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From: "Linda Lockhart" <>
Subject: [LOCKHART] Lockhart
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 20:09:50 -0500

While researching my Lockharts in Washington County, Indiana,
I found this info in a Lockhart file. I can not connect my Orange
County, Indiana, Lockharts to this line, but thought it might be of
help to other researchers.


Thomas Lockhart came from Ireland about 1730 and settled in Virginia. He
later had four sons, John, William, Thomas, and James.

John, son of Thomas, had four sons also, William, John, Richard, and
Thomas. Richard, son of John, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War;
was with General Washington at Yorktown and witnessed the surrender
of Cornwallis.

William, John's eldest son, married Elizabeth Fletcher at Stockton,
Surrey County, Virginia in 1794. (Elizabeth had one brother Joseph
who also lived in Virginia). William and Elizabeth had four sons and
five daughter. The sons were Thomas, John, Joseph, and Stockton.
They moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1805. Thomas, the
oldest son, at the age of 18 years, volunteered in the War of 1812
and marched from North Carolina to Canada. William and Elizabeth
moved from North Carolina to what is now Washington County,
Indiana, in 1813, settling near Claysville. Thomas, son of William
and Elizabeth, settled in Hendricks County, Indiana. Stockton,
son of William and Elizabeth, settled in Owen County, Indiana.
William and Elizabeth's daughters were Sally, Martha, Nancy, Polly,
and Sukey, all of whom came to Indiana with their parents.

William was a nurseyman and brought seeds from North Carolina
and set out orchards soon after their arrival.

Sally Lockhart, eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth Fletcher
Lockhart, was born in Stockton, Surrey County, Virginia, February
13, 1802, and died of apoplexy in Campbellsburg, Washing county,
Indiana, in 1875. She was eleven years old when she came from North
Carolina to Indiana. She was short in stature, very fair, blue eyes and
light red hair. Although she was the mother of thirteen children, not
one inherited her complexion or hair. She possessed a shrewd, quick
mind and was fine in mental arithmetic. She was thrifty and energetic,
did all her own spinning, weaving, knitting, and sewing. She was a
charter member of the Christian Church at Campbellsburg. Her
daughter Malinda tells, "while riding with her third child in her arms
from Claysville toward Lost River, she was followed through the woods
by wolves. She ran her horse a long distance until she came to a
clearing where some wood choppers dispersed the wolves."

James Collier, son of John and Cassandra Crook, was born in
Madison County, Kentucky, January 24, 1798, and reached Washington
County, Indiana, in 1814 with his parents, when he was sixteen years
old, having been with them in all their wonderings. He bore strong
marks of the Crook blood from Cassandra, being slender and extremely
dark. He was a life-long sufferer from asthma, which he bore very
patiently. A charter member of the Christian Church at Campbellsburg,
and a great Bible student, his old Bible still bearing the marks of his
study on almost every page. He was extremely honest, and careful about
paying his debts. It was a custom of his to go to church before the
first bell rang, and in attendance one night contracted a cold, this with
asthma developed pneumonia, from which he soon died in his 74th year,
1872. His last words, so characteristic of his life were, "Owe no man
anything." He together with Sally Lockhart, his wife, lie buried in the
Hop Cemetery, two miles nortj of Campbellsburg.

The Lockhart family was well represented in the early settlement of
Washington County. John, William, and Levi P. all have records of
land entries in the county, but the writer has been unalbe to get
exact dates of births and deaths. However, the family originally came
from Ireland when shortly before the Revolution, Thomas Lockhart
came from Ireland to Virginia. He had four sons, John, William, Thomas,
and James. John had sons he called William, John, Richard, and
Thomas. William married in Surrey County, Virginia, and moved to
North Carolina. He had four sons, Thomas, John, Joseph , and Stockton.
Thomas volunteered in the War of 1812 at the age of 18, which would
probably nake the father's marriage about 1792 or 1793. About 1821
William and his son John came to Washington County, Indiana,
entering land there in John's name on November 22, 1821. William
entered land on September 22, 1822. Levi P. is not mentioned in the
Lockhart genealogy, but from dates of his land entry and the nearness
of the other entries he seems to have been a younger son of William
and Elizabeth Fletcher Lockhart. His entries date from December 15,
1829 to October 17, 1832. William also had daughters whom he
called Sallie, Martha, Nancy, Polly, and sukey. Sallie married James
Collier. Martha first married Buford Wilson, then Jonathon Burkett.
Nancy married Henry Sluter. Sukey married John Hatfield. Polly
married Ambrose Hopper who was assassinated while plowing a
field in the northern part of the county. John, son of William, married
Martha Riley and had sons whom he named William, James, Thomas,
Washington, and John. His daughters were Martha, who married
J. W. Kelms. Elizabeth who married Wilson Stanley. Julia who married
Sam Arnold. Nancy who married Samuel Adams.The Lockharts were
members of the Christian Church. John served as elder and his sons,
Thomas and James, were elder and deacon, respectively. For the most
part they were Demcrats and became very influential citizens in
Washington County.

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