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(Name Not Known) Southern Branch? No - Unsubbed 2 August 2005 Looking for Letsons in Chattanooga TN, or surrounding areas GA or AL.   Dad's name is William Edward Letson.
(Name Not Known) Unknown Yes NEWas of 31 January 2005  

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(Last Name Not Known), Karen C Unknown Yes NEWas of 5 May 2009  
(Last Name Not Known), Lynn Unknown No as of 26 Jan 2008 Lynn writes: "LETSON is a big mystery for me.  My Grandmother born Cornelia LETSON Ferris 1906 Hoboken NJ, she was called Letty.  She said the LETSON was a family name.  So far I have not been able to connect LETSON to the FERRIS line.  There are other girls named Letty in the Danforth line, so I am hoping to find the LETSON." Update 3 December 2004: "I find that I can trace two prior generation from her to women named Cornelia LETSON. They are named LETTY.  The recent New York postings have me wondering if that is where my LETSON is? "
(Last Name Not Known), Pat Unknown Yes NEWas of 11 Jan 2009  
(Last Name Not Known), Sara Southern Branch No - Unsubbed November 2002 Sara is a descendant of Robert LETSON OF Charleston, SC.
(Last Name Not Known), Tom Unknown No - Unsubbed 7/30/09 UPDATEDUnsubscribed on 20 July 2009  
(Last Name Not Known), Trish Unknown Yes NEWas of 31 March 2006  

Aitchison, Tom of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

New York road block

No-Unsubbed _______

Researching his wife's grandmother, Margaret Susannah LETSON, who was born May 26, 1885, in Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co.,Ontario. Her parents were Isaac Rhodes LETSON, born 1860, in Woolwich Twp.,Waterloo Co.,Ontario, and Nancy GROH, born October 25, 1866, in Preston, Waterloo Co., Ontario. Isaac Rhodes LETSON's parents were Rhodes LETSON, born 1839, and Susannah MCELWAIN, born ca1839. Rhodes' father was George E. LETSON (1809 USA-1879 CAN) who married Eleanor LASBY LETSON, widow of George's brother Jeremiah. George's father was Daniel LETSON (1781 USA -betw 1851-1861 CAN) married to Ruth (Unknown).

Alexander III, Hudson  of Franklin, TN Southern Branch No - Bounced out Fall 2005 Wondering if anyone out there is researching, or has came across information on, Thomas Letson. I believe he was a judge in Texas and died in the early 1900's (full name might have been Thomas Shields Letson)(?).   He must be connected to my ggg-grandfather, Henry Letson from Chester, SC, (B: 1807) (D: After 1870) because I have old, old photos of both Thomas Letson and his wife (although photo only id's her as "Mrs. Thomas Letson"). I also have an old photo of William Letson, who must also be connected to this branch. I believe this William Letson went on further west in late 1800's or very early 1900's.
Almquist, Duane  Rhode Island

John/Michael/William Sr. No as of Winter 2002  Relates through Roland LETSON Sr.; Permelia LETSON (1810 Oneida Co, NY -1850/51 Berrien Co. MI) m Levi R. STAFFORD (1803-1876); Albert Henry STAFFORD (1835, Niles Cass Co. MI - 16 Aug 1914, Pierce Co. WI) m Phoebe J. ADAMS (1845-1923); Emma H. STAFFORD (1883, Pierce Co. WI - 1945, St. Paul, MN) m Henry HULT; Marjorie HULT m Bernard ALMQUIST; Duane ALMQUIST.
Ashley, Sharon J.  Rhode Island

John/Ephraim/Freeborn No - Bounced out Descends from John LETSON and Mary SMITH, Ephraim LETSON and Mercy Ann MAXFIELD, Freeborn LETSON and Ester ROUNDS, Sirrel Andrew LETSON and Ann Elizabeth HAMMOND, Tena LETSON and John Henry VOSS, Christine VOSS and Donald R. ASHLEY.
Barnes-Schuster, Dawn  New York road block   Yes - Updated Profile after Roll Call

As of February, 2003, Dawn writes: 1.  Jonathan LETSON.  This generation is only a guess, based on some NY state census (Oneida County) results. But I thought I should list it in case anyone else knows anything about this Jonathan.  2. David Letson, Sr. -- abt. 1789 - 1869  married Lydia PIERCE (Perce/Pearce).  She is born RI, he NY.  3. David Letson, Jr. -- 1816-1896  marries Diantha GROSVENOR.  Moves from Oneida Co. NY to today's Lackawanna Co., PA.  I conjecture that the marriage takes place after the move.  4. George Grosvenor Letson -- 1844-1873 marries Emily TRAVIS -- stays in Lackawanna Co. 5. William George Letson -- 1870-1932 marries Blanche WILCOX -- moves later in life to Itaska, NY. 6.  George Wilcox Letson -- 1892-1960 marries Catherine May MERRITT -- moves with young children to Binghamton area, eventually settling in Vestal.   7. John William Letson -- still living, marries Irma WALL -- moves as young man to Los Angeles, where he meets Irma. 8.  Cindy Sue Letson -- still living, marries Howard BARNES -- moves back east after marriage.   9. ME!  Dawn Barnes -- obviously still living, marries Guido SCHUSTER -- and keeps up the short family tradition of moving ever eastward, as right now we are living in Zurich, Switzerland.  And the next little twig on our tree (Fiona Schuster) just turned two years old!

Borreson, Jill Unknown and No Jill explains her connection as:  Mathew Randall Letson is my GGG-Grandfather.
Bowen, S. H. Rhode Island

John/Michael/William Sr. No - Permanent Fatal Bounces 28 March 2004 Has a William Letson b. 12-5-1761 in Coventry RI and d. 2-22-1835 in Aurora, Erie Co. NY. He married Mary b. 1765 in NY and d. 1824 in Aurora NY. They had a son named Rowland Letson. William fought in the Revolutionary War.   (Bob Letson later verified  that William Sr.'s ancestors back to John Letson in RI.)
Brantley, Gail Unknown No -Unsubbed ______  
Brindle, Robert (Bob) of Nottinghamshire, England Ireland/Scotland No - Un-subscribed 14 July 2006 Seeking further information on his maternal grandmother, Jane LETSON. She married James LAMONT in Govan, Scotland in December 1905 having been widowed - her previous married name being O`NEILL. She was born ca 1879; d 1924, the daughter of Robert John LETSON and Jane (nee BAIRD) now thought to be in N. Ireland. My grandfather was himself from Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, N. Ireland. The wedding certificate shows Martha LETSON present as a witness and the only one I have found who is located at Greenock with her Irish parents. An elderly aunt seems to recall plenty of of LETSON aunts and uncles as a child and that Jane may have had at least three brothers. I have twenty plus photographs taken in N. Ireland, Glasgow, Leith and two possibly in the U.S.A. and would love to put names to the faces. 
Burrows, Karen  Rhode Island

John/Michael/William Sr. No - Bounced Summer 2003 Descends from Rowland LETSON and Abgail LEWIS; Marian LETSON who m George Carlton COLE; Katie Jane COLE who m David JONES; Alton George JONES who m Eva Marie JOHNSON; then her parents, Whitney Alton JONES who m Gloria Lou NAUMOFF.
Buss, Tim Unknown No - Bounced 1 March 2003  
Carmicino, Kay  

Rhode Island

John/Michael/Isaiah Yes - NEWas of 29 July 2009 Kay wrote that she: "needs information about Mary Ann Meader, who married Harry Letson. Mary Ann Meader Letson died in childbirth with Mary Ann, and her widower, Harry, "gave" Mary Ann, the infant, to his wife's sister, along with the older siblings, Orrin and Ella May. The aunt was Tamer Moore (married name) and she raised Mary Ann the infant with her own last name. So my grandmother, Mary Ann Letson (Moore) grew up with her siblings Ella May and Orrin Letson in the home of their aunt Tamer and her husband Craig Moore. Clear as mud? Mary Ann (the infant)'s only children were Ella May and Thelma (my mother), twins. Harry Letson later married Elizabeth Springer. Tamer was killed, incidentally, when she was struck by a train.
Carpenter, Karen L. of Edmonton, Alberta, CAN  

Perhaps Ireland...? Yes - UPDATED Profile 2/12/2005 Karen wrote: "Looking For information on the Christopher C Smith and Nancy Letson Family.   Nancy and Christopher C ( CC) were married and had 6 Children John, George Washington, Lelela, Hattie and 2 Children that I do not know the names of.  CC was married before to an Elsie Douglas. They had 1 Child, Elsie C. Smith.  Elsie Douglas may have died in Childbirth. That is unknown as CC Married Nancy Letson about 1846. "  Karen further explained: "Nancy Letson May be Nancy Ann Letson born 25 May 1827 in Ballinderry, Antrim, Ireland to Thomas Letson and Sarah Kelly. They had 3 Children : Nancy Ann , Alice born 3 April 1833 in Ballinderry, Antrim, Ireland, and Isabella Born 1835 in Ballinderry, Antrim, Ireland. Alice married a Henry Clark and moved to Hemmingford, Quebec , Canada. It is quite possible that Nancy followed or even the whole family. Does any one have this information to tie my Nancy to this Nancy Ann Letson ?"  Karen updates her profile on 2/12/2005:   My 3rd Great Grandmother is a Letson. Her name is Nancy. She Married a Christopher C. Smith about 1850. She died in 1880 in Rolling Green, Martin County, Minnesota, USA. She lived in Wisconsin in a few places.
Casper, Angela (Angie) Unknown No as of Winter 2002   
Cassens, Mildred L. "Cam" of Traverse City, Michigan Scotland Yes Relates through Ann LETSON of Scotland, her grandmother, born ca. 1844 and married William CAMPBELL of Donegal, Ireland 2 Jan 1866 at Greeenock, Scotland. Her father was James LETSON and her mother was Elizabeth CAMPBELL. Mildred is quite positive LETSON is an English name and not Scottish.
Conklin, Patricia Eileen (Pat) Rhode Island

