Samuel LATTA (1719 -1813) is Alex’s 7th Great Grandfather, one of 256 in this generation of the Miner line.
Samuel Latta was born in Londonderry, Ireland about 1719. His brother James also immigrated, see his story on my [Original LATTA] page. He married Mary McCOBB in Ireland. Samuel died in 1813 in Washington, Pennsylvania. See Crawford, Pennsylvania for details
Mary McCobb was born about 1719. Her parents were William McCOBB and Mary GLENN. She was sister of emigrants James McCobb. and Jane McClaghry.
Children of Samuel and Mary:
Airsty, Donegal, Ireland
|[___?___]||Near Genesee NY|
|2.||William L LATTA||1757
|Near Genesee NY|
|5.||Mary Latta||Ireland||Robert Glenn
Airsty, Donegal, Ireland
Samuel Latta’s grandfather was born about 1652. At the time of the battle of the Boyne, July 12, 1690, he lived near Donegal, Ireland. Was a man of wealth. He was a Protestant, but had Catholic cowboys. When Catholic King James II, defeated, hungry, army passed through that part of the country, the cowboys drove all the live stock into the mountains. When the army had passed they drove the live stock back again. I do not know his name, but was told he was my ancestor. He was Scotch or Scotch descent.
Frank F. Latta, family 22, said there was a tradition in his family that several Latta brothers and their sons ran a flouring mill at Donegal and Londonderry, Ireland. They owned a couple of small schooners and delivered the flour around the British Isles and sometimes across the channel to the continent. About the middle of the 18th century they decided to bring a ship load of flour to America. Five brothers and a small crew brought the flour to the Atlantic coast where it was disposed of. Three of the brothers stated here. A few years later five more brothers, and probably cousins, came to America to stay. “The above, in substance, is confirmed by Emmet G. Latta, family 50, who wrote a short history of this branch. The descendants of Samuel say there were four or five brothers. The descendants of 1 James knew the names of only two brothers, James and Samuel. The descendants of Samuel say there were four or five brothers. The descendants of Moses knew only that he came from the North of Ireland with two brothers, James and Samuel. Moses died when his children were young: they knew but little about him. The descendants of James and Samuel have always known each other, but had no knowledge of Moses or any other brothers, but Emmit G. Latta found some of the descendants of Moses. He thought that one or two generations were skipped between 1 James and 2 James. As there is a question as to the date of birth of 1 James, some members of branch No. 3 believe that 1 James must have been born about 1716, which would make him 32 years of age when his son, 2 James was born. They think that 1 James was of branch No. 3, and that he was born between 3 Moses and 4 Samuel, of branch No. 3. Members of branch No. 3 lived at Wallkill, N.Y. about the time of 1 James, above, branch No. 4. Latta Branch 4 – 1 JAMES (1) LATTA,
In a book entitled “Calendar of Wills,” on file in the office of Clerk and Recorder of Court of Appeals, of County Clerk, Albany, N.Y. and Secretary of State, 1626-1836, is found the following:
“McCobb, James of Handover Prect., Ulster Co. Merchant. Wife Jane. Daughters Elizabeth, Mary, and Jane [wife of] James McClaghry, Jr.
Father William McCOBB in Ireland. Samuel son John Finley. George son of Alexander Trimble. James Latta, Trustees James Wilkins and Thomas Beatty of the New Walkill meeting house. Father-in-law Patrick McClaghry. Real and Personal estate. Executors the wife, George Clinton , and James Buckley.
Witnesses Robert McCuchen, Andrew Willson and James McClaughry, yeomen. “This book gives a number of Wills, of which this Will is No. 1181. It also says “(M73) 1774, June 23, September 19.”
In N.Y. Historical Society, Vol. 8, p. 204, abstract of Wills, “James McCobb, Handover, Ulster Co. leaves to James Latta £20, Moses Latta £5. These were sons of Samuel LATTA and Mary McCOBB, mentioned above. I do not see why Moses Latta was not mentioned in the “Calendar of Wills”.
In Branch No. 4, James (2) Latta settled at Walkill, N.Y. as early as 1772, and married there in 1773. His two brothers were Samuel and Moses. He had a son William, and a daughter Mary. These names are all found in branch No. 3, above, as the children of Samuel LATTA and Mary McCOBB.
When Mary, daughter of James (2) Latta, in branch 4, sought refuge in Geneseo, N.Y. during the War of 1812, when the British burned them out, what was more natural than she went to her relatives. In branch No. 3, the children of Samuel LATTA and Mary McCOBB lived there or near there, at the same time. George Clinton (wiki?) of the Will was evidently a trusted friend of James McCobb as he made George Clinton one of his executors. In branch No. 4 James (2) Latta had a warm friend in George Clinton, because he named a son after him. These are more than co-incidences.
1. Samuel Latta Jr.
Samuel Latta Jr. came to America. Lived near Genesee, NY This is also the area of New York that Branch 4 & 13 of the Latta family tree can be found.
Children of Samuel and [__?__]
four of his sons born at Donegal, Ireland.
i. Moses Latta No history (Look at Branch 4)
ii. James Latta 163 JAMES (5) No history (Look at Branch 4)
iii. William Latta No history (Look at Branch 13, I think Branch 13 & 4 might also tie) (Robert H. Latta recorded him as a Physician who lived at Chillicothe, Ohio. I think he was talking of 51 William (6) Latta of this branch.)
iv. Samuel Latta No history (Look at Branch 4)
v. John Latta No history (This 166 John (5) Latta could have been a typo, Robert never recorded a John in this line)
2. William L LATTA (See his page)
4. James Latta
James also lived near Genesee, NY.
Child of James
5. Mary Latta
Mary died at age of 100 years.
Mary’s husband Robert Glenn was born in in Ireland
Her daughter Margaret was born in 1805, married William McCobb and came to America in 1837. Had at least one child, Thomas J. B. in 1825. He wrote, “There was a family descended from Mungo Latta, that the McCobbs and Glenn’s were connected. One daughter married Samuel Campbell.
Alan McCobb, the McCobb family historian, has seen other sites that say that Mary’s parents, Samuel Latta and Mary McCobb married in 1754.