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Catherine Jennings Lockwood
Birth: Dec. 15, 1825
Death: Feb. 26, 1911

Wife of Sylvester Lockwood
Catherine was married first to Casper Whistler, who died when he was scalped by Indians as she helplessly looked on.
She then ran to the fort at Hornsby Bend where she met her second husband, Sylvester Lockwood.

The following is from the DRT Library at the Alamo and it was submitted by Bea Mitchell 04 Apr 1987

Printed above the obit is 1911

PIONEER DIES NEAR MANOR

Mrs. Katherine Lockwood Had Resided in Travis County Many Years.

Manor, Tex. Feb 28. Mrs. Katherine Lockwood wife of Sylvester Lockwood pioneer of Texas and a resident of Travis county for sixty-five years, died at her home six miles south of Manor Sunday. Feb 26, after a brief illness, at the age of 85 years. The funeral was held Monday afternoon interment being made in the family burial grounds.

Mrs. Lockwood was born in Missouri Dec. 15, 1825 and came to Texas when very young, settling in Bastrop county with her father, Gordon C. Jennings, who later became one of the victims in the fall of the Alamo. She was closely connected with the events of the early days of Texas and had seen many a skirmish between the white settlers and the Indians and Mexicans, and had many a fright from these marauders.

Once when a very small girl she rode astride a bareback horse at great speed to warn the neighbors of the coming of the Mexicans and to seek their protection for herself, and this incident was told many times in after years by old inhabitants and was referred to as "the ride of Katie Jennings." She was married in Bastrop to her first husband a Mr. Whistler, and moved with him to Fannin county, where he was afterwards killed by Indians.

Mrs. Lockwood was the mother of eight children, two of them, with her husband, preceding her in death. She leaves six children, forty-two grandchildren, 100 great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Gordon Cartwright Jennings (1782 - 1836)
  Catherine Cynthia Overton Jennings (1790 - 1867)
 
 Spouses:
  Sylvester Lockwood (1813 - 1899)*
  Casper Whistler (____ - 1842)*
 
 Children:
  Nancy Jane Lockwood Wywn (1844 - 1918)*
  Joseph Preston Lockwood (1848 - 1920)*
  Mary Elizabeth Lockwood (1850 - 1924)*
  James C Lockwood (1853 - 1921)*
  Sarah Abigail Lockwood (1855 - 1856)*
  George Thomas Lockwood (1858 - 1926)*
  Edward Sylvester Lockwood (1860 - 1897)*
  Melinda Katherine Lockwood Ray (1864 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Willis Thomas Avery (1809 - 1889)**
  William McCutcheon (1812 - 1900)**
  Abigail Jennings Talk (1822 - 1855)*
  Joseph Jennings (1824 - 1847)*
  Catherine Jennings Lockwood (1825 - 1911)
  Samuel K. Jennings (1828 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Daughters of the Republic of Texas Commemorative Plaques
 
Note: shares doubleheadstone with husband Sylvester Lockwood note the headstone is made backward, Sylvester should be to the left and Catherine to the right
 
Burial:
Lockwood Cemetery
Manor
Travis County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Donella Daywood-Love
Record added: Sep 17, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5781772
Catherine <i>Jennings</i> Lockwood
Added by: Donella Daywood-Love
 
Catherine <i>Jennings</i> Lockwood
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