John/Michael/William Sr. No - Bounced 2003 Pat's parents are Florence E. GOODENOW and Riley Walter LETSON of Batavia, New York. Riley's father is Clyde LETSON who married Mary PRENTICE and resided in and around Warsaw, New York. Clyde LETSON had a brother, Walter LETSON ., who lived around East Pembroke or Corfu, New York area. Pat now has documentation (P 80 Census-NY,Erie Co., Town of Aurora) that William R. Letson was her  Great Grandfather. He is listed in the Civil War Veterans at Griffins Mills Cemetary as being born in 1843, died in 1883. His outfit was: Co. M, 11th N.Y. Cav. He is buried in lot 230, section 12. He had two sons, Walter and Clyde (her grandfather). Clyde was born in 1880 in South Wales.
Crabtree, Karen J.  Rhode Island Canadian

John/John Jr./Robert No as of Winter 2002 Karen passed away 10 September 2004 according to her  daughter, Helen Murray who is also a LETSON-L subscriber. Relates through her grandmother, Ethel Bethia LETSON, who was born on 16 April 1872 in Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick. Ethel's parents were Bethia KELLY and Henry Farnham LETSON and her siblings were: William Farnham LETSON, Mary Ann LETSON, Henry Farnham LETSON, John Edward Germaine LETSON, and James Moore Kelly LETSON.  Ethel married John Frederick WELLS on 22 January 1902 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  
Crisler, Jason  Unknown No Unsubbed Spring/Summer 2001 Looking for information regarding his Grandfather James Wesley DAVIS, of Town Creek, AL. He was married to Myrel Lee LETSON, and had two children, James Wesley DAVIS JR, and Judy Janelle DAVIS. 
DiSomma, Dawn Variations with the Surname No as of Fall 2002 Dawn first writes: "I recently discovered that my LADSON's in Michigan might have had a connection to William LETSON living in Aurora, Erie County, NY ca 1830-1850.  I found William, Rowland and William Jr living in Aurora in 1830, Rowland living in Aurora in 1850. I found my William LADSON  (I think this is the same as William Letson Jr) in Washtenaw County Michigan in 1840 and his wife and heirs I believe living in Michigan in 1850."
Doyle, Barbara  Unknown No - Bounced 10/26/2002   
Ely, Anna Leisa Turner Southern Branch No - UPDATED Unsubbed 26 August 2005

Anna descends from Robert Letson, George Letson, Baron McDonald Letson (Mac) born March 6, 1850  died  Sept. 11, 1934 married Nov. 16, 1871, Louisana Consada (Lue) BLAXTON born Aug. 31, 1851 died July 22, 1934.   Their daughter, Nancy Arminda LETSON- born: Sept. 8, 1872. died : May 1, 1944 married on Jan. 8,1890.  Alvin Washington (Wash) PAYNE.  Their daughter,  Cornelia Payne (December 03, 1904, died: December 1991), married Robert Lee Turner.  Their son, Ivy Lee Turner-LIVING -born: Etowah Co., Gadsden, AL married Madelyn Irene LeMay-LIVING.  Their daughter Anna Leisa Turner Ely.

Embry, Dave Rhode Island

John/Ephraim/Freeborn No - Bounced 26 August 2008 John Letson; John LETSON (1701-1783) m. Mary SMITH (1704-?) of Coventry, Kent Co., Rhode Island; Ephraim LETSON (1740-1829) and Mercy Ann MAXFIELD (or MAYFIELD)of Coventry, Kent Co. Rhode Island; Freeborn LETSON (1772-1871) and Esther ROUNDS (1810-1855) of Coventry, Kent Co., Rhode Island, Norwalk, Huron Co., Ohio and Coldwater, Branch Co. Michigan;  Serill LETSON (1842-1919) and Anna HAMMOND (1848-1917) of Norwalk, Huron Co., Ohio, Dewitt, Clinton Co., Michigan and Brinton, Isabella Co., Michigan; Hamilton LETSON (1880-1953) and Mary MITCHELL (1888-?) of Brinton, Isabella Co., Michigan; Virginia LETSON (1920-1997) and Leo EMBREY (1919-1989) of Brinton, Isabella Co., Michigan, Weidman, Isabella Co., Michigan, and Farwell, Clare Co., Michigan; His Parents Living:  Weidman, Isabella Co., Michigan and Farwell, Clare Co., Michigan; and for Himself: Farwell, Clare Co., Michigan, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, and Lake Station, Isabella Co., Michigan.
Francis, Wayne and Lynn of
East Aurora, NY Yes - NEWas of 26 July 2005 Lynn writes: "My husband Wayne Francis is a Letson descendant through Julia Letson 1790-1863 who married Joel Ranney 1783-1870 of Griffins Mills (West Falls), Erie County NY. We live in East Aurora, NY right next to West Falls, NY. Anyway, I am fairly new to genealogy but would love to expand my knowledge of this family line."
Gittins, Don of Australia


No - UPDATED 18 September 2005  
Green, Pam  Unknown No-Unsubbed Summer 2000  
Grissom, Grace Elizabeth Hansen  of Cajon, CA
Rhode Island

John/Michael/William Sr. No - Deceased 26 August 2008

Grace Grissom's Obituary

Grace states "I am descended from 1.  John LETSON, the immigrant from England and Rhode Islanwho married Mary SMITH. Children: Colista, Michael, Ephraim, Thomas Michael. 2. Michael LETSON, b: 1738, RI., m: 1760 sp: Hannah ALBRO OSBORN (see archive messages), d: 1801 Augusta, Oneida Co., NY. 3. William LETSON, Sr., b: 5 Dec. 1761, Coventry, RI, d: 1835 East Aurora, NY. sp: Mary (Unknown).  4. William LETSON, Jr., b: 1793, d: 1836 East Aurora, Erie Co., NY, sp: Sarah KELLY.  5. James LETSON, b: 5 Apr. 1830, d: 31 Aug. 1892: sp #1: Ester LEWIS, sp#2, Charlotte WILLARD, b: 19 Jan 1829 d: 18 Aug. 1892.  6. Charles Willard LETSON, b: 18 Mar 1870, d:27 Mar 1962 sp: Emmah Hannah LEABO, b: 2 Jan 1879, d: 15 Jul. 1952.  7. Esther May LETSON, b:31 Jul 1905, d: 24 Oct. 1975, m: 20 Mar 1927 sp: George Walter Hansen.  8. Grace E. Hansen Grissom, me."
Hallum, Barbara McKay of Flagstaff, AZ

Rhode Island


Yes - UPDATED Email Address Change 8 July 2005

1st  the Immigrant John Letson 1710-1790 and Mary SMITH; 2nd Michael LETSON c1738-1801 and Hannah OSBORN; 3rd Isaiah LETSON 1772-1848 and Sarah BLANCHARD; 4th Joseph W. MCKAY (1789-1865) and Rachel LETSON (CA 1799-1868); 5th Philander MCKAY (1918-1880) and Sally PARTRIDGE (1819-1880); 6th Willis Elery MCKAY (1856-1930) and Emily BOISE (1860-?); 7th Walter Roy MCKAY (1881-1913) and Exie Marie WARRINER (1881-1913); 8th Paul Glenn MCKAY and Sarah Elizabeth HALLOWAY (1913-?); 9th Billy Gene MCKAY  and Elsa GRANILLO; 10th Barbara Ann MCKAY and Steven Keith HALLUM.
Hancock, Imogene  Unknown No-Subbed/Unsubbed Spring 2000  
Hansen, Carol Anne Rhode Island

John/Michael/William Sr. Yes Carol's Family Tree web site:  On 4 Mar 2003, Carol wrote: " 1   John Letson 1710 - 1790 +Mary Smith 1711
2   Michael Letson  1738 - 1801 +Hannah Osbron  1738 - 1801. 
3 William Z. (Lassen) Letson, Sr. 1707 - 1836 +Mary   1765 - 1824.  
4   [1] William Z. (Lassen) Letson, Jr. 1793 - 1836 +[2] Sarah (Sally) Kelly    1795 -
5   [3] James B. Letson 1830 - 1892 +Elvira Ann Adams *2nd Wife of [3] James B. Letson: Esther Ann Lewis *3nd Wife of [3]James B. Letson: Saharalotta Willard    1829 - 1892
6   [5] Charles Willard Letson  1870 - 1962 +[6] Emma Hannah Leabo  1879 - 1952
7   [7] Esther May Letson   1905 - 1975 +[8] George Waltor Hansen, Sr.  1902 - 1992
8   [9] George Walter Hansen, Jr.   1928 - 1993 +[10] Anna Jean Taylor  1933 -
Me  9   [11] Carol Ann Hansen   1958 -
*2nd Wife of [9] George Walter Hansen, Jr.: Janice Jean Clark."
Hansen, Joanne Homer  Rhode Island

John/Ephraim/Freeborn  Yes - Email address update 30 Oct 2009 Descends from John LETSON who married Mary SMITH; Ephraim LETSON and Mercy Ann MAXFIELD; Freeborn LETSON and Esther ROUNDS; William A. LETSON and Electa Cornelia SMITH and Betsy McKee Newton DONNELLY; Lorenzo Van Rensler LETSON who married Mary Frances DONNELLY; Clarrissa Mae LETSON who married William HOMER; and my father Harold HOMER who married Arline ECKLUND.   Then Joanne who married Thomas HANSEN.  Joanne can't seem to find any information regarding Mary Frances DONNELLY.  Anyone out there that may have some info on her?
Harding, Mary-Lynne  Rhode Island Canadian

