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Source:
Pioneer Period and Pioneer People of Fairfield Co., Ohio.
by C. M. L. Wiseman
Publ. F. J. Heer Printing Co., Columbus, O.  1901

Transcribed by Sharon Wick

PIONEER FAMILIES
pg. 70

     SOME BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS OF THE STURGEON, WILSON AND LATTA FAMILIES,
ONCE VERY PROMINENT IN LANCASTER.

STURGEON

MARRIAGES

    THOMAS STURGEON and Jane McEwen were married November 1, 1796.
     Effa Sturgeon and Dr. James Wilson were married July 5, 1814

BIRTHS.

     Thomas Sturgeon, born February 2, 1772.
     Jane McEwen, born April 11, 1774.
     [Both came from Dauphin County, Penn., in 1800]
     Effia Sturgeon, born January 3, 1798
     Richland McEwen Sturgeon, born Jan. 1, 1800.
     Jane Maria Sturgeon, born April 17, 1802.
     Robert Sturgeon, born Mar. 29, 1805.
     Brice J. Sterret Sturgeon, born Dec. 5, 1810.
     Timothy Sturgeon
, born October 29, 1812.

DEATHS
 

     Jane Maria Sturgeon, died January 25, 1822.
     Timothy Sturgeon
, died June 10, 1823.
     Robert McEwen Sturgeon,
died March 11, 1827.
     Thomas Sturgeon, died January 19, 1828.
     Jane McEwen Sturgeon, died November 9, 1843.
     Brice J. Sterret Sturgeon
, died November 10, 1843.

     Thomas Sturgeon  

     Thomas Sturgeon, whose family makes this record, was an uncle of the present Thomas Sturgeon.  He kept tavern until 1824 in the old brick house, now occupied in part by Dr. Silbaugh.  Brice J. Sterret, whose name appears, must have been a relative.  He owned the section of land east of Maple street.  He returned to Pennsylvania in 1820 and died there.

WILSON
[RECORDS FROM DR. JAMES WILSON'S BIBLE]

BIRTHS:

     James Wilson, born September 25, 1780, in Loudon County, Virginia.
     Effia Wilson, born January 3, 1798, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County.
     Maria Elizabeth Wilson, born September 2, 1815, 3 p.m.
     Jane Amanda Wilson, born January 22, 1821, at 10 p.m.
     James S. Wilson, born March 14, 1823, 6 p.m.

DEATHS:

     John Alexander Wilson departed this life August 25, A. D. 1820, aged 1 year, 7 months, 18 days.
     Jane Amanda Wilson departed this life May 31, 1822, aged 1 year, 4 months and 9 days.
     Dr. James Wilson departed this life September 28, 1823, aged 43 years and 2 days.
     Maria E. Bull departed this life June 11, 1837.
     James Wilson departed this life October 26, 1849.

MARRIAGES:

     Dr. James Wilson was married to Effia Sturgeon, July 5, 1814.
     Maria E. Wilson was married to George F. Bull, January 3, 1836.
     Dr. James Wilson died in the prime of life.  But he had achieved a reputation and was one of the leading citizens of Lancaster long before the date of his death.  His daughter, Maria, was an accomplished woman, and died about one year after her marriage to George F. Bull.
     John Latta
was born September 9, 1783, in Westfield county, Ohio.
     Jane Latta was born January 17, 1828, at 9 p.m., Lancaster, Ohio.
     Elizabeth T. Smith was born August 3, 1829.
     John Latta was a descendant of William Latta, of Revolutionary fame, who took his Bible and gun and went into the Revolutionary war and fought and preached.  This bit of history was given me by a member of his family.
     John Lattaq was one of the distinguished old-time merchants of Lancaster, a man of character and ability.

LATTA

BIRTHS:

     Born on Saturday morning at 6 o'clock, January 31, 1852, John Latta, son of Wm. and Elizabeth T. Latta.
    
Born on Tuesday evening, January 24, 1854, at 8 o'clock, James White Latta, son of William and Elizabeth T. Latta.
    
Born on Tuesday evening, August 17, 1858, at 10 o'clock, Katharine Latta, daughter of William and Elizabeth T. Latta.
    
Born on Wednesday evening, Nov. 21, 1860, at 8 o'clock, Elizabeth Latta, daughter of William and Elizabeth T. Latta.
    
Born on Friday at 3 o'clock p.m., September 11, 1868, Morton Brazee Latta, son of William and Elizabeth T. Latta, Lancaster, Ohio.
     James H. Smith, father of Mrs. E. T. Latta, was one of a distinguished pioneer family.  He was a merchant in partnership with his brother-in-law, Tunis Cox.  They married sisters, daughters of the Rev. William White.  Smith died about the year 1835.  His widow married Joseph Grubb, then a prominent Lancaster man.

MARRIAGES:

     John  Latta and Effia Wilson were married December 2, 1824.
     William Latta, son of John and Effia Latta, and Elizabeth Tacy Smith, daughter of James H. and Elizabeth Smith, were married December 10, 1850, Lancaster, Ohio.

DEATHS:

     John Latta died on Sunday, the 8th day of March, 1846, at 2 P.M.
     Effia Latta died July 15, 1828, at 5 A. M., Tuesday.
     Jane Latta died on Sunday, February 24, 1828.
     William Latta died on Friday, the 13th day of November, 1874, at 6:30 o'clock A. M., aged 49 years, 9 months and 28 days.

 

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