Solomon Lockwood


According to subsequent resources, Solomon Lockwood was born about 1744. A number of same-named individuals seem to be at risk during this Albany resident's lifetime.

In February 1788, Solomon Lockwood married Catherine Beasley at St. Peter's Episcopal church. In September 1791, he was confirmed in St. Peter's. By that time, a son and a daughter had been christened there as well.

In 1788, his personal property was among that assessed at the end of the enumeration for the second ward. In 1790, his childless household was configured on the census for Watervliet. In 1799, his house and lot were valued modestly on the first ward assessment roll. In 1800, his family was counted in the first ward as well. However, the only adult male listed in the household was born after 1755.

During the late 1790s, he seems to have been a tenant of Stephen Van Rensselaer as well.

However, by 1813, a number of Lockwoods were listed in the first city directory. None of them was named Solomon.

In 1817, Solomon Lockwood was identified as a freeholder and taxpayer of Ballston Spa.

A Solomon Lockwood died in August 1822 in Ballston Spa. According to the newspaper, that individual had lived seventy-five years.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Solomon Lockwood has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. See also: puzzling source 1.

We recognize that we have an incomplete sketch (or sketch parts) of this Albany resident and that several same-named contemporaries are at risk. More study is required before anything definitive can be offered.

first posted: 3/30/10