The progenitors of Hannah Locke, wife of Elijah (3) Easton, was Deacon William Locke, who was born at Stepney Parish, London, England, Dec. 13, 1628, died at Woburn, Mass., June 16, 1720. He came to America in 1634, a lad of six years, with his relative (believed to be his uncle), Nicholas Davies, his wife Sara, and son Joseph.
Davies was a man of property and when Woburn was incorporated and set off from Charlestown in 1642, Davies was one of those appointed to sign "town orders." When or with whom William Locke resided during his minority is not known.
On Dec. 25, 1655, he married Mary Clarke, then of Woburn, daughter of William and Margery Clark, born Dec. 20, 1640, she being at the time only fifteen years of age. She became the mother of a large family and died July 18, 1715, in her seventy-fifth year.
William Locke soon became the owner of real estate, and eventually a man of property. By grant, purchase or exchange he acquired a great deal of land in and about Woburn, a great deal of which he gave to his sons as they married and started in life. He is named in the records of Woburn as surveyor of fences, constable, selectman and grand juror to the supreme court. He was a deacon of the church and one of its main pillars. The house occupied by him, which he probably built, was known as "Fox House," situated about a mile and a half west of Woburn Centre, on the road leading to Lexington.
Children, all born at Woburn: William (2), William (3), John, Joseph, Mary, Samuel, Ebenezer (see forward), James and Elizabeth.
(II) Lieutenant Ebenezer, seventh child of Deacon William and Mary (Clarke) Locke, was born Jan. 8, 1674, died Dec. 24, 1723. He resided with his father on the homestead, of which he became the owner, together with other real estate. He held many of the town offices and was lieutenant of the "train band."
He married (first) Susannah Walker, who died June 13, 1699; married (second) Hannah Meads, Oct. 14, 1701. She was born Sept. 17, 1676, died July 24, 1739, daughter of David and Hannah Meads, of Cambridge. She survived her husband and died at the age of sixty-three.
Child by first wife: Ebenezer.
Children by second wife: Samuel, the father of Rev. Samuel Locke, president of Harvard College, 1769; Josiah, Joshua (see forward), Nathan and Hannah.
(III) Joshua, son of Lieutenant Ebenezer and his second wife Hannah (Meads) Locke, was born Aug. 21, 1709, died at Southbobo, Mass., 1767. He resided in Woburn, Westboro, Boston and Southboro. He was a carpenter. He was on the "alarm" list of Southboro, 1757.
He married (first) Hannah Reed; (second) Tabitha, daughter of Dr. Isaac Bellows, of Southboro. Children of the second wife: Joshua, Josiah (see forward) and Ebenezer.
(IV) Captain Josiah, son of Joshua and Tabitha (Bellows) Locke, was born Feb. 6, 1735, at Westboro, Mass., died at Litchfield, N.Y., April 18, 1819. He resided at Westboro, 1760, Leicester, 1765, Hardwich, 1768, where he was captain in the militia, and soon after the battle of Lexington, marched with his company to Roxbury, where they encamped for some time.
While at Hardwick he kept a country store. About 1779 he removed to Wilmington, Vermont, which town he had previously surveyed and laid out; his plan can still be found in the clerk's office. He was justice of the peace at Wilmington, and owned considerable land.
He removed to Litchfield, New York, where he died in his eighty-fifth year. He married Persis Matthews, of New Braintree, Mass., born Sept. 3, 1735, twin of Hannah, one of fifteen children, thirteen of whom lived to adult age. She died at Litchfield, N.Y., April 21, 1839, aged one hundred and three years, five months and seven days, having had eight children, sixty-seven grandchildren, one hundred and forty-seven great-grandchildren, living to see six generations.
Children: Catherine, John, Persis, Josiah (2), Hannah (see forward), Hepsibah, Fanny and Ira.
(V) Hannah, daughter of Captain Josiah and Persis (Matthews) Locke, was born at Hardwick, Mass, August 26, 1770; she married, Nov. 1793, Elijah (3) Easton (see Easton). She survived him and moved to Cedarville, N.Y., with her chldren, where her father then resided. In 1830 she married Daniel Talcott, of Warren, N.Y., who died about 1847. She died Aug. 27, 1851.
