He was married first, on 14 Dec 1762 (presumably in the Parish of Brentwood, NH), to DEBORAH VEASEY/VEAZEY. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Deborah (Blake) Veazey, and died 17 Jan 1768, aged 35 [Annals of Brent Cong. Ch., pg 32]. He married secondly, on 14 Aug 1768 in Brentwood [also listed in Kensington as 15 Aug], to ESTHER DOW, likely the daughter of Ezekiel and Abigail (Robie) Dow [see Note 1]; she died after 1778. He married a third time [see Note 2], to SARAH "SALLY" JAMES, on 16 July 1797 in Kensington, NH. The latter wife was probably the "Widow Locke" who died in Nov., 1839, aged 81 [Hist. of Raymond, pg 338], so born ca. 1758.
The Locke Genealogy, pg 42, suggests he may have been the Samuel Lock who had enlisted in Hampton Falls, and there was one "of Exeter" who also served. Tax lists for Exeter in 1779, '81, and '85 show not a single Lock(e) name in town, so this Brentwood man may have enlisted in the adjoining town. There isn't a source (known to me, at least) to directly link this man to a service record.
The 1790 Brentwood census shows Samuel's household with 1 male under 16, 2 males 16+, and 2 females. In both the 1800 and 1810 censuses for Brentwood, Rockingham, NH, Samuel's household had only himself (aged 45+) and Sally (aged 45+), with all of his children now grown. On 11 Nov 1811, Samuel and son John Weare Locke purchased 110 acres in Raymond [as "Lock", Rock. Deed: Vol. 221, pg 12], they both being "of Brentwood" at the time. On the 23rd of Dec. of that same year, they both (with their wives relinquishing dowers) sold the 18-acre Brentwood property to neighbor Jabez Smith [Rock. Deed: vol. 197, pg 71], and probably then made their move to the new homestead in Raymond.
LANE Cemetery in Raymond
The only Locke stones found here are of Samuel and Dolly Locke, along with son S. Stillman and Isaiah W. Locke. There are many field stones, which likely mark where John W. and his wife Anna are buried, along with Samuel and Sarah. The photo on left shows some of the "empty" plots, in line with the Locke stones that do exist.
i. BETSEY LOCKE, born 2 Oct 1763; marr 1st, 16 Apr 1783, COFFIN PAGE; Marr 2nd, 13 Jan 1806, his brother NOAH PAGE.
ii. BENJAMIN VEASEY LOCKE, b. 12 May 1765; d. 18 Jan 1810. Marr 27 Nov 1790, OLIVE ROBINSON
iii. DEBORAH LOCKE, b. 12 Jan 1768; d. 12 Sep 1848, Bridgewater, NH. Marr. ABRAHAM SMITH, on 26 Nov 1789 [Fremont Town Rec, Vol. 1, pg 561].
Children by 2nd wife Esther (Dow):
iv. LUCY LOCKE, b. 3 Jun 1769; d. 17 Jun 1769, aged 14 days
v. MIRIAM LOCKE, b. 23 May 1770; d. 26 Dec 1846, Danville, NH. Perhaps married first, a LOVERING [see Note 3]. Marr. (2nd?), as his 2nd wife, Capt. ELISHA HOOK, on 5 Apr 1809 in Kingston, NH [Locke Gen, pg 42]. Her will [Rock. Probate, file #15240] mentions dau. Sarah (marr. Nathaniel Webster) and 5 grandchildren. See Find a Grave entry in Old Meeting House Cem., Danville.
vi. LUCY LOCKE, b. 29 Oct 1771; Marr 15 Dec 1794 in Kingston, NH [both "of Brentwood"; NH VR], NICHOLAS MARSH.
vii. JOHN WEARE LOCKE, b. 26 Dec 1773; d. 11 Mar 1825 [Hist. of Raymond, pg. 334]. Marr 14 Oct 1798, ANNA JAMES [NH VR]. She died, as the "widow Locke", in April 1832 [Hist. of Raymond, pg. 336].
viii. SAMUEL LOCKE Jr, b. 23 Mar 1778; Marr 1st, SALLY GOODWIN; 2nd. ABIAH HARDING
1. There is an Esther Dow, born 5 Apr 1734 in Kensington, NH, who was the dau. of Ezekiel and his 1st wife Abigail Robie. She was unmarried at the time he wrote his will on 17 Sept 1766 [NH State Papers, Vol. 38, pg 335-337]. Her older sister, Lucy Dow, was married to John Weare in 1760 (his will, dated 10/05/1773, was presented to court on 30 Dec '73; Rock Probate, file 4072). With Esther (Dow) Locke naming two of her children Lucy and John Weare, it looks probable that this is the correct person.
2. NH VR has a Samuel Locke marrying Hannah Magoon on 25 Jan 1771 in Kensington. The History and Genealogy of Capt. John Locke, pg 42, lists this marriage as the third for the above Samuel Locke. Brentwood records shows differently. This marriage belongs to a different Samuel, likely the Samuel b. 1744, son of Samuel [Locke Gen, pg 23-24].
3. No marriage was found for a Miriam Lock(e) and a Loverin(g). Her dau. Sarah had Lovering for a maiden name when she married. Miriam was a LOCK, "single woman and spinster" of Poplin (Fremont), when she bought land in Hawke (Danville) from Elisha Hook on 3 Apr 1809 [Rock. Deed, vol. 195, pg 275]. She married him two days later [actual marr rec not yet found; not in Kingston VR book]. VR of Danville says this person was Miriam Jones, d/o Ephraim Jones.
Fullonton, Joseph. History of Raymond, N.H. Dover, NH: Morning Star Printing, c1875.
New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers: Vol. 30, pg 20 (Brentwood Assoc. Test)