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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1762-1763 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Jeremiah Lockwood, a descendant of Robert Lockwood, of Watertown, Massachusetts, was born in Norfolk, Connecticut, and died in New York. The family is numerous, and from early days have been prominent in Fairfield and Litchfield counties, Connecticut. Savage [i.e., James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England] says eleven Lockwoods were graduates of Yale prior to 1834. Jeremiah Lockwood located in Easton, Washington county, New York, where he purchased a farm on which he lived all his days and was buried. He married Lillis Beard. Children:

  1. Mary, married Joseph Beach, deceased, and has a son, Charles H. Beach, of Albany.
  2. Maria, married Joseph Taylor, and has a son, Joseph Cornell Taylor.
  3. Frank, died in 1909.
  4. Nellie.
  5. Duane, see forward.

(II) Duane, son of Jeremiah and Lillis (Beard) Lockwood, was born in July, 1826, in Easton, New York, died 1880, in Troy, New York, where he is buried in Oakwood cemetery. He was educated in the Easton public school, and when a young man settled in Lansingburg. He became associated with Joseph Fox in the baking business, and later was a cracker manufacturer on his own account. He was prominent in the public affairs of the town and served on the school board, as overseer of the poor and in other public capacities. He was a Republican in politics, and a member of the Presbyterian church. He married Amelia Bradford, born 1822 in Lansingburg, New York, where she died at the age of seventy-three years. Children:

  1. Marie Emma, married James J. Child.
  2. Charles D., see forward.
  3. William A., of Lansingburg.

Amelia (Bradford) Lockwood was the daughter of John Bradford, born of a well-to-do family of the north of Ireland. They settled there about the time of the great siege of "Derry," and were generally farmers. John Bradford, who came to America, was the only son of his parents. He came to the United States at an early day, and was possessed of considerable means. When he located in Troy, New York, a part of the family furniture was a piano, then a great curiosity and which was the object of much interest. He died at age of forty-six, leaving children:

  1. Amelia, aforementioned as the wife of Duane Lockwood.
  2. Martha, died young.
  3. Jane, died in 1905, unmarried.
  4. Margaret, married Joseph Sherman, born July 25, 1818, died at Half Moon, January 16, 1879; children: John, Sarah Jane, Alfred A., Emma Frances and Maggie.

(III) Charles Duane, son of Duane and Amelia (Bradford) Lockwood, was born in Lansingburg, New York. He was educated in the public school, Academy of Lansingburg and Troy Business College. He then entered Albany Law School, from which he was graduated in 1887. After graduation he entered the law office of R. D. Cook. He was admitted to the bar, and in 1890 formed a partnership, which was soon dissolved. Mr. Lockwood maintained his legal offices in Troy, where he has a satisfactory clientage. He is a member of the state and county bar associations, and stands high in his profession. He is a Republican and has filled many of the political positions in the town and county, among which were comptroller and police justice of Lansingburg. He is unmarried.

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