Matthew Locke

Matthew Locke

Death 7 Sep 1801 (aged 70–71)
Mill Bridge, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Mill Bridge, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8078741 · View Source
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US Congressman. During the Revolutionary War, he was a brigadier-general of the state troops. He served over ten years in the State legislature before being elected for three terms as a United States Representative from North Carolina (1793-1799).

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In memory of Matthew Locke, Esq
Dec. 7 Sep 1801.
Aged 71 years.

A promoter of civilization, a legislator, and a patriotic friend of his country. In his private character a tender husband, an affectionate parent, an indulgent master, benevolent to the poor and attentive to his happiness. In that state where we contemplate his existence, leaving memory to retain him here.
Relicks of Mary the Wife of Matthew Locke, who departed this life July 31, 1790, aged 55 years. Possessed of every virtue that constitutes and adorns the character of an amiable wife and An exemplary Mother.


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