John Wathen Lockhart
A Biographical Sketch

From: The History of Washington County, Pennsylvania by Earle R. Forrest, Vol. I, p. 390

          John Wathen Lockhart, son of John and Lucretia (Wathen) Lockhart was born in Hamilton county, Illinois, February 28, 1831.  After the death of his father, who was a former resident of Washington, he came here to live in 1845 and was brought up by James and Henry Langley, his father's half-brothers.  He was educated in private schools and at Washington and Jefferson College, but did not graduate.  Upon leaving college he was associated in business with his uncles, who were prominent merchants here.  After their deaths, having disposed of his business, he clerked several years for Vachel Harding and A. B. Caldwell.  In 1873 he went back into the dry goods business and continued in it until he retired in 1886.

          He was married December 20, 1860, to Miss Julia A. Gardner of Hancock county, West Virginia, daughter of James and Mary (Sharp) Gardner.  Three children were born of this marriage: Mary Hannah and James Langley, now residing in Washington; and William Richcords, who died in 1880.  Mr. Lockhart died March 31, 1905, and his wife on September 15, 1902.     

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