John/John Jr./Robert Yes - Re-subscribed 17 February 2005 Descends from John LETSON and Mary SMITH through their son John LETSON b 1733 d 1826 Halifax NS m 1757 Rhode Island to Susannah HAYWOOD b 1735 d 1821 Halifax NS, and their son Robert LETSON b 9 Sep 1757 New York d 16 Nov 1816 Halifax NS and his third wife (m 1793 Halifax NS) Elizabeth CULLYMORE, their son William LETSON b 23 Aug 1794 Halifax NS d 26 Jun 1866 Chatham NB m Mary Ann FARNHAM b 1794 d 1871 Chatham NB, their son Francis Joshua LETSON b 12 Jun 1836 Chatham NB d 20 Sep 1882 Chatham NB m Isabella Jane KERR b 13 Mar 1838 Chatham NB d 9 Feb 1916 Winthrop Mass, their daughter Isabella Jane LETSON b18 May 1871 Chatham NB d 15 May 1951 Calgary AB m 1898 Thomas Henry FLIEGER b 25 Dec 1871 Chatham NB d Oct 1944 Calgary AB, their son Roy Letson FLIEGER b 2 Jun 1901 Chatham NB. John and Susanna Letson along with their son Robert Letson and his second wife Elizabeth Bruyn d1792, came to Halifax in 1783, as United Empire Loyalists as there are records of them applying for land grants for their loyalty to the King (George III).
Hatcher, Leslie Wilson  Southern Branch Yes  On 13 Feb 2003, Leslie explained her lineage as such:  5. William Wright LETSON b: 2 April 1836 SC d: 7 May 1910 Netawaka, Jackson,KS m: Ann Elizabeth TERRILL,  25 Dec 1861 Granada, Nemaha, KS, b: 10 Sep 1840 OH d: 6 Nov 1899 Horton, Brown, KS.  Overland Stage-shotgun, 1st Postmaster Granada KS, father in law had 1st General Store Granada KS, Mayor of Horton KS 1890's, buried in Netawaka Cemetery - photos of tombstones courtesy Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, photo and bio from Frank Root's book "Overland Stage to California" which is online at:

4. Francis Henry Letson b: 27 Feb 1872 Granada, Nemaha, KS d: 14 Dec 1955 Santa Ana, Orange, CA m: Clara Agnes WILSON, 12 Jun 1901 Enic, Garfield, OK b: 20 Jan 1882 Lincoln, Lancaster, NE d: 26 Dec 1980 Van Nuys, LA, CA

3. Edwin Oliver LETSON b: 17 April 1906 Enid, Garfield, OK d: 24 May 1983 San Diego, San Diego, CA m: Gertrude Eleanor LEAVENGOOD,  24 Feb 1927 b: 19 May 1906 d: 12 Sep 1983 San Bernardino, CA.

My grandparents are the above Ed and Trude.  My parents are still living.  I lose the Letson name at my mother.  She went and married a Wilson giving me 3 Wilson lines to research.

Henderson, Rhonda Ledson  Variation of the Surname No - Bounced 3/20/2003 Trying to track down information on her family. The oldest information she has is George LEDSON who married Ellen BOTTLE and had the following children: Joseph Ambrose (children George, Rosalyn, Lee, John, Robert and Harold); George Earnest (married Lucy Allen Myers, children Gerald, Norma, Gloria, Dorothy, Vincent Allen); "Maggie", Hannah "Sissy" born 1862 - died 1930; Stanley born 1865 (married Janet, children Sydney, George, Robert, Lowell, Lilliam, and Ester); Barker Bottle born 1880 - died 6-7-1937 (married Edna Noble Cunningham born 6-18-1892, children Barker Noble, Winslow Wallace, Whitby Alexander); Ester born 2-1-1882 - died 1-14-59; and Tom born 1885 - died 6-1-1993 (married Eddie, children Wilfred, Harrold, and Leslie). Barker Bottle LEDSON is my great grandfather. 
"Jald"   Unknown No-Unsubscribed Fall 2000 Looking for Levi Brown MATTHEWS b. 27 October 1799; d. 21 September 1881; m. 5 February 1825; s. Mary Ann PAXSON (dau of Aaron and Susannah (HAMBLETON) PAXSON; Both were buried in E. Hamburgh Friends Cemetery, Orchard Park, NY. Levi is listed in the 1850 census: resided in Hamburgh, Levi a "criminal", owned real estate valued at $2000. Children were Mary Jane m. Lester WOODRUFF; Joseph C.; Phoebe Susanna m. Lewis Greenlief NORTHUP (Jald's line); Sarah E. m. Jacob H. HODGKINS; Gulielma m. Myron H. LETSON. Any help greatly appreciated. 
Jennings, Rick  Rhode Island

John/Michael/William Sr. Yes

1. John Letson: what evidence is there in support of his name or as father to "our" Rhode Island John Letson? 2. John Letson (one of 3 brothers, first known Letsons into the US) ca 1710 - 1783, and Mary SMITH; 3. Michael Letson 1738 - aft 1801 (fought in the Revolutionary War), and Hannah Albro (sorry, won't give up that last name); 4. William Letson (DAR listed Revolutionary War Patriot) Dec 5, 1761 - Feb 21, 1835, and Mary; 5. Rowland Letson May 23, 1786 - Jan 13, 1852, and Joanna ARNOLD; 6. Albert Henry Letson Jan 16, 1822 - Aug 19, 1890, and Matilda Electra FINCH; 7. Francis (Frank) Eugene Letson Dec 19, 1852 - Nov 12, 1914, and Ida Arcilla FOLSOM; 8. Maurice Devillo Letson Dec 19, 1884 - Sep 23, 1958, and Lola Maree Jones; 9. Carol Maree Letson Dec 21, 1917 - living, and Richard V.JENNINGS Nov 24, 1909 - Nov 8, 1963; 10. Me: Richard M. Jennings.

Johnston, Lynn Letson  Southern Branch No Relates through Robert LETSON b.1796 SC, d.1825-27 GA, m Susan McClain; George John LETSON b.1828 GA. d.1890 GA, m Nancy MATT, GA; George Henderson (Hence) LETSON b.1858 AL, d.1943 AL, m Belle Barnes SPARKS b.1873 d.1902; Oley Henderson (Hence) LETSON, m Lou Rene REEVES; Robert Daniel LETSON; Lynn Letson Johnston.
Jones, Shirley Faye Letson of Sheffield, AL Southern Branch   No - as of 20 Apr 2008 Descends from Robert LETSON 1794 or 1796 ..1859 ..M..Susan McClain...George John LETSON ..1822..1904..M..Nancy MARTIN...Robert George Green LETSON ..M..first wife Mary Elizabeth Grady..second wife Hetty Melissa GLENN..their children were Joel Nathan LETSON ...1896- 1956 ..Della LETSON ..Nancy LETSON we called her Nanny..Joel Nathan ..m. Ora May Smith..their chidren ..William Robert LETSON ..Jasper Etheredge Letson..Vivian LETSON and Lura ONEAL LETSON ..2nd wife Florence Edna NELSON..they adopted i son J D LETSON and they had 2 daughters Louise LETSON and Aleene LETSON ...My father William Robert LETSON ..m..Ollie May ROMANS and there are six children from this marriage.
Knowles, Bob  Unknown No - Bounced Spring/Summer 2001  
Lasda, Andrew L. (Andy)  Rhode Island 

John/Michael/Isaiah Yes Descends from: Sir John, Michael, Isaiah, Samuel, John Henry,  b. 1821, Rome, Oneida Co., NY and Sarah (Sally) STAFFORD d. 1887; Hannah Jane LETSON b. Mar. 1851, Phoenix, Oswego Co. NY., d 8 Jul 1917 Phoenix, Town of  Schroepple, Oswego Co., NY. She married Theodore Nelson HOUGHTALING b.1848, Phoenix, Oswego Co. NY.  Theodore was a Civil War Vet serving in 2nd NY Heavy Artillery and wounded at the Siege of Petersburg, VA. in 1864. They had 8 children including my grandfather Tracy HOTALING.
Lee, Bobbie Jo of Wyoming Rhode Island

John/Michael/Isaiah  Yes - Email address change 2 October 2005 Connected through 1.John LETSON & Mary SMITH; 2.Micheal LETSON & wife Hannah; 3.Isaiah LETSON & Sarah BLANCHARD; 4.John H. LETSON & Mary A. STAFFORD; 5.Joseph Hamilton LETSON & Rosetta Jane WAGONER; 6.Stella LETSON & Reuben E. FINCH; 7.Hazel FINCH & Frank L. Mc ENTERFER; 8.Frank L. Mc ENTERFER & Josephine GODISAK; 9.David Mc ENTERFER & Sandra GOODWIN; 10.Bobbie Mc ENTERFER & Shawn LEE. 
Ledson, Vee  Variations with the Surname No as of Winter 2002  Explains "my grandfather, David Isaac Ledson, born April 22, 1887 was the son of a David Ledson who had brothers George and Isaac Ledson. Their father was also named George Ledson, and I suspect he was born around 1820-1840. My grandfather was in London for a time, though I don't know if this is where he was born. He fathered six children: Reginald, Elsie, Frances, Ivy, Leslie, and Sidney. I am the daughter of Sidney Ledson."
Letson, Alan D. of Columbus, Ohio and Jackson, Wyoming New Jersey Branch

(see James Arthur Letson, Jr.'s update below) Yes

On 13 February 2003, he wrote:  I am Alan Letson and am a descendant of Thomas LETSON b 1725 of the New Jersey Letsons and have a fairly complete lineage of this line, as does Jim Letson in Saginaw, Michigan. Evelyn Letson was my great aunt, wife of my grandfather's brother. This line of Letsons (William Letson m. Allison Chisholm of New York) to whom Evelyn was married left the New Jersey area in the mid 1800's and by train, then wagon helped settle Nebraska in the 1870's.  Eve's husband, William Allison Letson and my grandfather, Holton Cleveland Letson resided in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Bill and Eve had two sons, Ron and Mike, but we have lost connection with them about 35 years ago. Both Eve and her husband died in 1996 and are buried in the family plot in the Red Cloud, Nebraska cemetery.  Eve was obsessed with Letson genealogy and I'm sure would be thrilled to know about this internet list. If any of the New Jersey Letson's are online, I'd love to hear from you.  Jim Letson and I, about 25 years ago crossed paths in our residencies at Ohio State, only to learn by this list last summer that we are related to each other through a common great - great grandfather. Jim has assembled a large amount of info about the New Jersey line.  Hope this info fills in a few gaps.

