John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe

Male 1803 - 1891  (88 years)


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  • Name John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe  [1, 2
    Born 4 May 1803  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1850  [6
    Lawyer 
    Residence 1850  Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1850  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1860  [5
    Lawyer 
    Residence 1860  Elkridge, Howard, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1870  [8
    Attorney-at-law 
    Residence 1870  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1880  [9
    Lawyer 
    Residence 1880  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    _MILT Lt. Col., Maryland Militia 
    Burial Lot I 21-23 
    Died 11 Sep 1891  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 10
    Burial 14 Sep 1891  Green Mount Cem, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried 14 Sep 1891  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Notes 
    • John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe attended West Point Military Academy for three years from 1818-21 but was forced to resign when his older brother and father died in order to take care of his family in Baltimore. He resigned in his senior year as head of his class. He won a Gold Medal for the best design of a Monument to Kosciuszko at West Point. As a lawyer he was Chief Counsel for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was an architect in his own right. He was involved with colonization in Liberia, Africa and was President of the American Colonization Society in 1853. He was involved with litigation between Nicholas Roosevelt and Robert Fulton about the vertical wheel on steamboats. He was involved in the incorporation of the Magnetic Telegraph Company and the Western Telegraph Company to conduct and carry the electro-magnetic telegraph, invented by Morse, over lines alongside the B&O Railroad between Baltimore and Washington. The first message was, " What hath God Wrought". He was Counsel for the Ross Winans Railroad interests in Russia. He was President of the Park Board of Baltimore and was involved with the purchase of land for Druid Hill Park. In 1846 he was granted a patent for improvement in stoves. This was known as the "Latrobe Stove". Although over 300,000 were in use, he never got any financial rewards for it. Parts were cast in the foundry and built at the Bartlett-Hayward Company in Baltimore until 1910. It was similar to the "Franklin Stove". He was the first president of the Maryland Historical Society. He was Aide-de-Camp under Gov. Thomas Swann.

      Charles Joseph Latrobe had visited him in Baltimore. John H. B. Latrobe met his English cousins while on a visit abroad. John H. B. Latrobe writes, "While in London I made acquaintance with my first cousin, the Rev. Peter Latrobe, who had succeeded his father as senior Bishop of the Moravian Church, an admirable gentleman, a Christian, and a man of learning and accomplishment". He goes on to write, "My maternal grandfather has been mentioned by me in the commencement of this letter, but I have said nothing of my grandfather on my father's side, whose authenticated claim to a descendant from the historical family of the Bonevals of France was a preliminary to the marriage of my Uncle Frederick with the Baroness Stackelberg, of Dorpat, Livonia."He then goes on to discuss the coat of arms as follows: "While I am on the subject, I may as well state the tradition as regards my coat of arms. Three escallop shells on a blue bar across a white shield. The crest a hand holding an anchor, The hand and forearm issuing from clouds, motto, Tutto Si Fa (Nothing is Impossible). The origin of this coat is said to have been as follows: A remote ancestor, going as a man at arms to the Crusade indicated by the shells, bore himself bravely, was knighted, and on his return to Italy has his arms emblazoned there. A simple shield, three escallop shells, and the Italian motto, "Nothing is Impossible." Religion ran in the family, it would seem. The hand and arm issuing from the clouds and the emblem of hope are very religious in their meaning."

      He had lived in Baltimore at the northeast corner of Charles and Read Streets. The office building now at this location is still called the Latrobe Building.

      Interestingly, he and his immediate family show up twice on the 1850 census. In Aug 1850 he is listed on the Anne Arundel Co., MD census along with 7 children and 13 servants/workers. In Sep 1850 he is listed in the Baltimore census along with 6 children and 6 servants. His summer home (farm?) was valued at $26000 while his home in Baltimore was valued at $30,000. Listed among his children in Anne Arundel Co. is a Charlotte C. aged 16 (between the ages of Ferdinand and Osmund). She does not appear on the Baltimore 1850 census. In the 1870 census he is listed as being aged 75, having 7 servants, and born in England. His funeral was at Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, corner of St. Paul and Chase Streets.
    Person ID I5519  mytree
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2017 

    Father Benjamin Henry Latrobe,   b. 1 May 1764, Fulneck, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1820, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Hazlehurst,   b. 1 Jan 1771, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1841, Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 2 May 1800  [11
    Notes 
    • They were married at her father's house in Philadelphia, PA by the Right Reverend Dr. White, the Episcopal Bishop.

      While Benjamin Henry Latrobe was working on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in 1805, the family was living in Wilmington, Delaware. They had a nurse, maid and housekeeper, Catherine McCausland, who was called 'Kitty'. They moved to a small log house on Ironhill near Elkton, MD for July, August and September 1805 as the children were subject to 'summer complaint' - dysentery which at that time was very frequently fatal. The house was near the canal where they could see both the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River 20 miles apart.

