John H. Lockhart


JOHN H. LOCKHART, a highly respected citizen of Mingo Junction was born March 8, 1822, in Chester county, Penn., son of Andrew and Mary Ann (Patten) Lockhart, both natives of Pennsylvania. His father received his early education in Chester county, Penn., and then began teaching, becoming one of the first teachers of English in Berks county. He followed that profession until his death, in 1841. About 1822 he was married to the daughter of William and Peggy Patten, natives of Scotland, who emigrated to America, and settled in Lancaster county, Penn., and there engaged in farming. By this marriage Andrew Lockhart had six children, five sons and one daughter, two of whom are living. John H. Lockhart, one of the survivors, was reared in Pennsylvania, where he learned the trade of coach maker, at which he was engaged in that state about seven years. Then coming to Jefferson county, he found employment in constructing coal shafts, making the first one sunk in Steubenville. In this business he has since been engaged. Mr. Lockhart, though not a member of any religious denomination, is a regular attendant at the Methodist Episcopal church. He was once a member of the Mechnic's association. In politics he is a republican. He ahs held the office of justice of the peace at Mingo Junction for some time, and discharged the duties of that office to the satisfaction of all. Mr. Lockhart was married June 8, 1841 to Ruffina Buser, daughter of Jacob abd Barbara (Huser) Buser, of Swiss and French nativity respectively. Her father was engaged in farming in Pennsylvania from the time of his immigration until his death in 1879. Mr. Lockhart has had nine children: Mary A., George H., John P., James R., Isabella J., Harry L., Otto E., George L. and William S., of whom three are deceased.

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