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J. C. Lockwood was born in Smithfield, Madison County, N. Y., May 15, 1828. Lived there until nine years of age, when his parents moved to Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. While living there he was engaged in railroading, canaling and farming. Was engaged in the civil engineer corps in the construction of the Erie Railroad, and in railroading in general for seven years on the Canada, Great Western & Detroit. Was married to Mary L. Farwell, of Hinsdale. Seven children have been born to them, five of whom are now living—Alice M., Anna Katharine, Carrie M., Edith M., and Mattie. He moved to Pleasant Grove Township in November, 1868, buying 200 acres. Mr. Lockwood is at present Justice of the Peace, and was elected County Supervisor in 1874.

(see Seth Lockwood)

Source: History of Floyd County, Iowa. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1882, p. 860.

 

 

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