197. Ezra LATHAM Jr.
was born on Nov 5 1811 in Northfield, , Vt. He died on Feb 16 1870 in Lena,
, Il. He was buried in Lena, , Il. Ezra Jr. was born in Vermont but left the
Green Mountain state for
early life and later married at Rockford, Ill. to Nancy Andrews, a
of Ohio. In 1838 he removed to Illinois and was one of the first
of Jo Daviess county. Soon afterward he built a sawmill, which he
operated for a number of years engaging in the manufacture of lumber.
also oped up a new farm, entering some land from the government and
purchasing other tracts until he was the owner of four hundred acres,
constituting a very valuable property. He was by trade a carpenter and
joiner and also followed that pursuit for some years. His last days
spent in Jo Daviess county, but his wife afterward removed to Lena,
her death occured. (From History Of Jo Daviess County - taken from
A. Latham biography).
Another source (my brother Robert) has Ezra & Nancy being married at
Rockport, Euclid Township, Cayahoga County, Ohio. Robert also
death date of 2-16-1870 from Latham family bible and his tombstone at
Lena, Illinois. He gives place of death of Howardsville (no longer an
incorporated town), just west of Lena, Il..
From History of Jo Daviess County, Ward's Grove chapter.: Ezra
who built a saw mill at the headwaters of Yellow Creek in the
part of the township, in 1839.
He was married to Nancy A. ANDREWS on Nov 4
1838. Nancy A. ANDREWS
(6) was born on Feb 25 1817 in Rockport, Cayahoga, Ohio. She died
on Oct 24 1881 in Lena, , Il. She was buried in Lena, , Il. Ezra LATHAM Jr.
and Nancy A. ANDREWS had the following children:
210 i. Mary LATHAM was born on Apr 17 1839.
+211 ii. Harvey E. LATHAM.
+212 iii. Frank A. LATHAM.
+213 iv. Milton Delancy LATHAM.
214 v. Ellen C LATHAM was born on Jun 22 1851.
+215 vi. Chester H. LATHAM Dr..
216 vii. Eva A. LATHAM(6) was born on Nov 4 1860.
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