PIONEER LOCKE FAMILY


The family of this pioneer was sent in by three different people. See their names at the bottom of this file. We have combined their efforts into a single genealogy.

1. REUBEN LOCKE, the son of EBEBEZER LOCKE and HANNAH RANDALL, was born 6 Apr 1783 in Shutesbury, MA and died 30 Oct 1855 in Pamelia, Jefferson Co., NY. He began farming in the Town of Pamelia before 1850. He and his wife came from Shutesbury, MA, bringing a large family, including some adult offspring who settled in Pamelia, Theresa, Alexandria, and Le Ray. At least DAVID, PHILANDER, BEZALEEL, WILBER, and ALFRED (m. Eliza) had families early on in Jefferson County. Bezaleel moved on to North Shade Township, Gratiot, Michigan.

REUBEN LOCKE and his wife, PHOEBE RUSSELL are buried in LeRay Cemetery, LeRay, NY.

He married

PHEBE RUSSELL who was born 19 October 1785 in Wendell, Massachusetts and died 1-27-1856 Pamelia, Jefferson Co. NY. She was the daughter of JONATHAN and RUTH (HUTCHINSON) RUSSELL.

Children, LOCKE:

+ 2 i DAVID LOCKE b abt 1804 died LeRay, NY married HANNAH (---) or HARRIET L. (---)

3 ii CLARISSA LOCKE born abt 1808 Pamelia, NY died 24 Dec 1890 Antioch, IL, married 17 May 1825 Edinburg,NY THEODORE FRAZIER

+   4 iii JONATHAN RUSSELL LOCKE b abt 1809 died 8-1-1894 Otisco,Michigan

5 iv UNKNOWN LOCKE b abt 1811; d 4 Jan 1811

+ 6 v REUBEN J. LOCKE

+ 7 vi BEZALEEL LOCKE

+ 8 vii WILBER F. LOCKE b abt 1820 d Theresa, NY married MARTHA (---) ?TINNEMORE/?FINNEMORE

9 viii LYDIA LOCKE

+ 10 ix ALFRED LOCKE b abt 1822 died Pamelia, NY married ELIZA (---)

+ 11 x PHILANDER LOCKE b abt 1825 married MIRA (---)

  12   xi LYDIA LOCKE

13 xii MARY LOCKE b abt 1826

There were 4 other children as yet unknown names.


2. DAVID LOCKE, son of REUBEN & PHEBE (RUSSELL) LOCK was born abt 1804 in Massachusetts and died July 24, 1874 in LeRay, Jefferson Co. NY

He married HANNAH (---) or HARRIET L. (---)

Children, LOCKE:

14 i MARY LUCINDA LOCKE b 1832 married (---) ANTHONY b abt 1830 15 ii NANCY MELVIRA LOCKE b abt 1834, Leray, Jefferson County, married (---) BACH, b abt 1832. 4. JONATHAN RUSSELL LOCKE, son of REUBEN & PHEBE (RUSSELL) LOCK was born abt 1809 and died 1 Aug 1894 Otisco, Michigan.

He married

MARY MOORE GOODWIN born abt 1822 in NY died 7-26-1854 Michigan

Children, LOCKE:

16 i CYNTHIA b c1849 Ionia, MI

+   17 ii WILBUR H. LOCKE b 14 June 1841

18 iii ELECTA LOCKE b abt 1842 Ionia,MI; d 23 Feb 1920 MI; married 20 Dec 1863 JOHN R. BOND at Easton,Michigan

19 iv RUTH ANN LOCKE b c1844 Ionia, MI

20 v MINERVA LOCKE b Feb 1850 Ionia, MI

21 vi MARY LOCKE b c 1854 North Plains, MI


6. REUBEN J. LOCKE son of REUBEN & PHEBE (RUSSELL) LOCK was born abt 1812, Pamelia, Jefferson Co. died 7 July 1873, Leray, Jefferson Co. and was buried in Leray cemetery.

He married abt 1835

SOPHIA (---) who was born abt 1814 and died 19 November 1889 in Evans Mills, Jefferson Co. Adams Journal, deaths: In Evans Mills, Nov 19th, Mrs. Sophia Lock, widow of the late Reuben Lock, aged 75 years.

