Locke Cemetery, Town of Veteran, Chemung County NY
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Veteran, Chemung County, New York 
Copied from DAR records by Ralph Weller and retyped by Mary PARIS Copp, formatted for the web by Joyce M. Tice - Original Listing from 1930s
Veteran Township, away up on a hillside under an old Apple Tree is one lone grave marked with a field stone.

Last Name First & Middle Names Birth Date Death Date Age at Death Inscription
1884 73 yr
1875 57 yr w/o Thomas Sleeper and d/o James Locke
Aug 1849 71 yr war 1812

James Locke was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was a graduate of Harvard University. When the branch of the Pennsylvania Rail Road was built through this valley, Cholera broke out among the workers. Mr. Locke, a farmer, contracted the disease and died. This grave is just off the Watkins road almost to the line of Schuyler and Chemung Counties.

This information was supplied by a grandson of James Locke, Charles Sleeper. He has erected markers for this grandfather, James Locke and for his parents.

Chemung County NY
Published On Site 23 MAY 1998
By Joyce M. Tice

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