William Scarlett Latta

Male18 June 1821–16 December 1911

Brief Life History of William Scarlett

When William Scarlett Latta was born on 18 June 1821, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Henry Latta, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Sarah Scarlett, was 35. He married Olive Bernetta Throgmorton on 16 November 1842, in Henry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Pollard, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 16 December 1911, in Piggott, Clay, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Pollard, Clay, Arkansas, United States.

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William Scarlett Latta
Olive Bernetta Throgmorton
Marriage: 16 November 1842
John Henry Latta
Andy S. Latta
Susan Scarlett Latta
Joseph Jerome Latta
Amanda Ellen Latta
William James Latta
Mary Ellen Latta
Thomas Franklin Latta
Sarah Berneta Latta
Annie Elizabeth Latta
Martha Belle Latta
Ella Jane Latta

Sources (13)

  • William S Latta in household of Billie J Latta, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm Latta, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • William Scarlett Latta, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    16 November 1842Henry, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 9

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


    Age 25

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Lawtie, a nickname from Older Scots lautee (Anglo-Norman French leauté, lauté) ‘honesty, loyalty’.

    Polish: unexplained. This surname is also found in Germany.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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