Children, LOCKE:

+ 22 i ALANSON LOCKE, b 1839

+ 23 ii HENRY LOCKE, b June 15, 1841

24 iii SARAH LOCKE, b abt 1844


7. BEZALEEL J. LOCKE, son of REUBEN & PHEBE (RUSSELL) LOCK was born 20 Nov 1814/15 in Pamelia Four Corners, Jefferson Co. (?Wendell, MA?) and died c1892 North Shade, MI. Also called J. BEZALEIL LOCKE and BEZALEIL J. LOCKE

He married 4 July 1837

ELIZA KANOUTZ (CANOUTS, KNOUTZ ) daughter of JOHN and LYDIA (JONES) KANOUTZ /CANOUTS/ KNOUTZ who was born 10 (?28?) July 1818 in Jefferson County NY and died 2 Feb 1906 at North Shade, MI.

Children, LOCKE:

25 i EMILY AMELIA LOCKE, b 24 June 1838 m P.M. BROOKS b abt 1838

26 ii PHILANDER L. LOCKE, b 18 June 1845 Pamelia, NY, d 7 July 1917 Berlin, MI m ALICE REBECCA (SHELL?) DAVENPORT

+ 27 iii JOHN WILLIAM LOCKE, b 8 Aug 1852 Orleans, MI, d 1920 MI, m ROSILDA SALISBURY 6 July 1873, North Shade, MI

28 iv DAVID GUY LOCKE, b 27 Nov 1860 North Shade, MI; d 6 June 1944 Lansing, MI, m 15 Oct 1890 Hubbardston, MI MARY ALMA MITCHELL, b abt 1860


8. WILBER F. LOCKE son of REUBEN & PHEBE (RUSSELL) LOCK was born abt 1820 in New York and died 1900 Theresa, NY. At age 44 he appears on the 1860 census for Sandy Creek, Oswego County

He married abt 1841

MARTHA (---) ?TINNEMORE/?FINNEMORE. She was born 1823 in Theresa, Jefferson County, and died 1905. {Beverly Locke says her name is possibly ?TINNEMORE/?FINNEMORE Jean Thwaits suggests check out "Timmerman" as that is a common name in northern Jefferson County.} MARTHA A., age 37, born in New York, wife of WILBER LOCKE, appears on the 1860 census for Sandy Creek, Oswego County

Children, LOCKE:

+ 29 i ERASTUS LOCKE, b abt 1842, Jefferson County NY; d Town of Scriba, Oswego Co. NY

30 ii EMELINE LOCKE, b abt 1844 New York

31 iii NATHAN LOCKE, b abt 1845, New York. At age 15, Farm Laborer, son of WILBER LOCKE, appears on the 1860 Federal Census for Sandy Creek, Oswego County NY

32 iv MARTHA LOCKE, b abt 1847 New York

33 v MELINDA LOCKE, b June 1850 New York At age 10, daughter of WILBER LOCKE, appears on the 1860 Federal Census for Sandy Creek, Oswego County NY

34 vi MADISON LOCKE, b abt 1854 New York. At age 6, appears on the 1860 Federal Census for Sandy Creek, Oswego County NY


10. ALFRED LOCKE, son of REUBEN & PHEBE (RUSSELL) LOCK was born 1822 in Massachusetts and died in Pamelia, Jefferson Co. NY. He was a butcher in Pamelia in 1860.

He married

ELIZA (---) She was born abt 1823 in Pamelia.

Children, LOCKE:

35 i DELILAH LOCKE b March 1850.

36 ii CHARLEY LOCKE b abt 1856.

37 iii EMMA E. LOCKE b abt 1858.


11. PHILANDER LOCKE, son of REUBEN & PHEBE (RUSSELL) LOCK was born abt 1825 in Pamelia, Jefferson Co. NY. IGI record says he was born abt 1822 at Pamelia Four Corners. He is called FLANDER LOCKE on marriage records in Pamelia. It is possible he was married only once to a person called both IRENA WALRATH and MIRA.

