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 Alteman Livingston Locklin

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Alteman Livingston Locklin

  • Birth 11 Jan 1829 Walton County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 18 Nov 1901 San Gabriel, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Gabriel, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 20691451

~~~ Citizen of the Republic of Texas ~~~

Alteman Livingston Locklin - Son of William Lawson Locklin Sr and Nancy Mercer.

Brother of Louisa E, Frances Ann, Samuel G, Jesse Daniel, Celia Emaline Mae, Elisabeth A, Sarah Catherine "Kate", Mary "Amanda", James Zachoriah "Jim", Alfred M, Martha Ann, Infant Daughter, William Lawson "Tamp" Jr, Thomas Jefferson "Bunk", B A and Nancy Victoria Locklin.

Alteman married, 25 Oct 1852 in Milam Co., TX, Mary Elizabeth Fokes, a daughter of John Fokes Sr and Abagail McLennan.

Father of Samuel Griffith, Mary Maranda, William Hardeman and Charles Franklin "Frank" Locklin.

Grandson of Samuel Locklin & Celia Zachry and William Mercer & Isabel Malloy.

~♥~ Paternal 2nd Great Grandfather ~♥~
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Thorndale Thorn (Champion)
Estimated date of publication:
Fri., 22 Nov. 1901.

Alteman L. Locklin
A Survivor of Two Wars and a Former Ranger, Is Dead

Thorndale, Texas, November 20. -- Alteman L. Locklin, the subject of this sketch, died at his home on the San Gabriel River, six miles north of this city, late Monday morning after a lingering illness of several months.

Deceased was born in Walton County, Georgia, on January 11, 1829, and moved to this county and settled in the San Gabriel valley in 1845, near the old Mercer fort, which place since then has been his home.

Mr. Locklin was a survivor of the Mexican War, a State Ranger and Indian fighter in early times and also a Confederate veteran serving in the late war as a member of Captain S.P. Ross' company of Texas Mounted Volunteers. The trials and vicissitudes he encountered in his early days, when this was a wild and uncivilized country, was met with that indomitable courage known only to the heroes of his time.

On October 25, 1852, Mr. Locklin was married to Mrs. Mary Fulcher, surviving wife of James Fulcher, deceased, and began life on his wife's portion of the Abegail Fokes league of land, and has thereon passed his long and useful life, respected, honored, and loved by all. He leaves three children, Samuel G. Locklin and Mrs. J.K.P. Barclay, who lives on the home league, and Frank Locklin of Taylor. At a family reunion at his home a few years ago he had the pleasure of looking upon seventy-seven of his and his wife's descendants and near relations. Besides his wife and the children mentioned, he leaves a large family of brothers and sisters: W.L. Locklin of Irion County, J.Z. Locklin, T.J. Locklin, Mrs. Martha Guthrie and Mrs. Nannie Fulcher of the San Gabriel valley.

Deceased joined the Baptist church in early manhood and just before the breakout of the late war he became a member of the Masonic fraternity and lived a consistent Christian life to the end. Death and the grave had for him no terrors and when the end came he passed peacefully and quietly. He suffered greatly from his sickness, which was a complication of disorders, and for which there was, from the beginning, no hope of final recovery. He realized his condition from the first, and was resigned, expressing himself as ready to go at any time. For some hours before that last his breath came easily, growing shorter and shorter with occasional stoppages of long duration, and at 5 o'clock in the morning he simply ceased to breathe.

His remains were followed to their last resting place in the family burial ground on the hill just south of and overlooking the San Gabriel valley on Monday afternoon by the largest concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives ever assembled in this part of Milam County. Rev. Mr. Harold of Holland conducted the funeral services, assisted by Rev. Hamlett of Rockdale.


BORN 1829
DIED 1901

  • Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Added: 29 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20691451
  • Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alteman Livingston Locklin (11 Jan 1829–18 Nov 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20691451, citing Locklin Cemetery, San Gabriel, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Locklin Taylor (contributor 46921363) .