James Locke, Lieutenant

Male 1729 - 1808  (78 years)


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  • Name James Locke 
    Suffix Lieutenant 
    Born 20 Nov 1729  Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1749  Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1767  Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Town Clerk and Chairman of Selectman 
    Residence 1784  Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _FGLINK https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11008656 
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    _FSFTID L7NY-XVM 
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    _UID 568AD4663FA3FC478A36854A1E6C231792FB 
    Died 19 Jan 1808  Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Four Corners Cemetery, Sullivan, Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9302  Wyman
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2019 

    Father James Locke Click to preview: James Locke,   b. 17 Jun 1703, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1782, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Burnap Click to preview: Elizabeth Burnap,   b. 1 May 1708, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1785, New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1727  Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Farnsworth Click to preview: Hannah Farnsworth,   b. 22 Jun 1734, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1798, Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1753 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Locke Click to preview: Hannah Locke,   b. 4 Apr 1754, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1831, Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Jonas Locke Click to preview: Jonas Locke,   b. 3 Mar 1755, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1755, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Samuel Locke Click to preview: Samuel Locke,   b. 3 Mar 1755, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1755, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Lucretia Locke Click to preview: Lucretia Locke,   b. 9 Apr 1756, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1843, Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Urania Locke Click to preview: Urania Locke,   b. 23 Jan 1758, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1838, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. James Locke Click to preview: James Locke,   b. 11 Mar 1759, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John Locke Click to preview: John Locke,   b. 13 Jul 1761, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1783, , , Saint John, Antigua and Barbuda Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     8. Eunice Locke Click to preview: Eunice Locke,   b. 19 Jul 1763, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1846, Gill, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Calvin Locke Click to preview: Calvin Locke,   b. 18 Jun 1765, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1843, Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     10. Samuel Barron Locke Click to preview: Samuel Barron Locke,   b. 1 May 1767, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1840, Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     11. Luther Locke Click to preview: Luther Locke,   b. 10 Dec 1769, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1792, Thetford Hill, Orange, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     12. Lavinia Locke Click to preview: Lavinia Locke,   b. 17 Sep 1771, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Sophia Locke Click to preview: Sophia Locke,   b. 11 Dec 1773, Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1868, Orange, Orange, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F4483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1729 - Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1749 - Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Town Clerk and Chairman of Selectman - 1767 - Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1784 - Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jan 1808 - Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Four Corners Cemetery, Sullivan, Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 'He prob. went with his father from Hopkinton to Ashby, (then Townsend,) in 1749. His name appears on a Committee 1763 - and in 1758 he was chosen an 'Informer of Deer.' In 1767, a portion of Townsend, Fitchburg and Ashburnham, was set off and incorporated by the name of Ashby; and at the first Town Meeting, Mh. 30, 1767, James Locke, Jr., was chosen Town Clerk and Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, to which offices he was frequently re-elected so long as he remained in town. May 26, 1769, he was chosen an Agent to confer with Agents from other towns, relative to a petition to the Gen. Court for a land tax on non-residents; and 1768 and '71, he was appointed an Agent to attend the Gen. Court to get a land tax laid on non-residents. In 1769, he was one of a committee to build a meeting-house, and whne completed in 1772, he was on a committee to 'dignify the pews,' His name appears on most of the important committees, and he was one of the leading men in the town until 1773, when he moved to Townsend, and was immediately, according to the custom of the times, 'warned out,' but at the first town meeting held after his removal, was chosen moderator and added to the Committee of Correspondence, which had been chosen the year previous. At a town meeting, June 19, 1775, 'Mr. Locke protested against the proceedings (of the town), the warrent coming out in the King's name.' In 1777, he was appointed 'to take acknowledgments and recognisances of debts,' a member of the Middlesex Convention at Concord, Aug. 1774, and of another, Oct. 1779, and of the State Convention to form a Constition the same year; and a Representative in the Legislature in 1783. Aug. 24, 1775, a warrant was issued by the Council to 'pay James Locke (pounds) 6.11.11., for clothing furnished the
      army.' During the time he resided at Ashby, he lived on land which he bought of his father, it being the southerly part of his father's
      homestead. His house, which has long since been removed, stood in the orchard south of the house that was afterwards built byn his brother
      Jonathan, and which is now standing. His residence at Townsend was about a mile north of the 'Harbor.' He did not labor on his farm for many years in consequence of an injury to one of his hands, but was a land surveyor for a long time. He moved form Townsend to Sullivan, N.H. about 1784, where he d. Jany. 19, 1808, a. 78. Although deprived of the advantages of an early education, his energy and perseverance enabled himto attain a position that gave him great influence with his townsmen, and he left a character behind him that his descendants would do well to emulate.'

  • Sources 
    1. [S1239] Farnsworth Memorial II, Moses S. Farnsworth, (1897, Revised 1974), p. 215 (Reliability: 3).