Letson, Christine Elizabeth (Christy) of Nashville, Tennessee  Rhode Island

John/Michael/Isaiah No - Bounced Spring/ Summer 2001 Is the dau of Fred Leroy LETSON and Neva Florence MUNSON , the granddau of Samuel John LETSON (1884-1957) and Cricket Pearl WALDRON, and the ggranddau of Silas Heanon LETSON (1860-1939) and Emma Jane FLETCHER. All of whom were from Phoenix, Oswego Co., New York. Christy is the gggranddau of John Henry LETSON (1821-1880) and Dorcas NELSON.
Letson, Fred  New York road block Yes Is a descendant of George LETSON, 1778 Canada-1816 NY, m Sally (unknown) had 5 children - Robert, Sally Ann, two unknown, & Mathrew Randall LETSON. Mathrew LETSON, Fred's ancestor, 1810-1890 was married twice - 2nd to Clarinda WHIPPLE and had 9 children. Mary, Lucy, Juliette, Charles, George, Edgar Henry, Emily, Lydia, & Clarence. Edgar Henry LETSON 1851-1924. married Jennette RELYEA, and had 5 children - Mauda, Rosa, Cora, Erskine Henry, & Rollie. Erskine Henry LETSON 1889-1978 married Ida SHEFFER had three children - Douglas, Harold, and our subject, Fred. Except for George and Mathrew LETSON all lived in Wisconsin. In 1800 census George was shown to live in Renesselaer Co., New York.and in 1820 in Bergen N.Y.  Fred adds to the above on 14 May 2003: "Mathew Randall Letson, born 1810 was my great grandfather. This I have definite proof however, the fact that his father was George born in Canada 1778, died NY around 1816 is from Twyla Stones book.  She says that George is found in the census of 1800 in Renesselaer Co., NY and in the 1810 census for the Town of Murray, NY. His second wife, either Sarah or Sally appears in the 1820 census of Town of Bergen, NY and she filed for the estate of George 1/16/1816."
Letson, Gary Ireland Yes Researching his great great grandfather, Samuel LETSON (1803-1871) who married Alice KALEN ( 1811-1901). They both were born in Ireland and died in upstate N.Y. above Albany in the eastern part of the state. His siblings were William (Gary's great grandfather), Thomas ( who fought with the 5th Cavalry Brigade for the North during the Civil War), Samuel Jr. and Eliza. Gary has been told that Samuel Sr. and Alice lived in county Antrim in Ireland.  Gary added to this 22 Dec 2002:  "Does anyone reading this have any connection to the Letson family in Mooers, NY?  There is a John and Margaret Letson along with five offspring listed in the 1850 NY census. Mooers is located in the northeast corner of the state about ten miles from the Canadian border.  My line comes from the same side of the state, but to the south and approximately 120-140 miles from Canada in Schroon Lake, Moriah, Crown Point and Ticonderoga.  My gg grandparents, Samuel and Alice Letson, came to North America from Ireland after 1842 and probably before 1846. I could not find them among the passengers entering at NY, but there were a couple of marriages to Canadians (from Quebec) so that might be reason enough to assume that they entered through Canada.. They start appearing in the 1850 NY census records. If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.
Letson, Geoffrey  Rhode Island Canadian

John/John Jr./Robert Yes  - Email Address Change 8/29/2003

Wrote on 12 Feb 2003: "I am descended from the immigrant John Letson (Warwickshire, Eng.) b~1710 married Mary SMITH children: John, Calista, Michael, Ephraim, Thomas Michael; John (RI) 1733-->~1780 married Susannah HAYWOOD child: Robert; Robert Letson Sr (NYC) 1758--1816 married Elizabeth NORRIS (1st wife) children: John, Robert; John Letson (NYC) 1780--1826 married Mary Eades AUSTIN (childless) child: John Alexander, born to Catherine Osborne, out of wedlock; John Alexander Letson, Sr. (Dartmouth, NS) 1818--1881 married Mary Jane WOODLING children: Alice Elizabeth, Mary Louisa (Minnie), John Alexander Jr, Phillip Henry, Francis Thomas; John Alexander Letson, Jr. (Halifax, NS) 1866--1954 married Edyth Delia GREENOUGH children: Mildred Gertrude, John Harold, Edward Morse, Howard C., Elsie, Edith L.; John Harold Letson (Boston, MA) 1896--1959 married Helen BRAINERD, married Priscilla Lambert MIDDLETON    children: Helene Laura, Dorothy Mae, Charlotte Louise, Charles Edward, Edward Middleton, Geoffrey; Geoffrey Letson (Hanover, NH) 1941--> married Sandra Jean Bassy children: Michael James, David, Matthew Harvey."

Letson, George Malcolm Rhode Island Canadian

John/John Jr./Robert


POC: No Descends through John/John Jr./Robert/George E./Thomas Warren/George W.
Letson Jr., James Arthur (Jim) of Saginaw, Michigan New Jersey Branch

The White Line Yes James Arthur updates us on 24 Sept 2002: "My Letson linkage appears to be that of Thomas and Elizabeth WHITE through their grandson, William (born 11 May 1779 ).This William would be the eldest son of Thomas Letson( 1756 -1849 )and Lydia JACKSON (1758-1806).  After the demise of his grandmother, Elizabeth White Letson in 1817, William purchases the family lands (? family farm) on 3 June 1818 from twenty-four heirs.  I should shortly receive a copy of this land sale as well as a copy of Elizabeth's will.  I have reason to believe that William ( 1779- ?) is the father of Thomas White Letson ( 1818-!868."  Read 4 May 2003 update.
Letson, Jeff Unknown No - Unsubbed before 8 May 2004 Grandson of Merritt C. Letson N. Y.
Letson, K.  Unknown No as of Fall 2002  
Letson, Keshia Southern Branch Yes NEWas of 16 June 2008 Daughter of Louis Letson.
Letson, Lester  of Fresno, CA Southern Branch Yes

Lester updated us 13 Feb 2003 with:  Robert Letson b1794  d1859 and second wife Susannah MCCLAIN b1796 d1879 SC, GA  and Susan died in Alabama; Calvin Ford (twin) Letson b04151833 d1902 and D. Anna BRIDGES b1839 d 1930 GA; David Pleasure Samuel Letson b1872  d1946 and  Lula RYAN b1875 d 1906 Alabama; Adrian Jackson Letson  b1903  d 1977 and Pearl Lee ROPER b1902  d 1944 Alabama; Billy Jackson Letson  b1924  d10/17/2002 & Artha Mae MCWHORTER b1928, d 1/7/2003; both born Alabama, but died in California and me, Lester Jackson Letson, born in California.   Early information on Robert Letson came from William and Eve Letson when they visited my parents around 1974 or 1975.  I believe she was the Evelyn Letson referred to as they were travelling around the country and she was collecting Letson information to put together a book on the Letsons at the time.  Also have some bad photocopies of some handwritten notes from the 1970's that refer to the belief that Robert was the son of one of three immigrant brothers, but no connection has ever been made, just word of mouth stuff.  Other notes claim an Irish connection with no proof provided.  I have never seen the Southern Letson book, so don't know if my family info ever made it.