Deacon William Locke, immigrant ancestor, was born at Stepney Parish, London, England, Dec. 13, 1628, and came to this country in the ship "Planter," which sailed for New England, March 20, 1634-35. At that time he was only six years old, and it is supposed came over in the care of Nicholas Davies and his family. His father was probably William Locke, mariner, and his mother Elizabeth _____, who died June 27, 1631.
Where William Locke lived during his minority is unknown.
He married, Dec. 25, 1655, Mary, daughter of William and Margery Clarke, of Woburn, Mass. She was born Dec. 10, 1640, and died July 18, 1715. Her father, William Clarke, was a resident of Watertown in 1640 and removed to Woburn in 1651. His name often appears as surveyor of highways and in other town offices. He was a weaver by trade, and died March 15, 1682. His wife Margery died Oct. 11, 1694.
William Locke early became owner of real estate and eventually a man of property. His first purchase was about 1650. In 1654 he had granted to him land in "Great Meadow" and Pon Meadow. In 1673, 1677 and 1680 he recived other grants, and at the other dates purchased numerous other parcels of land. He took some part in the management of town affairs, and was frequently on important committees, in relation to town lands, roads, etc. In 1671 he was one of a committee to settle the bounds and also to lay out land. In 1675, 1767 and 1678 he was a surveyor of fences, and in 1677 was chosen constable. He was again constable in 1701, and selectman in 1686 and 1696, and grand juror to the supreme court in 1695. He was a member of the church of Woburn, and for many years a deacon and one of its chief pillars.
The house occupied by him is still  standing, and the gardens and trees surrounding it are evidently very ancient. It is supposed that his grandson Samuel, to whom it descended, kept an inn there for many years. It remained in the family until 1741, when it was sold by the latter.
William Locke died at Woburn, June 16, 1720, aged ninety-one years. His will was made in 1703, and in it he appointed his son Ebenezer his executor, and gave him all his property except half of his personal estate, which he left to his wife. He required him, however, to pay to the other children certain sums, and to provide for his mother as directed in the will.
Children, born in Woburn:
1. William, Dec. 27, 1657; died Jan. 9, 1658-59.
2. William, Jan. 18, 1659-60; mentioned below.
3. John, August 1, 1661.
4. Joseph, March 8, 1664-65.
5. Mary, Oct. 16, 1666.
6. Samuel, Oct. 14, 1669.
7. Ebenezer, Jan. 8, 1674-75.
8. James, Nov. 14, 1677.
9. Elizabeth, Jan. 4, 1691-92.
(II) Deacon William Locke (2) son of William (1) Locke, was born Jan. 18, 1659-60, in Woburn, and married May 29, 1683, Sarah, daughter of Francis and Isabell (Park) Whittimore, of Cambridge. She was born March 7, 1662-63, and died _____.
Mr. Locke married (second) June 8, 1698, Abigail Hayward. She died, his widow probably, in 1748 or 1749. He died July 8, 1738. He owned land in Woburn in 1683, and a house there in 1689. March 3, 1700, he received a grant of land, apparently an extension of his own land. He lived in the second precinct of Woburn, on land which was included in Burlington when the latter town was incorporated in 1799. A part of this estate at least was given to him by his father, and after the decease of the former one-half of the house and land was set off by the children to the widow for her use, and the other was divided between the children.
In 1718 Deacon William had given several lots of land in Lexington and Woburn to his son Daniel.
Children of the first wife, born in Woburn:
William, June 28, 1684.
Francis, July 25, 1690.
Daniel, July 9, 1693, mentioned below.
Abigail, June 22, 1710.
(III) Daniel, son of William (2) Locke, was born July 9, 1693 in Woburn, and married (first) Abigail _____, who died Nov. 22, 1750, at Acton. His first wife's maiden name may have been Adams. He married (second, intentions Nov. 17, 1751) Dorcas, widow of Benjamin Brabrook, of Acton. Both he and his second wife died at Acton.
