The Lockwood Family
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

The Lockwood Family - J. Almeron Lockwood, Madrid, was born in Madrid, June 9, 1817. The earliest ancestor of this family we can trace was William Lockwood, a native of England, who came to this country when a young man, He settled in Vermont where he married, and afterward moved into Canada, There he was awarded a contract of land for his loyalty to the British cause during the war of the Revolution, William Lockwood was the father of eight children of whom Joseph, father of our subject, was the oldest son. He was born June 20, 1792, and was only a lad when his parents moved to St Lawrence county. His father took up a tract of eighty acres in Madrid, and in 1806, when Joseph was fourteen years of age, be bought a farm of eighty acres adjoining the homestead, where he always made his home. Joseph married, May 25, 1815, Azubah Newton of this town, and they had three children: Lucy A., who married Thomas Howe, of Potsdam, and died April 14, 1873 ; Cynthia Alvira, who died in 1841, at twenty one years of age; and Joseph Almeron. The early life of the latter was spent on this farm. He was eduoated in the common schools and at Canton Academy. At twenty four years of age he married and after one year moved to Canada, where he conducted a photographic gallery, being engaged in this business for about eleven yearn. In 1853 he moved to Ottawa, where he made his home until 1859. He died on the old homestead July 1, 1859. He married, November 10, 1841, Melinda, daughter of John Picrce, of Williamsburg, Canada, and they had eight children, seven of whom are still living: Alvira, an artist of note and teacher of painting, who has now a studio at Ottawa, Canada; Jasper, a train dispatcher at Los Angeles, Cal; Eugene, of Los Angeles; Maria, who is now at Chicago; Eliza, who conducts the homestead farm; Almira, who died in 1879 at twenty six years of age; Florence, who lives at home, and Joseph of Los Angeles.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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