|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1851|
Aged 89 Years, 10 Months, 21 Days, Revolutionary War Veteran
SANGAMON COUNTY IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR - LOCKRIDGE, JOHN - was born about 1761 in Augusta Co. VA (Early Settlers has birth about 1758) and died 1848, age 87. He is buried at Chatham Cemetery, Sangamon Co., IL. He served as a soldier in VA, enlisting early in the war, about 1775, and was in the battles of Guilford Courthouse and Cowpens. He came to IL in 1835, from Montgomery Co. KY, with four sons and four daughters, settling in Ball Township. He received a pension for his service and was on the IL Pension Roll, Sangamon County, 1 June 1840,age 79 residing with William Lockridge. His name is on the plaque on the south mall of the Old State Capitol in Springfield. - Contributed by Brenda (#46634709)
The Lochridge family is of Scottish origin. The grandfather of our subject, John Lochridge, was born in Scotland and when a child accompanied his parents to his country, the family locating in Virginia. At the early age of sixteen years he enlisted in the Colonial Army under Gen. Washington and served until the close of the war. During that time he had many narrow encounters with the Indians and often saved his life by swimming a stream and thus escaping his savage foes. He was an expert swimmer, possessed great strength, and a splendid physique, being strong and powerful, and tipping the beam at two hundred and thirty-five pounds. He became an early settler of Indiana, where he had ample opportunity for indulging his love of hunting. He made farming his business and afterward removed to Montgomery County, Ky., where he owned four hundred acres of land. Selling out, he came to Illinois in 1835 and with his son William located land in what is now Ball Township. He became one of the well-to-do citizens of the community, was prominent in public affairs, for thirty years was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and died at the very advanced age of ninety-four years at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bridges.
PORTRAIT & BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1891, Pg 419 (J.MILTON LOCHRIDGE) - (Spelling of name is with an "h" rather than a "k."
Note: Using a date calculator, his birth date would be 20 Nov 1761. His plaque states 1762. Family sources indicate the surname is Lochridge rather than Lockridge but his stone and plaque both are engraved as Lockridge.
Robert Lockridge (1784 - 1826)*
Isabella K Lockridge Bridges (1793 - 1873)*
Rebecca Lockridge Bridges (1799 - 1850)*
Elijah H. Lockridge (1806 - 1854)*
William A. Lochridge (1810 - 1877)*
Chatham Community Cemetery
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Aug 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29338320