He owned land in Lexington or Woburn in 1718, when his father conveyed to him several parcels of land; at the same time his brother Francis sold him his interest in the house in which the latter lived, probably a part of his father's house, and also sold him several parcels of land, including "a place for a tan yard" and "a convenitne palce for a tan house." In 1734 he bought land in Woburn, and in 1741 thirty acres in Lexington. In 1738 he received eleven acres of his father's estate, and in 1749 he bought from the other heirs four-fifths of his father's estate, including the "mansion house and barn."
May 24, 1750, he sold his property in Woburn and Lexington, and Nov. 5 of that year was an inhabitant of Cambridge. On that date he bought forty acres of land in Acton, also thirty acres of Timothy Farrar, innholder, Acton, and undoubtedly moved to the latter town about this time. April 2, 1751, he sold to his son Daniel the latter estate, and on it the son kept the first tavern in Acton. He was living in 1780, but the date of his death is not known.
Child of the first wife:
Daniel, born in Woburn, mentioned below.
(IV) Dr. Daniel (2) Locke, son of Daniel (1) Locke, was born Dec. 1, 1721, in Woburn, and married (first) Mary _____. She died July 2, 1756, in Acton. He married (second) Margaret (Starrett) Scott, widow of Hugh Scott , of Warren, Maine. He went with his father the last part of the year 1750 to Acton, and April 2, 1751, bought from the latter thirty acres of land there, the same which had been purchased from Timothy Farrar, innholder. Here he kept a tavern, and Sept. 1751, was permitted to renew his innholder's license. In 1763 he removed to Warren, Maine, where he established himself on the farm owned by his second wife.
He was skillful in surgery, and is said to have had some knowledge of astrology. He was known as a prudent and highly respectable man. There is a tradition that his first wife was from Scotland and connected with a noble famikly. Her mother, whose maiden name was probably Stewart or Stuart, ws the widow of a Mr. Miles, and came to America with this daughter and a son John. The mother's dress, jewelry and general apperance indicated that she was of more than common rank. After some years she visited Scotland, returned to Massachusetts, and a secont time, for the purpose of recovering property, sailed from Boston for Scotland, but was never heard from again and is supposed to have been lost at sea.
Dr. Locke died in Warren, then St. Georges, in 1774, and left his property to his son Abraham.
Children, the first born in Woburn, the others in Acton:
Abigail, Aug. 22, 1748.
Abraham, June 3, 1752, mentioned below.
Isaac, died young.
Jacob, died young.
(V) Lieutenant Abraham Locke, son of Dr. Daniel Locke, was born June 3, 1752, in Acton, and married, June 20, 1775, Hannah Locke, his cousin. He removed with his father to St. Georges, now Warren, Maine, in 1763. On the death of his father he received the farm which had come to him the latter from his second wife. In 1774 he, with Colonel Starrett and John Lemond, erected a mill, but soon after he sold his property and removed to Cambridge. He lived in Lynn in 1778 and bougtht land there; in Mason, New Hampshire in 1781; in Chester, Vermont in 1791; in Rockingham, Vermont in 1793, where he remained until 1815, when he moved to Danby, Vermont, where he died Feb. 28, 1820.
He was a soldier in the revolution, and obtained a lieutenant's commission. He acquired a handsome property which he lost by the depreciation of continental money.
His wife died at Danby, March 12, 1816, aged sixty-one.
1. Abraham, born Nov. 28, 1776, at Cambridge.
2. Daniel, March 8, 1779, at Lynn.
3. James, May 22, 1781, Mason, New Hampshire.
4. Betsy, Aug. 8, 1783, Mason.
5. Isaac Mulliken, Sept. 28, 1786, Chester, Vermont.
6. John Miles, April 28, 1790, Chester.
7. William Starrett, Feb. 28, 1793, Rockingham, Vermont.
(VI) Isaac Mulliken, son of Abraham Locke, was born Sept. 24, 1786, at Mason, and married April 27, 1809, Lucinda, daughter of Nathan finney, of Chester. He lived in Danby and Moriah or Westport, New York, and died July 1, 1828. His widow was living in 1850.
