CAPTAIN STEPHEN LOCKWOOD

August 16, 1754 (Norwalk, CT) – February 13, 1830 (Norwalk, CT); 75 years old
Married to Sarah Betts on April 14, 1782 in Norwalk, CT
Children: Sarah, Ralph, Stephen, Elizabeth, George, Henry, Esther, Mary
Captain Jabez Gregory’s Company, 9th Connecticut Regiment; May – September 1777

In the fifth generation the ancestor was Stephen Lockwood, of Norwalk, Connecticut. On the 1st of March, 1777, he enlisted as a private in the company of Captain Mills, and during the next three years fought in the cause of American Independence.

In 1807 he represented Norwalk in the general assembly of Connecticut.

According to a legal document executed in 1797, which is now in the possession of his great-grandson, Jay Cannon Lockwood, of Toledo, Ohio, he acquired what purported to be a title to half a million acres of the “Sufferers’ Lands, south of Lake Erie.” Though undoubtedly based on equity, his claim to this tract was never legally established. He married SARAH BETTS, (14 April, 1782, Norwalk, CT), and had eight children. On January 24, 1816, his sons Henry and Ralph, daughter Elizabeth with her husband Daniel Gibbs, and four others, left Norwalk, Connecticut, in wagons drawn by ox-teams on a journey to Milan, Ohio, where they arrived April 30. From that time to the present the Lockwoods have been active and conspicuous citizens of Milan and vicinity, as well as northwestern Ohio generally.

Buried in East Norwalk Historical Cemetery

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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