Latson Family

Our family lived in Darien in the 1850 Census:
1850 Census: Film 432-507 Page 321 The Town of Darien, Co. of Genesee, New
York. July ___?__3 days.
35-35 James J. Latson 31 yrs. born NY Shoemaker
Charlotte Latson      28 yrs. born NY
Julia E. Latson       07 yrs. born NY (should be Emerline)
William A. Latson     04 yrs. born NY
Mary H. Latson        02 yrs. born NY
Harriet E. Latson     3/12    born NY
other children:
1852-Sarah A. Latson was born NY (Darien, Genesee Co. NY)
1855-twins-Franklyn James & Francis Latson were born December 22, 1855
Auburn, Indiana
Joel H. Latson born    March  1858 Auburn, Indiana
 

James parents were William & Hannah (Valleau)Latson Thomas.
I am trying to find information about William Latson. His first child Mary
Ann (Latson) Walsworth was born 1803 NY.  I was told William was in the war
of 1812.
Children of William Latson & Hannah (Valleau) Latson Thomas are:
Mary Ann b. 1803 NY (married Levi Walsworth)
Stephen  b. 1807 NY (married Abigal)
Sarah A. b. 1812 NY (married Daniel A. Altenburg)
James J. b. June 2, 1819 NY (married Charlotte Rowley)
Cynthia  b. August 29, 1820 NY(need to prove) married John Symonds)
Hannah   b. August 09, 1824 NY(married William Valleau)(Moved to Auburn, Indiana with brother James J.
& her mother Hannah Thomas. between 1852-1855).
Isaac? (need to prove)
They all lived in Auburn,DeKalb Co., Indiana.
 

The Latson children are back row:
 Joel Latson-Francis Latson-Franklyn Latson-?
 1st. row ?-?.

The James & Charlotte Latson Family picture names are:
back row: ?-Francis-Franklyn-Alda-Joel
1st row: ?-?-James-Charlotte (Rowley)-William-?

Virginia Smith 10753 Orban Rd. Grass Lake, Michigan 49240
email me at-  tvirman@sbcglobal.net
A copy of the pictures were given to me by Jean Margaret Sackrider, a 1st.
cousin.

------WILL ----

JOHN THOMAS OF DARIEN, GENESEE CO. NY WILL

John Thomas was married to Hannah (Valleau) Latson when he died. It was his second marriage. His first wife was Sophia. William Latson was Hannah's first husband. Late of the Town of Darien in said County Deceased Genesee County (JP-?):

Thomas Riddle of the Town of Darien in said county, being duly sworn doth depose and say, that he received the instrument in writing bearing date the Eighteenth day of June Eighteen hundred and Fifty two, purporting to be the last will and testament of JOHN THOMAS deceased, from the said: John Thomas immediately after the same was executed. That the said instrument remained in the custody of said deponent until he delivered the same to Stoughton Stickney, who brought the same to the office of the County Judge of the said County of Genesee, where the same was deposited for Probate, and that whilst the said instrument remained in his custody, the same was in no respect altered or changed.
Subscribed and Sworn this 29th day of November 1852 before me.

