Adam Lockhart

Adam Lockhart

Death 13 Dec 1896 (aged 79)
Burial Anson County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 11190830 · View Source
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We record with unaffected sorrow the death deathof Mr. Adam Lockhart which happened at his home in Anson County December 13th, 1896, within a mile or so of the place where he was born on the 26th day of July, 1817.
He was a son of James Lockhart and his wife Clara Morris, who was born and reared at Bellfield, Virgina. His father died when he was ten years old, and henceforward his trusted her affairs to his judgment, though he was not the eldest of the children. Up to the time of her death in July, 1854, she always relied upon him. His mother was a woman of masculine sense with decided judgment in affairs and added to her estate by her economy and prudence. Mr. Lockhard married in 1838 Louise, daughter of Elijah Huntley. She died without surviving children.
In February 1848, he married Ann McDiarmid, a scotch lady. She died in 1858. By this marriage he had seven children born to him. Four of these children reached maturity and survive him. Hon. James A. Lockhart, Glendora, wife of Stephen H. Gaddy, Louise, widow of J. H. Lockhart and Julia, wife of L. L. Little.
In 1861 he married Ann Scott in Hardeman County, Tennessee. There were two children of this marriage, R. Vernon Lockhart and Mrs. C. B. Moore.
The death of Mr. Lockhart carries us back to memories long ago. He endowed by nature with unusual gifts. In stature he was well nigh a giant, though his proportions were harmonious. His broad shoulders were surmounted with a noble head, which in these last years all men knew. His carriage was erect and straight. His traits of mind were large and useful. It is safe to say there is no faculty of the human mind as uniformly and constantly useful as common sense. The gift robust, big common sense is invaluable. No man in this county possessed this faculty in a greater degree than Mr. Lockhart. His observations were replete with good judgment applied in moderation. he a Man of deep reverence. With strong attachments to home and those spots of the earth around which linger our memories of father and mother.
"Honor thy father and thy mother" is such a noble, serious and holy admonition. It sinks deep into hearts like the heart of Mr. Lockhart. The late Hugh Crawford used to say that Adam Lockhart was the best neighbor he ever lived by. Mr. Lockhart had the rare quality of preserving confidence. He treated everything told to him in confidence as sacred. As might have been expected from such a combination of body and mind as were united in he had a very strong will and was unbending in his judgment. It used to be said that the trains of wagons which he and the neighbors sent to Charlotte with cotton in the years just after the war were "bossed" by him. In going into camp he had his opinion of the best order of things, and he had his way.
He was during many years a member of the Methodist church. His hospitality was very engaging. Bold, upright and independent in his opinions, he estimated his friends mostly highly.
He served in the Confederate forces at Wilmington as a member of Captain R. M. Biles Company of Senior Reserves.
Strong, self-reliant characters, such as that of our dead friend, command our admiration. They do not stir in us the tender sympathy which clinging and less robust natures sometimes arouse. It is part of the economy of nature. B.

Source: The Messenger and Intelligencer, Page 3 Wadesboro North Carolina, Thursday, December 24, 1896

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