I have just found out the first name of the brother of Joseph Latta (1797 - 1874) - of
Branch 50 - . The two brothers (Joseph and Samuel) came from Ireland together (St.
Johnstown region) likely around 1820 and landed at St. John, New Brunswick. Joseph was
to settle in Nova Scotia (River Hebert) but his brother went to the U. S., possibly to
Virginia. Does anybody have information about this Samuel Latta?
Evidently Joseph and Samuel had two sisters - one of whom, Elizabeth (1801 - 1883)
married Robert John Roulston in Ireland. She was widowed and came about 1845 to Nova
Scotia to help raise the children of the Joseph who was widowed in 1844. She brought her
youngest daughter Margery with her. The other sister (first name not known) married a
Lucas in Ireland and evidently stayed there.
I would like to be able to link with one of the other Latta branches.