Thomas Riddle
Edgar C. Dibble Judge of Genesee County
County of Genesee Surrogated Court
In the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of John Thomas late of the Town of Darien in said County Deceased Genesee County (JP ?): Stoughton Stickney of the Town of Darien in said County, being duly sworn doth depose and say that he received the instrument in writing bearing date the eighteenth day of June eighteen hundred and fifty two, purporting to be the Last Will and testament of John Thomas deceased, from Thomas Riddle on or about the first day of October after the same was executed. That the said instrument remained in the custody of this deponent until he brought the same to the office of the County Judge of the said County of Genesee, where the same was deposited for Probate, and that whilst the said instrument remained in his custody, the same was in no respect altered or changed.
Subscribed and Sworn this 29th day of November 1852 before me.
Stoughton Stickney
Edgar C. Dibble
Judge of Genesee County County of Genesee Surrogated Court (JP?):
Be it remembered that at a Surrogated Court held at Batavia in and for the County of Genesee on the Twenty ninth day of November 1852 before the Honorable Edgar C. Dibble County Judge, the Last Will and Testament of John Thomas late of the Town of Darien in said County deceased of which the preceding record is a true copy, was admitted to be proved and recorded as a will of real and personal estate, after citation to the heirs and next of kin to the said deceased, had been issued, served, returned and filed according to the law requiring them to appear before the County Judge to attend the proof of the said will and after the return and filing of the said citation with proof of the due service thereof. The said will was produced in the said court before the said County Judge and the preceeding depositions of witnesses following the record of said will were taken to establish the genuineness and validity of the said will for the purpose of having the same proved and recorded as a will of real and personal estate. And I do hereby certify the preceeding to be a true record of the Last Will and Testament of the Last Will and Testament of the said John Thomas deceased together with the proofs, proceedings and examination had and taken therein on admitting the same to be proved and recorded as a will of real and personal estate, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided, and that the same were recorded and examined and the record is hereby signed and certified by me this Twenty ninth day of November, 1852.
Edgar C. Dibble
County Judge and Surrogate of the County of Genesee

I John Thomas of Darien in the County of Genesee and state of New York of the age of seventy one years and being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare that my Last Will and Testament in the manner following - I give and bequeath unto my wife Hannah, my household goods and furniture - excepting and reserving therefrom the goods and furniture belonging to me previous to my marriage to my said wife Hannah - also I further give and bequeath unto my said wife Hannah, the sum of Two hundred and Fifty dollars, or one half of one third part of what my real estate may sell for should the same be sold in order to pay legacies - to be accepted and received by her in lieu of dowery - payable in the course of one year after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my daughters, Cyrenia, wife of Ethan Sanders, and Sophronia, wife of Stoughton Stickney, the sum of one hundred dollars cash payable in two years from my decease. I give and bequeath unto my other daughter, Volucia, the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars payable within the term of two years from my decease.
I further give and bequeath unto my said three daughters, the household goods and furniture owned by me before my marriage with my said wife Hannah, to be divided equally between them share and share alike.
I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my peronal estate goods and chattels of what nature or kind the same may be to my two sons John and George, to be divided equally between them, share and share alike. I further give and divide to my said sons, John and George, their heirs and assigned, my real estate consisting of the home farm and being part of Lot number Twenty Six in the Eleventh Township and Third Range, containing seventy five acres be the same more or less. Also part of Lot number Thirty three in said Township and Range containing twenty five acres be the same more or less being the north half of fifty acres deeded to me by the Farmers Loan and Trust Company together with all the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. To have and to hold the presented above described to the said John Thomas and George Thomas, their heirs and assigned forever. Subject to, and chargeable with the payment of the legacy to my said wife Hannah. Should she accept the same in lieu of dowery and the legacies or sums given to my said daughters Cyrenia, Sophronia and Volucia. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son-in-law Stoughton Stickney Executor of this my last will and testament.
And lastly I will and ordain, that the executor of this my last will and testament for the purpose of paying the legacies or sums of money herein before bequeathed - should the same or any part thereof remain unpaid, or not be otherwise satisfactorily discharged by my said sons John and George, shall with all convenient speed, after two years from my decease bargain, sell and alien in fee simple my real estate herein before decided to my said sons John and George for the doing, executing and perfect finishing whereof, I do by these presents give to my said executor and his executor or executors full power and authority to grant alien, bargain, sell, _________ and assure the same to any person or persons, and their heirs forever in fee simple, by all and every such lawful ways and means in the law, as to my paid executor, or his executors shall deem fit or necessary. And after paying the said sum or legacies and the necessary expense of the sale the residue to be paid to and equally divided between my said sons John and George. In witness whereof i have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eighteenth day of June One Thousand Eight hundred and Fifty two.

John Thomas (S.S.)
The above instrument consisting of this half sheet was at the date thereof declared to us by John Thomas, the Testator therein mentioned to be his Last Will and Testament, and at the same time at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each of us have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses and that the said testator signed and sealed the same.

