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lived until his death, which occurred June
20, 4867. He was a mechanic, being a
skilled workman in wood and iron, and in
earlier life gave his attention to the trades,
but about 1852 took up farming and stockraising,
which he followed successfully until
his death. IHe was elected Sheriff of Harris
county once in an early day, but refused to
serve, having no taste for public position.
He was Democrat in politics, a member of
the Masonic order and a zealous supporter of
the churches, but not a imemnber of any
church organization. The Lockwoods from
whom the subject of this sketch descended
came originally from England, emigrating to
America in Colonial times and settling in
New England, probably in Connecticut. The
McDonalds of his mother's side of the house
were Scotch, early immigrants also to this
country.
The eight children of William R. and
Elizabeth Lockwood are Hannah Jane, the
deceased wife of H. M. Lewis; Elizabeth, now
residing near Industry, in Austin county;
William, a farmer and stock-raiser of Harris
county; Frank, a farmer in Harris county;
Mary Ann, the deceased wife of Julius
Sternenberg of Austin county; Henry of this
notice; Warren, a miner in New Mexico;
and Elam, a merchant of Nelsonville, Austin
county.
Henry Lockwood was reared in Harris
county, this State, where he was born, and
began to look out for himself at the age of
seventeen. In 1875, about the time he
reached his majority, he went to Austin
county, where lie rented land and began
farming. In 1879 lie moved to Bell county,
where, in connection with his brother, Frank,
he bought a small place and farmed for four
years. He then clerked for about two d a
half years in the mercantile business at Tav

lor, when, in February, 1886, he came to
Rockdale and became superintendent for
Thompson & Company in the lumber business.
He was at this for three and a half
years, when J. E. Tucker of Taylor and himself
formed a partnership in the lumber business
at Rockdale, which continued till January,
1892, at which date Mr. Lockwood
bought his partner's interest and is now
alone. He has about an $8,000 stock of lumber
and does a business of $30,000 a year.
He also owns some good real estate in Rockdale
and stock in two or three of its local enterprises.
He is not only a competent business
man, as these facts show, but a publicspirited
citizen whose best wishes are for the
prosperity of his town and who contributes
liberally of his means toward that end.
October 19, 1892, Mr. Lockwood married
Miss Emma Bagley, and a native of Burleson
county, Texas, and a daughter of William
H. and E. T. Bagley, of Alabama, who moved
to this State about 1852. He and his wife
are members of the church, he of the Methodist,
of which he is Steward, and Superintendent
of Sunday-schools, and she of the Cumberland
Presbyterian. He is also a Royal
Arch Mason, a member of the Knights of
Honor and of the Ancient Order of United
Workmen.
l4 uRS. ELIZABETH H. DEATS, of
Webberville, Travis county, is the
widow of Paul Deats, for many years
a farmer on the banks of the Colorado
river, below Austin. He was born in Germany,
August 9, 1829, a son of Andrew and Mary
Deats, also natives of that country. In the
early '30s the family came to Bastrop, Texas.
Mr. Deats was married in Bastrop county,
August 29, 1850, and they continued to re

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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed January 31, 2015.