By Connie Sue Latta, Branch 52 Captain;

Andrew Jackson was born December 5, 1869 in the State of Missouri. According to the 1880 census record for Madison County, Arkansas, his parents were L. J. Latty and Missouri Latty. On this census, he is listed as A. J., age 11, along with W. R., a brother, age 8, also born in Missouri and a sister, L. B., age 1, born in Indian Territory.

1880 Census, Kings River, Madison, Arkansas

ED Sheet 101, Page 488C, Lines 25-30

Latty, T. J., M, 32, head of house, farming, born in GA, father in TN, mother in TN

Latty, Missouri, F, 27, Wife, keeping house, born in MO, father in KY, mother in MO

Latty, A. J., M, 11, son, farming, born in MO, father in GA, mother in MO

Latty, W. R., M, 8, son, born in MO, father in GA, mother in MO

Latty, L. B., F, 1, daughter, born in IT (Indian Territory), father in GA, mother in MO

Information gathered on Andrew Jackson Latta was from his grandson, Frank Latta, who was born in 1922 and died in 2000.

Andrew Jackson Latta's first marriage was to a Ms. Nancy Henson, Indian Territory at the First Judicial Division. Gorge E. Wilson, an ordained minister of the Gospel, married them on August 30, 1891. He was 21 and she was 22 years old. Mr. T. J. Latta and J. T. Creekprarie were security in the penal sum of $100.00. They had one son, born in 1891, named Claud Latta.

Andrew Jackson Latta's second marriage was that of Sarah Francis Black, the grandmother to Frank Latta, the above mentioned. Sarah Francis Black Latta was born January 5, 1876 and died June 19, 1896. She is buried at Drake-Stand Cemetery, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. There was one child born to them, Henry Latta. According to the 1900 census, Henry is living with his Uncle Thomas Latta. Andrew has remarried to his third wife, Lora and is still living in Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. He lists his son, Claud and a daughter Sophia. He is a farmer and the census states that he is educated. He also rents this farm of about 40 acres.

The 1910 census shows that Andrew Jackson Latta is still living in Oklahoma with his wife and children, Sofie, Ophelia, sons, Claud and Henry. He is now 40 years old, has been married to Lora for 12 years, and a fireman working a cotton gin.

Andrew Jackson Latta, sometime after the 1910 census, moved to Imperial Valley, California with his wife and children. One of his daughters moved to Somerton, Arizona, near Yuma. While visiting her, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died. He is buried by Johnson Mortuary in the Old Yuma Cemetery. His obituary in the Yuma Morning Sun newspaper dated February 14, 1919 read: "Funeral services for the late A. J. Latta were held today from the Johnson Parlors, conducted by Rev. A. B. Tomilison of the Baptist Church. The deceased is a resident of the Imperial Valley and was here on a visit to a daughter in the Yuma Valley when death claimed him. He leaves a wife and five children."

With an actual death death of February 11, 1919, Andrew Jackson Latta is buried at the Old Yuma Cemetery, in a section marked Ancient Order of United Workmen. May he rest in peace.


Additional information; added later to article.

In 1900, Claude Allen Latta lived with his father and step-mother in Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

1900 Census, Township 11, North Range 24 East, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

ED Sheet 46, Sheet 30, Lines 63-66

Enumeration Date: July 7, 1900

LATTA, Andrew, born Dec, 1869, head, farmer, born MO, father MO, mother MO

LATTA, Lora, wife, Nov. 1879, born AR, father MO, mother IL

LATTA, Claud, son, Aug. 1891, born IT

LATTA, Sophia, daughter, Sept. 1898, born IT

1910 Census, Sallisaw, Sequoyah, Oklahoma

ED 210, Sheet 4B, Lines 71-76

Enumeration Date: April 19-20, 1910

LALLIE, L. J., 40, head, farmer, born MO, father MO, mother UK

LALLIE, Larrie, 30, wife, born AR, father IL, mother MO

LALLIE, Sofie, 12, daughter, born OK

LALLIE, Ophelia, 6, daughter, born OK

LALLIE, Claud, 18, son, fireman, born OK

LALLIE, Henry, 16, son, laborer, born OK

(His wife, Laura, remained in Seeley, Imperial County, California, where she was found in the 1920 Census)

1920 Census, Seeley, Imperial Co., California

ED 32, Sheet 1B, lines 51-52

Enumeration Date: Jan. 2, 1920

LATTA, Laura N., 40, head, laundress, born AR, father MO, mother MO

LATTA, Andrew J., 9, son, born OK

1910 Census, McKey, Sequoyah, Oklahoma

ED, Sheet, Line: ED 201, Sheet 9B, lines 87-92

Enumeration Date: April 28, 1910

Hamilton, J. H., 42, M, farmer, born in GA, father in US, mother in US

Hamilton, Parthena, 31, wife, born in MO, mother in IN, father in MO

Hamilton, Lisa, 16, daughter, born in IT (Indian Territory)