Letson, Louis Southern Branch? No as of Fall 2002 Letson's Point  is near where Louis lives and was named for his grandfather, who homesteaded there in the 1800's. It is on Cumberland mountain near the present site of the town of Skyline (Alabama?).
Letson, Lukas (Luke) of Melbourne, Australia Unknown No as of Fall 2002 Searching for where our surname originated and how many strands of LETSONs' there are.
Letson, Matthias (Matt)  from Trinity in Lawrence County, Alabama  Southern Branch Yes UPDATED18 September 2005 Email address change Descends 1) Robert LETSON; 2) George John LETSON married Nancy MARTIN; 3) Baron Macdonald [Big Mack] LETSON; 4) Baron Macdonald [Little Mack] LETSON; 5) Madison {Mack} LETSON; 6) Matthias Letson [Himself]. Most of George John's descendants are from Lawrence County, Alabama.   Matthias updates us on 12 Feb 2003:  "I'm Matthias LETSON from Lawrence co. Al.  I too descend through Robert LETSON B. 1796 D. 1859 mar. Susan McClain;  George John LETSON b. 1822 d.1904 mar Nancy MARTIN bur. smyrna;  Baron Mcdonald ''big Mac'' LETSON b. Mar 6,1850 d.1934 mar Louisiana Cansada BLACKSTONE "Indian" b. 1852 d. 1934 , both bur. smyrna;   Baron Mcdonald "little Mac" LETSON b. 1880 d. 1973 Mar. Harriet Melinda MOTES b.1890 d. 1946? both bur. smyrna ; Madison LETSON b. Jan.20, 1912 d. May 16, 1987 mar. Bertha Jane KELLEY b. Dec.28, 1911 d. Sept 18, 1980 both bur. smyrna;  Matthias LETSON "me''.   My brick wall is Robert , can't seem to get past 1796 , who was Robert's Parents ?? any help would be greatly appreciated."  Matthias updates us again on 11 May 2004:  "Allow me to open a can of worms that some of my cuzz's may disagree with. I have what I think is proof that Robert Green Letson was never married to Irene Thaxton. I have a copy of a widows pension for the war of 1812 stating that Robert and Susan Mclaine were Mar. in Jan 1820, Ther oldest son was born dec.1820 Irene Thaxton was mar. to Green Martin They are the parents of my grt,grt grandma Nancy Martin Letson that mar. George John. Nancy Martins sister Susan mar. George Johns Bro. David william thaxton Letson please respond if you agree or disagree or if any one has any more info to share.  Your friend and cuz Matt"
Letson, Michael (Mike)  David of Charlotte, NC Southern Branch? Yes - Resubscribed 2 July 2004 Mike originally is from Madison, AL.
Letson, Nathan of Australia Unknown No-Unsubscribed Fall 2000  
Letson, Neil of Montgomery, AL Southern Branch No - Bounced January 2004 Neil wrote on 15 Feb 2003:  "Here is yet another Southern branch to the LETSON line. I descend from : Robert LETSON (1794?-1859) and his second wife Susan MCCLAIN (1796-1879);  Samuel Hall LETSON (1833-1906), twin brother of Calvin Ford K. LETSON , and wife Sarah Teresa SPRUCE (1835-1906);  Farmer Hinton LETSON ((1876-1925) and wife Leona Elizabeth JOHNSON (1884-1957); William Farmer [Bill] LETSON [of this listserv] and wife Dorothy Henrietta BROADWELL ; W. Neil Letson  who married Cheryl Melinda CHAMBLESS." 
Letson, Nicole of Westerly RI Unknown No as of Fall 2002  
Letson, Pam  Southern Branch No - Bounced Spring/ Summer 2001 Family came from Lawrence, CO. AL. Her Great Grand Father was Burtis (Big papa) LETSON and his wife was Mary (Big Momma) BARNS. They had 9 kids. Pam's Grand father name was Almar Burtis LETSON and his wife was Connie Bell BURTON. They had six kids. Samuel A., AB, Tooties, William, Ralph and Anthony.
Letson, Robert J.) (Bob) of Tucson, AZ Rhode Island

John/Michael/Isaiah Yes  Descends from the Immigrant John Letson 1710-1790 married Mary SMITH; Michael LETSON c1738-1801 m Hannah OSBORN; Isaiah LETSON 1772-1848 m Sarah BLANCHARD (great grandfather was Samuel WHALEY); Orrin LETSON 1823-1884 m (2) Hannah KING; Asel Wilkinson LETSON 1861-1945 m Edith ALVORD; Orrin Wolcott LETSON 1893-1980 m Ethel Sutherlin LATSHAW; Robert Justin Letson m Shirley Ann HARGRAVES. 
Letson, Russell Unknown No - Unsubbed 6/26/2003  
Letson, Steven Southern Branch No - Bounced 15 February 2005 Looking for the parents of a Robert Letson born NC 1794 married Susan McClain in SC in 1820.  She was born in 1796 in SC.  Related through George John Letson; Robert Green Letson; William Henry Jackson Letson; Emanuel Letson; Willburn Emanuel Letson; Steven Letson.  This branch of Letson's have been in Lawrance Co. , Alabama since 1860.
Letson, William F.) (Bill) Southern Branch? No - as of 3 August 2008 Descends from Samuel Hinton LETSON and Sarah T. SPRUCE married 26 Sep 1852 in Spalding County Ga. Children include Herbert, Clarence, Emmit and Sally(?), and Farmer Hinton (my Father) Bill's gf was a dentist, his father was a physician. His mother: Eva JOHNSON b 24 JAN 1884,m 30 Dec 1901,in Norcross Gwinnett Ga. d 1 Sept 1957. His father Farmer Hinton LETSON b 18 Nov 1876 in Forsyth Ga; d 25 Sept 1925. Bill has reached a stone wall with his great grand father who may have come from South Carolina. Bill welcomes any help or suggestions. Neil Letson on this list is Bill's son.
Letson-Peltier, Tammy  Southern Branch No - Unsubscribed 11 October 2005 Tammy's gg-grandfather was John Calvin Letson,  g-grandfather was Calvin Jacob Letsons and grandfather was  James Clebourne Letson b: Dec 23, 1919 in Decatur, IL; d Aug. 1995.
Letsos, Melanie  Unknown No-Unsubbed Fall 1999  
Levine, RV Unknown Yes - NEW25 May 2007 RV explains:  "My interest is in Ebenezer Adelbert, [of Augusta, Oneida, NY] born about 1860 - or more specifically in his wife.  [skipped]  Given that their first known child (Eva Mary) was born about 1886, Adelbert and Nellie were probably married somewhat before that year. Any information about Nellie would be appreciated."
Lovejoy, Carolyn Lent  New Jersey No Descends from WilliamThomas LETSON b ca 1718 of Monmouth County, NJ who married Elizabeth WHITE in 1752; Thomas LETSON b. l756 (Revolutionary Soldier) m Lydia JACKSON; Asher LETSON, b. 1781 m. Lydia WINELAND; Hugh, b. 1810 m. Rebecca HAYS. (Hugh and Rebecca moved from New Jersey to Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio.); Margaret LETSON b. 1845 m. George HARRIS; Anna, b. 1867 m. Delano GAGE; Caroline Carlin GAGE m ? Lent; Carolyn Lent Lovejoy.
Mangels, Pat  New York road block or

Yes - Email Address Change 6 June 2006 Looking for relatives of King LETSON (1852-1917) who married Mary SQUIRES  in Norwich, NY.  Also looking for George and Caroline LETSON.  George was the son of Thomas LETSON and Priscilla (NEWCOMB) LETSON and that Caroline was the daughter of Joseph and Eunice (RATHBUN) LETSON.
Marohl, Becky Unknown Yes  
McDonald, Tenley Hansen  Rhode Island

John/Michael/William Sr. No - Bounced 6/25/2003 Descends from John LETSON- from England; Michael b.1738; William b.1761; William Jr b.1798; James b. 1830; Charles b.1870; Esther May Letson b.1905. Esther May was Tenley's Grandma (Her father's Mom).
McKnight, Lara New York road block Yes - NEWas of 18 September 2006 Lara explains her lineage as: "I am researching the family of Mathew Randall Letson. He is my 4th great grandfather. My grandfather was given up at birth, so I have just learned of this family. His mother was Nora Letson, daughter of Myron Letson and granddaughter of Calvin Letson all of Wisconsin."
McMurry, Jann  Variation with the Surname No -Unsubscribed February 2004 States it is uncertain if his LATSONs began in Rhinebeck, NY though certainly possible. The only confirmed info Jann has is that they were in NYC around 1838. The names are Abraham Conklin LATSON, his wife Margaret Marie BOING, John W. LATSON and William LATSON, Abraham's brothers. John LATSON was a lawyer. Abraham journeyed to Sacramento, CA. in 1849 and his family subsequently joined him. Three of his children married three ROSEKRANS siblings. Abraham and Margaret were married at the Seventh Presbyterian Church in NYC Aug. 31, 1838. Several years ago, a professional genealogist did some research for Jann's father and said that the spelling difference between LATSON and LETSON was determined by location.
Mercer, Steven Allan  Rhode Island

John/Ephraim/Freeborn No -Bounced off list 31 December 2006 Descends from John LETSON and Mary SMITH; Ephram LETSON and Mercy Ann MAXFIELD; Freeborn LETSON and Esther ROUNDS; William Alonzo LETSON and Electa Cordelia SMITH; Lorenzo Van Renseler LETSON and Mary Francis DONNELLY; Herbert A. LETSON and Bertha May WASHBURN; Helen Esther LETSON and Richard Samuel MERCER; Richard Samuel MERCER Jr. and Sybil Lucile WOODMANSEE; Steven Allan MERCER.
Miller, Shirley New Jersey Yes - NEWas of 9 September 2006 Shirley explains: "I am a descendent of Thomas White Letson from NJ through his son Robert Leslie Letson, Warren Co., NJ. "
Mole, Dawn  Unknown No as of Fall 2002  
Monnier, Ann (Lounsberry) New York road block

Yes - Re-subscribed as 25 of  July 2007 Looking for relatives of Daniel LETSON, B ca 1781, US, perhaps N.Y. d 1851/1861, perhaps Woolwich, Ontario, Canada. Lived Elora, Ontario, Canada. Children: Nancy; William; Rhodes; Daniel; Jeremiah; George E.; Roxy; Henry and Julia. Ann's ancestor was his son: William b ca 1801, lived Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Married Catherine STOVER/STAUFFER/STONER. Children: Jacob; Mary Elizabeth (Ann's ancestor); Julie Ann (Julia) Letson Thomas, wife of John THOMAS; Roxy wife of George ENLER. Catherine STOVER/STAUFFER/STONER was probably the daughter or sister of Christian STAUFFER (he acquired land in the township of Woolwich in 1807). The Letson homestead was this same piece of property. After William's death, Catherine married Peter LONGHOUSE. 
Moore, Colin  Ireland Yes UPDATEDEmail Address Change 11 May 2004 Descendant of a non-American line. Colin was born in N. Ireland and knows his Letson line back to 1704. They lived in County Antrim in the Parish of Aghalee. He suspects, but hasn't proven yet, that his Letsons settled in that part of Ireland around the 1660's. They lived on land which belonged to Lord Conway who came from Warwickshire, England. One of the largest English concentration of Letsons also appears to be in Warwickshire so he wonders perhaps if his originated there also?
Morine, Richard of Burlington, MA Rhode Island Canadian