Thomas Riddle Darien Genesee Co.

Horace ? Chapin Darien Genesee Co.
County of Genesee Surrogated Court
In the matter of proving the Last Will and Testament of John Thomas late of the Town of Darien in the County of Genesee
Deceased County of Genesee (JP?):
Thomas Riddle and Horace ? Chapin of the Town of Darien in the County of Genesee aforesaid, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, that they are subscribing witnesses to the Last Will and Testament of John Thomas, late of the Town of Darien in the County of Genesee, aforesaid deceased. And these deponents further say that the said John Thomas, the said testator, did in the presence of these deponents subscribe his name at the end of the instrument which is now shown and exhibited to these deponents and which purported to be the Last Will and Testament of the said John Thomas and which heard date on the Eighteenth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and fifty two and these deponents further say that the said testator, did, at the said time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, at the end of the said will, declare the said instrument so subscribed and now exhibited, to be his last will and testament; and these deponents did thereupon subscribe their names at the end of said will, as attesting witnesses thereto, in the presence and at the request of said testator. And these deponents further say that at the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the last Will as aforesaid, and at the time of these deponents subscribing their names as attesting witnesses thereto as aforesaid. The said testator was sound of mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint. And that the said will now appears in all respects as when so executed, without any alteration whatsoever.

Thomas Riddle
Subscribed and Sworn this 29th day of November 1852 before me Horace ? Chapin
Edgar C. Dibble Judge of Genesee County
County of Genesee Surrogated Court
In the matter of proving the Last Will and Testament of John Thomas.
Ordered from Sampubco 12/2001-by Virginia M. Smith of Grass Lake, Michigan. Written out by Dolores E. Radford of Kokomo, Indiana

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN THOMAS born: about 1781 New York died: September 20, 1852 Darien, Genesee co. NY Age 71 6m 17d (Stone down)
Wife: SOPHIA born: about 1781 died: November 3, 1833 Darien, Genesee Co. NY age 52 Both buried in Darien Cemetery Town of Darien Genesee co. NY Located on the north side of US route 20, (Broadway) 1/2 mile west of NY Route 238-Some of the children's dates are also listed on your Cemetery Records for Darien. Children of John Thomas & Sophia are:
1.CYRENIA THOMAS (Ethan Sanders), 2. JOHN THOMAS 3. SOPHRINIA THOMAS (Stoughton Stickney) 4. VOLUCIA THOMAS 5. LOUISA 6. GEORGE THOMAS.

The following is the 1850 census for Darien: Hannah Thomas son, James J. Latson lived near her and her daughter Hannah Valleau (Wm. Vallleau) lived with her & John Thomas. In 1854, Hannah "Valleau" Latson Thomas moved to Auburn, Indiana with her children. Hannah maiden name was Valleau and her daughter Hannah Latson married a William Valleau. A little confusing.
Found 2/1997
1850 Census 432-507 Film 055 M432-507 Pg. 321 The Town of Darien, Co. of Genesee New York July ___3rd. day 1850
35-35
James J. Latson Shoemaker 31 b. NY
Charlotte (wife) 28 b. NY
Julia E. age 7 b. NY (Emerline)
William A. 4 b. NY
Mary H. 2 b. NY
Harriet E. 3/12 b. NY

same page 161 38-38-1850 Census Darien, NY
John Thomas 69 b. NY
Hannah Thomas 63 b. NY
George Thomas 26 b. NY
Hannah Valleau 25 b. NY
Mary H. Valleau 2 b. NY
Ann Thomas 22 b. England
Wm. Thomas 2 b. NY

Children of William Latson & Hannah "Valleau" Latson:1. Mary Ann (Levi Walsworth 2. Stephen (Abigal) 3. Sarah A. (Daniel A. Altenburg), 4.James J. (Charlotte W. Rowley) 5. Cynthia (John Symonds) (still need proof) 6. Hannah (Wm. Valleau).

Compiler: Virginia M. Smith, 423 Lockwood, Jackson, Michigan 49203
email: mintway88@comcast.net

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