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Lieut James Locke, III
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1729
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1808
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA

James was my husband's 6th great-grandfather.

He was the son of James LOCKE & Elizabeth BURNAP Locke.

His wife was Hannah FARNSWORTH who he married on December 27, 1753, in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA.

James & Hannah's children were:

Hannah LOCKE Proctor (1754-1831)
Lucretia LOCKE (1754-1755) - died as an infant.
Jonas LOCKE- twin 1755-1755) - died as an infant.
Samuel LOCKE- twin (1755-1755) - died as an infant.
Lucretia LOCKE Kingsbury (1756-1843)
Urania LOCKE Barrett (1758-1838)
James LOCKE, Jr. (1759-1789) - killed by a falling millstone in Thetford, Orange Co., VT.
John LOCKE (1761-1783) - died t Sea of yellow fever, near Dominica, W.I. On The Frigate "Hague".
Eunice LOCKE Richards (1763-1838)
Calvin LOCKE (1765-1843) - died of a heart attack.
Samuel Barron LOCKE (1767-1840)
Luther LOCKE (1769 - 1792) - drowned in Thetford, Orange Co., VT.
Lavina LOCKE Bartlett (1771)
Sophia LOCKE Lord (1773)

"He was a prominent man of affairs; was in the Revolution; was also in the Mass. legislature. He was a farmer and a land surveyor." --A History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, 1777-1917.

From Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War:

A Compilation from the Archives, prepared and published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co. 1902 p. 906 LOCKE, James. Private, Capt. Aaron Jewett's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's regt.; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 26 days, with Northern army, including 11 days(220 miles) travel home; company marched to Saratoga. Roll dated Littleton. LOCKE, James. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Boynton's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted March 21, 1778; service to Jan. 1, 1779, 9 mos. 16 days, at Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, 1778; also same co. and regt.; must rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 28, Nov. 12, and Dec. 29, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1,1779. LOCKE, James. Sergeant, Capt. John Porter's co., Col. Cyprian How's regt., Col. Commandant John Jacob's brigade; engaged July 25, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) home; regiment raised for 3 month.

Family links: 
  Hannah Farnsworth Locke (1734 - 1798)*
  Hannah Locke Proctor (1754 - 1831)*
  Calvin Locke (1765 - 1843)*
*Calculated relationship
"In memory of MR. JAMES LOCKE ....."
Headstone reads "Surviving friends, come drop a tear, Here I must lie till Christ appears."

Four Corners Cemetery
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
Maintained by: Candice xo
Originally Created by: Ann Tindall
Record added: May 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11008656
Lieut James Locke, III
Added by: Ann Tindall
Lieut James Locke, III
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