He married (1) July 18, 1847

IRENA WALRATH, who was born abt 1829 in Pamelia and died July 28, 1862.

He married (2) ?July 18 1847

MIRA (---) who was born abt 1829 in Alexandria, Jefferson County NY

Children, of PHILANDER LOCKE and IRENA WALRATH:

38 i CHARITY E. LOCKE, b abt 1848

39 ii ALFRED LOCKE, b abt 1852, LeRay, Jefferson Co. NY


GENERATION 3


17. WILBUR H. (F.?) LOCKE, son of RUSSELL LOCKE & MARY MOORE GOODWIN was born 14 June 1841 Belding, MI and died 22 Nov 1933. He was a veteran of the Civil War.

He married 16 Dec 1866 at Easton, MI

HARRIET L. PARKER who was born 1841 Orleans, NY and died 4 Apr 1930 at Belding,Michigan.

Children, LOCKE:

40 i ALFRED R. LOCKE b 28 Nov 1868 Easton, Michigan died 14 May 1922 MI m ONA B. MORSE 21 Oct 1891 Ionia, MI

41 ii PARKER CHARLES LOCKE b 22 Apr 1870 Otisco,MI, d 27 Dec 1904 Michigan


22. ALANSON LOCKE, son of REUBEN J. LOCKE & SOPHIA (---) was born 1839 and died 18 March 1887.


He married

CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" SCOTT, daughter of LAWRENCE SCOTT & BETSY FRANK. She was born abt 1843, "of Pamelia, Jefferson County" and died bef. 24 Nov 1922.

Children, LOCKE:

    42    i     HERVILLA LOCKE b abt 1863 Jefferson County. 1 8/12 yrs at the time of the 1865 NYS census

+   43    ii     LUELLA LOCKE b abt 1866, of Evans Mills, NY.

    44    iii     WILLIAM G. LOCKE b 17 February 1867, LeRay, Jefferson Co., d 17 January 1950, Jefferson Co. Hospital for Chronic & Contagious Diseases, Watertown, NY.

    45    iv     WILBURN LOCKE, b aft 1868


23. HENRY LOCKE, son of REUBEN J. LOCKE & SOPHIA (---) was born 15 June 1841 in the Town of Lyme, Jefferson Co and died 29 June 1923 in Port Byron, NY. In his youth he went to Conquest, NY where, with the exception of the years he spent in the Civil War, he had continuously resided. Mr. and Mrs. Locke had been making their home at Conquest, NY but because of Mr. Locke's failing health, they took up residence with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker at Port Byron about May of 1923. Mr. Locke continued to fail until June 29, when he died. Funeral services were held at the home of his niece, Mrs. Fred Walker of Port Byron. He was buried at Conquest Cemetery, Conquest NY. They had no children.

He was a member of the Tenth NY Heavy Artillery, enlisting in 1862. He married 8 Jan 1868 at Spring Lake

ELIZA A. MORRISON, b 26 Nov 1849 (3?) in Jefferson Co. and d 5 July 1923 in Port Byron, NY. Cause of death, shock. Her parents removed to Spring Lake when she was a girl, and she made her home there until her marriage to HENRY LOCKE.


27 iii JOHN WILLIAM LOCKE, son of BEZALIEL J. LOCKE & ELIZA KANOUTZ (CANOUTS, KNOUTZ ) was born 8 (?10) Aug 1852 Orleans, MI, died abt 1920 MI,

He married (1) 6 July 1873 North Shade, MI

ROSILDA SALISBURY who was born abt 1852.

Children of JOHN WILLIAM LOCKE & ROSILDA SALISBURY are:

    46     i      HERBERT ROBERT LOCKE, b 12 Sep 1874; d 1946; m DELPHIA LANCE, b abt 1875

    47     ii     ARTHUR LOCKE, b 5 April 1877, d 25 Sep 1965

    48     iii     BYRON B. LOCKE, b 30 Mar 1883, d 27 Jan 1961; m MYRTLE B. RHOADS b abt 1885.

    49     iv     FLOYD FRANK LOCKE, b 5 May 1887 (also called FRANK FLOYD) d 30 Apr 1943.

