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Re: Moses Parsons Lock
Posted by: Elena Cerrolaza (ID *****9627) Date: October 29, 2011 at 18:36:33
In Reply to: Moses Parsons Lock by Dawn Pratt of 804

Iím doing research that touches on the Lock/Locke family and I can provide some background to Moses Parsons Locke.

He is a great-great-great grandson of Captain John Locke (1627-1696) and Elizabeth Berry.
He is a great-great grandson of Edward Locke (d. 1739) and Hannah Jenness (b. 1673).
He is a great grandson of Edward Locke (1701-1788) and Hannah Blake (1704-1789)
He is a grandson of Moses Locke (1733-1797) and Mary Organ (1737-1810).
He is the son of Richard Locke (1770-1810) and Sarah Moses (1780-1858).

Moses Parsons Lockeís parents married in 1797. He had a younger sister, Anna Angelique, who was born around 1802, and who died in 1853 in Montreal, Canada.
Mosesí parents, Richard and Sarah, divorced in 1807. Richard died in 1810, drowning while logging at Short Falls, near Epsom, NH.

Sarah remarried in Boston in 1809 to Jean Baptiste Girard, a former soldier in Napoleonís army. They had a son, John Baptist Girard, born in 1810 in Boston. The family lived in Portsmouth, NH, from 1810 to 1816, and then moved to Montreal in 1816. There, Moses worked with his step father in the confectionery/bakery business. They remained there until at least late 1819 when their home and business burned down. The family relocated to Epsom, NH, and lived with Sarahís parents, Sylvanus and Mariam Moses.

Sarahís husband, Girard, died in 1820, and in 1821 Sarah married for a third time. Her new husband was Dr. Abner Rice, originally from Dudley, Mass, but then established near Montreal. The family moved back to Canada except for Moses who appears to have set out on his own to become a seaman, and eventually a sea captain in New York. It seems that his younger brother, John B. Girard jr., followed in his older brotherís footsteps and also became a seaman, first out of Boston and later out of New York.

Moses married Margaret S. Davie in 1841. At the time of his death, Moses was living in Bloomfield, NJ.

I do not have any further information on Moses and Margaret. I would be very interested to know if you have any information on any children they might have had.

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