Rev. Francis A. Latta, the oldest son of Rev. Dr James Latta, was born April 27, 1766.  He was ordained as a Presbyterian clergyman Nov. 23, 1796, and was pastor successively of Presbyterian churches in Wilmington, Del, and Lancaster and Chestnut Level, Pa, in which latter place he also maintained a classical school for many years.  In the year 1826 he moved to Sadsbury twp, Chester Co, and established the Moscow Academy, a classical and literary institution, which flourished for some years.  He was a man of remarkable well-cultivated mind, a poet of no mean order, a very superior classical and Hebrew scholar, and was one of the greatest instructors of his day.  He was able to debate, discriminating and decided in judgment, and was a model in the pulpit.  In his manners he was social and in his deportment humble and unostentatious.  He died April 21, 1834.