First Thanksgiving Connection…

James Chilton was born in 1562 in Kent, England. He died 8 December 1620 on the Mayflower, which was by then anchored off Provincetown Harbor. James married Susanna Furner in 1584 in Kent. Susanna was born 5 November 1573 in Kent. She died 21 January 1621 in Plymouth. James Chilton, his wife, and their youngest daughter Mary came on the Mayflower in 1620.  James was probably the oldest passenger, age 64.

 Mary Chilton was born 31 May 1607 in Kent, England. She died 11 May 1669 in Boston, Massachusetts. Mary married John B. Winslow on 12 October 1624 in Plymouth. John was born 16 April 1597 in Worcestershire, England to Edward Winslow and Magdelene Oliver. He died 21 May 1674 in Boston, Massachusetts. John came over on the Fortune in 1621. Mary is said to be the first Pilgrim to step off the Mayflower onto Plymouth Rock.

"The Landing of the Pilgrims" painted by Henry Bacon in 1877 (this is on exhibit at the Pilgrim Hall Museum)

“The Landing of the Pilgrims” painted by Henry Bacon in 1877
(this is on exhibit at the Pilgrim Hall Museum)

Susanna Winslow was born about 1629 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died 14 November 1685 in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Susanna married Robert Latham in 1649 in Plymouth. Robert was born 10 November 1613 in Bridgewater to William Latham and Elizabeth Newman. He died 14 November 1685 in East Bridgewater. Robert was a Constable in Bridgewater by 1674.

 James Latham was born in 1659 in Plymouth. He died 6 February 1738 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. James married Deliverance Alger on 10 April 1690 in East Bridgewater. Deliverance was born in 1669 in Bridgewater to Thomas Alger and Elizabeth Packard. She died 1 January 1749 in East Bridgewater.  

 Thomas Latham was born 30 July 1693 in Bridgewater. He died in 1769 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Thomas married Deborah Harden on 19 March 1712 in Bridgewater. Deborah was born 29 July 1694 in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. She died on 5 September 1732 in Bridgewater. Thomas was a millwright.

 Cornelius Latham was born in 1720 in Prince William County, Virginia. He died in 1800 in Randolph County, North Carolina. Cornelius married Mary Horton. Mary was born in 1697 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. She died in 1737 in Virginia.

 John Latham I was born in 1748 in Prince William County, Virginia. He died in January 1818 in Randolph County, North Carolina. John married Susannah Henderson in 1770 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Susannah was born 2 October 1744 in Green County, North Carolina. She died 10 September 1799 in Grainger County, Tennessee.

 John Latham II was born in 1762 in Beaufort County. North Carolina. He died in 1838 in Shelby County, Texas. John married Mary Susan Andrews in 1782 in North Carolina. Mary Susan was born in 1770 in North Carolina. She died about 1842 in Shelby County, Texas. John II owned and operated a ferry on the Sabine River.

 John Latham III was born in 1790 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. He died in 1855 in Shelby County, Texas. John married, 1st, Marquerita Rosalie Sims in 1807 in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Marquerita was born in 1791 in Ayish Bayou, Texas to Richard Sims and Maria de la Concepcion Perez. Marquerita died in 1842 in Shelby County, Texas. John III and Marquerita were the first Anglo settlers in Shelby County, Texas.

 Samuel Houston Latham was born in 1836 in Shelby County, Texas. He died 27 June 1862 in Corinth, Mississippi. Houston and his younger brother Stephen were both Civil War casualties. Houston married Rebecca Faye Payne in 1855 in Shelby County. Rebecca was born 13 October 1838 in Shelby County to John Clinton Payne and Nancy Elizabeth White. Rebecca died 17 May 1918 in Shelby County. She never remarried.

 William Alvin Latham was born 24 January 1858 in Shelby County, Texas. He died on 18 July 1918 in Shelby County. Alvin married Mary Josephine Holt in 1875 in Shelby County. Mary Josephine was born 2 July 1853 in Shelby County to Solomon T. Holt and Rhoda Ann Choate. Mary Josephine died 28 May 1934 in Shelby County.

William Alvin Latham

William Alvin Latham

Mary Josephine Holt

Mary Josephine Holt

William Pearl Latham was born 3 October 1890 in Shelby County. He died 22 December 1973 in Orange County, Texas. Pearl married, 1st, Annie Elizabeth Lane Brittain on 16 October 1910 in Shelby County. Annie was born on 6 August 1892 in Shelby County to Thomas Franklin Brittain and Sarah Addie Biggs. Annie died 1 May 1982 in Shelby County. Grandpa Pearl took great pride in trying to convince the women in the family to name their baby boys William.

Annie Elizabeth Lane Brittain - on her wedding day in wedding dress she made

Annie Elizabeth Lane Brittain – on her wedding day in wedding dress she made

Wylma Wetah Latham was born 10 March 1923 in Shelby County. She died 19 April 2001 in Nacogdoches County, Texas. Wylma married, 1st, Ottis Brittain (Blackie) O’Quinn on 20 July 1946 in Shelby County. Blackie was born 25 Sept 1913 in Angelina County, Texas to Sidney Edward O’Quinn and Minnie Viola Kennedy. Blackie died 25 February 1979 in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

 And finally me. Born and raised in Texas!

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I truly believe we must know where and who we come from to know where we are going.
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