 John/John Jr./Robert No - Unsubbed 12/20/2007 See Bob Letson email of 12/24/2005.
Morrell, Dennis of North Kingstown, RI Rhode Island

John/Ephraim/Barbara Yes Descends from Ephraim Letson's daughter, Barbara who married Abel BENNETT in 1799. Dennis  has no other dates for Barbara and was hoping that maybe someone out there would. He'd be willing to share what he does have...Dennis found the original Marriage Record in Coventry, RI but there was no record of her birth.
Morris, Tanya  Southern Branch No as of Winter 2002  Researching the LETSON, MORRIS and TERRY family of Lawrence Co., Alabama.  She believes them to be of Morgan County and possibly of Mississippi. Tanya's husband's mother's name was Ida Faye LETSON and married a MORRIS, grandmother was Lizzie Mae TERRY LETSON. Lizzie Mae's husband was Price and his parents were Clark and Ida (Unknown) LETSON. 
Moxley, Ann  Ireland No as of Winter 2002  Has Letsons from Antrim in her family which she is trying to trace. It is said, by family stories, that the Letsons lived in the US for a time before moving across the border to Quebec, where they eventually settled (and are buried). Thomas LETSON b 1802, Co. Antrim?, Ireland; d 15 Dec 1880, Hemmingford, Quebec m Sarah KELLEY, b 1806, Ireland?; d 16 Jul 1884, Hemmingford, Quebec. Daugher Alice LETSON, b 3 Apr 1833 (presumably Co. Antrim), d 3 Oct 1909, Hemmingford, Quebec (Ann's gggrandmother). She wants to discover if maybe her Letsons might have come over to join some other family already settled in the "new world" (they came early 1800's).
Murray, Helen Letson Rhode Island Canadian

John/John Jr./Robert Yes Updated Email Address Descends from John LETSON and Mary SMITH; John LETSON  Jr and Susannah HAYWOOD; Robert LETSON  and Elizabeth NORRIS; William LETSON and Mary Ann Farnham; Henry Farnham LETSON and Bethia KELLY; Ethel Bethia LETSON  and John Frederick WELLS; Helen Letson WELLS and Arthur Robert ECKBERG; Karen Joyce ECKBERG and Robert Lloyd HOLDEN; Helen Letson HOLDEN and Thomas George MURRAY.
Nolan, Linda Singleton of Cody, Wyoming Rhode Island



No - as of 4 Apr 2008 Descends from John LETSON and Mary SMITH, Ephraim LETSON and Mercy Ann MAXFIELD, Freeborn LETSON and Ester ROUNDS, Sirrel Andrew LETSON and Ann Elizabeth HAMMOND, Tena LETSON and John Henry VOSS, Christine VOSS Singleton, Linda Singleton Nolan.
Owens, Jeffrey Unknown No-Subbed/Unsubbed Fall 2002  
Parks, Kathryn  Southern Branch? No Husband Joseph William Parsons Parks is the great-grandson of Permilia Letson Parsons. His grandfather was Joseph David Parsons. They were from Jefferson Co., AL. Robert was from SC and GA and David W. T. Letsons was from Butts Co., GA. Name: Permilia/Permelia "Mellie" Letson (David W. T. Letsons
Paul, Roger (Rog) Rhode Island
John/Michael/Isaiah Yes NEWas of 11 September 2008 Roger descends from Abijah Paul, son of Alvina McKay, daughter of Joseph and Rachel (LETSON), son of Sylvester.
Payne, Art  New York road block No - Unsubbed 2/23/2003 Explains his relationship as "My ggg-grandfather born c1774 may have been son of John LOUNSBURY and Sarah LETSON. Sarah Letson is purported to have been a Lounsbury prior to her first marriage to Mr. Letson She married second to John Lounsbury. John and Sarah Lounsbury had, according to John's Schoharie, NY, Will dated 1809, three daughters, Mary, Hannah and Charity. They had two sons, Isaac and Reuben. Reuben may have first married Betsey BURLINGAME and 2nd Hannah ???" 
Peeples, Andy of Austin, TX Southern Branch? Snail Mail Only Snail Mail Only Descends from Sam H. LETSON, b 1833 in Georgia. If you would like to get in touch with Andy, either send email to John Proctor or to Nancy Cluff Siders, the List Admin. We will be able to provide Andy's Snail Mail address.
Peterson, Anna M.  Rhode Island

John/Ephraim/Thomas No - Bounced 9/20/09 Anna writes 5/9/2002: "As you know the first John LETSON  in USA was born in the early 1700's in Warwick, England, died 1790 in Coventry, RI, married Mary Smith. He was followed by Ephraim, born 1740, died Aug. 18, 1824, married Mercy (Mary) Ann MAXFIELD.  He served in the RI Militia during the Revolutionary War. Next was Thomas LETSON, born 1774, Kent County, RI. He died after 1849 in Lake Pleasant, Hamilton County, NY. He was married 3 times. Wife # 1 was Elizabeth HUNT.  She divorced Thomas Oct. 1806 in N. Kingston, RI for non support of herself and 4 children. John whose history follows was their youngest child. Wife # 2 was Anna ? She divorced Thomas of W. Greenwich, RI in April, 1822. She had one child and was pregnant with another. Wife # 3 was Lois? She was born in CT between 1780 and 1790. She moved with Thomas to Hamilton County, NY in 1818. She died in Lake Pleasant, Hamilton County, NY after 1823. John (#2) was born1805 in Coventry, RI, the youngest child of Elizabeth HUNT.  He moved with Thomas and Lois in 1818 to Hamilton County, NY. He married Hannah ? who was born 1810 in Coventry Co., RI. He was a shingle maker. In a 1892 census John was 87 and Hannah was 82 years of age. Edward Danial was born 24 Aug., 1839 in Hamilton County, NY. He married Artimisha BOCKUS in 1860. She was born 5 April, 1846 in Tioga County, PA. Edward LETSON came to Michigan 11 January, 1865 and was one of the first settlers in Sherman Township, Mason County, MI. He died 10 February, 1919 in Ludington, Mason County, MI. My grandmother, Eunice Almeda LETSON LEAVITT was their daughter.
Potter-Ribble, Cynthia (Cindy)  Southern Branch No-Unsubbed Fall 1999 Shares: "I was adopted when I was 4 days old. I In August 1998, I met my birth-father for the first time. He is Bobby Harold LETSON of Mississippi. He is in the Southern Letson book, and I currently have possession of his copy. I haven't really been able to start researching the name very much, what with the demands of work, and many new relatives to get to know. I feel a bit awkward about announcing myself in this way, but, my Papa is a really wonderful guy who says he'd be very pleased for me to claim him as 'mine'. In a matter of months, I've acquired MANY new family lines to research, and the Letson book, it seems to me, goes out to the sides far more than it goes back. So, when time allows, there seems alot to do there."
Proctor, John of Kansas  Variations with the Surname No - Unsubbed 10/30/09 States "The Latson line is one of my main branches, and our family has done considerable research on this line. I have done extensive research using the Early Records of New Orange, Albany, NY. In those records I find the surnames, Lassingh, Lasse, Lassen, and Letson. They often appear in the same document, refering to the same person. The first individual we start with is Pieter Pieterse Lasse, who we have records of coming from Holland. His surname in various documents if Lansingh, and Letson. I have developed a data base using all of these surnames, seperated from my family records, and enter all of the variations on the spelling I find in the libaray. What does your family records indicate on this surname confusion? I am using both the LDS PAF program and Family Tree Maker, and would be happy to supply you with a gedcom file of any family members you would be interested in. Let me hear from you and any information we can share will be appreceated." John recently has discovered a letter in which there are entries from a Peter LETSON's fammily bible. This Peter was born on 4 Oct 1784, died on 28 Dec 1867, he married Elizabeth HANNABERG on 22 Sep 1811. They had 10 children. On of the children, Henry is carried on in the bible. The exciting find for the family is that this Henry's surname is recorded as LATSON! John would be very interested in sharing info with anyone who knows of this Peter. 
Raymond, Joanne  Unknown No- Subbed/Unsubbed Spring 2000 Looking for information about her great grandmother Dora LETSON who married Abram WHITE who was born approximately 1867. They had a daughter Nina WHITE b 1891 who was Joanne's grandmother. Nina married Robert MORRISON. 
Read, Charles A. (Charlie) Unknown Yes - Resubscribed 29 Mar 2009  
Reilly, Everett  Rhode Island

