John L. Latham Sabine Parish, Louisiana

John L. Latham, member of the Police Jury for Ward Six, was born in Webster County, Mississippi, September 7, 1859, where he grew to manhood.

In 1881 he came to Sabine parish and entered the employ of his uncle, James L. Latham, on Bayou San Patricio, and remained with him two years, receiving $150 a year. He then worked for H. H. Cassell two years, after which he was in the employ of R. G. Brown for five years.

On October 10, 1889, he started to farming on his own account, built the house where he now lives, and was married to Jennie Paul, sister of G. I. Paul of Converse, Rev. S. S. Holliday officiating at the marriage. Five children have been born to them, three of whom are now living.

Mr. Latham is a splendid example of a man who has made a success by his own determination and industry. He owns 520 acres of land near Noble as well as some property in that town, and he believes there is yet plenty of room in that section for energetic farmers to settle and soon be living under their "own vine and fig tree." Mr. Latham aided in the erection of the first school house at Noble and has always worked for better educational facilities.

He is a member of the Baptist church and the Masonic order. As a member of the Police Jury he is naturally partial to the interests of the constituents of his own ward, yet there is not to be found a citizen who is a better booster for the entire parish and more ready to do something for the good of the country.



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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.


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