Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Jane Lockwood

Jane Wilson was born in Cabell county, Virginia, October 29, 1807. Her father, Robert Wilson, was a native of Virginia and a grandson of Robert Dinwiddie, one of the provincial governors of that State, and was reared and educated by the governor and became quite a prominent man; he died in Lee county, Iowa, in 1842. Her mother’s maiden name was Mary Russell, and she was a native of North Carolina and a descendant of a very noted family; she died in Vermillion county, Illinois, in 1862.

This subject of our sketch was married November 17, 1825, to David Lockwood, of Lawrence county, Kentucky, who was born Jane 3, 1799. His parents were originally from Pennsylvania, but moved to Kentucky; his mother died in. 1832 and his father in 1852. This couple lived in Kentucky till 1828, then in Warren county, Indiana, till 1844, when they located in. Daviess county. Thirteen children were born to them, six of whom are living; namely, Mary Ann, Sarah A.,_ Robert, Jacob, Maria J., and E. F. William died on his way to California in 1850; Elizabeth died January 22, 1862; Henry was killed at the battle of Pea Ridge; the other four died in infancy. The record of the sad death of Mr. Lockwood, during the Civil War, will be found in full in the chapter of incidents of Benton township in this volume.

Three of Jane Lockwood’s sons were members of the Confederate service during the war. They were all members of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Lockwood has seen many trials and endured many hardships in her life time.. But being a lady of strong physical and mental powers and having an unbounded faith in an all-wise Providence, she has battled with the storms of life bravely and now, in the seventy-fourth year of her age, is a woman remarkably well preserved.

Lockwood, Wilson,


The History of Daviess County, Missouri. Daviess County, Missouri: Birdsall & Dean. 1882.

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