Mary Jane Lockhart

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Lockhart was born on 30 November 1840, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Josiah Lockhart, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Lemon, was 26. She married Grasson DeWitt on 1 August 1867, in Allen, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 13 January 1870, in Logan Township, Allen, Kansas, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Humboldt, Allen, Kansas, United States.

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Grasson DeWitt
Mary Jane Lockhart
Marriage: 1 August 1867
Louella Dewitt

Sources (6)

  • Mary J Lockhard in household of Josiah Lockhard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Jane Lockhard - birth-name: Mary Jane Lockhart
  • Mary Jane Lockhart, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname from Old French locart, a Normanno-Picard form of Old French lo(s)chart ‘one who squints, who is cross-eyed’, attested in 13th- and 14th-century Arras (Pas-de-Calais) as Louchard, Lochard, Locard and Locart. It is a derivative of Latin luscus ‘one-eyed’. In France Locard is mostly found in Normandy (especially Calvados) c. 1900, while Louchart is mainly concentrated in Pas-de-Calais at the same time.

Americanized form of German Luckhardt .

History: According to family tradition, Sir Simon Locard held the key to the locked silver casket in which Robert the Bruce's heart was taken to be buried in the Holy Land in 1329. This unverifiable story is no doubt related to the later spelling of the Scottish surname as Lockhart and to the addition of a heart and fetterlock to the family coat of arms (date unknown).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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