Biography of Joseph A. Lattin
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Joseph A. Lattin was a native of Dutches county and was a farmer in that region. In June, 1832, he came to the town of Barre (now Albion), and occupied the farm now owned by his son, William H. Lattin. The wife of Joseph A. Lattin was Polly Wright, to whom he was married in Dutchess county. Six of their children came to this county and were as follows: Sarah Maria, who married William R. Launt, and is now dead; William Holmes, of Albion; Joseph Wright, of Barre; John Henry, of Carlton; Elijah B., of Gaines, and Mary Naomi, who married William R. Launt (his second wife). Joseph Lattin died in Barre in 1875, aged 73 years. His wife died in 1861. William Holmes Lattin was born in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess county, July 10, 1824. and was eight years old when his father settled in Barre. He lived at home until his marriage and then moved to Gaines where he was a farmer for ten years. At the end of that time he moved to the old home farm which he purchased from his father and upon which he has ever since lived. On December 26, 1853, Mr. Lattin was married to Mary Elizabeth Wilson, of Gaines. They have three children: Henry Wilson, a physician; Mary Louise, and Naomi. Solomon Wilson was a native of Orange county and came when a young man to the town of Gaines. He was a miller, and purchased from John Proctor the old grist mill on Otter creek. Mr. Wilson was an energetic man, and was poor when he came to this locality. Besides the mill he purchased 100 acres of land; and still later another hundred acres; but he was taken away during young manhood, dying at the age of thirty three. His wife, whom he married in Gaines, was Clarissa Drake. and by her he had four children: Mortimer, who died at twenty; Mary E., who married William H. Lattin: Henry Drake, who died at seventeen, and Edwin, who died in Albion.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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