1. Mary Miles, born Jan. 5, 1810.
2. Thomas Branch, Dec. 3, 1811, mentioned below.
3. Abraham, Aug. 21, 1814.
4. John Miles, March 21, 1820.
5. Galen L., Aug. 5, 1822.
6. Malissa, Aug. 31, 1824.
7. Lucinda, Sept. 25, 1826.
8. Betsy, March 8, 1828.
(VII) Thomas Branch, son of Isaac Mulliken Locke, was born Dec. 3, 1811, and married, March 7, 1831, Eliza, daughter of George Campbell, of Moriah. He was manager of Penfield Harwood Iron Ore MIning Company at Crown Point, New York. He had also a large farm and made a specialty of stock raising, cattle and sheep. He died at Crown Point in 1878.
Polly Leonora, born Nov. 14, 1834.
Theodore H., Aug. 17, 1836.
(VIII) Theodore Henry, son of Thomas Branch Locke, was born in Moriah, N.Y., Aug. 17, 1836. He was educated at the academy at Poultney, Vermont. He then went west and worked on Mississippi river steamboats for a number of years as purser. Later he came east and went into the employ of the Crown Point Iron Company. He was also manager of a general store at the mines at Hammondville, N.Y., for a number of years. In 1893 he came to Ticonderoga, N.Y., and kept a store there until his death in December, 1898.
In politics he was a Republican, and in religion a Congregationalist. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Taylor) Evans. She was born in England.
1. _____ H., deceased.
2. Franklin T., mentioned below.
3. Fannie K., married D. S. Sherman, deceased.
4. Elizabeth, teacher in high school, Ticonderoga. .
5. Evans G., in the west.
6. Theodora, teacher in schools of Brooklyn, N.Y.
7. Bryden B., stenographer in Ticonderoga Pulp & Paper Company's office; married Lillian Porter.
(IX) Franklin T., son of Theodore Henry Locke, was born Aug. 10, 1862, in Crown Point. HE was educated in the public schools of his native town. He first went into a store in Hammondville as assistant accoutant, later was made chief accountant, and remained in that position until 1893, when he came to Ticonderoga, and for about a year was in his father's store there. He then went to the Ticonderoga Machine Company as superintendent of their works. Later he went to New York City with Miners' & Smelters' Supply Company as local agent in sales department, and remained with them about three years. He returned to Ticonderoga and assumed charge of the sales department of the machine shops of the Ticonderoga Pulp & Paper Company, which had absorbed the Ticonderoga Machine Company. He has been director of the First National Bank of Ticonderoga, and is at present  director and auditor of Dakota, Kansas & Gulf Railroad in process of construction. He has been a member of the Board of Trade, and is secretary of that organization.
He is a member of the Republican county committee. He is a member of Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Masons; Carillon Chapter, No. 290, Royal Arch Masons, Ticonderoga; Washington Commandery, Knights Templar, Saratoga Springs; Oriental Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Troy, New York.
He is a member of the Congregational church, and has been treasurer of the society.
He married, in 1883, Minnie, daughter of William Northey and Isabella McKee. William Northey was born in England in 1837, son of John and Ann Northey, both born in England. Isabella McKee was born in Canada in 1844, daughter of Andrew, born in Ireland, and Sarah McKee, born in England. Minnie Northey was born Nov. 5, 1885, in Capelton, Canada, P.Q.
1. Harold Franklin, born Feb. 28, 1885, in Crown Point; graduated at Cornell, electrical engineer; located in Seattle; married Lilla, daughter of D. W. Easton, of Ticonderoga.
2. Eva Isabel, April 20, 1887, Crown Point; educated in Albany, and at Oneonta Normal School; teacher in high school, Gloversville, N.Y.
3. Mary Northey, Dec. 25, 1889, Crown Point; graduated at New York Normal School.
4. Hazel Elizabeth, Jan. 24, 1893, Crown Point.
5. Charles Theodore, Nov. 16, 1898, Ticonderoga.
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