Hamilton, Lizzie, 12, daughter, born in IT

Hamilton, Guss, 2, son, born in OK

LATTY, Claude, 18, hired hand, farm laborer, born in US

(Claude Allen Latta, age 19, married Miss Liza Hamilton, age 17, on Nov. 12, 1910. Sequoyah County, Oklahoma records) According to family records, Claude died on July 3, 1859 in Poteau, Le Flore County, Oklahoma. Soc. Security Index lists his wife, Eliza Latta, SSN 446-30-6745, born Dec. 16, 1893, died March 1984 in Poteau, Le Flore, OK.

Claude Allen Latta - born Oct. 24, 1891 in Gore, Indian Territory, but had lived in Arkansas for at least 15 years when the census enumberator visited his family in 1930:

1930 Census - Oliver Township, Scott County, Arkansas

ED, Sheet, Line: ED 64, Sheet 1B, Lines 65-73

Enumeration Date: April 9, 1930

Latta, Claud A., 38, M, timberworker, born in OK, father in AR, mother in AR

Latta, Eliza, 36, wife, born in OK, father in GA, mother in MO

Latta, Maria, 18, daughter, born in OK

Latta, Beatrice, 15, daughter, born in OK

Latta, Odel, 11, daughter, born in OK

Latta, Allen, 8, son, born in OK

Latta, Ophelia, 5, daughter, born in OK

Latta, Jimmie, 3, son, born in OK

Latta, Carnell, 3m, son, born in OK

Andrew Jackson Latta married three times:

1. Nancy Henson

Claude Allen Latta, born Oct. 24, 1891, in Gore, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, to Andrew Jackson Latta, and Nancy Henson.

2. Sarah Francis Black

Henry Latta, born Feb. 1, 1893 in Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, to Andrew Jackson Latta and Sarah Francis Black. He died Nov. 1967 in Heavener, Le Flore, Oklahoma.

3. Laura N. Hayes

Sophie Beatrice Latta was born Sept. 20, 1898 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah, Oklahoma. She died Jan. 6, 1995 in Tulare County, CA. She married Mr. Conner.

Infant Latta, born about 1901 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah, Oklahoma. Died before 1910.

Ophelia Latta, born 1904 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah, OK.

Infant Latta, born about 1907 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah, OK. Died before 1910.

Andrew Jackson Latta, born 1911 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah, OK


Branch #52

I had an opportunity to visit the Carlsbad Genealogy Library in Carlsbad, CA
and was surprised to find the following information.

Washington County Arkansas Sheriff Census for 1865 by Nancy Maxwell, by
Heritage Books
Page 17
John S. Latty M 21-45
Fanney Latty F 0-16
Thomas F M 10-18 Note: If Fanny is 16, Thomas cannot
be her son.
John A F 0-16 *Note There is a "F" and not a "M"
Margaret F 0-16
Mary E F 0-16

Page 20

Latty RB M 18-20
EJ F 16 +
MJ No Entry
HT M 0-10
Frank M 0-10

I don't know if this is of any value to anyone, but looks like info to
Branch #52. If anyone has any input on the above information, please share.
Thanks much.

Hope everyone had a great summer.

Hugs to all
Connie Latta
Br. #52 Captain
So. Calif.




Milton Ulladulla
Local and Family History Site

The Milton Ulladulla district is on the NSW South Coast, being part of the city of Shoalhaven. Captain Cook first saw Aboriginals on our beaches in 1770. The first white Settler was Rev Thomas Kendall in 1828 who started cedar cutting at Narrawallee Creek near Milton. Ulladulla was known as Nulladulla - meaning safe harbour.

Pioneer Records
Baptisms - Nelligen 1859 - 1920s.
Name...Bap Date...Birth Date...Father...Mother
Researched & Indexed by Cathy Dunn Dec 1998

LATTA,Charles Misethre 25.4. 1875 30 .3. 1875 William Elizabeth
LATTA,James Gibson 11.1.1874 6 .12.1873 William Elizabeth
LATTA,John 18.8.1872 3 .6. 1872 William Eliazbeth

Milton Ulladulla Cemeteries
Sandridge Cemetery Burials Pre 1900

LATTA nee LINDSAY, Janet 9 Oct 1896 Meth UM

Sandridge Cemetery Mollymook
Church of England Section B

LATTA, Emily.

Milton War Memorial - WWI

The Milton Ulladulla Districtís War memorial is found at Milton Memorial Park, on the corner of Princes Highway and Thomas Street Milton, opposite Milton Primary School. Transcription by Cathy Dunn, one distinguishing feature on the memorial is that the names of the servicemen and women included their rank and are so listed, with KIA over-ranking them all. PVT. is used to abbreviate Private in WW1, whilst the correct abbreviation PTE is used for the WW2 servicemen. Spelling and order of names as found.