John/Michael/Isaiah Yes -Email Return to old address 18 September 2005 Descends thru John LETSON b: Bef. 1710 in Warwick, Eng d: Bef. 1790 in Warwick, Kent Co., RI m. Mary SMITH b: in Portsmouth, RI d: in Coventry, RI; Michael LETSON b: Abt. 1738 in Coventry, RI d: 21 Dec 1801 in Augusta, Oneida Co., NY m. Hannah OSBORN b: in Richmond, RI m: 28 Sep 1760 in South Kingston, RI d: in Prob. Oneida Co., NY; Isaiah LETSON b: 1772 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI d: 18 May 1848 in Aurora, Erie Co., NY m. Sarah BLANCHARD b: Abt. 1780 in Coventry, RI m: Bef. 1800 in Coventry, RI d: 3 Feb 1837 in East Aurora, NY; Samuel LETSON b: 30 Jan 1803 in Augusta, Oneida Co., NY d: 30 Aug 1858 in Aurora, Erie Co., NY m. Sarah (Sally) STAFFORD d: 3 Feb 1887; John Henry LETSON b: 16 Jun 1821 in Rome, Oneida Co., NY d: 1 Jan 1880 in Phoenix, Oswego Co., NY m. Dorcas NELSON b: Oct 1815 in Oneida Co., NY; Silas Heanon LETSON b: 6 May 1860 in Schroeppel Twp, Oswego Co., NY d: Abt. 1936 m. Emma J. FLETCHER b: 15 Jul 1866 in Palermo, Oswego Co., NY d: 19 Dec 1948; Edward Burr LETSON b: 2 Sep 1886 in Prob. Oneida Co., NY d: 7 Jan 1961 in Prob. Oneida Co., NY m. Grace E. HILL b: 7 Sep 1894 m: 26 Feb 1911 d: 13 Jan 1968; Everett Edward (Reilly) LETSON b: 15 Jan 1912 d: 7 Jan 1988 m. Marion (Sally) MALIOFSKI b: 23 Feb 1919; Everett Edward (Letson) REILLY b: 23 Jun 1940 m. Sherron L. SHOCKLEY b: 8 May 1944; Everett Edward (Letson) REILLY b: 16 Dec 1965.
Riley, Judy Wood  Rhode Island

John/Michael/Anna No Descends from John LETSON, Sr; John LETSON, Jr (1710-1790) and Mary SMITH; Michael LETSON (1738-1801) and Hannah OSBON/OSBORNE; Anna LETSON and John STAFFORD.
Roddy. Jim No - Bounced out 1 August 2004 1. John Letson: what evidence is there in support of his name or as father to "our" Rhode Island John Letson? 2. John Letson (one of 3 brothers, first known Letsons into the US) ca 1710 - 1783, and Mary Smith; 3. Michael Letson 1738 - aft 1801 (fought in the Revolutionary War), and Hannah Albro (sorry, won't give up that last name); 4. William Letson (DAR listed Revolutionary War Patriot) Dec 5, 1761 -Feb 21, 1835, and Mary; 5. Rowland Letson May 23, 1786 - Jan 13, 1852, and Joanna Arnold;

>From my additional research, all proved with source documents;

6. Pamela (Permelia) Letson, abt 1810-1851, and Levi R. Stafford, 1802-1876.  7. Albert Henry Stafford, 1835-1914, and Phoebe J. Adams, 1845-1924.  8. Carrie Alma Stafford, 1864-1923, and Wellington Carlton Walker, 1855-1933.  9. Wellington Dewey Walker, 1898-1945 and Olga Nancy Hansen, 1906-1951  10. Alma Anna Walker (Living) and Bernard John Roddy, 1920-1969)  11. Me; James P. Roddy."

Roderick, Alice Brenna Unknown No - Bounced 17 April 2004 Robert Letson is father to Sethiel ( Sethid) James Letson.----- Sethiel James Letson father to John David Letson----John David Letson father to Francis ( Mary )Letson --- Brennan, my mother. trying to find the key to the door back to Robert's parents and beyond, Robert born in North Carolina 1794,died 1859 in Georgia. Sethiel born in Georgia 1859 as was John in1866 both died in Florida, Sethiel in 1924. John in 1951.  I will be deeply grateful to anyone who can help me in this quest.
Rogers, Heather  Southern Branch No - Bounced Spring/ Summer 2001 Heather's husband's great grandfather married a lady in Jefferson County Alabama on 16th November 1876, at the residence of the bride's father and I believe the groom's father J. ROGERS was present. The ceremony was performed by ?? (could be Elder) Foster Norwood. Thomas J. ROGERS married Susan E. (here comes the tricky part) LETSON/LEHOON/LETSMORE ... the name is up for grabs . .. I just can't read it in either of the places it appears on the marriage license. . Does this tiny bit of information ring any bells with anyone? Do any of you recognize the names in this wedding? I am at my wits end. Please help.
Rogers, Joy  Rhode Island

John/Michael/William Sr.   Deceased 16 January 2009 Obituary Joy updated her listing13 Feb 2003 as such:  "My Letson connection is: John Letson; John Letson b. ca 1710-1783 m. Mary SMITH.  Children- John,Calista, Michael, Ephraim.  Michael Letson b. ca 1738-1801 m. Hannah OSBORNE.  Children- Esther, Abigail, Anna, William, John, Isaiah. William Letson 1761 aft 1835 m. Mary ______. Children- Rowland, William, Julia, John (not sure of) Michael; Rowland Letson 1786 - 1852 m. Joanna ARNOLD.  Children- Rowland Jr., Gelty, Ziba, Harriet, Albert, Permelia; Rowland Letson Jr. 1819-1896/98 m. Abigail LEWIS.  Children- Marion, Ella, Delos, Agnes; Marion Letson 1843-1893 m. George COLE; My great- grandparents.  Marion was the end of my Letson line."
Russell, Heather John/Ephraim/Freeborn Yes NEWas of 20 December 2008  
Schrauben, Barbara



Yes Barbara wrote 23 August 2004:  "I descend from John Henry LETSON and Mary SMITH, Ephraim LETSON and Mercy Ann MAXFIELD, Freeborn LETSON and Esther ROUNDS, William Alonzo LETSON and Betsey McKee Newton DONNELLY, Ella Betsey LETSON and Edmund Gerome HEWETT, Eunice Belle HEWETT and Frank Rexford MALLEAUX, (living) MALLEAUX and Arthur William TAKUS.  I'm just beginning to carry on my grandmother's (Eunice's) family research. She'd be thrilled to see how the internet streamlines the process."
Seaward, Lee  New York road block No-Unsubscribed Fall 2002 Researching King Hiram LETSON b.1852 d.1917 married Mary SQUIRES b.1856 d.1947. They lived in Chenango County, NY and had 12 children. The youngest was Lee's grandmother, Pearl who married James M. SAVAGE. Some of the other children of King and Mary were: Emma, Luella, Adelbert, Edward (aka Mike), Alfred (aka Dick), Clarence and a child that died in 1891. King was the son of Thomas and Priscilla (NEWCOMB) LETSON. He had 2 brothers, George of Bridgewater and William of Utica. Currently, Lee is chasing the SQUIRES line. She thought what information she has on the LETSONs might be helpful to someone. She would be thrilled to receive any new information on the LETSON or SQUIRES families that anybody might have.
Sellers , Jack of The Woodlands, Texas Southern Branch Yes 13 May 2004

Descends from Robert LETSON, Sr. (b 1786 SC; d Jul 29, 1859 Monroe Co. Ga.) m Jan 20, 1820 to Susannah McClain (b. 1796 S.C.); their son David William Thaxton LETSON (b. Dec 31, 1824 Butts Co. Ga.) m. Susan MARTIN (b. Dec 21, 1826 Butts Co., Ga daughter of Green MARTIN and Irene THAXTON); their daughter, Frances E. LETSON (b. Feb 24, 1849 Butts Co. Ga) m. Isaac Gurley SELLERS (b. May 24, 1848 Tuscaloosa Co. Al); their son W.J.Oscar SELLERS (b. Sep 7, 1866 Bessemer, Jefferson Co., Al) m. Molly Anna BOYD (b.Jan 27, 1872 Wortham, Freestone Co., Tx); their son J.K. SELLERS (b.Dec 6, 1902 Coolidge, Limestone Co., Tx).

Shaw, Sue B.  Rhode Island

John/Michael/Isaiah No-Bounced Spring 2000 Had subscribed to the list because she connects to the Letson clan via Sarah BLANCHARD below in Nancy Cluff Siders' listing. Sarah's the sister of one of Sue's Blanchard clan.
Siders, Nancy Cluff of Roswell, NM Rhode Island

John/Michael/Isaiah Yes Descends from John LETSON, Sr; John LETSON, Jr (1710-1790) and Mary SMITH of Coventry, Kent Co., RI; Michael LETSON (1738-1801) and Hannah OSBON/OSBORNE of Coventry, Kent Co., RI and Oneida Co., NY; Isaiah LETSON (1772-1848) and Sarah BLANCHARD of Niagara co., NY; Rachel LETSON (1798/99 - 1868) and Joseph McKAY of Augusta, Oneida co., NY and Erie Co., NY; Philander McKAY (1819-1880) and Sally PARTRIDGE of Erie Co., NY; Willis Elery McKAY (1856-1930) and Lucy Rose OLDEN of Erie Co., NY, Wayne Co., KY and Highland Co., OH; Marian Inez McKAY (1906-1967) and David Newton McBride CLUFF of Highland Co., OH ; Nancy Carolyn CLUFF and William Dale SIDERS.
Smith, F.  Unknown No - Bounced 14 Feb 2005  
Stonestreet, Dianne of Australia  Variations with the Surname No - Bounced Spring/ Summer 2001 Tracing the surname of LENSON and also LINSON and thought she would start looking at other spellings. So far she has only been able to trace her Great Grandparents John George LENSON and Margaret Mary Anne ROGERS b: 1852 d: 1933 believed to be living in the Limehouse Middlesex area of London. Their son Dianne's Grandfather Thomas Henry LENSON was born 9.4.1881 Limehouse,Middlesex before migrating to Australia. He probably was married before migrating to Australia as his marriage certificate to Dianne's Grandmother Dorothy May PHILLIPS says he was divorced. Grandfather LENSON's brother and sisters were Elizabeth, Emma, Margaret and it is believed John or George.
Sutter, Terry C.  New York road block No - Bounced 19 April 2005 Explains "My great-great grandmother on my mother's side was Emma LETSON, born May 10, 1872, died October 11,1939. She married John CHASE, who was originally from the Bridgewater, NY area. Emma has a son, Lavern, who was her only child as far as we know, and he died February 14, 1955. Emma's father was King H. LETSON, born October 12, 1852 and died May 18, 1917. The following is from his obituary: He was a stone mason by trade, and a life-long citizen of Norwich, New York. He was a member of the Whaupaunaucau tribe of redmen, #108. The deceased is survived by his wife Mary Letson (SQUIRES?). He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emma Letson Chase FERGUSON and Mrs. Lee BIRD of Elmira, and Mrs. Joseph FLANG of Norwich, and three sons Adelbert, Edward, and Alfred Letson, all of Norwich. He leaves two brothers William LETSON of Utica, and George LETSON of Bridgewater.
Szczesniak, Marion New York road block


