Robert Henry Latta was a
Denver attorney and amateur genealogist who
made a lifelong study of Latta families in
America. At his death, 27 April 1940, he
had identified forty-nine distinct
branches. Born in Boston in 1852, Robert
Latta took his mother's surname. Initially
a printer by trade, he moved to Denver in
1881, where he studied law and was admitted
to the bar in 1886. He married Sarah Olivia
Myers in Mexia TX in 1891.
Robert H. Latta carried on an extensive correspondence with persons named Latta from whose letters he compiled his forty-nine branches. At his death his work was willed to the Library of Congress, where it is housed in the rare book collection. It consists of approximately a dozen loose-leaf notebooks containing typewritten narratives of the various branches. Several of the notebooks contain indices, a correspondence journal, newspaper clippings and a few transcribed documents such as wills and land patents.
|ROBERT H. LATTA'S WORK CONTINUES|
George P. Latta obtained copies of all
of Robert H. Latta's work and transcribed
everything to computer. Now, we are in the
process of updating and expanding upon
RHL's work, and have recently discovered
Branches Fifty and Fifty-one.
We would like any additions, corrections or updates (with documentation) that you can supply. You can send your information to the Branch Captain listed in the Branch Files. If there is no Branch Captain listed for a branch, please send your information to the webmaster, Sue Lattea Cox, at firstname.lastname@example.org
|KEN MUELLER, BERYL REDFORD, and SUE COX|
Latta Genealogy Newsletter
is a joint venture. Ken
Mueller, Beryl Redfield and Sue Cox devote a major
portion of their time to accumulating,
sorting, analyzing and classifying the
family information sent to them by our
readers. Building on the work of George
Latta and the late Paul Calhoun, Ken
edits/publishes the newsletter,
Beryl acts as Secretary/ Treasurer,
coordinates the membership list and
collects fees for subscriptions, and
Sue acts as Branch Captain
Coordinator, coordinating information
from our Branch Captains, and
maintaining and updating our website.
Coordinator of the Northern Ireland
Research project works with
researchers in Northern Ireland for
further our search in that area. The Latta Genealogy
Society is collecting information about
the Latta family in Northern Ireland and
have contacted a researcher in Northern
Ireland to research the Latta name there.
If you would like to contribute to this
venture, please send a donation to
Beryl Redfield, and mark it "Northern
Please send your membership donations to: Beryl Redfield, Treasurer, Latta Genealogy Society, 4281 Winfield R., Taylorsville, Utah 84123-2344, Bredf331@comcast.net. You can also use our PayPal account to become a member of our organization and receive our Newsletter.