prominent in histories of Northern
Ireland.) I can only assume that the Ulster Plantation migration is
considered by Scots as a very minor historical matter compared to the mass
migration of mainly Highland Scots to the Canadian province of Nova Scotia
(New Scotland). There are probably more McDonalds, MacDonalds, Macdonalds,
etc., in Nova Scotia than anywhere else in the world."
This is consistent with what I found on my trip and it really surprised me.
The Ulster Plantations and the subsequent migration to colonial America
after the death of King William (the Ulster Scots protector) is of immense
in the history of the United States. The Scotch-Irish were the ones
that pushed the frontier over the Appalachian Mountains and strongly
advocated independence from Britain. Conversely, the Highland clearances
occurred after American Independence are not of any particular significance
in American history.
Hi! Tom, I am all ears. Please do write up something about your Scottish
genealogy trip. I look forward to hearing from you.
Anyone else out there who has done some Latta research trips lately?
Please write me and tell me all about it, and include lots of genealogy.
5 Oct. 2006
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
by James H. Webb (Published: October 2004)
Thanks to James Webb for his tracing backwards the history of the
Scots-Irish, and laying out in detail the role we played in founding our
nation. I had recently traced my ancestors back 12 generations, starting in
the 1600s in the western Hebrides, to the lowlands of Scotland, to the
Ulster Plantation, then to Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky during the
Revolutionary War, then on to Missouri after which they spread throughout
the US and beyond. I was stuck to the pages as I learned through his
narrative that my family's story was not unique to us, but a centerpiece in
our country's founding and early history. His summary of early Scottish
history and the Ulster experience was also fascinating. However, I was
annoyed and occasionally offended as he then did what we Scots-Irish seldom
do: he didn't move on. He suggests that those who stayed behind in
Appalachia are the true Scots-Irish (rednecks), and that being confederate
sympathizers, evangelicals, soldiers, and believers in Intelligent Design is
synonymous with being Scots-Irish in the 21st century. I visited Scotland
five years ago, and one of my big 'ah-has' was: As much as I like the old
country, thanks for coming to America, ancestors! I have the same sentiment
toward my ancestors in the 1800s, who moved on from the warrior culture into
the ministry and education, and were abolitionists in Missouri. Scots-Irish
inhabit the entire political, religious, occupational, geographic and
philosophical spectrum. If you are Scots-Irish, you will love the first half
of this book. If you are a Republican, a US military MAN (there is only
token attention to the role of women), and an evangelical white southerner,
you may love the last half....or maybe not.
I am finally getting to see the Latta Digest! It has been sent to me as an
attachement, but I have never been able to open it up.
I am a decendant of Barton Allan Latta (born 1812, Rich Hill Township,
Muskingum Cty, Ohio) and Jane Elliott (born 1817 in Penna) whose daughter
Mary Elizabeth married Albert G. White in 1859. I have a little bit of
information on Barton's other children, but my information is quite
comprehensive on Mary Elizabeth and Albert's decendants.
Thank you for keeping me on your list.
I have received some information from Richard Elliott (Jan
I just got back from a 12 day trip to Scotland. It is a beautiful county,
one of the most gorgeous places on earth. Go there if you ever can.
We got lots of history and visited a bunch of castles. It covered mostly the
Highlands and the clans; the Highland clearances and migration to Canada,
North Carolina, and Australia. We heard (ad nauseam) about Prince Charles
Edward Stewart, the young pretender; Mary Queen of Scots; William Wallace,
a.k.a. Mel Gibbson; and King James VI, his Scottish title, who became King
James I of Great Britain. Interestingly, there was no mention of the
Jacobite plantations in Ulster or the Ulster Scots (Scotch-Irish to
In Glasgow, one of the places we went was St. Mungo's Cathedral, a very old
and impressive Presbyterian Church. There is a Mungo Latta (Branch #3,
Family 7) that is a brother of my ggg-grandfather Ephriam Latta. In talking
with one of the staff, I mentioned the Latta name and he replied " That is
not an uncommon name here". He lives in the village of Uddingston which is
about 10 miles away and he told me there is a street named "Latta Brae"
which in Gaelic means "Latta's Hill". He also pointed out the room in the
lower level of the cathedral where Glasgow University was founded.
At Edinburgh Castle, there is no Latta Coat of Arms in the stained glass
windows of the Great Hall. Very high up (I'd guess over fifty feet) on the
ceiling there are many, many coat of arms in the form of shields.
Unfortunately, none of the staff in the Great Hall could tell me anything
about them nor was there any thing about them in the literature available on
In Glasgow I did get a Paisley District Tartan necktie; that is the tartan
associated with the Latta name.
The United Service Organizations celebrated its 65th anniversary Sept. 28
and honored troops from each branch of the military for heroism.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Mitchell Latta. Petty Officer Latta was
an aviation survival technician involved in day and night rescue operations
during Hurricane Katrina.
While in a helicopter battling 40-knot winds, Petty Officer Latta dropped to
a rooftop where 10 survivors were gathered inches above rising flood waters.
One was an amputee suffering from diabetic shock. Petty Officer Latta
rescued a stroke victim trapped in her attic and submerged himself in toxic
flood waters to save a woman whose legs were tangled in a garden hose. Over
the five days of rescue operations, he saved the lives of 181 people.
Source: U.S. Air Force
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looking for information on John Latta born about 1863 in France married Emma Sandusky of Kentucky that is all in information I have
Hello Latta List,
I am working on my husband's family history and have come across a
marriage between Christina LATTA, b. 1862 at Anderston (Glasgow),
daughter of James Latta and Jane Kelvie, and John Beveridge Latta
ROBERTON, b.1860, Dunfermline, Fife, the son of John Roberton and
Christina Beveridge. This couple married in Egremont, Cheshire, England
in 1885 and had 3 children that I know of: John Latta, b.1886; Hilda
Latta, b.1888; and Herbert Gardner, b.1890, all born Glasgow. We are
curious as to how John Roberton got the Latta name. I looked at your
website and found a page for Branch 39, but no contact name, so I'm
posting to this list. The page shows Christina as married to a John
Rogers - is this another marriage or an error? Hope to hear from
someone with an interest in this family.