LATTA J.J. SGT. ## John James Latta
LATTA R.G. PVT. ## Robert Gibson Latta
LATTA A.H. L/CPL. Arthur Henry Latta
LATTA B.R. PVT. Bertie Roy Latta

John James Latta

Serial Number and Rank 3525A, SGT
Birth Milton 1890/21787
Parents James Latta and Rosetta Thomas
Enlisted Ulladulla 22 September 1915
Next of Kin Wife. Ellen Latta of Lismore

Ellen Gumley (born Milton) March 1910 Bangalow. 1910/1115 Byron Bay.
Service 54th Battalion
Death DOW 19 November 1916
Burial Heilly Station Cemetery France
Honour Rolls

Kendall Cottage Memorial
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Methodist Church
Milton Congregational
Yatte Yattah Community

Brothers - Arthur Henry Latta, Bertie Roy Latta & Robert Gisbon Latta.

Robert Gibson Latta

Serial Number and Rank 3181, Private
Birth Milton 1894/21065
Parents James Latta and Rosetta Thomas
Enlisted Ulladulla 7 November 1916
Next of Kin F. James Latta
Service 45th Battalion
Death DOW 2 April 1918
Burial Etaples Military Cemetery Pas de Calais France
Honour Rolls

Kendall Cottage Memorial
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Methodist Church
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Congregational

Brother - Arthur Henry Latta, John James Latta and Bertie Roy Latta. Robert Gibson Latta served with his cousin Robert Joseph Backhouse in 45th Battalion

Arthur Henry Latta

Serial Number and Rank 2478, L/CPL - PTE
Birth Milton 1896/32270
Parents James Latta and Rosetta Thomas
Enlisted 13 May 1915
Service 4th Battalion
Marriage Florence Higgins 1922 Milton
War Record RTA 12 May 1918
Honour Rolls

RSL Honour Roll
Milton Methodist
Milton Town Memorial
Yatte Yattah Community
Notes Brother to Bertie Roy, John James and Robert Gibson Latta

Bertie Roy Latta

Serial Number and Rank 2586, Private
Birth Ulladulla 1892/22542 Milton
Parents James Latta and Rosetta Thomas
Enlisted 21 September 1916
Service 39th Battalion
Death 8 September 1952
War Record RTA 3 January 1919
Honour Rolls

RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
His name does appear on the
Congregational Church Honour Roll as like his two brothers.

Brothers - John James Latta and Robert Gisbon Latta both who were KIA. Other brother Arthur Henry Latta served in the 4th Battalion. Served with John William Sperring and Thomas Duffy in the 39th Battalion.

Stanley Cylde Latta

Serial Number and Rank Unknown unable to find
Birth 23 May 1885 Batemans Bay 1885/19180 Moruya
Parents William and Elizabeth Latta nee Backhouse
Enlisted Unknown
Marriage Beatrice Madeline Palmer 13 May 1907 Sydney
Death 30 August 1959
Honour Rolls Milton Methodist (S Latta)

Stanley Cylde Latta is the only S Latta, with any connection with the Milton Ulladulla region. No record could be found for any S Latta in WWI records.

Milton Ulladulla Burials 1901

LATTA, David. # 26 June 1901 57 years Sandridge M/A? Unmarked

Milton Ulladulla & Surrounds Births 1900

LATTA, Gertrude 1900 Ulladulla James LATTA & Rosetta THOMAS #

Pioneer Records
1911 Burials

SC - Sandridge Cemetery Mollymook

23 Dec 1911 Ulladulla SC M/A5/5 John LATTA

Church of England Marriages 1880 - 1889


Church of England Marriages 1890 - 1899


Message Board Post:

I am having quite a bit of luck with my ancestors in Australia because Victoria is so small. I have found a wonderful book. It is called People and Places, Western Victoria 1854-1865, from the diary of Augustus Bostock.

William Latta, c 1818, Donegal. (The man who suicided in 1876 at Grassmere near Warrnambool) was Augustus Bostock neighbor and had land next door. Augustus's diary has multiple references to our ancestor, William Latta and strangely enough the family that his son, John married into after his father died. John Latta married my Great Grandmother, Grace. Her family was Parker and her mother's family were Lindsays. They are all referred to quite frequently in the book.

The Diary eg
Went to see Latta and Doy about building the bridge. (The bridge was required for them all to access parts of the road to Warrnambool)

Thrashing machine came to Lattas. (It seems Latta grew wheat and raised beef etc and sent some of the food to the miners at the Goldfields. This was a very significant period of gold mining in Australia.)