      On Christmas Eve, 1815 the Latrobe family was living in Washington when there was a sudden tragedy - the accidental death of the loyal Kitty McCausland. Benjamin Henry, Mary and Julia had gone off to church, leaving the two boys and Kitty alone in the house. The boys were upstairs when suddenly they heard a scream from below; they rushed to the kitchen and found Kitty moaning in a chair by the fire, all her clothes burned off and their remains still smoking on the floor. They rushed for help from a neighbor who helped to get her upstairs and into bed and gave her what crude first aid they could as the others returned, but it was too late and she died that evening. She had been with the family for thirteen years, and this was a grievous loss to all the family.
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Charlotte Virginia Claiborne,   b. 5 Aug 1815, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1903, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1832  Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Married 6 Dec 1832  Soldiers Retreat, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • John H. B. Latrobe and Charlotte V. Claiborne are listed with a Charlotte C. Latrobe, age 16 on the 1850 census, who was born in Mississippi. On the 1860 census there were 10 others listed with the family, among them a seamstress, house keeper, gardener, coachman, and cook.
    Children 
    +1. Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe,   b. 14 Oct 1833, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1911, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Osmun Latrobe,   b. 12 Apr 1835, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1915, New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Virginia Latrobe,   b. 5 Jun 1843,   d. 13 Mar 1844  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Richard Steuart Latrobe,   b. 17 Jan 1845, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1900, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +5. Virginia Isabella Latrobe,   b. 17 Jan 1845, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1924  (Age 79 years)
     6. John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe, Jr.,   b. 14 May 1847, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1882, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +7. Lydia Roosevelt Latrobe,   b. Abt 1853, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F251  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Margaret Caile Steuart,   b. 4 Jul 1795,   d. 5 Jan 1831, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1828  [12, 13
    Notes 
    • Her last name is spelled 'Stewart' in the Hazlehurst Charts.
    Children 
    +1. Henry Boneval Latrobe,   b. 1830, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1877  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 May 1803 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Dec 1832 - Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Dec 1832 - Soldiers Retreat, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Elkridge, Howard, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 1891 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 14 Sep 1891 - Green Mount Cem, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Sep 1891 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1850 US Census - Baltimore, MD - Ward 10 (p99A).jpg
    1850 US Census - Baltimore, MD - Ward 10 (p99A).jpg
    1860 US Census - Howard, MD - District 1 (p630).jpg
    1860 US Census - Howard, MD - District 1 (p630).jpg
    John H.B. Latrobe [1803-1891] - 1890.jpg
    John H.B. Latrobe [1803-1891] - 1890.jpg
    1850 US Census - Howard District, Anne Arundel, MD (p424B).jpg
    1850 US Census - Howard District, Anne Arundel, MD (p424B).jpg
    John H.B. Latrobe [1803-1891].jpg
    John H.B. Latrobe [1803-1891].jpg
    1870 US Census - Baltimore, MD - Ward 11 (p75).jpg
    1870 US Census - Baltimore, MD - Ward 11 (p75).jpg
    1880 US Census - Baltimore, MD - District 103 (p451B).jpg
    1880 US Census - Baltimore, MD - District 103 (p451B).jpg

    Headstones
    Latrobe, John H. 1803-1891
    Latrobe, John H. 1803-1891

  • Sources 
    1. [S75] Jack Hoyt (hoytx2@aol.com), Page 448.

    2. [S99] Mrs. Gamble Latrobe Collection, Book of newspaper clippings..

    3. [S74] Internet, http://www.mdoe.org/latrobejhb.html.

    4. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p471.

    5. [S188] 1860 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Howard, Maryland; Roll: ; Page: 630; Image: 76..
      J. H. B. Latrobe,
      Charlotte B.,
      Ferdinand C. C.,
      Osmun,
      R. S.,
      Virginia,
      J. H. B. Jr.

    6. [S189] 1850 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Baltimore Ward 10, Baltimore, Maryland; Roll: M432_284; Page: 99A; Image: ..
      John H. B. Latrobe
      Charlotte V.
      Henry
      Ferdinand
      Osmun
      R. Steuart
      Virginia
      John

    7. [S189] 1850 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Howard, Anne Arundel, Maryland; Roll: M432_278; Page: 424B; Image: ..
      J. H. B. Latrobe
      Charlotte
      Henry
      Ferdinand
      Asosmum
      Charlotte C. ??
      Virginia
      Stewart
      John H. B.

    8. [S187] 1870 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Baltimore Ward 11, Baltimore, Maryland; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: ..
      John Latrobe
      Charlott
      Stewart
      Virginia
      John
      Lilian

    9. [S193] 1880 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; Roll: 501; Family History Film: 1254501; Page: 451B; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 0164..
      John H. B. Latrobe
      Charlotte
      John
      Swann

    10. [S57] Find A Grave.

    11. [S20] Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Talbot Hamlin, (Name: Oxford University Press; Location: New York; Date: 1955;), Page 142..

    12. [S52] Elizabeth Isabella Purviance, Samuel Purviance, Jr..

    13. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p473.


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