    50     v      LENA A. LOCKE, b 9 Sep 1888


29 . ERASTUS LOCKE, son of WILBER F. LOCKE & MARTHA (---) ?TINNEMORE/?FINNEMORE was born abt 1842, Jefferson County NY; and died in Town of Scriba, Oswego Co. NY. At age 18, farm laborer, son of WILBER LOCKE, appears on the 1860 census in the Town of Sandy Creek, Oswego Co. NY.

He married

MARY WEBSTER, who was born abt 1850.

Child of ERASTUS LOCKE & MARY WEBSTER:

    51     i      VINCENT LEE LOCKE b bet 1865 and 1880


GENERATION 4


43. LUELLA LOCKE, daughter of ALANSON LOCKE & CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" SCOTT was born abt 1866, of Evans Mills, NY.

She married 8 June 1882 Detroit, MI

CHARLES A. RAMSEY who was born abt 1865

Child of LUELLA LOCKE & CHARLES A. RAMSEY:

    52     i      LAWRENCE RAMSEY b bet 1882-1900


44. WILLIAM G. LOCKE, son of ALANSON LOCKE & CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" SCOTT was born 17 February 1867, LeRay, Jefferson Co., and died 17 January 1950, Jefferson Co. Hospital for Chronic & Contagious Diseases, Watertown, NY. He was 82 years old. Burial in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville, NY. On the 1920 Federal Census he was 52

He married 23 Jan 1906 in Detroit, MI

BERTHA JANE V. CARL, daughter of MAGNUS CARL & MARY GUANTER. She was born 19 Mar 1885 in Detroit, MI and died 18 Jan 1981 in Greenbriar Nursing Home, Carthage, NY. On the 1920 Federal Census she was age 34.

Obituary: Watertown Daily Times, Watertown NY, Monday,19 Jan 1981: BERTHA LOCKE, CARTHAGE, DIES. Carthage: BERTHA V. LOCKE, 95, Greenbriar Nursing Home, Carthage, widow of WILLIAM G. LOCKE, died Sunday afternoon at the nursing home. The funeral will be 1:30 pm Tuesday at the Simpson-Lundy Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Cornelius, United Pentecostal Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville. Calling hours will be from & to this evening.

She is survived by a son, CHARLES, 825 Boyd St. A daughter, Mrs. RUTH LOCKE BEEBEE, died 1 July 1977.

Born 9 Mar 1885 in Detroit, MI, a daughter of MAGNUS and MARY GUANTER CARL, she attended Detroit schools and married WILLIAM G. LOCKE 23 Jan 1906 in Detroit.

The couple moved to a farm in the Town of LeRay in 1912, moving to Hillcrest Avenue here in 1931.

Mr. LOCKE, a native of the Town of LeRay, died 17 Jan 1950 at the age of 81.

Children of WILLIAM G. LOCKE & BERTHA CARL:

    53     i     CHARLES WILLIAM LOCKE, b 26 May 1909

    54     ii      RUTH ELSIE LOCKE, b bet 1911 & 1912


47. ARTHUR LOCKE, son of JOHN WILLIAM LOCKE & ROSILDA SALISBURY was born 15 April 1877, d 25 Sep 1965

He married (1)

MINNOLA NORMA NORTH. She was born abt 1880.

Children of ARTHUR LOCKE & MINNOLA NORMA NORTH:

    55     i      VALICE MARY LOCKE, b 3 June 1902. d 12 Oct 1982

    56     ii      HAROLD ROENE LOCKE, also called ROENE LOCKE, b 4 Apr 1904, d 16 Aug 1997, m GLADYS I. OYLER; b abt 1905.

    57     iii     MARJORIE ESTHER LOCKE, b 1908; d 6 May 1985.

ARTHUR LOCKE married (2)

ETHEL HATTIE HOWELL b bet 1880 and 1900.

ARTHUR LOCKE married (3)

ROSABEL SPIECE who was born bet. 1880 and 1900.

ARTHUR LOCKE married (4)

RATIE PASSENGER who was born bet. 1880 and 1900.