Yes - NEWas of 28 March 2004 Researching her grandson's father's family where an EMMELY LETSON was bn. Wisconsin, married a WILL DAVIS, bn. PA. The 1880 US Census shows them living in Springield, Jackson, WI.   See Fred Letson's lineage on this page.  Emily was a sister to Fred's grandfather, Edgar.
Tamasese, Jena Unknown No - Unsubbed 1/25/2003  
Tefft, Tim  Rhode Island

John/Ephraim/Freeborn No - Unsubbed 5/4/2003 Connects through the TEFFT's who married LETSON's as such: Abigail TEFFT was the daughter of Benjamin T. TEFFT and Lucy REYNOLDS. In her father's will of 1846 he named her husband Frebun (Freeborn LETSON). From his grave Tim learned that Freeborn was born 1806, died Feb 7, 1890, buried in Richmond, RI. Abigail was born Dec 20, 1802 in Exeter, RI, died July 23, 1872 in Richmond. Two likely children, 1. Desire LETSON, b. June 22, 1823, d. Jan 14, 1885, married to Reynolds G. PHILLIPS, b. June 27, 1832, d. March 14, 1899. 2. David T. LETSON, b. 1825, d. June 13, 1841. Also of note is that sometime between 1825 and 1846 Rebecca TEFFT, Abigail's sister, married Ephraim LETSON. Rebecca was born Feb 15, 1806 in Exeter and died Sep 8, 1872 in Exeter.
Thoms, Deborah (Debbie) Letson New Jersey Branch Yes Debbie writes: "I descend from Thomas Letson and Elizabeth who came over in 1730."
Thorn, Ken  Unknown No-Bounced? Fall 2000 Relates through Blanch WOLFE (Grandmother) b. 9 Mar 1884 d. 17 Jan 1943; George Flamerfelt WOLFE (father to Blanch) b. 1 Nov 1858 d. 21 Nov 1918; Anne Mary LETSON (mother to Blanch) b. 12 Mar 1860 d. 24 Sep 1937; Jonah LETSON (Father to Anne Mary) b. 1 Nov 1829; Robert L. LETSON (Father to Jonah) b. 22 Nov 1785 d. 3 Feb 1867; Thomas LETSON (Father to Robert) b. 16 May 1756; William Thomas LETSON (Father to Thomas) b. 21 Oct 1725 d. 24 Mar 1800.
Tucker, Elizabeth  Southern Branch No-Unsubscribed Fall 2000 Connects through the HAMIL's who married LETSON's as such: JACOB and MARGARET (HAMIL) LETSON in Etowah Co., AL from about 1870 until their deaths. They came to Gadsden from the Butts Co., GA area along with some of her HAMIL siblings. 
Unser, Michelle  Canadian Yes - NEWas of 28 June 2009 Michelle shared the following: "My grandfather was Albert George Letson, born July 1, 1901. He was born in Canada but that is all the further I have gotten! His parents were Harriet Foreman and George Letson who were born in England and immigrated to English Canada. I know he lived on Drummond Island in his youth and ended up in Gulliver, Schoolcraft Co, MI.
Wehling, Steven  Unknown No as of Fall 2002 Has an Ida LETSON who married a HOTCHKISS in Minnehaha County, SD. If anyone is familiar with this family, Steven would be very interested in hearing from you! 
Westman, Pam John/Ephraim/Freeborn/Sirrel Andrew Yes - NEWas of 30 September 2007  
Whipple, Wendy Unknown No - Bounced 7/6/09 Looking for any information on the Letson family in Oneida County, NY. They may have resided in Oriskany during the 1840's. Emily married Sylvester GILMAN on 12/16/1843 in Oriskany, Oneida NY.  

Wendy updated the list on 15 Dec 2002 with the following:  "Emily Letson was born 2/18/1826 in Whitestown, Oneida County, NY. When she was married in December 1843 it was in Utica, Oneida county, NY. Her brother Henry in the 1850 census also was born in NY. During the 1850 census Emily was now Emily Gilman and they were living in Redfield, Oswego Co. NY. Afer that they moved to MN where she died in 1868. Emily had 6 children, two died as children. Their names were Electa Almira, Milton, Mary Jane, Nancy (Nannie), John Irvin and Emma Phinette. Some of these names are unusual and was wondering if maybe they are family names.  Does anyone else have these names in their tree?"

Then on 22 Jun 2003, Wendy wrote: "I think I may have had a break through on my Emily Letson's family. There is a Henry Letsen listed in the 1830 Oneida Co. Whitestown, NY census. Ages of children fit with Emily and her brother Henry. He is listed again in the 1840 census in Whitestown. I found a listing for a death of Henry Letson in Rome, Oneida county 3/18/1847 age 50. I think they are the same Henry and my Emily's father. Does anyone have any record of this Henry in their line? Any help would be appreciated."

Whitson, Bill Rhode Island

John/Michael/Isaiah Yes NEWas of 27 May 2006 Bob Letson writes:  "Bill Whitson is a new Letson contact. He and I have Orrin Letson as an ancestor."
Woolley, Margaret Letson  Ireland No-Unsubbed Summer 2000 Born Greenock, Scotland and descends from William LETSON b 1805?, Antrim N Ireland m Elizabeth WEIR; William LETSON b 1831 Antrim, d 1891 Greenock, Scotland, m Jane DEVLIN b 1827, Antrim, d 1891 Greenock; James LETSON b 1864, Antrim, d 1928 Greenock m Margaret BOTHWICK b 1865, Greenock, d 1940 Greenock; George LETSON b 1890 Greenock, d 1976 Greenock m Williamina RAMAGE b 1896 Greenock, d 1974 Greenock; James LETSON b 1924 Greenock, m Margaret BURNIE b 1925 Greenock; Margaret LETSON WOOLLEY.
Wyatt, Pat  Unknown Yes My Great-great-great grandmother, Alice LETSON, married Rowland COREY in Griswold, CT, 15 Sept. 1831. He died in 1840 and to date, I can find but one child, a son, Alfred Brown COREY, born Voluntown, CT, in 1839. Alice remarried 10 April 1844 Miner WILCOX/WILLCOX in Voluntown and had two children by him: Hamilton M., b. 9 April 1845, and Celinda M. , b. 17 Sept. 1847.  I can follow the children and I find Alice's death 3 Dec. 1881 in Voluntown. Neither her death nor her marriage records list her parents and I have no idea where she came from or from whom she descended. Does anyone have any ideas?
Yates, Janet Letson  Rhode Island

John/Michael/Isaiah Yes - UPDATED email change 5/27/2006 Descends from John LETSON, Sr; John LETSON, Jr (1710-1790) and Mary SMITH; Michael LETSON (1738-1801) and Hannah ALBRO (OSBORNE?); Isaiah LETSON (1797-1848) and Sarah BLANCHARD (1781 RI-1837 NY); Samuel LETSON (1803-1858) and Sally STAFFORD; Myron H. LETSON (1827-1902) and Genla "Elma" MATTHEWS (1833-1900); Clifford Myron LETSON (1867-1929) and Charlotte Irene BARNARD (1872-1950); Gordon Barnard LETSON (1892-1984) and Nina Janette MARTIN (1902-1930); Janet Letson YATES.
Ziegler, David (Dave)  New York road block No-Bounced Winter 2001 Ggggrandfather's name was William LETSON, born 2/21/1839 in Winterburne, Ontario Canada and died on 2/2 1903 in Fife Lake, Grand Traverse, MI. He was the husband of Laura (HYMN) LETSON. He was the son of William LETSON and Catherine (------) LETSON. Dave's family says that William's mother was full blood Chippewa. I got a hold of William LETSON's death certificate and it says that Mother's maiden name was Stoner, Stosser or Storrer. I cant really make it out due to the fancy writing on the certificate. Also if there are any relatives out there who may be reading this. William LETSON on his death cert. says that he had ten children of whom five were living at that time. Their names were Julia Elizabeth (LETSON) STRAHAN-Dave's gggrandmother, Edith ( LETSON) BONNELL, William Edward LETSON, Osker Emil LETSON, and George Henry LETSON. Bob Letson found Dave's family in the volume THE NORTHERN LETSONS by Sharleen Thomas Espedal with the first person in this line as Daniel (wife unknown) parent of Nancy, William, Rhodes, Daniel, Jeremiah, George, Roxy, Henry, and Julia. The son William, above is reported as b ca 1801 US, d 1850 Waterloo Co., Ontario, CA. married Catharine. Had children Jacob, Mary, daughter, daughter, Julie Ann, William Henry, and Roxi. William Henry LETSON is reported to have been born Feb 21 1839 (same as your date but place of birth was not known. He married Laura Ann HYMM on 24 Oct 1861. He died 2 Feb 1903. 
Zechel, Mary Letson of Lemont, IL New Jersey 

(James Finley Letson Reunion) 


No as of 4 August 2008