ARTHUR LOCKE married (5)

DENA HAZEL SPEER. She was born bet 1880 and 1900. Also seen as HAZEL DENA.

ARTHUR LOCKE married (6)

BESSIE M. (---) who was born bet. 1880 and 1900.


51. VINCENT LEE LOCKE, son of ERASTUS LOCKE & MARY WEBSTER was born bet 1865 and 1880

He married AMELIA BASSETT, who was born bet 1865 and 1880 and died in Scriba, Oswego Co. NY. Child of VINCENT LEE LOCKE & AMELIA BASSETT:     58     i      CLARENCE LOCKE b abt 1902; d aft 1982; m RUTH BARTLETT; b abt 1902


53. CHARLES WILLIAM LOCKE, son of WILLIAM G. LOCKE & BERTHA CARL was born 26 May 1909 Detroit, MI and died 11 Nov 1981, St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Cause of death, heart condition and four major surgeries. Died at age 72. He was age 10 on the 1920 Federal Census. Lived 610 Bronson St Watertown NY 2 June 1949 at the time of his divorce from his first wife and 18 Jan 1950 at time of death of his father. Lived 825 Boyd St Watertown at time of death of his mother.

Obituary: Watertown Daily Times, Watertown NY, Thursday, 12 Nov 1981.

CHARLES W. LOCKE DEAD AT AGE OF 72

Charles W. Locke, 72. of 825 Boyd St, a Yellow Cab driver, died Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, where he had been a patient six weeks. He suffered from a heart condition and had undergone four major operations in recent weeks.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Simpson-Lundy Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Richard Cornelius, Pastor of the United Pentecostal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rodman. Calling hours were scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; two sons, Charles W. Jr. and Fred Locke, Watertown; a daughter Mrs. Stephen (Ruth) Sullivan, Watertown; seven grandchildren and four children by a previous marriage.

Born May 26, 1909, in Detroit, MI, a son of William G. and Bertha V. (Carl) Locke, he moved to LaFargeville in 1912 and attended LaFargeville and Carthage schools. He worked on the family farm before moving to Watertown with the family in 1931. He was an owner-operator for the Yellow Cab Co., for 20 years, working until August.

He married Ann Betette of Watertown 15 Aug 1947, in Detroit, MI, Rev Thomas Kenney officiating. He had been previously married.

He was a member of the BASS Association, Whitetail Deer Association, an honorary member of the Rainey Club of Highmarket and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

He married (1) 27 Jan 1932 at Plessis NY

VERDA (---) who was born abt 1910

Watertown Daily Times, Watertown NY, 1 June 1949. MRS. VERDA M. LOCKE HAS BEEN GRANTED DIVORCE

Mrs. Verda M. Locke, City, represented by Attorney Reginald P. Bigness of the local firm of Merrill & Bigness, today entered her interlocutory decree of divorce from her husband, Charles W. Locke, 610 Bronson Street, Foreman for the Green Tire Comany of this City. The Decree was granted by Judge Frank J. Cregg, Syracuse, Supreme Court Official Refereee, before whom the case was tried in Syracuse April 21. There was no contest interposed by the defendant. In conformity with a Separation Agreement entered into between the parties Jan 16, when they determined not to live together longer, Judge Cregg granted the defendant the custody of the four children, Richard, Louella, Jane and Kathryn, plaintiff not having the facilities with which to care for them. The plaintiff and defendant were married at Plessis Jan. 27, 1932 and lived together until Jan 16 of this year. He married (2) 14 Aug 1947 at Detroit MI ANN M. BEYETTE, who was born bet 1910 and 1925, lived 21H Northland Estates Watertown NY in 2000.


Jean Thwaits, deceased.

For further information, contact:
Jerry Harrison
Janice A Cafarelli


Return to Jefferson County Pioneers page

Return to Town of Pamelia



Copyright 2016 Jefferson County NYGenWeb — a member of the NYGenWeb Project

If you have any questions or comments about this page, please contact,
County Co-Coordinator Nancy Dixon or
Co-Coordinator Bruce Coyne.


Return to Jefferson County Genweb Page

Top